ColourPop Cruel Intentions, Never Been Kissed, Girl Power Super Shock Cheeks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

ColourPop Cruel Intentions Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Cruel Intentions Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Cruel Intentions Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “warm rose.” It’s a lightly brightened, medium pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had buildable coverage, and it applied with the most pigmentation with fingertips (exactly as described), but I had no problems using a stippling brush and using two layers for color. The texture was lightweight and blended out easily, more like a powder in that respect, and it wore for nine and a half hours on me. MAC Happy-Go-Rosy (P, $29.00) is brighter (95% similar). Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $29.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Genius (LE, $29.00) is glossier (95% similar). Tarte Ironic (LE, $29.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Your Love is King (P, $26.00) is brighter (90% similar). NARS Angel Pride IV (LE, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Fetching (LE, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #310 HD Blush (DC, $26.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Chanel Rosewood (350) (P, $45.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Dior Miss (047) (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Wicked (P, $60.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Does This Thing Really Work? (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Tweed Evanescent (130) (LE, $45.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Decked Out (LE, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Lovable (LE, $29.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Decked Out (LE, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Mistress (LE, $7.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (90% similar). NYX Peach (DC, $5.00) is brighter (90% similar). Chanel Crescendo (250) (LE, $45.00) is lighter (90% similar). ILIA Before Today (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Never Been Kissed Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “dusty coral.” It’s a muted, medium coral with a hint of pink and warm undertones paired with a matte finish. The texture was smooth, blendable, and felt like a powder as soon as it hit the skin. The color payoff was buildable, just as described by the brand, and you’ll get the most opaque coverage with fingertips while brushes will yield less coverage, but the payoff is buildable in two to three layers. This shade wore for nine hours before fading on me. NARS Savage (P, $30.00) is cooler (95% similar). Milani Coral Cove (05) (P, $8.99) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Coral (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). KIKO 107 Tomato (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Foschia Rosa (430) (P, ) is cooler (85% similar). Chanel Intonation (69) (DC, $38.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Duo N. 02 (Bottom) (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Malice (71) (P, $45.00) is more shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Anastasia Desert (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Edward Bess Secret Affair (P, $43.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Clinique Ginger Pop (01) (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Ex (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Dixie (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Autoerotique (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #410 HD Blush (DC, $26.00) is glossier (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Brillante Idée (P, $32.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Pinch Me (P, $24.00) is more muted (90% similar). Viseart Orange #3 (PiP, ) is brighter (90% similar). Smashbox Geranium (LE, ) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #7 (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Girl Power Super Shock Pressed Pigments ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “bright red orange.” It’s an intense, medium-dark orange with warm red undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a smooth, blendable texture. It is a Pressed Pigment, and they are “not intended for use in the immediate eye area.” I’ve tested and used it as a blush, where it performed well–it blended out without issue and lasted for nine and a half hours. Sephora Oh My Gosh (10) (P, $14.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Tonic (P, $8.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Squint (LE, $5.00) is brighter (95% similar). NYX Cinnamon (DC, $5.00) is less pigmented (95% similar). Maybelline Coral Burst (LE, $5.99) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). theBalm Swiss Dot (P, $22.00) is more muted (90% similar). Make Up For Ever B402 (P, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Rotonde (LE, $41.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Ginger Peach (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Optimistic Orange (LE, $21.00) is glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Bang (DC, $26.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Main Chick (P, $7.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #515 HD Blush (DC, $26.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop She's in Bold (LE, $8.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Exhibit A (P, $30.00) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Get Leid (P, $8.00) is lighter (80% similar). Flesh Beauty Fever (P, $26.00) is more muted, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

All three shades are limited edition and will launch on August 27th with ColorPop’s fall collection.

Cruel Intentions
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Never Been Kissed
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Girl Power
Girl Power
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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ColourPop Cruel Intentions Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Cruel Intentions Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Cruel Intentions Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Cruel Intentions Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Cruel Intentions Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Cruel Intentions Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Cruel Intentions Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Cruel Intentions Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Cruel Intentions Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Cruel Intentions Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Never Been Kissed Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Never Been Kissed Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Never Been Kissed Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Never Been Kissed Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Never Been Kissed Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Never Been Kissed Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Never Been Kissed Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Never Been Kissed Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Never Been Kissed Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Never Been Kissed Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Girl Power Super Shock Pressed Pigments
ColourPop Girl Power Super Shock Pressed Pigments

