Oh, Shop It: Detroiter Moves Back to Build Cosmetic Company

Former Detroiter Melissa Butler recently moved back from Brooklyn and brought her business with her. While working in New York City on Wall Street for the last six years, she launched her own lipstick line The Lip Bar.

"I was really inspired by the rejuvenation and rebirth of Detroit," Melissa says. "The reality is New York City didn’t need me. Detroit needs me."

The Lip Bar was created out of frustration with the options available on the market, which tends to contain toxins and other unnatural ingredients. Achieving higher environmental standards, The Lip Bar is made up of natural ingredients to make its users look fantastic and feel good.

Melissa is running The Lip Bar from her home on Detroit’s east side. Lip colors cost $20 and are sold online at the business’ website, and through Urban Outfitters, along with a few other retail locations. Melissa would like to expand her reach in retail, and is considering opening her own storefront.

For more information or to purchase a product, visit www.thelipbar.com.


Images from The Lip Bar

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