Blushes

ColourPop x Pony Park Sugarcoated Super Shock Cheek Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Sugarcoated Colour Pop Sugarcoated Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had buildable coverage from semi-sheer to semi-opaque applied with a brush, and semi-opaque, buildable coverage when applied with fingertips. The texture had that velvety-smooth feel to it, where it didn’t have any wetness to it, but it had some glide (almost like a silicone-based primer). It was easier to apply and disperse the product and get…

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ColourPop x Pony Park Simply Sweet Super Shock Cheek Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Simply Sweet Colour Pop Simply Sweet Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a soft, pinky coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had sheer coverage applied with a brush that was buildable to semi-sheer coverage, while application with a fingertip yielded medium coverage. The texture was smooth to the touch, denser, and more like a velvety primer, where it feel wet or emollient but wasn’t dried down. I find that application with the more matte Super…

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ColourPop My Perch or Yours Blush & Lite Stix Duo Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Colour Pop My Perch or Yours Blush Stix and Lite Stix Duo Colour Pop My Perch or Yours Blush Stix and Lite Stix Duo Colour Pop My Perch or Yours Blush Stix and Lite Stix Duo My Perch or Yours Colour Pop My Perch or Yours Blush Stix and Lite Stix Duo ($14.00 for oz.) features two new shades: a warm pink blush paired with a pale pink with gold shimmer highlighter. The blush performed beautifully with buildable coverage, as…

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Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous, Glowing Beauty Instant Look in a Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty Instant Look in a Palette ($75.00 for 0.77 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that includes three eyeshadows, two cheek colors, one bronzer, and one highlighter. Most of the shades were soft, blendable, and long-wearing with semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation. The bronzer would have been more blendable, which was the worst “con” of the palette; all four cheek products were quite pigmented but those formulas are marketed as buildable, so they…

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ColourPop In a Twitter Blush & Lite Stix Duo Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Colour Pop In a Twitter Blush Stix and Lite Stix Duo Colour Pop In a Twitter Blush Stix and Lite Stix Duo Colour Pop In a Twitter Blush Stix and Lite Stix Duo In a Twitter Colour Pop In a Twitter Blush Stix and Lite Stix Duo ($14.00 for 0.61 oz.) is a new cream blush and highlighter duo, which featured a warm, coral blush and a shimmering, peachy-coral highlighter (which may be a highlighting blush for lighter skin tones).…

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MAC Medium Deep Star-Dipped Face Compact Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Medium Deep MAC Medium Deep Star-Dipped Face Compact ($42.50 for 0.48 oz.) is a new, limited edition foursome that includes a bronzer, one blush, and two highlighters, all of which are in the Extra Dimension formula. Three of the four shades in the quad have been seen before, though this is the first time MAC has housed them in a quad format, which makes the price point a lot more palatable (they can get quite pricey as standalone purchases). The…

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MAC Light Star-Dipped Face Compact Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Light MAC Light Star-Dipped Face Compact ($42.50 for 0.48 oz.) is a new, limited edition quad that features two blushes and two highlighters, all of which are in the Extra Dimension formula. All four shades had semi-opaque (or greater) pigmentation, had smooth, denser consistencies, and applied and blended out beautifully on my skin. The key to working with this formula is understanding that they tend to be a bit denser, firmer, so they work better with a moderate hand and…

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ColourPop x Disney Designer I See the Light Set Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Colour Pop I See the Light Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo Colour Pop I See the Light Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo Colour Pop I See the Light Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo Colour Pop I See the Light Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo 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…

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ColourPop x Disney Designer Down in New Orleans Set Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Colour Pop Down in New Orleans Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo Colour Pop Down in New Orleans Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo Colour Pop Down in New Orleans Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo Colour Pop Down in New Orleans Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo Down in New Orleans Colour Pop Down in New Orleans Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo ($18.00 for 0.43 oz.) includes a soft, plummy brown blush and a deep, copper-red liquid lipstick.…

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Tom Ford Megeve Soleil Glow Stick Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Tom Ford Beauty Megeve (03) Highlighter & Blush Glow Stick Tom Ford Beauty Megeve (03) Highlighter & Blush Glow Stick Megeve (03) Tom Ford Beauty Megeve (03) Highlighter & Blush Glow Stick ($55.00 for 0.35 oz.) includes a soft, peachy copper highlighter and a muted, medium coral blush. Both shades were easy to work with; they applied and blended out with ease, while they had a dewy sheen that lasted for a good nine hours before starting to fade visibly.…

