March 12, 2009

Life imitates (ostensible) art

Here are two commercials to watch.

Okay, so far so good, assuming you're into facial filling make-up. To be honest, I watched this with the sound off, so I know nothing about the product. I can only assume it's some kind of jelly that makes your face look chubby. In all fairness, Chub-gel probably wouldn't sell as well.

Or is it?

What I know for sure is that it bares a startling similarity to a fictional product I have seen before.

Submitted for your review and comparison:

Holy shit!

It's at times like this that you realize how hopelessly out of touch most cosmetics companies are with the modern horror movies (shocking, I know). Surely, at least one person at Avon must have said "hey guys, this new product is great and all, but you do realize that we've designed it to look almost exactly like a zombie-making virus from a series of horror movies and games, right? Guys?"

At this point, the lone voice of dissent was no doubt introduced to the labs in the secret sub-basement at Avon-- the labs where the zombies are stored. Of course they don't do animal testing; zombie testing is much more reliable!


Anonymous said...

Avon also sell umbrellas. Coincidence? I think not.

Anonymous said...

Seriously... turning a few people into zombies is a small price to pay to keep people looking attractive.