ColourPop Avalon Super Shock Cheek Review, Photos, Swatches

ColourPop Avalon Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Avalon Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Avalon Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “true golden bronze with a pink duochrome finish.” It’s a medium-dark copper with warm, orange-red undertones and a frosted sheen that shifts from gold to pink subtly. Becca Blushed Copper (LE, $38.00) is a powder, redder. LORAC Unapologetic (LE) is a powder, less shimmery. Becca Papaya/Topaz (P, $27.00) is less shimmery. MAC Magnetic Appeal (LE, $30.00) is a powder. Too Faced Sun Bunny #1 (P) is a powder. Disney by Sephora Golden Sands (LE, $55.00) is yellower, powder. MAC Worldly Wealth (LE, $21.00) is similar. MAC Glorify (LE, $30.00) is slightly darker. Estee Lauder Topaz Chameleon (LE, $42.00) is less red-toned. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

This shade was richly pigmented and could easily be worn as a blush or bronzer, not just as a highlighter. If you apply it with a feathery or duo-fiber brush and a moderate hand, you can get subtle color out of it with a stronger sheen. It had a pearly sheen when blended out on the cheeks and only looks really metallic if left at full coverage; the more it gets buffed and blended, it becomes more luminous. It didn’t emphasize pores (it’s not going to camouflage them, though!), and the consistency was lightly creamy, smooth, and blendable. The color wore well for nine hours on me before fading.

Avalon

PPermanent. $10.00.
A+
A+
9.7
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.7
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

ColourPop Avalon Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Avalon Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Avalon Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Avalon Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Avalon Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Avalon Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Avalon Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Avalon Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Avalon Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Avalon Super Shock Cheek

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Charlotte Tilbury Norma Jean
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Bette
  • Mona Lisa
  • Veruschka
  • and Cleopatra Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadows
On lips:
  • Burberry Rose Blush (No. 89) Burberry Kisses Lip Colour

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Katherine T. Avatar

Nice for darker or warmer toned skin. And this would be great for travel since it can be used as bronzer, highlighter, and blush.

Chelsea Avatar

When you do a round up of all the highlighters, do you think you would be able to give recommendations based on skin color? Fair, light, medium and deep?

Ghost Avatar

Love this shade! Wore it twice and already dubbing it my personal favorite highlighter. It can be subtly placed for the front row to see, or really GLOW for the people in the back row, and added bonus that particular shade is vegan 🙂

Nancy T Avatar

Annnd… another one goes on my ColorPop wishlist!!! I absolutely LOVE the summery glow this brings to your face! So yes, I need Avalon! These highlighters seem to be consistently stunning and just perfect.

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