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Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper are a promotional pairing made in heaven, and MAC Viva Glam made it better by having them each design their own lipsticks to wear in the campaign. Gaga and Lauper are both reportedly fans of MAC's Russian Red lipstick, but for the collaboration Gaga made a bubblegum pink and Lauper made an on-trend light coral red. The lipsticks are named after their creators, and they'll be available in MAC stores today in North America. Everyone else gets the colors in March. Sorry guys!
While they promoted the collaboration and the MAC AIDS Fund yesterday at Lucky Cheng’s Drag Cabaret Restaurant on the Lower East Side, Lady Gaga dispensed advice from her years as a waitress: "You always make more money in heels," she said. Lately it seems like that's true for everybody.
Shoes are great, of course, but they were mostly there to talk about sex, glamour and makeup. "People think if you're strong about your sexuality, you must have a d--k," Gaga said. And that's how we learned that you can't say "dick" in Women's Wear Daily.
· Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper Tapped by MAC AIDS Fund [WWD, subscription required]