Popular Make-Up Brand Word Association

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UPDATE: * = added since first posting. And even though they're not at Sephora, MAC and Chanel added because we live in reality. Not getting into internet brands (or brands I would consider to be internet brands - Morphe, Natasha Denona, Dose, etc.) for the time being, because, because I said so.

 

Okay, since this is a Sephora board, I'm sticking with the popular brands of make-up that are sold at Sephora.

 

What words, terms, concepts do you associate with the following brands? It doesn't matter if your associations are logical, rational or completely batsh!t crazy - what do YOU think of when you think of the following brands? 

 

I'll do mine in a separate post to keep things clean for copy/paste purposes.

 

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills - 
  • * Ardency Inn - 
  • Bare Minerals - 
  • BECCA - 
  • Benefit - 
  • * Besame - 
  • BITE - 
  • Bobbi Brown - 
  • * Burberry - 
  • Buxom - 
  • * Chanel - 
  • Clinique - 
  • Cover FX - 
  • Dior - 
  • * Dolce & Gabbana -
  • Estee Lauder - 
  • * Giorgio Armani -
  • Givenchy - 
  • Guerlain - 
  • Hourglass - 
  • * Josie Maran -
  • Kat Von D - 
  • * Kevyn Aucoin - 
  • Lancome - 
  • Laura Mercier - 
  • * MAC - 
  • MAKE UP FOR EVER - 
  • Marc Jacobs - 
  • * Milk Makeup - 
  • NARS - 
  • * Sephora (Collection, Pantone, etc.) -
  • Smashbox - 
  • Stila - 
  • * Surratt - 
  • Tarte - 
  • * Tom Ford -
  • Too Faced - 
  • Urban Decay - 
  • * Viseart
  • * Wander -
  • YSL - 

I think I got almost all of the common ones talked about on this board... but if you don't have any thoughts on any of them, feel free to leave them blank or ? or whatever... it's just for fun to see how people view things differently! 

 

Also it's Friday and this is definitely a fun time-killer and a version of a Friday Questions!

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Not when I originally created it. But it definitely ended up being helpful if the right person saw it, for sure. 

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  • Anastasia Beverly Hills - YouTube
  • Bare Minerals - powder all over my floor
  • BECCA - AUSTRALIA kangaroos...shrimps?
  • Benefit - Sketchy
  • BITE - More pretty cream sticks
  • Bobbi Brown - Ehhh
  • Buxom - Lipstick glam time
  • Clinique - Black Honey
  • Cover FX - ???????
  • Dior - $$ Fancy schmancy grownup makeup $$
  • Estee Lauder - First high-end makeup my mom bought me
  • Givenchy - ????
  • Guerlain - $$$$$$$$$ magic powder balls $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
  • Hourglass - Gonna get my dirty hands on those palettes
  • Kat Von D - sassy pants rebel makeup days
  • Lancome - BURNS MY EYES. WHY LANCOME?? And the one Lancome lady who was rude about my pale skin. WHY LANCOME??????
  • Laura Mercier - Boring
  • MAKE UP FOR EVER - Eyeshadow menagerie
  • Marc Jacobs - No thank you
  • NARS - Audacioussss
  • Smashbox - Glittertown, USA.
  • Stila - Ehhhh
  • Tarte - Keep trying, I guess.
  • Too Faced - Super-feminine-girly-fun-time
  • Urban Decay - Do you want some glitter today? Because you're GETTING GLITTER TODAY.
  • YSL - Moms. Gaudy moms.

 

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>>BECCA - AUSTRALIA kangaroos...shrimps?

 

LOL. "Becca … literally anything associated with Australia!" Smiley Happy

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I'm game.

