How far we have come, the beauty community, on these two media outlets. From blogs to vlogs, I couldn't help but notice a somewhat calculated shift in beauty product design. Have brands watched videos and read blogs so closely they now subliminally manufacture products to cater to specific wants and needs?
Chanel Recourbe Cils de Chanel Precision Eyelash Curler
Most eyelash curlers either have the brand name engraved on the arc or nowhere at all. Chanel has decided to starkly print CHANEL in white on a black curler, making the name obviously noticeable in blog photos and YouTube videos.
Shu Uemura, Shiseido
NARS Danmari All About Cheeks Palette
From watching many makeup storage and organization videos, I've found that a lot of people store their large, flat palettes (MAC, Make Up For Ever, BH Cosmetics) in letter/folder organizers that are often placed in reachable areas. NARS has designed their new Danmari All About Cheeks palette similar to other large, flat palettes making them more easily accessible thus perhaps rendering more frequent use.
Other brands that have released blush palettes have opted for a more eye-appealing or somewhat "bulky" design.
Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek Palette, Benefit POWda WOWza
To be honest, I haven't been keeping up to date with fragrance trends and news until recently. I have noticed however that many brands are coming out with rollerballs. Thinking long and hard about this observation, I cannot recall ever seeing fragrances in rollerball form from years ago; this seems to be a modern innovation to me.
Sephora Favorites Rollerball Collection for Her
How did we carry around fragrances with us for quick reapplication or travel purposes before rollerballs (and now atomizers) came along? It seems that we no longer have an excuse to be without our favorite fragrances--the perfumers have trapped us! *giggle*
Perhaps I'm just acting like an over-enthused English teacher who picks apart every sentence for deeper meanings and examples of symbolism. I've just always been the kind of person who notices random or possibly unintentional patterns. I mean, why are all social networking sites blue? Has anyone else noticed these product design patterns or is it just me? Let me know what you think!