Beauty Find of the Week: Black Opal Color Splurge Lustre Gloss

Time for this week's Beauty Find (get caught up with week 1 and week 2)! And there's a story behind this one.

I was heading to member's wedding when I decided to change my lipstick. I thought I had packed a lip gloss or two and realized after I wiped it off I had none. I know, I'm in shock myself.

I ran into the nearest drugstore and grabbed the prettiest, most sparkly gloss I could find. The one I'm sharing today was it. During the reception, I was congratulating the couple when the bride asked me what gloss I had on. I gave it to her so she could wear it the rest of the night, but wished I had remembered the shade name before giving it away. Luckily, I was able to find it again. So what is this magical gloss?

Black Opal Color Splurge Lustre Gloss in Bliss...isn't she pretty? Have you ever shopped the Black Opal brand? You can find it at drugstores, Walmart, and Kmart. Black Opal was created for women of color, with the tagline For Every Shade of Beauty. I've used their products for years and they have some great matte shadows too.

I love this particular shade because it's what I call a "Topper" shade. It just works on everything. It's that finishing touch to a look or any lip product when you need a bit of sparkle. Above you see it on natural lips, with a pink liner, and then on a nude lip. 

You can find it for $6.95 here, or a little cheaper in stores. It is a dupe for LE MAC Cinderella Lip Glass in Glass Slipper (it is the top swatch in the pic above with Bliss underneath). Nice and soft, but not sticky, thanks to nourishing natural butters. It has a fruity scent. The brand is cruelty-free and this gloss is paraben-free. It has a brush applicator.

So if you're looking for a pretty pink sparkly gloss, give this one a try.

Have you tried Black Opal before?
Do you like this series?

Extra Elle:
So excited to hear I won Rolalaloves giveaway! Woo hoo!
If you follow me on Insta, you saw my dog Charlie had to get teeth removed. I was so nervous but he is fine! #littledogproblems


  1. I have a similar bobbi brown shade, but I haven't heard of this brand before!! Thanks for sharing - I'll have to keep an eye out next time I'm near one! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. That shade is so pretty! Love it in you!!
    Xo, Evelina @ Fortunate House

  3. I've never heard of this brand! The gloss color is so pretty! I'm going to have to pick this up!

    Doused In Pink

  4. What nice gloss. I'll look for it.

  5. well isn't that just pretty! may sound weird but it totally reminds me of some 90s gloss i had. which is so in right now anyway! love

    xoxo cheshire kat

  6. I love this color and need to have it! I gravitate toward glosses like this all the time. Thanks for sharing your find!


  7. This is a darn cute and pretty shade...luved it...This gloss is just fab and i m gonna buy this shade.. thanks for sharing hun...xoxo, Neha


  8. I love "topper" lipgloss like this because it looks different depending what you wear under it, making it so versatile! I have never heard of this brand, but it's a gorgeous pink!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  9. Such a dainty color. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I never wore Black Opal, but it does look like a wonder, it goes with everything! I liked the three ways, natural lips, then pink and nude. It's really perfect, and for less than $7, what a good find!

  11. Ohhh that is a great gloss! Baby pink lipsticks don't look great on me, so I love a gloss option.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  12. I have never heard of this brand before so thanks for posting about it. That lipgloss is so pretty. I'm so in love with color. I totally need to find it at my local drugstore.

  13. I had never heard of this brand either but it's as if you spoke to me as I have definitely been looking for a pink glass for summer! Looks great!!

  14. SOOO glad Charlie is OK. I want to stay up on Harvey's pretty teeth while they are still healthy. Bruno has like 2 teeth left in his little mouth :(

    How sweet are you giving that bride your gloss. You are a girl's best friend! :) It really is a great light color for summer!

  15. Such a gorgeous shade, love the subtle pink shimmer! And congrats on winning the giveaway :-D
    Green Fashionista

  16. Never heard of this brand before. Going to have to look in to it some more. Congrats on winning the giveaway.


  17. I have never heard of this brand but will look for it next time I hit up Walgreens. I love a good dupe and a gloss that goes over stuff so it is a win win. You are so right about "littledogproblems I told you about my little 4 pounds of fury's teeth issues. Glad he is doing well, he is probably a trooper as all little dogs are!

  18. How pretty! And I haven't seen or heard of this brand. I never shop at KMart...maybe I should check their makeup aisle sometime soon! And I'm glad your Charlie is doing well! Hugs from me and my Charlie!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  19. The color is gorgeous!!! I have never heard of this brand or noticed it before but I will have to check it out for that gloss for sure. Glad to hear Charlie is ok!

  20. I don't think I've ever seen this brand before so thank you for the intro, Elle!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  21. I am glad Charlie is recovering well. It is always scary and nerve wracking! I love that color, and it is so sweet you gave it to the bride. Of course you'd always be helping out with make-up even in the middle of a wedding! :)

  22. I feel like I have a shade similar to this too. I will have to check out the Black Opal line! I have never heard of it before.

  23. This is a surprise pretty gloss! I haven't heard of this brand before. I love glosses that are toppers and work with everything! And congrats on winning the giveaway!

  24. I have never heard of this before, I love the shade though, I always go for shades like this when it comes to glosses x

    Zoe Mountford x

  25. This gloss is super pretty, Elle:) I've tried a Black Opal powder before for a job and I love it. It's a very underrated brand IMO.

  26. It's always awesome when you find a great lip product when you weren't even searching for it! You're so nice to give it to the bride too! I'm so glad that Charlie is ok! There's nothing worse than worrying about your sweet pup!

  27. Such a gorgeous gloss!! I feel like I always find the best colors when I'm not even searching. I need to give this one a try!


  28. That is soo pretty! Love that! I've never tried this brand but all be on the lookout now!

  29. Ooh, that is so pretty and sparkly, I love it! And how kind of you to give the bride your gloss :)

  30. No I have not but I will check them out. I like glosses as you may have read on my blog I don't do lipstick but bring on the gloss!

    Allie of

  31. What a pretty color! This definitely sounds like a keeper :)

  32. I have two lipglosses from Black Opal, one is a topper too, a white shimmer that just looks like pearl on the lips, and it's gorgeous!


  33. Ooo! That is a pretty shade! Thanks for the tip on this gorgeous gloss!

  34. Love the shades of these!

    Jule Avenue

  35. Glad Charlie is okay! Always scary when anything happens to our pets!

    That gloss looks lovely too - what a fun story behind you discovering it, and I'm glad you could find it again! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  36. That's a very pretty gloss! I don't see Black Opal that often, but I do have a grocery store that carries it.

  37. I so love the shade, its so pleasing to the eye :* :D



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