ColourPop Under Pressure Blush Stix Review & Swatches

01/05

Colour Pop Under Pressure Blush Stix
Colour Pop Under Pressure Blush Stix
Colour Pop Under Pressure Blush Stix
Colour Pop Under Pressure Blush Stix
Colour Pop Under Pressure Blush Stix
Colour Pop Under Pressure Blush Stix
Colour Pop Under Pressure Blush Stix
Colour Pop Under Pressure Blush Stix
Colour Pop Under Pressure Blush Stix
Colour Pop Under Pressure Blush Stix
Colour Pop Under Pressure Blush Stix
Colour Pop Under Pressure Blush Stix
Colour Pop Under Pressure Blush Stix
Colour Pop Under Pressure Blush Stix
Colour Pop Under Pressure Blush Stix

Under Pressure

Colour Pop Under Pressure Blush Stix ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a brighter, medium orange-coral with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had rich color coverage when applied directly from the tube, which could be spread out and diffused for sheerer coverage. When applied with fingertips or a brush, it had more buildable coverage from semi-sheer to opaque. The texture was lightweight, creamy without being too slippery or too wet, and easy to work with over bare skin or on top of foundation. The blush blended out with little effort and didn’t emphasize my skin’s texture or pores. There was a dewiness to the finish, and while it didn’t feel tacky or wet, it wasn’t fully dried down either. The color stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours on me before it started to fade noticeably.

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 applyling 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!

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Ingredients

Phenylpropyldimethylsiloxysilicate, Caprylyl Methicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Paraffin, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, 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, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Microcrystalline Wax, Silica, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate, Water, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain: Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Yellow 10 Lake (CI 47005).

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
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Product Availability

Colour Pop Under Pressure $8.00/0.33 OZ.
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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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Two reasons I’m getting this: David Bowie and Freddie Mercury!💜
Oh, plus, I’m loving the vividness of this shade of near electric coral-orange! 🧡

I love the name too!
This is one of my favourite shades of blush, which is why I already have a couple dupes…this is myself…under pressure !!

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