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.
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:
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