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Rite Aid celebrates launch of Eddie Funkhouser cosmetics line with red carpet event

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — During a red carpet celebration Tuesday evening at its newly remodeled Wellness store in New York’s West Village neighborhood, Rite Aid unveiled and celebrated the exclusive launch of the Eddie Funkhouser beauty line at select Beauty Vision stores.

Funkhouser, a makeup artist and product development expert, was on hand to greet guests and provide makeovers. Funkhouser developed his eponymous cosmetic line, which is comprised of products for eyes and face, in an effort to blur the conventional lines drawn between mass and prestige.

Key highlights of the line include the soft-focus effect Luxlight collection and beauty bag must-have items like Quattro Variable Length Mascara, Luxlight Illuminator and Micromineral Foundation Powder.

To date, the collection is available in 10 Rite Aid locations. Prices range from about $8.49 to $15.

 The store is one of several in the chain of nearly 4,600 stores to test a newly revamped beauty section called Beauty Vision, which features a new look and feel and a wider range of products. Meanwhile, special store attendants called Beauty Vision advisers provide customers with information and advice on cosmetic products.

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Brut develops two new fragrances

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Iconic men’s grooming brand Brut, which is distributed by Idelle Labs, a division of Helen of Troy, has introduced two new scents for the first time in nearly a decade.

The new scents of anti-perspirant/deodorant — Blue Wave and Black Ice — were unveiled during a New York City press event Tuesday evening.

Blue Wave has spicy undertones blended with citrus and hesperidic top notes. Meanwhile, Black Ice features hints of amber mixed with aromatic top notes.

The new products, which also have revamped packaging for a more modern look and feel, feature a triple-action formula to protect against wetness and odor and it promises to leave no visible residue.

The new fragrances will launch in January and will retail for between $2.79 and $3.49.
 

 

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CVS/pharmacy unveils Nuance Salma Hayek spring 2014 collection

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WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy unveiled during a New York City press event on Wednesday the spring 2014 collection of its exclusive Nuance Salma Hayek line.

The new collection, which will begin shipping in January, features products for hair and skin.

Designed for mature skin is the new Age Affirm skin care collection, which is made with an exclusive rose petal complex, consisting of botanical extracts derived from rose petals, violet leaf and lavender flower. The Age Affirm line includes a Firming Day & Night Cream ($16.99), Firming Eye Balm ($16.99), Glycolic Cream Cleanser ($12.99) and Firming Neck & Chest Balm ($21.99).

For hair, there’s new Blue Agave Curls & Waves shampoo and conditioner priced at $7.99 each. The shampoo is a sulfate-free formula designed to gently cleanse without over-drying, infusing the hair with moisture. The mild cleansing system revives waves and builds shine, softness and movement. The conditioner is a rich, repairing conditioner with natural butters and botanical extracts to rejuvenate damaged, brittle hair. The fortifying formula provides deep hydration, reviving the natural coil and formation of wavy hair.

There’s also the new Blue Agave Wave Enhancing Styling Swirl, which is a dual gel and cream formula that revives waves and allows them to flow freely for hair that is soft to touch without a crunch-like texture. It is priced at $9.99.

The new Soy Protein Primer Spray is a light primer formula that promises to smooth hair to equalize its porosity. With improved hair elasticity, the primer allows for even distribution of styling products. It is infused with Color-Lock Technology to help prevent sun damage and protects against heat styling. The price is $9.99.

To help restore health and shine to lackluster locks is the new Healthy Shine Nourishing Oil. The waterless treatment oil penetrates the hair to restore health and shine to hair follicles. It also features Color-Lock Technology with UVB absorbers to protect color from fading during heat styling and exposure to damaging UV rays. The price is $9.99.

To help straighten hair and control frizz is the new Bamboo Extract Straightening Balm. The bamboo extract coats each strand to strengthen and condition damaged hair, while passion flower extract restores moisture and shine. It also features a Style Support Polymer to protect curly, frizzy and relaxed hair against humidity, and it provides lightweight hold for long-lasting straight styles. The price also is $9.99.

The Nuance Salma Hayek line, which is exclusive to CVS/pharmacy, launched in 2011. Hayek’s grandmother, a cosmetologist who developed her own homemade beauty remedies, inspired the line. An embodiment of her family heritage, the products in the Nuance Salma Hayek line represent the fusion of proprietary formulations and personal beauty rituals passed down from generations. Hayek’s own beauty rituals, as well as her global travels, inspired each product in the line.

 

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