Lipstick Manufacturing in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

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Demand stayed strong during the recession, but innovation will be necessary for growth. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Lipstick Manufacturing industry to its growing industry report collection.

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Focus on innovation and new product development will drive growth in the future.

Considered at once a discretionary product and an affordable luxury, the Lipstick Manufacturing industry may experience growth in periods of economic distress as well as periods of economic prosperity. According to IBISWorld Industry Analyst Sarah Kahn, “Despite volatile consumer sentiment and disposable income during the recession, consumers continued to demand new lipstick, sales of which declined much less in 2009 than cosmetics overall.” With the economic recovery and new fashion trends, consumers have begun to purchase diverse new products. After a lull in demand, in which consumers preferred lip gloss, lipstick came back into fashion in all colors, as well as moisturizing, natural and long-lasting brands. In the five years to 2014, revenue is expected to grow an average annual 7.3% to $1.4 billion, growing 5.8% in 2014 alone.

Focus on innovation and new product development will drive growth in the future. In the five years to 2019, revenue is forecast to expand. Profit margins will also rise as companies improve efficiency by automating the manufacturing process. Manufacturers are increasingly expected to develop niche products for a diversified customer base.

An increasingly health-conscious customer base is becoming progressively more aware and sensitive to product ingredients. “Consumers are increasingly concerned with using products that are chemical-based or have traces of metals or animal by-products, pushing companies to invest in research and development to offer new natural and safe products,” says Kahn. Additionally, consumers' loyalty to individual labels has diminished, despite warnings that they should not mix skin care products from different brands. Manufacturers are expected to become increasingly competitive for these disloyal customers, targeting “cocktailing” consumers that combine different brands and layer different products on top of each other. Finally, as the sociocultural trend Nomcore becomes a fashion movement, consumers, including celebrities such as Beyonce and Kate Middleton, have embraced a bare-faced look, proudly adding hashtag #nomakeup to their selfies. The industry is expected to battle this existential threat in the coming five years.

For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Lipstick Manufacturing in the US industry report page.

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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics

Companies in this industry manufacture lipstick. For companies that make a wide variety of cosmetic products, however, only the manufacture of lipstick and lip stains are included within this industry (lip gloss and lip balm are excluded).

Industry Performance
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle
Products & Markets
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets
Globalization & Trade
Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Barriers to Entry
Major Companies
Operating Conditions
Capital Intensity
Key Statistics
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

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