The past few weeks have been filled with a flurry of activities. Our company http://www.beeyoutiful.com is in the process of adding on a makeup line of mineral makeup. As with all new products we consider the beginning phases are filled with testing and research. After we personally use a product, get all our questions an wonderings satisfied as to quality and purity we then find a few friends or family to be guinea pigs for us to see if they like a product as much as we do. Since the makeup is such a HUGE deal for us to add on we did more than just a few guinea pigs. More like 40+ ladies willingly volunteered their faces to test the colors. The feedback was encouraging and we proceeded to move forward.
For someone who has never been behind the scenes the logistics of what it takes to do something like this can seem very simple. It used to seem simple to me too. And maybe it’s easier for bigger companies. At beeyoutiful part of our responsibility to our customers is to keep our price points as low as we can. This means keeping our overhead as low as we reasonably can while still providing good service and getting things done in reasonable amounts of time. It can be a tight rope trying to keep just the right amount of staff hired, paying them reasonable wages while at the same time not having extra staff sitting around with nothing to do. I’m sure any of our former or current employees are laughing to themselves at the idea of having nothing to do! 😀
Anyway, since we tend to run a tight crew it means everybody has to pitch in and help out with the introduction of new products to the line. Our customer service gals give advice and feedback and, in this case, offered up their faces as test subjects. Our business manager has been pulling triple duty as a photographer, designer and videographer for this project in addition to his already full work load. It always makes me happy to work with a team of people so willing to help out in so many ways to get something done! Even Doodlebug our almost-five-year old has been helping out around the office lately. Steve took this video of her putting labels on the Chapsticks.
Doodles Showing how to use the Label Machine
I’ve been taking pictures of the project as it’s moved along. If you click here you can view a few of the coming shades of Foundation and here you can view a small sampling of the beautiful eye colors we are planning on carrying.
If you are a super busy, low key Mom like me you may wonder how I even get makeup put on my face every day. The truth is, I don’t. And when I do it’s a super fast operation in between taking care of our two children. Our staff encouraged me to do a super candid video showing my 5 minute morning facial care routine (including makeup) And yes! This is me using the actual Beeyoutiful Skin Mineral Makeup.
Three wonderful ladies who work for Beeyoutiful at our local offices and I had a wonderful day of testing the makeup and experimenting with various looks. Thought you might want a sneak peek!
This gorgeous lady is Rhoda. She’s all of 37 years young although her youthful glow makes that really hard to believe! If you’ve called the Beeyoutiful customer service number this past year you had a good chance of getting Rhoda on the other end!
Next we have April with her beautiful peaches and cream complexion. April helps out with filing, accounting and all sorts of administrative office tasks. We haven’t put her on the phones yet but one of these days she might have to fill in.
And last but certainly not least is Liz. She’s been doing customer service for Beeyoutiful for the past couple of years. You have a good chance of getting her on the phone if you call into Beeyoutiful! Liz is an aspiring Chef and in addition to keeping up with her responsibilities at Beeyoutiful is also going to Culinary School full time.
I can’t wait until we are able to offer this line to the public! 😀 In the meantime we’ll keep plugging away and looking forward to the day we can share it with you.
I’m really excited that you’re putting out a make-up line! I love natural makeup, yet haven’t tried mineral yet. Can’t wait to learn all about it with your products!