We had the good fortune of connecting with Brianna Meshack and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Brianna, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
There’s three segments to my business which are Artistry, Education & Artistry Essentials. The artistry arm provides makeup services to the public which enhances and highlights facial features, structure and flawless application. The education arm of StunnerBee, provides classes, makeup lessons and tutorials for anyone invested in learning the principles of the craft. Lastly, my favorite part of my business is providing makeup kit solutions for Makeup Artists and Creatives that allow them to Function and Perform more efficiently, and look Fashionable while doing it at wwww.shopstunnerbee.com.

What should our readers know about your business?
StunnerBee Beauty is my answer to a world in which women of color feel marginalized in the beauty industry. I thought how amazing would it be to start a brand in which every color in the line was specifically made for women of color? You wouldn’t have to guess if it made you ashy, worked on your skin tone, or was too bold? This is what we’re doing with the StunnerBee Beauty Cosmetics line in 2022. We recently launched The “Beauty Boss “ Backpack in Camera Ready Cosmetics stores and are excited about this amazing distribution channel. Getting here hasn’t been easy, but what I’ve learned is most people quit before achieving victory. So my advice to anyone starting a brand is pretty simple, NEVER QUIT. It’s going to be one of the absolute hardest things you’ve ever done but if you simply don’t quit, you’ve done more than most!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’m a Dallas Native and have lived in Houston during my college years, so for Brunch, The Henry in Dallas or The Breakfast Klub in Houston. The Sangria at The Henry is amazing. There’s this amazing black owned restaurant called Pangea in Dallas for lunch or dinner. While in Houston, try Grace’s and thank me later.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There are so many people that have paved the way for me! I’ve had so many examples of strength, work ethic, tenacity and wisdom. I feel extremely blessed. The people that immediately come to mind are my mother, father and grandmother. They’ve shaped me the most in the best possible ways. I look at how resilient they’ve been in a quest to provide for my brother and I regardless of any of life’s circumstances.

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Kauwuane Burton Lola Omatola Kumari Phoenix Valentine

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