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on 5/27/2015 12:57:00 AM
More reviews by Mszeeiman
Skin: Dry, Deep Dark, Warm
Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse
I bought this foundation stick and loved it at first. However now that I'm working on trying to finish it I've realized what I love it for and dislike it for. The Pros: It's very inexpensive, had a really good match for women of color undertones, is a good high coverage foundation. The Cons: doesn't last for more than 6 hours and starts to get really oily. I was surprised because I'm not that oily. I'm more dry to normal. It's a good foundation, you just have to figure out what you need it for. Long lasting? I say skip. For something of convenience and no more than 4-6 hours, go for it.
on 3/21/2015 4:43:00 AM
More reviews by DallasCowgirl
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
The color matched good and the coverage was great but this foundation is very very oily! Not even after a hour I was a grease ball I would've only gave this 1 lippies but this works very well as a cream contour so that's what I'll continue to use it for..
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 12/10/2014 2:57:00 PM
More reviews by Helen1999
Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
The color was beautiful! However after a few hours I am an oily mess. No matter what I use to matte and absorb the oil before I put the BO on and after I set it (IE: setting powder, setting spray, primer) I'm still an oily mess. I've tried everything! It will be my run to the store or out for a few hours makeup. For women with normal or dry skin this will be perfect!
on 11/8/2014 11:30:00 AM
More reviews by malston81
Skin: Normal, Dark, Warm
Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium
I saw some reviews & videos on YouTube about this & decided to try it out even though I don't normally get full coverage foundation but I actually like it. It doesn't seem too heavy & makes my skin look so smooth & hasn't broken me out or anything. I got it in heavenly honey & will continue to use it during the fall/winter months.
on 9/5/2014 5:10:00 PM
More reviews by thaonlylakergirl
Skin: Very Oily, Deep Dark, Warm
Nice but doesn't maintain its matte finish. You will need to top with powder. For those trying to decide between Carob and Suede Mocha shades, Carob has neautral undertones and looks a tad bit muddy. Suede Mocha has a slight reddish undertone and is a better match for me.
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 6/4/2014 6:31:00 AM
More reviews by MikaB
Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Not Sure
Let me start by saying, your enjoyment of this product will depend on how you use it. I really like it, and it will be my foundation of choice for the foreseeable future.I am NW45, with combination skin- a very oily t-zone. I use Hazelnut and Truly Topaz (contouring). If you have oily skin it will melt off through the day and become patchy. To combat this, you must use a good primer- I use milk of magnesia. I went on holiday to sunny Greece for my sisters wedding, and I used this combination throughout my stay, including for my mom and I as a bridesmaids, with great lasting results.The coverage is perfect. I have acne scars, and all I need is this- no concealer, nothing! Give it a try with a good primer, and remember a little goes a long to avoid the cakey look.The bad point about this, is the transfer. Maybe use a setting spray or powder to solve this?
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 3/7/2014 9:02:00 PM
More reviews by hondurena89
Skin: Sensitive, Medium Brown, Not Sure
I've tried black opal foundation stick before, but it didn't work for me. I tried it again today after two years. I think I must have had the wrong color back then. The reason why is because I looked absolutely flawless today. I wore the color nutmeg. I blended with my elf powder brush. And wow. I received so many compliments today. I feel do happy because my self esteem was sinking. I have tried so many foundations and this is the only besides Mary Kay full coverage foundation that has worked for me. This foundation makes you look glamorous. It comes in a black tube. It very portable. Actually I don't care if it's easy to carry because once I put my foundation on that's it for the day. Lol. I wore it with out a primer to test the durability of the foundation. It's seven something right now at night. I applied at 12 pm. I wonder how out hold up in the summer in texas weather.This foundation has broad spectrum. I didn't notice any oxidation. Which is weird for a foundation for woc with sun screen but great lol. Thanks to black opal. The texture is the foundation is thick and creamy. Depending on the amount of foundation you apply to could get away with light to medium coverage. If you apply like me it s going to be full coverage.lol even though I don't have nothing to cover lol. I just love the look. I'm a nc45 or nc50 and nutmeg matches perfectly. I wear be bronze 600 in marykay. Nutmeg is yellow undertone. Hazelnut is red nw45. Hope you guys give it a chance.update 3/10/2014. It's been a couple of days and this foundation is in hg status. I'll give my self a month to make it official. Now, I've been wearing this foundation with a primer. Rimmel London stay mate primer and today I cried and this make is now TEAR FREE. No running at all. Did blot once. Applied at 1pm its 7 something and my face is beat. Lol even though I fell asleep this foundation looks great StILL. I hope this review helped anyone debating to try black opal.
