Xongani Mboweni: Make-up addict to cosmetics line owner

Meet 27-year-old mechanical technician and makeup addict Xongani Mboweni. She is the founder of cosmetics line Billion Girl, a 100% female black-owned company that caters to the everyday girl who wants to look good on a budget.

Billion Girl offers a versatile and quality make-up range which includes matte, shimmer and glitter eye-shadow palettes at an affordable rate. The eye-shadows are pigmented, creamy and smooth as well as easy to blend.

Billion Girl, which has just begun trading and was funded solely with Xongani’s savings, has already received excellent reviews from consumers and make-up industry artists alike.


The brand prides itself on being fun, on-trend, and great for anyone who loves make-up. Billion Girl believes that there is no right way to do make-up and aims to be an accessible exciting brand.

Xongani hopes to see Billion Girl sold in stores nationwide and become the go-to makeup brand for women.

Her advice for getting an idea off the ground is to just “jump” and take a leap of faith with your ideas. The brand has just got off the ground so let’s help Billion Girl reach a billion girls! We’re rooting for you Xongani.

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