Saturday, November 12, 2011

Weird Beauty: Tush Magazine and ginger men in lipstick

Johnny Harrington for TUSH: Lip Service
It does seem sometimes with beauty advertising that you've seen it all before.. I mean, how many ways can you photograph a model wearing lipstick??
The people of TUSH magazine have manged to get a new angle on it, using Johnny Harrington to model some luxe lipsticks from DiorYves Saint LaurentChanelEstee Lauder, and Tom Ford in an editorial entitled Lip Service.
 I think I like it!! Of course being a goth I have always thought boys in makeup were sexy. And I have, strangely enough, always found red-headed men rather attractive.
I think it's really interesting to see some of the (frankly ridiculous) expressions you regularly see on women in lipstick commercials transposed onto a masculine face like this.. the messages it sends about gender really appeal to me. 
What do you think? Sexy, or too weird for words?! 


  1. If you're keen to see some more of the gorgeous Johnny Harrington, I quite like this series of photos of him:

    You're welcome :)

  2. I was trying to figure out what it was about these that wasn't quite working for me, given that I've liked men in lipstick or other makeup previously, and I think it's the combination of facial hair + lipstick that somehow isn't gelling to my tastes.

    You make a good point about the stupid faces women make in lipstick ads however, because it's more pronounced on him and doesn't help sell the look to me.

  3. Ha wow I love this! He really knows how to work those lipsticks! xx