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Give the gift of beauty this Mother’s Day by shopping brands built by 12 phenomenal women. (Art by Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Lifestyle)
Laura Slatkin redefined luxury home fragrances when she launched her company in 2005. NEST Fragrances fuses chic packaging and insatiable notes to deliver an aromatic experience that is opulent yet affordable. This fierce businesswoman leads her team with the same quality.
She tells Yahoo Lifestyle: “Female entrepreneurs have a unique combination of being confident leaders who are focused on driving a successful business while also maintaining a level of sensitivity that keeps things in perspective. At NEST Fragrances, for example, we always find ways to support causes and initiatives that are important to our employees and their families. We have over 60 employees and I care deeply about each and every one of them. They all know my door is always open if they want to talk, and I will be there to listen. Being a female entrepreneur and having the brilliant opportunity to build a successful business provides one with a great sense of self-accomplishment and excitement. However, we must always remember what is truly important in life, and that is the health and well-being of ourselves and of those around us.” Spring Petite Candle Trio Set, $64, bloomingdales.com. (Art by Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Lifestyle)
Affectionately referred to as “Muva Pat,” Pat McGrath is a legendary makeup artist who has mastered the runways’ most-talked-about makeup looks. There’s a reason why supermodels such as Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Gigi Hadid look to her for beauty guidance — she knows how to create products that make women look and feel sexy, powerful, and cool.
Mattetrance: Curated Collection of 3 in Skin Show, $95, patmcgrath.com. (Art by Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Lifestyle)
If you recognize the name Bee Shapiro, then it’s likely you’ve read her riveting beauty column for the New York Times called Skin Deep. With years of experience in the beauty game, the writer-turned-business owner truly knows what’s next. She also has one impeccable nose for fragrance!
“There’s an amazing camaraderie between the female entrepreneurs in the beauty space. When I first founded Ellis Brooklyn, I wasn’t sure what to expect once I crossed the editorial lines (I’m a longtime beauty writer). I know beauty is and was a fiercely competitive space so I was afraid that perhaps relationships were underlined by all that. But I was so delighted to discover such a generous spirit, particularly amongst the women in the field. To get the line off the ground, Jennifer Lacy Smith over at Oribe introduced me to her packaging supplier. The lovely Laura Slatkin introduced me to her Sephora fragrance buyer, which changed my entire brand trajectory. Mona Kattan, the business brains behind Huda Beauty, and I will WhatsApp on funding and distribution questions. Vicky Tsai of Tatcha introduced me to her gift set packaging company. The list goes on. Perhaps taken individually these are small things, but this collegial, giving vibe paves the way for more female entrepreneurs to get their foot in the door. Perhaps they aren’t grand programs that donate money. But in many ways, it’s these small practical things that truly matter,” Shapiro tells Yahoo Lifestyle RRose Eau De Parfum, $100, ellisbrooklyn.com. (Art by Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Lifestyle)
Miranda Kerr is without a doubt one of our muses for living a beautiful, healthy, and happy life. Her glow is simply unmatched; however, we are able to re-create it, thanks to her Aussie-made natural and organics skin care line.
Noni Radiant Eye Oil, $38, us.koraorganics.com. (Art by Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Lifestyle)
There’s something to be said of sisters who not only get along but also work alongside each other. The trio behind Karité have this all figured out, and their business savvy and stunning complexions are enough to convince anyone to support their shea butter brand.
“The best thing about working together is that we all bring varying experience and skills to the business. Naana is a dermatologist and thus the expert on curating ingredients for our products, Abena is a lawyer who manages our vendor and retail contracts, and I am the marketing and finance go-to. Our individual experiences empower each other to learn about the other’s skill set, ultimately to grow personally and professionally with Karité,” Abena Slowe tells Yahoo Lifestyle Hand Cream and Hydrating Body Cream, $36-$46, mykarite.com. (Art by Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Lifestyle)
Growing up in the Alps, it’s no surprise that Susanne Kaufmann learned more than a thing or two about how beneficial nature is to self-care. Her eponymous skin care line integrates natural ingredients from the great outdoors into luxe oils, making for the perfect escape.
Oil Bath for the Senses, $76, net-a-porter.com. (Art by Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Lifestyle)
When vloggers and Instagram influencers say, “GOALS,” we can’t help but imagine a powerhouse like Huda Kattan. The self-made entrepreneur trained as a makeup artist before launching her company with false eyelashes in 2013. Fast-forward five years later, and Huda Beauty has foundations (for diverse skin tones), highlighters, lip sets, and more that are sold at Sephora, JC Penney, and Selfridges, just to name a few retailers.
Mauve Obsessions Mini Eyeshadow Palette, $27, shophudabeauty.com. (Art by Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Lifestyle)
Our infatuation with Japanese beauty trends heightened when we were introduced to Tatcha. Victoria Tsai, the woman behind this popular brand, has managed to combine traditional J-beauty and wellness rituals with modern flair. Plus, there’s no need to book a flight across the globe. We can walk into our local Sephora and get our hands on all of Tatcha’s goodness.
Mask and Glow Set, $72, tatcha.com. (Art by Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Lifestyle)
As a registered nurse embarking on her own personal hair journey, Courtney Adeleye’s curiousity led her to build a hair empire that puts health first and has changed the routines of countless women for life. “Women are and will always be the backbone of any positive change. Our footprint in the beauty space fuels greatness within others. It also encourages an unspoken sisterhood in knowing that quality products are made for women by women,” Adeleye tells Yahoo Lifestyle.
Tropical Moringa Sweet Oil & Honey Endless Moisture Restorative Spray, $14, themanechoice.com. (Art by Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Lifestyle)
When we first met Clara Molloy, we couldn’t help but be enthralled by her presence and a bit envious of her lifestyle. She travels the world with her husband, John Molloy, seeking inspiration for their high-end fragrance house. Spritzing each perfume takes you on an olfactory journey that’s euphoric.
Eau de Memo Eau de Parfum, $275, us.memoparis.com. (Art by Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Lifestyle)