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Ryan Destiny Named the Official Face of Black Female-Owned Beauty Brand Black Opal

Since her arrival on the scene, Ryan Destiny has taken us all by storm. It’s only right that Destiny has been tapped as the new face of Black Opal — the finest collection of beauty products and cosmetics for women and men of color with illustrious skin tones.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by RD (@ryandestiny) Since the brand’s inception, the drugstore favorite has always catered to brown skin and all of its beautiful hues. Destiny is the brand’s first-ever celebrity face and it was destined to be because not only does her entire aura embody the simple, yet captivating nature of the brand, but she’s been using their products since age 16. “I started using Black Opal when I was 16 — they were the only makeup brand out there that had all the shades that I needed for my face,” said Destiny in an interview with Allure. Kicking off its 2021 new lineup of products, Black Opal, remains dedicated to creating beauty essentials that will turn your face into your own personal...

Jan 27, 2021

Black Opal Owners Strike New Deal to Acquire Fashion Fair Cosmetics

Cheryl Mayberry McKissack and Desiree Rogers, the two women who recently bought out Black Opal, are now acquiring Fashion Fair from Johnson Publishing Company. Fashion Fair cosmetics was created in 1973 by Eunice W. Johnson to provide African American women with more extensive makeup options. Both owners have a history at Johnson Publishing Company — Rogers served as CEO and Mayberry McKissack was the COO and President of Digital Media. Together, they helped bring magazines, EBONY and JET, into the digital age, expanding their websites and e-commerce products. The two are focused on elevating beauty brands loved by Black women. “Fashion Fair is just too valuable for our community to lose,” Rogers said in a press release. “We plan to modernize the brand and products, but will remain true to the company’s roots, which was to create prestige products focused on women of color.” According to The Root , Rogers and Mayberry McKissack will be majority owners, while Alec Litowitz will be a...

Nov 12, 2019

Black Opal Is Now Owned By Two Black Women

Black Opal , a makeup brand that has been serving women of color for 25 years, has been acquired by Desirée Rogers and Cheryl Mayberry McKissack. The brand set the foundation for Black-owned beauty brands like KA’OIR Cosmetics, The Lip Bar and Beauty Bakerie to serve women of all shades and skin types. Black Opal includes skincare, makeup and other beauty products for various skin tones and types that a re currently sold online, at Target and other national retailers. “When we acquired Black Opal our goal was to stay true to the founders’ passion,” Mayberry McKissack said in a statement. “As we continue to grow the company and bring high-quality products to the market, we also plan to focus on creating a positive impact in our communities.” This partnership isn’t Rogers and Mayberry McKissack’s first rodeo together. The two also worked alongside each other at Johnson Publishing Company, where Rogers served as the CEO and Mayberry McKissack was the COO and President of Digital Media....

Sep 27, 2019