Crystal Carmen wants every woman to be pretty in pink…pretty in Pink Stiletto
Cosmetics that is. As the founder and driving force behind a brand of beautifully hued, highly pigmented cosmetics she is ready to take more than just the make-up world by storm, and is situating herself to do just that. As selective about her projects as the color palette and products that she puts out into the world, you may not know the name of this Pennsylvania based make-up artist yet…but you should.
Born and raised in New York City, Crystal Carmen has always displayed a passion for fashion that transcended the trends of the moment. Creating her own style from the very beginning she has never been afraid to try something new and add her own nuances to make it her own. Self-taught via “Making faces” by Kevin Aucoin, what began as recreating techniques quickly began turning heads. Working as a make-up artist she found herself doing everything from Weddings to working on music videos. There was one big problem in Crysta’ls career. For Crystal much of the make-up in her kit failed to deliver on the promises it made. The solution: Create a line of her own.
She started with an outline, doing everything from budgeting to naming potential collections and despite no sales for four months she pushed forward. Her first internet sale was all it took as she hasn’t stopped selling products since. She also hasn’t stopped working as a make-up artist and still works on various projects in the Tri-State area. She is currently working to have a certified organic line.
Small Business Owner
Professional Makeup Artist
Guest Speaker and Beauty Educator