ColourPop Kiss Kiss Cheek Dew Serum Blush Review & Swatches

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ColourPop Kiss Kiss Cheek Dew Serum Blush
ColourPop Kiss Kiss Cheek Dew Serum Blush
ColourPop Kiss Kiss Cheek Dew Serum Blush
ColourPop Kiss Kiss Cheek Dew Serum Blush
ColourPop Kiss Kiss Cheek Dew Serum Blush
ColourPop Kiss Kiss Cheek Dew Serum Blush
ColourPop Kiss Kiss Cheek Dew Serum Blush
ColourPop Kiss Kiss Cheek Dew Serum Blush
ColourPop Kiss Kiss Cheek Dew Serum Blush
ColourPop Kiss Kiss Cheek Dew Serum Blush
ColourPop Kiss Kiss Cheek Dew Serum Blush
ColourPop Kiss Kiss Cheek Dew Serum Blush
ColourPop Kiss Kiss Cheek Dew Serum Blush
ColourPop Kiss Kiss Cheek Dew Serum Blush
ColourPop Kiss Kiss Cheek Dew Serum Blush
ColourPop Kiss Kiss Cheek Dew Serum Blush
ColourPop Kiss Kiss Cheek Dew Serum Blush
ColourPop Kiss Kiss Cheek Dew Serum Blush

Kiss Kiss

ColourPop Kiss Kiss Cheek Dew Serum Blush ($7.00 for 0.48 oz.) is a light-medium brown with warmer, more orange undertones and a soft sheen. It had sheer color payoff in a single layer, which was hard to build up, though it was intended to do so.

The texture was runny, overly emollient and prone to sliding around on my skin, which made it difficult to work with as it did not want to stay in place. So often when I tried to get an even layer and diffused edges, the end result was product that pushed around and left massive patches of bare skin behind (or lifted foundation if applied over complexion products).

I tried an assortment of methods, and for this shade, I had the best luck applying it with a fingertip dabbed onto my cheeks, then letting it dry down a bit before using a stippling brush to diffuse the edge a little bit. I was never fully satisfied with the evenness and blend of the product, though. It lasted for six hours before fading visibly.

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

Formula Overview

$7.00/0.48 oz. - $14.58 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "buildable coverage" with a "hint" of dewiness that can be applied with fingertips, sponge, or a duo fiber brush and is recommended to be applied prior to powder products. I struggled to apply the formula, and I tried using fingertips, sponges, and various brushes both over foundation, under foundation, over bare skin, and even over powder (which is the opposite of what they say to do!).

For me, it seemed like the issue was that there was way too much slip in the product, so instead of applying and blending out, the color just pushed around. It had the worst application when I used fingertips to apply, which I'd apply by patting and pressing the color (gently!) onto my cheeks and using the edge of my fingertip to soften. This is my go-to method with cream-based cheek colors, and it usually works, but I couldn't get the color to stay and place.

I tried using a sponge, but the sponge seemed to absorb a lot of the color that it made it hard to get detectable coverage out of it. I found a stippling brush to work better, and I gently flicked the brush against my cheeks to deposit color, waited 10 seconds, and then tried to diffuse and even out the color. This worked somewhat and sometimes, but it did not always work, unfortunately, and when it didn't, there was almost no visible color.

Since it seemed overly emollient, for the majority of my application attempts, I squeezed out product on the back of my hand, so I could swirl or pick up product as it had dried out a little bit, but this did not help much! The "best" method I found was to gently dab the product onto my cheeks using fingertips, let it sit for five to 10 seconds, then use a synthetic brush to soften the edges with the gentlest touch and only do each area once, and then leave it alone and accept whatever the outcome was.

It did not play well with the various base products I tried--a mix of liquid foundations and tinted moisturizers, both set and unset--as it was prone to sliding them around or lifting them up. They were better over bare skin, but they were a real challenge to work with. They were also not buildable in my experience as this resulted in the first layer moving around and lifting away from the main area and leaving a raised edge of product.

The consistency was very fluid to the point where it felt runny; it would slide down the back of my hand with the aid of gravity and do so quickly. It took awhile to dry down, and it was somewhat movable with light dewiness in its finish but wasn't tacky. They lasted around six hours on me before fading visibly.

Browse all of our ColourPop Cheek Dew Serum Blush swatches.

Kiss Kiss

PPermanent. $7.00.
F
F
4
Product
6
Pigmentation
4
Texture
6.5
Longevity
0.5
Application
47%
Total
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With the average score on the Cheek Dews being a measly 45%, I feel no disappointment. Another case of what was R&D thinking. Perhaps they weren’t at all!

It’s Colourpop’s MO: Prioritizing new, “innovative” releases over proven products. They already have a perfect cream blush formula in Blush Stix! I’m happy the Cheek Dews are scoring atrociously, so hopefully CP will remember and re-promote their forgotten child.

CP Dew and UD eye pencils: the hot mess look is to be created, not inherent to the product. Sorry guys, cosmic fail. The message to consumers given by releasing across the board failures is that the cos DGAS or an F for that matter. If they GAS, they would try and retry until they got something acceptable, rather than spitting suckworthy product out like an ice machine. The fact that they make $ on that dreckola shows how little research is done by consumers. Brand sites and brand sponsored reviews on other retail sites, the Influ, etc. make sure that everything looks/sounds marvelous! These days, accountability is big. Nobody dares hold their feet to the fire except Christine.

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