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Do You Know What The Names Of These Beauty Brands Mean?

Some make sense, some are just weird AF.

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  1. What is NARS named after?

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    After its founder.
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    After a French socialite.
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    After a Greek goddess.
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    It's an acronym.
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    NARS was named after it's founder, French photographer François Nars.

    NARS was named after it's founder, French photographer François Nars.
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  2. How about Maybelline?

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    After its founder's sister.
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    After its founder's wife.
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    After its founder.
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    After its founder's mistress.
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    Maybelline was after Tom Lyle Williams' sister, Mabel, who gave him the idea after watching her applying a mixture of Vaseline and coal dust to her eyelashes to give them a darker, fuller look.

    Maybelline was after Tom Lyle Williams' sister, Mabel, who gave him the idea after watching her applying a mixture of Vaseline and coal dust to her eyelashes to give them a darker, fuller look.
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  3. What about Lancôme Paris?

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    Lancôme is a trendy neighborhood in Paris.
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    It's a kind of flower that only grows in France.
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    The name was inspired by a castle.
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    Lancôme is rumored to be a Parisian secret society.
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    The name was inspired by the castle Le Château de Lancosme.

    The name was inspired by the castle Le Château de Lancosme.
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  4. What does OPI mean?

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    OPI: Omar Pirelli Igatowsky (its founder's initials).
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    OPI: Organic Prestige Inc.
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    OPI: Odontorium Products Inc.
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    OPI: Short for opium.
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    OPI was originally named Odontorium Products Inc., since it was a dental supply company that was later bought and turned into a nail polish brand.

    OPI was originally named Odontorium Products Inc., since it was a dental supply company that was later bought and turned into a nail polish brand.
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  5. What's the story behind NYX?

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    NYX: New York Xtreme.
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    It's a made up word.
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    It's named after Stevie Nicks.
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    It's named after a Greek goddess.
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    NYX is named after the Greek goddess of night.

    NYX is named after the Greek goddess of night.
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  6. How about MAC?

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    MAC: Make-up Art Cosmetics.
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    MAC: Make-up Artist Cosmetics.
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    MAC is short for macrocosm.
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    MAC was named after Niccolò Machiavelli.
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    MAC stands for Make-up Art Cosmetics.

    MAC stands for Make-up Art Cosmetics.
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  7. What does e.l.f. mean?

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    Named after the founder's daughters: Eloise, Lulu and Fatima.
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    e.l.f. stands for "every lovely face."
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    e.l.f. stands for "eyes lips face."
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    e.l.f. stands for "eyeliner lipstick foundation."
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    Yes, e.l.f. = eyes lips face.

    Yes, e.l.f. = eyes lips face.
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  8. What's the story behind Stila?

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    It was named after a Roman goddess.
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    Stila is a Latin word that means seductive.
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    Stila is a made up word.
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    Stila is a last name.
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    Stila is derived from the Italian word "stilare," which can mean "to pen". Its founder, Jeanine Lobell, said that they sort of made up the word.

    Stila is derived from the Italian word "stilare," which can mean "to pen". Its founder, Jeanine Lobell, said that they sort of made up the word.
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  9. What about Aveeno?

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    It's named after a plant.
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    Named after an ingredient found in its products.
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    It's a Latin word that means ageless.
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    Named after the New Jersey town where they're headquartered.
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    The name is derived from the scientific name for oat, Avena Sativa, which is one of the key ingredients in their products.

    The name is derived from the scientific name for oat, Avena Sativa, which is one of the key ingredients in their products.
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  10. Where does Essie come from?

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    Essie is short for essence.
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    Named after it's founder.
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    Essie is short for essential.
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    It's a word derived from the saying "easy peasy".
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    Essie was named after its founder, Essie Weingarten.

    Essie was named after its founder, Essie Weingarten.
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  11. Who is Miss Jessie?

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    It's a fictional name.
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    It's named after its founder's mother.
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    It's named after its founder's grandmother.
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    It's named after its founder's favorite actress.
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    Miss Jessie was the paternal grandmother of Miko and Titi Branch, founders of Miss Jessie's Natural Hair Products.

    Miss Jessie was the paternal grandmother of Miko and Titi Branch, founders of Miss Jessie's Natural Hair Products.
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  12. What does Revlon even mean?

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    Revlon is the founder's name, Nolver Johnson, backwards.
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    Revlon is a small town in the south of France.
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    It's name after its founders.
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    It's a made up word that combines the words revolution and love.
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    It's a combination of its founder's last names: Charles Revson, Joseph Revson, and Charles Lachman (who contributed the "L").

    It's a combination of its founder's last names: Charles Revson, Joseph Revson, and Charles Lachman (who contributed the "L").
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  13. What is WEN?

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    Named after Chinese sailor Wen Yimei.
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    WEN is "new" spelled backwards.
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    WEN is a made up word that means nothing.
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    WEN stands for "wonderful essential and natural."
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    Yup, WEN is "new" spelled backwards.

    Yup, WEN is "new" spelled backwards.
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  14. How about Sephora?

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    Named after the Greek goddess of beauty.
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    Named after the Roman goddess of love.
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    Sephora is the founder's maiden name.
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    A word made up by two other names.
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    Sephora is a word made up by combining the name "Zipporah" (Moses' wife in the Book of Exodus), and the word "sephosis", a Greek term attributed to beauty and vanity.

    Sephora is a word made up by combining the name "Zipporah" (Moses' wife in the Book of Exodus), and the word "sephosis", a Greek term attributed to beauty and vanity.
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