Hi, sweetums!
The product I’ll be reviewing in today’s post is an oldie but goodie!

Before Sacha Buttercup, Ben Nye Banana powder, Laura Mercier and the likes was the Black Opal Deluxe finishing powder. Most people used it for setting the whole face then, before the advent of “baking”..*lol*…

I bought it ages ago but it was fake..*tear*

I recently bought the original one and I’ll be sharing my thoughts on it.

Product Description

Translucent finish. Oil-controlling. For all skin types.

Hypoallergenic, translucent loose powder has been formulated in shades that complement your skin tone and sets makeup to a beautiful, silky, translucent finish. For all skin types.


This loose powder comes in a jar with little holes for dispensing. The packaging is not very travel-friendly but oh well…

I have this in the shade “Medium” which is lighter than my skin tone and perfect for highlighting. It is a finely milled powder, not chalky and sets foundation and concealer well.

It is however, not translucent. It has its own shade and does not totally reflect the shade underneath it.

I like it for its oil controlling properties. It also does NOT give a white cast in flash photography.

It sets with a lovely Matte finish that isn’t cakey or drying. It can settle into fine lines if you apply too much though.

It comes in 4 shades: Neutral light, Medium, Dark and Deep.

I don’t know how I feel about the shade range; the lightest and darkest shades seem good enough but there are shades missing in-between, especially if you’re using it all over your face. 

I used it to set my under eye area here


I really like this powder. It doesn’t give the stark highlight that many of those setting powders do. As an overall setting powder, it does “okay”(if you fall into any of these shades, that is).

Price: N3500-5500

Where to buy: My MakeupNg

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  1. Never heard of this product before, but it looks really nice. I have so many loose powders, I don’t know but I’m constantly buying them haha. xx


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