Kim Roxie has defied the odds since she was a teen. She got the beauty bug after she worked as a makeup artist at the mall during college. After researching ingredients used to make the products, Roxie was appalled at what she saw. As luck would have it, she met a chemist at a beauty conference and founded Lamik Beauty, a makeup line for women of color that’s made with vegan, natural and organic ingredients. Through her business, she supports initiatives and events that empower women and girls.