ColourPop A Pretty Penny Blush & Lite Stix Duo Review & Swatches



A Pretty Penny

ColourPop A Pretty Penny Blush & Lite Stix Duo ($14.00 for 0.61 oz.) includes a light-medium gold cream highlighter and a soft peach cream blush. Both shades were emollient, blendable, and easy to work with on bare skin or layered over a foundation, and they performed consistently with their respective formulas (their “worst” attribute being more pigmented than marketed).

A Pretty Penny

LELimited Edition.

A

A

9.5
Product

9
Pigmentation

9.5
Texture

9.5
Longevity

5
Application

94%
Total

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Cash In

Cash In is a medium peach with moderate, warm undertones and a luminous finish. It had medium, buildable coverage that was a little sheerer if applied with a brush and truer to medium when applied directly from the tube or with fingertips.

The texture was emollient but spread well across my skin, whether over bare skin or layered on top of foundation, and blended out without lifting up product. It lasted well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.33 oz. – $24.24 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to “blend effortlessly” with a “natural, skin-like finish” that can be layered or applied on bare skin. The brand recommends applying directly from the tube for heavier coverage and using a brush to pick up product for less coverage, though the coverage “easily builds colour to your heart’s desire.” They dry down to a semi-set finish–lightly dewy, definitely “natural, skin-like” in appearance, but not overly tacky or really wet-looking. I haven’t found that they migrate or move around much, so the formula is still longer-wearing at seven to nine hours with minimal movement. They have applied well and worn well over foundation thus far, too. They are not transfer-proof but are transfer-resistant; they won’t smear around with an inadvertent touch but aren’t fully locked down.

The pigmentation varied a bit from shade to shade, but most shades were semi-opaque to fully opaque when applied directly from the tube in one “swipe” motion, though I think mimicking this on cheeks isn’t quite as easily done as compared to my arm. I preferred picking up product on my fingertip, patting on the apple of my cheek and diffusing upward and outward, then using a clean fingertip to diffuse and soften the edges as needed. I appreciated that even the deeper hues didn’t seem to “sink” into my pores and were as easy to apply and blend out as very light, more my-skin-but-better (literally, my skin!) hues. I would describe the formula was buildable from semi-sheer to medium with semi-opaque coverage possible, but there’s enough slip in the formula that it starts to sheer out noticeably even when applied more heavily.

The consistency was lightly emollient, lightweight, and thin with good spreadability and movement; it didn’t lift up base products but still worked well over bare skin. I didn’t experience it lifting up or creating patchiness over time on top of foundation, even when I set the foundation initially, but I would recommend (same as I would for most cream-based cheek formulas!) to pair with a less-matte foundation for optimal results (the dewy finish plays well with a more skin-like base).

Oh, the caps have the names of the products, but the rest of the tube doesn’t, so if you have more than one open, take care in getting the right lid back on!

Browse all of our ColourPop Blush Stix swatches.

Cash In

LELimited Edition. $8.00.

A

A

9.5
Product

10
Pigmentation

9.5
Texture

9
Longevity

5
Application

96%
Total

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On a Streak

On a Streak is a light, peachy gold with warmer undertones and a pearly sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer when applied with a fingertip, though it was inclined to sheer out to more medium coverage in practice. With a brush, it had semi-sheer to medium, buildable color coverage; but overall, it was a little more pigmented than marketed.

The texture was lightweight, emollient without being too slippery, which ensured it blended out with ease over bare skin as well as on top of foundation. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.33 oz. – $24.24 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to “blend effortlessly” with a “natural, skin-like finish” that can be layered or applied on bare skin. The brand recommends applyling directly from the tube for heavier coverage and using a brush to pick up product for less coverage, though the coverage “easily builds colour to your heart’s desire.”

They dry down to a semi-set finish–lightly dewy, definitely “natural, skin-like” in appearance, but not overly tacky or really wet-looking. I haven’t found that they migrate or move around much, so the formula is still longer-wearing at seven to nine hours with minimal movement. They have applied well and worn well over foundation thus far, too. They are not transfer-proof but are transfer-resistant; they won’t smear around with an inadvertent touch but aren’t fully locked down.

The pigmentation varied a bit from shade to shade, but most shades were semi-opaque to fully opaque when applied directly from the tube in one “swipe” motion, though I think mimicking this on cheeks isn’t quite as easily done as compared to my arm. I preferred picking up product on my fingertip, patting on the apple of my cheek and diffusing upward and outward, then using a clean fingertip to diffuse and soften the edges as needed.

I appreciated that even the deeper hues didn’t seem to “sink” into my pores and were as easy to apply and blend out as very light, more my-skin-but-better (literally, my skin!) hues. I would describe the formula was buildable from semi-sheer to medium with semi-opaque coverage possible, but there’s enough slip in the formula that it starts to sheer out noticeably even when applied more heavily.

The consistency was lightly emollient, lightweight, and thin with good spreadability and movement; it didn’t lift up base products but still worked well over bare skin. I didn’t experience it lifting up or creating patchiness over time on top of foundation, even when I set the foundation initially, but I would recommend (same as I would for most cream-based cheek formulas!) to pair with a less-matte foundation for optimal results (the dewy finish plays well with a more skin-like base).

Oh, the caps have the names of the products, but the rest of the tube doesn’t, so if you have more than one open, take care in getting the right lid back on!

Browse all of our ColourPop Lite Stix swatches.

On a Streak

LELimited Edition. $8.00.

A-

A-

9.5
Product

8.5
Pigmentation

9.5
Texture

9
Longevity

5
Application

92%
Total

ColourPop A Pretty Penny Blush & Lite Stix Duo

ColourPop A Pretty Penny Blush & Lite Stix Duo

ColourPop A Pretty Penny Blush & Lite Stix Duo

ColourPop Cash In Blush Stix

ColourPop Cash In Blush Stix

ColourPop Cash In Blush Stix

ColourPop Cash In Blush Stix

ColourPop Cash In Blush Stix

ColourPop On a Streak Lite Stix

ColourPop On a Streak Lite Stix

ColourPop On a Streak Lite Stix

ColourPop On a Streak Lite Stix

ColourPop On a Streak Lite Stix

ColourPop A Pretty Penny Blush & Lite Stix Duo

ColourPop A Pretty Penny Blush & Lite Stix Duo

ColourPop A Pretty Penny Blush & Lite Stix Duo

ColourPop Cash In Blush Stix

ColourPop Cash In Blush Stix

ColourPop Cash In Blush Stix

ColourPop Cash In Blush Stix

ColourPop Cash In Blush Stix

ColourPop On a Streak Lite Stix

ColourPop On a Streak Lite Stix

ColourPop On a Streak Lite Stix

ColourPop On a Streak Lite Stix

ColourPop On a Streak Lite Stix



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