Nine genius tips from women founders on taking charge—mentally and emotionally—when you feel most challenged.
- Written By
- PATTY TORTOLANI
Although we believe in celebrating women's contributions every day, it is March—Women’s History Month—which gives us an excuse to spotlight the entrepreneurs, the CEOs, the risk-takers, and the dreamers behind VIOLET GREY’s Woman Made Edit. These women inspire us, both in business and in life, with their resilience, confidence, and measure of success. And so it is in that spirit that we asked them to share their wisdom, experience, and valuable advice with us and our audience.
My signature beauty look is… My Hyaluronic Serum, Exoso-Metic Serum, The Better B Serum, and Glow Drops. Then I pull my hair back and am ready to go.
I always start my day with… A cuddle with my eight-year-old daughter Pepper.
I never go to bed without… My Good Night supplement and Super Anti-Aging Night Cream.
Dr. Barbara Sturm, founder Dr. Barbara Sturm
My signature beauty look is… Healthy, radiant skin, mascara, brow gel, and a lip.
I always start my day with… Whole leaf oolong tea from Song Tea.
I never go to bed without… My sleep mask.
April Gargiulo, founder Vintner’s Daughter
My signature beauty look is… A matte lip and tinted moisturizer.
I always start my day with… Agent Nateur Holi (mane).
I never go to bed without… BiOptimizers Magnesium.
Jena Covello, founder Agent Nateur
My signature beauty look is… Macrene Actives skincare and tinted moisturizer, eyeshadow, and mascara.
I always start my day with… Kisses from my white shepherd Zeus and teacup Persian kitty Cleo, French press coffee with macadamia milk, and homemade granola.
I never go to bed without… Using lavender oil sourced from my farm on my chest to enhance sleep.
Dr. Macrene Alexiades, founder Macrene Actives
My signature beauty look is… Good skin and lip balm.
I always start my day with… A dance in my kitchen with my 7-month-old daughter.
I never go to bed without… My eye mask.
Jules Miller, founder The Nue Co.
My signature beauty look is… Very natural no-makeup makeup.
I always start my day with… A kissing attack from my puppy.
I never go to bed without… Spraying Pure Rosewater on my face and swiping Lip Potion on my lips.
Olivia Chantecaille, founder Chantecaille
My signature beauty look is… Great skin, great hair, and a smile.
I always start my day with… 3 Steps: BeautyStat’s Universal C Skin Refiner, my Doctor Rogers Restore Face Cream, and Isdin’s zinc-based sunscreen.
I never go to bed without… Washing my face.
Dr. Heather Rogers, founder Doctor Rogers Restore
My signature beauty look is… Red lipstick!
I always start my day with… Washing my face with cold water.
I never go to bed without… Removing my makeup.
Alissa Sullivan, co-founder Liis
My signature beauty look is… When I feel naturally elegant I am happy.
I always start my day with… A moment where I check in with myself and get a sense of how I feel emotionally. No pressure but a quick pulse check, and then I think about what kind of day I want to have.
I never go to bed without… A cup of tea.
Dr. Janine Mahon, founder Dr. Janine Mahon