ColourPop Element of Surprise Pressed Shadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

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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
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
Colour Pop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Element of Surprise | Look Details
Colour Pop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Element of Surprise | Look Details
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
Colour Pop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Element of Surprise 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

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.

Element of Surprise

LELimited Edition. $18.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
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Colour Pop Feels Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Feels Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Feels Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Feels Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Feels Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Feels Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Feels Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Feels Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Feels Pressed Powder Shadow

Feels

Feels is a bright, cool lavender with a sparkling sheen. It had good pigmentation with a moderately dense texture that felt a smidgen chunky in the pan, but it applied better on bare skin than I would have expected. I expect that it would pop and do more for brightening the area if applied with a dampened brush,t hough. The color stayed on well for seven and a half hours and had a smidgen of fallout over time.

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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Lauryl Laurate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polyethylene, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Mineral Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Feels

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.
B
B
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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Colour Pop Late Night Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Late Night Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Late Night Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Late Night Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Late Night Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Late Night Pressed Powder Shadow

Late Night

Late Night is a medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. There seemed to be fine glitters in the product, so there was a touch of fallout during application when I used it dry, but if I used it with a dampened brush, it applied better and minimized the fallout. It had opaque color payoff that wore well for eight hours before creasing faintly.

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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Zinc Stearate, Lauryl Laurate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polyethylene, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Mineral Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Late Night

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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Colour Pop Silk Street Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Silk Street Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Silk Street Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Silk Street Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Silk Street Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Silk Street Pressed Powder Pigment

Silk Street

Silk Street is a medium-dark berry with strong, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out fairly well, but it wasn’t as easy to use as other shades in the palette as the texture was on the drier and thinner side. The color started to fade on me after eight and a half hours of wear.

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." The way the Pressed Pigments differ is that they're not intended for usage on the immediate eye area.

The majority of the shades are semi-opaque to opaque in coverage, blend out fairly well, and can sometimes be a bit drier/more powdery compared to typical matte shades. They often wear eight to nine hours on me before fading, but many shades in the Pressed Pigment family leave some staining behind.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Pigment swatches.

NOTICE: All products categorized under "Pigment" carry a warning in the US that the product is "not intended for use in the immediate eye area." Brands in the US typically market these products as "Pigments" (instead of "Eyeshadow"), and there is often a warning on the back of packaging or the label. The product includes color additives that are not approved for usage on the eyes per the FDA. Some color additives in "Pigments" have no usage restrictions in the EU, per CosIng, and can be used on the eyes. We recommend checking ingredients to confirm current safety assessment/restrictions: FDA/CosIng.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain: Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Ultramarines (CI 77007)

Silk Street

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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Colour Pop Rayon Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Rayon Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Rayon Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Rayon Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Rayon Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Rayon Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Rayon Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Rayon Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Rayon Pressed Powder Shadow

Rayon

Rayon is a medium-dark orange with warm, reddish undertones and a metallic sheen. It had rich pigmentation that covered the skin with opaque coverage in one layer. The texture was denser with heavy shimmer, and it had a tendency to skip a bit on bare lids when used dry, so it was a shade that did better over primer or with a dampened brush (or fingertip). It lasted for eight and a half hours on me before creasing faintly.

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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Zinc Stearate, Lauryl Laurate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polyethylene, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Mineral Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Rayon

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.
A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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Colour Pop Go With the Flow Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Go With the Flow Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Go With the Flow Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Go With the Flow Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Go With the Flow Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Go With the Flow Pressed Powder Shadow

Go With the Flow

Go With the Flow is a medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was nearly opaque, while the consistency was soft, silky, and just a bit powdery in the pan, but it did not appear dry or go on unevenly on the lid. It wore well 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 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, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Go With the Flow

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Colour Pop Subdue Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Subdue Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Subdue Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Subdue Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Subdue Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Subdue Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Subdue Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Subdue Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Subdue Pressed Powder Shadow

Subdue

Subdue is a light-medium lavender with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The color payoff was mostly opaque, though it needed a second layer for truly opaque coverage. The texture was moderately dense with larger sparkle, so it did not apply as evenly as desired with a dry brush but was easily improved by using a primer or a dampened brush for application. It stayed on nicely for eight hours on me.

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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Lauryl Laurate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polyethylene, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Mineral Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Carmine (CI 75470), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Subdue

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.
B
B
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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Colour Pop Opulent Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Opulent Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Opulent Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Opulent Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Opulent Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Opulent Pressed Powder Pigment

Opulent

Opulent is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia with cool, blue undertones and a pearl finish. The eyeshadow was richly pigmented and had a dense texture that was still easy enough to pick up with a brush but would need a heavier hand compared to the other shades to achieve that full coverage result. It blended out well and lasted for eight and a half hours on me.

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." The way the Pressed Pigments differ is that they're not intended for usage on the immediate eye area.

