I haven’t tried too many Colourpop blushes, but of what I have tried, I certainly thought the formula was very promising. However, the shades I had picked up so far didn’t wow me and therefore I wasn’t reaching for them too much. What I was really lusting after was a mauve shade. Because we all know I don’t own any mauve toned blushes yet (ahum, note the sarcasm)! Since mauve is my fave blush shade I just wanted to see what Colourpop would do with it. And then they released Vogue as part of their Dark Blooms collection. Let’s see how I got on.
Review: Colourpop Pressed Powder Blush in Vogue Dark Blooms collection
We all know Colourpop for their affordable makeup products. These blushes are a bit more expensive when compared to other offerings. At $10 a piece, their pressed powder blushes are almost as much as an eyeshadow palette. Not that I mind it, but it certainly is quite a bit more than most drugstore blushes. Add on shipping and handling fees and buying just one of these can be a bit pricey. That’s why I love buying Colourpop on sale and whenever I have an extensive wishlist: else it is just not worth it for me.
What does this blush have to offer?
The Colourpop pressed powder blushes used to come in single pans and in compacts, but they have changed the packaging a few times and now they also come in a cardboard compact. I personally prefer this style as there is still a good sized mirror and the cardboard means this products is still nice and secure but also easy to store. On top of that, this blush being from the Dark Blooms collection is comes in the same stunning floral design packaging, both on the outer box as well as the compact itself. It’s the little things that matter.
What does this blush color do?
Vogue is described by Colourpop as a midtoned pink. However, I feel that description isn’t entirely apt. I have found this with Colourpop shades in the past where the product description and what I ended up receiving once it arrived at my doorstep just don’t line up. As you can easily see in this pan, this pink has a strong purple undertone to it: to me, that would be a mauve. It still has some warmth too though and as you can see even the powder has a cute embossing.
How does this blush swatch?
In a full on finger swatch, you can see the shade a bit better. I would describe this as a warm toned mauve: there is pink there but also some brown and a bit of plum. It is one of those super non-descript colors that I love. Those to me always make for the best blush shades. Hence I have been wearing this the most out of any of my blushes that are currently in my shop my stash selection for February. The formula is not too powdery, but still easy enough to pick up with a brush. It sheers out onto the cheeks without much effort and I find this blush lasts all day on my skin without any issues.
How does this blush apply?
I think you can clearly see the effect of this blush on my cheeks. It adds warmth and flush but still looks very natural. It has no sheen or other effects, but it does have a lovely matte texture. I love a matte blush as I feel it makes my highlighter stand out. However I am not opposed to glowy cheek look either, but then again a shade this easy to wear can also be topped with a blush topper if you’d like to add some more shin. I personally think this shade is perfect for my complexion as it adds just the right amount of everything I need.
My final thoughts
The Colourpop Pressed Powder blush in Vogue is now my favorite Colourpop blush I own. It has the shade I love and not only that, it is also super wearable. No matter the look, this blush just goes with it. I love wearing it with more cool toned looks, but as you can see here it also works well with a burgundy eye. So no matter the look, this is a blush shade I can just throw on and it will look great. Those are always my favorite blushes to wear so I am glad to have found this as I know this will be a blush shade I can wear for years to come.
Would I recommend the Colourpop blush in Vogue?
I think this blush has a lot going for it. I didn’t need another mauve blush shade for sure, but I think this is the best Colourpop blush I have tried so far. I love the shade, I love the texture and I love how this applies and looks on my cheeks. I think that if you want to try a Colourpop blush, their pressed powder formula is a good one to try as none of the shades I own have failed me from a formula point of view. The shades can be difficult to get right though, but if you like a mauve blush, then I think Vogue will especially be appealing to you.