As a teenager, Regina Merson had two goals— to be a successful lawyer and a highly recognized makeup artist and consultant. Today she has succeeded at both endeavors and her cosmetic products are now revered internationally.
Celebrate Latina beauty and hear about Regina’s success story at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at the Allen Public Library.
A native of Guadalajara, Mexico, this Yale grad and Dallas attorney refused to give up her obsessions with makeup. Donning formal business attire to meet with high powered Dallas attorneys and clients, her professional countenance exemplified success while her bright red lips radiated Latina beauty and charm. Regina notes, “Beauty is never sacrificed in the Latina world. Even my 88-year-old grandmother never leaves the house without a full face of makeup. You don’t get your mail without it.”
After years of researching her own line, Regina launched Reina Rebelde cosmetics. Earning attention from Elle and Vogue Mexico, eye color palettes with names such as “Azteca” and “Oaxaca” draw from her heritage. “A lot of my line was inspired by my travels, my childhood in Mexico, and my experience as a Latina woman growing up in different roles,” she says. Celebrating Latinas' unapologetically bold beauty style, she hopes her lines unite women from all Latin cultures—Mexican, Cuban, Dominican, Spain and more. She acknowledges the subtleties and nuances beneath the Latin umbrella.
Regina embraces her powerful cultural duality by showing her gran belleza to the world. Blessed with many choices, she speaks English y algunas veces español. She loves being Latina and Americana. She equally celebrates the beauty of her Reina and fierceness and grit of her Rebelde. By embracing her duality, she understands the fuerza that the perfect shade of lipstick provides to a woman’s already dynamic life and how it powerfully transforms her mysterious beauty.
Sponsored by the Allen Public Library, the program is free. Call 214-509-4911 for more information. The library is located at 300 N. Allen Dr.