Back in 2013, I was finishing up medical school and I used to stay up quite late blogging, constantly reading about the latest trends in the beauty world and just imagining how amazing it would be to create something that catered to more women and men like me. Inclusivity and representation is improving now in the Beauty industry but it wasn’t the case years ago. As an Indo-Canadian woman I struggled to find a great nude lipstick ALWAYS or see a model that looked like me. But I was really nervous to actually take this dream and turn it into a reality. I also never saw much representation at that time and I wanted to change all of that...but how? I was encouraged by a loved one to at least give it a try and so I started researching every night. I would look up labs into the early morning and then rush to the hospital to start my shift. It was a crazy time for me but 2 years it led to nothing but closed doors.
I was really discouraged but just when everything looked hopeless I received an email from a lab in Toronto who decided to give me a shot after countless back and forth aaaand we were off! This is how Lady Burgundy began and to be honest when the first 5 shades for the Lips x Matte collection launched, I bawled my eyes out. And now when I scroll through the website I'm at a loss for words at how far we've come. It's been quite the journey and I thank you all for the love and support so many of you have shown Lady Burgundy. Thank you for supporting my dream. xo
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