Black Opal • black opal oil free foundation • Liquid
|Would buy this product again.||47%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this product as my first ever foundation and i was dissapointed. It covered my face pretty well BUT...
1) it transfers easily
2) It contains PARABENS which are strongly linked to breast cancer
3) As soon as i put a little on, my face started burning up!
Will not buy this again, especially since it has parabens.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this foundation in Beautiful Bronze.
-The Price is right, especially where I am from.
-It provides good build-able coverage.
-Its oil free.
-HORRIBLE SMELL!!! It could be a bad batch but still.
-Do not believe that you dont have to use a primer just because its oil free:
-It dries super fast, so you have to work with it quickly
-It transfers, duh. Set it well.
I mostly use this foundation as a liquid concealer, and with that it works really well too.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Dark Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have written reviews for other brands of foundations and Black Opal (BO) is by far the best drugstore brand of cosmetics that I have purchased.
This foundation is for light coverage. I am an oily girl so I start my foundation routine with BO oil mattifier. I then use the BO Total Coverage Spot and Scar Concealer for my acne scars (Truly Topaz) and to hide dark circles under my eyes (Kahlari Sand). I then dot the liquid foundation (Truly Topaz- I am NC 45 in MAC) over my entire face and blend in. I top it off with the Invisible Oil-Blocking Loose Powder. My skin looks completely flawless and NATURAL!!!!! It is the best "no make-up" make-up look I have ever achieved. I am so hooked on this product line that I am now going to use their skin care line. If you have difficulty finding this line in stores near you, go to the website.
Ladies, the secret to a flawless look is a good skincare routine, primer before foundation and a great powder on top. Whether you have dry, combo or oily skin, these steps are a must. Black Opal has everything that you need to acheive a flawless look. I love this line. I know that I have said this before, but this time I have found my skin soulmate!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I bought the Truly Topaz at Wal-Mart store because when I ordered Black Opal products online I was able to get a sample and I had used the power in Topaz before so I decided to see what was up with the liquid one. I loved it so much in the liquid form that I went out and purchased the bottle size. It feels like I have nothing on my face and it gave me a matte finish. I looked flawless in my opinion. It is very light weight too. Truly Topaz matched my skin perfect. Funny because when I looked at the color in the bottle it looked like it was to light, but it actually blends and disappears when you rub it on your skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark, Neutral Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I brought this foundation from a rec of a friend i got it in beautiful bronze it was a good color match. however this foudation left me very oily and did not last long and the coverage was very light i prefer medium, its an average foundation that i use as a backup but i wouldn't get it again
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Black
Black Opal Truly Topaz foundation.
It's the perfect shade for me in the summer. The orangish shade in it goes well in the sun but it melts and makes you look greasy as a mthf if you dont keep powdering it down. I'll throw it and stick to MAC I think.
I used the stick which as I said in that review gives Iman a run for her money but the liquid one is terrible.. I use Truly Tpaz and love the coverage of the stick and the lip corrector but I have dry skin and this liquid makes me look so greasy. It doesn't have grat pigment and looks a bit greyish on.
When I need a light foundation I use the lip corretor all over my face in light/medium and it gives better coverage and a more realistic yellow based colour which matches ym skin tone and even brightens it up a bit because of the yellow tones. The liquid just leaves this slightly grey looking film making me look older.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I bought this today and i've been wearing it for about 5 hours now, went to go get my nails and feet done, but anyways um it's perfect as far as wanting to put something on your face to run errands and little stuff like that but as far as my everyday foundation when i have to go to work, i really dont think so as i c the oil building up on my forehead and i feel like i can feel it oxidizing as i type this. Will keep bc it's a good match for me, heavenly honey but will not buy again bc i have way better foundations that last, however i am going to try iman next to c what all the hype is about since these foundations are made for women of color.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I use the Foundation Creme Stick in my specific colour. It's a perfect match for my skin BUT it's VERY oily after a while on your skin. If you sweat in it, your heading for oil city. It's NOT transfer resistant because it transfers on anything it comes in contact with while on your face which sucks major ass!
Even if you use it with the power, it still is transferable, but all this being said, i've been a slave to it for 3 years! It was hell and heaven at the same time. NOW i've changed my life for the better when I used a Skin Culture Peel 4000. Complexion is cleared up along with acne scarring ad I o longer have to hide under make up as much!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I believe that with any product, you hae to find the one that works for you. Black Opal is the only foundation I use. (Honey). I've used the liquid, stick, and the cream to powder, pressed powder and the loose powder. They all work for me. But what may work for one, may not work for another.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Dark, Cool Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I like this foundation. Great for an everyday, less is more look. I mix BeautifulBronze & TrulyTopaz in the winter. Then apply concealer(BO foundation stick in 'Nutmeg') & Translucent powder(BenNye Neutral Set). Perfect match for me; DDD with yellow & red undertones. Last well for most of the day. Touch-up Tzone at about 2pm with BO Oil Blocking Powder.*****Update 2/7/07*****Started using L'Oreal HIP#818 and Iman P/P instead. They are picture perfect for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
This stuff was not good for me. It went from brown, to orange, to greasy tomatoe red in no time. The colors are bad and there is way to much oil in it, and I have dry skin. Would not recommend it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I really wanted to like this since I've had such good luck with this line of products. I purchased this in Heavenly Honey and this was just made me look oily and the color had no staying power. Also as the day went on and I checked the mirror, it was a fake orange color. Anyway, my search is on.....
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Brown
I really wanted to like this product, as it actually came in a shade that matched my skin tone almost perfectly. Unfortunately, this foundation wore off way too quickly on my skin--it was almost as if it never really set, and would wipe off on any suface that came into contact with my face. This happened with both the liquid and the stick, but I managed to make the stick stay on a bit longer by barely applying it to my skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
I use truly topaz in the summer and a mix of that and rich caramel in the winter, and i find that this is one of the few golden foundations that isnt a)ashy, b)yellow, or c)orangey. Also it's great because it doesnt clog up my pores.. only minus is that it rubs off easily!
UPDATE (JANUARY 2007).. i started using Mac's studio finish matte (the tube one), and i really prefer the coverage from that, HOWEVER this is the only foundation that matches my skin color PERFECTLY. it does wipe off easily, and my skin sometimes eats it up, but i fix that by using a silicone base underneath and MAC blot powder and setting powder on top. i have oily skin and it still lets me glow without being shiny.
overall : great for daytime use, but if you're hitting the clubs or anything, use the stick and lots of powder... like the witch in the wizard of oz, u might find yourself melting, melting!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I loved this product when I first put it on however it didn't last throughout the day.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
bought this after reading that it was used on Beyonce Knowles in Austin Powers and now I can see why!! This is a great foundation...not greasy at all (I have oily skin) It lasted throughout the day and comes in alot of colors.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This foundation sucks! The stick version isn,t any better. Too orange and many of the colors are not very good.