ColourPop Candy Button Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

01/09

Colour Pop Candy Button 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Candy Button 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Candy Button 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Candy Button 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Candy Button 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Candy Button 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Candy Button 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Candy Button 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Candy Button 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Candy Button 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Candy Button 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Candy Button 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Candy Button 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Candy Button 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Candy Button 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Candy Button 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Candy Button 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Candy Button 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Candy Button 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Candy Button 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Candy Button 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Candy Button 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Candy Button 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Candy Button 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Candy Button 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Candy Button 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Candy Button 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette

Candy Button

Colour Pop Candy Button 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($12.00 for 0.36 oz.) includes five matte eyeshadows, two Pressed Glitters (which have plastic glitter), and two shimmery shades (one I believe is a Super Shock Pressed Pigment).

The mattes seemed to be slightly drier, thinner, and were less smooth/velvety compared to most of ColourPop’s mattes; I felt like they were not as forgiving, so they didn’t sit as well and/or didn’t blend out as easily, which was a surprise as their formula is usually quite good (sometimes being a little powdery in the pan but proving to work well in practice).

Candy Button
B-

Limited Edition

7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
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01/03

Colour Pop Gummy a Break Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Gummy a Break Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Gummy a Break Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Gummy a Break Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Gummy a Break Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Gummy a Break Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Gummy a Break Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Gummy a Break Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Gummy a Break Pressed Powder Shadow

Gummy a Break

Gummy a Break is a light pink with moderate, warm undertones and warm, golden sparkle. The texture was soft, almost more loosely-pressed in the pan with some texture coming from how much sparkle was in it. It had opaque pigmentation but had a bit of fallout during application. The color stayed on well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

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.

Gummy a Break
B+

Limited Edition

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

01/02

Colour Pop Sweet Capacity Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Sweet Capacity Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Sweet Capacity Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Sweet Capacity Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Sweet Capacity Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Sweet Capacity Pressed Powder Shadow

Sweet Capacity

Sweet Capacity is a light-medium, pink-coral with a semi-matte finish. It had a moderately powdery texture that seemed a little drier to the touch, but it applied evenly and blended out without difficulty. It had opaque color coverage that lasted nicely for seven and a half hours before I noticed 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.

Sweet Capacity
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
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01/02

Colour Pop Bubblicious Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Bubblicious Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Bubblicious Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Bubblicious Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Bubblicious Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Bubblicious Pressed Powder Shadow

Bubblicious

Bubblicious is a slightly muted, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had excellent color coverage in a single layer, while the texture was soft, lightly dusty in the pan, but it applied evenly and wasn’t prone to sheering out too readily. It wore well for eight hours on me before showing signs of 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.

Bubblicious
A-

Limited Edition

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

01/03

Colour Pop Pop Super Shock Pressed Pigments
Colour Pop Pop Super Shock Pressed Pigments
Colour Pop Pop Super Shock Pressed Pigments
Colour Pop Pop Super Shock Pressed Pigments
Colour Pop Pop Super Shock Pressed Pigments
Colour Pop Pop Super Shock Pressed Pigments
Colour Pop Pop Super Shock Pressed Pigments
Colour Pop Pop Super Shock Pressed Pigments
Colour Pop Pop Super Shock Pressed Pigments

Pop

Pop is a light-medium, orange-coral with flecks of silver sparkle. It had sheer coverage, which did not build up well, and it applied unevenly. I had to really pack it on and just live with the slightly patchy application; the amount of sparkle/shine helped to make it less noticeable based on where I placed it (inner tearduct). The texture felt like a Super Shock Shadow to me–cream-powder–with an emollient texture that turned powder-like when it came into contact with my skin. It wore well for nine hours but had light fallout over time.

Note, this shade is “not intended for use in the immediate eye area.”

Pop
Pop
D

Limited Edition

6
Product
4
Pigmentation
7
Texture
9
Longevity
3
Application
64%
Total
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01/03

Colour Pop Sweet Life Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Sweet Life Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Sweet Life Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Sweet Life Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Sweet Life Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Sweet Life Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Sweet Life Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Sweet Life Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Sweet Life Pressed Glitter

Sweet Life

Sweet Life has a transparent, more emollient base (has a slightly wet feel to it even) with finer multi-colored glitter along with graduating sizes from small-medium to medium hexagon-shaped glitter pieces; it read mostly pink with flashes of lavender and green as well.

