Dottie Peoples is set to kick off her own beauty line next month. The cosmetics, dubbed DUE (short for Dottie’s Ultimate Enhances), are the result of a partnership between the singer and the Beaumont, TX-based firm, Dime On A Dollar, Inc.
The new line, in production now for a year, will launch in her home base of Atlanta with a series of events designed for makeovers, product sampling and purchases.
“It’s going to be like Mary Kay Cosmetics. We’re going to have reps all around the country,” Dottie reports. “Every month we’ll be in a major city and we’ll top off the makeovers with a mini-concert. I’m excited about the makeup line,” Dottie continues. “They give me a say in everything and it’s really cute. My favorite color is purple, so the makeup line is purple and gold. A lot of it is bling-bling and they call me the bling-bling queen. My hope is that God will bless the line.”
The Stellar-award winning artist-who is booked up through the holidays-is, however, disappointed with the sales performance of her current CD, Do It, the first release from her own record label, DP Muzik Group.
“We didn’t get the radio play or the support I’ve been getting my whole career and I was very disappointed,” Peoples recounts. ” Not everybody, but one major radio group did not even touch it and that hurt me really bad. Because of that a lot of the audiences in major cities where I was doing concerts had not even heard the CD and for a time, I got very bitter.
She adds, “I’m not giving up. I had someone ask me if I was going to release another record and I said, ‘yes, I’m still going to put out the next one next year. You don’t give up. I can’t let one disappointment stop me.”