The company was founded in 1999 by Kate Morris, a 21-year-old business student. Morris used savings and an A$12,000 loan from her boyfriend’s parents to start the business, which she ran out of her garage. She found a company in the newspaper to build the first website, which cost A$8,000 and took six months.
The company had a $2 million turnover by the end of 2010. In 2014, the company secured a deal with Estee Lauder Companies to become an authorized agent for Clinique, Bobbi Brown and Estee Lauder brands. That same year, the company earned over $7 million in revenue and ranked 29th in the Smart Company ‘Smart50’ Awards. Morris won the Innovation Award for Victoria in the 2014 Telstra Women’s Business Awards.
As of 2016, the company turns over $16 million and carries 150 brands and 10,000 products. The company is an official online stockist of Dermalogica, ghd, Clarisonic, Lancôme, Benefit Cosmetics, Aesop and Kérastase. The company’s Findation service, which compares 22,000 foundations to find the best match, has 1.5 million users.
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