By Chelsey Zumpano
I found this awesome company called Visionary Cosmetics, which is a makeup company specifically with us blind and visually impaired people in mind and so naturally I interviewed the creator Michael Aguilar.
1. Why and when did you create visionary cosmetics?
I created Visionary Cosmetics after watching my mother struggle with everything from application to shade selection. I’ve had the idea for Visionary Cosmetics for a while, but after I saw what Fenty Beauty did for people of color, I knew it was time for the visually impaired community to be represented in the Beauty Industry.
2. What type of makeup products will you be selling for your line?
Most products in this line can be applied using only the fingertips. We offer a foundation that includes a primer, moisturizer, serum, a B.B. cream, and a light coverage foundation, to minimize counter space. We also offer foundations that are full coverage with medicinal properties like certain vitamins . A line of foundations for people living with albinism has also been created with medicinal properties such as sunscreen and vitamins. Each foundation line offers multiple shades. Every product is hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic. We also provide a wide range of concealers. We currently offer 3 eyeshadow palettes with easy to blend colors. We offer 11 shades in liquid and creme lipstick. Setting Powders are available in 3 shades to perfect any look. A personal favorite is the liquid highlighter, a simple product that adds a gorgeous glow to the face. The highlighter comes in natural, bronze, and gold. When the day is done, take off your makeup with our vitamin infused makeup remover. It easily removes makeup, leaving your skin feeling silky smooth.
3. How will the products be labeled in braille?
Every piece of makeup and the packaging is labeled in Grade 2 Braille. The makeup container features the shade in braille, while the box indicates the item.
4. will your products only be available online or will they be available in stores like Ulta?
As of now, the products will only be available on the official Visionary Cosmetics website.
5. When will your products be released to the public?
The official launch date is November 1, 2018. Pre-Orders begin October first.
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