We all know girls just wanna have fun but now the Queen and Princess of Pop are pairing up and saying safety first!! Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper are teaming up with MAC AIDS Fund as the new faces of VIVA Glam to launch the From our Lips campaign. No strangers to controversy, we’ve loved to watch these two push the limits in song and style with their overt sexuality and twists on traditional gender roles. Now the pair want to help girls everywhere embrace their own sexuality and learn to keep their love lives seductive and satisfying but above all safe, with eyes open to the facts about HIV/AIDS.
The new From our Lips campaign will honor women living with the HIV/AIDS virus as well as those working to stop its spread. The Fund will announce $2.5 million in donations to model programs intended to address the vulnerabilities and inequities that leave women everywhere at an increased risk for HIV/AIDS. Both stars have created a custom lip shade for the cause and, for the first time in VIVA Glam history, the lipsticks are named for their creators and will bear their signatures scrawled on every tube. The stars hope that the lipsticks will become a vibrant and positive reminder to women everywhere to own their sexuality and practice safe sex.
In an interview with WWD, Gaga explained that she hopes to “create this mother-daughter energy, where mothers feel that they can buy the lipstick for their daughters — “Here’s your first lipstick, and let me explain to you what it means.’”
For all of her satirizing of fame, I love seeing Gaga step out to use her celebrity status for a good cause. “I love to use my fame to get other points across,” said Gaga to WWD, and we love when she does.
So in honor of these fabulous ladies, I’ve collected some adorable Valentine’s Day finds that will not only show your love to your sweetie, but spread the love to those living or working with HIV/AIDS… Let’s remember this Valentine’s Day to keep love alive, but above all safe!
(RED) Roses, 25.00 flowered.com; Beats by Dr. Dre Solo HD Special Edition Headphones, 199.99 hsn.com; (STARBUCKS)RED double walled stainless steel water bottle, 19.95 red.starbucks.com; diptyque special edition candle, 68.00 red.diptyqueparis.com; Hallmark (PRODUCT)RED Valentine’s Day Card, 2.99 joinred.com; Gap (PRODUCT)RED starry eyed tee, 28.00 gap.com
visit http://www.macaidsfund.org to find out more about Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper and the From our Lips campaign