Saturday, May 26, 2012

Featured Business Owner: Lauren Walker

Making your own products has become more and more popular over the past few years.  With the job market struggling, people are trying to get more creative with what they have.  Lauren Walker, mother of two, makes her living as a stay at home mom while also running two small businesses by making and selling her own makeup, and using duct tape quite creatively to make flowers, wallets, purses, and more.

Makeup Your Face was started about a month ago.  After seeing the outrageous cost of some makeup products, Lauren decided to make her own.  She also vows to wearing her own all mineral and vegan friendly products every day.  Although she may not always wear a face full, she suggests always wearing eyeliner and mascara to help brighten up your eyes.
If you want to try your hand at making your own creamy eye shadow, Lauren tells us a simple way how...
"You can use your loose eye shadow or if you have pressed eye shadow, break it up. You can even mix the colors together to form new colors. Put the powder in a new jar and mix with either concealer or a liquid eye primer. You can even use lotion!  Those old lipsticks you have lying around or tube you just bought but didn't care for the color can also be of great use. If you don't like the color, melt them 
down and mix to create something new!"
In addition to making her own makeup, Lauren also makes items using duct tape.  Duck Tape Skills began after her husband of 5 years asked her to make a wallet for him (out of duct tape of course).  She had some left over tape so instead of discarding it,  she began playing around and made a few flowers with them.  Before you know it, she was making purses, earrings, wallets, and more!  She has since added magnets, lanyards, and key chains to her line up too.
What brought out attention to Lauren is how creative she got with what she had, duct tape and used makeup.  We wish her the best in her business adventures!

If you are interested in buying any of Lauren's products (or just simply curious to see them for yourself), you can find her online at:

*Thank you to Lauren Walker, owner, for taking the time to give us a little insight to her businesses. 

Do you have any tricks for making your own makeup?


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