Celebrity makeup artist Jamie Dorman keeps this Bossy Cosmetics liquid lipstick in her kit to use when her clients need bold pigment with lots of staying power. "This is flattering on all skin tones, but I especially love it on medium-to-deep complexions," she says. "It saturates your lips with a velvet wine shade, stays on for hours, and makes your teeth look whiter."
Time: Who has it? I can't even think of when I last used a lip liner in the morning. In an ideal world, I'd prep my lips with liner before applying a matte liquid lipstick, but life just isn't set up that way. The pointed applicator of this liquid lipstick makes precisely outlining my lips a breeze. I fill in the rest of my mouth in 10 seconds flat because this is gorgeously pigmented. The velvety texture dries down in another 10 seconds, and doesn't move. I'll always vouch for a long-lasting liquid lipstick I can apply in 30 seconds or less.
WHY I'M OBSESSED:
Besides the fact that I'm in love with the orangey-red hue, which is perfect for off-duty activities (i.e. a boozy brunch or a day party), the charitable mission of this brand is what really drew me in. Bossy Cosmetics is committed to uplifting young girls and women worldwide. The proceeds of every purchase are donated to a charitable organization for women. A lipstick that gives back is the type of beauty product I can get behind.
Can you speak to Bossy Cosmetics philosophy? [EXCERPT]
"At the core of our DNA, is to give. We want to give working women a platform to look, feel, and do good in their own way. Given that women are incredibly busy with their jobs, families and self-care, I thought it would be great to combine a completely indulgent but necessary purchase like lipsticks with contributing to society at large. I didn’t want to just create another lipstick business. I wanted to create a global beauty brand that was truly inclusive and understood working women at its core and gave them products that they loved to use in order to go out into the world and be their best selves. We decided to partner with a few organizations that had the same philosophy of social advocacy at their core. We specifically wanted to center on issues affecting women and girls, especially those from vulnerable communities. It’s been a wonderful dream to implement and we really hope that our customers appreciate and believe in our mission.
SEPTEMBER 2019 ISSUE
Founded by former investment banker Aishetu Fatima Dozie, the cruelty-free makeup brand Bossy Cosmetics donates a portion of all sales to various female-focused charities, including Girls Inc of St. Louis, which provides support for girls aged 6 to 18 in the St. Louis area, and Women’s Link Worldwide, a nonprofit organization that uses the power of the law to advance the human rights of women and girls across the world.
The brain child of Aisha Fatima Dozie, Bossy Cosmetics stands by the motto, "I’m not bossy, I’m the boss!" The brand's signature formula, available in endless shades is the matte liquid lipstick that won't dry out your lips and doesn't require any liner.
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Bossy founder and CEO Aishetu “Aisha” Dozie reportedly created the brand by drawing upon her years spent working in the boys’ club known as the finance industry, where she’d wear a bold lip color to feel empowered—and according to the brand’s mission statement, she’s now empowering others.