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ColourPop Super Shock Cheek Highlighters: Lunch Money and Wisp

I enjoy the formula of the ColourPop highlighters.  I already had two in my collection when ColourPop ran a deal offering a free highlighter (or two) when you spend… whatever.  I had a wish list of items for their website anyway to I took the opportunity to pick up some things and get these two beauties for free!

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Swatches: Lunch Money (top) and Wisp (bottom)

The colours that I selected for the deal were Lunch Money and Wisp.  These bouncy creams are super smooth and offer a bright sheen without any glitter, which I love.  I find that these apply easily either with your finger or (as I prefer) a small stipple brush.  I don’t find that these lift my foundation but I would recommend adding a small amount at a time to aide blending.  These last really nicely on my skin on their own and also as a base for a powdered highlight.  These do dry down on the skin too, which is great.

As you can see, although Wisp is beautiful, it is quite dark to act as a highlight for me, but it does give a beautiful glow.  I use this lightly on my cheekbones and when sheered out it is still very pretty.  I imagine this would be stunning on people with richer skin tones than mine.  This is also a beautiful eyeshadow base.

Lunch Money suits my skin tone really well as a true highlighter.  It is a light gold tone and gives plenty of glow.  So pretty and pigmented.

I find that it can be hard to see the true colours of the highlighters on the ColourPop website (which is how I ended up with Butterfly Beach when it is clearly too dark) so here is my full ColourPop highlighter collections swatched together so you can compare the tones.

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Swatches: Teasecake, Butterfly Beach, Wisp, Lunch Money

Overall, I really like the formula of the ColourPop highlighters.  Of all my ColourPop Super Shock products I find this kind of satin formula (in the highlighters, blush and shadows), lasts the longest in terms of NOT drying out and maintaining the same smooth formula over time.  (Random fact: In my experience the matte formulas of face/eye products seem to dry out the quickest).

Last random thought – if you are looking for a powder product that looks very similar to Wisp I think the Makeup Revolution Vivid Shimmer Brick in Radiant is quite similar.  The swatch below is a mix of all the colours of the shimmer brick, but if you keep your brush towards the top you will get an even more similar match.

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Swatches: Wisp (top) and Makeup Revolution Vivid Shimmer Brick in Radiant

So there you have it.  A very wordy review of Lunch Money and Wisp 🙂

Have a great day!!

 

ColourPop Super Shock Cheek: Blush and Highlights

When I made my first ColourPop order a while back I purchased two each of their cruelty-free blushers and highlighters. I don’t really have much in the way of cream face products so I wasn’t sure what to expect but I have been pleasantly surprised by these beauties.

They have the same unique texture of the super shock shadows: silky, damp (but not wet), creamy and spongy.  They go on creamy but dry down almost immediately.  They don’t stay tacky and both highlighters and blushers alike last ALL day.  They swatch beautifully and I adore all the colours that I purchased.

Jelly Fish (pearlized) and Prenup (satin).

Jelly Fish (pearlized) and Prenup (satin).

Blush swatches: Prenup (top) and Jelly Fish.

Blush swatches: Prenup (top) and Jelly Fish.

If we start with the blush colours you can see Jelly Fish is a bright red coral shade.  I love this one.  It is really easy to apply with a brush because it is so pigmented.  I blend a little of this out to get a really beautiful flush.  I think this is the perfect blush for the spring time – it is bright and being a cream type product it won’t sweat off!

Prenup is a much more subtle colour.  ColourPop describe it as a mid-tone plum pink and I think that is pretty accurate.  I find this one a bit more fiddly to apply because it is not as pigmented and it doesn’t pick up on a brush as easily.  I tend to pat this one onto the cheeks with my fingers but even then it gives a very natural and neutral look.

Teasecake (pearlized) and Butterfly Beach (pearlized).

Teasecake (pearlized) and Butterfly Beach (pearlized).

Highlighter swatches: Butterfly Beach (top) and Teasecake.

Highlighter swatches: Butterfly Beach (top) and Teasecake.

The highlights are really pretty.  I feel like these are darker tones in person than they appeared on the website but I still think they work for me, even on my pale skin.  I love both these colours and although they look quite similar in my photographs I think they are much more unique in person.  Teacake is a pale pink which looks almost peachy due to a gold, almost duo chrome, finish.  It is so beautiful and you only need a light hand because these highlighters POP.

Butterfly Beach is a muted rose gold highlighter.  ColourPop describes it as soft peach with gold and silver highlights and I can see where they are coming from.  This one is getting close to being too dark for me but I think that in the summer when I get a little more colour it will be beautiful. I have worn it through the winter though and I just blend it out carefully.  These are both lush.

I really like these super shock cheek products.  I would definitely purchase more of these because they have been surprisingly easy to work with, and in tropical North Queensland, Australia where the humidity is horrendous anything that doesn’t melt-off my face gets 10/10 in my book!  These retail for US$8 which is about AU$11 and I think they are well worth the price.

If you would like to have a look at the ColourPop range for yourself you can find them here.

Have a great day!