THE TRUE COLORS OF BEAUTY: TIANGGE’S THIRD EPISODE FEATURES “ACCESSORIES AND COSMETICS” ENTREPRENEURS
“Ang inyong bagong Saturday afternoon tambayan, nandito na ang The POSTiangge!”
The second episode of The Philippine Online Student Tiangge (The POSTiangge) aired last November 8 at 4:00 PM and featured online sellers of “Food” products. For its third episode, “Accessories and Cosmetics” business owners were featured. This went live on November 13 during the same time slot.
True to the name of her brand, Le-Mairre Manalaysay is a woman who dares. Le-Mairre, the first interviewee is a 4th year BA Communication Arts student who, besides owning her own business, also works at a chat support company. This 21-year-old “Beauty Warrior of Bulcan” is the owner of Dare Woman with which she aims to “redefine the beauty standards of the society through inclusivity.”
Using the knowledge and skills in marketing, advertising, graphic design, and the like which she gains through the course she is currently studying in college, Le-Mairre was able to grow her cosmetics business despite the relatively small capital she began with. Le-Mairre started by selling semi-gel lip, cheek, and eye stains named Serenitints. She has now been able to expand her product line with the addition of her Lip Salve product, a color-changing oil perfect for a natural makeup look.
Despite the challenges Le-Mairre faced just before the launch of her business as well as in finding the right supplier for her, she has been able to push through with her business relying on courage. With the belief that “I am beautiful and I am limitless,” Le-Mairre has grown a brand with a strong message about inclusivity in beauty.
Le-Mairre’s future plans for her cosmetics business includes finding a manufacturer she can work with to develop her own makeup formulations. Support women who dare and be one yourself by checking out Le-Mairre’s brand, Dare Woman, which you can find on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Shopee.
The second guest for this episode was Jameson Atenta, the “young QUEER-trepreneur” of Tondo, Manila. Besides being a Print Media Technology student at the Technological University of the Philippines, Jameson is a drag artist and the owner of DOPE Cosmetics PH and DOPE Footwear PH.
Jameson shared that he has been interested in starting a business ever since he was young. He started selling food products like ice candy and graham until he got to work at a printing shop in Divisoria. He then sold shirts and merchandise outside concert venues.
DOPE Cosmetics PH and DOPE Footwear PH were his more recent ventures. Lacking the resources for online classes, Jameson had to take a break from attending university. With the goal to get back to school and be able to study under this setup, Jameson gathered capital to start a business through reselling.
With his newfound passion for drag, Jameson (Slaytina in drag) launched DOPE Cosmetics PH and then DOPE Footwear PH. Jameson is able to cater to a wide clientele with his genderless brand of products that include powdery matte oil based tints, brow pomade, lashes, and his trailblazing 26 colors painting palette, “Spectrum”. 8 months of work went into launching this product that sold out 2 days after its launch.
The business is proving to be a success, Jameson has been able to return to studying and he has recently expanded his business with DOPE Footwear PH. Hoping to cater to the needs of those who do drag, one can order customized footwear that should perfectly fit through this brand. Jameson has also announced that they are currently looking for resellers for their lip tints.
Jameson has been able to show himself through his business and is promoting not only inclusivity in beauty and makeup but also the local drag community. Show support by following Slaytina on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok. Check out Jameson’s businesses as well through Shopee and Lazada.
We have heard such informative and inspiring stories these past three episodes. The success of Le-Mairre and Jameson’s respective businesses are testaments that courage, passion, and determination pay off. For The POSTiangge’s first season, we still have two more episodes to watch out for. The next episode is on “Digital Services and Art Commission” which will be airing on the 20th of November, 4:00 PM, at The Philippine Online Student Tambayan Facebook page. Remember to stay tuned and support local, mga katambay!
This event is co-presented by:
PUP Junior Financial Executives
Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers Mapúa University Student Chapter
PUP Peer Facilitators Association
Ang Suga Publication (Cebu Normal University)
Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants – LCUP
LPU Laguna – Junior Philippine Association of Management Accountants (JPAMA)
DLSU Ang Pahayagang Plaridel
San Miguel Corporation