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Makeup Addiction Founder Djimbi Djevdet Used Makeup To Cope With Chronic Pain & Started A Major Brand In The Process

Monday 11 March 2019


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Djimbi Djevdet
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Makeup Addiction Founder Djimbi Djevdet Used Makeup To Cope With Chronic Pain & Started A Major Brand In The Process

By Shea Simmons
9 March 2019
Copyright © 2019 Bustle.

Some would dismiss makeup as contributing to unrealistic beauty standards, and there is certainly valid criticism of the way cosmetics can contribute to these harmful ideas of beauty. But Makeup Addiction founder Djimbi Djevdet has used makeup not as a way to embrace beauty standards, but as a way to cope with chronic illness and champion inclusivity. Djevdet's diagnosis with fibromyalgia sparked a love a makeup and is why Makeup Addiction exists today. All in all, Djevdet is a female-founder able to inspire.

With 1.2 millions followers on Instagram and a growing collection of cosmeticsto add to the brand's core of makeup brushes, Makeup Addiction just keeps on growing —and there's even more for the brand on the horizon. With upcoming launches like new eyeshadow palettes and complexion products, there's a lot for fans of the brandto look forward to in the future. But it's Makeup Addiction's beginning and Djevdet's journey to where she is now that offer an inspiring look at the power of makeup.

In 2012, Djevdet had recently married and was finishing her graduate degree in education. Just four weeks before her graduation, Djevdet found herself suddenly unable to work. After countless doctor's visits, hospital stays, and testing, Djevdet was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. It was during her time in the hospital that she found makeup tutorials while browsing YouTube.


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