ColourPop Early Bird Super Shock Cheek Review, Photos, Swatches

ColourPop Early Bird Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Early Bird Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Early Bird Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “bright red coral in a matte finish.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark pink with subtle warm undertones. It’s more pink than coral, and it seems to look pinker applied than it looks in the pan. Colour Pop Clutch (P, $8.00) is darker, redder (but may appear the same if sheered out). Chanel Crescendo (250) (LE, $45.00) is similar, powder. LORAC Underrated (LE) is lighter. Tarte Irreplaceable (LE, $26.00) is darker. Makeup Geek Love Affair (P, $9.99) is darker. Tarte Fearless (P, $26.00) is similar. Too Faced Melt Into Spring (LE) is warmer. Guerlain Madame Rougit (LE, $67.00) is pinker. Chanel Revelation (63) (P, $38.00) is lighter. theBalm Frat Boy (P, $21.00) is warmer. NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The Super Shock Cheek formula is supposed to have buildable coverage, where applying with fingertips gives the most amount color payoff while using a duo fiber brush produces a sheerer effect. This is one of the more weakly pigmented shades in the range, as it was semi-sheer to semi-opaque at most. The texture is smooth, velvety, and has that sponge-like consistency that the Super Shock Shadows have–the kind where you can press and prod at it, and it absorbs the shape and is a more malleable product. I find it is creamier than the eyeshadow formula, though. The formula acts and looks more like a powder, though, as it never feels wet or tacky, and it has a thin, almost weightless feel on the skin. It was blendable and had a natural matte finish (didn’t look flat or powdery), and the color had exceptionally long wear of ten hours. It did leave a stain behind very slightly when worn on bare skin. For application tips, please see this post.

Early Bird
9
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
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ColourPop Early Bird Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Early Bird Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Early Bird Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Early Bird Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Early Bird Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Early Bird Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Early Bird Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Early Bird Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Early Bird Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Early Bird Super Shock Cheek

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • : Givenchy Delicate / Becca Ombre Palettes
On lips:
  • NYX Tres Leches Butter Gloss

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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THE MAKEUP LOOK
On face: Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation, Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder. On eyes:: Givenchy Delicate / Becca Ombre Palettes. On lips: NYX Tres Leches Butter Gloss.

THE MAKEUP LOOK
On face: Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation, Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder. On eyes:: Givenchy Delicate / Becca Ombre Palettes. On lips: NYX Tres Leches Butter Gloss.

I really like this one, even more than the Chanel Crescendo-which I didn’t want to drive myself crazy trying to nab it! I think a haul is on the horizon… I don’t think I’ll bother with the eyeshadows, as I just have way too many, but there are a few lippies & blushes that have caught my eye!

Early Bird is such a nice name for a blush. It would definitely attracts early risers just for the name. Even though it is described as a sheer blush, it looks quite saturated for a good everyday color.

I want to get some of these but don’t want to go overboard getting every single one that’s pretty. I especially don’t want to get two that look the same applied. So, say I’m looking at Early Bird and Clutch. I’m fair skinned but not afraid to wear any blush color I want–bold pigments just need a barely there touch. But… would you say with this formula, I’d be better off getting Early Bird, since it’s sheerness is easier to work with? Or is it just as easy to sheer out a bolder color like Clutch? I’d be using my fingers to apply for sure, because that’s the appeal of this formula (to me).

It’s easy enough to sheer a bolder shade as it is a lighter one – and I don’t even think Early Bird is really THAT light so more of a wash at that level. I think if you were interested in one where you could grab and go vs. have to sheer down, then there might be a discussion.

This shade is really pretty. My vampire skin doesn’t mind a little less pigmentation. It still looks pretty good to me.

The color is very flattering on you and looks phenomenal with that lip color. Now I want to get Tres Leches, and I wasn’t interested in it before.

Oh, such a pretty color and the price is awesome! BTW, you look stunning ! Love the whole face look, how it goes from bold brows to neutral eyes, to pink cheeks, to nude pink lips …that NYX Tres Leches gloss is the perfect finishing touch

WOW, Christine! This one looks gorgeous on you, too!! I bought birthday suit and wore it again today and just love it so much! I was worried about the texture of the product and how I’d apply it but I use my real techniques stippling brush and it just goes right on! It blends so nicely, too! 🙂

Wow, it looks so much brighter and intense in the pan. Cute but still a little too bright for me. I need to order some Colour Pop anything soon!

I kinda like the fact that this one is not as pigmented as the others, just because it is such an intimidating colour so you can really apply it and build to create a colour that you want and which you are comfortable with
xx

I am loving these reviews! There are so many shades but several that are close…I was having a hard time deciding. Love Tres Leche on you also…will you be reviewing the NYX intense butter gloss?

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