ColourPop Blow Me Away Pressed Powder Shadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

01/09

Colour Pop Blow Me Away 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Blow Me Away 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Blow Me Away 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Blow Me Away 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Blow Me Away 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Blow Me Away 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Blow Me Away 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Blow Me Away 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Blow Me Away 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Blow Me Away 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Blow Me Away 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Blow Me Away 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Blow Me Away 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Blow Me Away 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Blow Me Away 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Blow Me Away 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Blow Me Away 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Blow Me Away 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Blow Me Away 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Blow Me Away 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Blow Me Away 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Blow Me Away 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Blow Me Away 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Blow Me Away 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Blow Me Away 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Blow Me Away 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Blow Me Away 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Blow Me Away

ColourPop Blow Me Away Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($18.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a mix of warm peaches, corals, and oranges. Two of the four shades (Centerfold, Slim Fit) are not actually eyeshadows, they are “Pressed Pigments,” which are listed as “not intended for use in the immediate eye area” (in the same way that we have seen for some Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows, Urban Decay’s Electric Palette, and so forth). I did not make that connection when I initially used and tested the palette, which is why you’ll find some shades are applied to my eye.

Blow Me Away
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

01/02

Colour Pop Take a Break Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Take a Break Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Take a Break Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Take a Break Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Take a Break Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Take a Break Pressed Powder Shadow

Take a Break

Take a Break is a light-medium, peachy gold with warm, orange undertones and a soft, metallic sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, lightly dusty texture that was blendable and applied evenly. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours on me.

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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

DIMETHICONE, BORON NITRIDE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, SILICA, LAUROYL LYSINE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, DIMETHICONOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, TALC, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, TIN OXIDE, BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), MICA (CI 77019), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).

Take a Break
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

01/02

Colour Pop Issues Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Issues Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Issues Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Issues Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Issues Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Issues Pressed Powder Shadow

Issues

Issues is a light-medium, peachy orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a soft, silky, and smooth consistency that wasn’t too soft or too firm in the pan. I was surprised by how it was a matte eyeshadow with more substance, so it still applied well without primer and did not sheer out too quickly. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me before fading.

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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, TALC, BORON NITRIDE, ZINC STEARATE, LAUROYL LYSINE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, SILICA, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DIMETHICONOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, MICA (CI 77019), RED 40 LAKE (CI 16035), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140).

Issues
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

01/02

Colour Pop Centerfold Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Centerfold Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Centerfold Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Centerfold Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Centerfold Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Centerfold Pressed Powder Pigment

Centerfold

Centerfold is a bright, medium coral with strong, orange undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin. The eyeshadow was soft, smooth, and firm enough that it wasn’t powdery but was still easily blended on the skin. This shade lasted for eight hours on me, both as an eyeshadow and as a blush.

Ingredients

SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, TALC, BORON NITRIDE, ZINC STEARATE, LAUROYL LYSINE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, SILICA, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DIMETHICONOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), MICA (CI 77019), RED 6 (CI 15850), RED 40 LAKE (CI 16035), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140).

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

01/02

Colour Pop Slim Fit Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Slim Fit Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Slim Fit Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Slim Fit Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Slim Fit Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Slim Fit Pressed Powder Pigment

Slim Fit

Slim Fit is a rich, medium-dark coral-orange with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. It was richly pigmented and had a very soft, smooth texture that wasn’t powdery nor was it difficult to blend. This color started to fade after eight hours (as an eyeshadow) and nine hours (as a blush).

Ingredients

SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, TALC, BORON NITRIDE, ZINC STEARATE, LAUROYL LYSINE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, SILICA, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DIMETHICONOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, MICA (CI 77019), RED 6 (CI 15850), RED 40 LAKE (CI 16035), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140).

Slim Fit
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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Colour Pop 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette $18.00/0.2 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I tried to cosdna ColourPop pressed pigments to see what ingredients were not safe for eye. Got nowhere. If anyone knows what ‘the offenders’ are, it would be appreciated. Although I’m allergic to virtually everything, apparently not to these. Just curious.

