Black Opal Hibiscus Baked Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

Black Opal Hibiscus Baked Blush
Black Opal Hibiscus Baked Blush

Black Opal Hibiscus Baked Blush ($8.95 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium, rosy plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. NARS Fame (LE, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Mood Exposure (LE, $40.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Marvelous (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Cover FX Soft Peach (Right) (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Corol #2 (LE, $24.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Now or Never (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Surratt Beauty La Vie En Rose (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop On My Mind (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Unearthed (LE, $29.00) is darker (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Rose Champagne (P, $2.99) is lighter, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Surratt Beauty De Cherubique (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Benefit Gold Rush (PiP, $29.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Baby Love (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is described as a “luxurious powder blush” with “silky smooth application” that yields a “radiant glow” and a “delicate flush of color.” The latter seems to suggest a sheerer formulation. The texture was rather stiff in the pan; the kind of texture where little powder comes off the surface, so I had to use a denser brush and really jab at the surface to get enough color to show up on my skin tone. Once on, the color and finish are gorgeous–a really glowing, luminous sheen that doesn’t emphasize pores or even come off as shimmery. This shade wore for six and a half hours on me before noticeably fading.

Hibiscus

PPermanent. $8.95.
C-
C-
7
Product
8
Pigmentation
6
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
71%
Total
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Black Opal Hibiscus Baked Blush
Black Opal Hibiscus Baked Blush

Black Opal Hibiscus Baked Blush
Black Opal Hibiscus Baked Blush

Black Opal Hibiscus Baked Blush
Black Opal Hibiscus Baked Blush

Black Opal Hibiscus Baked Blush
Black Opal Hibiscus Baked Blush

Black Opal Hibiscus Baked Blush
Black Opal Hibiscus Baked Blush

Black Opal Hibiscus Baked Blush
Black Opal Hibiscus Baked Blush

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Aqua Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • L'Oreal Little Beige Dress Eyeshadow
  • L'Oreal Cafe au Lait Eyeshadow
  • L'Oreal Pain au Chocolat Eyeshadow
  • L'Oreal Mademoiselle Pink Eyeshadow
  • Zoeva Taupe Eyeliner
On lips
  • MAC So Select Lipstick

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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It does have a pretty, and very natural looking “glow”, but it looks really light. Like too light to show up on my NC40 face. I was actually hoping it would shoe up like the Surratt De Cherubique blush from yesterday.

Wow, the color is gorgeous, very natural looking, and don’t see any close dupes! Too bad it’s so hard in the pan, but for $9, I could work with it. I already have some small, dense brushes (to stab at my Clinique Pansy Pop). Are you planning to review other products from Black Opal? I’m hoping that since this line is geared towards WOC, the products will be highly pigmented, and if they score well, I can put enough items together to meet the $25 min for free shipping.

Pretty color. It’s a shame when baked products are too stiff to use. Baked eyeshadows can always be used wet, but blushes don’t work so well. (At least for me.)

Damp/wet blush application hasn’t worked well for me either, generally! I also think the more matte one is, the harder it is to deal with, too.

It does look pretty on! I already have Baby Love so I’m happy, but I love how this is slightly more shimmery, shame it’s hard to use though.

I’ve always loved to colors of black Opal, but hate the texture of their blushes and find that I usually have to scrape the top layer off to pick up color. It’s very pretty on you

Oh no! 🙁 I think this was the stiffest of the blushes I bought, but the texture was definitely less impressive on the whole so far.

Same! I don’t like blush that is hard to work with at all :/ It’s so much more unforgiving, I think, than an eyeshadow that needs some help.

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