MUSKEGON, MI – Aliyah Hughes is the CEO of a growing makeup company that has shipped to 13 states. And she’s only 9 years old.
The recently launched Muskegon company started as a summer project last June.
“My mother said ‘Aliyah, you can have a business.’ I said, “Okay, so I won’t be bored anymore,” ”Aliyah said.
The 8-year-old girl and her mother, Diamone Hughes, began to learn how to make and package lip gloss. In August, they started the business.
LeeLee Kisses sells a line of lip glosses, signature lip balm, and jewelry. Most of the vegan handmade products are aimed at younger customers, such as lip gloss in the form of popsicles and unicorn bracelets.
Aliyah says her favorite product is the keychain lip balm which gives her a “glow” look.
“Popping is when …
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