Recently I heard someone mispronounce a name of a liquid lipstick which was named Monaco and I cringed. But I have to admit I’m totally guilty of making makeup brand name mistakes.
Every have an issue trying to pronounce some French name? Or maybe you just goofed up on the actual brand name! Perhaps Givenchy came out completely wrong? Or Cle de Peau?
What are some makeup brand name mistakes you’ve made?
Mine is pretty funny!
Ok, so, for the longest time every I made a massive mistake with a brand name. Bonne Bell. For years and years and years and years I always called it Bonnie Bell. I spelled it that way, I pronounced it that way, and I was completely convinced it was called Bonnie Bell. For some reason, I decided I’d add an “i” into the name.
Thanks to Michelle for posting this video on my Facebook page:
Phew! I may have spelled it wrong but at least I was pronouncing it right!
It’s funny because I grew up, like many of you, with Bonne Bell Lip Smackers. They were in my stocking at Christmas, they littered my childhood vanity, hell, I’m positive I even ate one of them at some point because they smelled good enough to eat.
But for many years, well into my adulthood, I always pronounced the brand’s name as Bonnie Bell. And no one corrected me! It was only a few years ago that I realized what a screwed up terrible mistake I had made. I can’t remember exactly when but I realize it was Bonne not Bonnie. I believe it was because I was getting comments on Musings of a Muse a few years ago about Blast from the Past Beauty and many people were smelling it Bonne and I was like, “hmmm are they spelling it wrong?”
So, that’s my very embarrassing makeup brand mistake story.