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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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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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ColourPop Lo-Key Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

01/05

Colour Pop Lo-Key Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Lo-Key Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Lo-Key Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Lo-Key Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Lo-Key Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Lo-Key

ColourPop Lo-Key Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($18.00 for 0.20 oz.) includes four eyeshadows (that can be removed) in a slim, cardboard palette. The eyeshadows can also be purchased individually for $5 each. This palette performed quite well, even the mattes, and the eyeshadows coordinated with each other but also would be good shades for a growing collection.

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.” For me, the new eyeshadow formula has been hit or miss with the more shimmery shades tending to perform better than the mattes, as their major downside was the lack of pigmentation, but they were buildable, so that made them workable. I felt like, on average, ColourPop’s powder formula wore shorter than most formulas on me with more noticeable fading. Primer definitely helped but still seemed to be shorter than other brands (over the same primer).

Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow Collection Lo-Key
Lo-Key
Lo-Key
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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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

ColourPop Hi-Maintenance Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

01/06

Colour Pop Hi-Maintenance Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Hi-Maintenance Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Hi-Maintenance Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Hi-Maintenance Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

ColourPop Hi-Maintenance Look | Look Breakdown

ColourPop Hi-Maintenance Look | Look Breakdown

Hi-Maintenance

ColourPop Hi-Maintenance Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($18.00 for 0.20 oz.) includes four eyeshadows (that can be removed) in a slim, cardboard palette. The eyeshadows can also be purchased individually for $5 each. This palette was a miss for me, as the two matte shades were rather powdery and under-pigmented.

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.” For me, the new eyeshadow formula has been hit or miss with the more shimmery shades tending to perform better than the mattes, as their major downside was the lack of pigmentation, but they were buildable, so that made them workable. I felt like, on average, ColourPop’s powder formula wore shorter than most formulas on me with more noticeable fading. Primer definitely helped but still seemed to be shorter than other brands (over the same primer).

Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow Collection Hi-Maintenance
B-

Limited Edition

8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

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Urban Decay Extragalactic & Midnight Blast Moondust Eyeshadows

01/07

Urban Decay Extragalactic Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Extragalactic Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Extragalactic Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Extragalactic Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Extragalactic Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Extragalactic Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Extragalactic Moondust Eyeshadow

Extragalactic

Urban Decay Extragalactic Moondust Eyeshadow ($21.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a dark, plummy burgundy with warm, reddish undertones and flecks of pink, copper, and plum sparkle. The Moondust formula is supposed to have “minimal fallout” that “feels like a cream, but goes on like a powder.” They can be used wet for “extra intense color payout.” The eyeshadow had mostly opaque dry and totally opaque coverage applied damp, but the big difference was in how much smoother the powder applied with a damp brush. It had a fairly soft texture, though there was quite a bit of sparkle to it, so I could feel that by touch (not rough… just sparkly). It applied decently to bare skin but is a shade I’d apply over a glitter adhesive or with a damp brush to minimize fallout and improve the overall longevity of the product (six and a half hours dry, eight hours damp with some fallout either way).

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Extragalactic
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

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