ColourPop Hi-Maintenance Pressed Powder Shadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

01/06

Colour Pop Hi-Maintenance Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Hi-Maintenance Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Hi-Maintenance Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

Colour Pop Hi-Maintenance Pressed Powder Shadow Collection

ColourPop Hi-Maintenance Look | Look Breakdown

ColourPop Hi-Maintenance Look | Look Breakdown

Hi-Maintenance

ColourPop Hi-Maintenance Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($18.00 for 0.20 oz.) includes four eyeshadows (that can be removed) in a slim, cardboard palette. The eyeshadows can also be purchased individually for $5 each. This palette was a miss for me, as the two matte shades were rather powdery and under-pigmented.

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.” For me, the new eyeshadow formula has been hit or miss with the more shimmery shades tending to perform better than the mattes, as their major downside was the lack of pigmentation, but they were buildable, so that made them workable. I felt like, on average, ColourPop’s powder formula wore shorter than most formulas on me with more noticeable fading. Primer definitely helped but still seemed to be shorter than other brands (over the same primer).

B-

Limited Edition

8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

01/02

Colour Pop Just In Time Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Just In Time Pressed Powder Shadow

Just In Time

Just In Time is a light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted finish. The pigmentation was fantastic, while the texture was smooth, creamy without being too powdery or too dense, and easy to blend out on the lid. It wore well for just over seven and a half hours before fading on me.

Ingredients

TALC, DIMETHICONE, BORON NITRIDE, LAUROYL LYSINE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, NYLON-12, ZINC STEARATE, OCTYLDODECANOL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, SILICA, DIMETHICONOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), MICA (CI 77019), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).

A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

01/02

Colour Pop High Strung Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop High Strung Pressed Powder Shadow

High Strung

High Strung is a medium-dark, coppery brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good color coverage with a slightly drier, looser consistency that applied well to bare skin but didn’t diffuse along the edges as seamlessly as a better performing eyeshadow. This shade started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear.

Ingredients

DIMETHICONE, BORON NITRIDE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, LAUROYL LYSINE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, SILICA, DIMETHICONOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, TALC, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, TIN OXIDE, BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), BRONZE POWDER (CI 77400), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), MICA (CI 77019), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).

B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

01/02

Colour Pop Get Out Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Get Out Pressed Powder Shadow

Get Out

Get Out is a muted, medium pinky-red with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had medium, buildable color payoff with a lightly dusty texture. While it felt smooth and finely-milled, there was just a lot of excessive powder that loosened from the surface with even a light touch. I highly recommend tapping off excess prior to applying to the lid, as there was quite a bit of fallout otherwise. The powder applied evenly to my bare lids and lasted for seven hours before fading on me.

Ingredients

BORON NITRIDE, TALC, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, LAUROYL LYSINE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, ZINC STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, SILICA, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DIMETHICONOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, MICA (CI 77019), RED 40 LAKE (CI 16035), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).

Get Out
Get Out
C

Permanent

7
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
73%
Total

01/02

Colour Pop Cute Alert Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Cute Alert Pressed Powder Shadow

Cute Alert

Cute Alert is a medium-dark brownish burgundy with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a soft, powdery consistency that kicked up a lot of excess product in the pan. I had some fallout when I worked with it during application, but it seemed to be less than I expected, given how much showed in the pan. It was fairly blendable and lasted for seven hours on me.

Ingredients

TALC, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, BORON NITRIDE, LAUROYL LYSINE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, ZINC STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, SILICA, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DIMETHICONOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742), MICA (CI 77019), RED 40 LAKE (CI 16035), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).

C-

Permanent

7
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
72%
Total