April 30 at 2 p.m. EST

Join us for a live virtual event! Bluemercury's Marla Beck talks with two dynamic brand founders, Tata Harper and Bee Shapiro, touching on topics such as each brand's start and evolution, how these women incorporate mindful ingredients into their daily lives and the other wellness practices each couldn't live without

Meet the Panelists

Tata Harper

Tata Harper

A native of Colombia who eventually relocated to rural Vermont, Tata Harper was unable to find clean, high-performance skincare that was also 100 percent natural. So she created her own luxury line, using ingredients she grows on her 1,200-acre organic farm.
Ellis Brooklyn

Bee Shapiro

As a beauty columnist for The New York Times, Bee Shapiro saw firsthand the lack of cleanly formulated fragrances available on the market. Inspired by the possibility of what she could create, Bee launched Ellis Brooklyn in 2015 to fill this unmet need and expand the range of clean beauty categories.
“We all need self-care that helps keep life in balance.”
- Marla Beck

Meet the Host


Marla Beck

Marla Beck is the CEO of Bluemercury, which she founded in 1999, as well as the creator of skincare brand, M-61, and cosmetics range, Lune+Aster. Bluemercury is recognized for disrupting the beauty industry with its innovative retail and human resources model and has grown over the past three years from 60 locations to more than 190 #neighborhoodbeauty stores. A vegan, Marla used her interest in health and wellness to develop Bluemercury’s Conscious Beauty collection, which revolves around the four pillars of vegan & cruelty free; mindful ingredients; naturally derived and wellness.

inConversation Wellness

In January 2021, Bluemercury kicked off our founders discussion series with a roundtable focused on wellness and featuring Dr. Barbara Sturm, Elle Macpherson, Dana Jackson, Francisco Costa and Scott Campbell.