ColourPop Boba & Lunch Money Super Shock Cheeks

ColourPop Boba Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone true pink with golden highlights.” It’s a light-medium, cool-toned pink with lighter gold shimmer. Applied, the finish looks more like a luminous sheen than a frosted or overtly shimmery highlighter. This shade is more like a highlighting blush, as it gives color as well as highlights the skin. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and very blendable. On me, it wore well for eight hours before fading. MAC Please Yourself (LE, $27.00) is darker. MAC I’m a Lover (P, $23.50) is less shimmery. MAC Just a Wisp (P, $27.00) is lighter. Makeup Geek Head Over Heels (P, $9.99) is less shimmery. NARS Adelaide (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery. MAC Well Dressed (P, $21.00) is lighter. MAC Pearl Blossom (LE, $26.00) is lighter. Illamasqua Morale (P, $26.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Boba Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Boba
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
94%
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ColourPop Fruit Stand, Fox, Tonic Super Shock Cheeks

ColourPop Fruit Stand Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “neon red orange in a matte finish.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark coral-red with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage applied with fingertips, in line with the formula’s description, while brush application gave you better control and sheerer coverage so it could be built up or sheered out, depending on your needs. The texture was smooth but slightly drier, but it blends out fairly easily on the skin. On my normal-to-dry skin, it lasted for nine hours. Colour Pop Ex (LE, $5.00) is lighter. MAC Secret Admirer (LE, $22.00) is pinker. Colour Pop Erotic (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker. Surratt Beauty Ponceau (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, pinker. MAC Hi Jinks! (LE, $22.00) is lighter. NARS Siam (P, $39.00) is darker, brighter. theBalm Pie (P) is glossier. theBalm Cobbler (P) is darker. Chanel Intonation (69) (LE, $38.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Fruit Stand Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Fruit Stand
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
91%
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Charlotte Tilbury Beach Sticks

Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick ($45.00 for 0.23 oz.) is supposed to be a multi-tasking product that can be used on lips and cheeks, and the formula says it will hydrate the skin and uses ceramidone that acts like a “poly-filler to refill and plump the skin.” From the description, it sounds like these are a “natural flush,” so not fully opaque coverage but some color. As you might expect, the product performs better on the cheeks than on the lips, though I wasn’t overly impressed with it as a cream blush either. As a blush, it must be applied directly from the tube in order to achieve any visible color; using fingertips, most of the color adhered to the fingertip rather than transferring onto the skin, and with a brush, the formula seemed streaky and very, very sheer and difficult to build up intensity. This meant it wasn’t ideal for applying over a base, as the consistency isn’t so creamy that hardly any pressure is used, so it ended up moving my foundation if I used it over a blush (but I tested longevity on bare skin). Once on, it dries down to a semi-dewy finish; it’s not really shiny or wet-looking, but it’s not matte and never fully sets in place, so the wear time was six hours or less as a blush. As a lip product, they’re just drier in feel, though they weren’t as drying as I expected given how parched they make my lips look. It’s a lip product that really needs a topper, be it lip balm or gloss, to smooth out the lips–the Beach Stick on tended to emphasize the texture of the natural lip, giving it that drier, parched appearance. They yielded more color payoff as a lip product than the cheek (they seem to adhere better).

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Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick
Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick Es Vedra
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Product
6.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6.5
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
73%
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ColourPop Tasty Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Tasty Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “candy coloured coral with multi-dimensional pink and copper duochrome.” It’s a slightly muted, medium orange with a pink to gold shimmer-sheen. Colour Pop Bonus (P, $8.00) has a similar color but is matte. NARS Frenzy (Right) (P) is more shimmery, lighter, powder. Makeup Geek Summer Fling (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, powder. MAC Modern Mandarin (P, $21.00) is darker, powder. Sleek MakeUP Pink Mint (P, $6.99) is powder. Fyrinnae Nordic Angel (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, powder. Chanel Presage (62) (LE, $38.00) is brighter, less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Tasty Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Tasty
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
96%

theBalm Balm Desert Bronzer/Blush

theBalm Balm Desert Bronzer/Blush ($21.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy brown with warm undertones and a luminous finish. Guerlain #02 (P, $53.00) is warmer. Chanel Jersey (80) (P, $45.00) is lighter. Makeup Geek Infatuation (P, $9.99) is lighter, warmer. Chanel Cheeky (79) (LE, $38.00) is a cream product. Charlotte Tilbury The Climax (P, $40.00) is brighter, warmer. Chanel Accent (84) (LE, $45.00) is more shimery. NARS Douceur (P, $30.00) is lighter. MAC Stylish Me (LE, $21.00) is darker. MAC Peachtwist (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. bareMinerals The Close Call (P, $22.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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theBalm Balm Desert Bronzer/Blush
theBalm Bronzer/Blush Balm Desert
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
92%

ColourPop Highly Waisted Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Highly Waisted Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “soft golden peach with pink and gold duochrome.” It’s a light-medium, yellowed peach with pink and gold shimmer that shifts to a distinct pearly pink sheen when the light catches the cheekbones just-so. Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #4 (LE, $55.00) is pinker. Becca Opal (P, $38.00) lacks the duochrome. NARS Jubilation (Right) (P) is darker, no duochrome. MAC Uplifting (LE, $27.00) is similar in color and finish but doesn’t have the same pink tint. Becca Guava/Moonstone (P, $27.00) is darker, no duochrome. MAC Fairly Precious (LE, $30.00) is more frosted, but it has a slight pink tone to it that makes it one of the more similar shades, though it isn’t a duochrome either. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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ColourPop Highly Waisted Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek Highly Waisted
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
93%