Created in 1994 to celebrate the nuances of black skin and women of color, the beauty revelation that was Black Opal became a beauty revolution–in color, identity and empowerment. They are a proud, black women owned business that help minorities, women of color, and others by offering a diverse array of beauty and skincare items. No matter how unique your shade, your tone or your heritage, we see you and we celebrate the fire in you.
In September of 2019, Black Opal shared that it became officially Black-owned after being acquired by Desiree Rogers (CEO) and Cheryl Mayberry McKissack (president). Despite not initially being Black-owned, the company has dedicated more than 20 years to providing makeup and skin-care products specifically for people of color, especially Black women. The brand currently offers an array of complexion products, a few colorful lipsticks, and enough skin-care goodies to supplement your existing routines.
BLACK OPAL was created by passionate individuals who combined their talents and experiences to develop the first technologically advanced skincare and color cosmetics line for women of color. They used a variety of small business grants to fund their business.
Over the years, our founder has recognized the need for BLACK OPAL to evolve—to remain relevant and appealing to our cherished and loyal customers, and to meet the beauty and skincare needs of an increasingly diverse global population.