Temptalia Logo
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
  • Coloured Raine25% off Vivid Pigments Palette, plus extra 10% off with code TEMPTALIA, ends 12/20.
  • Muse Beauty20% off sitewide, ends 12/17.

ColourPop Shortcake Highlighter Trio Review, Photos, Swatches

01/03

Colour Pop Shortcake Highlighter Trio
Colour Pop Shortcake Highlighter Trio
Colour Pop Shortcake Highlighter Trio
Colour Pop Shortcake Highlighter Trio
Colour Pop Shortcake Highlighter Trio
Colour Pop Shortcake Highlighter Trio
Colour Pop Shortcake Highlighter Trio
Colour Pop Shortcake Highlighter Trio
Colour Pop Shortcake Highlighter Trio

Shortcake

ColourPop Shortcake Highlighter Trio ($22.00 for 0.45 oz.) includes three highlighters–two are totally new, one is a repromote–housed in a paper sleeve but each is individually packaged (just like any of the standalone highlighters). You can also purchase any of the included shades individually for $8 a pop. I’m a big fan of ColourPop’s highlighters, as they are particularly long-wearing and very blendable on the skin. All three shades performed well in this set, and I’ve always loved the undertone of Candyman for something that’s warming without being orange or yellow-based.

Shortcake
Shortcake
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

01/05

Colour Pop Soft Serve Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Soft Serve Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Soft Serve Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Soft Serve Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Soft Serve Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Soft Serve Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Soft Serve Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Soft Serve Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Soft Serve Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Soft Serve Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Soft Serve Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Soft Serve Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Soft Serve Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Soft Serve Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Soft Serve Super Shock Cheek

Soft Serve

Soft Serve is a rich, molten copper with strong, warm orange undertones and a pearl sheen. It had nearly semi-opaque pigmentation applied with a stippling brush, which made it more pigmented than most shades in this formula. As expected, it had full coverage when applied with fingertips or a flat, synthetic brush. The consistency was smooth, spongy without being truly wet. It applied and looked more like a powder product once blended out. The intensity of this shade made it easier to over-apply, but after I applied it for a second time (when I actually tested it for wear, not just for showing it in a photo!), I was able to use a lot less and had no difficulty blending and diffusing the edges. The color was still going strong after ten hours of wear.

Formula Overview

$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 Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek swatches.

Ingredients

DIMETHICONE, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, ETHYLHEXYL ISONONANOATE, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, PHENOXYETHANOL, SILICA, ALUMINA, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, STEARALKONIUM HECTORITE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, BRONZE POWDER (CI 77400), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), MICA (CI 77019), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).

Soft Serve
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

01/05

Colour Pop Iced Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Iced Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Iced Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Iced Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Iced Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Iced Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Iced Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Iced Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Iced Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Iced Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Iced Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Iced Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Iced Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Iced Super Shock Cheek
Colour Pop Iced Super Shock Cheek

Iced

Iced is a soft, medium pink with warm undertones and a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. The pan itself was split into two shades–a slightly marbleized beige and a deeper warm pink. It had medium coverage applied with a stippling brush and full coverage applied with fingertips or a flat synthetic brush, though it could be built up with a brush if preferred. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable on the skin; it did not feel as emollient as other shades I’ve tried in the formula but did not feel or appear dry. It wore well for ten hours on me.

Formula Overview

$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 Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek swatches.

Ingredients

DIMETHICONE, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, ETHYLHEXYL ISONONANOATE, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, SILICA, STEARALKONIUM HECTORITE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, TIN OXIDE, CARMINE (CI 75470), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), MICA (CI 77019), RED 6 (CI 15850), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).

Iced
Iced
A+

Limited Edition

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

01/05

Colour Pop Candyman Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
Colour Pop Candyman Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
Colour Pop Candyman Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
Colour Pop Candyman Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
Colour Pop Candyman Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
Colour Pop Candyman Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
Colour Pop Candyman Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
Colour Pop Candyman Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
Colour Pop Candyman Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
Colour Pop Candyman Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
Colour Pop Candyman Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
Colour Pop Candyman Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
Colour Pop Candyman Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
Colour Pop Candyman Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)
Colour Pop Candyman Super Shock Cheek (Highlighter)

Candyman

Candyman is a rich, deep copper with warm, reddish undertones and a golden, metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented when applied with a fingertip or a flat, synthetic brush and had more buildable coverage with a stippling brush. The consistency was smooth, wet without being slippery, and applied easily across the cheeks. The cheek color was still going stayed on well for over ten hours on me.

Ingredients

DIMETHICONE, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, ETHYLHEXYL ISONONANOATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, PHENOXYETHANOL, STEARALKONIUM HECTORITE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TIN OXIDE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, 77499), MICA (CI 77019), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).

Candyman
Candyman
A+

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • MAC In the Flesh Eyeshadow Palette
  • Marc Jacobs Earthquake Eyeliner
  • Marc Jacobs Mist Me Eyeliner
On lips:
  • MAC Flex Appeal Crystal Glaze Gloss

Product Availability

Colour Pop Highlighter Trio $22.00/0.45 OZ.
When you purchase through our links above, you help support Temptalia. Thank You!

About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

Compare Any Two Swatches

Curious how two shades compare to each other? Type in the shades below to get instant side-by-side swatches!

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

18 Comments

Discussion and debate are highly encouraged, and we expect community members to participate respectfully. When asking a question, please check the post above for information regarding pricing, availability, dupes, and availability, and keep discussion on-topic.

Please do not ask if/when a review will be posted as we cannot review everything and often change priorities from day-to-day. If you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us. Thank you!

Comments that include advertisements, self-promotion, insults, etc. may be in violation of our comment policy and subject to deletion. Please see our comment policy for more information.

Comments on this post are closed.

You might have already mentioned this, but how do these highlighters compare to Lancome’s Glow Subtil Silky Cremes? They look SO similar in the packaging and some of the colors seem to be dupes as well.

The formula is very similar – I mentioned it in my review of Lancome’s product, since ColourPop’s released a lot earlier!

Candyman and Iced are sooo tempting for me to get in my next CP haul! I don’t need Soft Serve as I do have MAC Shaft Of Gold, which I adore. Candyman makes think of a check combo I did a lot last summer using MAC Cheek Pollen with CP Butterfly Beach.

I actually feel like I’m not very good at blush – like it’s hit or miss; some days, it goes well, and other days, I feel like I have no credibility at all!

I like Iced and Candyman as combo blush/toppers (no blusher underneath)
, Soft Serve would be too much color for my fair skin.

I really like Iced, love the soft pink shade. Candy is also nice, reminds me of Modern Mercury. Soft Serve though is too strong a shade for me to pull off on my fair skin.

I really like Iced. However your pan looks like it contains way more pink than the swatches on their website. Since it’s a marbleized formula, I’m worried that I’ll end up with the same kind of gold-ish highlighters that I already own. I’d definitely buy it if it was guaranteed to look like yours!

If you don't see your comment yet, it's still in our moderation queue. We try our best to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind. Thank you for your patience!