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on 1/22/2015 1:39:00 PM
More reviews by iShawnieee
Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I purchased this on a whim, because I had ran out of the Iman Foundation Stick that I usually use and wanted to try something new. I had heard about it before, but was apprehensive about trying it because I was really in love with the other makeup I was using. I decided to purchase it anyway, because I heard good reviews about it and the fact that it's oil-free is a plus. When i first applied this makeup, it was very orange, so I was nervous. However, after I was done applying it, it blended with my complexion beautifully. It offers medium coverage (which is all that I need so it's perfect), looks natural, and has a rich creamy texture without looking caked on after application. I didn't set my makeup afterwards and the transference was still little to none. Depending on how you apply it, you can either have a matte finish or a dewy look after applying. I like to lightly spray my makeup brush with water for a dewy look.
on 1/2/2015 2:38:00 PM
More reviews by MAChostage
Skin: Normal, Other, Warm
Loving this foundation, I have no complaints. I love the texture of it (a previous reviewer pointed out that it had a "mousse" texture to it and I agree), the color match (Rich Caramel looks beautiful on my cooler weather NC44 complexion in this formula), and the coverage is superb and completely customizable. If your skin is generally good and you only desire an overall evening out of your skintone, you only need to apply some very small dots and blend well. The Real Techniques expert face brush is the one I use and it works great with this foundation. I really like the way my face looks with this foundation, and I do like it better than the cream to powder formula in this same line.
on 3/4/2014 1:53:00 PM
More reviews by hondurena89
Skin: Sensitive, Medium Brown, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I really like this product but for me it caused my face to burn. Let just say...I have never ever had a foundation that made my skin burn. Not even mac make me burn and no break outs. My skin is naturally flawless. But this product got me for the first time since I started wearing makeup 13 years ago. Okay, this product claims to not have various chemicals such as parabens. But it states that it brightens the skin. And from the burning I felt I bet they added something in this makeup like properties from skin bleach. Also when I washed my face after having it on for 10 minutes...my skin was visibly brighter. Like ghost face or something. Im nc50 by the way. Never seen my face like that. The foundation feel like whipped mousse its very airy. When applying it feels so light on the skin. I got the color hazelnut. Once applied the foundation sets quickly. Its full coverage. This finish is beautiful. It sets to a powder finish. No need for powder. Its such a natural finish that gives a glamorous look. I noticed that the color matched well even though it has a red undertone. My undertone is very yellow. But color is nice. I get away with red or yellow.weird. anyway the foundation oxidized alot making me look dark. I like the package small black squeeze tube. It might work for you guys. Just becareful because something aint right.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 2/15/2014 8:21:00 PM
More reviews by Kissiq
Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm
Hair: Black, Curly, Fine
Purchased in Truly Topaz and Nutmeg. Very high coverage moussy foundation. Layering gradually is a must to prevent a cakey look. Does not clog pores or break me out but unfortunately sits on the skin so after a few hours begins to transfer a lot. Flawless coverage and beautiful colours, does oxide to match regular shades in other Black Opal foundations, so dont be surprised if it initially looks super yellow or orange on you. I do recommend these foundations as concealers too. All around fabulous Update:with changes in my skin (eczema) I realise this product is not forgiving with dry patches. Sits up and around crevices, settles into fine lines and hugs dry patches, ends up not looking too even and actually flaky. So if you suffer from dry skin all the times this probably wouldnt be the product for you, try their other liquid.
on 12/3/2013 3:29:00 PM
More reviews by tempescape
Skin: Dry, Dark, Warm
Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse
What! A foundation that looks natural on yellow-based skin, lasts all day and doesn't set you back $40+? I remember being a fan of Black Opal foundations years ago before my skin turned into a lizards backside and I ad to stop using them because they either made the dry patch more pronounced or were so sheer that it was a lot like using plain lotion. THIS new product though is great. Excellent coverage. Doesn't smell overpowering and at an affordable price too!
