Gabriela Navejas could not find a lipstick she loved, so she created her own. In three glorious shades of nude, pink, and red, one can mix them up for the perfect color. Made from 100% pure and clean ingredients, we are in L-O-V-E.
I was born and raised in Mexico City
After living in Paris for a few years, now I live in Dallas, TX with my husband, teenage daughter, and our mini-golden doodle Lucy.
After two years of formula and packaging research, we launched Madame Gabriela in January 2019.
I couldn’t find a lipstick that I loved, so I created my own! A few years back after motherhood and a few close family members facing a cancer diagnosis, I switched to a cleaner lifestyle, from food to household products, and of course, beauty. I have always been a big lipstick fan – I do not leave my house without wearing lipstick. I had trouble finding a lipstick that would perform but did not have any of the nasties… so the journey began.
I absolutely love working with my business partner Geoffrey Christiansen, and we have so much fun together! At the end of the day, I love knowing that our customers are enjoying a safe formula that makes them look beautiful. I can’t wait for another day to start and do the same!
There is still a lot of education needed when it comes to safer cosmetic formulas. We need to be our own advocates in demanding the use of safer ingredients, in order to bring a better product to women’s lips.
I meditate daily. This helps me start my day grounded, more focused, and with the right attitude. I have a close group of girlfriends that help me maintain mental health during these times with humor and gossip. We are more resilient when we are together!
I come from a corporate background, so I was used to big projects, big budgets, and big outcomes. At the beginning of my entrepreneurial journey, since I didn’t know better, I wanted to approach every step in a big way (with big disappointments along the way), and I’ve learned that we have to take small but solid steps and be very patient.
Do not worry too much – everything will work out. Trust the process.
Paris Was Ours by Penelope Rowlands
Downton Abbey – my ultimate favorite!
Positano, the Amalfi Coast where I got married
Sweet Dreams by Annie Lenox
Always keep a pair of ballerina flats close by… by the end of the evening, you will need them.
A little something from Chaos Club
Tata Harper everything!
Madame Gabriela Paris at 7pm – day and night!
“At the beginning of my entrepreneurial journey, since I didn’t know better, I wanted to approach every step in a big way (with big disappointments along the way), and I’ve learned that we have to take small but solid steps and be very patient.”