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Mmm, lipstick
December 15, 2009 6:40 PM   Subscribe

Disturbing makeup ad. Apparently, it's supposed to warn us of the dangers of what's in our makeup.

"Over the course of a lifetime, the average woman ingests seven pounds of lipstick." The woman in the ad apparently decided to do it all at once.
posted by inara (50 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
As long as the FDA is looking out for color additives...
posted by Navelgazer at 6:43 PM on December 15, 2009


Pepsi Red. Beautiful sexy red.
posted by twoleftfeet at 6:47 PM on December 15, 2009


"Over the course of a lifetime, the average woman ingests seven pounds of lipstick." Well, maybe if you're Gramma or Clowny the Make-Up-Addled Hooker.
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 6:52 PM on December 15, 2009 [6 favorites]


This is what they call a "First-World problem", isn't it?
posted by Think_Long at 6:53 PM on December 15, 2009 [19 favorites]


"Disturbing"? The only thing disturbing about this is that she doesn't chew with her mouth shut.
posted by runningwithscissors at 7:00 PM on December 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


That's it? Where's the decapitated babies, the walls covered with blood and feces, the masturbating to pictures of Glenn Beck? Maybe if she had puked the seven pounds of lipstick on to the guy at the end, I would have said, okay, kinda disturbing. But these guys need to take some tips from PETA in the stupid but shocking department.
posted by fungible at 7:05 PM on December 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


Over the course of a lifetime, Fiasco da Gama has ingested many dozens of litres of pure alcohol, a toxic solvent. Thankfully, he's decided to do it over the period of many years in the form of wine, beer and whisky.

Mr da Gama is available answer any questions for the media in a motononous slurred drone.
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 7:06 PM on December 15, 2009 [9 favorites]


Damn I'm hungry for lipstick now.
posted by dibblda at 7:06 PM on December 15, 2009


Was that Etta James? Sounded like her but didn't at the same time.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 7:06 PM on December 15, 2009


That's not disturbing, that's pica, a common and usually harmless condition.

Why not go for the standard, "HEY, DID YOU KNOW THEY GRIND UP FORESKINS AND PUT THEM IN THE MOISTURIZER!?" reveal? Even though I'm pretty sure that it's not something they slip into everyday, less than $15 a pop cosmetics.
posted by mccarty.tim at 7:09 PM on December 15, 2009


MetaFilter: Where's the decapitated babies, the walls covered with blood and feces, the masturbating to pictures of Glenn Beck?
posted by DU at 7:09 PM on December 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


Where's the decapitated babies, the walls covered with blood and feces, the masturbating to pictures of Glenn Beck?

Dude, this is the internet. If you don't those opened on another tab you're doing it wrong
posted by Think_Long at 7:13 PM on December 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Cosmetic ads have come a long way since the geiger counter test days
posted by madamjujujive at 7:29 PM on December 15, 2009


That's funny, because cumulatively all the women I have ever known have used approximately the same amount of lipstick scrawling "FUCK OFF AND DIE" on my mirrors. I disctinctly remember scoffing at one such message and through the tears managed to text her with "No wonder you failed at being a teacher if that's how your handwriting translates into a larger font". Stupidly I didn't have my keys back off her at that point and the next day she did a much better job carving the same message into the screen of my plasma telly. Ah, memories.
posted by turgid dahlia at 7:50 PM on December 15, 2009 [17 favorites]


Where's the decapitated babies, the walls covered with blood and feces, the masturbating to pictures of Glenn Beck?

Metatalk, probably.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 7:54 PM on December 15, 2009


I came, I saw, I got bored halfway through. When you say something is disturbing, you realize your getting my hopes up, right?
posted by Bageena at 8:05 PM on December 15, 2009


Where's the decapitated babies, the walls covered with blood and feces, the masturbating to pictures of Glenn Beck?

/b/
posted by MikeMc at 8:08 PM on December 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


I've worn makeup a total of nine separate times in my life, and then for no more than two hours at a time. But I can see the concern over bad stuff leaching into your skin... though I'll point out that just because a component is natural (whatever that means) doesn't mean it isn't bad for your skin.

Ad wasn't too disturbing, but maybe that's more to do with being on the internet too long? I bet we ingest as many pounds of insect carcasses in our lifetime. Mmmmm....

Wait, do they really grind up foreskin to put into cosmetics? Who's foreskin, and more importantly, why?
posted by Mister Cheese at 8:10 PM on December 15, 2009


the average woman ingests seven pounds of lipstick

Of course, a woman who is kidnapped by a deranged governess might find herself forced to eat much more than that at a single sitting. Just before she's forced to model herself to death.
posted by eatyourcellphone at 8:30 PM on December 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Wasn;t this the Joker's plan in the first Batman movie?

Man, dude's gone soft.
posted by The Whelk at 8:34 PM on December 15, 2009


Mister Cheese, one dye sometimes found in lipstick is cochineal, which is made of insect carcasses. So you type truer than you know.

I don't see the point of this stupid ad. Am I supposed to buy these people's lipsticks because I'm going to eat my lipstick anyway and their lipstick has less shit that's bad for me in it? Is that the point they're making?

Also, this comment on the second link literally had me screaming with laughter:

Menopause and menstrual problems are unknown in the "undeveloped" world

OH MY GOD IT'S THE LIPSTICK! IF I JUST DIDN'T WEAR LIPSTICK, I'D HAVE PERIODS UNTIL I WAS 90, JUST LIKE THEY DO IN THE RAINFOREST!


::orders more lipstick with extra lead and dead beetles, just to spite these folks::
posted by Sidhedevil at 9:28 PM on December 15, 2009 [3 favorites]


[comment removed - talk about your dick elsewhere]
posted by jessamyn at 9:46 PM on December 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


When I was a kid I would eat cola-flavored chapstick straight from the tube.