6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
on 2/17/2014 10:05:00 PM
More reviews by StarsnRocketsES
Hair: Brown, Other, Fine
Gorgeous shades that apply evenly, and smoothly. The product does not cause break outs. I use a setting power or otherwise it would fade in a few hours. I'm NC 45 and wear the shades topez and nutmeg ( one cool one warm tone shade). To highlight and contour I picked honey and bronze. I recommend picking up a few shade as they work for a variety of purposes.
on 12/19/2013 10:24:00 AM
More reviews by zarashair
Skin: Very Dry, Medium Brown, Warm
Hair: Black, Kinky, Other
I'm not a huge foundation wearer, but I love to wear it on nights out and when I perform.One of the reasons I don't wear foundation is because of my extremely dry, sensitive skin, it seems everything on the market is geared toward oily skin and because I can never find a true yellow undertone except MAC and I'm not shelling out all of that dough for foundation I wear 5 times a month. So after many nights glued to youtube makeup tutorials where this foundation was recommended and after the glowing rec of a makeup artist friend of mine, I decided to give it a try. I went to 3 different stores before I found a Rite Aid that had the stick foundation in stock. It is always sold out from what I understand, but I am so glad I persevered and found this little magic stick. I am in the catchall category of MAC's NC45 so my mua friend suggested I try Truly Topaz and it matches my skin tone more than any other foundation I've tried. I love the creamy texture, as it does wonders for my dry skin, my skin is so dry that I actually have to use a good facial lotion underneath; no primer. When I have breakouts from dry skin, this covers it great, and covers my bad nose piercing scar better than any concealer I've used. You do need to set it with powder, though. Even with my dry skin, it will still transfer, so I do a light coating of a translucent powder. And since a little goes a long way, I suspect that I will have this tube for a long minute. Well worth the 10 bucks.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 11/19/2013 4:51:00 PM
More reviews by Phoenix761
Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I used this product years ago and although I no longer use it, I feel compeled to do a review. Although this is marketed to women of color, it can be hard to find a match. The undertones in these shades are very strong-meaning overtly yellow or red. any attempt at neutrality (rich caramel) comes across as muddy. My complexion is tan with neutral undertones, not too much red or yellow. For reference, the best match I have found at the drugstore is Loreal True Match Liquid Foundation in N& Classic Tan. So Truly Topaz was a tad too dark, and far too yellow. Rich Caramel was a tad dark as well, and too muddy looking. Although I wore Truly Topaz for a while, I finally realized it was off. The texture of the foundation is a thick and creamy and it goes on smooth. It can get oily in the T-zone very quickly, and it can look greasy if you have oily skin, as I do. However, it worked wonderfully on my best friend, whose skin is dry. The wear time was not long for me, and I had to reapply throughout the day. The coverage is easily full, but the product is so versatile that it can be sheer to full, or anything in between. I received lots of compliments on it, but they were from makeup novices...so, consider the source. I think this is definitely a winner for dry skinned women, if you can find a shade match. Finding a match should not be hard. My skin is just hard to match. If your skin is not too oily, and you want that "beat face", then these foundation sticks should be a good starting point. They did not work for my skin type, but this is an excellent product.
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