Fun Fact of the Week : Cover Girl

on Oct 17, 2016 @ 02:47 pm

In October 2016,  17 year old James Charles (you tuber) was named as the first ever male spokesperson for the brand.
CoverGirl is an American cosmetics brand founded in Maryland, United States, by the Noxzema Chemical Company and acquired by Procter & Gamble in 1989.

Christie Brinkley's long-running contract with CoverGirl is the longest ever of any model in history

Cybill Shepherd was one of CoverGirl's earliest models;

Max Factor is the sister brand of Cover Girl.

In 1992, Cover Girl was the  first major cosmetic company to sign a black model, a Canadian named Lana Ogilvie.

CoverGirl's first product line, "Clean Makeup"  launched in 1961.
CoverGirls advertised their first make up as medicated face makeup as it used Noxzema's medicated ingredients of camphor, menthol, and eucalyptus. 

Advertisements wanted to establish that wearing this make up would give you  the "girl-next-door" look.

CoverGirl was one of the largest global brands to conduct animal testing but that is no longer the case (according to Wikipedia)

Sorry it wasn't that great Chickies, I will have more time next week to actually dig up some really interesting facts on something without he help of just Wikipedia LOL..

Hope it was fun to read and learn.. Til Next week.. and yes, i am two days late.. Til Next Saturday then.....


3 Replies

covergirl on Oct 18, 2016 @ 11:48 am

That is quite interesting. A male for cover girl you never know these days

. on Oct 18, 2016 @ 01:23 pm

I saw a post about this on Facebook and was disgusted by how many people were commenting negatively, saying a boy can't be a Covergirl. The sad part is the majority of these posts were coming from self-proclaimed feminists! They should be all for gender equality and breaking down boundaries, not against it. I think it's great that they have a male representative for the company now. It's very inclusive and gives young men someone to look at when they may be struggling with the idea that wearing makeup isn't okay for them, when really it is.

. on Oct 18, 2016 @ 02:21 pm

Well said Xoliana, I agree. I have guy friends and boyfriends who wore make up. Eyeliner and mascara, plus cover up sometimes for pimples or dark under his eyes. I grew up in a big Punk scene too and it was normal, the goth look I guess. But a male shouldn't have to be someone he is not, like having to be goth or something just so he could wear make up and feel less intimidated. I seriously do not understand why people make such a deal out of the such trivial stuff. Why do people have such interest and make such judgement about a guy wanting to wear make up or not. I am all for it. A person should be able to be who they are anywhere anytime. People who judge and poke and prod and banter and whisper etc must be unhappy with themselves if they have to take so much time out of their day to bicker about other people. It is quite sad.

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