Lipstick is Hot Again!

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?