ColourPop Fairy Well Palette Review & Swatches

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ColourPop Fairy Well 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Fairy Well 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Fairy Well 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Fairy Well 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Fairy Well 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Fairy Well 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Fairy Well 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Fairy Well 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Fairy Well 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Fairy Well 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Fairy Well 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Fairy Well 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Fairy Well 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Fairy Well 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Fairy Well 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Fairy Well 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Fairy Well 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Fairy Well 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Fairy Well 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Fairy Well 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Fairy Well 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Fairy Well

ColourPop Fairy Well 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($18.00 for 0.3 oz.) is a new, limited edition neutral color story that was designed for Ulta. I find that the palettes created for Ulta can tend to feel like well-tread territory for those who follow the brand’s releases generally. The quality was there; the mattes were a touch powdery but pigmented and blendable, while the shimmers were smooth, easy to use with dry brushes or fingertips, and long-wearing. The palette contained two pressed glitters, though, so those who are wary of those will want to keep that in mind.

Ingredients

Fairy Well

LELimited Edition. $24.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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ColourPop Pixie Perf Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Pixie Perf Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Pixie Perf Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Pixie Perf Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Pixie Perf Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Pixie Perf Pressed Powder Shadow

Pixie Perf

Pixie Perf is a pale beige with warm, golden undertones and a bright, metallic finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, moderately emollient consistency without being too dense
  • Picked up readily with dry brush, blended out well
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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.

Pixie Perf

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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ColourPop Fairykin Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Fairykin Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Fairykin Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Fairykin Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Fairykin Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Fairykin Pressed Powder Shadow

Fairykin

Fairykin is a light lavender-taupe with cool undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Soft, smooth, lightly powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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.

Fairykin

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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ColourPop Cozy Cabin Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Cozy Cabin Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Cozy Cabin Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Cozy Cabin Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Cozy Cabin Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Cozy Cabin Pressed Powder Shadow

Cozy Cabin

Cozy Cabin is a very pale pink with subtle, warm undertones offset by a grayish overtone paired with a matte finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Soft, smooth, lightly powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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.

Cozy Cabin

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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ColourPop Lil Orb Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Lil Orb Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Lil Orb Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Lil Orb Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Lil Orb Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Lil Orb Pressed Powder Shadow

Lil Orb

Lil Orb is a light, rosy copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, moderately emollient consistency without being too dense
  • Picked up readily with dry brush, blended out well
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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.

Lil Orb

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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ColourPop Wood Nymph Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Wood Nymph Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Wood Nymph Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Wood Nymph Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Wood Nymph Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Wood Nymph Pressed Powder Shadow

Wood Nymph

Wood Nymph is a light-medium gold with strong, warm orange undertones and a smooth, metallic finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, moderately emollient consistency without being too dense
  • Picked up readily with dry brush, blended out well
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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.

Wood Nymph

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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ColourPop Into the Forest Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Into the Forest Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Into the Forest Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Into the Forest Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Into the Forest Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Into the Forest Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Into the Forest Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Into the Forest Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Into the Forest Pressed Glitter

Into the Forest

Into the Forest is a light-medium copper with strong, warm undertones and flecks of gold and copper glitter throughout. It had a slightly translucent base that was full of plastic (PET) glitter, though the glitter particles were smaller than typical.

Opaque pigmentation
Lightly tacky, moderately emollient
Spread evenly, adhered with minimal fallout
Long-wearing (8 hours with light fallout over time)

Possible Dupes
These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

Into the Forest

LELimited Edition. $6.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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ColourPop Faun Guy Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Faun Guy Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Faun Guy Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Faun Guy Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Faun Guy Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Faun Guy Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Faun Guy Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Faun Guy Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Faun Guy Pressed Glitter

Faun Guy

Faun Guy is a deep, coppery-gold with a glittering finish. It had a slightly translucent base chocked full of plastic (PET) glitter, though it was finer than typical and much more opaque as a result.

