The Curious Case of Lipstick Names

The Curious Case of Lipstick Names

Remember the times when Lipstick shades had fun names that didn’t need you to check a thesaurus to understand them? Those times are long gone. Now, lip colours don’t just boost your pout they boost your vocabulary too. They were fun and flirty once upon a time, they are futuristic and fiddly right now. Don’t believe us? See them for yourself.

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‘Vin de Fantasme’ 
Reminds you of Vin Diesel at first glance and then sounds like a spell out of Harry Potter? Copywriters at L’Oreal want you to understand French like it is basic math. Vin de Fantasme, dear reader, means Wine of Fantasy and if you’d like a taste of it—Bon Appetit!

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‘Roseate Motive’
What exactly is the motive here? To give a lipstick a scientific name? Teach people Latin? Homo sapiens and Mangifera indica weren’t enough for us to remember for life? Even googling the meaning wouldn’t results here, such exoticism at Lakme inter alia (among other things)! 

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Touch of Spice 
Nothing will throw you off the logic train quite like this name. A touch of spice—sounds like a celeb cookbook but is the name of a lipstick shade. And you’re supposed to guess it’s a shade of pink with that cryptic messaging. Oh Maybelline! you’re such a tease.

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Way Beyond 
You think it’s a trance album but no! It’s a lipstick colour. Colorbar wants you to channel your creativity and decipher this abstract message. What does your heart say? Heavenly pink or Luscious peach? It’s way beyond your understanding ain’t it?

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Spiced Terracotta
Chambor makes it easy for you to imagine the colour of the lipstick here with words that create such brilliant visuals in your head, that you also want to have masala chai in a kulhad next. Nothing like lipstick and desi chai, is there?

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