L’Oréal’s Dermablend Professional corrective foundation brand goes from the 2011’s shocking video featuring Zombie Boy to new emotional spots in its new “Camo Confessions” campaign. The effort aims to raise awareness of the skin flaw problems and help people feel less tense talking about severe dermal imperfections they’re hiding under a thick layer of concealers.
P&G’s CoverGirl has kicked off an inspirational advertising campaign, Girls Can, taking on sexism in the modern world. The effort launched with a 1-minute ad that aired during the broadcast of the closing ceremony of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, and is now rolling out across the brand’s online channels, particularly on YouTube. With the initiative, CoverGirl aims to demonstrate that in fact girls can do all of the things the society traditionally believes they can’t.
To bridge the gap between the younger generation and literature classics, PUMA interprets the Nunnery Scene from Shakespeare’s Hamlet with street dance moves. The piece is part of the “Puma Dance Dictionary” project by Grey London and filmmaker Daniel Wolfe, launched in 2013 to prove that the language of moves can render the meaning of traditional words.
AXE is launching a new line of products, AXE Peace, and rolls out a campaign to promote a simple, but powerful weapon for a positive change across the globe—a kiss. The promotional effort uses the legendary “Make Love. Not War” slogan emerged back in the 60s as the maxim of the youth opposed to the Vietnam War. Now, half a century later, when the world is still shaken with war, AXE is determined to bring the motto back using its brand power to inspire the young generation.
Estee Lauder is encouraging women to share their nightly beauty moments via the recently launched The Beauty of Night platform. Started about a month ago to promote the brand’s product, Advanced Night Repair serum, the site works as an international destination that accumulates female beauty wisdom and allows ladies to share their expertise in real life with those who may need it.
Dove has partnered with Ogilvy Toronto to develop a project dubbed Real Beauty Sketches, inspiring women to see beauty in themselves. With the help of a portraitist, the brand has explored the difference between how women perceive themselves and how others see them. The findings are revealed in the key 3-minute web film as well as in a series of shorter interviews.
In August 2013, Michael Kors is set to launch its first-ever beauty collection in collaboration with Estèe Lauder Cosmetics. The three new lines Sporty, Sexy and Glam will have their own voice and make a harmonious trio. The release will be supported by an advertising campaign featuring prints and a TV commercial starring fashion model Karmen Pedaru, shot by the world’s celebrated photographer Mario Testino.