Popular Make-Up Brand Word Association

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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 - 
  • Bare Minerals - 
  • BECCA - 
  • Benefit - 
  • BITE - 
  • Bobbi Brown - 
  • Buxom - 
  • Clinique - 
  • Cover FX - 
  • Dior - 
  • Estee Lauder - 
  • Givenchy - 
  • Guerlain - 
  • Hourglass - 
  • Kat Von D - 
  • Lancome - 
  • Laura Mercier - 
  • MAKE UP FOR EVER - 
  • Marc Jacobs - 
  • NARS - 
  • Smashbox - 
  • Stila - 
  • Tarte - 
  • Too Faced - 
  • Urban Decay - 
  • 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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  • Anastasia Beverly Hills - eyebrows and contour
  • Bare Minerals - natural, loose powder
  • BECCA - 
  • Benefit - fun, tongue-in-cheek, playful
  • BITE - edible products
  • Bobbi Brown - neutral colors
  • Buxom - 
  • Clinique - legendary, great skincare, a little pricy
  • Cover FX - full-coverage/thick
  • Dior - legendary, mascara
  • Estee Lauder - kendall jenner, old ladies
  • Givenchy - i pronounced this wrong for the longest time
  • Guerlain - 
  • Hourglass - full coverage/thick
  • Kat Von D - to hide tattoos, thick
  • Lancome - department stores
  • Laura Mercier - tinted moisturizer
  • MAKE UP FOR EVER - really pigmented, camera-ready
  • Marc Jacobs - new
  • NARS - high fashion, edgy, mature
  • Smashbox - makeup studios
  • Stila - lips, average
  • Tarte - 
  • Too Faced - sensual
  • Urban Decay - very pigmented, edgy but universal
  • YSL - expensive

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  • Anastasia Beverly Hills - Brows. Brows. Brows. More Brows.
  • Bare Minerals - Natural makeup with tons of fallout
  • BECCA - beachy, tropical
  • Benefit - cutsey
  • BITE - natural, food grade, overpriced
  • Bobbi Brown - expensive and ordinary
  • Buxom - Las Vegas
  • Clinique -  Good for you and less expensive
  • Cover FX - concealer
  • Dior - expensive/chic
  • Estee Lauder - mom makeup
  • Givenchy - Glamourous!
  • Guerlain - OVERPRICED
  • Hourglass - vintage, classic
  • Kat Von D - Cool makeup, crappy owner
  • Lancome - classic, French
  • Laura Mercier - not that special
  • MAKE UP FOR EVER - Makeup artists galore
  • Marc Jacobs - chic, overpriced gift sets
  • NARS - More makeup artists!
  • Smashbox - ordinary
  • Stila - spring. I don't know why, but that's what I think of
  • Tarte - Natural South America
  • Too Faced - PINK AND GLITTER
  • Urban Decay - Naked/Vice
  • YSL - Overpriced glamour

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  • Anastasia Beverly Hills - Brows are Everything.
  • Bare Minerals - Tired.
  • BECCA - Who? Wait, yes!
  • Benefit - Cutesy.
  • BITE - Edible.
  • Bobbi Brown - Brown. Literally.  Boring Brown.  
  • Buxom - Tired in Disguise.
  • Clinique - Affordable.
  • Cover FX - Not on my radar. 
  • Dior - Who's fancy?
  • Estee Lauder - Rediscovered.
  • Givenchy - Givenchy fancy! 
  • Guerlain - Balls.
  • Hourglass - Vintage.
  • Kat Von D - Pretend edgy.
  • Lancome - Polished.
  • Laura Mercier - Bobbi Brown's Sister From Another Mister. 
  • MAKE UP FOR EVER - Adept. 
  • Marc Jacobs - Sleek.
  • NARS - Options! 
  • Smashbox -  No wow. 
  • Stila - Hidden gems. 
  • Tarte - Earthy. 
  • Too Faced - Darling.
  • Urban Decay - Marketing is Everything.
  • YSL -  Luxe. 

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Your Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier answers are cracking me up.

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  • Anastasia Beverly Hills - brows or dayssss
  • Bare Minerals - Leslie Blogett's infomercials. oh yeah and Bareskin is AWESOME.
  • BECCA - Australia
  • Benefit - Boo
  • BITE - Yes. (that VIB rouge lipstick was so awesome i got the full size)
  • Bobbi Brown - boring + animal testing
  • Buxom - showgirls
  • Clinique - superbalm + animal testing
  • Cover FX - I tried to love you
  • Dior - Serum de Rouge + animal testing
  • Estee Lauder - evil
  • Givenchy - fancy animal testing
  • Guerlain - Goorrggeeouuussss + animal testing
  • Hourglass - Wish their lipstick packaging wasn't so cheap looking
  • Kat Von D - Seems to have gone down hill a bit, but still my #1 favorite brand (for now)
  • Lancome - old people
  • Laura Mercier - secret camouflage 
  • MAKE UP FOR EVER - wish was cruelty free
  • Marc Jacobs - dog fur
  • NARS - François
  • Smashbox - NOPE
  • Stila - tiny eyeliners. ANIMAL TESTING BOO
  • Tarte - fancy hippie
  • Too Faced - that guy without lips
  • Urban Decay - HI LOOK AT OUR CHEEKY COLOR NAMES! OMG WE'RE SO SUBVERSIVE! AND WE LOVE REPACKAGING EVERYTHING CLAIMING IT'S LIMITED EDITION!
  • YSL - fanncccyyyyyyyyy animal testing

This was fun! Is this secret market research or something?

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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!" :smileyhappy:

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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. :smileyhappy: 

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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. :smileyhappy:

 

  • 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. :smileyvery-happy:
  • Hourglass - I wish,I had an hourglass. No,J/k. They make gorgeous highlighters.
  • Kat Von D - MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE LINE!!! :smileyhappy::smileyhappy::smileyhappy:
  • 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! :smileyvery-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 :smileyhappy:)
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 :smileyhappy:
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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