Hi fam,

Souuu Il just put it out there, I am quite a product hore! (Laughs)

Between 2016 and February 2017, I believe I have used three foundations from three different brands and for some reason considering I am no makeup artist, I got all of them simultaneously. In my defense though, I guess I was looking for the perfect foundation for my VERY oily skin *raised brows*, one that’s matte and has a full or great enough coverage. Anyways, I may eventually put up a personal review of the others leading to this however, considering I am ‘currently on’ the Black Opal True Color Pore Perfecting Liquid Foundation, Il just restrict this post to that.

Black Opal True Color Pore Perfecting Liquid Foundation

So here is what you are expected to get purchasing this foundation.

  1. Matte finish (which means it is not glossy and is free from shine; great for oily skin).
  2. Minimizes the appearance of pores (meant to evenly blend the face by covering the tiny dots – openings of hair follicles on the face).
  3. Light to medium coverage upon application.
  4. Fragrance.
  5. Paraben free (a sort of preservative used in the production of most cosmetic/skin care products, argued to possibly cause cancer or assist the spread or growth).


Daily application – Black Opal True Color Pore Perfecting Liquid Foundation. I had also used a setting powder all over (Ben Nye Bannana powder), because of my oily skin and some blush.

By personal observation though, I will say the product is very good; not great (for me), but definitely a good buy considering also that it’s quite budget friendly (I think I got mine for about N5,500 and yes, I recently got it, so the ‘dollar rate’ factor must have been incorporated. It was also some Naira lesser than my last purchased foundation.

To confirm or disprove the list;

On Matte finish: For me, it did serve well. I have to admit, I really haven’t had much of an issue with blotting or residue, even, when my face gets a bit dewy (mind you, I also use a light amount of setting powder all over my face after applying the foundation on a typical work day or non-ceremonial day), so maybe that helps can’t confirm otherwise yet.

On minimizing the appearance of pores: It does, not like that’s really ever been an issue for me. However, when it comes to covering spots and occasional facial pest (pimples in my case), it’s slightly below average for me. Now, this because, it claims to at least provide an even blend for these sort of cases.

On Light to medium coverage upon application: Spot on! Weeeeeeelllllll, I am beginning to notice though, that unlike my first and second week of application where one full pump was good enough coverage for me, now, I do a full pump and a quarter more to cover my face (which is quite surprising considering my face does not grow…lol). I can let that slide easily anyways because there is a beautiful and very considerate addition in this aspect – the pump! My goodness… I have recently fallen in love with bottles that come with pumps and realizing that this product is budget friendly and still has a pump, for me, is bravo!

Fragrance: Err, I haven’t perceived anything though and if I have to indeed give a comment on this aspect, I wouldn’t exactly call it a ‘fragrance’, sadly.

On being Paraben free: Well, time and medical research will be the best way to prove. (Laughs).

Generally, like I earlier mentioned, this product is very good however, it isn’t great for me or, much like I expected (maybe I did expect a lot too).

Still using my Black Opal True Color Pore Perfecting Liquid Foundation at the moment and considering it is still quite a recent purchase, It’s done well!

You would be the best judge of this foundation for yourself. It may be amazing and great on certain skin types and then again it might just be ‘very good’ and not perfect, just like it is for me.