I was really excited when ColourPop recently launched pressed powder shadows. I picked up four shades to try, and I will be reviewing them in this post.
These single shadows come in a cute white sleeve, and the the shadows are housed in a transparent container. I love the packaging. These are disposable though, so I guess they don’t really matter .
If you buy four single shadows, you get a palette for free. The palette is cute and magnetic. It’s made of cardboard , not unlike the Z Palette. It is free and it is cute, so I really have no complaints.
ColourPop Pressed Shadows Swatches
The shades I got are Stay Golden, 143, Come and Get It, and Cloud Nine.
Stay Golden (matte) is a muted red. It reminds me of one of the shades from the ABH Modern Renaissance palette.
143 (matte) is a brightened violet and I love it! It’s such an unusual shade. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a shade quite like this before.
Come And Get It (duochrome/shimmer) is a medium gold with a pink shift. I love it !
Cloud Nine (matte) is a blackened brown. I love shades like this because they can be used in place of black when I don’t want to look too dramatic.
143 and Stay Golden swatched patchy on my arm, but were fine when applied to the eye. I was afraid 143 would stain my skin because it’s such a bright shade, but it didn’t.
Here are more swatches in different lighting , in the same order.
I picked up some new shades from the monochrome collection and the sunset collection. Here they are:
They are all new except 143.
Tiki is a bright matte yellow that supposedly has gold shimmery flecks. I can’t see any shimmer in it. This shade swatches sheer, applies sheer and is almost impossible to build up. I had to pair it with the NYX Glitter Primer to get any decent colour payoff from it. Once I try to blend it out it turns into an off white shade on my dark skin. I can make it work, but all in all, it’s my most disappointing Colourpop pressed powder shadow.
Sandbar and Fairplay are two shades of pink IMO. Sandbar is brighter and leaves a stain. Fairplay is more muted and doesn’t leave a stain. On my skintone these two are not different enough that I can justify owning both. I will probably add one to my next blog sale. They’re both very pigmented and apply flawlessly.
Oh Ship is a deep reddened orange. I love this shade because it is a dupe for the shade “Sokoto” from the Juvia Place Saharan Palette, which was the only shade I really wanted from that palette. It is very pigmented and applies with no problems.
ColourPop Pressed Eyeshadows Review
I like these shadows. They are decently pigmented , and they’re far easier to pick up with brushes than the mousse-ey formula of the Super Shock Shadows. I would recommend using a primer with these, especially the matte shades. I always wear a primer anyway, so I’m okay with these.
Update: Sept 6, 2017
I went to use the shade 143 today and it had completely dried up and changed colour. It went from a vibrant violet to a pale lavender. It couldn’t be picked up by brushes and even swatched by hand the colour pay off was awful. I’ve only had this for about 5 months so it’s not even past its best before date yet. I have never experienced anything like this from a shadow before and I’m very disappointed.
I didn’t notice this with any other of their shadows I own
These shadows are available from the ColourPop website for $5 each.
Have you tried these shadows? What are your thoughts?
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