Please provide statistics/numerical facts having to do with men and makeup. Additionally, please provide beauty statistics or numerical facts having to do with Kurt Cobain, David Bowie, RuPaul. Please exclude the following facts, but search for similar facts: 1. Kurt Cobain wore red nail polish in 1993. 2. RuPaul cuts his false lashes into 3 sections. 3. 37%: percent of respondents to a YouGov survey think it's acceptable for men to wear mascara.
While a lot of people believe that make up is for women, men generally use make up for the same reasons that women do — to cover facial blemishes and skin conditions such as acne and to give off a youthful complexion. For this reason, cosmetic manufacturers have started creating a whole range of products for men. Brands such as Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford and MMUK have product range for men. The UK male cosmetic industry is £574m in 2012 and is expected to grow to by £34.44m to £608.44m in 2017. Yet, the largest market for male cosmetics is South Korea with a market worth $1 billion. Men like Kurt Cobain have been shown to be fashion forward in the use of cosmetics. Please find below a more detailed account of our finding including numerical facts having to do with Kurt Cobain, David Bowie, RuPaul.
THE WORLD OF MEN’S COSMETICS
South Korea is positioned as the world’s largest market for men’s cosmetics with a one billion dollar industry. The market is projected to increase in the next five years. In fact, the brand Innisfree makes products specifically targeted at men in the military. Other places around the world are not left out. This statistic shows that between 2007 and 2012, there was a global 70% surge in cosmetics targeting men. Another statistic here shows that the taboo around man and cosmetics seems to be the disappearing as the type of men who use make up is also changing. MMUK reports that 25% of their customers are professional, straight gentlemen who are keen to keep up a healthy and youthful complexion to help them in their careers. Another 25% are young men aged 15 to 21 who use makeup to cover common skin blemishes, such as acne. The remaining 50% are men who use make up for TV and stage work. Men also use make up for tanning their skin. Other brands, such as Yves Saint Laurent and Tom Ford also have a men’s product range. In 2017, the number of men aged 16-24 who use make up to tan their skin increased by 27%.
BEAUTY STATISTICS HAVING TO DO WITH KURT COBAIN, DAVID BOWIE, RUPAUL.
1. RuPaul, who started his face as a kindergartner, encourages the use of an eyelash curler before adding false eyelashes on so that the natural lash can support the false lash.
2. David Bowie introduced a new album character which has a doll-like mask of makeup and faraway eyes on his album "Pin Ups". He identifies with a look called “Ziggy” which is finished off with a prominent circle of glitter on his forehead.
3. Kurt Cobain was known to wear grunge jeans with a floral frock. The floral helped soften the tough exterior look. He was known to wear clothes from both men's and women's wardrobes. In an interview with Melody Maker, Cobain discussed his fascination with wearing eyeliner and how he changed every month. He mentioned it did help block out the bright lights on stage.
Men all over the world are breaking the stereotype implying that make up is for women only. More and more men are using cosmetics for the same reason as women do — to maintain youthfulness and cover up acne scarring. Between 2007 and 2012, there was a 70% surge globally in male-specific products with top brands jumping into the fray. Celebrities like Kurt Cobain, David Bowie and Rupaul have been seen to lead trends in using men’s products making more people see men in makeup as being less taboo.