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

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ColourPop Anthem Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Anthem Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Anthem Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Anthem Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Anthem Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Anthem Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Anthem Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Anthem Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Anthem Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Anthem Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Anthem Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Anthem Pressed Powder Shadow

Anthem

ColourPop Anthem Pressed Powder Shadow ($4.50 for 0.05 oz.) is a darker, coppery brown with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, while the texture was soft, blendable, but a little drier and more loosely-pressed, so there was light fallout during application (I’d recommend applying with a fingertip or a dampened brush to mitigate fallout if that’s a concern). It wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably 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 ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Talc, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Anthem

PPermanent. $4.50.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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ColourPop Sugar Free Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Sugar Free Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Sugar Free Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Sugar Free Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Sugar Free Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Sugar Free Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Sugar Free Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Sugar Free Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Sugar Free Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Sugar Free Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Sugar Free Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Sugar Free Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Sugar Free Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Sugar Free Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Sugar Free Pressed Glitter

Sugar Free

ColourPop Sugar Free Pressed Glitter ($4.50 for 0.05 oz.) seemed to have a transparent base that was chocked full of smaller-sized glitter in various hues of pink from light and bright pink to deeper pink. It had semi-opaque “coverage” in a single layer that had good dispersion when applied with a brush or a fingertip. While the product felt glittery to the touch–textured but not scratchy or painful–there was some slip to it that helped it adhere better to skin than truly loose glitter. It wasn’t immune for fallout/migration, so while better than pressed glitter a decade ago, it may still be best applied with an adhesive base if used near the eye area (which is not intended to be used, per the brand).

B
B
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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ColourPop Material Girl Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Material Girl Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Material Girl Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Material Girl Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Material Girl Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Material Girl Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Material Girl Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Material Girl Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Material Girl Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Material Girl Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Material Girl Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Material Girl Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Material Girl Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Material Girl Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Material Girl Pressed Powder Shadow

Material Girl

ColourPop Material Girl Pressed Powder Shadow ($4.50 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with moderate, warm undertones and flecks of gold sparkle throughout. The texture was dense, almost thick, and more firmly-pressed into the pan, which gave it a stiffer feel overall. It worked better with a flat, firm brush and a more moderate hand to pick up product evenly, and then it applied best by pressing and gently pushing the product into place. The upside was that it “melted” a bit when applied and had great, even adhesion. It wore nicely for eight and a half 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.

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Magnesium Stearate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Lauroyl Lysine, Talc, Jojoba Esters, Phenoxyethanol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Dimethicone , Acacia Decurrens Extract, Polyglycerin-3, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499, CI 77492), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Material Girl

PPermanent. $4.50.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
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ColourPop Playing Game Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Playing Game Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Playing Game Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Playing Game Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Playing Game Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Playing Game Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Playing Game Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Playing Game Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Playing Game Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Playing Game Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Playing Game Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Playing Game Pressed Powder Shadow

Playing Game

ColourPop Playing Game Pressed Powder Shadow ($4.50 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium-dark orange with muted, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent color coverage in a single layer, while the consistency was soft, smooth, and blendable without being too softly nor too firmly pressed into the pan. The eyeshadow went on evenly and lasted well for eight hours before fading a bit.

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.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Playing Game

PPermanent. $4.50.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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ColourPop You Got It Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop You Got It Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop You Got It Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop You Got It Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop You Got It Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop You Got It Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop You Got It Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop You Got It Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop You Got It Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop You Got It Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop You Got It Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop You Got It Pressed Powder Shadow

You Got It

ColourPop You Got It Pressed Powder Shadow ($4.50 for 0.05 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark orange with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had rich color payoff that adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out easily along the edges while it retained its intensity. The texture was soft, a little powdery in the pan, but it wasn’t prone to fallout during application. It stayed on well 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” 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.

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Magnesium Stearate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Lauroyl Lysine, Talc, Jojoba Esters, Phenoxyethanol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Dimethicone , Acacia Decurrens Extract, Polyglycerin-3, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77491,CI 77499,CI 77492), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

You Got It

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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ColourPop The Most (2019) Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop The Most (2019) Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop The Most (2019) Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop The Most (2019) Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop The Most (2019) Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop The Most (2019) Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop The Most (2019) Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop The Most (2019) Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop The Most (2019) Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop The Most (2019) Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop The Most (2019) Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop The Most (2019) Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop The Most (2019) Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop The Most (2019) Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop The Most (2019) Pressed Powder Shadow

The Most (2019)

ColourPop The Most (2019) Pressed Powder Shadow ($4.50 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium, pinky-lavender with warm undertones and gold shimmer throughout. The consistency was soft, somewhat drier and more powdery in the pan, but it was blendable and easy enough to work with, though I’d recommend pressing into place initially to avoid light fallout. It had opaque color coverage that wore nicely for eight hours before fading a bit.

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.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Silica, Magnesium Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Talc, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491,CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

The Most (2019)

PPermanent. $4.50.
B+
B+
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
The Overview

89%

Average

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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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About that Sugar Free glitter: I’m sure it escaped no one that all the dupes are CP. Do they really have to have so many minimal variations on the same theme, that many don’t want any way? I was at day job (adults with developmental disabilities) and saw some hefty jars of glitter. Warned them not to let the folks get them in their eyes or mouth. Then picked up one ?8 oz container and said “I’ll bet you could kill 4,000 fish with this jar alone. No comprehension and deaf ears. That’s what we’re up against.

It’s more my fault – I don’t purchase pressed glitters from other brands unless they inadvertently come in palettes, so there’s not much to compare – and again, that’s really all on me / totally my fault.

No! I do believe I understand. I’m GLAD that you don’t review pressed glitters per se, except as a palette element. But it does show how prevalent and similar the CP glitters are.

Material Girl looks like delicious hot chocolate! Perfect enough for me to do an all over smokey eye look using it with just a transition shade and inner corner highlight!

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