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QVC survey reveals how women feel about lipstick

PRNewswire/ -- Pucker up! When it comes to cosmetics, QVC®, home to more than 300 beauty brands, knows a thing or two about what women want. The multiplatform retailer surveyed over 500 female customers* to learn more about their lipstick habits and preferences.
    But first lipstick
• According to the NDP Group, prestige lip color sales for 2017 totaled $668 million in the U.S.
• During QVC's 32-year history, 28 tons of lip products have been purchased, and over 1 million lip products were sold in 2017 alone.
• 76% of women surveyed started to wear lipstick before the age of 20.
    "It is no surprise that lipstick becomes an important part of a woman's beauty routine at a young age," said Rob Robillard, Vice President of Integrated Beauty for QVC, HSN and zulily. "A little lipstick can truly make a big difference. It's easy to use and experiment with, and it has the ability to completely transform how you look and feel. For example, while our survey uncovered that a red lip is still the most intimidating to women, it can be a very bold, powerful color that can give a quick boost of confidence."
Read Our Lips: Lipstick Is Here To Stay
• The majority of women own at least 10 lipsticks at any given time and are willing to spend up to $20 on a lipstick purchase.  
• According to Simmons Connect, over a quarter of QVC customers use lipstick or lip gloss more than once a day.
• When it comes to choosing a lip product, the most important factor is quality, followed by no testing on animals, price, product ingredients and lastly, the brand.
     "Consumers today are incredibly savvy, and there's a growing demand for transparency when it comes to the products they're using," added Robillard. "I think we will continue to see new lip products and formulations emerge that embrace what customers are asking for without sacrificing the quality and results they've come to expect."
Not Just Lip Service
     QVC, part of the Qurate Retail Group, which is the third largest eCommerce retailer in North America, prides itself on customer connection. Through frequent surveys, focus groups and real-time social conversation tracking, QVC's Consumer Insights and Analytics teams can quickly identify trends and react in real-time to continue surpassing customer expectations. 
     "What makes the QVC shopping experience so special and engaging is that we not only give our customers quality product at a great value, but we connect them with the experts to learn tips and tricks for using the product. Our beauty customers crave this knowledge, and it makes them more confident shoppers," said Robillard.
     To view all results of the survey in our National Lipstick Day infographic, please visit the QVC Newsroom.

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A: It’s time to give those edges a break. Brushing them back, gelling them down, and braiding them up, has taken a toll on them. Now it’s time to find a style you can wear without stressing your edges. If your middle is still long, wrap it and let your length cover those edges. 
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A: A lot of blood pressure medicines have hair loss or thinning as a side effect. Check Google and see if hair thinning is one. The color could be a factor and your age another. 
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A: That’s right. Ask the stylist if you should tip him, and the answer is Yes, Yes, Yes……and Yes. All jokes aside, when my clients tip me, I feel like I’ve done my job well. If your stylist works hard, cares, takes good care of your hair, and treats you like the special lady you are, tip that stylist and tip him/her well. Remember, when you need a favor, the stylist thinks about that.
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