Today’s Fxshnjunke Spotlight features an inside look at how entrepreneur ,youtuber and , fashionista 24 year old Kaylar Will starting her own cosmetics line , Kaylux Cosmetics . In this interview she talk with us about the obstacles she faced starting her own business, her favorite places to shop and her future plans for Kaylux.
Dasia: Tell me something about yourself ?
Kaylar: I’m ambitious, loving, but tough.
Dasia: What inspired you to start your own cosmetics line ?
Kaylar: The lack of brown skin in the beauty industry. The lack of products suitable for brown skin. As I’m getting older I’m realizing if these brands and corporations don’t want to include us, then we need to build our own.
Dasia: How long has it been since starting Kaylux Cosmetics ?
Kaylar: Almost a year, my website launched early April 2016.
Dasia: What kind of cosmetics products do you sell ?
Kaylar: Right now I sell face and body highlighters, lip gloss, setting powder. I will be releasing several new products for the spring and moving more into body/skin care.
Dasia: What are some obstacles that your faced while trying to launch KayLux ?
Kaylar: Honestly, my lack of business knowledge. I encourage everyone to take some business classes before launching your own, especially if your goal is longevity. I had to learn as I went and that’s very difficult and I made mistakes I wouldn’t of made if I had learned certain things previously. Also, there was a financial obstacle as well but I’ve always known how to make it work, figure it out.
Dasia: What is the top selling item your customers seem to love ?
Kaylar: The vacation body highlighter oil and the face highlighters which was my first product.
Dasia: What are some tips for anyone who wants to start their own cosmetics line ?
Kaylar: Research, research, research. You not only need to know business inside and out, but makeup as well. Don’t rush things of your business will not last. Think “the long run” not “fast money”
Dasia: Im obsessed with your style ! What inspires it ?
Kaylar: Kim Kardashian is my inspiration. I never had someone relate to me, as far as style goes, until her. I’m very simple, I like neutral colors and solid colors. But I enjoy being sexy, as every woman should, so I tend to buy things that are basic but aren’t too boring. My boutique will be launching in about two months and it will be 100% based on my style. Basically like you’re shopping from my closet.
Dasia: Where are your go to places to shop ?
Kaylar: American apparel is my favorite place. Simple and sexy.
Dasia: OMG Did you hear about American Apparel closing ALL of it’s 110 stores ? Click the link to see my post about it here .
Dasia: You also have a great following on your Youtube channel, where you post content on beauty, hair, skincare and more, when can your subscribers expect more videos from you ?
Kaylar: Yes I’ll be posting new videos in a few weeks!
Dasia: If you could collab with anyone, who would it be and why?
Kaylar: I don’t think I would collaborate with anyone, well I don’t have anyone in mind but if someone asked maybe. I’m like the most social loner you’ll ever meet. I’m very approachable and chatty yet I love being alone and keeping to myself.
Dasia: Have you ever heard of Fxshnjunke before ? If not, what are your thoughts ?
Kaylar: I haven’t but I checked out some interviews and I love what you guys are doing!
Dasia: What are some of your goals for 2017 ?
Kaylar: Launch Kaylux Online, my boutique, the name may change but that’s the name right now. I want to do a pop up shop, and maybe even some beauty seminars. 2017 is all work, work, work.
Dasia: Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years ?
Kaylar: I see myself still in LA, hopefully I own a home. My business have expanded, they’re thriving. I want to get really into philanthropy, it’s not always about earning but also giving back. I’d love to be an investor, for brown girls like me, and boys, to help them build their dreams as well.
Written by @dasiatheceo