Make Up and Sex

Hold on there! We are not talking about sex here. Smile with tongue out In fact today’s post is going to be a bit different than the usual one I do.

I always wondered and wanted to ask people behind naming the make up products’ shades. Why on earth do they have such name that even I myself can’t utter. It is so rate PG!Freezing With a 4 year old son who starts joining phonic sounds where ever he sees a word, I just ended up hiding all my rated PG stuff.

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Lipstick shades such as Sex Machine by Nars, Kinda Sexy , Pervette, Fetish, Lickable by M.A.C, Drive Me Nude by Rimmel, Orgasm by Nars and many more are so common. Like seriously, I feel like either they are out of nice and decent names or they are just teasing us. If they think women will be attracted to such names, then hey, they are wrong. With such names only men will be attracted who aren’t even related to make up at all. Sometimes I wonder, why do they incorporate sex with makeup. Simple answer. Sex sells!

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The banners, posters, packaging …they are all displaying women as sex objects.

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The Balm is so rich with such creepy names, Sexy Mama, Hot Mama and so on. Talk about the pictures in the packaging, you seriously got to keep them away somewhere.

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There is this mascara that was so much raved about by everyone in the world of beauty and so I rushed to Sephora to grab one  for myself. I was attended my a male assistant and I hated that moment when I couldn’t just tell him I want the Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara in reply to his question, “How may I help you?” Steaming mad

These are just few creepy names that I mentioned ,there are plenty out there in the market. The latest that shocked me was Soap & Glory’s “Sexy Mother Pucker” Lipstick Disappointed smile Can’t say anything about this.

I guess they should just stick to cute and decent names. It’s not about kids seeing those weird banners,posters and packaging or reading names they shouldn’t be reading at this age. It’s about decency, I wouldn’t be able to give my mom or my mom-in-law the “Sexy Mama” blush when they need one to borrow. The name ,the picture is definitely inappropriate.  You know what I mean? I can’t let any elder of the family see my “Better than Sex” Mascara , I wouldn’t want anyone to know I own any make up that has such names. Might not be a big deal to many but it is a big deal at this side of the world.

I am by no means trying to target any brand, but I believe I have the right to express myself as these very products are being sold to me, I use them, I am the consumer and I think I have the right.

With that being said, I’d like to wind up this post by saying that no doubt most of the above mentioned products are of very good quality and are worth buying only if they try to have different names in future. Flirt male

Review & Swatch- Givenchy Lipstick

Givenchy Lipstick 202 Rose Dressing
Givenchy Lipstick 202 Rose Dressing

There is no way I’m going to spend on super duper high-end cosmetic brands for a lipstick at least, not unless it’s a primer or foundation etc. But I admit, I always wanted to try and see and feel for myself all the reasons for the hype created about all these brands. Luckily, I got Givenchy Lipstick in 202 Rose Dressing as a freebie during my last visit to Sephora. Before you say, Sephora? What were you doing there when you don’t want to spend on high-end brands. Well , let me tell you I was there and got myself only Lancome eye base which was worth AED135 and while standing at the counter waiting for my turn, grabbed a Sephora nail color which was I think around aed20 something. 😀 I don’t really go wild when in Sephora. LOL. Though temptation is too much.

Anyways, coming back to the review. This lipstick has nothing extraordinary about it that would make it stand out amongst all the other lipstick I own at the moment. What I love the most about this is its color. I just love it! It’s a very nice light pink color with a very light blue undertone which makes is so perfect for wheatish complexioned girls like me. It does feels good on the lips, it is creamy and do not have those overwhelming fragrance that comes along with most of the lipsticks around. But it doesn’t stay long, it can bleed easily which is a turn off.

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Givenchy Lipstick 202 Rose Dressing

I wear this following my usual lipstick routine.

Would I buy this? No 😀 But I’ll definitely search for its dupe 😛

Had it been long-lasting, non-bleeding lipstick , I would have considered buying it .

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