Sephora I’m Shocked (09) Colorful Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

Sephora I'm Shocked (09) Colorful Blush
Sephora I’m Shocked (09) Colorful Blush

Sephora I’m Shocked (09) Colorful Blush ($15.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “flashy fuchsia.” It’s a right, brightened fuchsia-magenta with strong, cool undertones and a satin sheen. Colour Pop Pie (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Homie (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Bright Pink (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Pegacorn (DC, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever B216 (P, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Heavenly (LE, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). Urban Decay Savage (DC, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). LORAC Unashamed (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Rose #3 (PiP, ) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Bahamas (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Coloured Raine Bossed Up (PiP, $6.99) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Coloured Raine Party Drip (PiP, $6.99) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC This Could Be Fun (LE, $24.00) is more muted (90% similar). NYX Electro (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Se Pomponner (P, $32.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Full Fuchsia (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). MAC Saucy Miss (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Coeur Battant (LE, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Colorful Blush formula is supposed to be long-wearing, buildable, and have a lightweight texture. My experience with the formula has shown that they’re soft, lightly powdery at times (some are worse than others) with semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage that blends fairly well and lasts seven to eight hours. There is some variance between shades, but there are some gems in the range. I’m Shocked is easily the most pigmented and intense shade that I’ve come across in the Colorful Blush line-up. It had semi-opaque to opaque coverage, but it was a harder blush to sheer out unless used with a very feathery brush and light touch. The texture was firm without being dry or powdery, while the blush blended out without too much trouble, it isn’t foolproof. It has a natural finish where it doesn’t read shimmery on the skin, but it doesn’t have a flat, matte finish either. It wore for nine hours before fading on me.

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Sephora I'm Shocked (09) Colorful Blush
Sephora I’m Shocked (09) Colorful Blush

Sephora I'm Shocked (09) Colorful Blush
Sephora I’m Shocked (09) Colorful Blush

Sephora I'm Shocked (09) Colorful Blush
Sephora I’m Shocked (09) Colorful Blush

Sephora I'm Shocked (09) Colorful Blush
Sephora I’m Shocked (09) Colorful Blush

Sephora I'm Shocked (09) Colorful Blush
Sephora I’m Shocked (09) Colorful Blush

Sephora I'm Shocked (09) Colorful Blush
Sephora I’m Shocked (09) Colorful Blush

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Make Up For Ever HD Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
On lips:
  • Laura Geller Mango Sorbet Lip Crayon

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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They’re a bit different in color + finish, but as far as quality goes, this received an A- and Azalea received an A.

Not bad! But I personally really love MAC Azalea from yesterday quite a lot more, and some of the bright fuschia-magentas from ColourPop such as Pie and Pegacorn, too.

This one reads more spring-time, light and bright flush, while Azalea makes me think of summer with the more shimmery finish!

Oh, I have this one and I love it! It’s not my everyday blush, but it gets used quite a bit. I am quite fair and I use a fan brush and a light hand when I apply it, or I’d end up looking like a clown. I find it quite easy to work with.
I really like this collection, Sephora has doen a good job with it. At the same time I bought this, I bought So Shy a total contrast to I’m shocked.

Happy you have this one, Helene! Fan brush is perfect for this one. Even on my skin tone, fan brushes work well for me with something like this!

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