Black Opal Cosmetics, the leading beauty authority for women of color, announced today their 2014 Artistic Director, Merrell Hollis. Merrell Hollis, the Head of the Makeup Department for the Wendy Williams Show, is an Emmy-nominated, award winning make-up artist and grooming expert. His creativity has catalogued mediums, models, innovators, and celebrities including, Naomi Campbell, Diane Von Furstenberg, Kim Cattrall, Joy Bryant and Lauren London. His talent has left an indelible mark on the beauty industry. All of the innovators he has worked with have allowed their faces to be canvassed by this young visionary who delivers them to the public with elegance and sincerity.
Through his range of skills and aesthetic sensibilities, Merrell will collaborate with Black Opal to identify on trend seasonal color stories, makeup products and collections, as well as offer Black Opal’s fans expert tips and tricks of the trade.
“It is an honor to have Merrell Hollis as our Artistic Director. His creativity and vision is as impressive as the breadth of talent he has worked with in his career,” said Maya Brown, Sr. Marketing Director of Biocosmetic Research Labs. “His role as an artistic director extends beyond his creative genius, he is providing women with the application and tools to look and feel the best about themselves.”