ColourPop Mermaid Glow Mini Face Duo Review & Swatches

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ColourPop Mermaid Glow Mini Face Duo
ColourPop Mermaid Glow Mini Face Duo
ColourPop Mermaid Glow Mini Face Duo
ColourPop Mermaid Glow Mini Face Duo
ColourPop Mermaid Glow Mini Face Duo
ColourPop Mermaid Glow Mini Face Duo
ColourPop Mermaid Glow Mini Face Duo
ColourPop Mermaid Glow Mini Face Duo
ColourPop Mermaid Glow Mini Face Duo
ColourPop Mermaid Glow Mini Face Duo
ColourPop Mermaid Glow Mini Face Duo
ColourPop Mermaid Glow Mini Face Duo
ColourPop Mermaid Glow Mini Face Duo
ColourPop Mermaid Glow Mini Face Duo
ColourPop Mermaid Glow Mini Face Duo
ColourPop Mermaid Glow Mini Face Duo
ColourPop Mermaid Glow Mini Face Duo
ColourPop Mermaid Glow Mini Face Duo
ColourPop Mermaid Glow Mini Face Duo
ColourPop Mermaid Glow Mini Face Duo
ColourPop Mermaid Glow Mini Face Duo

Mermaid Glow

ColourPop Mermaid Glow Mini Face Duo ($10.00 for 0.22 oz.) consists of a peach-orange blush and a warm, yellow gold highlighter. The two definitely complement each other, and the matte finish of the blush worked to create a more buildable shimmer level when adding the highlighter on top. I actually prefer this size for ColourPop’s cheek colors as their normal size is extremely large (relative to industry averages), too.

Mermaid Glow

LELimited Edition. $10.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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ColourPop Golden Hour Pressed Powder Blush
ColourPop Golden Hour Pressed Powder Blush
ColourPop Golden Hour Pressed Powder Blush
ColourPop Golden Hour Pressed Powder Blush
ColourPop Golden Hour Pressed Powder Blush
ColourPop Golden Hour Pressed Powder Blush
ColourPop Golden Hour Pressed Powder Blush
ColourPop Golden Hour Pressed Powder Blush
ColourPop Golden Hour Pressed Powder Blush

Golden Hour

Golden Hour is a soft, light-medium orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that was buildable to semi-opaque coverage (two to three layers), which is as the brand intended (buildable coverage). The texture was soft to the touch, finely-milled, but it was rather powdery and kicked up a lot of excess in the pan. The color went on evenly and blended out with little work. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me.

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

Formula Overview

$10.00/0.13 oz. - $76.92 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 ColourPop Pressed Powder Blush swatches.

Golden Hour

LELimited Edition. $10.00.
B
B
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total
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ColourPop Siren Pressed Powder Highlighter
ColourPop Siren Pressed Powder Highlighter
ColourPop Siren Pressed Powder Highlighter
ColourPop Siren Pressed Powder Highlighter
ColourPop Siren Pressed Powder Highlighter
ColourPop Siren Pressed Powder Highlighter
ColourPop Siren Pressed Powder Highlighter
ColourPop Siren Pressed Powder Highlighter
ColourPop Siren Pressed Powder Highlighter

Siren

Siren is a light-medium, yellow gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, while the consistency was soft, smooth, and moderately dense without being stiff or difficult to work with. The highlighter applied well to bare skin, blended out easily, and lasted for eight hours before fading noticeably.

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

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 ColourPop Pressed Powder Highlighter swatches.

Siren

LELimited Edition. $8.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • ColourPop Super Shock Shadows in Ladybird
  • Exo
  • Buzzing; ColourPop Super Star Loose Shadows in Typhoon
  • Lifted
  • Mulholland
  • Urban Decay Scorch 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • ColourPop Just Surfed Ultra Glossy Lip
About Reviewer
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Reviewer

Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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Another really pretty pairing. I picked up the “Just Do It” duo and have been really enjoying it. I have so many blushes that I need to be a little more discriminating in my purchases so I won’t be getting this but lovely none the less.

Very beachy summer vibe going on with this duo! If I hadn’t recently ordered Clock Work duo, I may have gone for Mermaid Glow. Not sure how either one will work on me, but I’ll soon find out, eh? ?

It seems to me that “mermaid” should refer to cool tones and that Colourpop (a brand I like a lot) might be using the trendy word just to sell product. Nice shades, in any case.

This is a perfect little duo – the peachy shade is fairly matte, with the golden shimmery highlighter if you want to use it. Lovely versatile shades.

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