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Dr. Burgess is the founder and president of the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery in Washington, DC. She is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Dermatology at Georgetown University Medical Center and George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC.

Dr. Burgess has shared her vast knowledge of skin of color with BioCosmetic Research Labs to help us create the Black Opal skincare line.



Evelyn Manson-Miller took a childhood passion for mixing makeup for her dolls and turned it into a stellar career as an accomplished makeup artist and educator. She honed her craft working department store retail counters before taking a job as a regional makeup artist and later became the International Sales/Training Director for Black Opal.

She has the innate ability to bring out the natural beauty of her subject, no matter their ethnicity, and she believes that real beauty radiates from within.

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This section is not intended to provide medical advice. Please contact your Primary Care Physician or local dermatologist.