BEAUTY HAUL: ONE WEEK LATER -4- COLOURPOP BRONZERS
As it was a sunny week here in France, I must admit that I’ve particularly enjoyed having these two, brand new ColourPop Bronzers to play with, even though I usually don’t need this excuse to achieve some lovely, bronzy cheeks! The weather conditions have nonetheless enabled me to truly put the Super Shock Cheek bronzers to the test. As explained in the expectations post I’ve picked up two shades, Bon Voyage and Poolside, respectively a matte, light bronzer and a darker, scarier satin one! While the finishes they give to the skin definitely vary from one shade to another, I love them both and I will try to explain why!
In order of appearance: Super Shock Cheek Bon Voyage -matte-, Super Shock Cheek Poolside -satin-.
While both the matte and satin formulation are quite pigmented, the pans -similar to a Mac Cream Colour Base- are too small to be able to swirl the brush into it: the brush cannot but pick up a small, tiny amount of powder! Poolside therefore becomes a lot more mistake-proof and a little less dark once on the skin, which is why I’m having a crush for this bronzer which, because of the tiny amount of gold in this medium brown shade, almost looks like an eyeshadow! Its satin finish is also very successful in sitting right in between an overly shimmery and too matte, cakey finish. It is luminous and as invisible as makeup can be. The overall, well-balanced combination between a dramatic shade and a skin-like finish is, I believe, what I particularly enjoy about this bronzer which makes me look put together without being too over the top.
As for the ColourPop Super Shock Cheek Bronzers’ consistency, it’s so soft it gives the impression it could be applied with fingers -doesn’t work, though-. Jasmine talks beauty – I had to mention her as she is the one who brought these bronzers to my attention- always talks about a slippery texture and I couldn’t describe it better myself! With this consistency, even Bon Voyage, the matte finish, becomes very easy to blend. It is the kind of shade which invisibly sculpts and bronzes -ever so slightly- the cheeks. I cannot help myself but comparing it to my Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder in the shade 20 as, despite being a little bit more on the neutral, brown side of things, Bon Voyage offers the same healthy feeling and effect to the skin. Indeed, they both have a finely milled, soft and delicate powder texture which makes the overall look go beyond the matte finish and reach something more radiant without the help of reflections or shimmers!
Needless to say that I remain extremely impressed by ColourPop! So far, all I have experienced is a great quality in products which seems to never exceed the 10$ price tag.