I was reading an interesting article today referencing Kat Von D’s Lipstick being named Underage Red as causing some controversy and uproar. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen makeup dubbed with inappropriate names.
Does your makeup have an inappropriate name? I know I have several Urban Decay Eyeshadow that make laugh slightly like a teenage boy, ahem…Gash. And of course, we have NARS Orgasm and Deep Throat…
Of course, we’ve had collections that have really crossed the line like MAC Rodarte Collection from Fall 2010.
Names such as Underage Red are a bit of a trigger and they raise questions and arguments and of course, they cause a bit of controversy! Actually the name didn’t shock but the fact that just now this is an issue as that shade has been around for a while, why is it suddenly becoming a hot topic?
I’m not really easily offended and it does take a good deal to shock me so I’m not sure naming shades Gash, Orgasm, and Deep Throat are going to cause me to cry out in rage. It does depend though on your personality, your views, etc…a lot of your personals views goes into how you’ll feel about a certain topic or hey, a lipstick name even!
Do you have makeup that you feel has an inappropriate name?
Are you offended by it?
So offended you possibly wouldn’t even buy it?
I’m a bit more on the liberal side of the fence and like I said not easily shocked or offended so naming a lipstick some outrageous name doesn’t necessarily evoke hurt or anger in me. I likely own several makeup products that have unusual names, weird ones, sexual ones, etc…I likely wouldn’t boycott something that had an odd name either. But I think it would depend as well because there have been instances where products did go overboard like, for example, the Rodarte Collection. So product names can toe the line from time to time….!
What are your thoughts on unusual or perhaps inappropriately named makeup or beauty products?