I See the Light
Colour Pop I See the Light Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo ($18.00 for 0.43 oz.) is a new, limited edition duo that features a cool, pink blush paired with a muted, rosy mauve liquid lipstick. The blush had semi-sheer, buildable coverage–which is actually as the formula gets marketed!–while the liquid lipstick had more semi-opaque, buildable coverage, which was a little higher coverage initially than described.
Floating Lights is a light-medium, bluish-pink with strong, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation–up to semi-opaque with two to three layers–paired with a soft, velvety texture that felt smooth to the touch but was a little powdery. The blush applied evenly to bare skin but darkened slightly, giving it a richer appearance applied than in the tube or initially swatched (my arm is extremely dry!). It stayed on well for eight hours on me before showing signs of fading.
- Tom Ford Beauty Pink Ombre (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).
- Make Up For Ever B202 (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
- Clinique Pansy Pop (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
- Urban Decay Obsessed (DC, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
- Anastasia Sugar (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar).
- Colour Pop Thumper (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
- Tom Ford Beauty Velvet Bloom (LE, $80.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
- MAC Azalea Blossom (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
- NARS Power Play (LE, $30.00) is brighter (85% similar).
- Viseart Violet #1 (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar).
$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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Talc, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Magnesium Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Zinc Stearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Distarch Phosphate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate , Hydrolyzed Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Octocrylene, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Quercetin, Tin Oxide, May Contain: Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)
Flynn is a muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It took a half hour or so before it had dried down/worn down to a more matte finish. The consistency was lightweight, airy, and lightly watery, so the product spread well across my lips for even, medium coverage that didn’t emphasize my lip lines or lip texture. It lasted well for four hours and felt neither drying nor hydrating over time.
- Tarte Bounce (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
- Tom Ford Beauty Mario (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
- Tom Ford Beauty Pussycat (P, $54.00) is darker (90% similar).
- NARS Lovin' Lips (P, $26.00) is more muted (90% similar).
- Colour Pop Little League (P, $7.00) is more pigmented (90% similar).
- Colour Pop Lucky Strike (P, $7.50) is lighter (90% similar).
- Pat McGrath Soft Core (P, $40.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
- NARS Hot Kiss (P, $26.00) is cooler (85% similar).
- Colour Pop Fresh Cut (P, $6.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
- NARS Vicious (LE, $27.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar).
The formula is supposed to have "medium buildable coverage" that has a "soft, diffused" effect. It's a more amped up take on their Blotted Lips concept or a slightly "washed out" take on their Ultra Matte/Ultra Satin range. The formula is much thinner--almost weightless--and spreads evenly with a single layer. I'd argue that most shades were often closer to semi-opaque rather than medium and buildable--and I used only what was on the doe-foot applicator to apply (without going back for more) for both top and bottom lips.
The consistency was airier, light, thin, and spreadable with a soft dry down that didn't feel like it was wholly locked in (like Ultra Mattes) but had significantly less transfer than a traditional lipstick (or even the Ulta Satins). They were not the most forgiving of lip texture or lip lines, but they were more flattering than most formulas I've tried that are similar in effect and coverage. Some shades had more of a matte finish shortly after application while others had subtle shine that wore down to a matte finish within an hour or less.
Longevity ran anywhere from three to six hours with some shades leaving subtle stains behind, and the formula felt mostly non-drying for me. It had a sweet, vanilla scent but no discernible taste.
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Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Alumina, Flavor, Triethoxycaprylylsilane. May Contain: Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 28 (CI 45410), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985).