Lipstick sales in Japan have fallen as more people stayed at home, avoiding going to work or socialising, and wearing face masks became mandatory. Photo: Handout

‘No point in lipstick’: Japan’s cosmetics sales drop as face masks become obligatory

  • Make-up sales fell during Japan’s state of emergency, with lipstick dropping about 30 per cent and testers being removed from stores
  • Cosmetics companies expect sales to rebound when the crisis is over – although the trend for bright colours may change
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Lipstick sales in Japan have fallen as more people stayed at home, avoiding going to work or socialising, and wearing face masks became mandatory. Photo: Handout
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