ColourPop Take the Cake Blush Overview & Swatches

ColourPop Take the Cake Pressed Powder Blush ($ 8.00 for 0.13 oz.) Is a lighter, medium pink with subtle, warm undertones paired with a mostly matte finish (there was a faint gold sheen that didn’t really show up after application). The texture was soft, a bit powdery, and on the thinner side, so it tended to be more clingy – rather than fading – when applied to bare skin or unbound foundation.

It had rich color coverage, which may be a benefit to some, but the blush formula should be buildable and some care was required to achieve this result. The color showed signs of fading after eight hours of wear.

MORE READING: Formula overview for details on general performance and properties (such as fragrance).

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Formula overview

$ 8.00 / 0.13 oz. – – $ 61.54 per ounce

The formula is said to go on “smoothly” and have a “natural and healthy blush” that has “long wear” and “can be layered to the desired intensity”. It is a light to moderately powdery powder red with a semi-transparent to semi-opaque, buildable color distribution. The consistency feels drier and thinner, and while it feels silky, I’ve found that it can be difficult to evenly distribute the type of powder reddening on the skin, depending on your skin type or base preferences. The drier the skin / base, the better the formula would mix, but natural oils or slips caused an uneven blush and were difficult to fade out. The wear and tear averaged between seven and eight hours for me.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Blush swatches.


Talc, boron nitride, nylon-12, magnesium stearate, zinc stearate, hydrogenated polyisobutene, synthetic fluorophlogopite, distarch phosphate, ethylhexyl palmitate, hydrolysed theobromo cocoa seed butter, phenoxyethanol, dimethicone, caprylyl glycol, octocrylene, cinniutyl acetate, octocrylene, cinnioxyacetate, octocrylic chloride, cinnioxyac16 ), Iron oxides (ci 77492), mica (ci 77019), red lake 28 (ci 45410), red lake 40 (ci 16035), red lake 7 (ci 15850), titanium dioxide (ci 77891).

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