Friday, March 02, 2012

Be The Next BLACK OPAL True Beauty!

Brookell Barber, BLACK OPAL 2011 True Beauty Model Search Grand Prize Winner. (PRNewsFoto/BLACK OPAL Cosmetics)

2 Mar 2012 15:00 Africa/Lagos

Be The Next BLACK OPAL True Beauty!

NEW YORK, March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The search is on for the NEW face of BLACK OPAL Cosmetics! The leading beauty authority for women of color, announces its 2012 BLACK OPAL True Beauty Model Search. The national contest kicks-off on March 1st and online entry will run through April 2nd 2012. One grand prize winner will be awarded a $10,000 educational scholarship and become the new face of the brand.

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The BLACK OPAL True Beauty Model Search is a distinctive and dynamic beauty contest. BLACK OPAL believes that TRUE BEAUTY is more than skin deep and is searching for applicants that are striving for education advancement, committed to bettering their community and are naturally beautiful, both inside and out. Applicants will be evaluated based on essays, community service involvement, educational aspiration and a photo which represents TRUE BEAUTY.

A panel of judges from the beauty and entertainment worlds will include singer/songwriter and VH1's Love & Hip Hop cast member and R&B singer Olivia; Celebrity Make-up artist Frank Guyton; International Model and philanthropist Noella Coursaris; Celebrity Hairstylist Eric Bland; Editor-in-Chief-Juicy Magazine Paula Renfroe and Celebrity Fashion Stylist Andre Austin.

"We are geared up and excited about this year's model search," said Maya Brown , Sr. Marketing Director of Biocosmetic Research Labs. "Last year's winner Brookell Barber, reflected the essence of the brand, revealing beauty inside and out. The judges and I are anxiously looking forward to finding true beauty again, in the next face of BLACK OPAL."

One grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship (payable directly to the school), an all-expense paid trip to New York for a fabulous photo shoot, and the opportunity to be featured in BLACK OPAL's 2013 marketing materials. In addition to the grand prize winner, 10 finalists will be awarded $2,000 scholarships (payable directly to the school) as well as a chance to be featured in BLACK OPAL promotional materials. All winners will also receive complimentary BLACK OPAL skincare and cosmetics products.

True Beauty hopefuls can enter to win the national contest by visiting or via Facebook at Black Opal Beauty. Entrants must complete an entry form, upload up to three recent photos of themselves (taken within 3-months) and write a short essay. No purchase necessary. For complete rules, please visit


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.

BLACK OPAL products are available by visiting, Walmart, CVS/Pharmacy, Rite Aid, Duane Reade, and OTC Stores nationwide.


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