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After three years of collaborative research and development work, Unilever and its Hourglass brand have produced a vegan blend to replace carmine - widely used in the colour cosmetics market (Getty Images)

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‘Seemingly unconquerable’: Unilever to open-source vegan replacement for carmine red

By Kacey Culliney

Unilever and its prestige brand Hourglass have developed a vegan carmine alternative after years of supplier collaboration – a patent-pending innovation it plans to open-source in the coming year, says the global vice president of R&D for prestige.

L'Oréal's Perso lipstick device is slightly different in design to its skin care variant, with a removable compact on the top (Image: L'Oréal)

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Latest: L’Oréal to launch AI Perso lipstick device first in Q1 2021

By Kacey Culliney

International beauty major L’Oréal is primed to launch its AI at-home personalised cosmetics device Perso, starting with a beta version of its customised lipstick variant in the first quarter of 2021.

Plenty of beauty and tech firms have already developed innovative devices to offer consumers highly-personalised colour cosmetics at-home (Getty Images)

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Beyond skin care: Ultra-personalised colour cosmetics the future in beauty

By Kacey Culliney

Precision-applied foundation, colour-matched lipstick and 3D printed makeup sheets are just some of the innovations set to shape the future of personalised colour cosmetics, says the director of beauty at WGSN.

Dubai-based vegan cosmetics line hits the US

Dubai-based vegan cosmetics line hits the US

By Simon Pitman

Indie beauty brands Luscious Cosmetics has made the leap into the huge US markets, after expanding rapidly thanks to its focus on a vegan cruelty-free colour cosmetics.

Estée Lauder ventures into chatbots

Estée Lauder ventures into chatbots

By Lucy Whitehouse

Estée Lauder has launched a chatbox that will build its augmented reality beauty offering, allowing users to search, virtually try and then purchase lipsticks, all directly through Facebook Messenger.

Lumson high-end makeup packaging acquisition

Lumson high-end makeup packaging acquisition

By Lucy Whitehouse

Lumnson, a leading packaging player within Europe, has announced the acquisition of another packaging player, Leoplast, a specialist in high-end makeup.

Colour cosmetics perform well in Ireland

Colour cosmetics perform well in Ireland

By Chris BARKER

Colour cosmetics in Ireland performed well in 2012 on the back of growth in facial make-up, nail polishes and lipsticks, according to a report by Euromonitor.

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