READ HER LIPS

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Loves This $24 Nude Lip Crayon

The Congresswoman was happy to share the name of the shade she wore for the Democratic National Convention.
Alexandria OcasioCortez speaks during the Democratic National Convention
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As easy as it is to admire Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's makeup and hair, I would never feel comfortable reducing her to just a beauty icon considering she's such a progressive powerhouse and one of the most important new voices in Congress. But like so many of us, AOC has layers, and one of my favorite things about her is that she's a woman of both substance and style — someone who can move the political needle in meaningful ways with her words and work, as well as someone who openly appreciates a damn good lipstick.

AOC has always been more than happy to share her favorite beauty products when asked — and sometimes just because she feels like it. She has revealed her entire skin-care routine, told us what it's like to do her own makeup on the campaign trail, and even given us an inside look at the press-on nails she applies while commuting. And famously, back when she was running for her current office in 2018, people begged her to disclose the name of the red lipstick that has become the centerpiece of her signature look; she gladly tweeted that it's Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso.

Despite how often AOC wears red lipstick, she switches it up every now and then, like during her Tuesday-night appearance in the broadcast of the Democratic National Convention. She was seen wearing a mauve-y nude shade that was far more neutral than the bold, fiery hue she normally sports, but it was just as gorgeous. And needless to say, people demanded to know the specific color.

"Okay, @AOC, I've been dying to ask you a girl to girl question--what color lipstick were you wearing last night and who makes it? I'm OBSESSED with that color!" an admirer on Twitter wrote. AOC replied within a half hour, tweeting, "I got you! It's Tarte matte tint in Envy."

Tarte Lippie Lingerie Matte Tint

$24
Tarte

The product — full name: Lippie Lingerie Matte Tint — is an easy-to-use crayon that provides a velvety, matte finish with a surprisingly moisturizing feel thanks to vegan-friendly ingredients like mango seed, cupuaçu, and murumuru butters. The shade Envy is the most berry-like of the bunch, which is made up of a range of nudes that look incredible on every skin tone.

It's already a popular pick, and there's no doubt that AOC will inspire even more people to give this shade a try. If you're one of them, you can snag Tarte Lippie Lingerie Matte Tint in Envy for $24.

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