Who knew lipstick could be so empowering? Apparently Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez.
According to PopSugar, when the 28-year-old candidate from New York’s 14th Congressional District defeated “10-term incumbent” Representative Joseph Crowley in a stunning primary victory, she did so while wearing a bright red shade of lipstick — one that caught the eye of Twitter users, who began inquiring after the happy hue.
While Ocasio-Cortez told her followers in a response tweet that the exact lipstick was Stila’s “Stay All Day” liquid lipstick in the shade “Beso,” PopSugar says the decision wear red carried more significance than readily noticeable.
“…Suffragettes in the early 1900s wore the hue while protesting for women’s right to vote,” reports PopSugar, while “in 1912, the real-life Elizabeth Arden even handed out a similar lipstick to NYC marchers as a token of unity.”
And since Ocasio-Cortez revealed her lipstick shade, PopSugar says not only has Sephora sold out of the hue, her Twitter followers shared their support by sending their photos of their own Stila lip slicks.
History-infused or not, this show of women supporting women is encouraging — and, as PopSugar points out, don’t forget to focus on what really matters: what Ocasio-Cortez’s platform is: she “supports Medicare for all, abolishing ICE, expanding LGBTQ+ rights, and creating an assault weapons ban.”
What’s better than a lipstick you love — a lipstick that gives back, of course.
According to PopSugar, everyone’s favorite makeup brand Urban Decay has released a limited-edition version of its ever-popular Vice lipstick on International Women’s Day. Called “Outspoken,” PopSugar says 100 percent of the lipstick shade’s profits will be donated to “nonprofits that support women’s empowerment causes.”
While PopSugar reports that the exact non-profits it will donate to will be selected by The Ultraviolet Edge, the cosmetic brand has “pledged to raise over $2 million” for the organization.
Brand founder Wende Zomnir did, however, give an idea of what kinds of initiatives the funds may serve, saying in a release to PopSugar that shoppers will help “provide literacy programs and microloans to women in Uganda. You’re enabling girls in Kenya to get an education. And you’re making it possible for underserved and abused women in New York City to get the legal representation they desperately need.”
As for the lipstick shade itself, PopSugar says the “rosy-mauve” tone comes in a lilac purple tube with a purple blooming rose on it, making it the prettiest do-gooder lipstick we’ve ever seen.
Purchase the lipstick here for $18.
Having a favorite lipstick can be something of a love affair: you want to use it all the time, you keep your fingers crossed it never runs out and you know that no other lipstick could ever compare to your favorite. But, what happens when an eyeshadow palette is designed with your favorite lipstick shade in mind?
Well, we’re about to find out, thanks to Urban Decay. According to PopSugar, the cosmetics company is set to release a brand-new monochromatic rose eyeshadow palette inspired by one of their most popular lipstick shades. Drawing on their Backtalk Vice Lipstick, PopSugar says the new palette — aptly called “Backtalk” — is a “a double-decker bundle that features eight eye shadows on one side and four coordinating blushes/highlighters on the other” that offers rose gold, pink and neutral shades.
Included in this palette are the shades “3 Sheets, Bare, Curve, Backtalk, Shade, Attitude, WTF, and 180, and the blush/highlight shades are Cheap Shot, Double Take, Low Key, and Party Foul,” reports PopSugar.
The best part: Urban Decay fans won’t have to wait too long for this beauty to drop, as PopSugar reports that the palette will go on sale on March 8 and will retail for $46.
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Makeup products that are easy to use are great, but what’s even better are those that are easy to use AND are flattering to all skin tones.
Just take Bite Beauty’s new “Prismatic Pearl” multisticks, for example: according to PopSugar, the new multifunctional stick is “packaged like a pen” and allows you to add all kinds of shimmery goodness to your eyes, lips and even cheeks. Multisticks are available in six universally-flattering shades, says PopSugar, which means there is a good chance that everyone can get in on the sparkly fun.
The new product follows up on a previous Bite Beauty item — the Crème Lip Gloss — that was available in a hue also called “Prismatic Pearl,” says PopSugar, but these multisticks aren’t just for your lips like the gloss of the past.
