Colour Pop Winging It Pressed Powder Face Duo ($16.00 for 0.50 oz.) contains a shimmering, cooler pink highlighter paired with a bright lavender blush. I loved the way this duo came together–there was enough difference in depth where they could be used in different proportions to create a few different types of gradients. Both shades were nice with respect to how much pigmentation they were supposed to have, and they were easy to apply and lasted well, though the highlighter did emphasize skin texture as it was quite intense.
Swirl is a brighter, light-medium pink with subtle, cooler undertones with a metallic finish. It had opaque color payoff in a single layer with a smooth, almost cream-like texture that was denser but not stiff to work with, so I had no trouble picking up product on my brush and applying it evenly to my cheek bones. The powder blended out with ease and had a very strong sheen, which I did find emphasized my skin’s natural texture somewhat. When worn at lower coverage, it did not emphasize my skin’s texture. It wore well for almost nine hours on me before fading slightly.
- Pretty Vulgar Lilac Lust (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar).
- Stila Queen (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
- Urban Decay Disco Queen (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).
- MAC Anarchista (PiP, $34.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
- Too Faced Plumagranate (Highlighter) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
- Kat Von D Roseshock (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
- Kevyn Aucoin Ibiza (Right) (PiP, $44.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar).
$8.00/0.23 oz. - $34.78 Per Ounce
The powder highlighter is supposed to have a "high-shine" finish with "high colour intensity." In general, ColourPop's pressed highlighter powders have a smooth, moderately dense texture that was soft enough to be picked up easily by a brush but not kick up any powder in the pan. The formula was semi-opaque to opaque but easily sheered out for less shine and coverage if desired. There were a few shades within the range that emphasized my skin's natural texture slightly but most did not. The wear ranged from seven and a half hours to nine hours.
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Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethiconol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Carmine (CI 75470), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
Whirl is a bright, medium lavender with warmer, pink undertones and a soft, satiny finish. The texture was soft, silky, and smooth with a touch of powderiness in the pan. It had medium, buildable pigmentation (up to opaque with three layers) that blended out nicely on the skin. The finish yielded a subtle, smooth sheen the more I blended and worked the powder on my skin. It lasted well for eight and a half hours on me before I noticed any fading.
- MAC Azalea Blossom (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
- Makeup Geek Secret Admirer (DC, $9.99) is less shimmery (90% similar).
- Sephora Over the Moon (14) (DC, $14.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar).
- MAC Unicorn Dust (LE, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar).
- Makeup Geek Secret Admirer (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).
- Clinique Pansy Pop (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar).
- MAC Full of Joy (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
- Colour Pop Rain (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar).
- Viseart Violet #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar).
$8.00/0.21 oz. - $38.10 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to go on "smoothly" and have a "natural and healthy flush" that has "long wear" and "can be layered to your desired intensity." It is a lightly to moderately powdery powder blush with semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable color payoff. The consistency has a drier, thinner feel and though it feels silky to the touch, I found it the type of powder blush can be tricky to blend out evenly on the skin, depending on one's skin type or base preferences. The drier the skin/base, the better the formula would blend, but any natural oils or slip caused the blush to go on unevenly and was difficult to blend out. The wear was between seven and eight hours on me on average.
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Talc, Nylon-12, Distarch Phosphate, Magnesium Myristate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Silica, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Caprylyl Glycol, Octocrylene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Mica (CI 77019), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007).