ColourPop Ambition, Hustle, Play Hard, Minty Dream Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

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ColourPop Ambition Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Ambition Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Ambition Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Ambition Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Ambition Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Ambition Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Ambition Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Ambition Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Ambition Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Ambition Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Ambition Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Ambition Pressed Powder Shadow

Ambition

ColourPop Ambition Pressed Powder Shadow ($4.50 for 0.05 oz.) is a light taupe with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It was a lighter, more powdery product, so it was best applied with a primer underneath.

  • Medium, somewhat buildable pigmentation
  • Moderately powdery, prone to sheering out
  • Blendable, little fallout
  • Long-wearing (7 hours)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. - $90.00 Per Ounce

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.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ambition

PPermanent. $4.50.
C+
C+
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total
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ColourPop Hustle Hard Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Hustle Hard Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Hustle Hard Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Hustle Hard Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Hustle Hard Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Hustle Hard Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Hustle Hard Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Hustle Hard Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Hustle Hard Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Hustle Hard Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Hustle Hard Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Hustle Hard Pressed Powder Shadow

Hustle Hard

ColourPop Hustle Hard Pressed Powder Shadow ($4.50 for 0.05 oz.) is a light, golden pewter with warmer undertones and a sparkling finish. The sparkles didn’t seem to bind as well with the base product, so take care to avoid fallout.

  • Opaque pigmentation, blendable
  • Slightly drier, more loosely-pressed,
  • Prone to light fallout during application
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. - $90.00 Per Ounce

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.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Hustle Hard

PPermanent. $4.50.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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ColourPop Play Hard Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Play Hard Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Play Hard Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Play Hard Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Play Hard Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Play Hard Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Play Hard Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Play Hard Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Play Hard Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Play Hard Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Play Hard Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Play Hard Pressed Powder Shadow

Play Hard

ColourPop Play Hard Pressed Powder Shadow ($4.50 for 0.05 oz.) is a light, yellowy beige with warm undertones and a metallic sheen.

  • Semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation, blendable
  • Lightly creamy, moderately dense, smooth
  • Blendable, easy to apply
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. - $90.00 Per Ounce

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.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Play Hard

PPermanent. $4.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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ColourPop Minty Dream Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Minty Dream Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Minty Dream Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Minty Dream Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Minty Dream Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Minty Dream Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Minty Dream Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Minty Dream Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Minty Dream Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Minty Dream Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Minty Dream Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Minty Dream Pressed Powder Shadow

Minty Dream

ColourPop Minty Dream Pressed Powder Shadow ($4.50 for 0.05 oz.) is a very pale green with warm undertones and a smooth sheen. It was harder to apply due to the overly slippery texture and sheerness, so it might work better as an all-over, sheerer shade.

  • Semi-sheer pigmentation, doesn’t build well
  • Overly emollient
  • Harder to applyl evenly
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. - $90.00 Per Ounce

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.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Minty Dream

PPermanent. $4.50.
D+
D+
6
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
68%
Total

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Genevieve Avatar

Now this is disappointing because usually the brand’s singles are pretty good value. I loved Play Hard the best – but reading about the fallout, a common issue with some of CP’s shimmers, would make me think twice about buying it.
The issue was the same with the Stone Fox palette, reviewed a week or so ago. I really like it – wanted to purchase it, but I re-read the reviews and seriously, I just don’t want fall out from my eyeshadows. I may end up getting it, but I have to have a think.

Agona Avatar

I actually picked a few of these up before your review although I wish I had waited. Hustle Hard was warmer than I expected given the brand called it a “sterling silver”. I do like Play Hard as an inner corner highlight, it’s quite bright. I paired Minty Green with a deeper green shade and used it on the inner lid since it was so light.

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