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Black Opal: True Color Pore Perfecting Liquid Foundation Review

As of late, I've have been loving this foundation. I have gotten a tan, and this prompted me to buy a new foundation matching my new shade. The color that I bought is Truly Topaz and probably in the Fall/Winter I will be back to my Heavenly Honey shade. I've used Black Opal foundations before, and I figured I would give this new one a try. Read on for my thoughts.


"Keep them guessing with picture poreless skin. This lightweight, oil-free liquid foundation seamlessly blends to provide flawless coverage with a high definition finish. Exclusive poreless technology helps minimize the appearance of enlarged pores, controls excess oil and renews skin natural radiance. Oil, fragrance and paraben-free formula. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive."


-Inexpensive, it's $10.95 online and retails anywhere between $12-$13 in stores.
-Light to medium coverage, this is a pro for those who have relatively clear skin.
-The coverage is buildable.
-Available in a variety of shades, especially for women of color.
-Good for acne prone skin, as it is oil free.
-The foundation comes with a pump to squeeze out just what you need.
-A little goes a long way to give you a nice, even flawless canvas.


-Isn't water/tear resistant.


As usual, all foundations longevity are improved with using a primer first. I have used this foundation without a primer several times and it has lasted me throughout a full day. It has a beautiful, natural, matte finish that isn't too dry looking and not overly's the perfect balance. Even though it has a matte finish, powder is still needed to set it and to prevent it from looking shiny midday.

The coverage is light to medium, if you have hyper-pigmentation like myself, you will need to build the coverage. On most days, (when I'm in a hurry before I go to work) I apply (1) layer of it and then use powder, and it looks like my skin but just more even. When I have extra time, I apply (2) layers and use concealer and I have a completely flawless face.

As with all Black Opal foundations (in my experience) the undertones of the colors have the right balance. I have yellow undertones in my skin, and this shade matches perfectly to my undertones with no hint of beige or red. Of course, their other shades in this foundation offer a variety of shades with red and beige undertones.

My only gripe with this foundation is that it is not water/tear resistant. My eyes always water in the morning; and when I wear this foundation you can always see where the tear has traveled on my face because of it not being water resistant. So, if you are a crier or have allergies or watery eyes, bring the bottle with you for touch ups.



Would I recommend this product? Yes
Would I buy this product again?   Definitely, I plan on buying a few shades for my makeup kit!

Shade Comparisons

-Mac NC44 (Fall/Winter) NC45 (Summer)
-Makeup Forever HD 173
-AJ Crimson Cream foundation 4 and 4.5
-Maybelline Fit Me 320
-Black Opal Heavenly Honey or Rich Caramel (Fall/Winter)
-L'oreal True Match 6.5


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