April 23, 2024

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2 Female Entrepreneurs Relaunch Iconic Cosmetics Line Fashion Fair

Two Black women, Cheryl Mayberry McKissack and Desiree Rogers have made a major purchase after the bankruptcy of Johnson Publishing Company which was the largest Black-owned publishing company in America. Rogers and Mayberry McKissack made the $1.85 million purchase of the legacy cosmetics brand Fashion Fair.

Fashion Fair 1st launched in the early 1970s and became very successful, even the leading, cosmetics line for women of color for decades until their mother company went under. Fashion Fair also didn’t survive…but now there is a revival!

Now, the two former female executives are powering through with a passion for cosmetics and providing more cosmetics options for Black women, even if it is amongst the fully popular cosmetics lines of today. One of the best things about Fashion Fair is their proven track record of being there for Black women hardly anyone other cosmetics brand was. They are back to do just that, provide another option for women of color.

Desiree Rogers and Cheryl Mayberry McKissach aren’t strangers to cosmetics. They also own Black Opal.

The Fashion Fair of today will launch in September.