The Lipstick Effect

June 29, 2012 in Daily Bulletin, Signature

Four researchers decided to test the existence of a “lipstick effect” once proposed by the chairman of Estee Lauder, writes Ben Duronio.

  • The proposed “Lipstick Effect” is that during economic downturns, demand for cosmetics actually increases, and evidence suggests that it is a real phenomenon.
  • This might be because higher unemployment leads to fewer suitable mates around, and so women invest more in themselves, to attract better quality males.
  • This might also explain why L’Oreal’s sales grew 5.3% in 2008 – the lowest point of the recession.

To read more including who conducted the test, and parts of the methodology used, click here.

Source: Business Insider