Avon Forms Creative Partnership With Celebrity Makeup Artist Jillian Dempsey

Aug 18, 2006, 01:00 ET from Avon Products, Inc.

    NEW YORK, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE:   AVP)
 announced today a creative collaboration with celebrity makeup artist
 Jillian Dempsey, a beauty industry icon whose client roster includes some
 of Hollywood's freshest faces. In this newly formed, enterprise-wide
 consulting role as Global Creative Color Director, Ms. Dempsey will work
 closely with Avon as the company refreshes and elevates its flagship color
 brand. The alliance with Ms. Dempsey represents the first time Avon has
 partnered with an outside makeup artist in a role of this kind. Avon will
 collaborate closely with Ms. Dempsey on the Avon brand to refresh shade
 palettes, launch limited-edition seasonal color collections and new product
 concepts, beginning in Spring 2007. Ms. Dempsey will also work with mark.,
 Avon's beauty boutique brand, in the areas of textures, shade development,
 product forms and packaging.
     "Avon was the only beauty brand in my house when I was growing up. I've
 always known it was a global beauty leader," says Ms. Dempsey. "As a makeup
 artist, I am passionate about helping women recognize their own beauty, and
 so it's an honor to collaborate with Avon and embrace their philosophy that
 every woman can have great style."
     "We are thrilled to partner with Jillian, a true visionary and
 authority in color who embraces Avon's philosophy and passion that every
 woman can have fun discovering new colors, new looks and new styles," said
 Jill Scalamandre, Senior Vice President, Avon Global Beauty Brands. "We
 look forward to working closely with Jillian to help us continue our
 commitment to providing women with innovative, on-trend products and makeup
 collections."
     Ms. Dempsey is well known in the cosmetics industry as one of the most
 highly talented and influential artists in the business. Jillian's career
 has taken her around the world -- from Hollywood to London, Paris and Tokyo
 -- and she has worked as a key makeup artist in films, TV and in the music
 industry. Her work has been featured throughout the pages of countless
 beauty and fashion magazines, including Allure, Elle, Marie Claire and
 Vanity Fair. Ms. Dempsey is based in Los Angeles, CA where she resides with
 her husband, Patrick, actor and featured in the television series Grey's
 Anatomy, and daughter, Talula.
     About Avon
     Avon, the company for women, is a leading global beauty company, with
 over $8 billion in annual revenue. As the world's largest direct seller,
 Avon markets to women in well over 100 countries through over five million
 independent Avon Sales Representatives. Avon's product line includes beauty
 products, fashion jewelry and apparel, and features such well-recognized
 brand names as Avon Color, Anew, Skin-So-Soft, Avon Solutions, Advance
 Techniques, Avon Naturals, Mark, and Avon Wellness. Learn more about Avon
 and its products at http://www.avon.com.
 
 

SOURCE Avon Products, Inc.
    NEW YORK, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE:   AVP)
 announced today a creative collaboration with celebrity makeup artist
 Jillian Dempsey, a beauty industry icon whose client roster includes some
 of Hollywood's freshest faces. In this newly formed, enterprise-wide
 consulting role as Global Creative Color Director, Ms. Dempsey will work
 closely with Avon as the company refreshes and elevates its flagship color
 brand. The alliance with Ms. Dempsey represents the first time Avon has
 partnered with an outside makeup artist in a role of this kind. Avon will
 collaborate closely with Ms. Dempsey on the Avon brand to refresh shade
 palettes, launch limited-edition seasonal color collections and new product
 concepts, beginning in Spring 2007. Ms. Dempsey will also work with mark.,
 Avon's beauty boutique brand, in the areas of textures, shade development,
 product forms and packaging.
     "Avon was the only beauty brand in my house when I was growing up. I've
 always known it was a global beauty leader," says Ms. Dempsey. "As a makeup
 artist, I am passionate about helping women recognize their own beauty, and
 so it's an honor to collaborate with Avon and embrace their philosophy that
 every woman can have great style."
     "We are thrilled to partner with Jillian, a true visionary and
 authority in color who embraces Avon's philosophy and passion that every
 woman can have fun discovering new colors, new looks and new styles," said
 Jill Scalamandre, Senior Vice President, Avon Global Beauty Brands. "We
 look forward to working closely with Jillian to help us continue our
 commitment to providing women with innovative, on-trend products and makeup
 collections."
     Ms. Dempsey is well known in the cosmetics industry as one of the most
 highly talented and influential artists in the business. Jillian's career
 has taken her around the world -- from Hollywood to London, Paris and Tokyo
 -- and she has worked as a key makeup artist in films, TV and in the music
 industry. Her work has been featured throughout the pages of countless
 beauty and fashion magazines, including Allure, Elle, Marie Claire and
 Vanity Fair. Ms. Dempsey is based in Los Angeles, CA where she resides with
 her husband, Patrick, actor and featured in the television series Grey's
 Anatomy, and daughter, Talula.
     About Avon
     Avon, the company for women, is a leading global beauty company, with
 over $8 billion in annual revenue. As the world's largest direct seller,
 Avon markets to women in well over 100 countries through over five million
 independent Avon Sales Representatives. Avon's product line includes beauty
 products, fashion jewelry and apparel, and features such well-recognized
 brand names as Avon Color, Anew, Skin-So-Soft, Avon Solutions, Advance
 Techniques, Avon Naturals, Mark, and Avon Wellness. Learn more about Avon
 and its products at http://www.avon.com.
 
 SOURCE Avon Products, Inc.