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On the night of the 2017 Women’s March, Alexis Androulakis and Christina Basias watched the massive numbers of women and allies that came together across the world to march for equality. They imagined every human that marched donating and the change it would create, and it was an AHA moment. They saw an opening for activist beauty, and thus Fempower Beauty was born.
The initial idea that Alexis and Christina had was for a product that femmes interact with on a daily basis to spark magic and create impact. They chose beauty because it has inevitably dictated what it means to be “feminine” for centuries. And they knew that those rules had to change. Wanting to make giving back as easy a
Poppy King loves lipstick, and the empowerment, joy, and confidence that accompany just the right shade, texture, and formula. In search of the perfect matte retro shades to match her classic looks, the Melbourne, Australia native launched her first lipstick line a little more than 20 years ago, when she was just 19 years old. Today, her Lipstick Queen lipsticks are sold throughout the US at select Barneys New York, SpaceNK, specialty shops, and online. We dare you to resist slipping on some red lip rouge after reading this interview.
How old were you when you first started wearing lipstick?
I first tried lipstick on when I was seven years old by myself and I