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Black Opal Nectar Baked Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

Black Opal Nectar Baked Blush
Black Opal Nectar Baked Blush

Black Opal Nectar Baked Blush ($8.95 for 0.09 oz.) is a pinky plum with subtle, cool undertones and warmer, fine gold shimmer. Charlotte Tilbury Love is the Drug (P, $40.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bicoastal (Bottom) (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Dipped in Stars (LE, $31.00) is lighter (90% similar). Milani Bella Bellini (P, $7.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Vivid Flush (LE, $40.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Raindrops on Roses (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Maui (P, $38.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Amp (-, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Lollipop (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Clinique Heather Pop (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Yum Yum Yum (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Pink Lemonade (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Come Hither (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Physicians Formula Rose (P, $12.99) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Becca Foxglove (DC, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Dame (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Pat McGrath Nymphette (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Buxom Havana (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Clinique Rosy Pop (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Wicked (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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. While Hibiscus was a miss, Nectar is much easier to use and easier to forgive where it is imperfect. The texture is softer, a little dry and prone to excess powder kicking up in the pan, but it looks great on the skin and very luminous without emphasizing the skin’s texture or the look of pores. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage (to semi-opaque) that blended out easily. The color wore well for seven hours on me before fading.


PPermanent. $8.95.

See more photos & swatches!

Black Opal Nectar Baked Blush
Black Opal Nectar Baked Blush

Black Opal Nectar Baked Blush
Black Opal Nectar Baked Blush

Black Opal Nectar Baked Blush
Black Opal Nectar Baked Blush

Black Opal Nectar Baked Blush
Black Opal Nectar Baked Blush

Black Opal Nectar Baked Blush
Black Opal Nectar Baked Blush

Black Opal Nectar Baked Blush
Black Opal Nectar Baked Blush

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


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Julie Avatar

Hmmmm…. I’ve been eyeing this since I saw it in the swatch gallery. Swatched, it looks a LOT like my beloved Bella Bamba…but it looks like it applies darker & more fuchsia on your cheeks? Well, if I can find it, it may be worth trying out, at that price point!

MissJae1908 Avatar

I love to see you reviewing niche brands such as Black Opal. Thank you for this! Sidenote: My favorite blush of all time is Toasted Almond from Black Radiance. It’s very similar to MAC Raizin. You should check it out! 😉

Shannon Avatar

This blush reminds me a lot of my beloved Bella Bamba!!! I might have to see if I can get a American friend to buy this and ship it to Canada for me!!! 😀 thank you Christine for the helpful review!!!

Maria Avatar

Hi Christine, The shade is very pretty but it seems like it would be great for fair complexions or maybe it just needs to be blended out more. Your eye makeup it beautiful.

Susan Dowman Nevling Avatar

Love summer colors.
Off the subject but when I want to buy something to support Tempptalia, nothing happens when I click on the sites. I use,a Kindle. Could that be the reason?

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