Living in New York City and working in the fashion industry had its perks, but working long hours also meant that I didn't always have time go home and freshen up before going back out again.
It especially made it tough to re- apply my makeup at the office (let's just say the fluorescent lighting in the company bathroom, with smeared panda eyes and clumped lashes, was a rude awakening after a 12 hour day during Fashion Week).
I went through hundreds of products, searching for the perfect mascara or eyeshadow that would last all day. I had a hard time finding products that could keep up with my busy schedule. Being a Korean- American, I used Korean beauty products as far as I can remember and found them to be higher performing than those products sold in the US. In fact, the beauty industry experts consider Korean cosmetics to be some of the most innovative in the world! I would let friends and colleagues try the lastest Korean beauty products that I brought back and they all fell in love but did not know whre to buy it and were unfamiliar with the brands. This inspired me to start a line of cosmetics sourced from those innovative Korean factories, and Elizabeth Mott was born! I hope you enjoy Elizabeth Mott products as much as I enjoyed developing them.
"No one else can tell you that you're beautiful or not. You are born beautiful!"
Elizabeth Mott, Founder
Alice K. The Founder
The Early Years
- Rhode Island School of Design, Jewelry Design
- Designed for brands such as Forever 21, Macy’s and Claire’s Boutique
Back to School
- Parsons School of Design, Fashion Merchandising
- Internships at luxury brands such as Mulberry, Kenneth Cole, Calvin Klein
Work and the City
- Worked for brands such as Aeropostale and Club Monaco in New York
Beauty Brand Founder
- Winner of Henri Bendel Open- See Designer Casting Call
- Launched It's So BIG Volumizing Mascara (an Amazon top- rated and top- seller in Beauty category)
Because Everyone Deserves To Look Good,
Even if you don't have time!
Elizabeth Mott. The Company.
Founded in New York City (though now based in Hawaii), Elizabeth Mott is a beauty company to great products such as It's So Big, Thank Me Later, Queen of the Fill and What up Beaches.
The company name, Elizabeth Mott, combines two famous New York City streets Elizabeth Street and Mott Street. These streets are part of the trendy shopping district of NoLita (North of Little Italy). I spent a lot of time in NoLita finding inspiration from the fashion boutiques and people watching.