Yá’át’ééh shik’éí dóó shidine’é
Shí éí Shí-Fawn Chee yinishyé
Ákót’éego diné asdzáán nishłį́
Blended Girl, originally from LeChee Arizona was raised by her grandparents and two aunts. Shí-Fawn fell in love with makeup in her early 20's & her passion grew from there. She was a little sad that when she walked into various cosmetic stores there was no representation for indigenous peoples on any packaging or palettes. All she could see was Pendleton/Aztec designs.
While attending college she came up with a business plan for her own cosmetics line and her own vision for palettes. She took her own funds and started "Shí-Fawn Cosmetics" and launched online January 2019 selling beauty boxes. From those beauty boxes she was able to add eyeshadow and other various cosmetics items. She rebranded to relate to more customers - BLENDED GIRL COSMETICS was born! The funds from all sales always go back into the business and help order bigger shipments of items each time. The products have evolved from the early days and hopefully will keep getting better and better with time. We have donated to Navajo/Hopi COVID Relief, Black Lives Matter, Page Outreach, & helped families that needed funds for bills. We want to make more donations to causes that matter.
Before COVID Blended Girl was out physically promoting her line at various Native Fashion Shows which was really fun. She got to set up vending tables, network and meet customers face to face. She really misses it and hopes that in 2022 things will be open enough to get back into the swing of things.
Shí-Fawn graduated as a Master Makeup Artist from TINT School of Makeup and Cosmetology (July 2021). She wanted to expand her skills so that she was not just educated on the products but the application of makeup as well. Course work studied included - Basic Makeup, Period, Stage, SFX, Runway, Photography and many more. Thank you for reading and learning a little of the history of BGC. We have so many great things planned for the future. We will slowly but surely get there.
TOP PHOTO: @codydavidlampman
COLLAGE PHOTOS: @larrypricephotographer