ColourPop Double Play Pressed Powder Face Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

01/06

Colour Pop Double Play Pressed Powder Face Duo
Colour Pop Double Play Pressed Powder Face Duo
Colour Pop Double Play Pressed Powder Face Duo
Colour Pop Double Play Pressed Powder Face Duo
Colour Pop Double Play Pressed Powder Face Duo
Colour Pop Double Play Pressed Powder Face Duo
Colour Pop Double Play Pressed Powder Face Duo
Colour Pop Double Play Pressed Powder Face Duo
Colour Pop Double Play Pressed Powder Face Duo
Colour Pop Double Play Pressed Powder Face Duo
Colour Pop Double Play Pressed Powder Face Duo
Colour Pop Double Play Pressed Powder Face Duo
Colour Pop Double Play Pressed Powder Face Duo
Colour Pop Double Play Pressed Powder Face Duo
Colour Pop Double Play Pressed Powder Face Duo
Colour Pop Double Play Pressed Powder Face Duo
Colour Pop Double Play Pressed Powder Face Duo
Colour Pop Double Play Pressed Powder Face Duo

Double Play

ColourPop Double Play Pressed Powder Face Duo ($16.00 for 0.52 oz.) features two large face powders–a blush and highlighter–housed in a cardboard palette with an interior mirror. The blush formula is supposed to have “long-wear” with a “soft” and “silky” feel that “can be layered for your desired intensity.” The highlighter formula is supposed to have “high-shine” with a “buttery-soft” feel that has “high colour intensity.” If you prefer your blushes buildable, then you might like the blush in this palette, but if you want true-to-pan color and coverage in one layer, I’d skip the duo. The highlighter had a more metallic finish with some sparkle but a lighter touch can get more subdued results.

In general, ColourPop’s powder blush formula is thinner and can feel a little dusty or powdery, depending on the shade, and has sheerer, more buildable coverage, while the powder highlighter formula is much denser, almost to the point where a dense brush is required to pick up a modicum of product. The upside is the denser quality of the highlighter makes it harder to overdo it from the get-go, so the highlighter has a more buildable glow. I wish their blushes had more of the substance that their matte eyeshadows have, which would give them better adherence and overall coverage.

Double Play

LELimited Edition. $16.00.
B
B
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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01/03

Colour Pop Getting Handsy Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Getting Handsy Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Getting Handsy Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Getting Handsy Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Getting Handsy Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Getting Handsy Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Getting Handsy Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Getting Handsy Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Getting Handsy Pressed Powder Blush

Getting Handsy

Getting Handsy is a medium brown with warm, reddish undertones and a matte finish. It had medium, buildable pigmentation (up to semi-opaque coverage) paired with a thin, dusty texture. It was fairly blendable on the skin, but due to the thinner consistency, I would suggest powdering over any cream/liquid bases to ensure even application. This shade lasted for eight hours on me before fading.

Formula Overview

$7.00/0.21 oz. - $33.33 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to go on "smoothly" and have a "natural and healthy flush" that has "long wear" and "can be layered to your desired intensity." It is a lightly to moderately powdery powder blush with semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable color payoff. The consistency has a drier, thinner feel and though it feels silky to the touch, I found it the type of powder blush can be tricky to blend out evenly on the skin, depending on one's skin type or base preferences. The drier the skin/base, the better the formula would blend, but any natural oils or slip caused the blush to go on unevenly and was difficult to blend out. The wear was between seven and eight hours on me on average.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Blush swatches.

Ingredients

TALC, BORON NITRIDE, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, POLYETHYLENE, ZINC STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, PTFE, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, OCTOCRYLENE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), MICA (CI 77019), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), RED 40 LAKE (CI 16035), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).

Getting Handsy

LELimited Edition. $7.00.
B
B
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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01/03

Colour Pop Padded Down Pressed Powder Highlighter
Colour Pop Padded Down Pressed Powder Highlighter
Colour Pop Padded Down Pressed Powder Highlighter
Colour Pop Padded Down Pressed Powder Highlighter
Colour Pop Padded Down Pressed Powder Highlighter
Colour Pop Padded Down Pressed Powder Highlighter
Colour Pop Padded Down Pressed Powder Highlighter
Colour Pop Padded Down Pressed Powder Highlighter
Colour Pop Padded Down Pressed Powder Highlighter

Padded Down

Padded Down is a light-medium, golden copper with warm, brown undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. The key to applying this is to use a denser brush, not the typical highlighter, as the formula is quite dense–almost cream-like–and similar to other dimethicone-heavy powder formulas. It actually felt a lot like the brand’s metallic, powder eyeshadows, for reference. The powder felt smooth across the surface, and it blended out beautifully on the skin with little work. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, and the finish was fairly metallic. It layered well with the blush in the duo, and the blush could also be layered over the highlighter to reduce some of the shine, if preferred. On me, the highlighter wore well for eight and a half hours.

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.23 oz. - $34.78 Per Ounce

The powder highlighter is supposed to have a "high-shine" finish with "high colour intensity." In general, ColourPop's pressed highlighter powders have a smooth, moderately dense texture that was soft enough to be picked up easily by a brush but not kick up any powder in the pan. The formula was semi-opaque to opaque but easily sheered out for less shine and coverage if desired. There were a few shades within the range that emphasized my skin's natural texture slightly but most did not. The wear ranged from seven and a half hours to nine hours.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

DIMETHICONE, ZINC STEARATE, PTFE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, BORON NITRIDE, SILICA, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, PHENOXYETHANOL, DIMETHICONOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), MICA (CI 77019), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).

Padded Down

LELimited Edition. $8.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
On eyes:
  • ColourPop Ringer Eyeshadow
  • ColourPop Flipper Super Shock Shadow
  • ColourPop Take a Break Eyeshadow
  • ColourPop Centerfold Eyeshadow
  • ColourPop Slim Fit Eyeshadow
  • ColourPop Fair Play Eyeshadow
  • ColourPop Secrets Eyesahdow
  • ColourPop Issues Eyesahdow
  • ColourPop Full-Zip Eyeshadow
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Grape(vine) Highliner
On lips:
  • ColourPop Birdy 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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Seeing their very own Butterfly Beach plus ABH x Nicole Guerriero Glo Getter and 143 listed as highlighter dupes makes this a pass for me personally. But, I do think it looks like a pretty nice duo overall!

I really like the Getting Handsy blush shade – it looks warm but not too warm and seems like a nice balance between neutral and neither too red or orange.

The texture of the highlighter looks like it could be better but I’ve had consistently good experiences with CP’s pressed powder formula, so I might give it a try.

Their Super Shock cheek highlighters will always be a favourite of mine though!

I think if you like their eyeshadows, the highlighter pressed formula is most comparable to their more shimmery eyeshadows (powder), IMO. The more matte blushes have less substance compared to the matte eyeshadows (powder).

Happy Sigh!! This, and the pink collection blush/highlight duo, I hope will be mine!!!!

I love the way the pressed highlighter looks here!!

Looks like the perfect combo for you! The highlighter is absolutely gorgeous. This is making me want the new peach one even more

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