Black Opal True Color Stick Foundation Review

Jan 9, 2013

From The Company:
Sometimes you do have something to hide and this creme foundation housed in a portable stick can make camouflaging problem areas on the face that much easier. This Broad-Spectrum SPF 15, hypoallergenic formula protects skin from UVA/UVB damage. It delivers the maximum coverage for perfect, even skin tone. It won't clog pores and blends smoothly to give you the flawless face you've always wanted. Paraben-Free, Fragrance-Free.

My Thoughts:
This is a great foundation for women of color who desire more coverage. As a woman of color, I can definitely relate to color-matching, especially with drugstore formulas. This foundation comes in a variety of shades with golden and red undertones. The formula is really easy to blend, I love using it with my ELF Studio Powder Brush. The dense bristles leaves my face really smooth and flawless. I use the shade "Truly Topaz" for my face and "Hazelnut" for contouring. This is a great alternative for Revlon Colorstay, which is my HG for drugstore foundation. And with the Black Opal True Color Stick Foundation, there is no funky smell to deal with. 

The only negative I found with this foundation is that it does have a tendency to transfer. I would suggest priming your face and setting it with powder for long wear. I would definitely not wear this in the Summertime because my face gets super oily and I would have to constantly retouch it. I prefer lighter formulas for the Summer anyway. But for cooler months, it's perfect and it leaves you with a really nice, velvety finish.

Black opal True Color Stick Foundation retails for about $8.99 USD and can be found at most drugstores. I know Duane Reade and Walgreens carries Black Opal products.

Black Opal True Color Stick Foundation in "Truly Topaz"

Black Opal True Color Stick Foundation in "Truly Topaz"

Black Opal True Color Stick Foundation in "Truly Topaz" (swatch not blended)

Black Opal True Color Stick Foundation in "Truly Topaz" (blended out, it even covered the scratch I received from my bunny)
wearing Black Opal True Color Stick Foundation in "Truly Topaz"

wearing Black Opal True Color Stick Foundation in "Truly Topaz"

Pros: affordable, easy to blend, variety of shades, great for women of color, affordable, easy availability
Cons: transfers easily, not recommended for Summertime
Overall: 4/5


  1. i wondered about those, think i'll some and try to set with that new nars setting powder

  2. You look gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Wow! This looks really nice on you. Your skin looks flawless!

    I just started a new blog, will you check it out? I would really like some feedback!


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