INC.redible is set to shake up the drugstore makeup scene. The new affordable brand (prices start at $10) is the brainchild of Thea Green, founder of Nails Inc. While Nails Inc is all polish, INC.redible is zeroing in on lips, at least for now.
The range is extensive with products including iridescent lip gloss вЂњIn a Dream World,вЂќ liquid matte lip paint вЂњMatte My DayвЂќ and full coverage metallic matte lip paint вЂњFoiling Around,вЂќ to name a few.
We already had a sneak peek at the products and have a couple of favorites. "In a Dream World are that '90s-esque plump lacquer kind of gloss, but the colors are so sheer, which makes them super flattering! The Lip Trippin lipsticks are incredibly holographic and sparkly (they have a surprisingly flattering green shimmer), making them more of a statement lip."
INC.redible has enlisted four influencers for the launch: NyanГ© Lebajoa (@nyane), Vivian V. (@viviannn_v), Carrington Durham (@carringtondurham) and Leyla Rose (@makeupbylayla), who are modeling the products in the campaign (pictured above and below).
We caught up with Green to find out more about her new venture, why lips are having such a beauty moment, the products she reckons are set to sell out, plus her advice for entrepreneurs.ВINC.redible
BYRDIE: Why did you initially decide to launch with all lips?
THEA GREEN: I wanted to launch an innovative cosmetic range. There is so much fun you can have with lips, just like nail there is an opportunity to experiment with different formats, effects, and high pigment color. We'll move into a full cosmetics range in the spring and will be adding to the range continuously just like we do at NailsВ Inc. We just want to createВ INC.redibleВ products that our customers love to wear.В
BYRDIE:В What setsВ INC.redibleВ apart from other affordable makeup brands?
TG: Innovation. We didn't want to just launch ourВ best-sellingВ nail colors in lip-that would be fine but too easy and not what our customers would expect from us.В INC.redibleВ isВ everything that Nails Inc. shouldВ be in cosmetics.В INC.redibleВ will lead not follow, but just like Nails Inc. in a really wearable everyday way.
BYRDIE: You're offering matte but alsoВ metallicsВ and gloss. Do you feel people are diversifying away from the matte lip look?В
TG:В Mattes are great and still super relevant but gloss is making quite the comeback.В
We see lip effects like our In a Dream WorldВ collection as being a really key trend. I loveВ theВ foilВ lip trend, and we have created wearable foils in copper, red and rose gold.В
BYRDIE:В HowВ and why did you choose yourВ INC.credible girls?
TG:В I love ourВ INC.redibleВ girls. They areВ allВ positive, proactive and inclusive, and that's what we stand for, being your mostВ INCredibleВ self.В They all have different favorite products, and most importantlyВ theyВ wear them in their own way.
As a young new brand, weВ will be completely transparent, so we want to work with as many people as possible and incorporate their feedbackВ into the ranges.
BYRDIE:В What do you predict will be the cult hero buy from the range? The product you predict willВ sell out?
TG:В The feedback onВ Jelly Shot ($10), the lip quenchers, andВ In a Dream WorldВ has been pretty fantastic, but we have also had great comments onВ Pushing Everyday and Mattes. For me, eitherВ Jelly Shot or In a Dream World.
BYRDIE:В Any shades you think will do particularly well across the whole brand?
TG:В The iridescent unicorn inspired shades.В LipВ Trippin in Busy Unicorning and Rainbow Chasing ($10 each), as well asВ In a Dream World in Rainbow Hooves andВ Crazy Moves and 99% Unicorn, 1% Badass ($10 each).INC.redible Lip Trippin in Busy Unicorning $10ShopINC.redible Lip Trippin in Rainbow Chasing $10Shop
BYRDIE: It appears that there are shades to suit all skin tones. How important was that to you when creatingВ INC.redible?
TG: That's everything. It's for everyone. I don't know how to do it any other way.В
BYRDIE:В You've worked in beauty for a long time. How has the industry changed over the years, especially recently?
TG:В I think beauty right now is at its most exciting. We can all access so much content, and everything is global. You see a trend on Instagram andВ 24 hours laterВ it's delivered to your door. This era is very exciting for entrepreneurial brands that are nimble, first to market and the real innovation drivers.В
BYRDIE:В What inspires you, and how do you come up with your product ideas?
TG:В Everything. Fashion, lifestyle, seeing girls on the street and how theyВ interpret luxuryВ trends,В something a friend is wearing, the color of linen in aВ restaurant! The day I stop feelingВ inspired is the dayВ it'sВ time to hang up theВ makeup bag.
BYRDIE:В You were so young when you started Nails Inc. What advice do you have for young entrepreneurs today?
TG:В Go for it. People tell you it's hard, but so what? If you have a great idea and a solid plan, just get on with it. You can't know it all when you start-I am not sure you ever do-but you learn throughout.В
Next up, the drugstore makeup palette that's totally customizable.В