Affordable Colourpop Blush Stix & Highlighter Stix Review

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It’s been a while since the launch of the Colourpop Blush Stix & Highlighter Stix. Ever since the permanent range, Colourpop also made some sets to include in different collections. I was really curious to try their cream stick formula as well as the cream highlighter formula. So I decided to go for the set My Perch Or Yours which includes a Blush Stix and a Lite Stix.

Even though I got this set way before the Fenty Beauty Cream Blushes & Bronzers, I didn’t try it until after I tried the Fenty products. I’ve kept the Colourpop Blush Stix & Highlighter Stix in my ‘to review’ box because I still had to take photos. Anyway, I thought it was time to dive into the box and get those puppies out. 

Fenty Beauty made me fall in love with cream products but I wasn’t sure if I fell in love with the cream products or the Fenty cream products. Do you know what I mean? The Fenty formula is so nice but that doesn’t mean every other formula is just as nice. It was time to put this set to the test! 

Colourpop Blush Stix & Highlighter Stix My Perch Or Yours

As far as I can tell, this set is limited edition and isn’t available anymore. The Blush Stix is called Aviary and the Lite Stix is called Flycatcher. However, Colourpop still has a couple more shades available in their permanent collection and I’m pretty sure they’ll bring out more in the future as well. Even though this particular set isn’t available anymore, I’m still testing & writing about it because I want to tell you more about the product and its formula. 

The Blush & Lite Stix are described as “glides on the skin blends effortlessly, and easily builds color to your heart’s desire. the lightweight, natural, skin-like finish plays well when layered and doesn’t disturb your makeup. take it with you anywhere for on-the-go application – just dab, blend, and glow!” 

Both products are cruelty-free and vegan. Colourpop products are available at Colourpop.com as well as Ulta

COLOURPOP BLUSH STIX & HIGHLIGHTER STIX Swatches

In my opinion, the blush is definitely more pigmented than the Fenty Beauty ones so you have to keep that in mind before you dip in too much. But both the highlighter and the blush are pigmented with one swipe. The swatch above are three swipes to really show the color of the products. This means that they’re able to the intensity you want. 

The formula is indeed lightweight, I didn’t feel I had it on, but also stays in place all day perfectly. I had no problem applying the sticks after I already used setting powder. They also look good if you use them before your setting powder. I basically saw no difference. 

Both the Colourpop Blush Stix & Highlighter Stix gave me a natural-looking color and glow which I really like! I also really like how easy applying and travel friendly these sticks are. 

The Highlighter Stix blended easily, however, I struggled a bit more with the Blush Stix. You can easily go overboard with the blush (accidentally applying too much) and it isn’t that easy to blend into the skin. Because I had to blend more, I saw my foundation beneath it move around a little as well. It’s easier to blend with your fingers than with a brush when it comes to the Blush Stix. I didn’t prefer one over the other when it comes to the highlighter though. 

COLOURPOP BLUSH STIX & HIGHLIGHTER STIX Review

In the end, I think both products are definitely worth the money. They’re super affordable and perform well. I personally preferred the way the highlighter blended into the skin over the blush but I think you can make both works. Just don’t apply too much blush and softly dab it into the skin. This works best for me! 

I do prefer the Fenty Beauty Cream Blushes formula over the Colourpop cream stick blushes. HOWEVER, the Fenty ones are way more expensive (3g/0.1 oz for $20) compared to the Colourpop one (8g/0.28oz for $8). If you’re on a budget but still want a good cream product, I recommend the Colourpop Blush Stix!

I did try the Fenty Beauty Match Stix highlighter which I think is worse than the Colourpop Lite Stix, to be honest. The Colourpop highlighters are some of the best highlighters on the market so these are definitely worth checking out. 

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Hi there! Im Simone, 24-years-old born and raised Dutch girl still living in The Netherlands. I graduated in Human Resources and I have a huge passion for all things beauty. Im a dog mom to Bailey, USA obsessed, and lipstick hoarder.

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5 Comments

  1. 7.14.20
    Mimi said:

    I love the highlighter! I’m not the biggest fan of stick products but I’m loving creams lately. I can’t wait to see what you think of the Kylie’s one

    • 7.21.20

      I think I prefer the Fenty packaging for example over a stick but I have to admit it’s easy to store and easy to travel with!

  2. 7.16.20
    Amanda said:

    I aspire so much to love and use cream products like you do. I won’t even give them the time of day, but I know that I need to practice and be patient. This duo is beautiful! Colourpop is such a fabulous brand.

    xoxo Amanda | theaestheticedge.com

    • 7.21.20

      Two years ago I really didn’t know what to do with cream products and it felt weird to use them but I promise you, getting used to it and practicing will help a lot! 🙂

  3. 7.23.20
    Sarah said:

    I don’t know how I feel about blush sticks. In my head, I won’t be able to apply the product precisely where I want it and I think it could be very easy to apply too much product. I also feel the same about highlighter sticks. I’m not sure if this feeling is misplaced, but I’m not sure stick products are my thing (except for contour). The shades are really pretty though and Colourpop always delivers such high-quality formulas for a great price, so it’s very difficult to say no lol