It felt SO wrong. As I put my car in park I hurried inside—I didn’t want anyone to see me. I was cheating. I have been going to Sephora since I joined the, “grown-up,” world. I swore by Make Up For Ever’s HD foundation, singing the praises of its wide range of colors to match every shade of brown. If you’re a brown girl you KNOW how important that is. This day I wasn’t going to Sephora to re-up on foundation. I was going to CVS.
“Does this work for you?” That’s what the cashier asked as she rang me up. Seems like she was curious, too. I told her I didn’t really know—it was my first time trying Black Opal products. I picked out two foundation sticks, and a powder. It came to a little over $30… a steal, considering I spend more than $40 Make Up For Ever HD foundation.
I’ve heard, well actually seen, so much about Black Opal products from AMAZING make-up artists. Like any make-up lover I stalk the people responsible for glamming up my favorite celebrities…that’s completely normal, right? Anyway, through years of trying out different foundations I had begun to think that if you wanted one that matched well, blended flawlessly, and was long lasting you had to be willing to open up your wallet. I figured if these professional artists were turning out amazing work with this product it had to be worth a try.
I bought the True Color Stick Foundation in the “Heavenly Honey” and “Suede Mocha Shades” to use for highlighting and contouring.
I applied my Make Up For Ever HD foundation in a thin layer as a base and used the Black Opal products on top. They blended effortlessly. The formula is so smooth and creamy! I love that the lighter color doesn’t have an ashy finish. Best of all, the coverage is build-able. A little goes a long way for a natural day time look, and I can use a little more for extra drama. Take a look at the result.
This stuff wears like a second skin! I couldn’t be happier with this purchase. I can honestly say this is the best $10 I’ve ever spent on any make-up product. One drawback–I did buy the Perfecting Powder Makeup, which I really wanted to love, but I didn’t. It seemed like more of a creme. I’m sure I’ll find some use for it, but right now it’s just sitting in my stash.
While I can’t say I’ll be trading in Sephora for CVS… after all I am a Sephora V.I.B., and that title does not come easy ;-), I will say I will definitely saunter into CVS to check out more of what Black Opal has to offer.
Let me know if you try this stuff out! Oh, and I almost forgot to say you can find Black Opal online—> here!