ColourPop Shortcake Pressed Powder Blush Review & Swatches

01/10

Colour Pop Shortcake Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Shortcake Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Shortcake Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Shortcake Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Shortcake Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Shortcake Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Shortcake Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Shortcake Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Shortcake Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Shortcake Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Shortcake Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Shortcake Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Shortcake Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Shortcake Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Shortcake Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Shortcake Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Shortcake Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Shortcake Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Shortcake Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Shortcake Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Shortcake Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Shortcake Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Shortcake Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Shortcake Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Shortcake Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Shortcake Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Shortcake Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Shortcake Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Shortcake Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop Shortcake Pressed Powder Blush

Shortcake

Colour Pop Shortcake Pressed Powder Blush ($7.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a bright, cotton candy pink with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, lightly powdery, and thin, which gave me pause, as matte and thin textures tend to apply poorly over non-matte surfaces (like natural skin!). I was impressed by how well it applied on top of bare skin: it seemed to melt onto my skin and blended out beautifully, though it definitely sheered out a bit more than expected based on how it swatched. The coverage was supposed to be buildable, and in practice, it was more buildable than it was intensely pigmented as it seemed swatched. It wore well for nine hours on me before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$7.00/0.21 oz. - $33.33 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.

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Ingredients

Talc, Nylon-12, PTFE, Magnesium Myristate, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate , Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Octocrylene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Mica (CI 77019), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Shortcake
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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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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Dang, I really wish that I’d ordered this with the palette. At least if it’s permanent I have fighting chance of getting it on my next order.

What a lovely blush!
And it’s permanent so I can, hopefully, get it when I next order from CP. (After having payed my taxes, sigh! and renovated my basement after it was flooded and whatever else that will cost a lot of money.)

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