 

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills - why so many products for one feature?
  • Bare Minerals - disappointment
  • BECCA - sparkle
  • Benefit - after the fake post, only thing that comes to mind is LAME
  • BITE - Rouge free lippie
  • Bobbi Brown - boring to tears
  • Buxom - average
  • Clinique - basic skincare
  • Cover FX - acne acne acne
  • Dior - so much hype
  • Estee Lauder - old ladies
  • Givenchy - rich old ladies
  • Guerlain - magic ballz
  • Hourglass - flawlessness
  • Kat Von D - trashy girl does makeup
  • Lancome - department store old ladies
  • Laura Mercier - should I try this? (all I think of every time I see it)
  • MAKE UP FOR EVER - too many options, brain exploded
  • Marc Jacobs - pretty, but overpriced
  • NARS - joy
  • Smashbox - haven't found one I like yet 
  • Stila - so much gloss
  • Tarte - kind of mediocre
  • Too Faced - chocolate everything
  • Urban Decay - so much glitter
  • YSL - something I don't own

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I saw this topped earlier this morning and re-read through mine and found it interesting to see how my impressions had evolved over just a few months. 

 

And of course laughed at a bunch of other again as well. Smiley Happy 

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  • Anastasia Beverly Hills - extremely active Instagram marketing
  • Bare Minerals - boring
  • BECCA - luminescence galore
  • Benefit - think they  are too cool for school
  • BITE - reservatrol
  • Bobbi Brown - she writes a column in Health magazine
  • Buxom - lip products for fairer skintones
  • Clinique - skincare not makeup so much
  • Cover FX - primer?
  • Dior - gorgeouseness
  • Estee Lauder - old ladies having tea
  • Givenchy - grandmothers of the old ladies having tea
  • Guerlain - $$$
  • Hourglass - chocolatey brown
  • Kat Von D - hit or miss
  • Lancome - your older aunt's makeup
  • Laura Mercier - another hit or miss
  • MAKE UP FOR EVER - come up with product names all ready!! What is this number/letter business?!
  • Marc Jacobs - sleek
  • NARS - overpriced
  • Smashbox - that primer i hate
  • Stila - kitten
  • Tarte - who is sweet then? (get it - if this is tart... ok, very bad pun)
  • Too Faced - Nicholas Cage and John Travolta
  • Urban Decay - purple
  • YSL - gold

 

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  • Anastasia Beverly Hills - Brows
  • Bare Minerals - Powder
  • BECCA - UFO's
  • Benefit - Porefessional 
  • BITE - Minis
  • Bobbi Brown - itsbl0ndie
  • Buxom - Lipsticks 
  • Clinique - Moisture Surge
  • Cover FX - huh
  • Dior - Mascara
  • Estee Lauder - Never
  • Givenchy - Old
  • Guerlain - Meteorites
  • Hourglass - Heaven
  • Kat Von D - Tattoos
  • Lancome - Skin
  • Laura Mercier - Bonne Mine
  • MAKE UP FOR EVER - Eyeshadows
  • Marc Jacobs - Fluffy
  • NARS - Explicit
  • Smashbox - Underwhelming
  • Stila - Kitten
  • Tarte - Anything there?
  • Too Faced - Chocolate Bar
  • Urban Decay - Naked
  • YSL - Why did they drop Yves?

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  • Anastasia Beverly Hills - Countour Kit <3 
  • Bare Minerals - Some eyeshadow & touch up veil powder only. 
  • BECCA - Meh
  • Benefit - kinda like the Stay don't stray and Blushes only. Worst primer ever (porefessional) & bulky packages (sorry had a lot to say here)
  • BITE - Creamy!
  • Bobbi Brown -  Blah
  • Buxom -  Blah2
  • Clinique - All-about-eyes
  • Cover FX - Break out
  • Dior - Adict it-lash Mascara
  • Estee Lauder - mom
  • Givenchy - unknown
  • Guerlain - sparkly balls
  • Hourglass - Ambient light palettes!
  • Kat Von D - Monarch
  • Lancome - GWP (cils booster & teint idole <3)
  • Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer
  • MAKE UP FOR EVER - flour face
  • Marc Jacobs - eyeliners
  • NARS - Love, love, love!!
  • Smashbox - Halo powder + lots of blah stuff
  • Stila - teens
  • Tarte - worst eyeshadows ever. Some ok blushes.
  • Too Faced - Chocolate bar & bronzer
  • Urban Decay - Glitter & Fall Out, (good colors & price though.)
  • YSL - lippies