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 6/4/2013 9:25:00 PM
More reviews by mwebba1
Skin: Very Oily, Dark, Warm
Well, Black Opal has done it again! I swear. Everything I get from this brand is excellent. This is very pigmented foundation. I purchased it in Hazelnut as that is my match in Black Opal. I wear MAC NW45 for reference. This has the perfect packaging! I took too much out because I didn't expect it to be so creamy, rich, thick and pigmented. I have oily skin. I wore this with Hard Candy primer, applied the foundation with a MAC 109 brush. Dusted some pressed powder over it, and I had to blot twice throughout the day. But my coverage stayed intact. Very excited.
on 5/7/2013 7:32:00 PM
More reviews by mimz007
Skin: Oily, Dark, Not Sure
I needed to switch fundations because L'oreal True Match was giving me ghost face, its the same shade I've used for years! I saw Even True at my local bss and decided to try it out after a quick makeupalley google lol.I love it, it gives enough coverage that I can nix the concealer. It gives a nice semi matte finish, I'm an esthetician, so sometimes I don't get a chance to touch up all day, it holds out without giving me oil face! Love it. This coupled with my true match powder gives a lovely velvet finish
on 5/6/2013 7:50:00 PM
More reviews by AnOmali
Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Warm
Hair: Brown, Kinky, Medium
I bought this product in Kalahari Sand and Rich Caramel (one is a tad too light, one a bit too dark, and both are the most yellow based of the lightest shades which is what I need). I mix them for my closest match and use them for highlighting and contouring as well which makes having to buy two suck a little less. They were under $12 each, which isn't bad, although I did have ro drive all over the city to find them...I REALLY like this makeup, especially the more yellow based colors they have created. I enjoy the creamy texture and the coverage is ALMOST full, but not quite flawlessly full. It looks very natural and feels nice on the skinn but it takes layers to cover post acne marks while they fade...I'm giving 4 instead of 5 stars because it isn't quite full coverage which it claims to be, isn't water resistant (crying/sweating, etc. causes running/fading), and doesn't have as much staying power as I would like in general...plus, I did have to buy two colors to get a match (this means they could expand their light to medium color range a bit and add more yellow based lighter in between shades...).Overall, if they ever make those minor improvements, this would be pretty perfect...I only wish I could get colors this rich and yellow based in my HG formula...Revlon Whipped Colorstay. If I could combine the best of both of these foundations, I'd be flawless at all times! I am playing with using them in combo a bit...we shall see...Oh, well...a tan girl can dream...:)
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 3/31/2013 10:20:00 PM
More reviews by laylaperdomo
Skin: Very Dry, Dark, Warm
Hair: Black, Curly, Medium
After hitting the jackpot with the BO cream sticks, I decided to venture and see what else the brand had to offer with this amazing quality.I bough this from he website directly as I could not find it at my local D/S.The shades I bought were Kalahari Sand which I use as my concealer/highlighter, and Truly Topaz which I use on the rest of the face.The coverage is flawlessly FULL and the finish is MATTE without being drying.I personally am NOT a fan of the matte finish, so I like to mix a drop of Jose Maran's Argan Illuminator with this foundation to get a radiant finish.The lasting power is lengthy just like the cream stick formula. My typical makeup wearing time is from 8-8 and it still looks good when it is time to wash it off.I moisturize and prime but do not feel the need to set it with powder because of its matte finish.This is another one of my favorite foundations!!
on 2/17/2013 12:45:00 PM
More reviews by prettywoman46
Skin: Very Oily, Dark, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I purchased this foundation at a CVS drugstore. I picked up two colors: Heavenly Honey (hilight) and Truly Topaz. I am a huge fan of Black Opal foundations and own the stick, cream-to-powder, concealing foundation, and the other lighter liquid foundation (I am beginning to think I have a compulsive need to buy foundation or I am a hoarder of make-up).First, this foundation comes in a squeeze tube. The consistency is more creamy than liquid. The coverage is medium but buildable and it has a very natural appearance (in comparison, the stick foundation gives a very made-up look). However, I have very dark acne scars and i also have some dry spots thanks to the recent addition of Retin A to my skin care routine. I used the L'oreal primer to cover the dry patches and the BO Total Coverage Concealing Foundation to cover the dark spots and then used the Even True foundation. With so much stuff on my face, I was truly surprised to see such a natural look to my skin. My face looked really nice and the blemishes and dry patches were made almost invisible to the naked eye. Bottom line, if you have light to moderate skin imperfections, this foundation should provide the coverage you need to conceal those imperfections. If you have major dark spots or other issues, be prepared to use a concealer. However, the natural finish you get outweighs anything else.
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
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