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This Empowering Reason This Stila Lipstick Shade Is Selling Out

On June 26, 2018, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old candidate for New York’s 14th Congressional District, defeated 10-term incumbent Representative Joseph Crowley. Many are calling the election a shocking political upset; if the Bronx-born Latina woman beats Republican candidate Anthony Pappas in the November midterm, she’ll be the youngest woman ever elected to the House of Representatives. We’re still not over the candidate’s impressive victory, but Twitter added just one more reason to root for Ocasio-Cortez: her lipstick of choice. The candidate just revealed the exact lipstick shade she wore to the Democratic Primary Debate, and it’s a classic power red with historical significance.

The politician took to Twitter to answer the “many inquiries” she received on her preferred color. “I GOT YOU,” she wrote, adding that it’s none other than Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso ($22). It’s hard to not find some symbolism in the brick red shade, as suffragettes in the early 1900s wore the hue while protesting for women’s right to vote. In 1912, the real-life Elizabeth Arden even handed out a similar lipstick to NYC marchers as a token of unity.

Soon after Ocasio-Cortez revealed her scoop, Beso sold out on Sephora . (It’s still available at other retailers like Nordstrom and Stila’s own site .) There’s undoubtedly more to focus on than Ocasio-Cortez’s makeup preferences – her platform supports Medicare for all, abolishing ICE, expanding LGBTQ+ rights, and creating an assault weapons ban – but it’s empowering to see her repping such a storied lipstick color. Just as marching suffragettes united in the hue 106 years ago, women have responded to the original tweet in solidarity.

Elizabeth Arden's Badass New Lipstick Will Help Women in Need Around the World

Image Source: Elizabeth Arden

A red lipstick that celebrates and supports all women? We’re in! Elizabeth Arden has just released a limited-edition lipstick as part of a campaign called March On ($26). In partnership with the brand’s Storyteller-in-Chief, Reese Witherspoon , March On aims to “help women unite and reach their best potential.” The campaign aligns with the 100th anniversary of the women’s right to vote in the UK and International Women’s Day . One hundred percent of the proceeds from sales of the limited-edition lipstick ($26) will be donated to UN Women in support of its work to advance women’s issues worldwide.

Elizabeth Arden chose to release this limited-edition red lipstick with Reese as it’s a “powerful symbol of unity and advocacy.” Elizabeth Arden’s bright red lipstick was a symbol of liberty during the suffragettes’ march on New York in 1912, when it was given out to women who were taking part in the protest. Red lipstick has been used as a symbol of women’s unification, strength, and defiance ever since. The women’s vote was very important to Elizabeth Arden, and the brand is still as dedicated today to its philanthropic efforts and women’s rights around the world.

The limited edition lipstick is in the staple shade Red Door Red, inspired by the iconic red doors of Elizabeth Arden salons. The tube (which is usually gold) has been reimagined in crimson, with Reese Witherspoon’s signature inside. The lipstick allows women to feel like the most badass version of themselves (because who doesn’t feel better after applying a bold lip color?) while helping an incredible cause. Red Door Red is available now ($26).

Soap & Glory Sells Lipstick, but Its New Ad Shows Women Are More Than Their Mouths

How does a beauty brand contribute to the #MeToo discussion? Soap & Glory just schooled us all. The drugstore favorite offers a full line of makeup, but it’s perhaps best known for its cheekily named lip-plumping product , Sexy Mother Pucker. To some, that might seem a little objectifying. After all, a woman’s pout isn’t just a vessel for lipstick. It’s also, you know, the thing she talks out of, and those words are powerful.

That’s why Soap & Glory’s latest campaign wants us to look past the aesthetics of a woman’s lips – and more into what she has to say. In an emotional ad shot during the LA Women’s March on Jan. 20, the brand set up a live stream spotlighting close-ups of women’s lips. All wore various shades of lipstick as they spoke about their hopes, dreams, struggles, and experiences ranging from growing up transgender to surviving an abusive relationship. The ad encourages women to raise their voices “whatever their shade of gloss” may be.

The #MoreThanLips campaign sheds a spotlight on Soap & Glory’s efforts to support She Should Run, a national organization that works to support women in politics. One specific goal of She Should Run is increasing the number of women running for office to 250,000 by 2030. Soap & Glory has said that it will donate $5 for any post tagged #MoreThanLips – so get hashtagging.