So how much will this beauty set you back? Your makeup bag’s new utility player will only snag you for $24.
ColourPop has released the follow-up to its May collaboration with social media beauty maven iluvsarahii, and it’s perfectly timed for the holiday season.
According to PopSugar, the brand initially teased the collaboration on Instagram, showing the influencer “rocking a glossy lip with ’90s-esque obvious liner” wearing lip shades in a “champagne shimmer” and a “berry red.” Another shot shows iluvsarahii (aka Karen Sarahi Gonzalez) modeling a foiled-red lip color.
Ready to snag these lip colors? Click here to shop all ColourPop x iluvsarahii products, which retail between $5 and $54.
Fenty Beauty is just a gift that keeps on giving.
According to Fashionista, the Rihanna-created makeup collection is set to release a new lipstick line filled with all-new matte lip colors. Called MatteMoiselle, Fashionista says the line will feature “14 shades, ranging from nudes to reds to a bold violet, a green and even a dark navy shade,” coming in a solid instead of paint form.
And, with Fenty Beauty being the gift it is, the brand is keeping true to form, as Fashionista reports that the new shades will be available online and in stores at Sephora and Harvey Nichols starting on Dec. 26.
If you were worried about finding the perfect red lipstick shade to wear all through the holiday season, look no further.
According to PopSugar, makeup company Benefit Cosmetics has launched a brand-new red lipstick just in the knick of time. The new release, called “They’re Real! Red On!” is a matte lip color, says PopSugar, one that is a “blue-red” shade that “promises to be universally flattering and long-lasting.”
Beyond the color and texture of the lipstick, another thing to note is the package’s design, says PopSugar: the new shade comes in a small pot that features a mirror and a tapered brush for ultra-fine precision.
So how much with this lippie set you back? PopSugar says an even $20.
Get ready — this lipstick will surely be your favorite for the holiday season and beyond!
As if we all weren’t raving about Fenty Beauty‘s products enough, they are about to drop a brand-new product — and soon.
According to Glamour, the brand and brainchild of Rihanna is set to launch its first red lipstick, called the Stunna Lip Paint. What’s more is that the lippie follows the brand’s mission of producing makeup for all, says Glamour, touting a motto of “One Red For All.”
While there is no word yet on price, Glamour is predicting that it may fall in line with her Gloss Bomb ($18) and her holiday lip products ($19 each). As for the release date, you may want to ask family and friends to save you some turkey and stuffing, because this beauty drops on Thanksgiving — yes, Nov. 23.
You can shop the Stunna Lip Paint both online and in stores, says Glamour, at fentybeauty.com, sephora.com and harveynichols.com, as well as in Sephora and Harvey Nichols stores.
Whether Urban Decay makeup products are your guilty pleasure, beauty bag standard or your first foray into the world of cosmetics, you certainly won’t want to miss their latest release.
According to InStyle, the company recently unveiled their all-new Vault of Vice lipstick set, which comes fully loaded with everything from lipsticks to liquid lipsticks to lip liners.
The 15-piece set includes “four lipsticks in 1993, Blackmail, 714, and Big Bang, four coordinating liquid lipsticks, as well as four lip liners in the same colors to create a totally cohesive look,” says InStyle, and also comes with “Special Effects lip toppers in Fever, Reverb, and Ritual.”
With all of these different products in one set, you can easily mix and match colors to create versatile looks. InStyle says the set is currently available at Macy’s and at Urban Decay for $150.
Beauty products are about more than just adding a pop of color to your lips or a shimmer to your cheek.
That’s certainly the case with a lipstick from Lime Crime, which InStyle reports will be helping victims of Hurricane Harvey. With each purchase of their Matte Velvetine Liquid Lipstick in Beet It between now and Sept. 12, InStyle says Lime Crime will donate 100 percent of the proceeds to the American Red Cross.
Additionally, Lime Crime’s products are both PETA verified vegan and Leaping Bunny certified cruelty free, so you can rest assured that your purchase is beneficial in more ways than one.
Ready to continue supporting victims of Hurricane Harvey? Snag your $20 Lime Crime lipstick here.