It is red 6 and red 40 lake, which are known to cause irritation and some studies a carcinogen. There are two in this palette: Centerfold and Slim Fit. I don’t get why they would do that considering it could really cause irritation in some people and it’s just not a good choice. They could have made healthier choices for the colors and in disappointed. Personally, I can’t use anything with these dyes and wouldn’t. Too bad. They seem to be ignoring the question I don’t think they want to deal with it.

I wore most of these shades over the weekend and it sure did make for a bright eye look. Oops…didn’t realize some were not meant for the eyes! I’ll have to double-check that.

Yeah, I’m not a fan of when brands do this – IMO, it looks like an eyeshadow palette, and the palette itself is marketed as a Shadow palette, not a Pigment palette (which is still misleading to me). They don’t bury the info, at least, on their site.

Yeah, not a fan of this nonsense (yes, I do consider it nonsense). If it looks like an eye palette, for most part being marketed as an eye palette, then that’s what most people would be expecting when they buy it! It just sounds like a way to protect themselves from legal action while still including ingredients that may not be technically eye-safe, all the while knowing that most people would not read the fine print and use them as eye products.

Sorry, I don’t get “not intended for use in the immediate eye area” — does that mean like as a liner/nearest the eye itself but on the lid is ok? or not at all as eyeshadows, but they’re called shadows. I am either dense (always a possibility) or not yet with enough experience to know what this means. Thanks.

Drats! I should have ordered this during their free shipping campaign because it is better than I thought it would be! As we all know; yes, I would use all 4 on my lids. These warnings seem to be only applicable to US regulations through the FDA. Having used the entire UD Electric Palette around my very sensitive eyes, plus MUFE Electric Purple, and having zero issues, I’m not all that worried unless it is a true red shade.

So why would they put something that can’t be used near the eye in an eye palette? That doesn’t make sense to me, what would it or should it be used for?

I tend to agree, Mo – it looks like an eyeshadow, and it’s with other eyeshadows. The best bet is as a blush!

I’m not interested in this palette, because I know I’d never 2/4 colours. But I’m glad it scored so well!!

I’m going to be placing a pressed shadow haul from colourpop soon!!!

They are probably all OK to use in the eye area if you’re in Europe. Wasn’t there a lot of this going on in a year or so ago with a more expensive brand? Having products not for the eyes in eyeshadow palettes, I mean.
I quite like it as an eyeshadow quad, but then I did both eyes and blush with the same blush and highlighter today, jus because it was fun and made for a monocrome look with the lipstick I wanted to use.

I got Centerfold with the understanding that I’d hedge my bets using it lightly in my crease. I’ve used pigments (not for eye use) before without knowing I wasn’t supposed to, and I didn’t have sensitivity. As long as I’m using it sparingly, rarely, and away from the lash line, I’m not going to freak out. I do know people who are very sensitive to it though!

In terms of the product, the color is cute and I was surprised by how well it blended and lasted through the day! I’ll definitely consider more CP pressed eyeshadows, especially since I’ve been so disappointed by MUG’s newer mattes.

Well I had 3 of these on my Colourpop wish list. Since two are not meant for the eye area my list just got smaller and I save $10.

I’m so glad you mentioned that two are not safe for eyes, I totally missed that when I purchased. And I agree, they are two of the shades I was drawn to most. Thank you for mentioning it!!

Also, did anyone check the new Sunset collection today? It’s the same thing. 8 of the 9 shades say not to use on the eyes, but in the picture of the model they have she is wearing it as eyeshadow. So if almost all of them say not to use near your eyes, that’s misleading! I’m so confused why they would do this and tried to see if I could find any more info on this online, but no one is talking about it. It’s marketed as a line of eyeshadows, but you can’t use them on your eyes.

Thanks for the heads up, Bethany! I have those shades photographed/swatched, but nothing on the packaging said Pigment 🙁

I have a few of their traditional of what I thought were shadows that I see for some time before I saw the warning. The colors literally make no sense except in the eye. At least these I could see as a blush I suppose. It’s like they just have to warn us because if legal reasons but fully expect consumers to ignore it and use them on their eyes.

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