Cammela Teel wearing Coralition Gloss.
Our Voices of Mented series began with the goal to showcase women our Founders, KJ and Amanda found inspirational in their respective fields. This time around we're featuring our Mented Fam and VIP member Cammela Teel. She's a Sr. Director of Organizational Development & Training at the World Wildlife Fund, a leading conservation organization. We spoke with Cammela about her love for beauty, future goals, and aspirations. Check out the Q&A below to get to know Cammela!
How long have you been apart of the Mented fam?
A: About a year and a half? I first bought the gloss collection. Once I put on Berry Me and Baby Brown, I fell in love immediately. They sealed the deal for me. I'm always in search of that perfect lip shade. These 2 colors were the perfect balance for me — being enhanced without being overdone.
What do you love most about Mented?
A: What I love the most is that they cater to women of color and our skin tones. I also like that they are focused on more natural colors. The videos and makeup gurus online are interesting but the routines aren't necessarily realistic for me.
Mented makes beauty more relatable, accessible. And as a girl that likes doing a quick swipe of lipstick or gloss without doing a full face, I think that's what’s most appealing to me. Another thing that appeals to me is the Founders sharing their routine. everyday makeup that's not overdone. That's the kind of look I'm going for. I also appreciate the pure joy and passion from the Mented team.
What does everyday beauty mean to you?
A: Everyday for me is when you look like yourself, but an enhanced version of yourself. So if you see me with and without makeup I still look like the same person. Usually, I'm wearing a swipe of gloss or blush, eyeliner, and mascara. Then I'm out the door!
Describe yourself, what do you do? What do you aspire to do?
A: One word I’m using to describe myself now is, evolving. I'm at a point in my life and my career where I feel like I've learned a lot along the way but I'm trying to figure out what my professional growth and personal growth will look like in the next few years. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and I want to make sure I'm achieving more of a balance. That means making sure I’m doing things both personally and professionally that allow me to grow. As I grow as a person I want to incorporate more things that bring me joy and learning in my life. I'm in a place of evolution.
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