ColourPop Parallel Super Shock Cheek Review & Swatches

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ColourPop Parallel Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Parallel Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Parallel Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Parallel Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Parallel Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Parallel Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Parallel Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Parallel Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Parallel Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Parallel Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Parallel Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Parallel Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Parallel Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Parallel Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Parallel Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Parallel Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Parallel Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Parallel Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Parallel Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Parallel Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Parallel Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Parallel Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Parallel Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
ColourPop Parallel Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)

Parallel

ColourPop Parallel Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter) ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a brighter, medium pink base that was slightly more neutral-to-cool in undertone, while it had contrasting, golden pearl throughout that gave it a luminous sheen. It had more opaque pigmentation when applied with a fingertip and sheerer, more buildable coverage when applied with a synthetic brush, as marketed.

I liked applying the formula with a fingertip and diffusing with the clean edge of a different fingertip, as the color spread well, wasn’t prone to lifting up base products, and was very forgiving. The consistency was emollient to the touch, but it was a thin, lightweight formula that turned to something more powder-like once it came into contact with skin. It stayed on nicely for nine and a half hours before fading a bit.

* This shade was brought back for a limited time by ColourPop to celebrate Temptalia’s 15th anniversary.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Alumina, Isononyl Isononanoate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Isopropyl Myristate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propylene Carbonate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Palmitic Acid, Mica (CI 77019), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Parallel

LELimited Edition. $8.00.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
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Deborah S. Avatar

Really pretty blush. I have a memory of an elderly woman who was a grandmother figure to me, back in the day. She walked around with two little round patches of blush, not blended out at all. She alternated between a pink and a red. I know it sounds clownish but it sort of suited her! I can remember that they came in little white pots and she got them from a dime store. This blush reminds me of one of her blushes. A really happy memory.

Martha Avatar

I love this shade and might pick up another one to hang onto for when my current one runs out. During Covid I’ve gone back and forth about wearing face products because I have to wear a mask for work and right now I’m in a ‘screw it, I’m going to wear a pretty colour on my cheeks even though no one sees it’ phase. Thanks for making it available again!

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