The sale of lip products in the U.K. went up 8% over the year ending August. Consumers in France and the U.S. are also purchasing more lip products, but sales fell in Italy and Spain. "Lips are keeping in step with the nail color trend this year. Consumers are responding to the new options and innovations in beauty and what better way than with some bold lips that make a statement," said Karen Grant, an executive at the NPD Group.

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