Tisha and her daughter, Babes, are building the business of their dreams on the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory in northern New York. This dream stems from a background in business, fashion, and make-up artistry, and was brought to fruition with their purchase of makeup company “Look Plus,” out of Montreal, Quebec.
Tisha found “Look Plus,” based in Montreal, Quebec, when she needed someone to create a custom contour palette for her make-up services. The palette they developed soon became their best seller and the owners recognized that Tisha had a calling in the field of make-up development. She continued to work alongside “Look Plus” for two years before purchasing the company, moving it to her home community, the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory, and re-branding it as Babes Cosmetics.
For the past year Babes has been studying make-up production and has perfected her skills in creating various color blends and molding lipsticks, foundations and eye color. Although she is often in front of the camera she prefers to remain behind the scenes of the business, working in product development and manufacturing. She is key in assuring product quality and sets high standards for Babes Cosmetics’ products.
Babes shares her mother’s passion for helping women look their best. “I’ve learned from modeling that make up can change your look drastically,” she explains. “lt’s rewarding to offer products that help women explore the many different sides of themselves.”
Being able to work with her daughter (Babes) every day is a big part of what inspired Tisha to start Babes Cosmetics. “This is something that we both love and that we have built together,” Tisha says. “We have fun every day and are so blessed to be sharing this journey.”