Who is Duality
About Barbara Lampugnale
Barbara Lampugnale, a hard-working and determined mother of six girls, always had visions of creating innovative, fashionable and practical items for women with active lives. At six years old, she designed a line of Barbie clothes out of old socks and throughout her adolescence made clothing, jewelry and candles for her closest friends.
Motivated by her love of color, fabrics and design, she attended the National Association of Interior Decorating of Washington, D.C. and landed a job with a highly respected interior design company in Texas. Determined to own and operate her own business, she founded Barbara’s Interiors in 1994, which she successfully operated until she moved her family across the country to be closer to her roots.
Leaving her company behind was extremely difficult, but her optimism and determination led her to find her true secret passion— cosmetics. Sebastian International satisfied her love of cosmetics and allowed for a flexible schedule to raise her girls. Always a self-proclaimed beauty junkie with an interest in the season’s hottest colors and trends, she knew cosmetics was her calling.
The Creation of Duality Cosmetics
During the pregnancy of her identical twin girls, she had an epiphany and the creation of Duality Cosmetics was born. As her family grew to include six daughters, Barbara’s motivation, skills and business acumen thrived. Keenly aware of her desire to bring beauty and color into the lives of those around her and with her energy, tenacity and incredible desire to succeed, she was motivated to put into action an idea she had developed for a dual purpose nail polish product. Duality Cosmetics is a company dedicated to creating quality, efficient, multipurpose cosmetics that are fun, functional and fashionable for women with active lifestyles.
Focused on the objective and calling on her own life’s experience and values, Barbara manages her business passionately but firmly. Her goal is not only to be an inspiration to her daughters and other women but to also inspire all women to find their beauty within. Successfully balancing her home and career, she is a remarkable role model to her family and is actively involved in charities that serve the needs of children and women. Barbara is affiliated with CEW, Start Up Nation, Savor The Success, Ladies Who Launch and The Mogul Mom.
Scheduled to appear on ABC’s Shark Tank this spring, Barbara believes that honesty, fairness, hard work and dedication are the keys to success in business. She is confident about her ability to manage it all… and she is ready for more.
Barbara lives in West Hartford, Connecticut with her encouraging husband and 6 daughters.