Recently, I showed the blog to a friend who liked it but asked, “why is it called DO WANT makeup?”
I’d been thinking about making a post to explain this for a while because I’m not sure many people get the reference, and her question kind of cemented the idea.
Do want comes from do not want (often used in all caps DO NOT WANT), an internet meme that was spawned by a Chinese-subbed Star Wars Episode III. At the end of Episode III when Darth Vader screams noooooo!, it is translated in the English subtitles as
When Jenelle and I browse makeup sites and brands, we ooh and ahh and go “omg do want”, so that’s the second part of the story.
To be perfectly honest, DO WANT makeup was kind of a temporary name for my blog until I could think of something more witty or catchy. I couldn’t think of anything else but I just wanted to get started. I know there are some problems with this name: not everybody is going to “get” it and it’s pretty difficult to search it on Google because the words are very common. But now that it’s been a couple months, the name has kind of grown on me and I don’t know if I want to change it.