Stila lipstick selling out for best reason

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.”

 

 

Benefit unveils holiday-ready red lip shade

If you were worried about finding the perfect red lipstick shade to wear all through the holiday season, look no further.

According to PopSugarmakeup 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!