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Mixologiste as key beauty trend for 2014 for Mintel

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Mintel Beauty & Personal Care (BPC) has announced the key trend set to impact global beauty consumers in 2014 – Mixologiste. Blurred lines between beauty technology are becoming increasingly common, with overlaps between skincare, hair care and colour cosmetics. Combining the most exciting technology and marketing from more than one category, manufacturers are creating new combinations with new products, packaging, marketing and merchandise.

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Jane Henderson, Global President of Mintel’s Beauty and Personal Care Division says: “ Mixologiste is fast becoming the stand-out trend that spans all beauty and personal care categories. This is a key mega trend, in development for the last year or so, but we are set to see it really accelerating in 2014. While manufacturers have worked with multifunctionality for a number of years, we are now seeing them take inspiration from completely different categories to create new products and marketing messages. The huge success of BB creams has led manufacturers to think about how they can build on their existing portfolios and add excitement to sometimes saturated sectors. New combinations will continue to evolve, resulting in new products, packaging, marketing and merchandising. This will add a new sense of excitement to the market and will drive innovation in the year ahead.

Mintel’s exclusive consumer research highlights the popularity of multifunctional make-up in the US, with as many as 70% of US female consumers expressing an interest in multifunctional lip products, and 65% showing interest in multifunctional facial coverage products, for example those which combine the benefits of foundation and concealer. And while saving time and cost are highlighted …

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