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

Hi Nia, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I initially started doing makeup mid April. So during COVID-19, I didn’t have much to do, so I started thinking of ways to make more money! I ran across some makeup ad, then started thinking about making my own lipgloss! After selling lipgloss, a lot of my customers were asking for more products. So I started researching for vendors to expand my brand. Now I have glosses, eyeshadow palettes, lip liners, lashes, etc. I’m also going to be dropping my men’s line soon

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am mostly excited about my brand expanding! I want to have a full beauty line that includes men’s and women’s products. I have many goals for the year 2021 and I cannot wait for you all to see. Honestly, no. It wasn’t easy maintaining a 9-5 job, making some of my products, and expanding my brand. There’s a lot of nights I stay up working or brand storming. I just know it’s going to be worth it. I want the world to know that my business is definitely going to be popping soon!! I put my heart into my businesses and everything I do! I do it for my clients and help making them look beautiful! Can’t wait for you all to see everything.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would definitely take her on my Sunday Funday journey! First stop at Jonathon’s Oak Cliff or Breadwinners for brunch. Then, Bitter End or Clutch, and end it off with Harris House of Heroes or Theory. Some other fun places to check out are Mimi’s Cafe, Bombshells, Crab House, Pinstacks, Levels, and Stirr

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My best friend whom also sells make up, Zoie. Lavish Beauty by Zoie. Also my close friend Aaliyah, the owner of The Wop Shop. My family for supporting me 100%.

Website: NiasCosmetics.com

Instagram: @_NiasCosmetics

Facebook: https://facebook.com/niascosmetics3/

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