This Founder Now Has the Largest Black-Owned Beauty Company At Target After Being Told To Quit On Shark Tank


February 18, 2023

The Black girl magic doesn’t stop!

Melissa Butler was told to quit 11 years ago on Shark Tank. Now she’s making history as the largest Black-owned makeup company in Target, Essence reports. 


“Oh me? I’m just relaxing. That’s what I do on Saturday afternoons when I have not one but two beauty brands inside of target stores across the country. Be blessed,” Butler celebrated in a recent TikTok. 



The HBCU grad and CEO of beauty brands The Lip Bar and Thread Beauty just announced that her makeup companies are taking up six feet of shelf space, making history as the biggest Black-owned makeup company in Target. 



Butler recently visited her products in her local Target, and the emotional reaction was everything but knowing it all started from one product made it even sweeter. Although she’s taken over the major retail store, you can also find her products in Walmart, Meijer, and her flagship store in her hometown of Detroit. 


Don’t miss out on her newly launched skincare line from The Lip Bar and 3n1 brow pencils from Thread Beauty. Congratulations, Melissa!

Photo: Melissa R Butler 

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