If there’s one thing we beauty lovers adore, it’s getting to know the backstory and lives of our favorite beauty experts. Of course, if there’s one expert we love, it’s Sunday Riley. Lucky for us, she thrilled her fans with a fun and random interview with The Cut, discussing her cult beauty brand and her personal life.
Riley’s first topic of discussion was “green technology,” which was one of her primary focuses when she originally launched her line. Feeling that a balance between active ingredients on the sides of science and botanicals was missing, she decided to create a mixture of the two.
Sunday Riley discussed her background in cosmetic formulation. She reflects on how learning about products on the job gave her tons of opportunities not just to learn more, but to improve and upgrade her education and skill set each day. Asking questions of herself, and her products, allowed her to create a system of continuous improvement.
Speaking of products, Sunday was then asked what product she has formulated that she’s most proud of. Just like a successful and creative entrepreneur, she just couldn’t choose. Her fans believe she would be proudest of her product Good Genes; however, she maintains the fact that her products aren’t anything like children – she is a savvy businesswoman. She is proud of Good Genes, but would cut it if it began failing. She prides herself in constant improvement and pushing herself to get each product right, no matter how many tries it takes.
It may seem difficult to have your own name right on a product, but Sunday Riley believes in remaining humble despite having her brand named after her. She maintains the fact that the two are not one in the same, but the experience humbles her and constantly keeps her in check.