Chanel Debuts New Lip Color; American Apparel Admits Breaking Bottles Caused Nail-Polish Recall

The new Chanel lip color.

• Models at the Chanel couture show yesterday wore a vivid red lip color named Genial, a sneak preview of what's in store for the label's next color collection. The hue is due out this summer as the newest addition to the Rouge Allure lip-color line. [WWD]

• American Apparel's publicity department clarified the "glassware issue" that caused the company to recall its first run of nail polishes. Turns out the company received reports that bottles broke, which certainly is a terrible glassware issue. The retailer will offer a $10 gift card to anyone who brings back a bottle from the original run or a receipt confirming purchase. [Racked]

• Ava Anderson is 15 years old and she just launched a skin-care line. The products are free of toxins and cost about $20 each for exfoliator, lip scrub, lotion, and more. [StyleList]

• According to a survey by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Japanese college students are more interested in beauty products like moisturizer, cleansing scrubs, and salons that they are in cars. [Business Week]

• Avon announced plans to release a floral follow-up to its 2008 fragrance U by Ungaro. The new fragrance, named U by Ungaro for Her, contains floral notes and will sell for $34 per bottle. [Now Smell This]

• The prestige beauty industry, which accounts for fragrance, makeup, and skin-care divisions, lost 6 percent of revenue in 2009, compared with sales in 2008, according to a new report by the market-research company NPD Group. [NPD]