I am a small business owner here at Alfred University.
Florence Maquillage is a lip-gloss business in honor of my grandmother who passed away in June 2020. We originally launched February 26th, 2021, which is my grandmother’s birthday. I love and truly adore my grandmother so much, so everything literally connects right back to her. So, in a way to forever honor her I started a small business specifically named after her. "Florence” Maquillage: Florence is her first name and maquillage means “cosmetics” in French.
However, Florence Maquillage is not just any ordinary lip-gloss business. It is unique for many reasons in terms of being vegan-based, gluten-free, cruelty-free and the different flavors that you can only find by shopping with us. All lip-glosses are made by me directly, with vitamin E oil, coconut oil, love, and care, leaving your lips feeling well-moisturized and rejuvenated just after one application.
I chose to do an ice cream theme because, before my grandmother passed, her favorite dessert was ice cream. I decided to choose four flavors from a variety of ice cream which are Strawberry Shortcake, Cookies n Cream, Cookie Dough, and Vanilla—which is her all-time favorite. Then, Summer 2021, I added on a summer collection named “Tropical Breeze” which includes a bunch of tropical flavors such as Passionfruit, Dragon fruit, Coconut Cream, Blue Hawaiian, and Mango to give off tropical vibes in the nice summer weather!
Our website Florencemaquillage.com is currently under construction, so to shop please follow us on Instagram at @FlorenceMaquillage and directly send us a message!
By Nivaye Reid