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  • Anastasia Beverly Hills - toomuchofagoodthing
  • Bare Minerals - scam
  • BECCA - set (I recently bough the matte powder, and actually like it.  Not too matte)
  • Benefit - sham
  • BITE - bright
  • Bobbi Brown - brown (although, she is doing better on the lipstick front now)
  • Buxom - whatever
  • Clinique - beige 
  • Cover FX - cake
  • Dior - Do_not (nothing caught my eye yet)
  • Estee Lauder - foundation (My favourite foundation is Invisible Fluid)
  • Givenchy - hmm
  • Guerlain - hyped
  • Hourglass - Icon
  • Kat Von D - pancake
  • Lancome - grandma
  • Laura Mercier - safe
  • MAKE UP FOR EVER - forgotten
  • Marc Jacobs - tryharder
  • NARS - love
  • Smashbox - good
  • Stila - Gemma (great lipstick and the only thing I can think of that I use)
  • Tarte - forgettable
  • Too Faced - pass
  • Urban Decay - palettes (I only own lipsticks, but all I hear about are their shadows)
  • YSL - Lipstick (I am getting into their lipsticks, but that is all I buy from YSL)

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i'm playing at request of evangelinedamon. Smiley Happy

 

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills - eyebrows
  • Bare Minerals - breakout
  • BECCA - simple-glowy
  • Benefit - ugh.
  • BITE - yummy
  • Bobbi Brown - brown (literally--i think of their famous brown lipsticks and neutrals from the 90s)
  • Buxom - lips (i don't know why ?!)
  • Clinique - GWP
  • Cover FX - (nothing.)
  • Dior - rosyglow
  • Estee Lauder - mom
  • Givenchy - chiceyebrowlessmariacarla
  • Guerlain - balls (meteorites)
  • Hourglass - light
  • Kat Von D - tattootlccelebritymakeupno
  • Lancome - mom
  • Laura Mercier - typography
  • MAKE UP FOR EVER - aqua
  • Marc Jacobs - gel
  • NARS - YAYILOVEYOU
  • Smashbox - maxfactor
  • Stila - gloss
  • Tarte - ...............
  • Too Faced - chocolate
  • Urban Decay - purple
  • YSL - gold

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  • Anastasia Beverly Hills - Contour kit. Simply, amazinggg!!!
  • Bare Minerals - Extremely drying.
  • BECCA - Hands down best highlighting products,ever!
  • Benefit - Despise. I don't like the smell or consistency in their line.
  • BITE - Love,love,love! swirling  in love!
  • Bobbi Brown - Could,they be more of a genius?
  • Buxom - Pout it!
  • Clinique - Meh. I can live without it.
  • Cover FX - Haven't tried it,yet.
  • Dior - You are B-E-A-UTIFUL!
  • Estee Lauder - Amazing foundation.
  • Givenchy - Haven't tried it,yet. But,now,I am intrigued!
  • Guerlain - I'm a fancy pants. Smiley Very Happy
  • Hourglass - I wish,I had an hourglass. No,J/k. They make gorgeous highlighters.
  • Kat Von D - MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE LINE!!! Smiley HappySmiley HappySmiley Happy
  • Lancome - I'm still trying out their products.
  • Laura Mercier - Awful. It is not meant for girls like me,who are obsessed with looking like the sun smacked,me, with an orb of glowing dust.
  • MAKE UP FOR EVER - I hear good things. I am trying their mascara out.
  • Marc Jacobs - Haven't tried it.
  • NARS - Simply,wonderful!
  • Smashbox - Hmm...could be something special!
  • Stila - Nah. Haven't gotten around to this one,yet.
  • Tarte - I'm still browsing and finding the right colors for me to try.
  • Too Faced - I love this brand! I use their eye shadow almost every other day and their mascara.
  • Urban Decay - Hands down,hottest eye shadow colors.
  • YSL - Glowy foundation.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills - Brows

Bare Minerals - Kabuki

BECCA - Beach

Benefit - Cute

BITE - Wine

Bobbi Brown - Whitney

Buxom - Trixie

Clinique - College

Cover FX - ?

