ColourPop Thames is a moderately cool-toned, dark pink with a matte finish. It is a limited edition highlighter that retails for $8.00 and contains 0.15 oz.
ColourPop Thames Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a "cool-toned rosy pink." It's a muted, medium-dark pink with cool undertones and a matte finish. The texture was firmer and more clay-like--dry and difficult to really get color out of except with a hard press of fingertips. I couldn't use this well with a brush, as so little color transferred onto a brush. It seemed more like a cream blush that had been left open for too long and had dried out than a just-opened one, unfortunately. It was harder to blend on the skin as a result. Once on, the color lasted for nine hours. Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Blush) (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Macaroon (P, $24.00) is glossier (95% similar). Makeup Geek Rendezvous (P, $10.00) is cooler (95% similar). Jouer Seduce Me (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Milani Pink Play #2 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Nooner (Blush) (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Ibiza (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Stila Pink Rose Blush (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop New Lowes (LE, $8.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Chroma (P, $23.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Black Opal Tulip (P, $8.95) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pretty Pink (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bicoastal (Bottom) (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Milani Tea Rose (08) (P, $8.99) is warmer (85% similar). IT Cosmetics Matte Sweet Apple (P, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Penthouse (LE, $30.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). NARS Scandalous (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Smith and Cult Cool Plum (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Fingertips will provide the highest amount of coverage. Brush suggestions: Use a flat synthetic cheek/ foundation brush or a short duo fiber brush; flat synthetic brush will give more coverage and the duo fiber brush will give a more sheer, air brushed effect. WHEN FINISHED: Close that sucker up tight! Don’t leave the jar opened for long periods of time; you may lose some of the magic that makes the Super Shock Cheek so amazzzing. Colour builds from natural- looking flushed looks to more intense bright looks. … Build to your heart’s desire!.