Good morning gorgeous humans!
So it’s no secret that I’m a massive fan of Colour Pop – Particularly their pressed powder eye shadows (which are a game changer to me) but today I wanted to talk about another powder product of theirs, one that I was so excited for when it launched but let’s just say my thoughts didn’t meet the initial excitement.
So if you want to hear my experienced on these powder blushes, keep reading!
Pigmentation: Super-duper pigmented, they definitely go on opaque straight away! So if you have a deeper skin tone you will definitely find some shades that show up wonderfully.
Formula: The pressed powder blushes are smooth but they aren’t as buttery and creamy as I’d like. Bear in mind they are of a matte finish (the single pan blushes). So I feel like their matte nature makes them very difficult to blend. On top of being difficult to blend, because they are intensely pigmented it can give you clown cheeks really easily. Being that I am on the pale side it definitely makes these blushes very very difficult to use.
Finish: The 6 shades I picked up were all matte. I’m pretty sure the pressed powder blushes that come in a single pan (so not part of the face duos) are all matte.
Wearability: The wide shade range gives you a lot of options, depending on your taste, the more subtle/nude shades are definitely the most wearable for a variety of makeup looks. These shade range also caters for a lot of different skin tones.
Packaging: Packaging comes in two options – wearability
Price: $7 AUD
Availability Colour Pop site
Shade range: The pressed powder blush pans come in 14 shades. All the ones I tried were matte.
Pros: You have the option of purchasing them in a pan (which can be placed in a custom palette or you can purchase them as a compact – so the packaging is flexible. They are long wearing and very affordable with a wide shade range.
Cons: Super-duper pigmented, difficult to apply, only available on the colour pop site.
Who wouldn’t like this? If you are a fan of sheer/buildable blushes that are easy to apply – these blushes won’t be for you. Though they have some nude blush shades so if you still want to try these blushes I’d definitely go strictly for the nude shades.
Overall thoughts: These blushes aren’t horrible, you can make them work. I’m just the type of gal who doesn’t want to faff around with a complicated blush. I want my blush on and blended (no clown cheeks) in 5 seconds. These one’s for me were too tricky to blend and apply and just went on too strong. I do like that they are long wearing – not an easy thing to find in powder blushes, especially an affordable option. But seeing as I own quite a bit of blushes I just hardly reach for these ones. If you like an intense blush and you don’t mind putting your blending skills to use, perhaps you’ll appreciate these more.
Would I repurchase it?: No I wouldn’t. Since purchasing these blushes I have now decluttered three of them (the bold shades) and retained the nude shades to try and get myself to use them more.
And that wraps up this post! Have you guys tried these powder blushes from colour pop? What were your thoughts? Drop a comment and let me know! I hope you all have a great day and I’ll see you in the next post.