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). Milani Bella Bellini (P, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Raindrops on Roses (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Vivid Flush (LE, $40.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Maui (P, $38.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Lollipop (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Amp (-, ) is lighter, warmer (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). Physicians Formula Rose (P, $12.99) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Pink Lemonade (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Dame (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Come Hither (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Foxglove (DC, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Clinique Rosy Pop (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Buxom Havana (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Smith and Cult Cool Pink (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Pretty Vulgar Mirror Mirror (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tarte Electric (-, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (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.

Nectar
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
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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

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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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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!

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! 😉

Nectar is lovely! It’s definitely a winner, and one I now want. Unlike Hibiscus, it WILL show up on me, lol!

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!!!

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.

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?

Hmm, it might be. If you click on the links, it should just take you to the retailer’s website, but the URL might look extra long!

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