My Biggest Product Disappointment of June

So I probably should’ve posted this right at the beginning of July but hey, I was still trying to make myself like  this product and give it a chance.  So what product do I regret purchasing? The Black Opal Oil Blocking Loose Powder.  I reviewed this powder after I purchased it but I really wanted to reiterated just how much I hate this powder.

Invisible Oil Blocking Loose Powder

 It’s absolutely a waste of money if you are using it to “block” oil.  At this point I have used this powder for over a month and it has still failed to do what it was advertised to do…block oil.
This is how the website describes this powder:

Matte finish. Oil-controlling. For oily skin.
A lightweight, hypoallergenic and colorless loose powder, designed with unique oil blotters, helps control shine and impart a beautiful matte finish.

It ‘s not absolute garbage because it does set your make-up but it does NOTHING I mean NOTHING to control or block oil.  Immediately after applying the powder, sure, I got a matte finish, but 30 min. later, I was shiny again.  When using this powder as the only powder with my make-up, I have to constantly use blotting sheets and apply more of this powder.  Who has time for all of that?  Even if you did, who wants to be inconvenienced?  Not me.  I have a loose powder brush that I purchased from Coastal Scents a couple of years ago that I transfer my loose powder to, so I don’t have to carry the big container and risk a mess, but still, this is unsatisfactory.

I contemplated trying the oil blocking compact powder during the 4th of July free shipping special but I passed due to me being so utterly disappointed in this loose powder.  I can’t imagine that it works any better.  It’s so strange how the company that makes my favorite stick foundation that I used every single day can make the loose powder that I hate.  Oh well, that just goes to show that you have to be eclectic when it comes to make-up and cosmetics.  No one line will have everything for you.  Hmph!

I would NOT recommend this powder to anyone interested in a powder that will help them control shine/oiliness throughout the day.  I will never ever purchase this again.  I’ve been using it because I didn’t want it to go to waste, but at this point I don’t care.  I’m going back to my trusty M.A.C. Prep and Prime Transparent finishing powder.

*the picture and the product description were taken from the Black Opal Website

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Makeup Artist Jessica Rivera

good to know. I am ALWAYS looking for an amazing oil blocking powder

Royal Beauty Designs

Girl don't try this one. Well, I guess it depends on how oily you are. If you are normal to combo oily, maybe it won't be so bad, but if you are really oily…no way. M.A.C. Prep and Prime Transparent Finishing Powder is the best I've found so far.

Apply the powder with a sponge instead of a brush. Move in a blotting motion especially in oil prone areas (for example the T zone). Use the brush to clean up the left over powder. Let me know how that works.

Definitely highlights the fact that every brand has it's fabulous finds and disastrous disappointments.

Royal Beauty Designs

Hi Blaze! I'll give that a try and let you know. My little cousin's name is Blaze. We call him Blazey as a nick name. Ha ha! He's 3. I smiled when I saw your name. 😀

Royal Beauty Designs


Yes this is so true. I don't hate Black Opal by any means. It was just this particular powder. Words can't express how much I absolutely LOVE my Black Opal Foundation Sticks! I wish Allure would've reviewed and given them an award instead of this powder.

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