Kim Roxie is the founder of LAMIK Beauty products, the world’s #1 Eco-Chic makeup line seeking to build women’s self-esteem and reveal their natural beauty. Formulated without parabens, Kim has created environmentally conscious products with a message for multicultural women. Her beauty products stand for Love And Makeup In Kindness because she believes true makeup is about what you’re made of.
At age 21, Kim founded LAMIK Beauty out of her college apartment. With her savings and a small investment from her mother, Kim opened her first store in Sharpstown Mall in Houston.
From its humble beginnings in 2004, LAMIK Beauty has been highlighted as one of the eight black-owned beauty companies by BET (Black Entertainment Television) and is one of the seven black cosmetics lines dominating the market. It is no surprise that Ebony Magazine named Roxie the Black Beauty Maven to know.
Additionally, Ebony Magazine called Roxie one of the five black cosmetics entrepreneurs you should know. LAMIK Beauty has also been featured at the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit and BlackEnterprise.com.
Since LAMIK’s conception, all products have continued to be manufactured in Houston, Texas.
In 2005, LAMIK joined the Safe Cosmetics Campaign, an initiative that has led to increased demands for safe products and full disclosure of unsafe chemicals. Kim’s initiatives to empower women reflect her passion and her heart. She became the spokesperson for a Workshop at Macy’s Retail Development Program in 2011.
The following year, the LAMIK line was featured in Macy’s stores in Texas, making Kim the youngest African American woman to launch a full cosmetic line inside of a major department store.
Mayor Annise Parker named June 23rd “Kim Roxie Day” due to Kim’s promotion of the Houston economy. In 2014, Kim partnered with Emmy Award winning hairstylist Hadiiya Barbel to host a day of beauty, wellness and networking entitled “Faces and Crowns” during New York Fashion Week.
Kim is a scholar of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 small business initiative. In 2016, she received the award for Top 30 Influential Women of Houston. She designed a lip gloss called Status Red,benefiting HIV/AIDS programs for women and girls. Her contribution to the community captured the attention of the Steven Francis Foundation, acknowledging her as a Phenomenal Woman Honoree this year.
After the passing of her mother to breast cancer, Kim became increasingly active in breast cancer awareness and prevention. As the founding chair of The Rose Foundation’s African American Women’s Initiative, she has used her influence to raise $160,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness and spearheaded fundraising efforts to provide uninsured African American women access to mammograms.
Kim holds her Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Clark Atlanta University and a received her esthetician’s license through Houston Community College. Her thirst for knowledge motivated her to complete the TUCK Business School at Dartmouth High Performing Business Program this year. Kim’s drive to push her limits led her to enter a business pitch competition this year where she was awarded $25,000 by the Odyssey Media Keys to Success.
The beauty industry is a calling for Kim, and she continues to take every opportunity to connect with women to help them recognize their own beauty and potential to impact the community. She is happily married and lives with her husband, daughter and bonus son in Houston.