Opaque pigmentation
Lightly tacky, moderately emollient
Spread evenly, adhered with minimal fallout
Long-wearing (8 hours with light fallout over time)

Faun Guy

LELimited Edition. $6.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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ColourPop Pond Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Pond Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Pond Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Pond Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Pond Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Pond Pressed Powder Shadow

Pond

Pond is a light, dusty coral with muted, warm undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Soft, smooth, lightly powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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.

Pond

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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ColourPop Flower Crown Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Flower Crown Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Flower Crown Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Flower Crown Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Flower Crown Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Flower Crown Pressed Powder Shadow

Flower Crown

Flower Crown is a light, yellowed brown with warm undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Soft, smooth, lightly powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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.

Flower Crown

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
1 of 2
ColourPop Willow Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Willow Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Willow Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Willow Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Willow Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Willow Pressed Powder Shadow

Willow

Willow is a deep, desaturated brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a metallic sheen.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, moderately emollient consistency without being too dense
  • Picked up readily with dry brush, blended out well
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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.

Willow

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A
A
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
1 of 2
ColourPop Folklore Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Folklore Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Folklore Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Folklore Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Folklore Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Folklore Pressed Powder Shadow

Folklore

Folklore is a medium-dark, rosy brown with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Soft, smooth, lightly powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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.

Folklore

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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ColourPop Hide and Seek Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Hide and Seek Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Hide and Seek Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Hide and Seek Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Hide and Seek Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Hide and Seek Pressed Powder Shadow

Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek is a blackened taupe with strong, cool undertones and warmer flecks of gold sparkle over a matte finish (most of them did not seem to translate onto the lid).

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Soft, smooth, lightly powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with, light fallout
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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

Possible Dupes
These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

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.

Hide and Seek

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

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Jessica Avatar

Ok, I admit this palette really looks A LOT like the Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes, in terms of the dynamic range. This palette looks like it will only work on a narrow range of (light) skin tones, like the Ethereal Eyes palette. The Ethereal Eyes palette got terrible ratings, but the main criticism was the lack of dynamic range. The only difference I can see if the length of wear (7hrs vs. 8+ hrs). Am I right to assume, then, that shadows that last 7 hrs vs. 8+ get 2-3 “letters” shaved off their grade? Or is price also a factor here? (I’m not trying to be critical or cast doubt on the rating system…I just want to understand because I really liked the Ethereal Eyes palette until I saw the ratings here, then I took it off my wishlist. I have light skin, so I don’t really care if a palette has a low dynamic range – in fact, I specifically look for that because it means I will use all the colors. I’m wondering if I should look at this ColourPop palette as an alternative.

Christine Avatar

The rating doesn’t take into account the shade range at all! I would actually say that this is more balanced as it has light, mid-tone, and deep shimmers and mattes with more tonal differences, so they don’t muddy like Ethereal Eyes can!

Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes was prone to fading, had issues with powderiness/blending, and pigmentation was higher than marketed for some shades, so it was rating lower in many different places!

flaky Avatar

I’m inclined to put this one in the cart – despite the glitter. I always take the glitter shades out & toss them anyway.

The palette isn’t revolutionary but it’s great for travel. I prefer not to take my high end stuff just in case something happens to it. I can use the empty wells to swap in something from another CP palette in my collection.

BrandiD Avatar

I have this and love it! I feel like it is very easy to use, and I have hooded small eyes that can’t handle elaborate shadow looks. I actually used some of the glitter for an evening look on the outside “C” of my browbone/cheekbones and I really liked it for that. I think it’s a great daytime-to-evening palette, my one quibble is that I’m not sure how much the colors would show up on darker skin tones. I’m quite fair and the shades are subtle on me.

Haley Avatar

Disappointed. I was really interested in this but not if it has PET glitter! This is why I don’t buy before I see what you have to say about it Christine!

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