It does have some larger hexagon-shaped pieces that don’t adhere as well; if they go on perfectly flat, they might stay, but they are more readily disturbed and will travel/fall off. The finer glitter particles were better at being dispersed without coming off the skin entirely, though this particular shade didn’t disperse as evenly as others in the same formula have for me. It’s still a big upgrade from the days of loose glitter and no base to help it adhere, but it wasn’t immovable!

This shade does include plastic glitter, and it comes with the warning that it is not intended for use on the immediate eye area.

Sweet Life
C

Limited Edition

7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
76%
Total

01/03

Colour Pop Gumdrop Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Gumdrop Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Gumdrop Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Gumdrop Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Gumdrop Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Gumdrop Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Gumdrop Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Gumdrop Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Gumdrop Pressed Glitter

Gumdrop

Gumdrop has a transparent, more emollient base with a mixture of small glitter pieces and small-medium and more mid-sized hexagon-shaped glitter. It read more grayish-lavender but the glitter pieces reflected and gave me orange, copper, green, and pink hues as well.

The larger hexagon-shaped pieces of glitter did not stay well and were very often found anywhere but I applied it after a few hours, and they were extremely easy to dislodge when applied (e.g. if I attempted to even out/get the piece to lay flat on my skin, it was more likely to fall off than be manipulated). The finer pieces were more manageable and had good dispersion overall.

This shade does include plastic glitter, and it comes with the warning that it is not intended for use on the immediate eye area.

Gumdrop
Gumdrop
B-

Limited Edition

7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
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01/02

Colour Pop Jelly Baby Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Jelly Baby Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Jelly Baby Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Jelly Baby Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Jelly Baby Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Jelly Baby Pressed Powder Shadow

Jelly Baby

Jelly Baby is a medium-dark pink with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had a drier, dustier texture that didn’t build up well and had a tendency to sheer out, which also meant that there was a decent amount of fallout during application. It had semi-opaque pigmentation and was mostly opaque after three layers of building (two over primer). This shade started to show signs of fading after seven and a half hours of wear.

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.

Jelly Baby
B-

Limited Edition

7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

01/02

Colour Pop Poppin' Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Poppin' Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Poppin' Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Poppin' Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Poppin' Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Poppin' Pressed Powder Shadow

Poppin'

Poppin’ is a muted, medium plum with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage that could be built up to full coverage with a second layer, but the texture was unusually dry and thin, which resulted in some emphasis of my skin texture and made it harder to blend it out. It stayed on decently for seven hours before fading noticeably.

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.

Poppin'
Poppin'
B-

Limited Edition

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

01/02

Colour Pop Hubba Bubba Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Hubba Bubba Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Hubba Bubba Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Hubba Bubba Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Hubba Bubba Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Hubba Bubba Pressed Powder Shadow

Hubba Bubba

Hubba Bubba is a muted, medium brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that didn’t build up that well, which seemed to be due to the drier, more powdery texture. There was light fallout, and it just didn’t sit as smoothly on my skin as most of the brand’s matte eyeshadows have–it was just oddly dry–and didn’t blind out as seamlessly. It wore well for seven hours before fading a bit.

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.

Hubba Bubba
B-

Limited Edition

7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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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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If they had subbed the two glitters out for actual e/s’s, this may have been passable. But it isn’t. Not even remotely. Hard pass!

Another day, another ColourPop release. They are beginning to run together in my head and keeping them straight is crazy. I think I am done with these until they revamp their decision to put pressed glitters in every single palette they bring to market. I think I am pretty well covered!

In addition to the glitters, not a fan of including SSS in a powder shadow palette. I hope CP does an all plum palette soon, in their mono series. Thanks for a description of the new powder formula w/use.

Maybe it’s just my fault that I don’t like these color schemes… but could brands just stop getting out palette with warm pink/coral/red shades and everything in between? It’s like 70% of the releases of the last 2 years are like this… I’m having a continuous deja-vu feeling. 😆

I am so tired of the pressed glitter in the palettes. I don’t want to put those pointy plastic shards by my eyes. This trend makes one to two pans useless in these palettes for me as I’m not willing to take the risk. 🙁

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