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Stick foundations have been around forever now but have been getting a lot more hype over the last couple of months. They’re convenient to travel with and typically provide medium to full coverage. When Black Opal sent over their line of stick foundations I was more than happy and willing to test these babies out. I don’t know how I missed the stick foundation bandwagon but I may have found a drugstore winner.
Black Opal says:
Sometimes you do have something to hide and this creme foundation housed in a portable stick can make camouflaging problem areas on the face that much easier. This Broad-Spectrum SPF15, hypoallergenic formula protects skin from UVA/UVB damage. It delivers the maximum coverage for perfect, even skin tone. It won’t clog pores and blends smoothly to give you the flawless face you’ve always wanted. Paraben-Free, Fragrance-Free.
The stick foundation comes in about 13 shades, however I did not receive several shades (Black Walnut, Hazelnut, Carob) from the brand and on my in-store hunts Carob was totally missing in action. I went to 5 Walmarts and hella (yes that’s a number) CVS stores and saw not one display that carried Carob. It wasn’t just out of stock, it completely wasn’t there. The shade is available online, but you obviously won’t find swatches of that one from me. Additionally, the in-store and online offerings seem to differ so keep in mind that your shade could be available in one or the other, or both if you’re lucky.
I settled on the shade Suede Mocha and it’s so easy to apply and blends out seamlessly. When I used a primer I got an exception 8-9 hours of minimal shine and full coverage. I used the Morphe R6 buffing brush to blend out the foundation after swiping it in various lines across my face. I really like this foundation. I’m battling with a dark spot on my chin from a terrible pimple and the foundation covered it without me correcting prior to applying it. What really worked for me is that the foundation applied smoothly to my skin, the stick didn’t tug or pull and literally glided across my face.
What’s even more amazing is the shade range on this product. There might just be a shade here for everyone, and with a $9-$10 price point you really can’t beat that. You have enough shades that you can purchase these as foundations, concealers, and contour shades right at your local drugstore. I wore Beautiful Bronze as my under eye highlight a few times and it worked out perfectly (with setting powder applied).
You can purchase the Black Opal True Color Stick Foundation at Walmart, CVS, or www.blackopalbeauty.com.
What’s your holy grail foundation right now? Have you tried a stick foundation? Let’s chat in the comments!