Video: Men are buying women’s beauty products all the time without knowing
Men are buying identical beauty products to the women’s brands all the time, without knowing.
A video, produced by Australian consumer show The Checkout, explores the use of a gender divide in supermarkets, to sell men more ‘manly’ versions of women’s cosmetics.
Companies use a number of effects – including angular designs, darker colours and more precise measurements – to repackage women’s products and market them to men.
Women’s products, meanwhile, are usually smaller, lighter and with flowery designs.
Sales of Dove soap gained over $150 million dollars in sales when it was marketed ‘for men’, with a battleship grey background and imposing angular design.
Watch the clip above.