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black opal

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(Geological Science) any opal of a dark coloration, not necessarily black
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Noun1.black opal - a dark colored opal with internal reflections of green or redblack opal - a dark colored opal with internal reflections of green or red
opal - a translucent mineral consisting of hydrated silica of variable color; some varieties are used as gemstones
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The collaboration resulted in the Black Opal line of skin care and color cosmetics for women and shaving products for men.
Black Opal has recently introduced a number of intriguing items to the category, including Black Opal Matte Plus Moisture lipstick in such shades as runway red and cashmere brown, and Black Opal Simply Sheer lipstick with SPF 15.
For example, Biocosmetics Research Labs, which offers Black Opal skin care and cosmetic items for African-Americans, takes part in events attended by its target audience.
Black Opal is the only mass market brand developed by an African-American dermatologist with the aim of meeting specific needs of black skin, according to Claudia Torelli, vice president of marketing.
The supplier just finalized a major analysis of sales of its basic stock and found annual growth of its regular planogram Black Opal brand items of 30% to 45% in all the chains it supplies, she says.
In addition to Posner, BioCosmetic Labs fields the Black Opal line, while AM Cosmetics offers Black Radiance and Tropez, which have been geared to a broader ethnic audience.
Acker observes that until now such brands as Black Opal and Black Radiance (which he created) have dominated ethnic beauty shelves at retail, while Hispanic women have had to choose from general cosmetics brands.
BioCosmetics has made extensive changes in its Black Opal line, updating shades and launching items that fit the specific needs of black women, says Torelli.
High-intensity colors are a key feature of the spring 2000 "Double Takes" and "Double Features" promotions from BioCosmetic Research Laboratories Inc., maker of the Black Opal color cosmetics line for African-American women.
and Bio-Cosmetic Research Labs, maker of the Black Opal color cosmetics line for African-American women.
* BioCosmetic Research Labs, which manufactures the Black Opal brand of ethnic health and beauty aids, has introduced a therapeutic shaving system for men.
In addition, such niche players as BioCosmetic Research Labs' Black Opal brand are also doing their best to garner space for their offerings.