January 23 marks the submission deadline for Ford Models' and V Magazine's model contest V A Model. Coming up next month: the first anti-aging application for the iPhone and makeup shows in London and Frankfurt.

Autumn Perfume Exhibition
December 22

The international perfumes and cosmetics exhibition "merges ancient, oiled scents from the Arabian Gulf, modern cosmetic brands and everything else in-between."


V A Model contest deadline
December 23

Ford Models and V Magazine have again launched a global open call for aspiring models. Enter the competition online for a chance to win one of the most respected public castings worldwide.


Anti-aging iPhone app

'AntiAgeingApp,' a new application for the iPhone supposedly meant to help against wrinkles, cellulite and even hair loss through light and color therapy, will go on sale on iTunes, priced at $2.99.


January 30-31
London, UK

Thousands of artists, vendors, manufacturers and makeup fans will be on site when the International Makeup Artist Trade Show opens its doors. The looks from movies, musicals and other spectacles will be recreated and some of the most in-demand makeup artists from around the world will compete against each other on stage. The same event is also staged in Los Angeles, Sydney, Toronto, and Vancouver over the course of the year.


January 30 - February 1

Germany's largest beauty industry gathering will be shortened to three days in the new year and present the key beauty trends for next year in a more compact setup, with visitors' reported favorites being natural products, wellness and spas, and anti-ageing. The Messe Frankfurk organizes the same event in Japan, the Middle East, India, and Argentina.


Estée Lauder pulls plug on 'Prescriptives'
January 31

The beauty brand will stop selling products from its Prescriptives range come February. However, it plans to keep distributing the products to the US through prescriptives.com while stocks last.