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ColourPop Only a Flush Cheek Palette Evaluation & Swatches

Just a flush

ColourPop Just a Flush 4-Pan Cheek Palette ($ 18.00 for 0.3 oz.) Is a lighter shade that includes a cream-to-powder highlighter, powder bronzer, and two powder blushes. The highlighter performed the best for me, while the blushes could be better blended / easier to work with, especially on bare skin.

In my experience, ColourPop’s powder blush formula has a really smooth, silky consistency that can be more powdery (which helps make it more buildable) at times accentuating the dryness of my skin. I found this to be true to varying degrees with these as they were a little thin and flat and not always as easy to apply as I would expect.

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So healthy

So healthy is a light gold with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had a semi-opaque paint cover that was applied with the fingertip and a semi-transparent buildable cover that was applied with a dab brush. The texture was smooth, pliable, and wet to the touch, but as soon as it came in contact with my skin it became more powdery. This shade can be easily applied to bare skin and foundation. It took a good nine hours before something faded.

  • ColourPop Double Down (LE, $ 8.00) is cooler (95% similar).
  • MAC Wonder Who (LE,) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • MAC Gleam Sheen (PiP,) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Tarte Daylight (LE,) is less shimmering, cooler (90% similar).
  • Tarte Gator Wings (LE,) is shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Golden Wonder (P, $ 9.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • LORAC Daylight (P, $ 23.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Milani Pearl (PiP,) is shimmering, cooler (90% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Ozone (P, $ 26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Light (01) (P, $ 38.00) is darker (90% similar).

Feisty Much

Feisty Much is a very light brown with soft, warm golden undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, moderately powdery, but had medium buildable pigmentation so it was difficult to apply too heavily. The color is best applied to dry / dull skin, e.g. powdered skin, as it is difficult to spread and blend on bare skin. It wore well for seven and a half hours before it visibly faded.

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  • MAC Baby Girl (LE, $ 28.00) is shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Opening Act (LE, $ 8.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Tan-tastic (Trio) (P, $ 49.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • LYS Beauty Motivate (P, $ 18.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Medium (2) (P, $ 55.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • NARS Vallarta (P, $ 38.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Hourglass Eternal Bronze Light (LE, $ 52.00) is more shimmery, darker, and cooler (90% similar).
  • Dior Light Bronze (02) (P, $ 48.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Sephora Los Cabos (P, $ 17.00) is lighter and warmer (90% similar).
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Queen’s Land (LE, $ 4.99) is shimmery, darker, and warmer (90% similar).

Formula overview

$ 8.00 / 0.25 oz. – $ 32.00 per ounce

ColourPop’s Pressed Powder Bronzer should have a “super velvety-soft” feeling that gives a “naturally tanned sheen”. No coverage was mentioned, but the brand’s promotional samples showed full coverage. The bronzers had a soft, silky texture that was slightly powdery in the pan but was easy to apply, blended well, and felt good against the skin. Most shades appeared to have a semi-matte to silky finish, which helped them slide on the skin and appear more natural (in the finish). The wear and tear ranged from eight to eight and a half hours on me.

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Simply cheeky

Simply cheeky is a very pale pink with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had a medium, buildable color release, paired with a soft, silky-smooth consistency that was a little thin and a little powdery. The formula almost “clumps” together when brushed with your fingers, but it feels more airy, which is picked up very well with a blusher brush.

While I have problems with this formula at times, I found this particular shade to blend better than most of the others. It lasted a good seven and a half hours before it faded a little.

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Formula overview

$ 8.00 / 0.13 oz. – $ 61.54 per ounce

The formula is said to have a “gentle” effect and a “natural and healthy flush” that has a “long shelf life” and “can be layered in the desired intensity”. It is a light to moderately powdery powder blush with a semi-transparent to semi-opaque, buildable color gradient. The consistency feels drier, thinner, and although it feels silky, I found that it can be difficult to evenly distribute the type of powder blush on the skin, depending on your skin type or base preferences. The drier the skin / base, the better the formula would blend, but natural oils or slips made the blush remain uneven and difficult to blend. The average wearing time for me was between seven and eight hours.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Blush samples.

Cheeky pants

Cheeky pants is a muted, medium pink with neutral to warm undertones and a matte finish. It looked cooler in the pan than the powder (both stronger and then applied to my skin, I would expect the latter to be more warm due to my skin tone and undertone).

The texture was smooth, thin, and a little powdery, but a less dense brush picked up the product evenly and set it down pretty well. I think the formula is more sticky, especially when natural oil or moisture is present (whether from the skin or from basic products), so for me it is best blended over powdered skin.

The blush had a medium buildable color coverage that was as marketed. It took me eight hours before it visibly faded.

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  • Kevyn Aucoin Pink Sand # 2 (PiP,) is shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Hourglass Surreal Effect (LE, $ 40.00) is shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Enchanted Mirror (LE, $ 8.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Swirled (PiP, $ 8.00) is lighter and cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Catch My Vibe (P, $ 8.00) is cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Truffle Shuffle (LE, $ 8.00) is shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Makeup by Mario Mellow Mauve (P, $ 24.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Buxom Havana (P, $ 22.00) is shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Burberry First Love (LE, $ 68.00) is shimmery, lighter, and cooler (85% similar).
  • Zoeva PK030 (P,) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).

Formula overview

$ 8.00 / 0.13 oz. – $ 61.54 per ounce

The formula is said to have a “gentle” effect and a “natural and healthy flush” that has a “long shelf life” and “can be layered in the desired intensity”. It is a light to moderately powdery powder blush with a semi-transparent to semi-opaque, buildable color gradient. The consistency feels drier, thinner, and although it feels silky, I found that it can be difficult to evenly distribute the type of powder blush on the skin, depending on your skin type or base preferences. The drier the skin / base, the better the formula would blend, but natural oils or slips made the blush remain uneven and difficult to blend. The average wearing time for me was between seven and eight hours.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Blush samples.

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