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Working in cosmetics and beauty means that one of your biggest interests is how your business is perceived by consumers. Building a strong identity that is easily recognisable starts with combining the right elements of color, font, and design to create a unique logo.
Why Do you Need a Cosmetics Logo?
There are several reasons to focus on building a strong cosmetics brand, starting with your logo:
- It can build brand recognition across multiple marketing channels. Your logo is the most outward-facing aspect of your brand, and the easiest to circulate. A logo that clearly communicates your values helps you quickly build a brand identity that is usable in any format and location it’s placed.
- It gives you a unique identity that defines your brand personality. Logos are useful for expressing your values through symbolism and different elements. Developing a unique design that properly conveys your identity can provide you with a distinct personality that helps customers differentiate your service from others available.
- It helps you stand out from the rest. In an industry where many competitors sell comparable products and services, your brand identity represents a clear opportunity to stand out from the crowd. A creative logo can differentiate you from rivals and solidify your position in a saturated market.
Elements and Styles of Cosmetic Logos
There are no standard rules to create a cosmetics logo, but there are still some best practices to contemplate. When considering your design, there are several elements to take into consideration. Components like fonts, colors, and iconography give you a visual vocabulary that helps you communicate your brand identity.
Cosmetics logos generally value fonts that are clean and simple. These typefaces generally communicate a more luxurious feeling. Cosmetics logos will use fonts that stay closer to the Serif and Sans Serif families as opposed to formal or even casual scripts. Some common fonts used in cosmetics logos include:
- Gotham/Adobe Garamond: This is one of the more classic Serif fonts, featuring a clean aesthetic and slight flourishes. With its blend of thin and thick strokes, it creates a classic and elegant look.
- Brandon Texts: The soft and narrow lines of this Sans Serif type provide an understated but timeless look. If you want to make a bold statement, you can add a black background with white text to make it stand out.
- Helvetica Neue: This Helvetica combines the best of both worlds, with slight serifs on letters for a delicate accent and a clean straight look. Helvetica Neue is a great modern text to give you a forward-looking image.
- Optima: A delicate Sans Serif type, Optima gives you a polished and chic look that doesn’t sacrifice practicality.
- Avant Garde Gothic: Another font from the Gothic family, Avant Garde offers a variety of looks and weights that can be combined to create a unique word or letter mark. With a clean, uniform lines, the font conveys a sense of understated elegance.
- Univers Narrow: Unlike many cosmetics logo fonts, Univers Narrow focuses on a very thin and spaced look that provides a great balance against negative space. The lines can be made heavier without affecting legibility and still provide an elegant look.
Although it may seem like your logo should be bold and colorful, most cosmetics brands prefer understated hues such as black and white. Even so, the choice of colors is meant to impart your company’s values. Depending on your brand’s personality, your choice of colors could change. When selecting your color palette, there are two aspects you should consider:
- Your audience’s age. Cosmetics are used by a broad range of people of all ages and demographic backgrounds. This is a crucial component of your decision-making process because even the most inclusive brands have a specific target in mind. Younger age groups may prefer bolder brands that emphasize a fun, carefree look, while older demographics may prefer elegant, understated shades.
- Your brand’s personality. A logo is a visual representation of your company’s values and personality. If you want to project a fun-loving and brash persona, choosing loud and bold colors like reds, yellows, and bright purples may be a smart move. If you are projecting a sense of sophistication and elegance, colder colors like light purples, blues, and blacks are preferable.
Here are some examples of great colors for logo designs:
The third major component contributing to a good cosmetics logo is the choice of icons. An icon helps associate your brand with a specific image and gives consumers a visual anchor to your company. They also create an uncomplicated way to add your branding across media channels. Here are some aspects to consider when choosing an icon:
- Your logo should be clear and scalable. Logos are placed in a variety of marketing materials and products of varied sizes. Your icon should be designed in a way to make it easy to resize without losing legibility and easy recognition.
- Your icon should work vertically and horizontally, and work by itself. In some cases, you may choose to simply add your icon to your branding without text. In these situations, it’s important to consider if your icon is unique and recognizable enough to achieve the same impact as your full word mark or emblem.
- You don’t always need an icon. Many cosmetics brands choose to stick with a letter or word mark exclusively. Sometimes, having a name is more useful than choosing an icon that could distract from your brand or confuse your audiences. Companies like Lancôme, Estee Lauder, and Clinique have built strong identities out of word marks.
Choosing Your Name
Your brand name is another crucial aspect of your brand identity, and it plays a large role in your logo design. When brainstorming your brand name, consider these three tips as well as winning strategies employed by other companies:
- For many cosmetics lines, the best names are those that can be easily incorporated into a catchy tagline. This is a terrific way to kick-start your marketing and give your consumers a straightforward way to recall your name. One of the best examples is the classic ‘easy, breezy, beautiful Cover Girl’.
- If your brand identity is built around you as a personality, your name may be a great brand name. This is especially true for influencers and other cosmetics experts who build brands around themselves. For example, Kylie Jenner’s ‘Kylie’ make up uses her personal brand as well as the ‘lips’ logo that has become her staple.
- When seeking a characteristic to set you apart from the crowd, think about the qualities that make your brand unique. Choosing a feature or value that makes you different can give you a great starting point for a name that sticks and shines through a crowded field.
Today, creating a cosmetics logo can begin long before you have a cosmetics line. Many up-and-coming beauty bloggers have translated their brand identity from their personal websites and social media into full-blown company logos.
These are some of our favorite logos to help inspire you:
Each beauty guru has a unique quality that sets them apart from the crowd. To really stand out, it’s imperative to clearly demonstrate that uniqueness as a central part of your brand and logo design. Today, there is an incredible degree of freedom related to building your company’s identity. Uncovering the right blend of fonts, colors, and styles can assuredly help you when connecting with your audience.
Your logo is your most outward-facing branding element, and it should clearly communicate your company’s values. By taking advantage of industry trends and finding those elements that make you different, you can clearly transmit why your brand is unique. In an industry where first impressions are everything, make sure your cosmetics logo paints your brand in the very best light possible.