There’s a lot to advocate for this International Women’s Day: closing the wage gap, girls’ rights to an education worldwide, and greater opportunities for women at the top. We strongly recommend you use this March 8th to strike up some meaningful conversation and take action — but don’t forget to celebrate what you love about being a woman too. Sometimes, it’s as simple as a brand new lipstick to channel your inner femme fatale. Here are the newest lip products we love to jumpstart confidence and commemorate womanhood.
A colour with a cause. From MAC’s Viva Glam line, Taraji P. Henson’s fuchsia shade comes in a bright, matte lipstick and a rich and pearly gloss. All Viva Glam proceeds go towards helping those affected by HIV and AIDS, so it’s lipwear as giving as it is glamorous. The finished look of the two products is decidedly feminine, bringing the strut back into your stilettos.
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This Le Mepris shade is part of Tom Ford’s Soleil Collection for spring and summer, inspired by a sunnier, beachier life. The warm hues from pinks to purples will add a touch of radiance to lips while keeping them soft and hydrated. Perfect for marching into your boss’s office and demanding more vacation days.
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This squeezable liquid lip from Bobbi Brown is not only fun to apply, but full coverage for a knockout beauty look. With sixteen shades from Honey Bare to Papaya, it’s sure to flatter just about any woman. The art stick is great for on-the-go, so squeeze onto lips while you balance home, work, and saving the world like the boss lady you are.
For a fun and daring look, MAC’s Colour Rocker line comes not only in pinks and nudes, but in every color under the sun. Try a deep green for a sultry dinner look, a bright teal for Friday night drinks, or a matte yellow for...we’re not sure, but the woman who can pull that off truly knows what it means to be bold.