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ColourPop My Two Cents Blush & Lite Stix Duo Review & Swatches

ColourPop My Two Cents Blush & Lite Stix Duo
ColourPop My Two Cents Blush & Lite Stix Duo
ColourPop My Two Cents Blush & Lite Stix Duo
ColourPop My Two Cents Blush & Lite Stix Duo
ColourPop My Two Cents Blush & Lite Stix Duo

My Two Cents

ColourPop My Two Cents Blush & Lite Stix Duo ($14.00 for 0.61 oz.) includes a peachy-gold cream highlighter complemented by a peachy-brown cream blush, both in twist-up stick form. I’m a fan of this formula, so it’s nice to see some additions, and I think the two shades work together to create a cohesive cheek look. Both shades performed consistently with the formula; buildable coverage, easy to apply, and long-wearing.

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Spot Me

Spot On is a medium peach with moderate, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had a lightly dewy finish that was noticeably dewy but did not slide around during wear or go so far as to look oily. The texture was thin, emollient, and spreadable with a bit of a gel-like quality to it, which I have found results in a formulation that applies well over bare skin as well as on top of base products, as was the case here. It had medium, buildable pigmentation as marketed with fingertips yielding higher coverage than a brush would. It stayed on nicely for nine hours before fading a bit.

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.

Spot Me

LELimited Edition. $8.00.

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Minted

Minted is a light-medium, peachy gold with warmer, more orange undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was lightweight, emollient, and easy to spread across my skin, as it was thin but moveable, so it didn’t lift up base products and also sat well on bare skin if desired. It had semi-sheer, buildable color payoff that applied evenly and blended out with ease. It wore well for eight 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 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.

Minted

LELimited Edition. $8.00.

We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

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