ColourPop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

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Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo
Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo

Up the Ante

Colour Pop Up the Ante Mini Face Duo ($10.00 for 0.24 oz.) contains a medium, red-brown bronzer and warm, gold highlighter. The highlighter was pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing, while the bronzer had solid color payoff but could have been a bit more blendable and less powdery.

Up the Ante

LELimited Edition. $10.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
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Colour Pop Wild Card Pressed Powder Bronzer
Colour Pop Wild Card Pressed Powder Bronzer
Colour Pop Wild Card Pressed Powder Bronzer
Colour Pop Wild Card Pressed Powder Bronzer
Colour Pop Wild Card Pressed Powder Bronzer
Colour Pop Wild Card Pressed Powder Bronzer
Colour Pop Wild Card Pressed Powder Bronzer
Colour Pop Wild Card Pressed Powder Bronzer
Colour Pop Wild Card Pressed Powder Bronzer
Colour Pop Wild Card Pressed Powder Bronzer
Colour Pop Wild Card Pressed Powder Bronzer
Colour Pop Wild Card Pressed Powder Bronzer

Wild Card

Wild Card is a medium brown with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage that applied fairly evenly to bare skin, but it did take a little more work to diffuse and blend out along the edges. What I did like was that despite having a matte finish, it seemed to look natural and “skin-like” once buffed and blended onto my skin. The texture was slightly powdery in the pan. It lasted for eight hours before fading a bit on me.

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

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.25 oz. - $32.00 Per Ounce

ColourPop's Pressed Powder Bronzer is supposed to have a "super velvety-soft" feel that yields a "natural tanned glow." There was no mention of coverage, but the brand's promotional swatches showed full coverage. The bronzers had a soft, silky texture that was slightly powdery in the pan but tended to apply with ease, blended out nicely, and sat well on the skin. The majority of the shades seemed to have a semi-matte to satin finish, which helped them glide on and appear more natural (in finish) on the skin. The wear ranged from eight to eight and a half hours on me.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Bronzer swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Nylon-12, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Polyethylene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Lauroyl Lysine, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Ptfe, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

Wild Card

LELimited Edition. $8.00.
B
B
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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Colour Pop 1st Prize Pressed Powder Highlighter
Colour Pop 1st Prize Pressed Powder Highlighter
Colour Pop 1st Prize Pressed Powder Highlighter
Colour Pop 1st Prize Pressed Powder Highlighter
Colour Pop 1st Prize Pressed Powder Highlighter
Colour Pop 1st Prize Pressed Powder Highlighter
Colour Pop 1st Prize Pressed Powder Highlighter
Colour Pop 1st Prize Pressed Powder Highlighter
Colour Pop 1st Prize Pressed Powder Highlighter
Colour Pop 1st Prize Pressed Powder Highlighter
Colour Pop 1st Prize Pressed Powder Highlighter
Colour Pop 1st Prize Pressed Powder Highlighter

1st Prize

1st Prize is a medium gold with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had rich color payoff that applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin, though it emphasized my skin’s texture just slightly at heavier coverage. The consistency was smooth, lightly creamy, and easy to work with. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

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

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.23 oz. - $34.78 Per Ounce

The powder highlighter is supposed to have a "high-shine" finish with "high colour intensity." In general, ColourPop's pressed highlighter powders have a smooth, moderately dense texture that was soft enough to be picked up easily by a brush but not kick up any powder in the pan. The formula was semi-opaque to opaque but easily sheered out for less shine and coverage if desired. There were a few shades within the range that emphasized my skin's natural texture slightly but most did not. The wear ranged from seven and a half hours to nine hours.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Silica, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

1st Prize

LELimited Edition. $8.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Liquid Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On lips:
  • Bite Beauty Gemini (Left) Amuse Bouche Lipstick
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Reviewer

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).

Learn more about her review process here.

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I’m really loving this duo. Likely don’t need it, but it would be nice for travel!
Oh. And this is the shade that I wish MAC would have used for Baby Girl. Probably still a bit light for those darker than Aaliyah, yet not as pale as what they *thought * ought to be dark enough!

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