In the sixth episode of Popaganda’s GLAMOUR season, host Carmen Rios meets up with Davida Hall from Lipstick Lobby in Los Angeles—and finds out the stories behind each shade of the feminist beauty brand’s movement-oriented products.
Lipstick Lobby burst onto the scene in 2017 with a unique mission: to manufacture lipsticks that look good and do good too. The brand sends all net proceeds from each shade in the line to different organizations—meaning that in the years since they launched, Lipstick Lobby has raised awareness about everything from abortion rights to gun violence and generated thousands of dollars for Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union, the UnPrison Project, and the Brady Center.
In the years since Lipstick Lobby launched, beauty has started to see its own feminist revolution take shape, with similar mission-aligned brands and products coming to the fore. In a wideranging interview, Carmen and Davida explore the power of a feminist beauty ritual, the importance of radicalizing glamour, and what’s next for the groundbreaking brand empowering people to put their politics where their mouths are.
Use the code “Bitch15” for 15 percent off your favorite feminist shade at lipsticklobby.com! Share a selfie in your favorite shade with the hashtag #ProtestWithABoldLip.
This episode of Popaganda is sponsored by Lewis & Clark College’s 39th annual Gender Studies Symposium in Portland, Oregon, from March 11 to March 13. Don’t miss out on this exciting series of free lectures, workshops, and panel discussions, an art exhibit, and keynote talks by Jack Halberstam and Feminista Jones. We’ll see you on campus!
To check out Lipstick Lobby’s line—including apparel and accessories, as well as four very fabulous shades worth swiping on—go to lipsticklobby.com. You can also click here to learn more about the organizations their products support.
To stay in touch and be the first to find out about the next shade, follow Lipstick Lobby on Instagram. To share your favorite shades, post with the hashtag #LipstickItToTheMan!
Photo courtesy of Lipstick Lobby
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