Black Opal is arguably probably the most lengthy-standing and in style manufacturers related to serving the beauty wants of black ladies. In its quarter-century historical past, it helped set a tone of inclusion far sooner than extra lately inclusive magnificence manufacturers, creating each skin-care that instantly addresses the precise considerations of pores and skin with extra melanin and make-up in shades that superbly match it. But whereas black ladies have been all the time concerned within the enterprise, Black Opal was not truly black-owned — till now.
Last week, Black Opal was acquired by two completed black businesswomen, Desiree Rogers, who now serves as CEO, and Cheryl Mayberry McKissack, who now serves as president. Together, they intend to construct upon the visionary work of the model’s founders, addressing the beauty wants of individuals of colour, whereas persevering with to create accessible but excessive-high quality merchandise — lots of which the brand new house owners already know and love.
“We were definitely fans of Black Opal and, just like many women of color, were impressed by the range of products that have been available to us for the past 25 years,” Rogers tells Allure. “Many of our makeup artist friends have used the brand for years and just love it.” Specifically, Rogers’s favourite merchandise are the Invisible Oil Blocking Gel Primer and the Skin Perfecting Stick Foundation SPF 15 in Rich Caramel; Mayberry McKissack, she says, loves the Color Splurge Color Stick Lip in Torrid.