With over 10 years of experience as a makeup artist, and working with everyone from brides, to TV stars, to prom queens, to drag queens, Shannon Houston decided to start her own makeup brand: Pink Dust Cosmetics. The makeup brand is suited for all genders, skin types, and age groups. Read on to find out more about Shannon:
After being a makeup artist for 10 years, why did you decide to start own makeup brand?
About 3 years ago 2 of my good friends I worked with decided to open their own salon called Latitude 33 Hair Artistry. As they were finalizing plans, they told me to find a make up line that I would want to sell there. They trusted my judgement and told me I they would sell whatever I would use on clients. After working for MAC and being in the industry for so long I had known a little bit about how the makeup business worked. I was planning on starting off small and just selling a few products but as things progressed and I made the decision to start selling online, Pink Dust evolved into a full make up line.
Can you tell us a bit more about Pink Dust Cosmetics, and what differentiates it from other beauty companies?
Pink Dust is a make up line made by a make up artist, designed for real, everyday women. My main goal is to never sacrifice quality. I will never sell anything that I wouldn’t use on myself or on my clients. All of the make up we sell is high quality and user friendly. I try to sell colors that everyone would look good in. Pink Dust is meant to make make up fun and easy.
How are you planning on expanding the company?
Pink Dust is always expanding! We are now sold in 3 different locations in Orange County and working on retailing in other states as well. We are currently working on a custom “Christina Palette” featuring all of Christina El Moussa’s favorite go to colors. We are also about to launch our new website which is going to be amazing!
What are some of your current favorite beauty trends?
I am a sucker for classic beauty. One of my favorite beauty trends is a super soft natural eye with big lashes and a bold lip. I also love a really warm bronzed smokey eye and a soft nude lip. I love how make up has evolved to really just enhance peoples natural beauty so you actually see the person instead of the makeup.
We loved hearing Shannon speak about Pink Dust! Don’t forget to check out Pink Dust Cosmetics here: pinkdustcosmetics.com