ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – Lip Esteem, a new Black woman-owned enterprise offering plant-based cosmetics, celebrated its grand opening in St. Paul on Friday.
Tameka Jones, who grew up in St. Paul’s Rondo neighborhood, was a make-up artist for extra than 20 years when she was furloughed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
But that is when she took her future into her personal arms, and her aspiration of launching her individual cosmetics corporation turned a reality. She took all her price savings to make her possess line of lipsticks, named Lip Esteem. And even with the pandemic and folks sporting masks, she uncovered considerably achievements at area pop-up functions that she opened her have store in the Rondo neighborhood on Friday afternoon.
“I want to generate generational wealth for me, and not only for me, but to aid construct the group,” Jones explained.
She grew up in Rondo and saw a flourishing community of Black company homeowners, and she wanted to be portion of the revitalization endeavours occurring in the neighborhood.
Tameka Jones of Lip Esteem (FOX 9)
Lip Esteem is a cosmetics firm that tends to make plant-dependent, gluten-absolutely free and cruelty-absolutely free goods. Jones explained this is critical because lipsticks with other fillers in them hurt women of all ages.
“I want to have a product or service which is going to be lovely and loving to ladies,” she said.
Jones hopes to mature the cosmetic line to consist of eyeshadow, mascara and extra.
Lip Esteem, at 876 Selby Ave. in St. Paul, opened on April 15.