Super Shock Cheek Satin Blush
ColourPop's Super Shock Cheek – Satin Blush has a unique cream-mousse texture, applies evenly, and is available in an array of beautiful, natural shades. It earns our highest rating for its radiant finish, buildability, and fragrance-free formula.
Super Shock Cheek – Satin Blush comes in a white plastic pot with a clear screw-top. Inside is a blush with a unique hybrid cream-mousse texture. ColourPop suggests applying their blushes with your finger and if you do, you'll notice its texture in the pan feels spongy. It feels almost damp to the touch but dries to a nice powder-like finish, and lasts 8-10 hours before fading slightly to a lighter stain.
The intensity of the blushes vary slightly by shade, but most are semi-sheer to semi-opaque and build easily. They have an almost dewy finish; any shimmer is so finely milled that it fails to look tacky or glittery and instead lends a glowy, lit-from-within sheen to cheeks.
Method of application plays a larger-than-usual role in how each color looks on skin. If you use your fingers, the blush goes on more pigmented and opaque. If you choose a brush, while still very pigmented, you'll get a more natural, diffused look. We suggest a duo-fiber stippling brush or another face brush that's densely packed; a fluffier blush brush can take some time to build to the desired color.
ColourPop scored a slam-dunk with their Super Shock Cheek – Satin Blush. Its unique texture lends to its ability to both build and blend, providing a beautiful, long-lasting flush to cheeks in a shade range that presents beautiful options for all skin tones.
- Deposits beautiful color with semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage (depending on the shade and method of application).
- Lasts 8-10 hours without fading.
- Easily buildable but also sheers out nicely.
- Fragrance free.
If you havent heard of the makeup brand ColourPop yet, chances are you will soon. A favorite of beauty bloggers and fashion columnists, this Los Angeles-based makeup company has made a splash thanks to its seemingly endless offering of color products, bargain prices, and savvy use of social media. The brand certainly captured our attention, and we were glad it did!
ColourPops sticking point is that the brand is something of an enigma in this age of instant information; very little is known about its owners and origins, save that its parent company is a brand called Seed Beauty. We also know that all aspects of its production are centered in the Los Angeles area (which is why the brand claims its turnaround in creating new products can be as short as a month).
At the time of this writing, ColourPop's focus is strictly on makeup, particularly eye, lip, and cheek-area products (there are no complexion products yet, like foundation). ColourPop's chief claim to fame, according to its website, is that it offers luxury formulas at prices that wont break the bank. For the most part that description is, pardon the pun, right on the money!
The brands signature products are their Super Shock Shadows, which feature a bouncy cream/powder texture, and as a whole perform brilliantly with an impressive color payoff, great wear, and a price that's right around $5 each. ColourPop also does well with its Super Shock Cheek blushes and highlighters, which have the same distinctive texture as the shadows.
Despite our obvious enthusiasm, not to say every product from ColourPop is top-tier. While most of its lip products are good, there are a few that didn't apply evenly and had haphazard performance. Overall though, this is a line that has quite a bit to offer, and with the biggest ticket item costing only $8, most can afford to try a few different options to see what they like best, and you're highly likely to find some bona-fide beauty bargains that outperform much more expensive makeup.
Note: The company does not provide a phone number on their website, but they do provide an email address and promise to reply to messages within 2 business days.
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