Pucker Up

It seems like more of us are turning to lip colour for a little pick-me-up. A simple, affordable and quick way to change your entire look, I think lipstick (or gloss for that matter) is always a good investment and it appears I’m not the only one.

According to a recent study completed by NPD Group, the sales of the prestige lip segment (lip colour, lip liner, lip gloss, lip applicators)were up by 7% in U.S department stores from January to April 2011.

Karen Grant, vice president and senior global industry analyst, The NPD Group, weighed in on the results:

"What is particularly noteworthy of the trend in lip color is that we are seeing these significant increases in sales at a time when overall usage of lip color appeared to be dropping off. Coming out of the recession, it seems that the consumers thirst for color and play was reawakened."

The top five brands so far this year are:
1. Mac Lipstick
2. Lancome L’Absolu Rouge
3. Clinique Long Last Soft Shine Lipstic
4. Lauder Pure Color Lipstick Shine
5. Chanel Rouge Coco Shine

What is your favourite lipstick brand/colour? Have you noticed more colors in your lipstick arsenal lately?

Image courtesy of spoiledpretty.blogspot.com


  1. I'm not a lipstick girl -- I can't keep it in the lines, but I'm obsessed with the new L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche leGloss in 160 Violet Attitude. It's the perfect shade of pink for me -- not too light and not too dark.

  2. @chantelsimmons

    I love glosses for their ease of use as well. I'll have to check out your favourite. Sounds like a great colour!

  3. I would never be able to choose a favorite!


  4. @Michelle (LipstickRules)

    I agree! It's so hard to select one. I have a penchant for all things pink when it comes to lip colour.


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