Retailers, consumers and prices
Loose lips sell lipstick
Washington politics were awash in lipstick fury this week, which turned out to be a good thing for some cosmetic makers who couldn’t ask for better free advertising. Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin joked at her party’s convention that the difference between a “hockey mom” and a pit bull was lipstick. Then Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama likened Republican reform plans to putting “lipstick on a pig”. A war of words was waged, to the glee of fashion firms.
”We’re noticing women coming to our counters with a renewed interest in lipstick,” said Elizabeth Park, executive vice president Global Marketing and General Manager at Elizabeth Arden U.S.
Wonder if sales of bacon and pit bulls are up too?