Qute Cosmetics, LLC
What made you start your business?
The love my daughter had for lip-gloss and the determination that I had to spread awareness for cerebral palsy, a congenital disorder that affects muscle tone posture and movement. my oldest son Tae and my husband’s son Jordan who both passed away due to complications of CP. Talyn my daughter was just 2 and her favorite word at the time was cute. She would put on my lip gloss from Victoria Secrets and say ooh mommy I am cute, you cute etc. So, we decided that we would start a lip-gloss line but change the c to a Q and we created “Qute Cosmetics by T&T” in 2014. In 2018 we dropped the T&T which stood for Tammy and Talyn. Our slogan became “Qute for a cause” and since starting we have raised funds and donated to organizations such as Stepping Stone of Ohio, Inclusion Club House in L.A, Our Children’s Story in GA just to name a few. Qute Cosmetics also donates to Their Voice of Greater Cincinnati whose mission is to uplift, inspire and support families affected by cerebral palsy.
How does it empower you as a Black Woman in the Beauty Field?
It’s very empowering as a Black Woman to know that I am able to make a difference in the cerebral palsy community while keeping young girls to older woman Qute. When you look good you feel good and it’s a blessing to know that I am able to make people feel and look good. To know that my daughter (who holds the COO title) is watching and seeing how driven she is drives me more. To show the younger generation of black Queens that they too can be their own boss and make a difference in the world.
What are 3 of your favorite beauty items you can’t live without?
The 3 items that are must haves are, Qute Cosmetics Fresh Qutie lip gloss, cuticle oil and my color emerald liner from Qute Cosmetics. A nice moisturize lip, nice nails and a great eye makes for a Qute casual day.
Anything else our beauty readers should know about you?
I am just a mom/wife, doing what God called me to do. Living and walking in my purpose while building a legacy for my kids and keeping my oldest son Tae memory alive. Every day I strive to be better than I was the day before and to keep trusting in God. I Want the readers to know that we have grown from just a lip gloss line to a full cosmetics company. We carry lip gloss, lipstick, mascara, eyeshadow, eyeliner, blush, foundation, and even nail polish. We take pride in carrying the best products for every skin type. And no matter what your cause is, you can keep it Qute with Qute Cosmetics.
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who are called according to His Purpose”