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Sephora I’m Shocked (09) Colorful Blush

Sephora I'm Shocked (09) Colorful Blush
Sephora I’m Shocked (09) Colorful Blush

Sephora I’m Shocked (09) Colorful Blush ($15.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “flashy fuchsia.” It’s a right, brightened fuchsia-magenta with strong, cool undertones and a satin sheen. Colour Pop Pie (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Homie (DC, $8.00) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Pegacorn (DC, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Bright Pink (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Savage (P) is lighter, less shimmery (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Se Pomponner (P, $32.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC This Could Be Fun (LE, $22.00) is more muted (90% similar). LORAC Unashamed (LE) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Electro (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Rose #3 (P) is warmer, more muted (90% similar). MAC Full Fuchsia (P, $22.00) is warmer, more muted, darker (85% similar). MAC Saucy Miss (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Coeur Battant (LE, $30.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Colorful Blush formula is supposed to be long-wearing, buildable, and have a lightweight texture. My experience with the formula has shown that they’re soft, lightly powdery at times (some are worse than others) with semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage that blends fairly well and lasts seven to eight hours. There is some variance between shades, but there are some gems in the range. I’m Shocked is easily the most pigmented and intense shade that I’ve come across in the Colorful Blush line-up. It had semi-opaque to opaque coverage, but it was a harder blush to sheer out unless used with a very feathery brush and light touch. The texture was firm without being dry or powdery, while the blush blended out without too much trouble, it isn’t foolproof. It has a natural finish where it doesn’t read shimmery on the skin, but it doesn’t have a flat, matte finish either. It wore for nine hours before fading on me.

Sephora Colorful Blush I'm Shocked (09)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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Sephora Flirt It Up (06) Colorful Blush

Sephora Flirt It Up (06) Colorful Blush
Sephora Flirt It Up (06) Colorful Blush

Sephora Flirt It Up (06) Colorful Blush ($15.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brightened, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Deco (LE, $28.00) is cooler, more muted (95% similar). Tarte Smashing (LE, $28.00) is warmer, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Melt Into Spring (LE) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Crave (LE, $28.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). MAC Hipness (LE, $22.00) is warmer, more muted (90% similar). LORAC Technicolor (P, $22.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Tarte True Love (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Vibration (270) (P, $45.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Fearless (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #7 (LE) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced How Deep is Your Love? (P, $26.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Tarte Live (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Sweet Sweet Fantasy (LE, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $28.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Early Bird (DC, $8.00) is cooler (85% similar). NYX Pinched (P, $5.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). MAC Oh My! (LE, $22.00) is darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Colorful Blush formula is supposed to be long-wearing, buildable, and have a lightweight texture. My experience with the formula has shown that they’re soft, lightly powdery at times (some are worse than others) with semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage that blends fairly well and lasts seven to eight hours. There is some variance between shades, but there are some gems in the range. Flirt It Up had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation with a soft, silky texture that was just a smidgen powdery. It’s one of the brighter shades I’ve tried from the range, but it was still fairly blendable on the skin and diffused without a lot of work. The color lasted for seven and a half hours on me before fading.

Sephora Colorful Blush Flirt It Up (06)
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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Sephora Jubilant (21) Colorful Highlighter

Sephora Jubilant (21) Colorful Blush
Sephora Jubilant (21) Colorful Blush

Sephora Jubilant (21) Colorful Blush ($15.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brightened, light-medium yellow gold with warm, orange undertones and a frosted sheen. Colour Pop Electric Slide (DC, $8.00) is darker, more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Hot Sand (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pieno Sole (LE, $68.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Whisper of Gilt (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Oh, Darling! (LE, $30.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Glowing Nude (002) (LE, $58.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Golden (P, $12.99) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Shining Moment (LE, $26.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Warm Glow (Right) (P) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Sand Beige (13) (P, $55.00) is less pigmented, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Terracotta Sun in the City Illuminating Powder (LE, $70.00) is darker (90% similar). NYX Narcissistic (P, $9.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (P, $38.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Coup de Genie (P, $32.00) is cooler, less shimmery (85% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Golden (P, $12.99) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Snow Bunny (P) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). NARS Tribulation (LE, $30.00) is cooler, more muted, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Colorful Blush formula is supposed to be long-wearing, buildable, and have a lightweight texture. My experience with the formula has shown that they’re soft, lightly powdery at times (some are worse than others) with semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage that blends fairly well and lasts seven to eight hours. There is some variance between shades, but there are some gems in the range. Jubilant had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff that illuminated the skin with a luminous sheen that didn’t emphasize the skin’s natural texture or enlarge pores. For farier skin tones, this may work as a blushing highlighter, while darker skin tones may see more highlighting and light brightening. The powder had a smooth, soft-to-the-touch consistency that didn’t run powdery or dry, so it was nicely balanced and blended out beautifully. When I tested it for longevity, the blush/highlighter lasted for eight hours on me.

