I Tried Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Red Stila Lipstick, Aka The One Every Woman Should Own

June 29, 2018 by MichelleMadhok
shefinds | beauty

No matter your politics, if you’re a woman who loves lipstick you are probably asking yourself, “What lipstick is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wearing? Because I must have it RIGHT NOW.”

Who Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

In case you don’t know who Ocasio-Cortez is, she just unseated a long time Democratic Congressman for New York in the House of Representatives. She is 27 years old and a force. She also loves a red lip–as do I.

What lipstick was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wearing?

Ocasio-Cortez shared via Twitter that the lipstick she wore on election night is Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso (which means kiss in Spanish!).

She’s worn it on several occasions, actually–it’s her go-to lipstick:

What does Stila Beso look like on a medium skin color?

I was able to get my hands on the color; here I am rocking it (below). I’m of Indian descent and have medium skin color. I also happen to be 47 years old. Here’s what Stila Beso looks like on someone who isn’t 28 years old, FYI:

It turns out that I had heard of this lip color before because there had been a big email discussion in a power woman networking group I’m in called The List about go-to lipsticks for everything from speeches to book tours–basically the lipsticks you need if you plan to kick-ass.

Here are some of their best red lipstick picks – Beso and beyond.

These Are The Best Red Lipsticks, According To Female Leaders:

I’m wearing Stila’s beso for my entire book tour. It matches the red letters I had put onto a #SheLikesToWin sweater from Lingua Franca. Every time I get in front of an audience in this color I feel powerful and amazing even if my baby puked on me right before I left the house. I was out in LA talking to TV execs about Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win last week and I think I had the best meetings of my life….I credit the lipstick. — Jo Piazza, bestselling author

In the past couple of years, a bold coral lipstick [editor note: Tesoro shade, not the Beso, but still the Stila] has become my suit of armor when the spotlight is on me. That’s a surprise to me, because I literally didn’t own makeup until I was well into my twenties. But I’ve discovered as I get older that there’s something about a really great color that’s unabashedly feminine and strong at the same time. If I’m going to speak for 40 minutes and do 20 minutes of Q&A, as I did when keynoting SXSW in 2017, I need a sucker that’s going to stay put. And if I’m going to go toe-to-toe on the economic and human case for transgender rights and have a state legislator shout at me and refuse to shake my hand, I want to feel badass while doing that. — Jessica Shortall, Managing Director of Texas competes, a coalition of 1,300+ employers making the economic case for LGBT rights in Texas

“The Lip product that lasts forever: Stila Liquid Lipstick. They have a variety of reds that i love, but Besos is my signature lip choice. ‘It [Beso] is the ultimate color for brown skin you guys… I love it so much, I’d write a love letter to it.
I also encourage everyone to try a bright pink (Stila Flamingo or Laura Mercier).There’s something about a bold/bright lip that feels like it’s for no one but me. Which is liberating in a weird way.” — Benish Shah, VP Marketing at @raisedreal

“I pulled out a lip pencil that I love, love and said, “I’m having the hardest time finding this exact color in a stain and I’d like to do a stain more because I notice when I do a long book signing lines, etc those pics need to be sharp an hour in”. In about 2 seconds, my friend, Benish Shah, who knows everything…gave me the answer. Stila Beso, I had popped it in my Sephora basket and BOOM, lip game perfected.”Nilofer Merchant, Innovation expert; “not everyone will, but anyone can”. Author 3 books on #futureofwork. Former @Apple + tech Exec. Speaker @tedtalks. Ranked #22 @thinkers50

stila all day liquid lipstick in beso

Is this the lipstick color of the year? We think so. Shop STILA stay all day liquid lipstick in Beso ($22) now. 

stila all day liquid lipstick in beso

It has almost a 5-star rating on Nordstrom. Customers call the color "beautiful" and especially love the consistency--"It goes on wet but then dries matte." 


Get one now: STILA stay all day liquid lipstick in Beso ($22)

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