Celebrating Hidden Figures, Women & Lipstick

Celebrating Hidden Figures, Women & Lipstick

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Congratulations to the cast of Hidden Figures for taking home the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture! Congratulations are also due to Octavia Spencer who won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role.

We absolutely loved watching this uplifting film on screen and learning more about the real life story of Mary Jackson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Katherine Johnson, the Black women who did the calculations that sent America into space in 1962. 

Even accomplished astronaut Yvonne Cagle was inspired by the story saying, "It's my story. It's your story. It's our story. It's a conversation that talks about: Even with limited thinking, dreaming is limitless."

Check out the podcast on NPR below

These three ladies were truly game changers within NASA and remain important to the conversation about women in STEM careers today

Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe did a great job portraying the strength, courage, and smarts of these three women... but we wouldn't be FFgirls if we didn't also notice how well they rocked statement lip colors on screen.

This week, we encourage you to

channel your inner Mary, Dorothy, and/or Katherine:

Listen to the podcast, try one of the lip colors from the movie below, stare in the mirror, and tell yourself, "I can go to the moon if I want to. I can do anything."


Use your Starter Kit or create a custom mix online using the Finding Ferdinand colors listed in the photo captions below. 

LEFT TO RIGHT Octavia Spencer: Au Naturel (Creamy); Taraji P. Henson: Sinful (Matte); Janelle Monáe: Flaming Fuschia + Mauvelous (Matte)LEFT TO RIGHT Janelle Monáe: 'Gigi' Lip Stick; Taraji P. Henson: 'Cinnamon' Mini; Octavia Spencer: 'Creamy Mauve' Lip StickLEFT TO RIGHT Taraji P. Henson: Bing Cherry + Cranberry (Matte); Octavia Spencer: Mauvelous + Pink Pizzaz (Sheer); Janelle Monáe: Tequila Sunrise (Matte)Taraji P. Henson: Mauvelous + Pink Pizzaz (Matte)

Shop the RTW Lip Colors You've Seen in Hidden Figures


Photos courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

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So…what lipstick was Mary wearing?!

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