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ColourPop Element of Surprise Pressed Shadow Palette

01/09

Colour Pop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colour Pop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

ColourPop Element of Surprise | Look Details

ColourPop Element of Surprise | Look Details

Element of Surprise

Colour Pop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Shadow Palette ($16.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a mix of warm neutrals, reds, and berries with both mattes and shimmers. It’s another winning palette from the brand if the types of shades appeal to you, and the quality rivals many palettes I’ve tested this holiday season at double and triple the price.

I really enjoy ColourPop products overall, and their pressed eyeshadow formula is hard to beat at the price, but I really wish they would make it clearer when they include shades that are “not intended for use in the immediate eye area” or exclude them from palettes that look like eyeshadow palettes in all the meaningful ways. These shades are listed as “not intended for use in the immediate eye area” per the ingredient lists found on their website: Silk Street, Opulent, and Blank Canvas. Other brands also sell products that look like eyeshadows but carry the same warning, and it is often related to the pigments used in them and in the case of some instances, those warnings aren’t necessary in places like Canada or the EU (as they are safe for using on the eye under those regulations), but it’s hard to know without really diving deep into the ingredient list each and every time.

B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
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ColourPop CA Dreaming Pressed Powder Bronzer

01/06

Colour Pop CA Dreaming Pressed Powder Bronzer

Colour Pop CA Dreaming Pressed Powder Bronzer

Colour Pop CA Dreaming Pressed Powder Bronzer

Colour Pop CA Dreaming Pressed Powder Bronzer

Colour Pop CA Dreaming Pressed Powder Bronzer

Colour Pop CA Dreaming Pressed Powder Bronzer

CA Dreaming

ColourPop CA Dreaming Pressed Powder Bronzer ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a medium, golden brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out nicely. The texture was soft, a smidgen on the powdery side, but it did not appear dry or powdery on the skin and seemed to melt on the skin as I buffed it on. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.25 oz. - $32.00 Per Ounce

ColourPop's Pressed Powder Bronzer is supposed to have a "super velvety-soft" feel that yields a "natural tanned glow." There was no mention of coverage, but the brand's promotional swatches showed full coverage. The bronzers had a soft, silky texture that was slightly powdery in the pan but tended to apply with ease, blended out nicely, and sat well on the skin. The majority of the shades seemed to have a semi-matte to satin finish, which helped them glide on and appear more natural (in finish) on the skin. The wear ranged from eight to eight and a half hours on me.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Bronzer swatches.

Ingredients

TALC, NYLON-12, ZINC STEARATE, SILICA, POLYETHYLENE, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, DIMETHICONE, LAUROYL LYSINE, PHENOXYETHANOL, PTFE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).

A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

ColourPop Boy Next Door Pressed Powder Highlighter

01/06

Colour Pop Boy Next Door Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Boy Next Door Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Boy Next Door Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Boy Next Door Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Boy Next Door Pressed Powder Highlighter

Colour Pop Boy Next Door Pressed Powder Highlighter

Boy Next Door

ColourPop Boy Next Door Pressed Powder Highlighter ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a light-medium gold with warm, orange undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had good pigmentation, but the texture was incredibly soft and loosely pressed, which resulted in a lot of product coming away from the pan at once with a tendency to clump up as it was still a creamier, thicker powder.

I found that using a denser face brush and tapping picked up product the most evenly without over-doing it. This way, when I applied it to the skin, I was able to get good coverage and a smooth, even application that blended nicely around the edges. It wore well for eight hours on me.

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.23 oz. - $34.78 Per Ounce

The powder highlighter is supposed to have a "high-shine" finish with "high colour intensity." In general, ColourPop's pressed highlighter powders have a smooth, moderately dense texture that was soft enough to be picked up easily by a brush but not kick up any powder in the pan. The formula was semi-opaque to opaque but easily sheered out for less shine and coverage if desired. There were a few shades within the range that emphasized my skin's natural texture slightly but most did not. The wear ranged from seven and a half hours to nine hours.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

BORON NITRIDE, DIMETHICONE, ZINC STEARATE, PTFE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, SILICA, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, PHENOXYETHANOL, DIMETHICONOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, TIN OXIDE, BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), MICA (CI 77019), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

B

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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ColourPop Fall 2017 Pressed Shadows (Part 3)

01/04

Colour Pop Now and Zen Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Now and Zen Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Now and Zen Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Now and Zen Pressed Powder Shadow

Now and Zen

Colour Pop Now and Zen Pressed Powder Shadow ($5.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a bright, white gold with a green-to-gold duochrome shift. The texture was smooth, slightly cream-like, and incredibly easy to blend out on the lid. It had rich color payoff in a single layer that stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Talc, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

A

Limited Edition

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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Glass Bull

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Snake Eyes

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Dragonfly

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Let's Do It

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ColourPop Fall 2017 Pressed Shadows (Part 2)

01/06

Colour Pop Two Birds Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Two Birds Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Two Birds Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Two Birds Pressed Powder Shadow

ColourPop Fall 2017 Shadows | Look Details

ColourPop Fall 2017 Shadows | Look Details

Two Birds

Colour Pop Two Birds Pressed Powder Shadow ($5.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark gold with warm, orange undertones and a metallic finish. It had opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly to the lid. The texture was soft, moderately dense, and slightly cream-like, which helped it blend out easily. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Talc, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Two Birds
Two Birds
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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A-

Fortune Cookie

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Koi

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Lucky You

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Facet

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ColourPop Fall 2017 Pressed Shadows (Part 1)

01/04

Colour Pop So Jaded Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop So Jaded Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop So Jaded Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop So Jaded Pressed Powder Shadow

So Jaded

Colour Pop So Jaded Pressed Powder Shadow ($5.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a muted, medium pink with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was slightly loose, so it had some excess product that kicked up in the pan and applied better with a flatter brush, patted on, than swept on to minimize fallout and maximize coverage. It had opaque pigmentation that lasted for eight hours before fading slightly on me.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Talc, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

So Jaded
So Jaded
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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Imperial

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Crown Jewel

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Hung Up

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