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ColourPop x Disney Designer Topsy Turvy Set Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Colour Pop Topsy Turvy Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo Colour Pop Topsy Turvy Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo Colour Pop Topsy Turvy Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo Colour Pop Topsy Turvy Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo Topsy Turvy Colour Pop Topsy Turvy Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo ($18.00 for 0.43 oz.) includes a gold-shimmered, pink blush paired with a deep, berry liquid lipstick. The products can be purchased individually if preferred. Both products were more…

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Tom Ford Courchevel Soleil Glow Stick Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Tom Ford Beauty Courchevel (04) Highlighter & Blush Glow Stick Tom Ford Beauty Courchevel (04) Highlighter & Blush Glow Stick Courchevel (04) Tom Ford Beauty Courchevel (04) Highlighter & Blush Glow Stick ($55.00 for 0.35 oz.) features a soft, coppery highlighter and a richer, plummy blush. The highlighter had so-so coverage, while the blush was more pigmented. Both shades applied evenly, blended out without issue, and had nine-hour wear. We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links…

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ColourPop x Disney Designer Beauty and the Beast Set Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Colour Pop Beauty and the Beast Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo Colour Pop Beauty and the Beast Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo Colour Pop Beauty and the Beast Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo Colour Pop Beauty and the Beast Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo Beauty and the Beast Colour Pop Beauty and the Beast Disney Designer Cheek & Lip Duo ($18.00 for 0.43 oz.) includes a soft, satiny pink blush paired with a muted, coral liquid…

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NARS Free Lover Holiday 2019 Cheek Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Free Lover NARS Free Lover Cheek Palette ($41.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that features one highlighter and five blushes, which is exclusive to Sephora. It’s a warmer mix of corals, so if you’re a big fan of coral blushes and aren’t already stocked up, it might be worth considering. I think that NARS’ satin and matte blush shades tends to be best suited to those who pair them with a drier base (like drier skin…

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NARS Star Scene Holiday 2019 Cheek Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Star Scene NARS Star Scene Wet/Dry Cheek Trio ($42.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio that features a warm, peachy-gold highlighter and two coral blushes. All three shades hare semi-opaque to opaque coverage, which was the “downside” to the product as they’re supposed to be “sheer-to-buildable” and can be used wet for a “high-impact effect” (though the latter seemed more with respect to the finish, e.g. the glow). As I mentioned in my review of Hustle, I…

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Tom Ford Soleil Neige Soleil Glow Stick Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Neige (02) Highlighter & Blush Glow Stick Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Neige (02) Highlighter & Blush Glow Stick Soleil Neige (02) Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Neige (02) Highlighter & Blush Glow Stick ($55.00 for 0.35 oz.) includes a pearly highlighter on one shade and a creamy blush on the other. The product twists up from the respective ends. It’s a very emollient formula with a high-shine, dewy finish that doesn’t seem to dry down or set,…

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NARS Hustle Holiday 2019 Cheek Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Hustle NARS Hustle Wet/Dry Cheek Trio ($42.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio that features a warm, gold highlighter and two coral blushes (more more mid-tone and the other deeper and richer). The formula is a denser, firmer type–like a gel-powder hybrid–that works best with moderately dense brushes (e.g. fan brushes aren’t ideal). The upside is that they’re not powdering, and the powders tend to “melt” when applied to skin, which gives them a smoother, more skin-like…

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Tarte 9 Ways to Shine Cheek Wardrobe Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

9 Ways to Shine Tarte 9 Ways to Shine Cheek Wardrobe ($35.00 for 0.69 oz.) is a new, limited edition set of stacked cheek colors. Each stack contains three shades–technically, a highlighter, blush, and bronzer–with a flip-top mirror and swiveling compacts underneath the first shade. There are three stacks included in the set, which I love seeing in a holiday set as it would be easy to gift any of the stacks to a friend or family member (either as…

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Hourglass Ghost Ambient Lighting Edit Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Ghost Hourglass Ghost Ambient Lighting Edit Palette ($80.00 for 0.29 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that features two finishing powders, one highlighter, one bronzer, and two blushes. The top three shades are all part of the core range of shades, so they can be purchased individually, while the bottom three shades are new and exclusive to the palette. The quality of the products was lovely–blendable, easy to work with, sat well on skin–and the “downside” was that the…

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Clinique Warm Up Cheek Pop Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Warm Up Clinique Warm Up Cheek Pop Palette ($29.50 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio of blushes with warmer undertones. The three shades performed consistently with the Cheek Pop formula: denser, firmer textures that work better with moderately dense brushes, but then they go on effortlessly, blend seamlessly, and have a skin-like finish that sits well on skin. We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks! Clinique Blush Pop Cheek Pop Blush…

