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

Some make sense, some are just weird AF.

  1. What is NARS named after?

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    NARS was named after it's founder, French photographer François Nars.

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  2. How about Maybelline?

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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.

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  3. What about Lancôme Paris?

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    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 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 is named after the Greek goddess of night.

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  6. How about MAC?

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    MAC stands for Make-up Art Cosmetics.

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  7. What does e.l.f. mean?

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    Yes, e.l.f. = eyes lips face.

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  8. What's the story behind Stila?

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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.

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  9. What about Aveeno?

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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.

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  10. Where does Essie come from?

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    Essie was named after its founder, Essie Weingarten.

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  11. Who is Miss Jessie?

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    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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    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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    Yup, WEN is "new" spelled backwards.

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  14. How about Sephora?

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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.

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