Dior - J'adore

Estee Lauder - Wrinkles

Givenchy - Rose

Guerlain - Magic Balls

Hourglass - Ambient Light

Kat Von D - Tattoos

Lancome - Mascara

Laura Mercier - Flawless

MAKE UP FOR EVER - Waterproof

Marc Jacobs - Phone 

NARS - O

Smashbox - Lash

Stila - Eeeeek!

Tarte - Boring

Too Faced - Chocolate 

Urban Decay - Liner

YSL - Stain

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Topped for some Monday morning time wasting! 

 

It's been so fun reading everyone's associations! Smiley Very Happy

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Anastasia Beverly Hills - eyebrows
Bare Minerals - low-key; face powder
BECCA - blush, I think?

Benefit - kitsch
BITE - pretty lips
Bobbi Brown - Seventeen 
Buxom - sticky lipgloss; cleavage
Clinique - acne solution
Cover FX - who?
Dior - fancy pants
Estee Lauder - perfume, GWP
Givenchy - sexy fancy-schmancy
Guerlain - gorgeous
Hourglass - primer
Kat Von D - colorful, tattoos
Lancome - understated
Laura Mercier - BB cream
MAKE UP FOR EVER - is it long-lasting? I don't understand the name I guess
Marc Jacobs - sleek
NARS - reliable, likeable
Smashbox - eyeshadow
Stila - teenage dream
Tarte - sweettartes
Too Faced - chocolate
Urban Decay - loud, eye-catching
YSL - models

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This is so fun, etscore1!

 

Anastasia Beverly Hills - Brows, my "peeps" (she's Romanian like me Smiley Happy)
Bare Minerals - my high school makeup, beautiful loose shadows (still the best IMO)
BECCA - liquid-y, oily, separated Beach Tints
Benefit - ugh on everything, but their brow products and services are amazing
BITE - fig, that beautiful model wearing the blood orange shade (biting the lemon/orange peel)
Bobbi Brown - fun reads, 10 years ago i thought it was Whiney's husband LOL
Buxom - sassy, fun, surprisingly amazing
Clinique - kick@$$ turnaround radiance serum, minimalist packaging
Cover FX - soft brushes
Dior - charlize theron
Estee Lauder - that model in the perfume ads
Givenchy - amazing lipsticks
Guerlain - violet scented everything! Heart
Hourglass - cool packaging, kind of irritated their new liner is only designed for 17-20 uses...that's like $1 per use
Kat Von D - that awesome orange in the ladybird palettte
Lancome - lip lover!
Laura Mercier - mmmm body souffles Smiley Happy
MAKE UP FOR EVER - super pigmented blushes
Marc Jacobs - remember the ads for his cologne, Bang?
NARS - LOVE! one of the coolest makeup brands out there
Smashbox - boring
Stila - fun summer collection (festival of color)
Tarte - perfect bronze eyeliner color
Too Faced - fun, girly, the sweetheart bronzer reminds me of chocolate cheerios, teeny-bopper
Urban Decay - really cool, yet slightly pretentious
YSL - sexy, grown-up, HBIC makeup

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Anastasia Beverly Hills - Brows
Bare Minerals - Natural
BECCA - Shimmer powder
Benefit - Cartoon like makeup
BITE - Cranberries, Lips, Red
Bobbi Brown - Something brown
Buxom - Lip gloss
Clinique - My mom and aunt
Cover FX - Sounds like something for movies with special effects
Dior - Evita/Madonna
Estee Lauder - Animal testing
Givenchy - Prism
Guerlain - Rainbow balls
Hourglass - Shape, Ambient light powders
Kat Von D - Tattoos, did not like she was cheating with Sandra Bullock's husband, pretty makeup packaging
Lancome - Roses, Tresor
Laura Mercier - Tinted moisturizer, always in Sephora sample bags
MAKE UP FOR EVER - for makeup artists
Marc Jacobs - Hand bags
NARS - Orgasm blush
Smashbox - Hatbox? I don't know...
Stila - Glue disguised as lipgloss
Tarte - Clay, rain forrest, great mascara
Too Faced - Backstabber, love their pink stuff though when I want something girly girl
Urban Decay - Rotten, loads of different eye shadows and liners, great lipsticks
YSL - Glossy stains, cloths

