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ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadows (Part 2)

01/04

Colour Pop Wake Up Call Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Wake Up Call Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Wake Up Call Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Wake Up Call Pressed Powder Shadow

Wake Up Call

ColourPop Wake Up Call Pressed Shadow ($5.00 for 0.035 oz.) is a light, peachy brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which did not seem to build on me at all. When I tried it over an eyeshadow primer, it seemed to look richer but the consistency still seemed thinner and felt firmer in the pan. It started to fade on me after seven hours of wear.

Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow Wake Up Call
B-

Permanent

8
Product
8.6
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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NYX Crushed Bloom Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

01/07

NYX Crushed Bloom Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Crushed Bloom Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Crushed Bloom Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Crushed Bloom Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Crushed Bloom Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Crushed Bloom Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Crushed Bloom Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

Crushed Bloom

NYX Crushed Bloom Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder ($7.99 for 0.21 oz.) is muted, medium-dark peach with warmer, yellow undertones and a pink-to-gold shift paired with a soft, pearl finish. It yielded such a lovely glow on the skin–luminous, glowing–but never emphasized pores or appeared metallic. The shimmer in this particular shade seemed to be particularly fine.

The consistency was smooth, dense but not stiff or difficult to work with, and blended out easily on the skin. It was richly pigmented, but it was easy to control so sheerer coverage wouldn’t take real work (just a lighter touch). Depending on your skin tone, this may work as a highlighting blush or just as a highlighter. When I tried it, the highlighter lasted for eight hours on me before fading.

NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder Crushed Bloom
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadows (Part 1)

01/04

Colour Pop Hear Me Out Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Hear Me Out Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Hear Me Out Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Hear Me Out Pressed Powder Shadow

Hear Me Out

ColourPop Hear Me Out Pressed Shadow ($5.00 for 0.035 oz.) is a light beige with a satin finish. The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” It had intense pigmentation with a very smooth, cream-like texture that was a bit powdery on the skin when I started to blend it out–where the powder dropped below the brow bone and had a tendency to lighten whatever it was on. I would recommend using a lot less than you think you might need and adding more if necessary to get a good feel for the pigmentation and texture. It started to fade after seven hours on me.

Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow Hear Me Out
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

01/07

NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder

Snow Rose

NYX Snow Rose Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder ($7.99 for 0.21 oz.) is a very light, cool-toned beige with pink-to-lavender pearl that gave it more of a soft, frosted sheen. This was one of the more interesting shades (though the type of duochrome it had is something we have seen before), as it can really alter whatever it is layered over. On its own, the whiteness of the base color is rather apparent, so on my skin tone, it would be best when layered over another blush or highlighter. For someone very fair, it could definitely be worn more on its own without looking like it lightened one’s skin. The consistency was smooth, firm but not stiff or difficult to get pigmentation out of. It applied evenly to the skin, blended out well, and didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. The highlighter wore well for eight hours before fading on me.

NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder Snow Rose
Snow Rose
Snow Rose
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Zoeva Matte Eyeshadow Palette

01/09

Zoeva Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Zoeva Matte Palette Look | Look Breakdown

Zoeva Matte Palette Look | Look Breakdown

Matte

Zoeva Matte Eyeshadow Palette ($26.50 for 0.50 oz.) includes ten warm-toned, matte eyeshadows housed in a slim, cardboard palette. The eyeshadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” and “easy to blend.” Overall, the eyeshadow formula was pigmented, silky, blendable, and long-wearing. It was an easy palette to apply, use, and wear, and the shades coordinated with each other well. It is going to work best for someone who likes richer, warmer shades along with matte finishes; it would also work as a complementary palette to a more shimmer-heavy palette to add more versatile transition and crease shades. There were two shades that could have applied better and been less powdery, though they were workable and if you normally use primer, the shortcomings were even less apparent.

Zoeva Eyeshadow Palette Matte
Matte
Matte
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

Physicians Formula Light Bronze & Bronze Butter Bronzers

01/06

Physicians Formula Light Bronze Butter Bronzer

Physicians Formula Light Bronze Butter Bronzer

Physicians Formula Light Bronze Butter Bronzer

Physicians Formula Light Bronze Butter Bronzer

Physicians Formula Light Bronze Butter Bronzer

Physicians Formula Light Bronze Butter Bronzer

Light Bronze

Physicians Formula Light Bronze Butter Bronzer ($14.99 for 0.38 oz.) is a light-medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with two layers.

The Butter Bronzer formula is supposed to “smooth skin texture, brighten skin tone and deliver a gorgeous bronze finish.” The consistency was soft, smooth, and blendable without being powdery or dusty in the pan. It seemed to “melt” on the skin and looked satiny but not shimmery. The color lasted for eight hours on me before fading noticeably. There is a strong, coconut-based scent.

Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer Light Bronze
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Bronze

Permanent
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