Shock Cosmetics

Beauty standards are questioned as consumers praise bizarre makeovers
Implications - Consumers are rebelling against the strict guidelines for beauty set out by cosmetic brands as they grow to covet the idea of gross or frightening beauty. This suggests a consumer preference for reality, relatable qualities and tongue-in-cheek awareness when it comes to modern marketing.
SCORE: 8.6
This Year and Viral Top 6 Examples: 157,076 Total Clicks Apr 12 - Jul 14
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Extreme Hair Color Editorials - The Enrique Badulescu Marie Claire US Beauty Story is Seapunk-Themed
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Viral 26,365 Clicks Pub: Dec 3, 13
Extreme Hair Color Editorials
The Enrique Badulescu Marie Claire US Beauty Story is Seapunk-Themed
Ashley Smith stars in this extreme hair editorial by photographer Enrique Badulescu. Captured for the December 2013 issue of Marie Claire US, the colorful beauty story references the Seapunk... [More]
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Viral 25,291 Clicks Pub: Dec 18, 13
Bizarre Feminine Ritual Art
Jessica Ledwich's Surreal Series Depicts Strange Beauty Rituals
‘The Fanciful, Monstrous Feminine’ by Jessica Ledwich is a feminist art series that depicts strange, surreal beauty rituals illustrating the concept of the “monstrous feminine.” This term... [More]
Creepy Beauty Editorials - The Novembre Magazine Issue Focuses on Experimental Looks
SCORE: 9.1
This Year and Viral 51,717 Clicks Pub: Jul 12, 14
Creepy Beauty Editorials
The Novembre Magazine July 2014 Issue Focuses on Experimental Looks
Those who have been looking to research makeup tips for Halloween would do well to reference this creepy beauty editorial. Although it can be considered more experimental than creepy, there is an... [More]
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This Year and V. Hot 13,984 Clicks Pub: Feb 26, 14
Modern Art-Inspired Editorials
Vogue Netherlands 'Les Beaux Arts' Pays Tribute to Three Artists
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V. Hot 21,327 Clicks Pub: Apr 15, 12
Painted Hair Pictorials
The Lead Head Kurv Magazine Shoot is Visually Vivid
The ‘Lead Head’ Kurv magazine editorial graces the pages of the edgy publication’s #26 issue. The striking fashion photoshoot stars models Jana K, Masha P and Olivia Gordon. The... [More]
Frightening Makeup Masks - The 'Uniface Mask' is the Alternative to Makeup Or Plastic Surgery
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V. Hot 18,392 Clicks Pub: Sep 11, 13
Frightening Makeup Masks
The 'Uniface Mask' is the Alternative to Makeup Or Plastic Surgery
NYU graduate and designer Zhuoying Li has helped to create a concept idea for the newest alternative to makeup and plastic surgery procedures called the ‘Uniface Mask.’ The mask is a... [More]
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