A Smile and a Song
ColourPop A Smile and a Song Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter) ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a soft, light gold with warm, yellow undertones and a shiny, metallic finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage when applied with fingertips, while more medium, buildable coverage was achievable by using a stippling brush to apply. I had no trouble applying the highlighter on bare skin or over liquid foundation (even when set with powder) for a smooth, even application that didn’t disturb what was underneath it. The consistency was smooth, lightweight, and emollient without being too slippery or too wet. It dried down to a powder-like finish and stayed on well for 10 hours before fading slightly.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$10.00/0.15 oz. - $66.67 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to have "buildable" coverage and can be applied with fingertips (which will yield "higher coverage") or a brush (for sheerer coverage). It's a cream-based product that has a subtle, "wet" feel to it but never has the thickness of a true cream-based blush.
It goes on with the smoothness of a cream formulation but diffuses and blends (without lifting up one's base) more like a powder product. The product sets to a powder finish, so the product won't slide around during the day.
On me, the wear tends to be between eight and 10 hours. Most shades have medium, buildable pigmentation with some being semi-opaque to opaque on occasion. They are typically blendable, easy to use, and long-wearing.
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Dimethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Isopropyl Myristate, Phenoxyethanol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propylene Carbonate, Tin Oxide, Alumina; MAY CONTAIN: Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 (CI 15985).
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