We had the good fortune of connecting with Yolanda Anderson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Yolanda, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
My thought process behind starting my own business was to not only work toward creating generational wealth but moving forward with my passion for makeup. I wanted to create a brand that people would love and purchase with no regrets.

What should our readers know about your business?
KMonae Cosmetics LLC was launched on June 27th 2020. It started out as a vision and I made it a reality. I started out with lip products ranging from lipsticks, lipgloss, lipscrubs and lip oils. I knew I wanted to be a full line beauty brand so I later added eyeshadow palettes ,eyelashes, liners and more. I was able to go live on Instagram during Black Out Tuesday with celebrity Trina Braxton advertising my brand. I was also able to send her my products in which she posted once they were receive. A proud moment for me is the continuous reviews from customers who absolutely love my products.

There are challenges I faced as a new business owner. I feel like in your first year, you’re investing into getting your brand visible to the world. This means giving away free products, creating sales to bring more customers to your website. My first seven months I’ve financially invested double the amount profited but because KMonae Cosmetics is not just my business but my passion. I know building a brand with patience will pay off in the future and when it’s my time to shine, no one can dem my light.
I’ve learn many lessons during this time but learning how important marketing and knowing your target audience would be top of the list. In a world full of many beauty brands , you really have to be able to market correctly. You have to show the world what makes your brand different from others. I will always respond stating my passion for makeup and wanting to learn all aspects of being a freelance makeup artist . KMonae Cosmetics will be known globally for its quality and affordable prices.

I’m walking into 2022 with a bigger vision . I have brand ambassadors ( KMonae Beauties) who will be able to bring a bigger audiences which will result in more exposure for both them and the brand. I have new products on the way and I’m currently working on a small store front where my local customers will be able to come and shop their favorite products.

I plan on booking more make up clients and more KMonae GlossBar parties . So remember the name KMonae Cosmetics LLC because with time and hard work , I will be seeing you at the top!!

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I actually celebrated my best friend Darian’s birthday December 10th at an upscale restaurant Pangea Restaurant and Bar with our other friends . I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was absolutely amazing . The Blacken Catfish and Brussels Sprouts were everything. Not to mention the chef is Kevin ‘Chef Kev’ Ashade who was born in Dallas, Texas.The restaurant is located at 6309 North President Bush Hwy # 8101 Garland, Texas 75044

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to thank my husband Chris Anderson for always pushing me to be my best. He believe in my ability to do makeup and invested in my own kit. He is always supporting KMonae Cosmetics LLC , whether it’s helping me set up for pop up event or even goes as far marketing the business at all times. I am truly grateful for his support. I would also like to thank my family and friends . People always say strangers will be your biggest supporters but I have to disagree, my friends and family have been there since day one.

Website: Kmonaecometics.com

Instagram: https://instagram.com/k_monaecosmetics?igshid=1ofaytuskii6w

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/K-Monae-Cosmetics-111587603873272/

Other: TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJW5Nn5Q/

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