Shannon Dellimore, GlamGlow
Share your career path!
My mother worked for cosmetics companies, so I've always loved skin care and makeup, but I never dreamed I would actually start a skin care company. I worked as a paralegal at one of LA's top entertainment law firms when my husband, Glenn, and I founded GlamGlow. I was really scared to leave my full-time job to run the company, but Glenn, who has always been entrepreneurial and willing to take risks, encouraged me to take the leap. And I'm so glad he did! Working at such a highly demanding law firm taught me to be incredibly organized and detail-oriented so it really helped prepare me for GlamGlow.
What product have you developed that you are most proud of and why?
Our new product GlowStarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer. Glenn and I have always developed products together, but GlowStarter was my idea from start to finish. Moisture is such a big category, and for GlamGlow to play there, it had to be a product I felt was missing from the market — a product that could disrupt the moisturizer category. We are all about glow, so a moisturizer that gave a beautiful glow was the perfect concept. I wanted a true skin care/makeup hybrid.
So what did that mean? A lightweight moisturizer packed with lots of hydration ingredients that easily absorbs into the skin and has a built-in luminizer, so it is two steps in one. It also had to smell incredible. I personally developed the fragrance, and I'm so proud to see so many people loving it. It smells like a yummy orange creamsicle. It's addictive!