Sephora Colorful Blush Jubilant (21)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Sephora Love Sick (22) Colorful Blush

Sephora Love Sick (22) Colorful Blush
Sephora Love Sick (22) Colorful Blush

Sephora Love Sick (22) Colorful Blush ($15.00 for 0.12 oz.) is slightly muted, medium-dark pink with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. Tarte Ironic (LE, $28.00) is warmer, less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Night Fever & Hot Stuff (508) (P, $42.00) is lighter, more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Montage (LE, $28.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Red Water Lily (LE, $40.00) is brighter (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Matte Sweet Apple (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Sunset Beach (LE, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Rosewood (350) (P, $45.00) is cooler (90% similar). NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Peaches & Cream (LE, $22.00) is cooler, brighter (90% similar). Milani Tea Rose (08) (P, $8.99) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Love Affair (P, $9.99) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Rose (P, $26.00) is more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Hysterical (LE, $8.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Macaroon (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). NYX Desert Rose (P, $5.00) is brighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bicoastal (Bottom) (LE) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Bite Beauty Papaya (P, $24.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). NARS Impudique (LE, $30.00) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Colorful Blush formula is supposed to be long-wearing, buildable, and have a lightweight texture. My experience with the formula has shown that they’re soft, lightly powdery at times (some are worse than others) with semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage that blends fairly well and lasts seven to eight hours. There is some variance between shades, but there are some gems in the range. Love Sick leans slightly cooler-toned, but on my warmer skin tone, it looks a lot warmer applied to my face as blush, but I fully expect it to be truer-to-color on those with neutral or cooler undertones. The texture was soft, smooth, fairly blendable while having buildable coverage that went from semi-sheer to mostly opaque with two to three layers. There’s a very subtle sheen to the finish, especially as it is worked into the skin, but it doesn’t look shimmery–more like a natural finish that looks like skin. It wore well for eight and a half hours on my normal-to-dry skin.

Sephora Colorful Blush Love Sick (22)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Sephora Fiji (25) Colorful Contour

Sephora Fiji (25) Colorful Blush
Sephora Fiji (25) Colorful Blush

Sephora Fiji (25) Colorful Blush ($15.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a softened, medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a fine, gold shimmer-sheen. Marc Jacobs Beauty Close-Up #3 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Jolie (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Delicates (LE, $35.50) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Los Cabos (24) (P, $14.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Spice (LE) is warmer, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Paradise Cove (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave Princess (P) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Contour (LE) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Tarte Social Butterfly (LE, $28.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Colorful Blush formula is supposed to be long-wearing, buildable, and have a lightweight texture. My experience with the formula has shown that they’re soft, lightly powdery at times (some are worse than others) with semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage that blends fairly well and lasts seven to eight hours. There is some variance between shades, but there are some gems in the range. As described, Fiji is a buildable shade from semi-sheer to mostly opaque coverage (two to three layers, and it doesn’t look like you’ve over-applied powder) with a soft, very lightly powdery consistency, that is blendable on the skin without emphasizing pores. The shimmer is noticeable but flatters the skin by giving it a lovely sheen. If you like your contour to have some shimmer, it could certainly be used as a contour on some skin tones, but it seems more like a traditional bronzing shade. On me, it wore well for eight hours before fading slightly.

Sephora Colorful Blush Fiji (25)
Fiji (25)
Fiji (25)
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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5 Faves: Summertime Coppers

Copper is a great color for summer and fall (though surely you can wear it any time of the year!), but it has a brightness and often comes in a more shimmery finish so it gives off that summer vibe while the reddish tones read autumnal as well. Here are a few summer favorites:

  1. Sephora Sly as a Fox — a matte copper eyeliner
  2. MAC Coppering — a shimmery, copper eyeshadow
  3. Becca Songbird — a luminous coppery blush
  4. NYX Wrath — a metallic copper lipstick
  5. Make Up For Ever D708 Pinky Copper — a lighter copper eyeshadow

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