NPD: Prestige Beauty Blossoms, Mass Inches Up

Prestige beauty continued to thrive in 2012 as U.S. sales in department stores for the year grew 7 percent to $10.2 billion versus 2011, a time period that saw some of the most robust beauty growth in 10 years. Meanwhile, mass beauty sales saw a modest 3 percent gain to $21.2 billion for the year, and predictions point to prestige outpacing mass beauty sales in 2013.