Black Opal was created in 1994 to celebrate the nuances of Black skin. It soon became a beauty revolution–in color, identity, and empowerment. Today, this Black-owned makeup brand represents beauty in every color. Regardless of the uniqueness of one’s shade, tone, or heritage, Black Opal sees it. This company celebrates the fire in the Black woman. It is the creation of two
African-American business owners: Desiree G. Rogers and Cheryl Mayberry Kissack. Most recently, Rogers served as CEO of Johnson Publishing Co. She oversaw Fashion Fair Cosmetics, Jet, and Ebony magazines, until June 2017. Mayberry McKissack has 20 years of experience as the CEO of Nia Enterprises, a marketing, entrepreneurial business, and digital consulting firm that she founded in 2000.