The Femme Files | Week 1- Krysta Meyers of KALMCosmetics
A friend of mine (good ole Amy) shared an idea with me that I decided I had to act on immediately. She said that someone should do a series of interviews which revolved around highlighting the careers of young, feminine women within the LGBT community that have been making big moves to further their career. Super femmes of the 21st cebtury if you will. Our first lady in the limelight will be Krysta Aliza Lynn Meyers (hence the spelling of “KALM”) of Kalm Cosmetics. The newly launched cosmetic line has been open for business since 11/27 and ahas already produced over $5,000 in sales, and has over 90,000 followers on Tumblr. Not too shabby right? I hope you all enjoy this interview as much as I did! Stay tuned to check out a new Femme Files interview every week.
Tell us a little about KALMcosmetics. How did this idea come into fruition and what inspired you to start your own cosmetic line?
KALMcosmetics has been on my mind since ’07, I’ve had the connections but not the inspiration. I was completely inspired by my girlfriend who has her own clothing line (livedeclothing.com) and she’s the one who pushed me to do this and not give up on my dreams. Hopefully now I can inspire other people.
Tell us about a few of your favorite products from the line.
Every product on my site is my favorite for a different reason. I would never sell anything I don’t love! I love all of the lipstick, long eyelashes, flawless foundation and blush we offer.
What separates your cosmetic line from other cosmetic lines that are on the market?
I’m all about being BOLD and not caring about what people think. My cosmetic line is BOLD from the colors to the names. I want my customers to know it’s okay to be different, be bold, set your own trend, and be you.
Tell us a little about being young, gay, and starting your own business. Why is it important to you to represent the lesbian company through your cosmetic line? What will lesbian women appreciate about your line?
I’m a young, lesbian with my own business and I’m not afraid of who I am. Yes I may lose customers because i’m “gay” but at the end of the day, I would rather be OUT and PROUD of who I am, no matter what a customer thinks. I would rather lose a dollar than hide who I am. I think my LGBT family will love my line, because it’s about being yourself! Be YOU, Be BOLD, Be PROUD and don’t change for anyone.
Last question. Where do you see yourself in 5 years and what advice can you give other young women on being successful with their business endeavors?
I see my business being very successful and I see myself inspiring people to be OUT and PROUD. My advice is “Never give up”. Stay beautiful, stay true to yourself, and kiss your haters with a BOLD RED lipstick on.