A recent article in Vanity Fair highlights Bye Bye Under Eye from It Cosmetics as the product that launched Jamie Kern Lima’s journey to create a billion dollar beauty brand.
Of interest to roacea sufferers is that fact that Kern-Lima’s struggles with covering up her stubborn rosacea lead to the creation of the concealer, and this first product lead to the creation of her successful cosmetics brand.
it Cosmetics was sold to L’Oreal for $1.2 billion in 2016. L’Oreal was previously one of the parent companies of the rosacea heavyweight Galderma before Nestle purchased the controlling stake owned by L’Oreal.
It isn’t clear how an under-eye concealer would be considered a front line treatment for rosacea given that typically rosacea redness is not experienced underneath sufferers’ eyes, but Bye Bye Under Eye is promoted as a “full-coverage concealer”.
Jamie Kern Lima, the co-founder and CEO of it Cosmetics, has been flying high lately. Despite being recognized as one of the most powerful women in the industry (she was recently honored as one of “Night of the Stars” at the Fashion Group International awards, was named one of Forbes 60 Most Successful Self-Made Women this year, above Taylor Swift and Beyoncé, no less, and is extremely active in charity work), she knows how to stay grounded.
Kern-Lima’s story is truly a self-made American dream. While working as a TV anchor, she had a need—to cover up her very stubborn rosacea—for makeup that would stay on during “air-time.” It was only 9 short years ago that she started her company with a life-changing concealer, and it is with this one product, you can honestly say, that she has transformed what we now know as, “before and after”.
Despite two years of countless “no’s” from investors and retailers, she was not discouraged because, in her gut, she believed that “the power of the people was greater than the people in power.” She was able to prove herself right when she got her first 10 minutes of “yes” at QVC, bravely baring her rosacea-prone face in order to show just how well her Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer worked. In ten minutes, she sold out 6000 units—and the rest is history.
Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer
Developed with plastic surgeons, this best-selling, award-winning, cult-favorite waterproof concealer delivers highly pigmented, long-lasting coverage that won’t crease or crack.
Infused with high-performance pigments and anti-aging peptides, vitamins, hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants, the game-changing formula improves the appearance of wrinkles and effectively conceals the look of skin imperfections including dark circles, bags, redness, hyperpigmentation, broken capillaries, age spots and discoloration.
Finally, a multitasking, full-coverage concealer that makes your skin look younger!
But Does it Work?
All well and good to find a product that is from a fellow rosacea sufferers, but does it actually work as a concealer? Please let us all know in the comments below.
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