I can’t even tell you when I discovered Chick Cosmetics, but I have been utterly obsessed from the very first product I bought from them. I have tried their makeup, their skincare, their makeup brushes, and even their makeup sponge – and have never been disappointed. In fact their brushes are what I make use of on a daily basis, and I find myself reaching for their products more often than not. Their customer service is out of this world, and I was SO excited to meet Nomfundo in July last year at their Pop-Up Shop in Sandton.
I immediately squealed and totally fan-girled my way up to her. I couldn’t believe that I finally got to meet the creator of my favourite make-up brand in person – and she was so kind to me too. Beautiful inside and out, what more could we really ask for?
I have seen her brand grow from strength to strength, and I couldn’t be happier for Nomfundo and the entire brand. They are constantly on top of trends, and I have seen them popping up more and more across social media and in beauty articles. I am SO honoured to have been given the opportunity to interview them and show you a bit more about them. But be warned – you WILL be hooked and want to own every single product!
Your name: Nomfundo Njibe
Business name: Chick Cosmetics
Social media handles: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Website.
How would you describe Chick Cosmetics: Chick Cosmetics is a beauty brand which makes clean, cruelty-free products to a millennial and generation z target market.
Where did the idea for this business come from: During a short stay abroad, I ended up losing my makeup bag and found myself in a Sephora. I was amazed of how many indie brands are available in other countries. I knew right then I wanted to be a part of this, and the rest is history.
What makes your products different to others: Our objective was not to create a brand exclusively for one segment of the population, but rather to design a product that would appeal to beauty consumers regardless of their background. Diversity and inclusivity have now become the norm among young audiences, which is why we looked to make it part of our brand DNA from the beginning.
What is your personal favourite product: Glow Boost Serum – our vitamin C facial serum.
What have been the most popular items: Glow Boost Serum, Nightwind Eyeshadow Palette, Microfiber Beauty Sponge and Pro-Sculpt brushes, the world’s most beautiful brushes.
How did lockdown affected your business: Lockdown took place during a crucial time in our business which was mid-production. We had to halt everything until it was safe to produce. The positive side is that our online sales increased, and we sold out all our products.
How has Chick Cosmetics evolved since you first started it?
The beauty dynamic has changed a lot since we first launched. We started it off as a color cosmetic brand, we have recently started a skincare range which has received a positive feedback from our beauty community . We believe in taking care of your skin first.
How can people order from you: Chickcosmetics.com and Takealot.
If people are buying from you for the first time, what are the top 3 products you would recommend: I will always recommend Baggage Claim eye patches, Glow Boost Serum and Microfiber Beauty Sponge
Quote you live by: “You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in.” Elizabeth Yukowsky
Anything else you want to add: We love you Meggi. Thank you always for your constant support. We pray for your life and healing.
Guys, these products are currently sold out (well done Chick Cosmetics!), but they will restock ASAP as well as launching some very exciting new products. With teasers being put out across their social media, the hype is definitely real. A new face oil, and “another beauty box” are launching soon; and I am always checking their platforms to try find out more. In fact they are one of the few pages that I have turned on notifications for every new post!
If I could, I would own every product they have brought out, and I think that I am slowly slowly working my way there (I still have a way to go, but jeepers I don’t want to miss out on any of their new launches).
Thank you again Nomfundo for your time, your passion, and your kindness. You are one in a million, and I will always be your number one fan.