Melissa Marie Ponce was born and raised in Camden, New Jersey. The world around her was a tough one where crime, as she describes it, was normal. This motivated her more than anything to ensure that she did not become a part of that lifestyle. Instead, she dedicated herself to doing better.
Her cosmetic industry, Marie Sky, is primarily focused on lips and the line is dedicated to Melissa’s sister who she says was her inspiration for the entire line. Her love of cosmetics paired with her love for her sister created the perfect business and product for Melissa.
Despite her success and passion for the industry, there have been many challenges for her in the business. With so many options and different kinds of makeup brands out there, it can be incredibly hard to stand out in the industry, but Melissa has been able to overcome that trial.
What she has done to separate herself out from the crowd is to really focus on customer experience and service. Many companies are unconcerned with customer satisfaction and relationships, but Melissa never sacrifices this when it comes to her business.
In the coming months, Melissa is planning on branching out to try out more cosmetics.