About Paris


My name is Paris Manning and I'm the founder of Velvet 59!

Im 24 years old and I’ve been raised around the makeup industry my entire life. Growing up, my family owned a wholesale cosmetics company in the UK.

I was raised in Brighton, UK. The other half has been spent on a farm in upstate New York. BIG change i know!

Being around so many animals, I have developed a genuine love for all creatures big and small.I have, and adore, a Miniature Pinscher named Meiling, who has a tremendous influence over my philosophy!

Everything Velvet 59 makes is vegan and cruelty free!

 I wanted to be make our ingredients were sourced ethically. We have sourced beneficial ingredients never before used in cosmetics such as Sacha Inchi oil, a 100% extra virgin seed oil which is native to the Amazon Rainforest and has been a part of Amazonian life for many generations.

This translates to ongoing support for rural Amazonian communities. Both a powerful skin-treatment and a potent anti-aging ingredient, this product is good for the body, good for the planet, and good for the greater community.

    I wanted to redefine "Vegan" 

Growing up I was always so enamored by powerful women like Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe etc... They all had a sort of vintage glamour and were not afraid to show their femininity. They wore false lashes, winged liner, and painted lips. Everything was about glamour and looking their best and they had a confidence in themselves that was like no other. When you think of glamour Vegan doesn't always pop into your mind. I am here to change that.

Velvet 59 is about capturing vintage glamour from a bygone era and bringing it to the Modern World, while sourcing sustainable, 100% vegan ingredients that also give back to the community. I realize that is a tall order, but I’m here to tackle it and to make it a reality. 

You will never see a Velvet 59 product without Meiling's approval. She’s a big fan! I would love to hear from you about your love of makeup, animals, and the environment.