Amara Halal Cosmetics has launched a 100% halal certified makeup line in the United Arab Emirates. The company is educating and encouraging all Muslim women to be aware of some ingredients that non-halal cosmetics contain. Currently, the size of the halal personal care market in the Middle East is estimated to be worth US$500 million.
Why it matters
Will this line of cosmetics convert Muslim women to start favouring halal beauty products? Will it force many international makeup brands to consider launching halal products in order to cater to their Islamic audience?
L’Oréal Paris has launched its first Facebook application for the Elsève Nutri-Gloss range. Users are able to change the look of their hair by ‘using’ each of the products on a photograph of themselves.
Global design leader Pantone and global luxury cosmetics retailer Sephora have paired up to release a special collection of Sephora-brand cosmetics in iconic Pantone shades. They have also selected a ‘Colour of the Year’ to celebrate the two brands’ unified passion for colour and design.