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Kangas named CEO at Stila

BY Antoinette Alexander

LOS ANGELES Stila, a color cosmetics brand, has promoted Deanna Kangas as president and chief executive officer.

Kangas, who previously served as chief marketing officer, succeeds Ken Ude who served Stila in its senior executive role since July 2007. 

Kangas, who has served in the chief marketing officer role since January 2008, previously co-owned and managed Strategic Growth Consulting, a marketing and consulting firm, as well Swingtime Designs, a fashion and accessories manufacturing company, from 2005 to 2007. Before that, she was general manager of the Barbie Collector division with Mattel and vice president of marketing and public relations with Gloss.com.

Her sales and marketing background includes developing and launching several noteworthy beauty and fragrance brands such as Michael Jordan Cologne and the Bath & Body Works fragrance division. 

Stila is currently available in more than 500 doors in the United States and 21 international markets, as well as online at www.stilacosmetics.com, www.Sephora.com and www.Beauty.com.

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Colgate announces CEO Cook to take over as chairman

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK Colgate-Palmolive has announced that, consistent with previously announced succession plans, Reuben Mark will retire as chairman of the board and as a director of the company, effective Dec. 31, and that Ian Cook, current chief executive officer and president and a member of the board, will take on the additional role of chairman, effective Jan. 1, 2009.

Cook, speaking on behalf of the board, stated, “We are extremely grateful for Reuben’s outstanding leadership of Colgate’s board as its chairman for more than 22 years. He was deeply committed to a strong tradition of board strategic oversight and corporate governance excellence, which we look forward to continuing.”

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Coty to boost Rimmel offerings in ’09

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK Coty Inc.’s color cosmetics brand Rimmel London is gearing up for 2009 with the launch of new products for eyes, lips and face.

Hitting retail shelves in January is the new Sexy Curves Mascara, Stay Matte Clarifying Matte Foundation and Lasting Finish Kiss & Stay Gloss. 

The new Sexy Curves Mascara promises to deliver up to 70 percent curlier lashes via the breakthrough Triple Plump Brush. The applicator’s hourglass shape curves in to capture the formula for maximum lash loading and also curves out to dramatically curl and declump lashes.

The Lash Inflation Formula has been developed to work in synergy with the Triple Plump Brush. The collagen-enriched formula contains proteins, vitamins and conditioners to strengthen and amplify lashes. The mascara is available in Extreme Black and Black and has a suggested retail price of $7.49.

To help purify skin and minimize the appearance of pores, while soothing even the most sensitive of skins, is the new Stay Matte Clarifying Matte Foundation, which has a gentle dose of salicylic acid. The formula is designed to provide a matte finish for up to 12 hours. The foundation is available in six shades and has a retail price of $6.99.

For sexy, kissable lips there’s the new Rimmel London Lasting Finish Kiss & Stay Gloss. The doubled-ended applicator glides on long-lasting glossy color while the other end of the applicator is used to spread a tinted crystal shine gloss that magnifies the color underneath. Lasting Finish Kiss & Stay Gloss promises to lock in color and shine for 10 hours. It is available in12 shades and has a suggested retail price of $7.99.

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