Beauty is powerful. What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than by paying tribute to beauty brands with female founders? They’re helping women around the globe look and feel their best! You may stroll through the beauty department and immediately recognize their names; but what’s behind their names? They each have a unique story to tell; and today I’m going to share with you just a few life facts about each of these amazing women! Plus, be sure to look for limited edition or seasonal products featured by each founder!
Ladies, Take a Bow! 1 of 7
These powerful females have reason to flaunt their influential international success...
Laura Mercier 2 of 7
Known for her "flawless face" look, or philosophy aimed at naturally looking makeup, Laura Mercier is widely known in the beauty industry. Long before makeup, her hand became skilled in painting and drawing, while attending a Parisian design school. Her work in America started in the editorial realm — both Elle and Vogue Magazines. Some of her most widely known clients to date include: Madonna, Julia Roberts, and Sarah Jessica Parker.
To Buy: Limited Edition Perfection Lip Trio; $38
Alli Webb 3 of 7
She's busting out the big guns — the blowdryer, to be precise! Drybar founder Alli Webb has turned blowouts into a booming business. Alli started the business back in 2010 with her husband and brother. No cuts or color services are offered at her salon — simply, blow-outs in 30 salons across the country. Fortune's "40 under 40" list has Webb is ranked 33rd and is said to be on tract to bring in $44 million this year.
To Buy: The Curl of The Year Kit; $149
Kate Somerville 4 of 7
The creator and director of a renowned medi-skin Clinic in Los Angeles, Kate Somerville has devoted her life to creating flawless faces. Her solutions-based strategy has made her one of the most trusted names in skincare today. Kate focuses on combining skincare and medicine to help pave the way for the field of paramedical esthetics.
"For me, perfection is a passion." - Kate Somerville
When it comes to flawless skin, Kate has been trusted with many well-known faces like, Jessica Alba, Paris Hilton, Sandra Oh, and Debra Messing.
To Buy: Hollywood's 2 Minute Facial Kit; $85
Josie Maran 5 of 7
Sweet sweet Josie Maran. Did you know she's a former super model, musician, and actress turned cosmetics guru? In 2007 Josie launched her own line with the philosophy, "luxury with a conscience". The main ingredient of the products is fair trade argan oil, grown and harvested by co-ops of Moroccan women. This mother of two is making sure to do her part in the improvement of women's lives, nature, and our environment.
To Buy: Spread the Argan Love Set; $38
Deborah Lippmann 6 of 7
Night club jazz singer turned one of the best manicurists in the country, Deborah Lippman is renowned for her long-lasting, always 'on-trend' nail laquers.
Deborah now has an assortment of over seventy nail laquers that are frequently featured in top magazines, always spotted on fashion show runways, and adorn the world's most notable women.
To Buy: Spring Reveries Nail Collection; $18
Bobbi Brown 7 of 7
Oh Bobbi Brown, you transformed the 90's into something naturally beautiful! In fact, Bobbi's first products were a line of 10 natural lipsticks developed in partnership with a chemist (to insure natural ingredients). Estee Lauder loved what Bobbi was doing and purchased Bobbi Brown Essentials while still giving Bobbi complete creative control over the line. As of today, there are over 30 free-standing Bobbi Brown stores, world wide.
Bobbi is the author of eight beauty and makeup books, and her makeup artistry has been featured on the covers of Elle, Vogue, and Self Magazines.
To Buy: CC Cream SPF 35; $44