It’s Women’s Day and what better way to celebrate than by paying homage to those women who changed the beauty industry. The industry is what it is today because of these risk-takers, game-changers, and trend-setters who weren’t afraid to break the rules. They, in turn, came out victorious making them beauty industry icons. From women who taught people that makeup is for everyone, to women who created shades for all skin tones and those who changed the skin care game as we know it, this International Women’s Day, we’re raising a toast to these beauty geniuses. After reading this, you’ll be searching for the beauty careers list.
If you love nude and natural makeup, then you have Bobbi Brown to thank for that. Founded in 1991, makeup-artist-turned-entrepreneur Bobbi Brown realized that not all women wanted to change their look, but they still feel pretty and confident. Thus, came about the now cult fave. nude makeup. These Bobbi Brown makeup kits enhanced an individual’s beauty and made her feel like herself without compromising on quality. Bobbie Brown foundation and Bobbi Brown eyeshadow palettes are the most loved amongst many.
This Women’s Day, you can thank Elizabeth Arden for the popularity of makeup. Back in a time when makeup was believed to be only for performers and lower class, Arden changed people's thinking with her beauty campaigns. She taught women the how-to of makeup and coordinating colours of eye, lip and face makeup. Arden also spent hours in their lab, learning about skincare and today Elizabeth Arden skincare and Elizabeth Arden Perfumes are loved by many.
Estée Lauder is one hard-working woman. Her now multinational corporation started out with her going door to door selling her products. Today her corporation owns 28 different beauty companies and she’s also named as "the last great independent titan of the cosmetics industry."
Rihanna entered the beauty industry in 2017 and has already made her mark. When the singer noticed a void in the industry when it came to women of colour, she launched her own beauty line, Fenty Beauty. Starting with Fenty Beauty foundations that catered to women of all skin types, today she has Fenty Beauty lipsticks, Fenty Beauty concealers and much more, ranging from pale skin to dark skin tones all of which make everyone feel included.
Pat McGrath created makeup that not only connects with women of all shapes, sizes, and genders but also creates makeup that empowers the individual. Her goal was to establish a new standard of beauty. Starting out as just a makeup artist, today Pat McGrath's net worth is around 700 million dollars. She’s loved by everyone in the industry and has also been described as the last great independent titan of the cosmetics industry."
If you love customizing your skincare products to suit your skin type, well then you have Sabrina Tan to thank for that. The founder and CEO of Skin Inc, Sabrina Tan revolutionized the skincare industry by introducing the world's first Customized Serum Cocktail Bar.