I had the pleasure of meeting Dennis Williams, the creator and owner of The Devine Lips of Destiny last week over coffee. As soon as I met him I knew why he has had so much success with his new line and career. He has a joyous spirit that radiates when he walks into a room. Dennis has a strong background in the performing arts and is a highly sought after impersonator of the stars. His stage name is Destiny Devine and he is known to bring down the house with his killer impersonations of Beyonce, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, and Janet Jackson, just to name a few. As an entertainer, it is important to always look your best and a killer face is a MUST! Dennis taught him self how to apply his own makeup for his shows, and he really found that he had a love for makeup. This lead to the creation of his new inspirtational lip stick line, The Devine Lips of Destiny.
The Devine Lips of Destiny isn’t just a lipstick line. This product has a strong inspirational aspect to it, and each color represents a form of empowerment. It also has a philanthropic side as part of each purchase is donated to a specific cause. Dennis wanted to connect each color of his lipstick line to a specific experience that molded him into the person he is today.
“Through DLD I am hoping to change lives by bringing out the innate confidence we all have within.” -Dennis Williams
RED = LOVE ($19.99)
A portion will be donated to a HIV/Aids organization.
PINK = LOYALTY ($19.99)
A portion will be donated to a Breast Cancer organization.
NUDE= COURAGE ($19.99)
A portion will be donated to a homeless gay youth organization.
PURPLE = STRENGTH ($19.99)
A portion will be donated to an organization against domestic violence of women, men and children.
In addition, to these beautiful shades of lip stick, the line offers The “Empowerment Glitter” ($10). This loose silver glitter is great to add to your eye shadow or brush it over your lips for that WOW factor!
Each lipstick comes in a mesh bag, and is wrapped in a meaningful quote that reiterates the importance of empowerment.
As you all know, I love a purple lip! So, it was a no brainer for me to try out Purple=Strength first. I really enjoyed the consistency of the lip stick, especially since it is a matte color.
Most matte lip colors make my lips feel dry, but this lip stick is SUPER creamy and hydrating. I really love the way this color compliments my skin, being a woman of color it is hard to find the right shade of lipstick, and I can definitely see my self rockin this shade all summer!
And did I mention, this lipstick barely transfers!!! I kissed this sheet of paper a thousand times, and barely any came off.
There are so many makeup lines out there, and a product that gives back to it’s community is very important. Not only would I recommend this line to anyone because of quality; but, I love the message behind it.
If your in the New York area tonight stop by Kenig + Alcone for the official welcome/launch party of The Devine Lips of Destiny. Kenig and Alcone is a beauty and cosmetic store created by The founder of Ricky’s NYC and the founder of Alcone Co.
Location: 538 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10011
Stop by from 5:30 – 7:30 pm for drinks, music, performances, and LIPSTICK! RSVP HERE!
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** this review is not sponsored**