Just as Oprah empowered her to start Big Girl Cosmetics, Russell now seeks to empower other women with her products by giving them the confidence to take control of their bodies and create their own definition of beauty. Her favorite Big Girl products include the ginger almond body butter and shine lipgloss collection.
* - - April 23, 2010 - -- CHICAGO – (April 23, 2010) – Established a mere five years ago, Big Girl Cosmetics exudes the resounding themes of beauty, quality and empowerment. Women of color all over the country are being introduced to the up and coming cosmetic line through social media, trunk shows and various editorial features. Signature retailers such as Target, Nordstrom and Ulta have taken notice as well, showing genuine interest in the company’s staple beauty products such as the "Diva Gloss" and the almond oil infused "Body Butter."
"On the show she [Oprah] said, 'We are not only giving away cars here, we are changing the way people live their lives,'" Russell said. "I thought: BAM there it is! Go for it! So I decided to sell the car and use the profit as seed money to start Big Girl Cosmetics."
With their newfound notoriety, Big Girl Cosmetics is sweeping the nation and providing women with a "complete" cosmetic line offering dazzling eye shadows, natural and silky smooth powders, moisturizing lip sticks and sinful glosses. Big Girl Cosmetics is designed to help women make "grown up" decisions about skincare and feel secure in choosing the right products for their beauty regimen.