ColourPop Fall 2019 Shadows Reviews & Swatches (Part 1 of 5)

Latchkey

ColourPop Latchkey Pressed Powder Pigment ($4.50 for 0.05 oz.) is a muted, medium berry with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage with a slightly drier, thinner texture that was less powdery than some ColourPop mattes but was one of the few that benefited noticeably with a primer underneath to prove smoothness. It wore well for eight and a half hours and left a stain behind.

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

*Not intended for use in the immediate eye area. Boron Nitride, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Mica (CI 77019), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Latchkey

PPermanent. $4.50.
B+
B+
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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Cater 2 U

ColourPop Cater 2 U Pressed Powder Shadow ($4.50 for 0.05 oz.) is a bright, pinky-red with cool undertones and a soft, pearly sheen. It had rich pigmentation in a single layer, which adhered well to bare skin and blended out with little effort. The texture was smooth to the touch, dense but not too firmly pressed into the pan, and was easy to work with. The color stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours and left a stain behind.

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, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Magnesium Myristate, Lauroyl Lysine, Tin Oxide, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Cater 2 U

PPermanent. $4.50.
A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

Dear Diary

ColourPop Dear Diary Pressed Powder Pigment ($4.50 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium-dark red with subtle, cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had opaque color coverage in one layer, which applied fairly evenly to bare skin and blended out decently along the edges, though the texture was on the thinner side and had some slip. The shimmer didn’t come through as much unless applied with a dampened brush or a fingertip. This shade lasted well for eight and a half hours and left a very faint stain behind.

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

*Not intended for use in the immediate eye area. Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Magnesium Myristate, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Boron Nitride, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Dear Diary

PPermanent. $4.50.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
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Manifest It

ColourPop Manifest It Pressed Powder Pigment ($4.50 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium-dark, fuchsia pink with subtle, cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had faint sparkle running through it, but it looked and functioned like a matte finish on the eye. It had opaque coverage in a single layer, while the texture felt a bit drier and had a touch of fallout. This shade was previously released in a larger palette, but the version in the single form seemed less bright. It wore well for eight and a half hours and left a stain behind.

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

*Not intended for use in the immediate eye area. Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Manifest It

PPermanent. $4.50.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Good Manners

ColourPop Good Manners Pressed Powder Pigment ($4.50 for 0.05 oz.) is a bright, cotton candy pink with strong, blue undertones and a matte finish. It was lighter and brighter than most blue-based matte pink shades I’ve seen, which was unexpected (I thought it would be easier to dupe). The texture was soft, a little powdery in the pan, but it had excellent pigmentation and good adherence. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half 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." 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

*Not intended for use in the immediate eye area. 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 28 Lake (CI 45410), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Good Manners

PPermanent. $4.50.
A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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Ivy League

ColourPop Ivy League Pressed Powder Pigment ($4.50 for 0.05 oz.) is a bright, light-medium fuchsia pink with strong, blue undertones and a metallic finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was dense without being too firmly pressed into the pan nor was it too thick when applied to bare skin. It lasted well for eight and a half hours on me 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." 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

*Not intended for use in the immediate eye area. Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Magnesium Myristate, Lauroyl Lysine, Boron Nitride, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Ivy League

PPermanent. $4.50.
A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

Colour Pop Latchkey Pressed Powder Pigment

Colour Pop Latchkey Pressed Powder Pigment

Colour Pop Latchkey Pressed Powder Pigment

Colour Pop Latchkey Pressed Powder Pigment

Colour Pop Cater 2 U Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Cater 2 U Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Cater 2 U Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Cater 2 U Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Dear Diary Pressed Powder Pigment

Colour Pop Dear Diary Pressed Powder Pigment

Colour Pop Dear Diary Pressed Powder Pigment

Colour Pop Dear Diary Pressed Powder Pigment

Colour Pop Manifest It Pressed Powder Pigment

Colour Pop Manifest It Pressed Powder Pigment

Colour Pop Manifest It Pressed Powder Pigment

Colour Pop Manifest It Pressed Powder Pigment

Colour Pop Good Manners Pressed Powder Pigment

Colour Pop Good Manners Pressed Powder Pigment

Colour Pop Good Manners Pressed Powder Pigment

Colour Pop Good Manners Pressed Powder Pigment

Colour Pop Ivy League Pressed Powder Pigment

Colour Pop Ivy League Pressed Powder Pigment

Colour Pop Ivy League Pressed Powder Pigment

Colour Pop Ivy League Pressed Powder Pigment

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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).

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One shade, and one shade only, made it into my WL: Dear Diary. Everything else is either too pink or I have something close enough. But, Dear Diary is a special looking shade to me!

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