We had the good fortune of connecting with Royalle Renae Vampran and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Royalle Renae, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
The idea of a business tends to come because there’s a lack of something within that specific industry, and that’s what started my journey. Growing up as dancer, as a part of your costume, you’re usually required to wear makeup, and I always noticed how there were never shades within the markup artists’ box that perfectly fit my complexion. I needed to mix colors or find alternates, just as many others my shade are forced to do. I realized that needed to change, and why shouldn’t I be the one to do it. For a while, I’d been interested in cosmetics, and this was my chance to really get involved. Doing something that interest me, while also filling in a lack within the beauty industry by providing lip color suited for all.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I would say what sets me apart is the fact that I go out of my way to ensure that each of the colors made cater to the shades of the melanin woman. Every pigment is mixed perfectly to enhance the beauty of each woman while also moisturizing the lips. I am most proud of simply starting the business itself. Stepping out and also putting myself out there has been really difficult for me, and yet I didn’t let that stop me from moving forward. This business has really helped my personal growth. I got where I am currently by just taking a chance. I did research on other cosmetology businesses, research on oils for lips, and much more. I wouldn’t say it was the easiest, it took a lot of time and dedication. I was able to overcome the challenges however, by thinking about my end point. What did I want? How would I get there? And the only way was to work, so that’s what I did, and am currently doing. Over my journey so far I’ve learned that sometimes it’s best to overstock because you never know when you’ll get a rush of orders. You never want to leave your customers waiting, and always want to offer your customer the best quality, which includes timely shipping! I want the world to know that societal beauty standards don’t define who you are and you always have someone who sees you, whether that be through encouragement from my post, or my gloss itself.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would ask them about their favorite places and go from there. It’s their trip, so I want them to have the opportunity to make the most of it, and i’m here for the ride! Anything they want to see, any place they’d like to go, it’s theirs! Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are many people who have played a part in getting me to where I am now (mentally, emotionally, and success wise), so my shoutout includes them all! My family, youth instructors, and more. The support and encouragement from everyone that played an active role in my life has built me up to be the young adult I currently am. Everyone of course played a different part in my story, but it was the collaborative effort that changed me most.

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