Typically, all it takes to show a vibrant concept right into a breakthrough enterprise is a run-in with the correct individual.
For Bobbi Brown, in 1991, it was a rendezvous with a person of science. “I met a chemist unintentionally and requested him if he might make this dream lipstick,” she says. “He did, and the budding entrepreneur in me thought, ‘Nicely, folks want to purchase this.’” On the time, Brown was a make-up artist disenchanted with smelly, greasy, dry lipsticks, so she got here up with ten shades that ladies might put on to work. The road debuted at Bergdorf Goodman, and it was an prompt success: Brown anticipated to promote 100 lipsticks within the first month, however she ended up promoting 100 on the primary day. Brown offered her firm to Estée Lauder for $74.5 million in 1995.
For Gail Federici, in 1990, the fated