FOTD | Black Opal Makeup Look

Saturday, 11 July 2015

This post is kind of an extension from my June Glowwbox post as a couple of you wanted to see swatches of the Black Opal goodies that were included.

I'm wearing the Black Opal Colour Splurge Patent Lips in Orange Blaze (£8.95)* and the Black Opal Colour Splurge Eye Colour in Dusky Glow (£6.95)*. Both work well together to create a beautiful bronzed summery look. The lip colour is not something I would have initially picked for myself but it's not as bright and much more flattering on the skintone than it looks in the packaging. It's very pigmented, delivering a beautiful colour result with a few swipes and there's gold flecks in the formula for a pretty shimmer. I used both shades of the Eye Colour duo, sweeping the peach-y gold tone from the inner corner of my eyes to the centre. I then used the darker bronzed shade for the outer corners to tie the eye makeup together. For the rest of my face I stuck to my usual makeup routine, with a little bronzer.

MAC Pro Longwear Foundation (NC42)
MAC Studio Fix Powder (C40)

Black Opal Colour Splurge Eye Colour (Dusky Glow)
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara (Black)

Eylure Brow Palette (Dark Brown)
Rimmel London Brow This Way (Dark Brown)

Rimmel London Sunshimmer Bronzing Powder (Medium)

Black Opal Colour Splurge Patent Lips (Orange Blaze)

This is a bit of a side note, but in case you're wondering, I'm wearing a wig in these snaps. I was sent this unit by Divaswigs and it's been my project for the last few weeks as I mistakenly chose it in a honey brown colour which completely didn't work with my skintone. I haven't worn it properly yet but I'm planning to protective style my hair in wigs again soon.

*sample - the Opal products were provided courtesy of Glowwbox. See my disclaimer here.

Have you tried any new makeup looks?

Lesley x


  1. You look lovely Lesley. I'm not big on make up anymore and it causes me to break out, but I am still a fan of lipsticks and glosses! And I actually thought that was your hair!

    1. Thank you Yemi! I really need to lay off the foundation now it's hotter as it's starting to make me break out too x

  2. Stunning! Black Opal is the brand of my first foundation. Still use it from time to time.

    1. Thanks Abbi-Jo! These are the only Black Opal makeup products I've used but it'll be good to try their foundation x

  3. This look is beautiful and really suits you too!! :)


  4. I honestly thought it was your hair at first. But the wig is awesome, totally fits you. And your make up is rocking as usually (: plus your quality is awesomee

  5. Wow I did think it was your air dried hair! Love it!

  6. You look incredibly gorgeous ! Love the makeup !


  7. the first photo is stunning.

    The wig suits the make up. Surely you could get your hair like that as well? Isn't it warm with wigs in the summer?
    Do you know any good stylist in North London? NW3 or around there?

    1. Thanks Lisa. My hair is a lot shorter now though I could probably get a similar style with a twist out. It's a lot of hair so probably will be quite warm at times, but I have shorter wigs I can wear if it gets too much.
      I rarely go to stylists so I don't know any good ones in North London unfortunately x

  8. I love the look and the gloss is perfect on you! Gorgeous!

  9. Absolutely Gorgeous!!


  10. Omg your make up is flawless!!

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  11. Such a lovely lip color and you rock it beautifully!

  12. you're a princess, love the lip color

  13. You are all types of stunning Lesley!! Wow! x


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