The. Wait. Is. Over.
After six torturous months, we’ve finally got our hands on them. And we’re never letting go.
In case you haven’t heard/ don’t have internet connection/ live under a rock, Old Crone Cosmetics just dropped their highly-anticipated Morrill Land-Grant Act of 1862-Inspired “Granted” liquid lipstick collection. It’s got 12 gorgeous shades ranging from pinks to nudes to reds to yellows (say what?!) and everything in-between.
Ever since BH Cosmetics dropped the Galaxy Chic Palette in 2012 and Too Faced the Funfetti Collection in early 2017, it feels like makeup fans everywhere have been lying in wait for the next big thing. And (you heard it here first) “Granted” is it. It’s fearless, it’s flawless, and it’s inspired by one of the finest pieces of legislation concerning proceeds of federal land sales this country has ever seen.
While the full collection retails at $350, (yikes!) you can get each individual color for $40 a pop.
Sorry bank account, but every woman deserves to feel like a bit of an “act donating public lands to the several states and territories which may provide colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts” now and again.
But enough talking! Let’s get to the colors…
The Populist Girls
A near-natural blush that’s perfect for the “no makeup” look. This look was very popular during the implementation of the Morrill Land-Grant Act of 1862.
Model Farm Model
A pepto-bismol pink that’s a playful nod to Iowa University’s roots as “State Agricultural College and Model Farm” under the Morrill Act of 1862.
Grant My Wish
A sunny tangerine that, like the Morrill Land-Grant Act of 1862, will make any young man go west.
An orangey-red as timeless as Vermont Senator Justin Smith Morrill and the bill to which he lent his name: the Morrill Land-Grant Act of 1862.
Wish You Were Engine-Near
A provocative hot pink that just might keep a few engineers from graduating–unlike the Morrill Act of 1862, which increased the number of degreed engineers over 100 fold in a 50 year period.
Higher Ed Red
A sophisticated red that will make you feel right at home at elite colleges like MIT and Cornell that were made possible by the Morrill Act of 1862.
A warm cocoa that just might inspire you to get down and dirty like the Morrill Land-Grant Act of 1862 inspired agricultural programs in colleges across the country.
A rich and sexy burgundy that derives its name from the Morrill Land-Grant Act of 1862’s historic backdrop.
A bold midnight purple that’s perfect for a night out on those Morrill Act of 1862-borne college towns.
A surprisingly on-trend mustard that brings to mind all of nature’s bounties–facilitated by the Morrill Act of 1862 or otherwise.
A striking military green that will make you ROTC (a program that colleges had to keep to maintain their land-grant status under the fine Morrill Land Grant Act of 1862) ready.
A futuristic gray that has its roots in the uniforms of confederate past. While southern states didn’t support the Morrill Land-Grant Act of 1862, it still passed because the opposing states seceded.
So….yeah. We’re head over heels. Fingers crossed they release a collection for Morrill Act of 1890!
Let us know what your favorite color is in the comments, that is, if you can pick just one…