ColourPop Smokin’ Whistles & Stole the Show Super Shock Cheeks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

ColourPop Smokin' Whistles Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Smokin’ Whistles Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Smokin’ Whistles Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “cool-toned pink champagne with silver highlights.” It’s a light beige with a hint of pink and a metallic sheen. I think on cooler-toned skin with stronger pink undertones, this will actually look more pink-based. It’s only when I look at it against more distinctively warm-toned shades side-by-side that the pink comes through against my undertones. It had excellent color payoff that was easily sheered out if desired. This is one of the more metallic finishes in the range, but it didn’t emphasize pores (I was really surprised). It is a strong sheen, so it may not be everyone’s cup of tea. It lasted for eight hours on me. MAC Mystery Princess (LE, $26.00) is more sparkly. Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is less metallic. NARS Devotee (LE, $29.00) is a touch pinker. Urban Decay Luminous (P, $29.00) is warmer. Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is less metallic, more beige. MAC Snowglobe (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Stole the Show Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “light cool-toned gold with luminous flashes of pink, silver, and gold.” It’s a cool-toned white with a light gold shimmer-sheen finish with pink and gold sparkle. This shade had a more noticeably sparkly finish, so there was some visible sparkle applied, but I didn’t notice actual emphasis of pores or the skin’s natural texture. The texture was a little drier compared to most shades in the line-up, though it was still lightly creamy and applied easily to the skin without being difficult to blend. It lasted for eight hours on me before fading. Tarte Champagne Pink (LE) is similar. Becca Pearl (P, $38.00) is whiter. Chanel Camelia de Plumes (LE, $76.00) is cooler-toned. NARS Albatross (P, $29.00) is a powder. Illamasqua Aurora (P, $24.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Stole the Show
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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ColourPop Smokin' Whistles Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Smokin’ Whistles Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Smokin' Whistles Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Smokin’ Whistles Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Smokin' Whistles Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Smokin’ Whistles Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Smokin' Whistles Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Smokin’ Whistles Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Smokin' Whistles Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Smokin’ Whistles Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Stole the Show Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Stole the Show Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Stole the Show Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Stole the Show Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Stole the Show Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Stole the Show Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Stole the Show Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Stole the Show Super Shock Cheek

ColourPop Stole the Show Super Shock Cheek
ColourPop Stole the Show 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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Aaahaha, I remember when I got my order on Friday, saw Jelly Fish and the flat design, and I’m like WHY IS THERE NO PATTERN? DID SOMEONE USE MY PRODUCT SO MUCH, SWATCH IT SO MUCH, AND THEN PUT IT IN THE PACKAGE? Now I know why it looks different. 😛 I want to try their highlighters. Jelly Fish would in no way work as a highlighter on me lol just a blush, so I definitely want to try the more true highlight for light skin colours.

LOL! I like to think of their highlighters as a range of highlighters and highlighting blushes (so almost a combination highlight/blush product), as some are more blush-like than others for sure.

From the swatches and color details, I’m sure Jelly Fish looks gorgeous on you! Especially for a flushed glow in the summer! I’m still waiting for my first orders from ColourPop! It’s exciting! I almost ordered Jelly Fish, but instead I figured Fruit Stand would be ideal as I could add my own my highlight. (Saving money $8 at a time!) 🙂 XO

Both of these are gorgeous, and on my “buy list.” Then again, almost everything on ColourPop is on my “buy list.” lol

Great review, Christine! I’m definitely not concerned about the highlighters I ordered! And fr this review, learning Smoke N Whistles is close to CdP Delicate Pink totally amped me up!!! I have Pastel in the whole shabam of a compact and have also deeply desired the delicate pink yet the price thing.. It was a one time expenditure. Choose one. Now I’ll have something close! Thank you so much for the review’ 🙂

Oh, I’ve been waiting for these reviews. Do you think Smokin’ Whistles has a stronger sheen than Lunch Money or are they about the same?

Hi Christine, if I want a beige highlighter with subtle sheen, I should go for Lunch Money, right?
Can’t decide between Lunch Money, Stole the Show, and Smokin’ Whistles. All seem really nice!

Yes, I think so! Though none of them are SUPERRRRR subtle, just in case you really like more of a satin-matte finish. You could always pat translucent powder on top without changing the color but tamping down a shimmer finish (true of most cheek products).

I don’t usually go for silver highlights but these are beautiful! I just love Smokin’ Whistles

Hmmm… I was on youtube reading comments from a guru’s review on these and in the comment section a lot of the girls were saying that the highlighter don’t have much staying power. So I’m surprised that your rating on longevity is high. I don’t own any yet (Monster arrives Tuesday and I shopped again for the birthday special and sticky sweet did not ship out yet) so I will find out,

I haven’t had any issues with the highlighters and longevity – they seem to wear a little shorter than the best blushes, but the blushes last longer than the average blush on me.

Mina, I wanted to say that I own four of the highlighters and apply them in the morning around 5am, then when i get home, they are still going strong on my cheeks. I have drier skin so I don’t know if that’s a factor or not, but I haven’t had a problem with the longevity of these lovlies.

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