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July 7, 2000 9:46 AM   Subscribe

It'll never work.
posted by honkzilla (13 comments total)

 
You realize, of course, that this is an advertisement for, well, advertising. Don't you?
posted by harmful at 9:51 AM on July 7, 2000


What will never work - the fictitious product, or using the web to determine if people have seen bus advertising?
posted by m.polo at 10:02 AM on July 7, 2000


I'm wearing purple lipstick right now, and I love it! Thank you, Shades Lipstick for Men!
posted by dogwelder at 10:36 AM on July 7, 2000


Well, since the topic pretty undefined... I guess I'll answer based on my own interpretation:

Sure "Lipstick for Men" will work.... (not for me or most guys I know, but...)

Rock Stars have been wearing lipstick for years... and let's not rule out the Goths and all the uh... interesting characters (punks, etc) in London and Greenwich Village (N.Y.C).

My prediction: Black will outsell any other color at least 6 to 1.
posted by EricBrooksDotCom at 11:52 AM on July 7, 2000


Obviously the site worked; its provocative pitch caught your attention thoroughly enough that you posted it on Metafilter.

-Mars, who prefers silver
posted by Mars Saxman at 12:04 PM on July 7, 2000


As for being a survey, I guess it's a good idea, but as for the product;
What's the point?!

All of their target consumer-base already wears women's lipstick...

You'd have to be pretty neurotic to switch...

"My god... what if my friends find out I'm wearing women's lipstick?! they'd all laugh at me...."
posted by Bane at 12:08 PM on July 7, 2000


Nahh- if men's lipstick ever caught on, it'd be a bragging thing. Guys would show off the bitchin' lipstick holsters they've custom-built into their stereo cabinets.
posted by dogwelder at 12:34 PM on July 7, 2000


but, but, since it's men lipstick, will they keep the same taste? I mean... wait. let me rephrase that, will it taste the same?
posted by tiaka at 3:43 PM on July 7, 2000


No matter what, it will be tasteless.
posted by dhartung at 4:38 PM on July 7, 2000


When I make out with a girl wearing lots of makeup, I end up with her face all over my face. I wish makeup would just go out of style alltogether, but it's survived for millenia. Peepels dun jus don lahk whut God gav'em.
posted by ZachsMind at 11:36 PM on July 7, 2000


umm, for those that didn't notice it is not a real product

as is said on the page Shades for Men is a fictitious product; the intent of this campaign is to gauge interest in such a product and to test bus advertising as a vehicle for launching new products.

just saying.


posted by
dominic at 4:34 AM on July 8, 2000


so it's a real product?
posted by Zeldman at 6:06 PM on July 10, 2000


I am a 63 yr. old Bi Male that has been wearing lipstick for several years now but would like some help in selecting the right shades for my light -medium skin. My ancestry is British-European.Joe jowilmajo@yahoo.com
posted by Oregon Coast Joe at 9:40 AM on January 24, 2001


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