The pressure to be beautiful is an overwhelming wave that is rushing over the youth of today, particularly with girls. Girls are taught from a young age that in order for them to be worthy they must fit into a narrow, and often unhealthy, mold. Leaving many young girls vulnerable, and searching for a way alter their appearance in order to fit said mold. Covergirl, an American cosmetic brand, capitalizes off of that insecurity. In 2010 Covergirl launched a commercial featuring Taylor swift that utilizes Ethos, Pathos, and Logos; with the goal of persuade makeup wearers to purchase their makeup over other brands.
The models in the advertisement are far from average American women. The models represent the “ideal” American doll with tall, long legs; a “naturally” tanned complexion; and a waist size under 26 inches. Many Americans resonate with and aspire to achieve this image of beauty—regardless of how infeasible it may be. Consequently, when the Victoria’s Secret models kickbox, rock climb, or run on the beach, the audience desires the same look when they work out. So, the next time that a young woman shops for some new workout clothes, she buys from Victoria’s Secret because she’ll be one step closer to looking like a VS
By saying things such as, “…if he stopped using lady scented body wash…” or “Anything is possible when your man smells like Old Spice and not like a lady.” As if there is something wrong with a man smelling like a woman; but what do woman smell like? Finally, the commercial uses imagers such as the Old Spice appearing from a hand full of diamonds to appeal to pathos and to make the audience associate Old Spice with luxury. This commercial does not appeal to logos as much as it does to pathos and ethos.
There are no images that feature the real skin, curves, or hair of a woman that has not been significantly altered. This retoucher wants people to realize that the ‘perfect’ models they see on the Internet or on magazine are far from perfect, but the industry has gone so off base that it does not matter anymore. They just redefine look and create images with their own idea of perfection (4) With that being said it makes it clearer as to why the standards of beauty is set at a very high bar as it is not even real. How can women want to compete with a standard of beauty that only came to be because of technology?
Also, cosmetic procedures have increased by 39% over the past ﬁve years (from 2011) with surgical procedures up 17% and nonsurgical procedures up 44%(ASPS statistics). It shows that young women are willing to put themselves in danger because they feel the need to meet society's expectations of beauty. When going into cosmetic surgery, there is a risk of death or side effects that people are aware of, but still undergo the procedure. All because we live in a world where first impressions are made by how we look and thanks to magazines advertisements they set the “ideal” look for us and we all try to reach that look no matter how it
Have You Been Brain Washed? Have you ever looked at an advertisement and pictured yourself using the product that was being advertised, to than actually being interested in purchasing that product? Well that was their goal, advertisers have mastered the market industry by being aware of the fact that us humans are very concerned with our image. Advertisers know that we have a greater chance of buying a product if we can picture ourselves how we would like to be portrayed of course with the help of their product. In ads, companies want to provide an image that can be relatable to the viewers and what would want to appeal to them.
When it comes to the emotional appeal women stand out in this commercial, especially having Katy Perry as the face of Proactiv. It’s emotional especially for women to accept any acne on their face. The face is the whole image for a women, it can be a struggle all the time to cover those blemishes with makeup. Even when you have to perform in front of a crowd all you think about is if anyone is staring at that one acne bump. Everyone wants a natural, beautiful, bare face that is easy to go day to day with either wearing minimal to no makeup, allowing the skin the breathe.
“Maybe she’s born with it. Maybe it’s Maybelline.” This slogan has been heard in every Maybelline makeup commercial and presents its viewers with women with unrealistically long eyelashes, flawless skin and fully glossed lips. But have we ever stopped to consider the message that these commercials entail? Could these Maybelline models have stumbled upon a full face of makeup that could be mistaken as a natural look?
Your decisions to comply with society’s view of “beauty” are no longer subconscious, but rather are more conscious-driven decisions. Barbie’s slender figure remains idolized; however, it has evolved from a plastic doll to a self-starving model that is photo-shopped on the pages of glossy magazines. You spend hours in front of a mirror adjusting and perfecting your robotic look while demanding your parents to spend an endless amount of money on cosmetics and harmful skin products to acquire a temporary version of beauty. Consider companies such as Maybelline, which have throughout the ages created problematic and infantilizing campaigns and products for women. More specifically consider the “Baby Lips” product as well as the company slogan, “maybe she’s born with it, maybe it’s Maybelline,” that reiterates the male notions of beauty to which women are subjected.
In many peoples’ lives makeup is step in their daily routine. Many people use makeup to boost their confidence and enhance their natural beauty. However, many makeup advertisements place an emphasis on people looking their best in order to sell products, which isn’t necessarily bad. Covergirl and Revlon are two makeup brands that use many tactics to appeal to consumers
In 1998, people did not realize what they were doing to girl’s confidence and ability to feel beautiful in their own skin. They were showing the world what women could now look like through photo shop. For many years this trend continued, fortunately, in the year 2015 everything changed for the
The objectification of women contains the act of ignoring the personal and intellectual capacities and potentialities of a female; and reducing a women’s value/worth or role in society to that of an instrument for the sexual pleasure that she can produce in minds of another. The representation of women using sexualized images that have increased significantly in the amount and also the severity of the images that’s been used explicitly throughout the 20th century. Advertisement generally represent women as sexual objects, subordinated to men, and even as objects of sexual violence, and such advertisements contribute to discrimination against women in the workplace, and normalize attitudes which results in sexual harassment and even violence
In 2013, Victoria’s Secret launched a campaign advertisement called “I Love My Body”. When I first heard about it, I was excited to finally see some positive body image promoted by VS. However, the advertisement was the complete opposite of what I had expected. This advert was created to promote and persuade females of middle to high economic status from young adults to middle age to buy the seven styles of products from the lingerie collection Body by Victoria, as well as to promote self-acceptance.
While its professional segment products are delivered to wholesale beauty supply distributors, most of its goods under customer segment are distributed to large volume retailers and chain drug stores, such as Walmart, Watson & Co and DrugMart. By strengthening its distribution systems, Revlon has improved its operating efficiency in certain extent. Digital marketing including Social media, television or outdoor and print advertising are some of the tools being used by Revlon currently. Besides, to boost sales, displays and samples, coupons serve as trial incentives for point-of-sale merchandising. By cooperating sales activities and advertising campaigns, Revlon highlights a united image for its portfolio of core brands around the globe.
This research paper presents a content analysis on the portrayal of women in advertisements. This paper is written to better understand the stereotypes of women in advertising. The paper will also include the harsh realities female receivers have to face due to the portrayal of unrealistically thin and technologically perfected super models. Many women are portrayed as sexual objects and are constantly being degraded. Few examples of using sex appeal will also be discussed in this paper.