The Lipstick Index

by Leslie Freude

Despite the drop in the stock market, one thing is sure on the rise- lip color sales. In fact, increase of lipstick purchases in chaotic financial times has been a proven indicator that personal indulgences offer instant-gratification and happiness. The ‘Lipstick Index ‘- the market barometer that says cosmetic sales rise in direct relation to a drain in consumers’ wallet- has risen.

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Mary Kay Lipsticks

A market study has reported that sales in the last few months are up 40%. With the economic state, this percent should rise well into next year. You could say lipstick is an inexpensive treat meant to substitute for that big ticket item

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Leslie Freude, the Skin Care Girl, is a Skin Care and Color Consultant.В Her goals are to education and inspire women to feel good on the inside out.В В For consultations, product information or questions you can write Leslie at or visit her website.

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