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Hourglass Ghost Ambient Lighting Blush Quad (Holiday 2019) Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Ghost Hourglass Ghost (Holiday 2019) Ambient Lighting Blush Quad ($58.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that features two brand-new shades, one repromote (but never sold individually), and one permanently available shade (Brilliant Nude). Most of the shades had buildable pigmentation (as marketed), natural-to-luminous finishes, were blendable and easy to use, and performed consistently with past shades in the formula. Hourglass’ blushes retail for $40.00 for 0.15 oz. or $266.67/oz. They also sell miniature sizes in four…

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ColourPop Thnks fr th Mmrs Super Shock Cheek Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Thnks fr the Mmrs Colour Pop Thnks fr the Mmrs Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a light, pink-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had sheer color payoff that was buildable to semi-opaque coverage when applied with a stippling brush, while it had medium, buildable coverage when applied with a fingertip. It was less pigmented than it was marketed as, and if you’re someone who finds it easy to over-apply blush, then the lack of…

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Melt Cosmetics Gamma Ray Blushlight (Trio) Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Gammy Ray Melt Cosmetics Gammy Ray Blushlight (Trio) ($22.00 for 0.28 oz.) is one of those products that is supposed to work well on eyes and cheeks, but it doesn’t work well on either. The texture was too heavy, silicone-heavy, and firmly-pressed in the pan, so what product came off the pan was clumpy and thick, which resulted in emphasizing texture on my skin, whether lids or cheeks. It also made the product harder to diffuse and spread across the…

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ColourPop Overdramatic Super Shock Cheek Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Overdramatic Colour Pop Overdramatic Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark copper with warm, rusty-red undertones and a matte finish. The blush had good color coverage in one layer when applied with a fingertip, and it had more buildable coverage from semi-sheer to mostly opaque when applied with a stippling brush, which was in line with the marketing. The denser, more clay-like texture–velvety and smooth to the touch but never felt wet or really cream-like–responded better…

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ColourPop Drop of a Hat Super Shock Cheek Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Drop of a Hat Colour Pop Drop of a Hat Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium, pinky-coral base with warm, gold and copper shimmer throughout. The texture was smooth, emollient without being too slippery, and easy to work with on bare skin as well as on top of base products. The blush yielded opaque pigmentation when applied with fingertips and sheerer, buildable coverage when applied with a stippling brush, which was in line with the formula’s…

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ColourPop 2 Cool 4 School Super Shock Cheek Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

2 Cool 4 School Colour Pop 2 Cool 4 School Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is medium-dark peach with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had buildable coverage from semi-sheer to mostly opaque when applied with a stippling brush and nearly opaque coverage when applied with fingertips. The blush had a smooth, more clay-like consistency that indented when pressed but moved more as one and felt more powder-like (drier in a way) than some of the past…

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Melt Cosmetics Ultraviolet Blushlight (Trio) Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Ultraviolet Melt Cosmetics Ultraviolet Blushlight (Trio) ($22.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a jumbo-sized blush compact that contains a pan that’s been split into three distinctive shades. The brand says that it can be used “on face and around eyes as desired” (I wonder if “around” is code for “not for the immediate eye area,” though). As a blush formula, the heavy, denser, and thicker consistency made it difficult to pick up product, left them often looking thick and textured on…

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ColourPop Underclassman Super Shock Cheek Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Underclassman Colour Pop Underclassman Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium orange with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation when applied with a fingertip and more buildable coverage from semi-sheer to mostly opaque when applied with a stippling brush–as described. The texture felt more clay-like, smooth and velvety to the touch, but it would clearly indent and could be pushed around like clay. The matte finish has less of an emollient or…

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ColourPop She’s in Bold Super Shock Cheek Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

She’s in Bold Colour Pop She’s in Bold Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium orange with warm, redidhs undertones and a matte finish. It had a very smooth, velvety texture; it felt more like clay than a traditional cream as there was wetness. I’d recommend applying with fingertips, which achieves the best balance of pigmentation and diffusion over a brush, which I find doesn’t pick up product quite as readily with the matte finish of…

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Coloured Raine My Day One Highlighter and Blush Duo Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

My Day One Coloured Raine My Day One Highlighter and Blush Duo ($25.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a new, limited edition duo featuring a bright, coppery highlighter and a slightly muted, cooler-toned blush. The two shades definitely played well off of each other. Both shades had rich pigmentation and were fairly blendable, easy to use, and lasted for at least eight hours on me, though the blush took some extra time to blend out (workable but not effortless). My Day…

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