ColourPop Most Necessary Super Shock Cheek Review, Photos, Swatches

ColourPop Most Necessary Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Most Necessary Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Most Necessary Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “soft copper with rosy gold highlights.” It’s a medium, orange-toned brown with warm undertones and a frosted pink and gold sheen.
Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) Clinique Nude Pop (P, $21.00) NARS Jubilation (Right) (P) Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) MAC Uplifting (LE, $27.00) MAC Highlighter (LE, $30.00) Becca Guava/Moonstone (P, $27.00) Becca Fig/Opal (P, $27.00) Maybelline Nude Rebellion (201) (LE, $8.99) Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) MAC Trace Gold (P, $21.00) See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Here we are at last: the final highlighter! ColourPop’s highlighter formula is really just a different finish (“pearlized”) of the Super Shock Cheek formula (which initially came out with mostly matte shades). This particular shade could be used as a blush, bronzer, or highlighter, depending on your skin tone. The texture is shimmery enough that the sheen translates to the skin, but it isn’t as metallic as it looks heavily swatched once it is blended out on the cheeks. It doesn’t emphasize pores, but it’s not going to smooth them out either. The texture has a lightweight, lightly creamy consistency that’s thin but pigmented and easily blended on the skin. It can be applied with fingertips or a brush, though I prefer working with brushes (in general), so I’ve been reaching for a stippling brush to apply a lot of these for testing. It lasted for eight and a half hours on me.

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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ColourPop Most Necessary Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Most Necessary Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Most Necessary Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Most Necessary Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Most Necessary Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Most Necessary Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Most Necessary Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Most Necessary Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Most Necessary Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Most Necessary Super Shock Cheek

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Charlotte Tilbury Norma Jean
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Bette
  • Mona Lisa
  • Veruschka
  • and Cleopatra Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadows
On lips:
  • Burberry Rose Blush (No. 89) Burberry Kisses Lip Colour

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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This is gorgeous on you! I haven’t worn this one yet. I am going to set it out right now. I really like it as a blush on you. I think I will try it that way first! Thank you!
Hope you are having a relaxing Memorial Day Christine! 🙂

Thanks, Nicole!

Holidays are… odd for me. I’m here seven days a week, and it’s only for major ones (like Christmas) that are a bit different from any other day (since I take more time away to spend with family). Hope you’re enjoying yours!

Yes. I miss not being able to ride most the rides though. I basically walk around and wait,lol. Oh,well..the weather is nice and I have been its better than working! So,not complaining! I just check on your posts while I wait.:) You are just amazing at what you do!

So natural, so glowy and sunkissed! This one reminds me of how the Nyx Mosaic blush in Champagne looks on me. That has been my go-to during the warmer months when I’ve wanted that effect. But I really love that this ColourPop one is a cream!

Thank you for the in-depth reviews! Your blog is a daily read for me. This color is glowy and gorgeous on you. I picked up this shade, Spoon and Butterfly Beach, with Monster on the way. I want them all 🙂

I love it on you. Like a subtle bronze. I bought Highly Waisted and found that just a little too orange for me, though still usable (but I prefer Teasecake). Safe to say I’d find this one too orange, too?

The last thing I need is 3 more highlights but these things are so tempting and I just can’t choose lol. I want them all!

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