A Texas woman who reviews cosmetic products on her YouTube channel is on a mission to get a certain color name of eye shadow changed.
Think fast: do you know what hue vermilion, chartreuse or puce would be?
They’re actual colors that have been around for a long time.
Now consider these colors: “Vanity Fairest”, “Stiletto”, and “Voodoo.”
Could you even venture a guess as to what shades those names might refer to? They’re real names of colors that a Texas woman named Maurah Ruiz reviews on her YouTube channel, WTSP-TV reports.
I wouldn’t even venture a guess as to which name goes with which shade, but I’m sure someone out there could.
But when this Texas vlogger went to review one particular cosmetic product, she said she was shocked to see that one of the shades carried the dubious name druggie.
Druggie, it seems, is a purple. You can see it and other colors in the palette, which include names like “Sinful,” “Paralyzed” and “Lounge,” here.
But that’s beside the point. Why would anyone want to wear a shade with that name? Is wearing a color associated with drug use considered hip now?
Ruiz told KVUE-TV about her immediate reaction to the color name:
“I just think that messaging, that type of marketing especially to a company that has a lot of young women who purchase their products, I just think it’s very distasteful and it’s not okay.”
Does such a name “glorify” drug use? I think that might be something of a stretch. But at the same time, one might reasonably wonder why a company would want to appear cavalier about drug addiction.
I’d like to think today’s young people would be smart enough not to be influenced by such a thing. But if it were your child or your grandchild, would you want them exposed to something like that?