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Do You Ever Buy Beauty Products Just Because They're Pink?

Do You Ever Buy Beauty Products Just Because They're Pink?

Everywhere I go, there seem to be "special" pink versions of almost every beauty product and styling tool — even before Breast Cancer Awareness month begins. Just looking around Walgreens yields multiple pink hairdryers, a pink straightener, a smorgasbord of pink skin care, body wash, and makeup, and even pink earplugs and a pink callus-scraping blade. Charming as pink products are, I resent some of the more brazenly pink-as-selling-point ones — cynical marketing ploys that essentialize the entirety of the female buying process are not the way to my wallet. We're all, men and women alike, bound to like colorful products better, but the thing is that I'm sure I would like something just as much, or more, were it a gorgeous turquoise or a juicy tangerine. How 'bout you? What do you think about seeing beauty through rose-colored products?

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nyxmoxie nyxmoxie 6 years
No. I hate pink products. They look ugly to me. I'm as girly as they get but pink products just don't do it for me.
instantkarmalr instantkarmalr 6 years
Yeah, I actively avoid pink. Obviously, if it's the only option, I'll get it, but I'm not a fan of the color.
cupcake_ cupcake_ 6 years
YES I love pink accessories!
cupcake_ cupcake_ 6 years
YES I love pink accessories!
Calimie Calimie 6 years
I like pink things but what I hate is being told "see, this product is identical to this other one but it's pink so it's for women". It reminds me of stuff like the pink DS which is specific for girls, because we don't like colours like blue, green or black. I actively avoid pink products if I suspect they're doing that.
Calimie Calimie 6 years
I like pink things but what I hate is being told "see, this product is identical to this other one but it's pink so it's for women". It reminds me of stuff like the pink DS which is specific for girls, because we don't like colours like blue, green or black. I actively avoid pink products if I suspect they're doing that.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 6 years
I rarely buy pink things but I have HUGE stash of stuff thats green. Like my toothbrush (if it's not green I'm not happy), PJ's, headbands, eyeshadows.. I could go on.
annebreal annebreal 6 years
I love pink and I actually have those earplugs. It was an emergency, I was unexpectedly bunking with a snorer during a snowstorm, and they were actually the cheapest at Walgreens. Plus, again, I love pink. Only hot pink though, so most Pepto-hued products I go for a different color if it's available. Yeah it's pandering and insulting...but I like pink, so hell with it.
clew001 clew001 6 years
i hate the color pink. i usually wont buy something if it is that color.
nikisix nikisix 6 years
I like pink but I will buy something if it's in purple...within reason of course. Like toothbrushes...I have to buy a purple toothbrush.
slikkback slikkback 6 years
I don't really do it with the colour pink. With red or purple...pink is ok but i don't go out of my way for it
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 6 years
I'm also with princessgouve. I find it really obnoxious.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 6 years
I'm also with princessgouve. I find it really obnoxious.
luluroller luluroller 6 years
Of course! I love my ghd straightener twice as much because it is pink (and a few dollars went to charity)!
heatherhas heatherhas 6 years
I'm with princessgouve. If an item is pink then I probably won't buy it. I can't stand the color pink.
Chrstne Chrstne 6 years
I like pink things. All of my make up bags are pink, the satin lining of my purse is pink (and MZ Wallace...yum) and my toiletry bag has pink trim. I do like pink. I would do a pink hair dryer, a pink brush, things like that...but pink utensils and pink kitchen equipment? Nah...
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 6 years
Sometimes I'll buy the "special" pink version of a product I was going to buy a product anyway. However, I doubt you'd see me picking up earplugs at Walgreens on a whim just because they were pink.
princessgouveia princessgouveia 6 years
I actually really hate the colour pink and it annoys me to no end that sometimes I have to buy the men's version of something to avoid the pink. Its not that I mind buying a men's version, its just that it seems silly to assume all women want pink therefore make a pink one for girls and then a black one for men but put them in totally different areas (and sometimes have the men's version several dollars cheaper).
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 6 years
I love pink, why not?
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 6 years
I love pink, why not?
spicyaroma spicyaroma 6 years
*pink
spicyaroma spicyaroma 6 years
*pink
spicyaroma spicyaroma 6 years
My straightners are black and pink, but poink isn't really one of my favourite colours, so no.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
that bed head flat iron is in my travel kit!
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