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05.2012 ~ Allure Magazine
I recently met with Chicago-based makeup artist Kiley Russell about her new line. It's called Big Girl Cosmetics (the name was chosen to help empower women—as in "we all want to be a big girl") and it's hitting Macy's now. She took me through some of he

I recently met with Chicago-based makeup artist Kiley Russell about her new line. It's called Big Girl Cosmetics (the name was chosen to help empower women—as in "we all want to be a big girl") and it's hitting Macy's now. She took me through some of her favorite products—Diva Gloss ($12), a shimmery baby pink lipgloss; Angel's Halo ($15), a hot pink gloss with gold flecks housed in an unusual circular squeeze tube; and Ginger Almond Body Butter ($15), which smells like cookies (yes, please).

Russell also runs a spa in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood that features manicures, pedicures, facials, massages, and waxing services. She told me that she had wanted to start a line of her own for years but didn't have the funds to do it. What finally changed? 

04.09.12 ~ Big Girl Cosmetics: VaVa Bloom seasonal collection event
This event was in full bloom: Over 50 guests flocked to this event joyfully and were greeted with professionalism, poise and classy service. Guests mingled as they received services from the nail technicians with services of manicures and pedicures.   Read More...
05.2011 ~ Chicago Defender
Big Girl Cosmetics adds Pizzazz!   Read More...
08.2011 ~ Essence Magazine
Beauty Obsessions Fab Finds $15 or Less Angel's Halo Lip Gloss gives your pucker ravishing shimmer and shine.   Read More...
01.2010 ~ OK! Weekly
Ginger Almond Body Butter featured in OK Weekly Magazine   Read More...
05.2012 ~ Vogue- Italy
This story has all the ingredients of successful entrepreneurship: a little bit of luck, a lot of vision and determination, and Oprah. The Oprah element may not always be crucial to launching a career, but for Kiley Russell, founder of Big Girl Cosmetics,   Read More...