I must admit I have been wondering what in the heck has Barbee been up to! Well, now we know. Over the weekend, Barbee Cosmetics was introduced at the Circle of Sisters Expo held in New York City.
A joint venture with celebrity makeup manufacturer Celfie Cosmetics, Barbee’s collection launched with 6 lipsticks and is expected to expand to a full collection by December.
Of the venture, Barbee said she created her line as a gift to women, because makeup has a way of boosting self-esteem. She says because she spends hours in hair and makeup as a recording artist, she is well aware of the transformative feeling that make up can provide.
Of her products, she says quote “I want Barbee Cosmetics to be the go to line for women working to create their own realities…. complete with a dream house of their very own.”
Using the hashtags #EveryTingPretty and #BarbeeCollection, Barbee has been using her social media accounts to promote her products to her more than 150,000 online followers.
In is 11th year, Circle of Sisters is a 2 day empowerment expo for women of color entrepreneurs to showcase their businesses and products to thousands of people. This years theme was “Moving” “Changing” and “Growing”, and featured over 200 vendors.
As for her music, Barbee who is best known for her hit songs “Missing You” with Junior Kelly and “Give it Up” with Beenie Man, released her solo single “Just Like That” earlier this year and spent the summer in the U.K. promoting it.