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Men’s make-up market starts drawing big brands

SEOUL/PARIS/TOKYO: From an eye shadow that opens with the flick of a thumb, Zippo-style, to a barely-there foundation in subtle blue-grey packaging: men’s make-up is getting a makeover as manufacturers bid to take it more mainstream. France’s Chanel and Japan’s Pola Orbis are among firms launching new ranges to exploit signs of rising demand for cosmetics among men, especially in Asia, betting the tide is finally turning in a segment that has long underwhelmed. Beyond showbusiness circles or the limited realm of beauty…

L’Oreal finalizes sale of The Body Shop

PARIS: French beauty products giant L'Oreal said on Tuesday it has a signed a contract to sell The Body Shop, which it has owned for over a decade, to Brazil's Natura Cosmeticos for one billion euros ($1.1 billion). L'Oreal said in a statement that it signed the contract after getting the nod of approval from its works council. Nevertheless, "the proposed sale is subject to clearance by anti-trust authorities notably in Brazil and in the United States, and expected to close during 2017," the statement added. The two…

WATCH: This smart hairbrush can listen to your hair’s needs

LAS VEGAS: A Nokia concern showcased the world’s first smart hairbrush that empowers you to track and improve hair health. This product results from a collaboration between Kérastase, L’Oréal and Withings and brings state of the art sensors and app connectivity to everyday products. The brush detects when it is being used and begins data collection automatically. As soon as you complete your brushing session, all data will be sent automatically to your phone via Bluetooth Low Energy or Wi-Fi. The high quality…