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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.
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This Year and V. Hot Top 5 Examples: 115,282 Total Clicks Sep 13 - Jul 14
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SCORE: 7.7
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Bizarre Feminine Ritual Art
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SCORE: 9.2
This Year and Viral 48,575 Clicks Pub: Jul 12, 14
Creepy Beauty Editorials
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SCORE: 7.7
This Year and V. Hot 13,927 Clicks Pub: Feb 26, 14
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SCORE: 7.7
V. Hot 17,979 Clicks Pub: Sep 11, 13
Frightening Makeup Masks
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SCORE: 7
This Year and Hot 9,763 Clicks Pub: Mar 10, 14
Blistering Beauty Editorials
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