Colour Pop Night Bloom Pressed Powder Blush ($8.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a brighter, medium lavender with cooler undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage–so more than true buildable but not intensely pigmented–that could be used with a slightly lighter hand for true, buildable coverage if desired.
The texture was soft, silky to the touch, and wasn’t too powdery nor too firmly-pressed into the pan, which made it easy to pick up a variety of brushes. The blush applied well to bare skin and blended out with minimal effort, which was a bit of a surprise as sometimes the more matte blushes in this formula can stick or become harder to blend without powdering first. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
- MAC Unicorn Dust (LE, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
- Sephora Over the Moon (14) (DC, $14.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar).
- Colour Pop Whirl (LE, $10.00) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (85% similar).
- MAC Full of Joy (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
- Melt Cosmetics Electra (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar).
- LORAC Panorama (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar).
$10.00/0.13 oz. – $76.92 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to go on “smoothly” and have a “natural and healthy flush” that has “long wear” and “can be layered to your desired intensity.” It is a lightly to moderately powdery powder blush with semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable color payoff. The consistency has a drier, thinner feel and though it feels silky to the touch, I found it the type of powder blush can be tricky to blend out evenly on the skin, depending on one’s skin type or base preferences. The drier the skin/base, the better the formula would blend, but any natural oils or slip caused the blush to go on unevenly and was difficult to blend out. The wear was between seven and eight hours on me on average.
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Talc, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Magnesium Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Distarch Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Octocrylene, Silica, Butyrospermum Parkii (shea) Butter, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Quercetin. May Contain: Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).