Feb 072013

Black Opal Heatwave lipstick

Black Opal Heatwave Lipstick closeHere’s a swatch on my hand with a flashBlack Opal Heatwave lipstick swatch with flashDSCF8463I really, really like this lipstick. I’m happy with both the color and the texture.  I couldn’t tell from just looking at it, but there’s a bit of shimmer but not enough to make it frosty.  It glides on really smooth and feels hydrating on my lips. I know I’ll have to get a full size soon.  Sending this free sample was a good idea from Black Opal.

Feb 052013

Black Opal Eyeshadows with Elf Brush
I used my new Black Opal Eyeshadows to create this Inexpensive Look Of The Day last week.  I later realized that I didn’t do actual swatches of the colors.  I’ll show you what each of the four colors look like in this post.


The first color I’ll show you is Emotional Me. It’s a frosty golden yellow.

Black Opal Emotional Me on brushBelow is what it looks like on my skin.

Black Opal Emotional Me Swatch

The next color is Illusion.  It’s a gorgeous frosty light gold.  Illusion reminds me of MAC Vanilla Pigment, but it’s a tad bit darker.  Black Opal Illusion LabelBlack Opal Illusion on brush

I’ve been using this color a lot on both my eyes and as a cheek highlight, however, it didn’t really photograph well on my hand. :-(Black Opal Illusion Swatch flashWith the flash above and without the flash belowBlack Opal Illusion Swatch no flash

Next up is Ring a Ding. Black Opal Ring A Ding LabelBlack Opal Ring A Ding on brushI’m in love with this color. It’s a wonderful matte orange.  I have another matte  orange that I use in my 42 Matte Coastal Scents Palette, but this color is more toned down and also darker.Black Opal Ring A Ding with FlashWith a flash above and without the flash below.
Black Opal Ring A Ding swatch no flashIt’s great for the crease and it blends really well.

The last Shadow is Nookie Cookie. That name makes me giggle. Ha ha! ;-p Black Opal Nookie Cookie Label Black Opal Nookie Cookie on Brush This color is a nice matte dark chocolate brown. When I saw it online, I thought it was going to be like MAC Embark, but it’s not as red. Black Opal Nookie Cookie Swatch flash The picture above is with a flash and the one below is without a flash. Black Opal Nookie Cookie no flashFor only $5, I’m very pleased with these Black Opal Shadows and I do want more of them.   I’ll check my local Beauty Supply stores to see if I can get them there. So far, I haven’t seen them at Wal-Mart, but I’ll keep looking.

Feb 022012

In this post I’ll be featuring two of my favorite M.A.C. eyeshadows that I listed in this post.  I used Arena and Sketch.  Check it out below.

I used Arena as my brow highlight.  Sketch is on my lid and lower lash for a smokey effect.

Other products used:

  1. Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid Liner in Perversion
  2. M.A.C. Graphblack in my waterline
  3. Clinique High Impact Mascara and Lancome Definicil Mascar
  4. Andrea Mod False Lashes
  5. Black Opal Foundation Stick in Heavenly Honey as concealer to highlight under my eyes, cheek and nose highlight.
  6. Black Opal Foundation Stick in Truly Topaz as spot concealer on my face.
  7. Cover Girl Queen Collection Natural Hue Mineral Powder in Brown Bronze 1 all over face.
  8. Coastal Scents Sun Art Bronzer in Dark on cheeks
  9. Cover Girl Queen Collection Bronzing Powder in Ebony Bronze as cheek contour
  10. Coastal Scents Lip Gloss in Near Peach