ColourPop Quarters Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with warm, red-orange undertones and faint, golden pearl. It had buildable pigmentation from semi-sheer (when used with a stippling brush) to mostly opaque coverage (when applied with fingertips), which was as marketed. I tend to like using fingertips as they’re quick and easy, and I use the pad of my index finger to pick up and pat on color, then use the side of my index finger (with no product on it) to spread and diffuse the edges to my liking. The consistency was smooth and velvety to the touch, clay-like as it indented with pressure but never felt wet. It applied evenly and stayed on well for 10 hours without fading on me.
P.S. — With the new-for-spring shades, ColourPop also sent samples of other shades from the permanent range, which I originally reviewed in 2015. I’m re-reviewing as four years is a good stretch of time, and I also wanted to have updated, higher-quality photos/swatches into the database! 🙂
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$8.00/0.15 oz. - $53.33 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to have "buildable" coverage and can be applied with fingertips (which will yield "higher coverage") or a brush (for sheerer coverage). It's a cream-based product that has a subtle, "wet" feel to it but never has the thickness of a true cream-based blush. It goes on with the smoothness of a cream formulation but diffuses and blends (without lifting up one's base) more like a powder product. The product sets to a powder finish, so the product won't slide around during the day. On me, the wear tends to be between eight and 10 hours. Most shades have medium, buildable pigmentation with some being semi-opaque to opaque on occasion. They are typically blendable, easy to use, and long-wearing.
Browse all of our ColourPop Super Shock Cheek swatches.