There are countless sites out there, this one included, that offer up a good amount of content featuring beauty picks from celebrities and editors alike: where they buy their products, what makes their skin glow, what kind of shampoo they use, their favorite fragrances.
And while all of this information is really helpful -- enlightening even -- there's something organic about the beauty namedrops that happen in music, specifically rap.
In the case of the songs below, product placements range from subtle and unexpected to downright slanderous. But they're all seemingly authentic, and that's what's refreshing.
Read on to find out what scents Kanye West can't stand and the drugstore shampoo that makes Schoolboy Q's "knees weak."
"Say go Cinderella, go Cinderella,
Orgasm blush, lipstick and concealer"
"What's the cause of the poor smell?
She said “I just cleaned up baby I can’t tell” why every ghetto b-tch gotta smell like Love Spell or that Goddamn Cucumber Bath & Body Works,
I can still smell the sweat the shit hardly works,
What about Cool Water that shit probably worse"
Love the way I puts it on so perfect,
Wipe the corners of my mouth so I work it,
When I walk down the hallway, they can’t say nothin'"
"Fresh out the shower, let me smell your hair,
Garnier Fructis got my knees weak, let's cuddle in these sheets,
Let me hold you for a moment, it feels right, don't it?"
"Flowerbomb, let me guess your favorite fragrance,
And you got that bomb, huh, I'm tryna detonate you"
"CoverGirl lipstick, plump color fingertips,
Revlon face blush, oh-five-six shit,
The ashes was hangin off her stog' so she flicked it"
There are obviously a million more beauty product namedrops in songs that I overlooked. Can you think of any? Not just in rap. I listen for them compulsively now -- it's torture!
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