ColourPop Crystal Clear Aquarius Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Crystal Clear Aquarius

ColourPop Crystal Clear Aquarius Pressed Powder Shadow Quad ($9.00 for 0.21 oz.) includes two shimmer shades (pale blue, bright blue) and two matte shades (yellowed peach, mid-tone brown). The formula was a little powdery, and it was more pronounced in practice when I worked with it on my eyes than merely swatched, but they were fairly pigmented and wore seven to eight hours on me.

Crystal Clear Aquarius

LELimited Edition. $9.00.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Eccentric Me

Eccentric Me is a bright, ultra-light silvery blue with cooler undertones and a metallic finish. The texture was smooth, a little powdery when working with it dry, and had good adhesion to bare skin. The eyeshadow was richly pigmented and lasted well for eight hours before fading visibly.

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.

Eccentric Me

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Free Spirit

Free Spirit is a bright, medium blue with strong, cool undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had a smooth, almost cream-like texture that wasn’t overly dense , but I found that it did not want to adhere as well to bare skin with a dry brush–it had to really be pressed onto the skin (with a fingertip or a dampened brush) in order to avoid fallout and uneven coverage. The opaque color coverage stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading noticeably.

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.

Free Spirit

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
B+
B+
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
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On the Contrary

On the Contrary is a medium peach with warmer, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color payoff paired with a soft, somewhat powdery texture that had a touch of fallout during application. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours before showing signs of fading.

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.

On the Contrary

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

Greater Good

Greater Good is a medium brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was somewhat powdery in the pan, but it had opaque color payoff when applied to bare skin that diffused well without being prone to fallout or sheering out too readily. It lasted well for eight hours before fading visibly.

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.

Greater Good

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

ColourPop Crystal Clear Aquarius Pressed Powder Shadow Quad

ColourPop Crystal Clear Aquarius Pressed Powder Shadow Quad

ColourPop Crystal Clear Aquarius Pressed Powder Shadow Quad

ColourPop Crystal Clear Aquarius Pressed Powder Shadow Quad

ColourPop Crystal Clear Aquarius Pressed Powder Shadow Quad

ColourPop Crystal Clear Aquarius Pressed Powder Shadow Quad

ColourPop Crystal Clear Aquarius Pressed Powder Shadow Quad

ColourPop Eccentric Me Pressed Powder Shadow

ColourPop Eccentric Me Pressed Powder Shadow

ColourPop Free Spirit Pressed Powder Shadow

ColourPop Free Spirit Pressed Powder Shadow

ColourPop On the Contrary Pressed Powder Shadow

ColourPop On the Contrary Pressed Powder Shadow

ColourPop Greater Good Pressed Powder Shadow

ColourPop Greater Good Pressed Powder Shadow

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Whenever I think of “retro” 60’s eyeshadow, these are the type of colors (along with other frosty lighter shades) instead of the rich plum and burgundy in ND’s Midi Retro Palette! My Mom and Aunts used to wear frosty blues and very plain browns back then.

I have no idea why CP ruined a perfectly beautiful cool toned, soft blue palette with the addition of those caramel and brown mattes. It would have been lovely to see a good gray and/or navy shade.

I agree. I think CP put the caramel + brown in, so the warm people…and apparently that’s most people…can warm it up and use the blues sparingly or as accents. I’d be dragging out gray for crease and navy for outer vee or liner, etc. My first thought, how do you use this? I’d probably pair the blues or the browns together for a 2 shade look. Not as intended.

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