Get Ready – These Are the 11 Hottest Lipsticks Every Makeup Addict Needs For Spring

A new season means it’s time for a beauty overhaul ! If you’re as obsessed with lipstick as us, your bank account is about to get a little emptier. We curated a list of the most coveted options for Spring. These lipsticks come in every color from poppy red to peony pink. We also chose them at a variety of price points so that there’s something for every budget. Shop through these buzzy options, and add a few to your vanity. It’s totally necessary!

MAC Is Launching Throwback Lipsticks in '90s-Fabulous Colors, and We. Are So. Excited.

The dream of the ’90s is alive in MAC’s latest collection, which will have fans of the decade screaming in their hair claws . The brand has launched a Throwbacks collection that’s bringing sexy back – and by “sexy,” we mean all your old favorite lipstick and eye shadow shades like Marrakesh, Bronx, Uninterrupted, and Kid.

Even better? This line is part of the brand’s permanent collection, so you don’t have to worry about missing out on reuniting with all your OGs. On the lip front, Throwbacks includes matte, frost, and satin finishes, which are all in retro shades that belong in an episode of Friends. Sans one metallic – the duochrome bronze Spanish Fly – the lippies lie in the red or pink color family.

Natural is the name of the game for the eye shadows, which come in a range of tan, beige, and brown to channel that Alicia Silverstone no-makeup look. Read on to see everything you can shop online at MAC now or in stores on March 1 – which is aptly a Thursday, aka prime #TBT time.

This Adorable Heart-Shaped Lipstick Sold Out in 1 Day – but It's Baaack

Even if you plan to spend Valentine’s Day eating a sampler box of Russell Stover chocolates in bed while watching the courtroom scene of Legally Blonde on repeat, you can still celebrate love’s eternal flame with a beauty product or two. On that front, our hearts currently beat for The Beauty Spy Mystic Love Lipsticks ($18).

The heart-shaped bullets are absolutely adorable, and you don’t have to take it from us. Instead, consider the fact that these babies sold out in one day. It’s not hard to see why. Even the biggest Valentine’s Day hater will succumb to the charming heart-shaped surprise hidden underneath the lipstick’s cap.

These beeswax-infused lippies provide intense, creamy coverage. There are four varying shades of pinks and reds, and one hydrating shimmer stick that can be applied alone for a subtle sheen or on top of color for when life calls for some tszujing.

After wearing the classic red option through an entire day, the coverage remained perfectly opaque. And unlike some intense red lipsticks, there was minimal color transfer. This means that if you’re planning to do some heavy petting on Valentine’s Day, consider Mystic Love Heart Lipstick kiss-proof.

See every lovable shade, ahead.

POPSUGAR Photography / Alaina Demopoulos

They're Here! 13 Editor-Approved Liquid Lipsticks You Need For Fall

The fastest way to transform your beauty look from Summer to Fall is by swiping on a liquid lipstick. Many formulas have excellent staying power and boldly pop on your pout. Whether you’re looking for a warm nude or a vampy burgundy, we rounded up our favorite options for you to choose from. Not only will these lipsticks make a statement, but they will take your autumnal look to the next level. Stock up on a few right now!

Exclusive First Reveal of Huda Kattan's 12 Lip Strobe Metallic Glosses

jIn the midst of an over-saturated, holographic beauty world, Huda Kattan managed to launch a collection of metallic strobing lip gloss collection that feels fresh. The entrepreneur and Instagram star looked for inspiration from both the past and the future when she developed her Lip Strobes, a 12-shade range launching mid June ($18 each, shophudabeauty.com ). The hues play into both the frosty shades of the ’90s and iridescent unicorn-inspired products of 2017.

“Right now people are obsessed with things that seem out of this world and give them some type of surprise,” she told POPSUGAR via email. “The idea of something iridescent or duo chromatic seems a little mysterious and unique. They are kind of super ’90s meets the future.”

The colors may play into the existing trend, but each feels unique. There are both sheer and full-coverage shimmer formulas. Expect a range that varies from Enchanted, a pale pink with a pearlescent finish, to Fearless, a sparkly pigmented fuchsia.

“I am obsessed with duo chromes and iridescence right now!” she said of how the concept was born. “We were inspired when we were creating our Melted Strobe for our 3D Highlighters . We were just playing with shimmers and glitters and somehow this was created.”

Huda went on: “For the colors we wanted something that would almost change in some lights or on top of certain colors. All of the glosses have serious shimmer, some are opaque and full of pigment and shine, while others are duo chromatic and iridescent.”

