ColourPop Double Down Super Shock Cheek Highlighter Review & Swatches

1 of 6
ColourPop Double Down Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Double Down Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Double Down Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Double Down Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Double Down Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Double Down Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Double Down Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Double Down Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Double Down Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Double Down Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Double Down Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Double Down Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Double Down Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Double Down Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Double Down Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Double Down Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Double Down Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Double Down Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)

Double Down

ColourPop Double Down Super Shock Cheek Highlighter ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a soft, very light gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation that was medium and buildable when applied with a brush and more opaque when applied with fingertips (as described). The texture felt smooth, lightly spongy, and slightly wet to the touch, which made it easy to apply and diffuse on the skin without it lifting the base or emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. This shade was one of the more reflective shades I’ve come across in the brand’s range. The color stayed on well for 10 hours on me.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$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.

Browse all of our ColourPop Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter) swatches.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Isopropyl Myristate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propylene Carbonate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Double Down

LELimited Edition. $10.00.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Liquid Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Melt Twenty Seven Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Perversion 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • Becca Beach Bum Glow Gloss

12 Comments

Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Comments on this post are closed.
Seraphine Avatar

I have only used powder highlighters, and I like to apply them as a last step on top of my setting powder. Can this wet formula be applied on top of setting powder? Or if applied on top of foundation and before powder, will setting powder affect it?

(Iโ€™m easily confused by cheek products that arenโ€™t powder!)

Ya-Lin Avatar

Would you say that this has a “glossy” effect on the skin? Or can you see any shimmer or glitter when applied? I tend to powder my face after foundation, will it layer well on top of powder? Thank you!!

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! ๐Ÿ™‚ If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!