I go into a lot of detail about the brushes themselves in my original blog post here, but I really wanted to focus this post on getting to know the #ladyboss behind the brand. Keep reading to learn more about Chantal Azamian, CEO of MOTD Cosmetics, as well as, her vision for this kick ass beauty brand!
1 – What was your inspiration for creating MOTD Cosmetics?
It came from a lightbulb moment I had while working on an assignment in college and also from my work experience. I’m targeting over 40% of women that don’t know what each brush is used for by providing descriptive memorable labels on the handles all while offering a cruelty free alternative to brushes made from fur.
I was a retail cosmetics girl working for a high end retailer and cosmetic line. At that time I had about 8 years of retail experience and just wanted more for myself. I resigned from my job and pursued school as a full time Marketing major with a goal of working for a cosmetic line as a Product Educator or Account Executive. I’ve always had a passion for beauty and teaching and knew I wanted to make a career within this field. But, it just so happened that my career goals took a turn where I now own a business.
I’m not a quitter. Yes, I’ll burn out but not as bad as before. I just try to be mindful of the hours I put in and also balance between work and life. The other things that keep me going are seeing others using a product I created with feedback on how it impacts their life and/or beauty routines in a positive way. I love seeing the fruits of my labor and it’s genuinely seeing people enjoying the extension of my passion.
Just a little hint 😉 You’ll be seeing the brand branch out into other areas that enhance our natural beauty, the products will of course be cruelty free and vegan. I’m super excited for it! It’s been two years in the making!
Slow and steady wins the race. Just be patient with yourself in the moments that you feel like you want to throw everything in your office out the window. Also, make sure not to burn yourself out and adapt a healthy work life balance because if you’re not doing well physically and mentally, it spills into all aspects of your life and your business as well. I’ll take more breaks, get in a workout, meditate, spend time with my pups, even if it’s for 5 mins it makes such a difference!