Renzoe Box

Our True Beauty series features the most influential and stylish women in Texas. We take a peek inside their makeup bags, their minds, and their hearts to find out what makes them truly passionate.

René Graham is a woman after my efficiency-loving heart. An architect by profession, she was rushing from class to work on the Houston Metro several years ago, when her makeup bag (because who among us hasn’t done up our face on the go) spilled its messy contents all over the public transit floor. An idea was born, but it wasn’t until 2017 that Graham put the concept to work. Thus, Renzoe Box was born, and it’s the modern makeup bag you never knew you needed. We sat down with the Renzoe Box founder to chat about all things makeup, including watching her complete her makeup with her very own box!

Now an Austin native, Graham told us she’s loving building a company in Texas, and shared what she says has been the most surprising thing about building a beauty brand. And while the trajectory of Renzoe Box has always been stellar, she recently had 3 incredible wins: being named a SXSW Pitch Finalist, Mass Challenge Finalist, AND selected for the prestigious Tory Burch Fellowship!

Watch our exclusive YouTube interview with René below, and let us know what you think of the Renzoe Box concept in the comments. Even in COVID-19 times, we can all use a little more makeup organization while we’re on the go, even if it’s just to the grocery store these days! Thank you René for chatting with us, we wish you all the success in the Fellowship and more!



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