ColourPop Splash Blush Stix Review & Swatches

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Colour Pop Splash Blush Stix ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a bright pop of pink-coral with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had opaque color payoff in a single layer when applied directly from the tube, but it had more buildable coverage (from semi-sheer to mostly opaque) when applied with fingertips or a brush–as described. The texture was lightweight, emollient without being too wet, which helped to spread well over bare skin or on top of foundation without lifting up base products. The color applied evenly, blended out with ease, and lasted well for eight and a half hours on me.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.33 oz. - $24.24 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to "blend effortlessly" with a "natural, skin-like finish" that can be layered or applied on bare skin. The brand recommends applying directly from the tube for heavier coverage and using a brush to pick up product for less coverage, though the coverage "easily builds colour to your heart's desire." They dry down to a semi-set finish--lightly dewy, definitely "natural, skin-like" in appearance, but not overly tacky or really wet-looking. I haven't found that they migrate or move around much, so the formula is still longer-wearing at seven to nine hours with minimal movement. They have applied well and worn well over foundation thus far, too. They are not transfer-proof but are transfer-resistant; they won't smear around with an inadvertent touch but aren't fully locked down.

The pigmentation varied a bit from shade to shade, but most shades were semi-opaque to fully opaque when applied directly from the tube in one "swipe" motion, though I think mimicking this on cheeks isn't quite as easily done as compared to my arm. I preferred picking up product on my fingertip, patting on the apple of my cheek and diffusing upward and outward, then using a clean fingertip to diffuse and soften the edges as needed. I appreciated that even the deeper hues didn't seem to "sink" into my pores and were as easy to apply and blend out as very light, more my-skin-but-better (literally, my skin!) hues. I would describe the formula was buildable from semi-sheer to medium with semi-opaque coverage possible, but there's enough slip in the formula that it starts to sheer out noticeably even when applied more heavily.

The consistency was lightly emollient, lightweight, and thin with good spreadability and movement; it didn't lift up base products but still worked well over bare skin. I didn't experience it lifting up or creating patchiness over time on top of foundation, even when I set the foundation initially, but I would recommend (same as I would for most cream-based cheek formulas!) to pair with a less-matte foundation for optimal results (the dewy finish plays well with a more skin-like base).

Oh, the caps have the names of the products, but the rest of the tube doesn't, so if you have more than one open, take care in getting the right lid back on!

Browse all of our Colour Pop Blush Stix swatches.

Ingredients

Phenylpropyldimethylsiloxysilicate, Caprylyl Methicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Paraffin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Ceresin, Hydrated Silica, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Synthetic Beeswax, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Lauryl Laurate, Stearic Acid, Alumina, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Microcrystalline Wax, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate, Water, Hexylene Glycol, Mica (CI 77019), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Splash

PPermanent. $8.00.
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Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
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Colour Pop Splash Blush Stix

Colour Pop Splash Blush Stix

Colour Pop Splash Blush Stix

Colour Pop Splash Blush Stix

Colour Pop Splash Blush Stix

The Overview
Blush Stix
Colour Pop
$8.00/0.33 oz.

96%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Is it just me or do a lot of these shades look really similar to one another? I’m slightly tempted to pick some up but then I think about how many lipsticks I own and that bullet lipsticks can give largely the same effect as these blush sticks and I haven’t bitten the “bullet” yet 🙂

I swear that this one looks just like the last one! ColourPop is playing with my head. All the shades have begun to run into one another. Except for the first several Blush Stix, and More Is More.

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