Founder of Lamik Beauty, Fundraiser and Supporter of The Rose (Kim lost her mother to breast cancer in recent years)

Kim Roxie proves you can do more with less. The founder of LAMIK Beauty (pronounced la-MEEK) began her journey into the world of cosmetics out of necessity. While attending Clark-Atlanta University, like many other broke college students, Roxie realized she needed a source of income.

While majoring in public relations, Roxie began doing make up at a kiosk then Sephora to perfect her craft. Roxie says her appreciation for make up most likely came from her mother.

At 21 years old and a senior in college, Roxie realized she hadn’t secured an internship and grew nervous about what she would do after graduation. While at home one day, she went through her make-up bag and a light bulb went off. “You’re going to start a make up line, and it’s going to be called LAMIK. Love And Make-up In Kindness,” Roxie, recalls.

Established in 2004, LAMIK boasts a flagship store in Houston, TX and is sold in several Macy’s across the country. LAMIK is also an environmentally friendly cosmetic line. Most of the product comes packaged in recycled paper.