How Red Lipstick Became A Power Move For Latinas
In a society where Latinas are told to keep quiet or hide in the background so that they aren’t labeled as
“spicy” or “fiery,” red lipstick has become a symbol of fighting back. Just look at the women who have proudly worn the color on their lips: Kahlo, who transformed her struggles into vibrant art and defied society’s beauty standards. Cruz, the Queen of Salsa, who played an important role in the conscious elevation of Afro-Latinidad. Quintanilla, a Grammy-award winning artist who was one of the first Latinas to be open about her struggles with cultural self-identity. And Ocasio-Cortez, who takes a stand for political injustices and wears her favorite lip color proudly as an unconventional congressional candidate.