In only three days, Lipslut – a budding beauty brand designed to make a political statement – has raised $10,000 for the victims of Charlottesville. Lipslut is a three-woman team out of California intent on raising awareness for women’s rights, all their rights and raising money to smash the Patriarchy and wants to do their part to help Charlottesville.
Three California college students in San Luis Obispo launched their LipSlut F*ck Trump Lipstick brand earlier this year as a political statement and to raise money for a charity of choice that supports women. These possible organizations include Planned Parenthood, She Should Run, the ACLU, the National Organization for Women, and others. The brand only features one color, matt pink and features a pop art rendition of Trump with pink lips and exaggerated hair (more exaggerated that is).
Customer cast their vote for their charity at check-out, and at the end of the fund-raising campaign, 50% of all sales will be donated to the organization of popular choice. Since launch, this project has raised over $20,000 from the sale of lipstick.
While the fund-raising campaign is still on, customers now have another option during check out; to support the victims of Charlottesville tragedy. The company vows to donate 100% of the proceeds of every sale to Charlottesville if the charity is selected and has raised over $10,000 for this ordeal. The LipSlut team hopes to help with medical bills and will also donate to the BLM Charlottesville and the Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP local chapter.
In the wake of this tragedy, we as Americans, feel helpless and hurt. The young college team of LipSlut gives us hope for our future that we can take charge and rise above the hate.