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ColourPop Wallaby Blush Stix Review & Swatches

01/06

Colour Pop Wallaby Blush Stix
Colour Pop Wallaby Blush Stix
Colour Pop Wallaby Blush Stix
Colour Pop Wallaby Blush Stix
Colour Pop Wallaby Blush Stix
Colour Pop Wallaby Blush Stix
Colour Pop Wallaby Blush Stix
Colour Pop Wallaby Blush Stix
Colour Pop Wallaby Blush Stix
Colour Pop Wallaby Blush Stix
Colour Pop Wallaby Blush Stix
Colour Pop Wallaby Blush Stix
Colour Pop Wallaby Blush Stix
Colour Pop Wallaby Blush Stix
Colour Pop Wallaby Blush Stix
Colour Pop Wallaby Blush Stix
Colour Pop Wallaby Blush Stix
Colour Pop Wallaby Blush Stix

Wallaby

Colour Pop Wallaby Blush Stix ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a light-medium berry with subtle, cool undertones and cooler, lavender pearl. The shimmer was very fine in it, so it had more of a luminous sheen than overtly shimmery finish applied. It had semi-opaque pigmentation when applied directly from the tube, and it was sheerer and more buildable when applied with fingertips or a separate brush. The consistency was lightweight, thin, and emollient without feeling wet or tacky. This particular shade seemed a little more emollient but thinner compared to most in the range, but it was still a cinch to apply and blend out. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours on me before showing signs of wear.

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!

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Ingredients

Phenylpropyldimethylsiloxysilicate, Caprylyl Methicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Paraffin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Silica, Ceresin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Alumina, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Lauryl Laurate, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Stearic Acid, Synthetic Beeswax, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrated Silica, Microcrystalline Wax, Potassium Sorbate, Water, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain: Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Wallaby
Wallaby
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
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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This is one of the two shades I was contemplating (More Is More is the other). I will probably go with More Is More, since I could actually use a shade that leans peach in my collection.

BTW…Still can’t get onto Colourpop’s website from my work computer! I’m not sure what’s going on, since all other websites work ok. Looks like I’ll have to use my phone to access their site.

Will you be reviewing the new Colourpop Honey eye palette?

I like this one! I love when posts Inspire me to pull out similar dupes. I have Surratt Barbe a Papa which hasn’t received any love in quite some time.

This may be perfect for any of us who feared that Dior Holo Pink wouldn’t show up so well on us. I am definitely buying this for exactly this reason. Too many medium and med.-tan folks saying Holo Pink just didn’t work on their skintones. Plus, the name for this is ADORABLE!

Yep, this one’s a beaut. I feel like a have an indie powder blush that’s really similar, otherwise, I’d be tempted.

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