ColourPop So Retrograde Pressed Powder Blush Review & Swatches

01/08

Colour Pop So Retrograde Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop So Retrograde Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop So Retrograde Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop So Retrograde Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop So Retrograde Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop So Retrograde Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop So Retrograde Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop So Retrograde Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop So Retrograde Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop So Retrograde Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop So Retrograde Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop So Retrograde Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop So Retrograde Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop So Retrograde Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop So Retrograde Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop So Retrograde Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop So Retrograde Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop So Retrograde Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop So Retrograde Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop So Retrograde Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop So Retrograde Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop So Retrograde Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop So Retrograde Pressed Powder Blush
Colour Pop So Retrograde Pressed Powder Blush

So Retrograde

Colour Pop So Retrograde Pressed Powder Blush ($7.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a bright, medium orange with stronger, warm undertones and golden shimmer. It was richly pigmented–but marketed as buildable–with a smooth, velvety texture that wasn’t too powdery nor too firmly pressed in the pan. The powder applied evenly to bare skin and blended out with ease, while the finish was luminous but not overly shimmery. It wore nicely for eight hours on me before fading visibly.

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, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Magnesium Stearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Ethylhexyl Palmitate , Zinc Stearate, Silica, Distarch Phosphate , Tin Oxide, Hydrolyzed Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Alumina, Caprylyl Glycol, Octocrylene, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate , Quercetin, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985).

So Retrograde
A-

Permanent

10
Product
7
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
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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Because I do have Fenty Chili Mango, I’m not going to buy this one. But, man, is that SUNNY D level of orange! 🍊

Ha! I knew without looking that NARS Taj Mahal would be at the top of the list of dupes. And then I looked. 🙂

I’ve always loved Taj Mahal, and finally got a indie dupe for it, so don’t need this, but … nice to see CP has a horse in the race.

I have to say, I am not a fan of this shade. I would look horrid with it on!! The undertone is just off for me. Luckily I know this or I might be tempted. It is a nice summer shade.

Like Deborah S, I am also not a fan of this blush. It’s great that it got an excellent rating but I simply don’t blush this shade at all and it would clash badly with my natural colouring.

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