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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Detroit-based, black-owned lipstick brand The Lip Bar lands on Target shelves

Posted By on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 10:40 AM

Mirror, mirror on the wall, WTF this shade doesn't match my skin, like, at all!
Fear not, The Lip Bar is here! The Detroit-based company that promises an array of non-toxic, vegan, and cruelty-free lip candy for all skin tones and lifestyles has just scored a bullseye of a deal.

Detroiter Melissa Butler launched The Lip Bar in 2012, three years later she was chewed up and spit out of the entrepreneurial reality show Shark Tank after she pitched a mobile cosmetic trucks business (think makeup meets food trucks). Now, Butler's lipsticks are hitting Target shelves this Sunday, Feb. 18. and will be sold at 100 locations nationwide by May. The line is already available via

"Detroit is truly a magical place. It has a certain toughness. It's a gritty land of doers," Butler tells Forbes Magazine. "When I was ready to leave New York, I couldn't think of a better place to move my business than to Detroit."

The brand offers glossy, metallic, and matte colors in both stick and liquid lipstick forms. With an average cost of $13, they come in on-trend colors like purple, nude, black, and bright pink.

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