ColourPop Bonus Super Shock Cheek Review, Photos, Swatches

ColourPop Bonus Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Bonus Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Bonus Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone true peach in a matte finish.” It’s a brightened pop of orange with warm, reddish undertones and a very fine gold micro-shimmer. Colour Pop Tonic (P, $8.00) is darker. NARS Frenzy (Right) (P) is more shimmery, powder. Guerlain Petrouchka #9 (LE) is a powder, darker, redder. Makeup Geek Summer Fling (P, $9.99) is powder. MAC Ocean City (LE, $32.00) is redder, powder. NARS Exumas (P, $39.00) is similar. theBalm Swiss Dot (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted, powder. Illamasqua Expose (P, $26.00) is darker, powder. Chanel Frivole (P, $45.00) is darker, powder. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The Super Shock Cheek formula is supposed to offer buildable coverage that is most intense when applied with fingertips and sheerer when applied with a stippling or duo fiber brush. It is a cream-based blush that feels more like a kind of clay, as it will indent if you press it, and you can almost mold it into a shape, if desired, so it’s not as emollient or as wet as your typical cream blush. It tends to look, feel, and behave more like a powder blush when applied to the skin, as there is no slip, but it is blendable and diffuses easily across the skin. For the easiest, quickest application, I’ve had the best luck applying with fingertips and merely skimming the side of the fingertip pad across the cheeks, which gives color and spreads it out well without disturbing base products. If you need more intensity, tap the color into place and then lightly skim on top. I also like using a stippling brush, which works just fine for my medium coloring with the medium to dark-hued shades and doesn’t feel like it takes forever to build by any means. Bonus had good color payoff that was buildable from semi-sheer to fully opaque (about two layers, depending on how heavy-handed you are). It wore well for ten hours before fading slightly.

Bonus

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9.5
Product
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Pigmentation
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Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
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ColourPop Bonus Super Shock Cheek
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ColourPop Bonus Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Bonus Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Bonus Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Bonus Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Bonus Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Bonus 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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It does Christine. I would love to se a post on how you put your looks together.I really struggle with what lip and blush to wear with a certain eye look and often I will wind up wearing the same ones over and over. That would help me a ton! 🙂

I like! I have Tonic on my list. Tough choice. But, at $8 I may wind up with both! These orangey/peachy shades tend to be my go to cheek choice. I am loving ColourPops blushes. I think they are going to be great for the summer heat and humidity!

I know. I like to get the color on with my fngertips and then use a stippling brush to lightly go over it a bit. I love how it comes out looking like a sheen of color. I’m so happy they are so inexpensive because I have been spending way too much with the Sephora sale and Tom Ford summer collection! Time to start a low-buy soon! LOL

I forgot to mention your amazing eye look that I noticed before the blush,lol! I actually ordered these shadows in my last order along with the “in the Bloom” set ( I think that is the correct name).It should arrive today or tomorrow I hope. I am filing this one in my memory to try to recreate! So springy and summery-just fun!

Put it on the list……… I was going to get Tonic but this one looks easier to work with and easier to pull off. Not sure if I still want Tonic (kinda do, let’s be honest).

I just put in my first ColourPop order last week! I didn’t get any blushes in that order, but I’m definitely thinking about trying some out soon. With the price points of its products and free shipping after $30 it’s really hard to say no to this brand.

Beautiful color, and I like the touch of gold shimmer. I think I like this a little better than Tonic.

I love your face look here. I wish I could pull of the powder-blue eyeshadows as well as you do.

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