PDX Black Lipstick Co featured in Portland Monthly Magazine’s Shop Talk

Fashion writer Eden Dawn recently posted this wonderful write up and interview on Portland Monthly Magazine’s Shop Talk:

“When I think of lipstick colors, my mind jumps to thoughts of    cherry red, coral pink or maybe a sassy orange. What doesn’t usually pop into my brain are the words Bugs Blood, Irony, Pewter Cauldron, or The Black Lagoon. Well thanks to Kim Damio, creator of Portland Black Lipstick Company (PBL), my eyes have been opened to a world beyond the traditional lip choices.

Not quite sure if you are ready to venture into a world of kooky lip color? Before you dismiss the idea as strictly for costumes I can tell you the metallic Irony color, coupled with a shiny pink gloss, got me several compliments the other night. And just today I saw a picture of Debbie Harry from Blondie rocking some hypothermia blue lips. It might not be for every day, but it’s definitely fun to play with. I talked with Damio about how this unusual idea all came to fruition.”

Please click on the link below to read the rest of the article in its natural habitat!


Grand Opening of The New World Apothecary

Tomorrow night–actually tonight, since I’m writing this after midnight–is the grand opening of the Sword and Fern’s New World Apothecary at 811 East Burnside in Portland.  If you haven’t been to the S+F yet, this would be a perfect time to see their many beautiful creations.  Here is Emily Baker’s press release for the event:


PORTLAND, OR: On Friday, December 10th, 2010, from 6-9 pm, Sword+Fern invites you to come taste, smell, and touch a new section of goods in the shop for sale.

Now available at Sword+Fern is a carefully curated selection of locally made, powerful healing herbal remedies, including lip balm, salves, tinctures, flower essences from Shayne Case, natural parfums, local honey, pure beeswax candles, cosmetics by Portland Black Lipstick Co., and organic and sustainably wildcrafted teas and incenses sold by the ounce and beautifully packaged for gift giving.

To celebrate the unveiling of these magical treats and sensory delights, please join us for an evening of “meet and greet the maker”, with local herbalist Sarai Black, hosting a tasting of her small batch medicinal herbal tinctures and berry cordials, along with other delicious concoctions like stinging nettle chocolate truffles by Nicole Pepper and salted caramel sauce by Morgan Grundstein-Helvey of Dovetail Bakery.

Mystical ladies Dexter Flowers and Carly Boyer will be on hand for the evening to give you a complimentary handwriting analysis or a private tarot card reading.”

Marjorie Skinner from The Mercury’s Blogtown posted about this too.  To see her article please follow this link:


Join us at the Magic Hour this Saturday

The Magic Hour Boutique on 28th and East Burnside is having an event this Saturday night from 6-9 to present new designs and accessories, including several shades of our lipstick!!  There is an excellent write up by Portland Mercury style writer Marjorie Skinner at the following link, HERE!