The University of Newcastle, Australia

Startup Stories - Cindy Luken (Luk Beautifood)

Thursday, 1 November 2018, 08:00 am — Thursday, 1 November 2018, 09:00 am

cindy luken

Entrepreneur, mum and former bikkie maker, Cindy Luken is an inspirational entrepreneur who shares the attitude of zero compromise and living the life she loves.

Having built and exited her outrageously successful biscuit empire, Luken and May, she’s decided this time to fuse her love for food and beauty to create an innovative range of food active lipstick.

Luk Beautifood came to life when Cindy realised the opportunity to apply the philosophy of ‘eating for health’ to beauty products. Having researched the science and manufacturing behind traditional lipsticks, she realised it was possible to substitute the cheap fillers and toxic ingredients with real food and then everything else fell into place.

Cindy is thinking global very early and is hard at work scaling and pioneering her clean, toxin free food active makeup across the world. Join us at Startup Stories to hear Cindy’s inspiring story and how Luk Beautifood are disrupting the traditional beauty market.

Event is free but bookings essential - book here.

About Startup Stories

Startup Stories takes place every Thursday from 8am at the University of Newcastle's coworking space I2N Hub Hunter Street. Startup founders talk candidly about their experience as an entrepreneur and business owner – the highs, the lows, the wins, the mistakes, the whole enchilada. Startup Stories provides real-life examples of the different stages of the startup journey, creating a forum for startups to share and learn but also for the community to see tangible evidence of entrepreneurship making a difference in our region. #i2nStartupStories

Program Partners

UON is proud to be able to bring this event to you via the NSW State Government's Boosting Business Innovation Program.


I2N Hub Hunter Street, 376 Hunter Street, Newcastle


Thursday, 1 November 2018, 08:00 am — Thursday, 1 November 2018, 09:00 am