That shit was good.
posted by drjimmy11 at 10:07 PM on December 15, 2009


talk about your dick

Really? OK, it's...

elsewhere

Damn.
posted by DecemberBoy at 10:39 PM on December 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


For anyone else curious, yes, the song is Etta James... "Steal Away"...google results. I tried looking for it with no luck, thanks to You Should See the Other Guy for the Etta suggestion.
posted by ghostmanonsecond at 11:02 PM on December 15, 2009


Mister Cheese, that datum is "a pound of insect parts per person per year".
posted by the Real Dan at 12:12 AM on December 16, 2009


Needs more bacon.
posted by sharpener at 12:22 AM on December 16, 2009


a pound of insect parts per person per year

Confirmed in this article, which also says:

"Chocolate can have up to 60 insect fragments per 100 grams, tomato sauce can contain 30 fly eggs per 100 grams, and peanut butter can have 30 insect fragments per 100 grams (3.5 ounces), according to the FDA."

Mmmm... Insect fragments. It's what's for dinner!
posted by Ljubljana at 1:44 AM on December 16, 2009


This is what they call a "First-World problem", isn't it?

Well, we could say that about most of AskMe if you want to be picky.
posted by mippy at 2:33 AM on December 16, 2009


I've swallowed my fair share of lipstick over the years. It's been totally worth it.
posted by Ritchie at 2:46 AM on December 16, 2009


eatyourcellphone: "Of course, a woman who is kidnapped by a deranged governess might find herself forced to eat much more than that at a single sitting. Just before she's forced to model herself to death."

I think that's the plot to Saw IX.
posted by PontifexPrimus at 2:56 AM on December 16, 2009


Was the main link redirected, or something?

All I got was a video of what seemed to be Amy Winehouse preparing for a date.
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:26 AM on December 16, 2009 [3 favorites]


Well, we could say that about most of AskMe if you want to be picky.

I see you've never even visited MetaTalk, right?
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:27 AM on December 16, 2009


[comment removed - talk about your dick elsewhere]
posted by jessamyn at 5:46 AM on December 16 [+] [!]


Someone tell me... is this an ambiguously phrased comment from Jess, or is has Cortex just censored a startling revelation...?
posted by twine42 at 5:01 AM on December 16, 2009


1) Learn to proof read
2) ???
3) PROFIT! Stop looking like an illiterate arse...

posted by twine42 at 5:03 AM on December 16, 2009


Mmm, lipstick... Disturbing makeup ad.

Sorry, sonny, not even close to the Grand Guignol nightmare that Heatherette, M.A.C used to advertise their lipstick.
posted by dgaicun at 5:09 AM on December 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


"The average woman applies 12 products a day to her skin, which is about 168 different chemicals."

Oh no! Not chemicals!
posted by lucidium at 5:11 AM on December 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


If my arse were literate, it would probably talk about my dick quite a lot; seeing how they're neighbours and all. So yeah, more illiterate arses are probably needed, not fewer.
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:11 AM on December 16, 2009


This is slightly ickier than the ad with the woman eating a stick of butter.
posted by LynstHolin at 7:36 AM on December 16, 2009


I have never understood lipstick. Isn't it... disgusting? I mean, I have never kissed anyone who was wearing lipstick. What is it like? Is it sticky? Is it gooey? Is it chemically?
posted by prefpara at 8:26 AM on December 16, 2009



Sorry, sonny, not even close to the Grand Guignol nightmare that Heatherette, M.A.C used to advertise their lipstick.


Fact, this is what you see right before you die.
posted by The Whelk at 8:28 AM on December 16, 2009


@prefpara - Tastes like chicken.

Actually, I have no idea. The only lass I've kissed who actually wore lipstick used to wear brown lipstick. Any thoughts I had about the stuff were generally along the lines of "brown? why brown?"
posted by twine42 at 9:45 AM on December 16, 2009


It tastes like crayon. I had to use it on my teeth in lieu of fake blood for my costume this year. Nasty.
posted by breath at 10:50 AM on December 16, 2009


I have never understood lipstick. Isn't it... disgusting?

No. Have you never worn Chap-Stick or other lip balm? Lipstick tastes just like that, only a little more flowery/perfumy.

"Crayon" is a reasonably good analogy, too. Or like a candle. They're all mostly wax.
posted by Sidhedevil at 11:43 AM on December 16, 2009


Wow, I can't believe no one has done this yet. Fine. I will.

HURF DURF LIPSTICK EATER
posted by desjardins at 4:24 PM on December 16, 2009


Where are all the goth kids with the crazy black lipstick? Am I the only one on Mefi who went through that phase or what?!
posted by Bageena at 5:25 PM on December 16, 2009


That wasn't black lipstick - they simply finished all their regular coloured lipstick, then had to get stuck into the liquid eyeliner for a fix.
posted by UbuRoivas at 6:13 PM on December 16, 2009


I have never understood lipstick. Isn't it... disgusting?

Lipstick tastes a lot better than foundation. Lipstick is meh. Getting a mouthful of enthusiastically applied foundation? Ecch.
posted by rodgerd at 11:55 PM on December 16, 2009


I'm not 100% positive, but it looks as if the woman is Melissa Yvonne Lewis, who played "Ashley the Rich Bitch" on the parody-reality show The Joe Schmoe Show.
posted by MikeHarris at 2:38 PM on December 18, 2009


"Lipstick: It's delicious!" is probably some post-feminist neo-dadaist T-shirt somewhere.
posted by chairface at 4:28 PM on December 21, 2009


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