Colour Pop Desert Rose Pressed Powder Blush ($10.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a medium pink with moderate, warm undertones and fine, golden pearl throughout the more semi-matte to matte finish. I found that the shimmer incorporated well with the powder and appeared more luminous as I applied and blended out the blush on my skin.
It had buildable coverage from medium to mostly opaque (two to three layers) paired with a soft, smooth texture that was less powdery than most shades in the range (but not too firmly-pressed into the pan). It stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
- Tarte Prim (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
- Clinique Blush Pop (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
- Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler…