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Black Opal Haul

Since I found out Black Opal stick foundation is Sam Fine’s foundation of choice, I decided to check them out.
First I got 3 shades for myself and liked them so I decided to get all 6 shades.

I got them while I was in Lagos. After almost buying the fake version I was saved when I found an official Black Opal distributor: Kuddy Cosmetics. They have a bunch of stores in Lagos. I went to the one at 17, Koseh Street, by Bankole Street, Lagos.

Inside Kuddy Cosmetics Lagos

I went in to get all the shades of their stick foundation but ended up getting a bit more…*guilty face* I also learnt how to spot a fake but I’ll tell u more about that later 😉 Photobucket
I got…

Stick foundation in Hazelnut, Beautiful bronze, Carob, Truly topaz, Nutmeg and Heavenly honey.
Deluxe Finishing Powder in Dark and Neutral light
Eye shadows in 286 (matte dark taupe), 133 (mint green), Grape vine (matte pink, charcoal) and Shimmer dust in Copperlit
Lip palette in Bronzed jewels and Mascara in Classic black  Photobucket
So far I’m really happy with them. Detailed review soon 😉 
Like I mentioned earlier, there are a lot of fake Black Opal cosmetics out there so know your source!!!



  • Blushing Me Pink
    Posted March 30, 2011 at 12:48 AM

    Oooo these are all great picks. I use BO foundation sticks in my kit and on me sometimes. Your gonna love the powders as well.

  • Nikkisho
    Posted March 30, 2011 at 2:46 AM

    i like the black opal powder…thats what i use..expecting review of the foundation 🙂

  • B A R B A R A
    Posted March 30, 2011 at 7:28 AM

    hmm… they have some really nice products but i dont like the stick foundations cos they are very oily. i have normal/combination skin and i use marykay foundation normally and i hardly ever blot my face. but whenever i use black opal, i start blotting from when i finish doing my makeup.

    i like them though cos they have full coverage qualities and when im using them on a client, i usually have to use a really good primer and finish off with an oil control powder.

    apart from the stick foundations, they have really nice products. im wondering how come you didnt buy any of their blushes. i have 2 of them and they are staples in my kit.

  • PRETTY K!!!
    Posted March 30, 2011 at 8:00 AM

    Yay Black Opal,My haul includes their Shadows,Blushes,Powders & Stick Foundations.But a hint,it sometimes,leaves an Orangey hue after a few hours,so going a shade lighter in the T-zone should help.

    There's actually another bigger kuddy store right by Apongbo bridge.Hola when next you are in town,so that we can go discovering.Lots of hidden Makeup Providers in Lagos Island.

    Great Post Dear!!

  • Stella
    Posted March 30, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Oh thanks for the tips ladies, now I'm even more excited!
    @Nikkosho I'll post full reviews once I have had a good feel of the products
    @BO I intended to get only the foundations all the other things I got i did because they were in plain sight and I couldn't help myself 🙂
    @PrettyK I went to the Apongbo branch too! LOL just to see it though because I had already bought everything in the smaller one.

  • Kuddy
    Posted May 23, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    Hello Stella, thank you for mentioning Kuddy Cosmetics on your blog. I look forward to seeing your reviews for Black Opal products.


    PS: we also carry other major American skincare, makeup, and haircare brands.

  • Stella
    Posted May 24, 2011 at 4:32 PM

    @Kuddy the pleasure is mine, finding your store was like reaching the promise land 🙂

  • Amber
    Posted December 21, 2011 at 8:37 PM

    What shades are which in the foundation stick photo? I'm trying to order some Black Opal online and your pictures are the best/clearest I've seen! Thank you!

  • shekeita
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    Can you label each of the shades in the pic. I need to compare beautiful bronze to nutmeg before I purchase online. Thanks in advance!

  • Anonymous
    Posted January 21, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    @Kuddy, Finding it hard to get original/new black opal products in Port Harcourt. How cn I reach u guys?

  • Anonymous
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    @kuddy pls i nid ur help i bought a black opal total coverage concealing foundation and invisible oil blocking powder but still i get that oily face after awhile am really tired of this oily faceof mine pls wat do i use to stop the oily face.

  • Anonymous
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    pls how much does a lip palette cost @kuddy's

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