Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Lipstick is Hot Again!

The return of the red lip is boosting lipstick sales.

Lipstick is Hot Again!

MAC top-selling lipstick so far this year.
MAC top-selling lipstick so far this year.

The return of the red lip is boosting lipstick sales.

 

 

I'm convinced that's why after almost a decade of declining sales, the NPD group reported yesterday prestige lip products - that includes plumpers and moisturizers  grew 7 percent from 173.1 million to $185.2 million. NPD tracked lipstick sales from January through April of this year and compared them to January through April of last year.

That's a lot of blushed pouting, eh?

The most growth was in lip color - we are talking lipsticks, glosses and pencils - here. The sum total of lip color sales during the first quarter was $92.1 million.

Top selling lipsticks this year: MAC, Lancome, Clinique, Lander Pure and Chanel Coco Shine. My favorite is MAC, what's yours?

About this blog

I’m a Libra so I’m all about pretty things. We of the scales sign know what we like, and our standards are high.

So I can’t help but love fashion – one day I will get that Diane von Furstenberg wrap and those Christian Louboutin shoes.

And fragrances? My favorite right now is Chanel Mademoiselle. As for makeup, can we say MAC?

So let’s thank the Greek goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, that a true fashionista can find everything she needs right here in Philly.

I’ve covered fashion here for six years, and I have traveled to New York, Los Angeles and Paris to write about local and national designers. Let me tell you, there is no place where people wear midnight Eagles green or Phillies red with such wild abandon as they do on the west side of the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Sound familiar? This blog is for you.

Reach Elizabeth at ewellington@phillynews.com.

Elizabeth Wellington Fashion Columnist
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