The vlogger admitted she is not always a fan of lip glosses, so she was extra careful when crafting these. Don’t expect the sticky, goopy ones you actually wore back when *NSYNC was together. “I hate gloss, and I am super fussy with what I wear,” she said. “This feels so luxurious and hydrating while wearing. It’s not sticky and the strobes feel super comfortable on the lips.”

“I hate gloss, and I am super fussy with what I wear. This feels so luxurious and hydrating.”

She even perfected the applicator to enhance the cozy wearability. “The strobes also have a precision, heart-shaped wand which glides on an even coat for a luminous finish giving you an extra smooth application,” she added.

When it came to naming, she simply picked adjectives that would cater to your moods. “The names were inspired by our Liquid Mattes – we thought of it as the next step to your pout,” Huda explained. “So we thought we would make it a way to describe the personality behind the Liquid Matte. So you could be a Ritzy (Lip Strobe) Trophy Wife (Liquid Matte), or a Shameless (Lip Strobe) Trendsetter (Liquid Matte) and really feel something towards the look you floss.”

Though we knew it would be like choosing between children, we asked which color is her favorite. “This is so hard but I’d have to say that I am obsessed with Snobby,” Huda revealed. “It’s one of the shades which took the longest to create, and I’d bathe in it if I could! It’s a semi-sheer pink shade with gold and pink big shimmers!”

According to Huda, the best way to wear the Lip Strobe is to glide it across your pout, and then take some off with a tissue. “You can remove the gloss by blotting off the excess, which will leave you with a glistening shimmer without the gloss.” She also recommends layering it on thoroughly for an intensely pigmented, shiny style, or dabbing it in just the center of your pout for a subtle contoured effect.

Huda even tried wearing them on her eyelids, which she teased on social media ! “I never realized this would work so well until a day before our campaign shoot!” she enthused. “They look ahhhmazing on the lids, and you can wear them on top of a shadow or just as is. For easy application, a small flat brush works nicely or even your fingers will do the trick. I would only recommend adding a small amount and for short periods, since it is a gloss and will move around.” Basically: do it for Instagram, and then wash it off before you attend a rooftop soiree in the heat.

Before you worry about removing these buzzy lip glosses, start planning how you’ll get your hands on them when they launch later this month! And as you count down the minutes until you can hit “add to cart,” see every shade and swatch – exclusively here first!

Kat Von D Fans, We Found Your New Favorite Goth Beauty Brand

If your wardrobe incorporates more charcoal than millennial pink and your vanity contains more Kat Von D than Too Faced, you’re going to fall head over heels for indie brand Cryptic Cosmetics . The goth-inspired indie line is run by blogger Christina Parga, known by Depechegurl on Instagram, and includes three collections of richly pigmented, edgy liquid lipsticks.

The liquid lipsticks are impressively opaque and smooth shades that will speak to your black soul. The Gore Couture line includes five mauve hues that are versatile enough to go with a clean cat eye for work and a sexy smudged look for night. Explore the six-piece Till Death Do Us Part collection if you’re a fan of warmer brown-based tones. The He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not offering includes a berry-colored He Loves Me and a dark purple He Loves Me Not, so you can switch up your look or use them to contour your pout.

The gloomy lippies are sold online for $17 each , a sweet deal for liquid lipsticks that go on in one smooth swipe and last all day. The part that makes these a must-have product, though, is that the brand (like KVD!) is entirely cruelty-free and vegan, meaning you can look hot without worrying if your bold lipstick has ever harmed an animal. Read on to find out which shades to try based on your favorite Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($20) shades.

Wonder Woman Beauty Makes a Triumphant Return to Walgreens

Just as we’re trying to calm down from the excitement of the Wonder Woman Jean-Paul Gaultier fragrance , we find out that Walgreens has a new line of cosmetics based on our favorite heroine.

We loved when the drugstore debuted a line of Wonder Woman makeup last year , and we’re thrilled to see the retailer is collaborating with the comic book hero again. This time, the collection features the superhero on cosmetics bags, stunning red-bristled makeup brushes, and lip and eye products inspired by the character.

These items are sold exclusively in stores, and prices may vary from store to store. If you’d like to get your hands on this collection, you may have to rummage through a few different Walgreens before you find them. Luckily, excited beauty mavens have been posting images of the affordable products to Instagram and Twitter so we know what to look for.

Keep reading to check out the new line.