Hey there, and welcome to the Ryot GRL blog. We hope you like what you have seen on our site so far, and want to become part of our revolution, destined for big things.
Ready to join the riot?
Whoah there cowgirl, we got a history lesson to do – don’t worry, there’s gin.
Starting the Ryot
Ryot GRL was born of love and passion. A feeling that the world was changing and that we wanted to change the world. Whilst we love a good Youtube tutorial or Instagram photo, nothing beats meeting a real person, and finding out why they love what they love. Becoming part of something .
We believe in liberty, equality, and that all make-up, is for all people. We are tired of being judged for creativity. We are tired of being judged on our looks. We are tired of being judged. Ryot GRL is more than just a quirky make-up brand. We want to build a community, a club, a gang. When you come hang with the Ryot grls, read our blog, watch our videos or buy our products, we want you to feel supported and empowered.
And if you don’t like make-up? That’s awesome too. We don’t think everyone should wear make-up, or have perfect brows – there are bigger things to worry about. However, we do feel like everyone should have somewhere they feel supported, somewhere that makes them feel special. We are building this place for ourselves and we hope you would like to join us.
In the future, we hope to team up with other local sellers of fashion, accessories, and art, events organisers, bloggers, performers, revolutionaries and rebels who feel the way we do. If this is you, get in touch – we would love to hear from you.
The Story of Us
Emii Lou Ryot and Rosie Ryot met a long time ago, in beauty department not-so far away. They bonded quickly over a love of the goth life, and not being entirely convinced that blasting contemporary, pop hits sold more lipsticks. Whilst working for one of the world’s biggest beauty brands, the pair honed their make-up skills, met some bad-ass girl bosses and drank a metaphorical fuck-tonne of gin. Those were the days.
The Ryot girls were lucky. You see, they both graduated university, left the counter behind and began their successful careers – which they love.
But that’s not the end of the story. The Ryot girls felt an itching in their feet. The online make-up world was growing rapidly, and more interesting products and looks were being developed everyday. They wanted to create, to grow, to change the world even a little bit.
“Ok, but you guys know your selling lipstick right? It’s not like you’re joining the UN…”
Yes we know, and it’s actually very important to remember. We had a girl-boss see, who would always tell us, whenever we were stressed about work, that we sold lipstick for a living. We shouldn’t worry about our roles as make-up artists because we made people happy – and that it wasn’t important. We want to change that.
Ryot GRL is about using our brand to raise awareness of issues we believe to be important, and making our gang members feel powerful and important too. We used to sell lipstick to make people happy, we now sell lipstick to make people sassy.
We’re starting small here at Ryot GRL. We will be having a pre-launch event for you all to meet fellow members of your new gang, drink, eat and see what we have to offer. Tickets will be made available through the site to help raise our start up funds (help a sister out, remember).