May 7, 2014 

New York City, USA – Black Opal Cosmetics is proud to announce its twentieth year as the leading beauty destination for skin of color. In a space where women of color sometimes face the challenges of finding the right true-to-tone foundations, high-pigment blushed and shadows; Black Opal Cosmetics succeeded in addressing this need and has achieved two decades of innovation and steady growth.

In 1994, three creative forces combined their passion for beauty and their joint knowledge of issues specific to skin of color to develop the groundbreaking brand known as Black Opal. The Muse, a professional woman of Jamaican descent, who embodied the Black Opal consumer, provided the inspiration, The Chemist, possessed unparalleled expertise as a product formulator and The Doctor, a Board-Certified Dermatologist, offered exceptional knowledge and expertise.

Together, they developed a comprehensive and affordable collection of targeted skincare products that would combine state-of-the-art technological advances with proven ingredients to service the unique skincare needs of skin of color for men and women. Recognizing the importance of building from that strong heritage, Black Opal later introduced a line of makeup specially designed to address the beauty concerns of women of color.

“Black Opal has been committed to delivering beauty innovations for diverse beauty needs since 1994, states Maya Brown, Sr. Marketing Director. “We pride ourselves on developing premium quality products that have longevity and fulfill a need that our customers value and want. We look forward to future innovations and continued success for the next 20 years.”

BLACK OPAL offers limitless possibilities in cosmetics and skincare to enhance the diverse beauty and address the unique needs of skin of color. With this targeted focus, BLACK OPAL has solidified its position as the most trusted beauty brand for women of color.  BLACK OPAL is a global brand available in 30 countries worldwide.

Today, Black Opal continues to solidify its position as the trusted beauty brand that addresses the needs of women of color; with a robust portfolio of innovative, fashion-forward, and trendy selections to maintain today’s woman global beauty ideals.