Dessa launches a lipstick for charity

Local hip hop muse Dessa announced today that she’s launching a lipstick to raise money for CARE.org‘s POWER WITHIN campaign which helps educate girls in developing countries. She’s basically the local version of Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga and Beth Ditto with their Viva Glam MAC lines…but way cooler, duh!

Created by The Elixery, the deep red shade is appropriately named after the songstress.

I LOVE a good red lip. Right now my favorite is MAC’s Pro Longwear Lipglass “Driven by Love.” It stays on really well and and doesn’t look awkward when it rubs off like a lot of reds do.

What do you think of Dessa’s color? I’m thinking it looks pretty great with her skin tone. I might need a significant tan to pull that off (damn these Irish roots).

Oh — she’s throwing a party to celebrate the launch on Sept. 15.

New life goal: Create a lipstick named after me that supports charity. How can I make this happen?