Not gonna lie, I was pretty terrified of the high impact of the famous Opal, but when it came in an itsy bitsy pan as a Sephora point perk, I couldn't pass it up.
Even on my NC 25-30 skin, I found that it can look like a tan patch on my cheek when my face isn't in direct light, which looks bizarre. I found that if I gently press my finger into the soft creamy powder formula and tapped it on my cheek or a fluffy eyeshadow brush (with excessive shooked off), I can make this work for work (not look harsh under the fluro lights) and direct sunlight. This is also a highlight that can accentuate any texture, so I approach with caution and only apply it my cheek bones and not anywhere else because I have many pit scars from adolescent acne. I can be more aggressive with my application if I am using it on my eyes, however. it is a great for spotlight placement on the center of lid and inner corner bling. In fact, this highlight lives in my purse, its the easiest way to amp up your look for the evening, its a great multi-use product.
Intense creamy sheen-y powder that can been sheered out to be more wearable
Great multitasking product for eyes, cheeks, and centre of lips
Lasts 8 hours with remnants left
I've got a small pan, which looks like there are just some smudgy fingerprints in the powder, but I'd imagine this product is difficult to hit pan.
Base colour is a bit dark for my light medium asian skin
Use with caution as it can accentuate texture
Can look OTT if heavy handed for daytime
I would love to see how Moonstone would compare after I am through with this one, Opal would work amazingly on ladies of medium or tan skin tones!