Danessa Myricks

Black Opal: Rising to the Top in Black Ownership


Aug. 23 2023, Published 8:48 p.m. ET

OPL/BLK has been in business for 28 years celebrating the ownership of Black women and the support from all women of color. Having multiple skin tones and makeup can be very challenging for black women to find the right skin regimen as well as the foundation for the correct skin tone. Black Opal has catered to the Black woman to seek out what is best for her by uplifting, bonding, and building longevity of relationships for the future.

5 Makeup Brands for Black Women

  1. The Lip Bar: with multiple stores around the nation, the brand is carried in stores such as Tajet, Walmart, CVS Pharmacy, and Meijer. Vegan products that cater to women of color having different skin tones.

  2. Juvia’s Place: With a following of 2.8 million on Instagram the brand built for Black women has flourished tremendously with a makeline. This brand is sold in Ulta and is being used by consumers and makeup artists. Juvia has numerous shades that you can mix and create a shade that is not available.

  • 3. Fenty Beauty: The Fenty Brand offers all skin tones from the lightest to the darkest.

  • 4. Black Opal: Has made its impact in the entertainment world due to having makeup all over the world, by being one of the top highest Black-owned makeup brands in the world.

  • 5. Danessa Myricks Beauty: Black owned by a self-taught makeup artist, and teacher. Creating a makeup line that is formed for everyone’s skin tones.

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    Being a part of the Top 5 Makeup Brands for Black Women

    For years Black Opal has been the highest chosen brand request for celebrity makeup from actor Ryan Destiny to Vice President Kamala Harris using the products. Black Opal produces high-quality products in the makeup industry and has been doing so for almost 29 years. Being a part of the culture changes in skincare regimens to different makeup application techniques have built a reputable brand that continues to thrive in its prime. Honestly, they have just begun!

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    Press Press Press

    What is the saying? “All press isn’t good press,” but it is in case! BET, Vogue, Essence, Latina magazines just to name a few. The Black Opal community brings untold behind-the-scenes stories about looks that have been on the red carpet, award shows, performances etc. Celebrating the empowerment of Black-owned businesses but also the rising of culture within beauty. The press has played a valuable role in the success of the brand. They have shown how talent and creativity have expanded all these years. As the techniques change this allows Black OPAL to create more products that meet the needs of the makeup artist, client, and other retailers.

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    Creating Products Black Owned

    We do not want to just have flawless skin when we put on makeup, we want to have beautiful unblemished skin when we clear our faces. Skincare can be particularly challenging for women, especially Black women because we have to produce our skin just like other races. Yes, we can get sunburned too! Yes, we can have bad acne and breakouts — sensitive skin picks on everyone. Skincare regimens allow us to build up a system that has us aging backward. Booking consultations with consultants helps in discovering your perfect shade. Black women have many different shades, so it is important to be able to match perfectly or close to it!

    Women Empowerment with Black Opal

    Being able to celebrate all women but Black women brings more strength to being a part of the top five brands in history. Black women creating beauty from their own homes to migrating to social media, being in the fashion and entertainment world has and is making a remarkable impact. Grandmothers, mothers, aunties, sisters, and daughters have sat in kitchens creating products, now to celebrate Black women coming together and having products that can blend in with skin tones, all products from different pigmentations have allowed Black Opal to expand and become a top-selling beauty brand.

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