Doe Deere Goes Beyond Beige

Back in 2008, beige was the color all the major makeup brands were offering. The nude and natural look had taken over, and although it had its merits, some women wanted more. Doe Deere, the founder and CEO of Lime Crime Cosmetics, is one of the people who wanted to find more color in the cosmetics world. To make her dream come true, she founded Lime Crime Cosmetics.

Lime Crime began as an online company, and it innovative use of color has made it a breakthrough brand. Today the brand’s Instagram page has over 2 million followers, and there’s just no end in sight.

Innovation

Doe Deere is a true innovator in the makeup world, and she has used the Internet to promote the Lime Crime brand with real savvy. She made the brand’s Instagram page very interactive, so followers could post their own photos of themselves wearing the bold colors of Lime Crime lipsticks and shadows and liners. These postings have helped to spread the word about the company, as more and more enthusiasts share their photos, and more followers are added.

The innovations of Doe Deere are evident in the company’s use of color. The Unicorn Lipstick from the brand uses colors like blue, green and yellow, along with lots of purples and pink. These matte lip colors go on with great coverage, and they stay put. The high quality of this lipstick and its reasonable price point have made it a great seller.

Velvetines’ Lip Color is another innovation, as this liquid to matte lip color is the first of its kind, ever. This lip color goes on beautifully, (it resists crumbling) and it’s certified all vegan, too. This lip color was developed in a lab by Deere and a chemist, and it’s become a top seller for Lime Crime.

The shadows, liners and blushes from Lime Crime all wear beautifully with the innovative lip colors the brand offers. These are colors for women who love to make a bold statement that says that beauty is to be enjoyed. For Doe Deere, having a dream, seeing it through and enjoying the process is what it’s all about. Her 2 million followers on Instagram would certainly have to agree.
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Naomi Campbell, a Child of Destiny

Supermodel Naomi Campbell is fortunate to be one of the rarest beauties to ever walk the runway. In addition, she is also notable for her honorary charity work, guest star appearances and entrepreneurship.

Naomi Campbell is not only a beauty in her own right, but she also has the talent to back it up. When she hits the stage, you know she means business. Blessed with a strut so fierce that its been coined untouchable and has even earned her the title “Undisputed Queen of Catwalk”, the exotic beauty proudly graced the runway of both national and international fashion shows and has appeared on the cover of over 500 magazines including Russian Vogue, British Vogue and French Vogue. From the beginning, she captured the eye of the notable Elite Model Management as well as many top designers including Victoria Secret, Yves St. Laurent, Christian Dior, Versace, Chanel and more. Since her reign, many budding supermodels have followed in her footsteps and even receive coaching from the mogul herself.

The 5′ 9″ tall beauty, born daughter of a maternal dancer and even studied ballet herself as a child, brings a certain grace to the stage that can be only be described as ethereal. At just age 15, while out window shopping in her native place of London, the destined-to-be powerhouse was approached by Beth Boldt, the then head of Synchro Modeling Agency, which, needless to say, launched her career as a supermodel. And, like many other greats before her who had to overcome their share of obstacles in order to claim their rightful place in the world, the universe seemed to smile upon her as she made her way up the ladder, almost as if it held a secret that no one else knew, as, somehow, doors miraculously begin to open, paving the way for supermodels of color, and positioning Campbell as one of the top supermodels in the world.

Today, the theatre arts student, supermodel, actress, video vixen, recording artist, author, fragrance designer, entrepreneur, mentor, activist, philanthropist, ambassador, and honoree still remains in demand. Her recent works include executive producer of “The Face”, the inaugural cover of Vogue Australia, and the cover of the Vietnamese and Singaporean Haarper’s Bazaar. She also closed the Fall/Winter Zac Posen show at New York Fashion Week and featured in Spring/Summer 2015 campaigns for lingerie retailer Agent Provocateur and Burberry. In 2015, she signed as “Camilla Sparks”, a recurring character in the Fox drama “Empire” and was also featured in American Horror Story: Hotel. In 2016, she appeared in the music video for the single “Drone Bomb Me” for English singer Anohni and continues to be known for her ongoing activism and charity work.