cosmetics

Beauty Is in the Eye of the Shareholder

Revlon, Estee Lauder and Ulta all have their good sides -- and each sports a flaw or two. But which beauty company is the prettiest of all for investors?

Ulta Salon Shares Fall After Bad Earnings Forecast

Shares of Ulta Salon are tumbling after the company issued a disappointing earnings forecast for the current quarter. The stock lost as much as 14 percent of its value this morning, falling to its lowest level in more than a year.

Why Avon Will Never Be Great Again

Investors are starting to realize that when it's Avon calling, they probably shouldn't answer. The cosmetics company is unlikely to escape its steady decline, despite the unblushing optimism of Wall Street analysts.

Get a Manicure, a Fine Wine, and a Latte ... at Walgreens?

Walgreens, the nation's largest pharmacy chain unveiled a new flagship store in Chicago that re-imagines the drugstore experience. Among the "unexpected" new offerings: fresh sushi, salon services, more than 700 fine wines and a juice bar. But will we really buy wine with our aspirin?

Savings Experiment: Making Your Makeup Multitask

If you feel like your daily makeup routine costs too much, you're not the only one. The average American woman spends about $100 a month on cosmetics and beauty products. So how do you maintain your daily look without dipping into your retirement fund? Consider finding products that can do double duty.

Estee Lauder Raises Price of Beauty in China

As commodity prices continue to rise, Estee Lauder is hiking prices for its cosmetics in China. The move comes after competitor L'Oreal already raised its prices. But the increases are unlikely to make much difference to Chinese consumers or to Estee Lauder's cash flow.

Bills Before Beauty: Revlon Gets a Debt Makeover

Revlon's stock has been choppy lately, swinging 10% to 20% in either direction on small news items. But the cosmetics and beauty care products company has gotten its feet back under itself financially, and in Trefis' view, it's undervalued by the market. Here's why:

Estee Lauder Reports Earnings of 95 Cents Per Share

The Estee Lauder Companies (EL) reported earnings of 95 cents per share for the quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with 71 cents per share a year earlier. Sales rose 14% to $2.09 billion, the company said in a statement.

Five Retail Stocks Worth Putting on Your Shopping List

We started with Citi Investment Research's top global retail picks for an "hourglass" recovery (benefiting retailers on the high and low ends). After drilling down into the fundamentals and valuations, here are our five favorites.

Avon Rises in German Trading on Reports of L'Oreal Bid

Avon Products Inc. (AVP) gained in trading on the Germany stock market after British newspaper The Daily Mail said L%u2019Oreal SA (LRLCY) may bid for the company. Avon%u2019s German-traded shares advanced 6.2% from the Oct. 11 closing price in New York to $35.22 at 12:59pm in Frankfurt, Bloomberg News said.

Bonus free sample at Sephora

Get a free sample of Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus with any purchase at Sephora.com. If you buy online, you already get to choose three free...

Juarez Chic? Fashion Makes a Wrong Turn at the Border

Fashion label Rodarte and M.A.C. Cosmetics are changing some of the product names of a cosmetics and clothing line inspired by violence-ridden border town Ciudad Juarez. The collection features off-white chiffon and lace garments and lipstick and nail polish in shades referred to as Factory, Juarez and Ghost Town.

Free Bare Escentuals cosmetic sample

Bare Escentuals is giving away free 10-day supply samples of bareMinerals SPF15 foundation and brush. Either find a Bare Escentuals store near you...