The Doomtree cosmetics line -- inspired by Dessa's lipstick

The Doomtree cosmetics line -- inspired by Dessa's lipstick

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Dessa develops a lipstick for charity

So we already know Dessa has teamed up with the Elixery on a lipstick, and is donating proceeds to a favorite charity (CARE, which empowers and educates women around the world). But what about the rest of the Doomtree collective? Are they feeling left out, with no one asking them if they want to be the faces of a cosmetic endorsement? Maybe Mictlan would want to get behind, like, a Doomtree-themed nail buffer kit or something? Shouldn't everyone get a glamour shot?

In honor of Dessa's Elixery lipstick release this Saturday at Icehouse, Gimme Noise decided it would be fun to consider the most fitting cosmetic endorsement for each member of the Doomtree posse. You know, just in case something like this ever comes up again, they can be prepared.

The Doomtree cosmetics line -- inspired by Dessa's lipstick

Mike Mictlan: Snake Venom Facial Moisturizer

Forget nail buffer kits. Mictlan puts off this sort of bad-boy vibe that warrants a product with a little more attitude. Introducing: Snake Venom Facial Moisturizer, made with venom from the Temple Viper snake. It's basically botox in a jar -- without the needles, or the face-numbing tendencies. Not that Mictlan really needs an anti-aging serum. More like, if there's any product for Mictlan, it would be the one with snake venom. We can imagine him gifting this over and over again to the Doomtree family and beyond.

The Doomtree cosmetics line -- inspired by Dessa's lipstick

Paper Tiger: Clay Pomade

Probably all the Doomtree peeps (except Dessa) are super jealous of Paper Tiger's naturally thick, expertly coiffed locks. And probably so are most of the gentlemen that end up at a Doomtree show -- surely, in between songs, their eyes fall upon Paper Tiger, who DJs ferociously without even a single hair falling out of place. How does he do it? Only the finest pomade could suffice: a clay and beeswax mixture, ensured for maximum hold and minimum oil.

The Doomtree cosmetics line -- inspired by Dessa's lipstick

P.O.S.: Silk-Enriched Shine Reduction Powder

We've all seen it: P.O.S. is a master at rapid-fire rapping, and seeing him perform live is a gold-bond guarantee of an epic evening. And if there's any product he's going to want, it'll be the fancy schmancy Silk-Enriched Shine Reduction Powder -- for all those sweaty performances he'll have due once We Don't Even Live Here drops. Made with pure silk, chamomile, grape seed extract, and probably unicorn spit, not only will he not sweat, he'll be feeling super fresh, too.


The Doomtree cosmetics line -- inspired by Dessa's lipstick

Lazerbeak: Beard Conditioner

Perfectly groomed beards are not easily maintained. Any bearded or mustachio-ed dude out there will tell you that there's a lot that goes into keeping the look somewhere south of "mountain man" and north of "my girlfriend will never have the bathroom back." And sure, Lazerbeak can cut some pretty slick beats, but do you have any idea the kind of skill it takes to cut those whiskers? Which is where the Beak-approved Beard Conditioner comes in. Anti-itch, pro-growth, and with just a hint of the tropics -- beards have never been sexier.

The Doomtree cosmetics line -- inspired by Dessa's lipstick

Sims: The Sims Fragrance For Men

We imagine that the natural Sims scent probably smells like heaven would, but since Britney already took that name, we'll stick to the simple title. Hypothetically produced by the Minneapolis-based beauty and fragrance company Thymes, Sims For Men smells like a combination of the First Avenue green room, the first whiff of a brand new bottle of whiskey, the last day of summer in Minneapolis, pine trees, and a hint of lavender.

The Doomtree cosmetics line -- inspired by Dessa's lipstick

Cecil Otter - Diamond Peel Treatment

If you had to pick one Doomtree crew member to turn into a Mattel doll, it would probably be Cecil Otter. He's so pretty. How does he do it? Obviously, as the fanciest, snappiest Doomtree kid, extravagant crushed diamonds are the answer. With the Cecil Otter-approved Diamond Peel Treatment (facial and skin rejuvenator), you too can one day hope to be as effortlessly beautiful and, yes, radiant. (You will also probably look more expensive, in general.)

Join Dessa, along with special guests Aby Wolf and Ashley Gold, on September 15 at the Icehouse in Uptown to celebrate the release of the Dessa lipstick by the Elixery. The event will be hosted by 89.3 the Current's Barb Abney, with Dessa's live band Dustin Kiel, Sean McPherson, and Joey Van Phillips playing throughout the evening. 8 p.m., $5 cover.

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