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ICMAD announces 2016 Technical/Regulatory Forum, Young Designers Competition dinner

BY David Salazar

DEER PARK, Ill. — Cosmetic company association Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors announced two upcoming events — its 2016 Technical/Regulatory Forum and its 2016 Young Designers Competition. 
 
The forum, which the organization has hosted annually since 2005, is aimed at offering a business-oriented conference as a follow-up to the ICMAD/FDA Cosmetic Regulatory Workshop. The event attracts over 100 industry professionals and will be held on Feb. 17 at Island Hotel Newport Beach, Calif. 
 
The forum will feature the following speakers, and cover such topics as advertising and marketing compliant products, building a U.S. compliant product, complying with California regulations, labeling do’s and don’ts, among others:
 
  • Carl Geffken of Carl Geffken Consultants;
  • Craig Weiss of the Consumer Product Testing Company;
  • David Steinberg of Steinbrg and Associates;
  • Frédéric Lebreux of BIORIUS;
  • Holly Young of H&Y Regulatory Graphics Consultants;
  • Rob Ross-Fichtner of Focal Point Research; and
  • Sharon Blinoff of Locke Lord
The forum will also feature a dinner honoring the winners of its Young Designers Award Competition, which works with art schools across the country to foster new leaders in package design. Participants have two months to design a label and outer packaging for a stock cosmetic bottle, with the top 15 designs from each participating school being judged by a panel of industry professionals in January. 
 
The dinner will honor finalists and will also feature the announcement of the winning submission and a keynote speaker. The dinner takes place Feb. 18 at the Island Hotel Newport Beach from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 
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L’Oreal Paris aims to spark dialogue with #WorthSaying campaign

BY DSN STAFF

NEW YORK — L’Oreal Paris announced Wednesday that it would be launching its #WorthSaying campaign on Jan. 10, the night of the 2016 Golden Globes, in an effort to encourage women to share words they believe are worth saying. 
 
“For over forty years, since the time we declared our iconic tagline, 'Because You're Worth It,' L'Oreal Paris has supported the individual beauty and intrinsic worth of every woman," L’Oreal Paris president Karen Fondu said “We are fueling the powerful words of women everywhere, so their most-worthy conversations reach, affect and inspire as many other women as possible.”
 
On Jan. 10, the brand’s ambassadors, including Karlie Kloss, Julianne Moore, Eva Longoria and others, will share their words #WorthSaying on Twitter and encourage others to share on social media. Participants can take part between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. EST by using the hashtag #WorthSaying and tagging @LorealParis. The campaign will have customized TV ads, banner ads and online videos to encourage participation. 
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N.Y.C New York Color launches line inspired by Demi Lovato

BY David Salazar

NEW YORK — N.Y.C. New York Color announced Wednesday that it had launched a collection of products to Demi Lovato’s first year as a brand ambassador. The Lovatics by Demi line of products, named for what Lovato’s fans call themselves, features three products and will be available in Target and Walmart stores in January. 
 
The collection features an eyeshadow palette ($4.99) with 12 nude shades, and the Lovatics by Demi Lip and Cheek Tint ($3.99) features a see-through texture and color and comes in four shades — Cheeky Pink, Cheeky Red, Cheeky Strawberry and Cheeky Berry. The Volume &Length Mascara ($4.99) is available in black and can increase eyelash volume by 11% and lengh by up to 64%. Finally, the collection’s Eyebrow Liner ($1.99) can glide easily to apply color and features a built-in brush. It comes in Medium Brown and Dark Brown. 
 
“I am so excited to share my first makeup line with N.Y.C New York Color,” Lovato said. “The Lovatics collection is a true representation of my bold style and provides endless opportunities to rock your own individuality. One of my personal favorites, the Palette Eyeshadow, is a must-have that allows you to create your own unique look with 12 versatile nude shades.”
 
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