Kristin’s passion for all things creative has been a lifelong adventure. From an early age she was entranced by make-up for simply being fun in its ability to transform the face with color. Growing up her love of art and especially painting made this a focus of her studies and personal expression.
Her background and university education in fine art and museum studies gave her further knowledge of the aesthetic and color theory. After university she worked in art galleries in Madrid and New York. Kristin believes that the ritual and transformative power of cosmetics are indeed a daily form of personal art and expression.
Kristin’s own passions and family interests created a natural path to her work developing color cosmetics. Drawing on her own expertise in color and pigment mixing, her sister’s experience as a Chemical Engineer and her mother’s training as a Nutritionist, Kristin began to develop safe, nurturing cosmetics with a beautiful range of colors that spoke to the artist and naturalist in her. Kristin has since teamed up with one of the foremost Cosmetic Chemists in the industry to continue to develop the Afterglow Cosmetics line with a focus on pure, natural and organic ingredients. Since the company’s inception, Kristin has been an advocate for stricter cosmetic safety standards and is actively involved in The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.
Kristin has been interviewed as a guest expert for articles in such highly regarded publications as WebMD and The New York Daily News, among others.