ColourPop Aphrodisiac Super Shock Cheek Review, Photos, Swatches

ColourPop Aphrodisiac Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Aphrodisiac Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Aphrodisiac Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “soft beige brown in a matte finish.” It’s a muted, medium brown with subtle, warm undertones and a satiny sheen. Urban Decay Video (P, $26.00) is a powder. MAC Scone (LE, $25.00) is a powder, darker, less shimmery. Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE) is a powder, warmer. MAC Liberating (LE, $21.00) is a powder. IT Cosmetics Warm Radiance (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, powder. Surratt Beauty Grisaille (P, $32.00) is cooler-toned, powder. MAC Bronzer (LE, $30.00) is lighter, powder. MAC Aphroditeโ€™s Shell (LE, $33.00) is warmer, powder. MAC Sculpt (P, $16.50) is darker, matte, powder. NARS Paloma Contour (P) is powder. Kevyn Aucoin Natura (P) is rosier, powder. Tom Ford Beauty Terra (P, $65.00) is lighter, warmer, powder. NARS Madly (P, $30.00) is powder, darker. MAC Harmony (P, $21.00) is more matte, darker, powder. Burberry Earthy (P, $42.00) is rosier, darker, powder. bareMinerals The Close Call (P, $22.00) is pinker, powder. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The Super Shock Cheek formula is a cream-based product that feels more like a clay texture, as it malleable without feeling really emollient or creamy like a traditional cream blush. It has a velvety, thinner consistency that goes on the skin more like a powder, but it has the superior blendability of a cream. I like to apply it by skimming the edge of my fingertip across the skin with very light pressure, which distributes the color evenly while blending it simultaneously. I also like a duo fiber stippling brush and patting it in three or four pats across the cheek and then blending together. Despite this seeming to have a sheen, when applied, it looks mostly matte or “natural matte,” where skin looks like skin, rather than dull and flat, but it doesn’t really look shimmery or dewy. I think this could be used to contour on fairer complexions. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage with a brush, and mostly opaque coverage with a fingertip (which is in line with what the brand says). The blush wore well for nine hours on me.

Aphrodisiac
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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ColourPop Aphrodisiac Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Aphrodisiac Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Aphrodisiac Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Aphrodisiac Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Aphrodisiac Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Aphrodisiac Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Aphrodisiac Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Aphrodisiac Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Aphrodisiac Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Aphrodisiac Super Shock Cheek

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • ColourPop Flux
  • Beauty Call
  • Taco
  • Snapdragon
  • Truth Super Shock Shadows; L'Oreal True Teal Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Bite Beauty Pecan Lipstick (I think!)

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I’ve been all over cheek colours like this for the last 6 months. I’ve got Grisaille on the way and the vast majority of the comparison products in stash. I think I’m covered. I think. It’s rather like my taupe compulsion.

Love,love,love! Balances the eye look out so well too! Adding it to my next CouluorPop order list. I know I have said it before. But, ColourPop blushes are quickly becoming one of my favorite blushes!

I’m so glad you’re able to work with them now, Nicole!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I feel like there is a learning curve to application, but they’re really great once you figure out the technique that works for you!

What a pretty and natural looking shade. I have only tried Rain so far but I am really impressed so I am looking forward to getting some more colors!

I didn’t read this properly at first, and thought it was an eye shadow, haha! So when I scrolled through and saw the photo of your eye shadow I was like, where’s the brown? Then I went back and re-read it. Can I say that I love your eye shadow colors here? Just beautiful and so fun for spring/summer/anytime-because-why-not. This cheek color is very pretty on you and looks natural. Sometimes I steer away from shades like this because it looks like dirt on my face, but your review of this one makes it seem like it’d be okay for a pale girl like me! Happy Saturday to you. ๐Ÿ™‚

Hmm.. I wonder if I am fair enough to use this as a contour stage. I am N2 in the L’oreal Tru Match line. Are there any other shades in the line that would be useful for cream contouring?

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