So I’ve been using Blk Opl products for some months now and I thought it was time I shared my review on the blog. Blk Opl which is also known as Black Opal is a brand that was specifically developed for women of colour and as an african with black skin, I don’t know why it took me so long to try this brand.
BLK OPL True Color Pore Perfecting Liquid Foundation
Lightweight liquid foundation helps minimize the appearance of enlarged pores, controls excess oil and renews skin’s natural radiance. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive.
Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol Stearate, PEG-8, Oleic Acid, Cetyl Esters, Kaolin, Lecithin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Simethicone, Panthenol, Glyceryl Laurate, Cetyl Alcohol, Cellulose Gum, Stearyl Alcohol, Polypropylene, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Tromethamine, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288).
My experience with the Blk Opl True Color Pore Perfecting Liquid Foundation
What I like about this foundation is that it doesn’t contain any parabens and it contains shea butter to keep the skin hydrated. You don’t need much for the face. Just a little bit is enough to give you the coverage you need.
However, I noticed that my face got oily so fast when I used the foundation without a primer and I had to touch up with powder very often. But with a primer, it lasted longer. I used it in the shade carob and that shade is perfect for my skin tone. But I don’t think it’s a foundation for someone with oily face like myself. It will work better for people with dry skin.
BLK OPL True Color Skin Perfecting Stick Foundation SPF 15
Blur pore appearance, conceal imperfections and achieve natural looking skin with this creme stick foundation. Perfect for highlighting, contouring, touch-ups and seamless full coverage applications, this best- selling formula delivers moisturized, even-toned flawless complexion.
Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 5%, Titanium Dioxide 2% (Sunscreens).
Other Ingredients: Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Dimethicone, Silica, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax (Candelilla Cera), Ozokerite, Nylon-12, Propylene Glycol Laurate, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Octyldodecanol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Cetyl Palmitate, Caprylyl Glycol.
May Contain; Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
My experience with the BLK OPL True Color Skin Perfecting Stick Foundation SPF 15
For the foundation stick, I only use it for highlighting. So I got a shade that was lighter than my skin tone. I also set it with the sacha buttercup setting powder, which is by the way the best setting powder ever. So it works great as a highlighter. I can’t say the same for using it as a foundation for full face makeup.
BLK OPL Total Coverage Face and Body Concealer
High pigment, maximum coverage eraser effectively camouflages blemishes, scars, tattoos and other imperfections on areas of the face and body to create naturally perfect-looking skin. Smudge resistant, matte finish. For all body skin types.
Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Tribehenin, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Isododecane, Bis-PEG-12 Dimethicone Beeswax, Glyceryl Stearate, Propylene Glycol, C9-11 Isoparaffin, Glyceryl Rosinate, Nylon-6, Talc, Silica Silylate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Bisabolol, Silica, Alumina, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance (Parfum) May Contain (+/-) Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ultramarines (CI 77007)
My experience BLK OPL Total Coverage Face and Body Concealer
This concealer comes with a sponge tip that makes it easy to apply. All I need is a little dab here and there on black spots and around my eyes to cover my dark circles and it blends so flawlessly.
MY OVERALL EXPERIENCE WITH BLK OPL
The colour is perfect for my skin tone but what I don’t like about it is the shine. Especially if used without a primer, I have a very oily skin and this doesn’t help at all.
I think it will be great for someone with dry skin to give you that fresh dewy look.
But if you have oily skin and you are want to use this, then you should get a really good primer to help combat the shine.
I still use it every now and then though because like I said I love the colour. The shade is perfect for my skin. And the primer is able to control the shine. It is truly made for the woman of colour.