He’s the CEO of his own beauty brand – one that’s breaking down gender barriers– and has worked with labs and chemists for over two years. Did I mention he is STILL in high school?
The young talented Zach Dishinger speaks about creativity, individuality and passion… and also his new line of Formula Z lipsticks.
I met him at a charity event and fell in love with his passion and drive!
Check out his line here:
“When people think about myself and my brand, I want them to think of [the words] ‘individuality,’ ‘creativity,’ and ‘passion’ – and oh, they have have bomb lipsticks too,” he tells us.
Here is the project that Zach was talking about in the video!
(From Formula Z Cosmetics site)
OUR COMMITMENT TO SUPPORTING AND PROTECTING LGBTQ YOUTH WORLDWIDE
At the heart of Formula Z Cosmetics is a deep belief that makeup is empowering and a form of self-expression for everyone regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation or race. As a gay teen, Zach, the Founder + CEO of Formula Z, has first hand experience with bullying solely based on sexual orientation. His own challenges, combined with learning of the high rates of depression and suicide among gay youth, inspired his activism and the creation of Mission Z, a moisturizing, long-wearing, matte lipcolor in a soft, neutral mauve color. Mission Z benefits The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention to LGBTQ young people ages 13-24. For every Mission Z lipcolor sold, Formula Z Cosmetics will donate 50% of net proceeds to The Trevor Project’s life saving work. We hope you will join us in our mission to spread awareness about teen suicide and support anyone who feels like they are different or misjudged to stay true to who they are.
THE TREVOR PROJECT
The Trevor Project is the leading and only accredited national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under the age of 25. The Trevor Project offers a suite of crisis intervention and suicide prevention programs, including TrevorLifeline, TrevorText, and TrevorChat as well as a peer-to-peer social network support for LGBTQ young people under the age of 25, TrevorSpace. Trevor also offers an education program with resources for youth-serving adults and organizations, a legislative advocacy department fighting for pro-LGBTQ legislation and against anti-LGBTQ rhetoric/policy positions, and conducts research to discover the most effective means to help young LGBTQ people in crisis and end suicide. If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless or suicidal, our Trevor Lifeline crisis counselors are available 24/7/365 at 866.488.7386.
Coat your lips in equality! Mission Z benefits The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention to LGBTQ young people ages 13-24. For every Mission Z lipcolor sold, Formula Z Cosmetics will donate 50% of net proceeds to The Trevor Project’s life saving work. Mission Z dries to a Semi Matte Finish and won’t dry out lips! For best product performance, exfoliate those bad boys, and avoid oily substances. THIS PRODUCT IS 100% CRUELTY FREE, PARABEN FREE, GLUTEN FREE, AND VEGAN.
So proud of You Zach!