Quick, what's the name of your favorite lipstick? Does it describe the color perfectly? Does it describe a look? Better yet, does it make you smile? You might not think of beauty products as a source of a good laugh, but a select few brands take naming their products just about as seriously as the formulas themselves. In this week's "Brands To Know," we're sharing five of our fave brands with totally clever product names. Beauty with a side of laughter. Consider us sold.
Sunday Riley: You've likely heard of this skincare golden child. (It's probably one of the most Insta-famous brands of 2016.) But Sunday Riley is one brand that actually lives up to the hype. With an ethos that luxe beauty lovers can get behind, Sunday Riley products rely on A-grade raw materials, clean technology, transformative ingredients, and chuckle-worthy product names.
What to buy: Good Genes ($105)
Yes, this best-selling serum has a cult following. But it also has a very witty name. Who doesn't want to maintain (or fake) those good genes? With lactic acid, licorice root, and lemongrass, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and more are no more.
Anese: We love a brand that tells it like it is. And California brand Anese embodies that perfectly. The responsibly sourced ingredients are gentle and effective. From masks to balms and do-it-all elixirs, Anese products aim to care for your body. But thanks to some sassy packaging, they're clearly targeting your funny bone as well.
What to buy: Bless This Mess ($26)
Let's just say it like it is. Sometimes life can get messy. But with this aloe-scented spray for skin and hair contains a blend of mix of Sea Holly and Holy Water, you know, so you can cleanse away the bad and feel a little bit more put together. Plus, the #flatlay gram will totally be worth it.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics: OCC is a necessity for makeup geeks. The pigmented colors, the staying power, and so much more have made this a must for any makeup artist or beauty buff. OCC strives for innovation and creativity. Plus, the brand is 100 percent vegan and cruelty free. Oh and their lip tars have some of the best names on the market. No joke.
What to buy: Lip Tar in NSFW ($16)
You can't go wrong with the original liquid lipstick from the brand. It's their bread and butter, after all! Known for the easy-to-use doe foot applicator, insane pigment, mixability, and extreme wear-time, Lip Tar is the way to go. Our current fave: a true sexy red that's so delish it lives up to its name, NSFW.
Soap & Glory: Ah, Soap & Glory. We've been treasuring you and your affordable beauty buys since we first got our hands on Sexy Mother Pucker in middle school and instantly started blushing. In case you're not as familiar, Soap & Glory is a British brand determined to offer women quality makeup and skincare products for a totally affordable price. Oh and did we mention they serve up a little side of cheekiness?
What to buy: Sexy Mother Pucker ($14)
How could we not say our beloved Sexy Mother Pucker? With a plumping formula that tingles while adding shine and fullness, this is one gloss that has had a spot in our beauty bags for years. And yes, we still blush at the name.
PLANT: A favorite in the all-natural circuit, PLANT is an Brooklyn-based apothecary with everything from bath soaks to body oils. We already fell in love with the brand's natural ingredients, sustainable attitude, and social responsibility, so the quirky names are just a total plus.
What to buy: Get It On Body Wash ($20)
Essential oils of sandalwood, ginger, and cedar make this a seriously sensual body wash. The gel formula is a total aphrodisiac with nine good-for-you ingredients that are sure to, you know, set the mood.
Have you tried any of these products? Write a review of your favorite! And let us know which brands with clever names that you love most!