Black Opal’s True Color Lipsticks are the TRUTH!

Oh Black Opal. Your decision to step your game ALL THE WAY up in 2011 was such a wonderful decision. I am still floating in Black Opal Obsession Land and for very good reason. Not only are their lipsticks moisturizing and cost little to nothing, but they are shiny.

Yes girl. Shiny!!! I don’t think I’ve ever come across a lipstick with so much sheen. Say hello to Black Currant and Bon Bon.

And call me giddy, but I love how Black Opal displays the shade of the lipstick at the bottom of the tube.

Ca-ute! The good news is, it is aesthetically pleasing. The bad news is, the colors aren’t exactly dead on. Which makes me wish drugstore brands had testers so you can “Try before you buy”. I’ll save that rant for another day.  Let’s rap on Black Currant. Black Currant is a red superstar with blue undertones.

Richly hued gals, this is the kind of red lipstick you want to lean towards.

I couldn’t stop staring at my lips when I had this on.

It’s just fantastic. And then there’s Bon Bon….

Bon Bon is just okay to me. This is one of those shades that a lot of black women wore in the 90’s because we were too afraid to wear anything else. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a BAD color, it’s just a little too throwback for my taste. And I feel all grunge when I wear it.

Still. It’s a moisturizing shade that works if this is your kind of color. Priced at $7.25 a pop, you can get these lippies online and you may be able to spot them in stores. I say “may” because while my Target carries Black Opal, a lot of them do not.

Have you tried any of Black Opal’s lippies yet?

  • Nice colors. I especially like bon bon.

  • victoria

    lol You’re so right about Bon Bon, very 90’s! Listen to the Gin Blossoms and Deep Blue Something when you wear it! I remember in the 90’s Ultima II “The Nakeds” had those matte chocolate colors and matte brown/reds that everyone wore whether they suited them or not lol

    Black Currant is really pretty though, I wish my Target carried Black Opal. All their products you’ve reviewed have been awesome!

  • I haven’t tried any of their lippies as yet but I’ve been eye-ing one of their reddish-orange colors (I think it may be “Heat Wave”). But anyway, “Black Currant” looks REALLY pretty on you! That is definitely your color!

  • Emi

    I love black currant! I will look around for that one. My target doesn’t have black opal, but a couple of the rite aides near me do – so if anyone is looking for these lippies, check out your rite aides!

  • Me gusta!!

  • I have their lipstick from the winter collection which is super dark. I love the formula!

  • Those lipsticks seem BADASS. Imma have to check out those lippies ASAP. They sell them at Wal-Mart and stuff right?

    • Brittany

      Yes ma’am. Walmart and some Targets too.

  • i’ve never tried those, may have to give them a go :)

  • Black Currant looks amazing on you!

  • Hi Britt,

    Black Currant looks a lot like MAC’s Rebel…I love that it may be a possible dupe for a lesser price tag!