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Lip Lab customizes lip gloss

lip lab gloss

Lip Lab is making its customizable beauty product experience all the glossier with its new Custom High-Shine Gloss.

The especially customizable gloss, which was formulated to deliver near-reflective glossiness, glides onto the lip smoothly without leaving behind a sticky feeling.

“Since Lip Lab’s inception, our goal has been to put the customer at the forefront of color cosmetics creation with a memorable experience designed specifically for them,” said Diana Peinado, vice president and general manager of Lip Lab. “We are proud to expand our product offering with Custom High-Shine Gloss and hope to share our love of color, creativity and community with beauty lovers nationwide. With our new addition, we look forward to seeing how our incredible consumers explore endless creative expression and color exploration with Lip Lab.”

The product features sodium hyaluronate for comfortable and conditioning wear, as well as a clean and vegan formula. To create their own gloss, customers must pick their desired package, mix the shade they desire and choose a finish and flavor. Once complete, the gloss can be named and engraved.

Lip Lab’s Custom High-Shine Gloss is available at all its locations.


RedCon1, Junior’s team up on cheesecake-inspired protein powders

RedCon1 x Junior’s Mre Lite protein powders

RedCon1 and Junior’s Cheesecake have joined forces to help consumers curb their sweet tooth cravings in a healthy way.

The two companies have joined forces to launch cheesecake-inspired whey protein powders in raspberry swirl and peanut butter chocolate flavors.

Each 32-oz. protein powder features a blend of essential nutrients to help ensure optimal muscle recovery and growth after workout sessions, the brand said.

Containing 24 g of protein per serving, consumers can find the RedCon1 x Junior’s Mre Lite protein powders available for purchase at The Vitamin Shoppe for a suggested retail price of $24.99 each.


Essie launches Expressie FX Anniversary Top Coats line

Essie Expressie FX Anniversary Top Coats

Essie encourages consumers to create out-of-this-world manicures with its new Expressie FX Anniversary Top Coats. 

 The collection of new polishes was inspired by Gen Z’s fluid relationship between IRL and URL, the brand said. Additionally, the line of top coat polishes feature a quick-drying formula designed to give off a 4D effect.

Free from microplastics, the new shades include Frost FX, Ethereal Glow FX and Faux Real FX.

Retailing for $10 each, consumers can find Essie’s Expressie FX Anniversary Top Coats available for purchase at drug, food and mass market retailers. 


Miage Skincare, McKayla Maroney roll out lip gloss

miage Bloom Lip Gloss

Miage Skincare is ready to glam up consumers’ beauty routines with a new launch created in partnership with Olympic Gold Medalist McKayla Maroney.

The beauty brand, known best for its waterless skin care products, is debuting Bloom Lip Gloss.

The gloss consists of a hydrating and waterless solution and contains a light-reflecting pink tint and subtle shimmer designed to give lips a luminous and healthy appearance, the brand said.

The gloss is formulated with ingredients such as sesame oil to help combat environmental stressors, the brand noted. It can also be worn on its own or layered over any lipstick.

“We just launched our Bloom lip gloss, my absolute favorite product in the Miage Line,” Maroney stated on social media. “It tastes like those thin mint girl scout cookies, mixed with the warmest vanilla. I dare you to get it.”

Consumers can find the Bloom Lip Gloss available for purchase online.  


Chi Vibes launches compact So Smooth dryer

chi vibes so smooth dryer

Chi Vibes is making hair drying and styling all the easier with a foldable and compact hair dryer.

The So Smooth Hair Dryer is an ergonomic tool that is lightweight and features dual voltage and a DC motor to dry hair quickly for sleek and shiny styles, the company said.

Also containing a smoothing nozzle for precise airflow, the dryer has two air speed and temperature settings—hot or warm—and currently retails for $109.99 at and


NACDS opens registration for 2024 annual meeting

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NACDS has opened registration for its 2024 annual meeting, to be held April 27-30, at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla.

This exclusive event brings together the most influential business executives from drug, food and mass retailers along with their supplier counterparts to build vital strategic partnerships and gain new insights into today’s changing marketplace.

The NACDS Annual Meeting offers many opportunities to engage and connect with key trading partners.

To register online click here