NPD: Beauty Sales Grow in November Despite Scent Dip

For the month of November, sales of prestige beauty in U.S. department stores totaled $826 million, an increase of 3 percent. Fragrance, representing 29 percent of prestige beauty dollars, saw a decrease of 1 percent. Skin care, representing 32 percent of prestige beauty sales, grew 6 percent, while makeup, representing the lion’s share of the prestige beauty business at 37 percent, grew 3 percent.