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Black Opal Makeup Party

Recently Contour Beauty hosted a Makeup Party featuring Black Opal cosmetics. The owner, Patricia, wanted to reintroduce the brand to consumers as well as update us on recent additions.

We've all known about Black Opal for years. Their Total Coverage and True Color foundations/concealers are readily available in local beauty supply stores. The Invisible Oil Blocking Loose Powder is #TeamModenApproved. But many of us do pass over the brand in favour of others since L'Oreal, NYX and Maybelline etc. frequently release new products.

Some time last year, Black Opal launched a Pore Perfecting Liquid Foundation that was added to the True Color line. Heidi shared her thoughts on that product here.

Black Opal Pore Perfecting Liquid Foundation display
posted on our Facebook page May 22, 2015
"New Black Opal True Color foundation available from iMart, Bridge Street Mall for $29.95. Available from Paradise Beauty Supply for $20"

What I didn't know was available from Black Opal was brushes.

Black Opal brushes

During the makeup demonstration, Patricia used some of her favourites on the model. The notable ones were: the powder brush (shown above), an eyeshadow blending/crease brush and a flat liner brush that was used to define eyebrows. The model's look was touched up from casual/work appropriate to suitable 'after hours'; completed with an ombre lip.

Black Opal ColorSplurge Eyeshadow Duos

I think the hit of the evening was the new True Color Perfecting Primer.

Black Opal True Color Perfecting Primer
Black Opal True Color Perfecting Primer

The Black Opal site says it's available in five shades. 

Patricia also reinforced the importance of moisturizing your skin - even if your skin type is oily. Black Opal skin care products can be found under their Even True brand; the line is further categorized by skin type/concern.

Black Opal Even True skin care
Black Opal Even True skin care

Then of course, everybody loves lip products...

Black Opal lipsticks
Black Opal lip glosses

They also have new waterproof gel lip liners that are apparently very popular.

Black Opal Makeup Party patrons

I think Black Opal has solid products on offer and the price range is comparative to other drugstore brands. Since the makeup was designed for women of colour there's a greater chance of finding shades that will match our skin/undertones. Patricia brings her vast cosmetics knowledge base to her brand therefore customers benefit from the advice of a Professional.

Contour Beauty promised to have more events like this one so we can get insight into the brands they carry. All in all the patrons seemed to have a great time: shopping, sipping wine and nibbling on cheese and grapes. Us Beauty Lovers appreciate any chance to meet up and touch pretty things :) 

Contour Beauty is located in Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall. 


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