ColourPop Fashion District Blush Review & Swatches

by Jeremy

ColourPop Fashion District Pressed Powder Blush ($8.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a brighter, medium brown with warmer, orange undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had more opaque color coverage than buildable as marketed, but it was easy to apply with a lighter hand and build up range if desired.


The texture was soft, smooth, and a little powdery in the pan, but it applied evenly and blended out nicely without looking dry or delicate on my skin. It lasted well for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like the scent).

  • Urban Decay Video (DC, $26.00) is shimmery and lighter (95% similar).
  • MAC Cantaloupe (P, $24.00) is darker (95% identical).
  • ColourPop Matchmaker (LE, $8.00) is shimmery, lighter, and cooler (90% similar).
  • MAC Cheek Pollen (LE, $24.00) is shimmery, darker, and cooler (90% similar).
  • The Estee Edit First Lover (01) (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, and cooler (90% similar).
  • MAC Coppertone (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, and cooler (90% similar).
  • Makeup Geek Infatuation (DC, $9.99) is lighter and warmer (90% identical).
  • MAC I’m Not Blushing (Bottom) (LE) is less shimmery, darker, and cooler (90% similar).
  • Becca Sweet Pea (P, $32.00) is shimmery, darker, and cooler (90% similar).
  • MAC Harmony (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter, and cooler (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.13 oz. – $61.54 Per Ounce

It is a lightly to moderately powdery powder blush with a semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable color payoff. The formula is supposed to go on “smoothly” and have a “natural and healthy flush” that has “long wear” and “can be layered to your desired intensity.” The consistency has a drier, thinner feel, and though it feels silky to the touch, I found it the powder blush that can be tricky to blend evenly on the skin, depending on one’s skin type or base preferences. The drier the skin/base, the better the formula would agree, but any natural oils or slip caused the blush to go on unevenly and were difficult to blend out. The wear was between seven and eight hours on me on average.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Blush swatches.


Talc, Boron Nitride, Nylon-12, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Magnesium Stearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Distarch Phosphate, Hydrolyzed Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Octocrylene, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tin Oxide, Quercetin. May Contain: Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

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