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FBI Cosmetics Inc.
Alexis started FBI Cosmetics Inc. in 2021. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: 
Q: How did you get started on FBI Cosmetics Inc.?
I decided to dive into the beauty industry because as someone that has a felony record from years ago, I fell into a depression state. After all, no one would give me a job so, I turned to make-up. Makeup became my comfort zone. It made me feel beautiful after having down days.
No one back then would give me a chance, no one cared I had a college degree all they saw was that I had a felon, so I cope with my depression through makeup and skincare routines. I am overly obsessed with flawless makeup and flawless skin. Everyone has always told me that they have loved my makeup and how flawless my bare skin looked, that I should consider getting into the industry. Here we are 3 years later and now I am passionately involved with my brand.
Take us through the process of designing, prototyping, and manufacturing your first product.
Just like any industry you must do your research and learn the pros and cons. As a novice to the beauty world, I thought about what value can I bring to anyone humanly that loves a flawless makeup look or skin? What can I do differently that outweighs other makeup companies? In the beginning, I private-labeled my makeup from a company in California and China.
Once I gained enough revenue I went back to those same distributors and worked out a deal where NDA was implemented to produce my very own lipsticks, lip gloss, eye shadow palettes. By doing so I am creating my own company identity. As far as the skincare line I get the best of both worlds because I am hands-on with a product I am producing with an esthetician that will be dropping this year.
Contributors to this article:
- Pat Walls, Founder @ Starter Story