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Prestige beauty insight from NPD

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

From January through September of this year, 29% of foundations were sold in compact form, 31% of those as a crème to powder formula, and 36% of foundations offer SPF protection, up 11% from the same period last year, according to new data from the NPD Group, released Nov. 23. The firm also found that 33% of all blushes are bronzers, and sales of bronzers are down 1% while general blush sales fell 5% in the first nine months of the year. Sales of palettes with five or more eye shadow shades grew 23% while the overall eye shadow category decreased 12%. Market research firm also has data on lip products/plumpers

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