Name That List, #45

What is this a list of? The answer is below in extended.

  • Stand-Up Bread
  • Catfight
  • Pinky Nude Sinner
  • Truffle Tease
  • Grandma
  • Whipped Caviar
  • Dissolved in Dreams
  • Sexer
  • Plum Zing
  • French Fawn
  • Cherries in the Snow
  • Mousse Cafe
  • Polyester Bride
  • Asphyxia
  • Drive Me Nude
  • Fire Down Below
  • Pervette
  • But Officer
  • Fatal Apple
  • Raisin Hell
  • Fluoride


They're all names of lipsticks.

source: Debra Merskin (2007), "Truly Toffee and Raisin Hell: A Textual Analysis of Lipstick Names," Sex Roles, 56:591–600.

From the article:
I studied the names of 1,722 lipsticks of 52 national brands. The findings show, beyond simple color names, that most of the lipsticks are named after food, beverages, sex, and romance. The American cultural imperative of beauty prompts many women to doubt their self-worth and keeps attainment of the beauty ideal just out of reach. Understanding how meaning is constructed through lipstick naming is an important step toward apprehending the role of cosmetics in conflating femininity, self-esteem, and body image with the goals of patriarchal hegemony.
     Posted By: Alex - Fri Dec 15, 2017
     Category: Name That List

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