June 17, 2015

Colourpop Jelly Fish Super Shock Cheek Review & Swatches

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Colourpop Jelly Fish Super Shock Cheek ($8) is a new (and hopefully not limited edition) highlighter slash blush shade with a pearlized finish. This one confuses me kids as I’m not really sure if they meant it as a Super Shock Cheek Blush shade or if it falls into the realms of the new highlighter category since it does have a smooth finish versus the embedded print the original blushes have.

None the less you might just be happy to know that this gorgeous shade works fabulously as a blush!

Ok, so yes, this one does confuse me because I do really think Colourpop Jelly Fish Super Shock Cheek is supposed to be a blush shade and NOT a highlighter. However, the smooth surface quite reminds me of the recent highlighters Colourpop released. On that note, I’m sticking with blush on this shade ok with you? I have to say I really like the smooth surface on this. Colourpop’s embossing is nice but I wish they’d do all their eyeshadow, blushes, and highlighters like this!

Colourpop Jelly Fish Super Shock Cheek

Colourpop Jelly Fish Super Shock Cheek

Colourpop Jelly Fish Super Shock Cheek swatches

Colourpop Jelly Fish Super Shock Cheek Swatches

This is called a bright red coral with a pearlized finish according to Colourpop but personally I can’t say I really see the pearlized finish they are referencing but the shade is spot on a very reddish coral with incredibly pigmentation. Be careful with this shade because a little goes a very, very, very long way!

I like the texture on this particular shade as it’s very creamy and blends super easily onto cheeks. A brush helps to sheer the color out nicely and provides an even, airbrushed finish. It wears for a solid ten hours on me with very little fading at hour eleven. I wore it to the Governor’s Ball and wore like a champ all damn day without fading and well after my night was over it still remained on my cheeks! I had issues with some of the blush shades being a little too pigmented and Jelly Fish is definitely intense but the texture is somehow easier for me to work with and it sheers out so very easily!

If you never tried Colourpop’s blush range they have a texture very similar to Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush with a squishy clay-like texture. The texture is a bit of a hybrid as it feels like a cream of sorts but it sets to a seamless powder on cheeks. It’s a very smooth, airbrushed set without color clinging to drier areas. I suffered a bit of trail and error with the Super Shock Cheek Blushes when I originally reviewed them as they are a product that has a little bit of a learning curve. Jelly Fish seems a little easier in the application department or I’m just learning how to use them!

Formula aside one of the things that attracted me most to Jelly Fish is the shade. It’s just such a unique and bright shade of coral that’s very, very pretty for Summer looks. I thought it would be particularly lovely on a darker skin tone as it’s a shade that just pops!

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All in all this little gem is well worth a pick up and gets a Muse Approval.

Colourpop Jelly Fish Super Shock Cheek is available now at colourpop.com.


I purchased this item.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Staci

    That’s pretty on you. I haven’t tried any ColorPop yet, but I’m really tempted.

  • Ivanna

    Wow, that blush looks so perfect on your cheeks! And we’ve seen you in 100s of blushed by now, I feel like. This is the one that made me stop and scroll back 3 times.

  • Rachel R.

    I have Jellyfish and think it’s amazing. I’m so pale, though, I can’t apply it with my fingers. I have to use a small stippling brush and just barely touch it to the blush. The container should last me forever. lol

  • Zovesta

    I have this shade, and reviewed it before! It’s so perfect, I just love it. <3 It looks adorable on you!

  • Bonnie

    Hi Muse,
    Ok now that you AND Temptalia have given this blush a glowing review (pun intended) I must buy it! I have an unrelated question, I’m a bit curious as to why you always wear headbands in your photos – is it so we can see your makeup better?

    • Isabella Muse

      awesome hope you like it Bonnie. I have long hair and I like to keep it out of my face when I’m working.

      • Bonnie

        That makes sense! I have bangs and they’re always in the way when I’m doing eye makeup! But when I clip them, they get all crimped funny. I should start using a headband too! Btw I just ordered Jelly fish the other day, can’t wait to try it! 😉

        • Isabella Muse

          I’m actually never had bangs, Bonnie! Always wanted them but kinda scared they won’t fit my face so my hair is kinda all wild and free haha! Have you tried those Korean Velcro hair bows? They kinda look like this, https://i0.wp.com/www.musingsofamuse.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Hello-Kitty-Supercute-Hair-Bows.jpg, they were created to keep hair off your face as you apply makeup without messing up your style! I tend to just scoop it all back into a bun and slide a headband on. This way when I’m at work it is outta my eyes and face. Yayyyyy! Let me know what you think?

  • Pimpi Castro

    Hi Muse! Reading you from Caracas Venezuela 🙂
    I recently went to the states and got me a bunch of colourpop blushes and highlighters. Since I saw that you had a bit of an issue with them at first I wanted to ask you what’s the best way you found to apply these? If you use brushes, which kind do yu suggest?