ColourPop Girl Power Super Shock Pressed Pigments
ColourPop Girl Power Super Shock Pressed Pigments

ColourPop Girl Power Super Shock Pressed Pigments
ColourPop Girl Power Super Shock Pressed Pigments

ColourPop Girl Power Super Shock Pressed Pigments
ColourPop Girl Power Super Shock Pressed Pigments

ColourPop Girl Power Super Shock Pressed Pigments
ColourPop Girl Power Super Shock Pressed Pigments

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Giorgio Armani Luxe is More
  • Sephora Cookie Eyeliner
On cheeks:
  • ColourPop Crunch Lippie Stix

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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Just as I suspected, I love them all! ColourPop’s blush formula is a favorite for me. I have dupes for all 3 . But, I love the formula. So, I’m going to try to snag all. Any word on a release date?

Thank you! That’s Thursday…Oh geez their site may crash! I’m going to have to look at this like the Sephora Epic Rewards thing. I have a feeling this collection will go fast and they don’t stock real well. They do tend to restock though.

Gorgeousness! Girl Power looks too intense for me, but I’d rock the other two.

The Degree Deodorant ad keeps popping up on the bottom of the screen, and covering the bottom of posts, making them difficult to read. I’m using Google Chrome for a browser. I’m having to run Ad-Block to keep it out of the way, but I wanted to let ads run on this site.

What device?

We are in the process of having some removed, but I have been fighting with my ad network over it for two weeks now and I know that they’re not finished removing some from rotation yet, but it depends on the device, not the browser.

Good luck, Christine! The ads are overrunning your blog. There are even ads on top of ads. Today, there was a Target ad banner on top of the NRG banner. As I mentioned when I emailed you about the craziness, I’m reading your blog on an iPad. It’s really out of control 🙁

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Interesting you have 3 blushes. all the other reviews I’ve seen they were sent 2 but now you have a third color to add to the list. they are gorgeous colors!

Blonde moment! Nevermind. Other reviewers have it categorized with the eye shadows. I hope they realize it’s not for the eye.

Cruel Intentions will be mine! Probably will get Never Been Kissed, too. All 3 shades look just right in the pigmentation department for a 90’s cheek color, as cheeks back then typically were a natural looking flush thing, if one wore blush. But these DO still POP, though softer.

Oh, I thought Girl Power would be a good dupe for Chanel’s Rouge-gorge, I didn’t realize it was a pressed pigment and not an eyeshadow. Bummer!

Girl Power looks so nice on you, Christine!

I have to order some stuff from ColourPop. It’s so refreshing to see such good quality from a bargain brand!

Hey, I’m not sure i totally understand about the pressed pigment thing. Is it just a term that has been ‘reserved’ for meaning ‘not necessarily eye safe?’ Are specific chemicals or pigments implicated? Does it have anything to do with the common color sensitivities, like carmine, being included? This reminds me of hair versus fur on dogs, that people insist with authority + when I ask the vet, it’s usually a crock. The term ‘pressed pigment’ has become a buzzword that seems to be defined differently by different companies. ‘Pressed pigment’ seems to have no reliability or validity.

I don’t think there is a standard associated with it – there are certain dyes, typically red, that are usually found in these types of products, but it is rare that a brand actually specifically states why it is or isn’t eye safe.

I like all of them. If I had to pick one it would be Girl Power, and with that I go against my usual favourite cool toned blushes. It’s just so pretty!

I’m so tempted just because of the names!

By the way, is there any place we can edit our reviews? I posted one, but then saw that my Mac had autocorrected “undereye” to “underage,” and I can’t figure out how to revise.

There’s not, mostly because we approve comments and I’m not sure we can re-approve if you edit (we’ve never allowed people to edit their comments) but you can always write me and let me know and I can manually edit it 🙂

when I think about pressed pigments I always thought about eyeshadows so this is a surprise to me when it only use as blush.how much different between this pressed pigments blush and shock cheek blushes?

Oh my dogs….those look so incredibly gorgeous swatched on the skin…..I can just imagine how *smoothly* they apply…..I’m getting excited just imagining putting these on! Never Been Kissed reminds me very much of a limited edition Dior blush/bronzer quad I got a few years back that makes me weak in the knees every time I look at it. It’s that beautiful! And so is the Color Pop dupe for it!

Filling up another basket immediately…..early xmas shopping for myself, that’s my excuse 🙂

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