Huns That Hustle: Nina Leykind of Eyeko

In honour of International Women’s Day, we chatted with ten kick-ass, powerful women who have broken through the glass ceiling and founded their own beauty brands.  

Meet Nina Leykind, founder and Creative Director of Eyeko. 

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Founded: 1999 

Location: London 

Motto: “Mascara is everything.” 

On where it all began… 

“My first job was working Saturdays in a clothing shop folding jumpers. It’s made me obsessive about correctly folding things to this day!” 

On the most surreal moment of her career so far… 

“When a light-up lipgloss I created was cited as one of the best inventions of the 21st century by The Independent.” 

On the best piece of advice she ever received… 

“Focus on one thing and do it well.” 

On what she always makes time for at the end of the day… 

“I always take my makeup off, no matter how tired or tipsy I am!”