The majority of the shades are semi-opaque to opaque in coverage, blend out fairly well, and can sometimes be a bit drier/more powdery compared to typical matte shades. They often wear eight to nine hours on me before fading, but many shades in the Pressed Pigment family leave some staining behind.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Pigment swatches.

NOTICE: All products categorized under "Pigment" carry a warning in the US that the product is "not intended for use in the immediate eye area." Brands in the US typically market these products as "Pigments" (instead of "Eyeshadow"), and there is often a warning on the back of packaging or the label. The product includes color additives that are not approved for usage on the eyes per the FDA. Some color additives in "Pigments" have no usage restrictions in the EU, per CosIng, and can be used on the eyes. We recommend checking ingredients to confirm current safety assessment/restrictions: FDA/CosIng.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Talc, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Mica (CI 77019), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). *Not intended for use in the immediate eye area.

Opulent

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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Colour Pop Labyrinth Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Labyrinth Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Labyrinth Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Labyrinth Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Labyrinth Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Labyrinth Pressed Powder Shadow

Labyrinth

Labyrinth is a muted, medium pink with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent color payoff in a single layer, which applied evenly and smoothly to the skin and blended out with ease. The color wore well for eight hours on me.

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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, May Contain: Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). Glider*: Boron Nitride, Aluminum Starch OctenylsucCInate, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Mica (CI 77019), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140). Bloomin: Boron Nitride, Aluminum Starch OctenylsucCInate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

Labyrinth

PPermanent. $4.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Colour Pop Blank Canvas Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Blank Canvas Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Blank Canvas Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Blank Canvas Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Blank Canvas Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Blank Canvas Pressed Powder Pigment

Blank Canvas

Blank Canvas is a medium-dark berry with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too powdery or too firmly pressed in the pan. I was surprised that it was rather finely-milled and not grainy as these types of colors oftne can be. It wore well for nine hours on me.

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." The way the Pressed Pigments differ is that they're not intended for usage on the immediate eye area.

The majority of the shades are semi-opaque to opaque in coverage, blend out fairly well, and can sometimes be a bit drier/more powdery compared to typical matte shades. They often wear eight to nine hours on me before fading, but many shades in the Pressed Pigment family leave some staining behind.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Pigment swatches.

NOTICE: All products categorized under "Pigment" carry a warning in the US that the product is "not intended for use in the immediate eye area." Brands in the US typically market these products as "Pigments" (instead of "Eyeshadow"), and there is often a warning on the back of packaging or the label. The product includes color additives that are not approved for usage on the eyes per the FDA. Some color additives in "Pigments" have no usage restrictions in the EU, per CosIng, and can be used on the eyes. We recommend checking ingredients to confirm current safety assessment/restrictions: FDA/CosIng.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Blank Canvas

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.
A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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Colour Pop Sea Stars Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Sea Stars Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Sea Stars Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Sea Stars Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Sea Stars Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Sea Stars Pressed Powder Shadow

Sea Stars

Sea Stars is a medium brown with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow was nicely pigmented and buildable to full coverage with just a touch more patted on top. The texture was soft without being too powdery, and it blended out easily on the lid. It stayed on well for eight 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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain: Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Mica (Ci 77019), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

Sea Stars

PPermanent. $4.50.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
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Colour Pop Details Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Details Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Details Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Details Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Details Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Details Pressed Powder Shadow

Details

Details is a muted, medium-dark plummy brown with warm undertones and flecks of loose sparkle strewn throughout the powder. It had more of a matte finish on the lid, as a lot of the sparkle did not transfer onto the lid. The texture was drier and didn’t adhere as evenly as other shades in the palette, though it was workable and buildable in pigmentation. It wore well for seven and a half hours before fading on me.

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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, CalCIum Sodium Borosilicate, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

Details

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.
C+
C+
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total
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Colour Pop Peace of Mind Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Peace of Mind Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Peace of Mind Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Peace of Mind Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Peace of Mind Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Peace of Mind Pressed Powder Shadow

Peace of Mind

Peace of Mind is a medium-dark coppery red with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The color payoff was opaque in a single layer, while the consistency was soft, slightly dense but easy to apply and blend out on the lid. It lasted for eight hours on me.

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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Talc, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Carmine (CI 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Peace of Mind

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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Reviewer

Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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I’m really confused by the warning! I don’t know where else I would use eyeshadow but the immediate eye area!

For what it’s worth re: ingredients, I’ve had allergic reactions to bright purple eyeshadows from Smashbox and MUFE in the past, but not to Silk Street (and that alone made the palette worthwhile for me, I was heartbroken when I realized I had an allergy to purple eyeshadow pigment).

Also, both Rayon and Subdue are STUNNING with glitter glue!

The warning is due to Red Lake pigments (7 & 28, I think) – they are approved as eye safe everywhere except the USA… and they are considered safe for use in lipsticks and for skin contact.

Labyrinth is such a beautiful shade!

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