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"Glue disguised as lipgloss"  awesome!!! Smiley Happy

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Anastasia Beverly Hills - YAAAAASSS
Bare Minerals - YAAAAASSS
BECCA - YAAAAASSS
Benefit - YAAAAASSS
BITE - YAAAAASSS
Bobbi Brown - YAAAAASSS
Buxom - YAAAAASSS
Clinique - YAAAAASSS
Cover FX - YAAAAASSS
Dior - YAAAAASSS
Estee Lauder - YAAAAASSS
Givenchy - YAAAAASSS
Guerlain - YAAAAASSS
Hourglass - YAAAAASSS
Kat Von D - YAAAAASSS
Lancome - YAAAAASSS
Laura Mercier - YAAAAASSS
MAKE UP FOR EVER - YAAAAASSS
Marc Jacobs - YAAAAASSS
NARS - YAAAAASSS
Smashbox - YAAAAASSS
Stila - YAAAAASSS
Tarte - YAAAAASSS
Too Faced - YAAAAASSS
Urban Decay - YAAAAASSS
YSL - YAAAAASSS

 

Here's the real list...

 

 

Spoiler
Anastasia Beverly Hills - Brows
Bare Minerals - Liquid and Powder Foundations
BECCA - ONE
Benefit - Right now... push eyeliner pen 
Bobbi Brown - Expensive eyeshadow brushes
Clinique - Meh
Dior - Mascara
Estee Lauder - Concealer (cause I use theirs lol...)
Guerlain - Expensive talc that illuminates on your face
Hourglass - Brushes that are on display but they are locked behind a glass panel - which no one can open or touch 
Kat Von D - One of the best quality eyeshadows for its price 
Lancome - Little less meh than Clinique, but still meh.
Laura Mercier - I need to give this brand a try - a lot of cool products, even down to their makeup accessories
MAKE UP FOR EVER - SPFX!
Marc Jacobs - Trying to be a high end, where it should only be a mid-end - trys to "innovate" - foundation stick looks like deodorant packaging 
NARS - Provocative naming
Smashbox - Meh, stands next to UD
Stila - Liners
Too Faced - Bronzerssssssss
Urban Decay - Hyped eyeshadow palettes that have a moderate amount of fallout.
YSL - Simplicity at a price 

 

 

 

 

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I love this idea!

Thank you for the time and thought you put into this

Anastasia Beverly Hills -anastasia.jpg
Bare Minerals - Blah Minerals 
BECCA - Moonstone
Benefit - Friends with benefits that I had expected so much more from
BITE - Another one BITES the dust
Bobbi Brown - Not that one! Bobbi Brown is a makeup artist, Bobby Brown was the one with Whitney!
Buxom - Jayne Mansfield- Buxom Blonde Sophia_and_jayne.jpg
Clinique - My Mom 
Cover FX -
Dior - Gold is cold, diamonds are dead...
Estee Lauder - Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Givenchy - La Vie en Rose
Guerlain - the Meteorites  (sang in my head to the tune of Desmond Dekker's 1968 the Israelites song...I now know how to insert videos!!! )

 


Hourglass - Mae West1-mae-west-1892-1980-granger.jpg
Kat Von D - I really like my Poetica palette, despite that whole Jesse James thing
Lancome - Julia Roberts is still as beautiful as she was in Pretty Woman.
Laura Mercier -
MAKE UP FOR EVER - Mufe
Marc Jacobs - "sensual" packaging...ha ha
NARS - ....et Dieu Crea le Femme (Bardot palette)
Smashbox - Mike Singletary chi_50greatest_13.jpgSmashbox-Smashmouth-Smash-mouth Football
Stila - Lip gloss made in China
Tarte - **bleep**; Bronzer made in China
Too Faced - Manipulative, Mean and Evil
Urban Decay - Mildew
YSL - C'est la vie

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Mae West! <3

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