It is no coincidence that I have chosen a dual-tone lipstick line to launch my brand into the fashion cosmos and called it Mixed Emotions.
By virtue of Venus Cosmetics, I want to share my simple discovery, that applying a pop of colour to your face can be a powerful catalyst for positive change. Routine makeup application can evoke liberation and empower women to be the most charismatic, fashionable and fearless version of themselves.
The journey behind this discovery came to me during a dark time in my life. I was searching for ways to re-invent myself. And it was through exercising, eating better and above all by wearing lipstick no matter the occasion, that I managed to transform into the courageous woman that I am today.
My darkest moment followed the birth of my second child. Giving up my daily lawyer life, and the dramatic toll of two medically difficult pregnancies, left me feeling like a person that was trapped in a body that I no longer recognised.
I felt helplessly un-attractive. It reminded me of the heartache and grief that I felt at just nine years old when my beloved grandmother was gravely ill. It was during this memory flashback that I found myself questioning “how was it, that despite her physical pain and deterioration, she still managed to live joyously?” Then it came to me – LIPSTICK!!! No matter how bad she felt in her bed-ridden state, she would encourage me to apply makeup to her face. It was our favourite ritual. It transported us from the most difficult moments to a place of unconditional joy and happiness.
Although I didn’t realise it at the time, I had discovered the potent combination of cosmetics and confidence – the secret power of lipstick! And, this is the discovery I want to share with women from Milan to Melbourne, and around the globe.
P.S. VENUS COSMETICS…
ALWAYS uses superior quality raw ingredients.
NEVER tests on animals.
ONLY uses vegan-friendly ingredients.
• ASCORBYL PALMITATE
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