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Sometimes love goes from sunshine to rain but it's ok because flowers need both in order to grow. pic.twitter.com/esgJ3jmxDk
— Des (@Destiny_Jones1) January 14, 2015
Destiny Jones has one ultimate accessory: lip gloss. It’s not your everyday glamazon type of infatuation. She stockpiles it, repeatedly reapplying in the name of beauty. Now the 20-year-old daughter of one of hip-hop’s greatest has launched her own line of shimmering lip colors.
It wasn’t something she decided on a whim. The seed of entrepreneurship was planted by her father, Nas, from childhood. As a girl, Jones recalls him telling her she’d one day be a businesswoman. “He would always tell me that,” Jones says, “even when I was really, really young.”
Although she admits she didn’t always know what he meant about product lines and businesses, she understood the message. Jones says she regarded it as, “OK, I can do both. I can live my dreams and I can be a business woman and that can be a part of my dream.”
But why lip gloss? Other than her habitual application, Jones says, “I’ve always loved makeup ever since I was a little kid playing in my mom’s makeup box.” And although she accumulated an extensive collection, she’d yet to find that perfect color and texture. By creating her own gloss line she was able to create a collection of shades that are neither pasty or sticky — her biggest pet peeves — and which she believes are flattering for all skin tones.
From concept to buyer sample the process took two years, most of which was spent deciding on the dopest name. “I didn’t really take it seriously until I finally settled on the name for it,” says Jones. “From there I just ran with it, and it started to pick up pretty quick.”
The brand’s name, Lipmatic, pays homage to her father’s debut album, Illmatic. And it came to her in a brainstorming session with friends. “When I said it everybody got excited ’cause it just sounded good,” says Jones. “It rolled off the tongue and it just made sense marketing wise.”
It also got her dad excited.
Jones says the personal and creative connection led Nas to think of it as more than just his daughter’s foray into cosmetics. He connected Jones with her business partner, Kiran Goraya, the creative director of his clothing line, HSTRY.
Jones says neither she or Goraya knew much about lip gloss at the outset, but through research and product development they’ve both learned much about a competitive beauty industry.
“It’s just great to see how far we’ve come with it because I think at first we were both a little bit lost with how we were going to do this,” says Jones.
The collection features four shades, each a play on track titles from Nas’s iconic album — Goraya’s idea to capitalize on the plan to target the rapper’s fan base.
Lipmatic is certified organic, opening it to a market of natural product junkies, though that wasn’t the intent.
“Looking into how lip gloss was made, I thought it was the best way to get the smoothest gloss,” says Jones. During the development she says she didn’t insist on it but once complete, she’d accomplished her initial goal.
It’s important to note that Jones isn’t just a spokesmodel. Although she jokes that she always knew she could sell lip gloss, she never expected to amount of positive feedback she’s received on social media — including 1,800-plus followers on Instagram.
“I put my heart into it,” says Jones, who wanted to create a product not just for consumers, but for herself. “I would never put any product out there that I didn’t believe in and I didn’t use, and I feel like anybody who uses Lipmatic will be satisfied.”
Jones says she favors Life’s A Peach as an everyday color, which as of early-January is now available on the Lipmatic webstore.
Lipmatic is a passion project for Jones, a fashion student who aspires to be an actress. She’s confident she can do it all, and why not? She’s had a great example of the entertainer-entrepreneur model.
“I figure if my dad can have a successful music career and have all of these businesses, there’s no reason why I can’t do the same,” Jones says.
She’s been alongside him as he parlayed his work ethic from rap to apparel. However she admits he makes it look much easier than she suspects it is.
Through it all she’s picked up some business savvy — marketing, R&D, professional etiquette. Chances are good this is just the first of a string of endeavours from the idealistic, young businesswoman. Who knows? Perhaps in a few years the father and daughter will debut HSTRY x Destiny Jones, as well.
Who is this little gray-eyed dream you ask? Well, her mother is a beloved actress with a fun and bubbly personality that we’ve been a fan of since way back when. Aside from being an actress, her mommy is a famous voice actress who has been in a wealth of animated TV programs over the years. And on top of all that, she is a successful singer, even busting out in song through her animated characters. She’s a free spirit with a gorgeous head of hair and a very unique voice. We miss seeing her Canadian face all over the place, but she’s still doing big things behind the scenes. So whose child is this with her blonde hair and blue eyes (the famous mommy says the little girl looks just like her father)?
And here’s a very happy Jacida, and a photo of her sons. Awwww…
Also feeling very family oriented, Damon Dash snapped some photos of his babies (yes, the dogs too). He sat down for a shot with his oldest son, Damon Jr., 19, daughter Ava, 12, Tallulah, 4, and son Lucky, 8. Both girls are from Dash’s marriage to designer Rachel Roy. Big laugh at the dog on the right trying to be ALL up in every photo. Check out more of he and his kids.
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Unless noted, photos courtesy of Black Celeb Kids.
Some very candid images of today’s cutest celebrity offspring were released this past weekend, and we thought we would keep you up-to-date on all the cuteness (shout out to Blackcelebkids.com as usual!). Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz are staples at Knicks games, but they decided to take along little Egypt Dean, their one-year-old busy body son. Decked in denim and exclusive Jeremy Scott red white and blue Adidas kicks, little man was funky freshed, dressed to impress, and ready to…party? Something like that…Check out little man with his mom and pop.
And in other cuteness, Shai Moss, the daughter of Bow Wow and Joie Chavis, turned one at the end of last month. Pictures were put out recently of her cute birthday celebration, which included face painting, clowns and more. Nice to see mom and dad getting along so well and to see how big Shai is getting! Check her out.
And last but certainly not least, we wanted to also share this adorable photo of Mel B and Stephen Belafonte’s daughter, Madison. She and her dad were being playful for the camera, and because that smile is certain to make anybody’s day go in the right direction, we knew you’d like to see it. Isn’t she too cute?
Hope that makes your day go by faster and a lot cuter! *winks*
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Another day, another opportunity to highlight a celebrity’s beautiful child. I know you remember Corrine Bishop, the daughter of Jamie Foxx. She was the little girl walking arm in arm with him on red carpets after his star power blew up post-Ray and his Academy Award win. Well, she’s not so little anymore! Now an 18-year-old, Corrine, like many celeb kids, is trying to get her foot in the door, but not in the door of music or acting (well, at least not yet…). Instead, she’s getting her model on for a photo shoot, and thanks to the good folks at BlackCelebKids.com, we’ve got photos to share from it.
I don’t see a whole lot of Jamie on her face like that, but Bishop is indeed a beauty! Those eyes are gorgeous, and she’s giving the camera a lot of fierce-ness without being too over-the-top, under-dressed or provocative. She better work! We’re thinking she will have a long career ahead of her, but what do you think? Check out the photos below!
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Ah, the joys of motherhood. To know that you’re responsible for another little life has to be one of the most glorifying experiences (so I’ve been told).