MONI B. - Speaker | Makeup Artist | Founder of Moni B. Cosmetics, LLC
Moni has always had a love of makeup and started as a freelance makeup artist in her hometown of The Bronx, NY almost 20 years ago. After deciding to relocate due to a shift in the city after 9/11, Moni ended up in North Carolina. As her parents were from North Carolina she thought it would be an easy transition but, never considered there wasn’t much opportunity to work as a makeup artist. Moni never gave up her love of makeup and found herself often doing before & after makeup for family & friends. Tragedy struck in 2005 as she suddenly lost her father while expecting her son. A self pro-claimed “Daddy’s Girl”, Moni poured her time and attention into raising her new baby and makeup took a back seat. Then again tragedy occurred as she suddenly lost her best friend and Mother in 2013. It was at this time Moni truly understood how life should not be taken for granted and decided to live each day as if it were her last. Never leaving her makeup roots behind, Moni once again began to work as a freelance makeup artist doing weddings, photoshoots and movies while building her dream of owning her own cosmetics line. At the end of 2014, Moni combined her love of makeup with her desire to be an entrepreneur and Moni B. Cosmetics was born...
Now with her dream a reality, Moni strives to encourage women to Be Empowered and has even encouraged her son Bryce to be an entrepreneur as he has his own lip balm for boys and will soon debut SO FLY!, a scent created specifically for boys ages 8-14.
Moni B. Cosmetics, LLC is based in Raleigh, NC and features exciting lipglosses, bold lipstick colors, lip liners, and all natural lip scrubs. With retail locations in both Raleigh and Durham, her brand is quickly becoming a household name in the area and has donned the lips of Singer Jasmine Sullivan, Singer/Reality Star Towanda Braxton, and actress Erika Alexander just to name a few. Moni has also been a featured speaker at summits & seminars encouraging women focus on their inner beauty, move beyond their fears and leap into their destiny. In Spring 2017, Moni B. will start a new venture, The Glam Boutique by Moni B. offering beauty services through a team of professional makeup artists, hair stylists, nail techs, fashion stylists and other beauty professionals.
Moni's story is one of fearlessness, drive, and motivation and she encourages everyone to always reach for the stars. A single Mom, Moni resides in Raleigh, NC with her 11 year old son Bryce.