advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

Sonya Tisdel Beauty

American Made Since 2013

Sonya Tisdel-McNeil

Chicago, Illinois
Yummy cosmetics in beautiful hues. Crafted with argan, coconut & almond oils + a few other "good for your skin" ingredients. Made with love.

Tell us about your business.

As a pro makeup artist, creating a cosmetics line was a natural next step. I knew that I wanted the line to be special, especially to me, so handcrafted was the way to go! Initially, this was supposed to be strictly for lip colors, so I developed my lip cremes and named each color after the amazing women in my life. I launched in mid-May, but the response and support has been amazing! I received many questions about other products and that was the push that I needed to began creating other products. By Fall, I hope to have a complete line of cosmetics; tinted moisturizers, primers, mascara, gel liners, lip crayons, powders, eye shadows and eventually, skincare! I cannot wait to see what other amazing things my brain and hands can come up with, but I'm definitely ready for the ride.

What's the best business advice you've received?

Time and time again, I've heard "pace yourself" and "don't move too fast". A month ago, I told my husband that I was outgrowing my home studio and possibly needed a dedicated retail workspace. I think the universe had other plans, because every place I looked into was either too expensive or smaller than my home studio. I took that as a sign to stay put until the time is really right.

Comments (0)

Advertisement

Mark Your Calendar

  • WINNERS ANNOUNCED
    Oct. 17, 2014

    2014 Award Winner and Audience Choice Winner announced.

    See past Award Winners
  • AMERICAN MADE MEETUP
    Nov. 7, 2014

    Join Martha at the American Made Summit kickoff cocktail party.

    Buy Tickets Now
  • AMERICAN MADE SUMMIT
    Nov. 8, 2014

    Don’t miss our networking event and maker lecture series in New York City.

    Buy Tickets Now
  • RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR
    Nov. 15 - 16, 2014

    Shop for holiday gifts at the Martha Stewart American Made Pavilion.

    Learn More

More Finalists

  • 2014 Audience Choice Winner
    Self taught metal artist opened up a gallery on bridge-less low country island 13+ years ago to specialize in handcrafting coastal sculptures.
    Crafts, Recycled, Upcycled, Vintage Crafts
  • 2014 Food Finalist
    We are a bridge between small, local farms and customers. Our personal connection to our farmers allows us to source the freshest food available.
    Food, Agriculture & Sustainability
  • 2014 Crafts Finalist

    Radish Moon

    Sarah Nicholas Williams
    Radish Moon designs beautiful heirloom quality goods for children. Original illustrations and exacting craftsmanship convey classic timelessness.
  • 2014 Style Finalist

    Pawsh Accessories

    Lauren Gray
    We are reinventing Fido’s fashion with handmade collars, flowers, and bow ties to make your pup dapper and fabulous!
    Style, Pet Accessories

advertisement

advertisement