When Rebecca was 11 years old, her big sister allowed her to do her makeup for her prom. The fact that she didn't run to the bathroom to wash it all offset off a signal within the young Ms. Perkins. She had skills... For nearly 20 years, those skills have been highlighted in various platforms (film, television, red carpet) and on all types of women including Mariska Hargitay, Amanda Peet, Ellen Page, Gloria Steinem, Julianna Margulies and SHESPOKE partner and co-founder Stephanie March. Rebecca and Stephanie met on the set of Law & Order: SVU, where Rebecca was head of the Makeup Department. Soon enough, they were plotting their future makeup venture, which became SHESPOKE. Rebecca, who has also worked on 30 Rock, Smash, Elementary and NBC's upcoming The Village, lives just north of Manhattan with her husband and two boys, with whom she shares her three passions - traveling, cooking and ultimate Frisbee - as often as she is able. Says Rebecca: "I firmly believe that the right red lipstick can dramatically up your confidence in five seconds, flat."
SHESPOKE represents the freedom of makeup creativity, the playfulness and joy that comes with it and the subsequent voice that emerges from it.
Our team of color experts guides guests through the bespoke formulation process. You select the texture, opacity, color, mix, tweak, test and try it on. When you hit your “A-hah!” color (and only then) do we pour your formula into your custom tube.
Feel like engraving it? Yeah. We can do that too.
SHESPOKE is about community; it’s a space where you can make a lipstick, share an experience, be seen and heard.
"I FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT THE RIGHT RED LIPSTICK CAN DRAMATICALLY UP YOUR CONFIDENCE IN FIVE SECONDS, FLAT."
FROM A VERY EARLY AGE, STEPHANIE KNEW TWO THINGS: SHE WANTED TO BE AN ACTRESS, AND SHE LOVED MAKEUP.
She learned pretty early on of the strong symbiotic relationship between the two, and she has managed to intertwine both in her life in various, overlapping ways. As an actress of film, television and stage, she has appeared in the Tony-nominated revivals of Death of a Salesman, Talk Radio and Boy’s Life, the films Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Invention of Lying, Why Stop Now? and The Treatment and TV shows 30 Rock, Grey’s Anatomy, Rescue Me, Happy Endings and Law & Order SVU, where she met Rebecca Perkins, who was the head makeup artist for the show and her current SHESPOKE co-founder. The two bonded over their love of makeup and their mutual desire to create a unique beauty brand, which is how SHESPOKE was born. Stephanie lives in Manhattan with her husband and Maine Coon cat. They are active philanthropists (not the cat) and serve on several boards. Stephanie also travels every chance she gets, both as a writer for the website FATHOM, and as a global activist for causes benefitting women and education. Stephanie is Co-Executive Producer (and Actress!) for the mockumentary "The Social Ones" - a spoof on social media influencers - premiering at Cinequest this spring.