My mother always said I was born with a curling iron in one hand and a mascara wand in the other. My intense love of beauty, all things beautiful and beauty products was clear even before I graduated kindergarten. That love led me to a degree in Fine Art and then eventually to a career as a makeup artist.
What I learned after decades in the beauty industry was that there are harmful ingredients contained within our beauty products. Yikes. I was devastated both personally, as a beauty addict and professionally, as a makeup artist. Naturally, I did what any sane person would do and set out to buy healthier products for myself. There were literally none. Yes, I could find stuff that looked like my Nana made them in her basement. Yet, there was nothing that had any lasting power or would make me proud to keep in my professional kit. At first, I thought I was shopping in the wrong places. After extensive research, I discovered that there were indeed no professional quality, healthy choices for both makeup and skin care. Good grief.
How could my beloved beauty industry betray me like this??? How could I go to the gym & yoga several times a week, eat healthy, think healthy, breathe healthy and then pollute my body with toxins? I had to right this wrong. So when the thought of creating my own makeup and skin care line popped up, it didn’t scare me. I saw the need in the marketplace & together my husband and I worked tirelessly to fill that need.
Today, we offer a complete line of skin care and makeup for all skin types and skin tones. We have named all of our products after our friends, family and famous ladies that we love. My cousin Jojo has asked me to recommend the perfect neutral lipstick for as long as I can remember. That’s why I created the perfect nude color and named it Jojo, of course! She loves it more than words can say.
I can’t think of a better way to celebrate life, the love of beauty and the love of those we truly adore. True story.
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Co-Founder, Dina Altieri