Meet the Trailblazers Who Just Became the 15th and 16th Black Women to Raise $1 Million
Picture this: One random night in New York City, Amanda E. Johnson and KJ Miller are catching up over a bottle of wine when the subject of lipstick comes up. “I’ve been looking for the perfect nude shade for three years,” Amanda laments to her former Harvard Business School classmate. “Me too! In fact, there are no lipsticks I really love,” KJ replies. The two women look at each other and suddenly they know what they must do: invent their own. And, within a few short months, Mented Cosmetics was born: a vegan, paraben-free, non-toxic, cruelty free line of lipsticks specifically designed for women of color.
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