Being an indie magnificence model founder can seemingly be summed up by various sudden experiences, but it surely’s attainable that none of these can actually examine to working into the spouse of the previous vice chairman at your retailer. That is precisely what occurred to Melissa Butler, founder and CEO of The Lip Bar, when Jill Biden paid a go to to her model’s flagship retailer in Detroit final week. In a publish shared to Instagram at the moment, Butler defined that the previous Second Woman got here in, staying for longer than anticipated to talk with Butler and be taught extra about The Lip Bar and its merchandise.
“@drbiden and her tremendous cute granddaughter got here to @thelipbardetroit and what I believed could be a fast photograph opp grew to become an entire make-up session,” Butler wrote on Instagram. “They have been attempting on merchandise, asking considerate questions and purchased a bunch of stuff.”
The story behind Dr. Biden’s go to is a superb one, not simply because it is touching to see her exhibiting assist for a Black-owned magnificence model, but in addition as a result of, as Butler defined, the go to was a full-circle second highlighted by one of many model’s merchandise.
“Perhaps 5 years in the past, we created a nude gloss referred to as First Woman as a tribute to @michelleobama — so it is loopy to now have who I hope to be our subsequent First Woman in my retailer shopping for that very product,” she wrote. “I like these full circle moments.”
We would adore it if this expertise impressed Butler to create a follow-up product to First Woman ($14) in Dr. Biden’s honor, however for now, you may store the gloss on The Lip Bar’s official web site.