ColourPop In the Limelight Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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ColourPop In the Limelight 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop In the Limelight 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop In the Limelight 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop In the Limelight 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop In the Limelight 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop In the Limelight 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop In the Limelight 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop In the Limelight 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop In the Limelight 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop In the Limelight 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop In the Limelight 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop In the Limelight 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop In the Limelight 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop In the Limelight 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop In the Limelight 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop In the Limelight 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop In the Limelight 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop In the Limelight 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop In the Limelight 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop In the Limelight 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop In the Limelight 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette

In the Limelight

ColourPop In the Limelight 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($14.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a new, green-themed eyeshadow palette that included nine shades split across five matte and four shimmer shades. The quality was decent, though it seemed to be a little drier and more powdery for more mattes than past palettes I’ve tested from the brand in the last year.

Ingredients

In the Limelight

LELimited Edition. $14.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
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ColourPop Star Power Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Star Power Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Star Power Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Star Power Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Star Power Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Star Power Pressed Powder Shadow

Star Power

Star Power is a light, whitish-beige with soft pearl. It had a soft, lightly emollient consistency that picked up evenly with a fingertip but was a little uneven with a brush. The eyeshadow applied with semi-opaque, buildable coverage and lasted decently for seven 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” 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.

Star Power

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
B
B
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
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ColourPop Almost Famous Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Almost Famous Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Almost Famous Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Almost Famous Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Almost Famous Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Almost Famous Pressed Powder Shadow

Almost Famous

Almost Famous is a medium, greenish-yellow with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a slightly thin, somewhat dusty consistency, though it was blendable and not too prone to visible fallout. It had mostly opaque, buildable pigmentation that stayed on well for seven hours before fading.

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.

Almost Famous

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
B
B
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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ColourPop Miami Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Miami Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Miami Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Miami Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Miami Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Miami Pressed Powder Shadow

Miami

Miami is a bright, chartreuse green with warmer, yellower undertones and a matte finish. The texture was slightly drier and somewhat powdery, so drier skin did not pair as well with it. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that wore well for seven 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.

Miami

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
B
B
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
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ColourPop Debut Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Debut Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Debut Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Debut Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Debut Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Debut Pressed Powder Shadow

Debut

Debut is a darker peach with moderate, warm undertones and leaned slightly pink paired with a matte finish. The texture was smooth, velvety, and blendable with light powderiness that was present in the pan. It had opaque color coverage that lasted 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 ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Debut

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

Booked

Booked is a bright, lime green with an intense, metallic finish. It had rich pigmentation with a smooth, moderately-dense texture that was lightly emollient but not too slippery so it blended out well. It stayed on nicely for eight 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.

Booked

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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ColourPop Playdate Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Playdate Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Playdate Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Playdate Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Playdate Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Playdate Pressed Powder Shadow

Playdate

Playdate is a bright, golden chartreuse with hints of olive paired with a metallic finish. The eyeshadow had opaque pigmentation that was driven by a smooth, lightly emollient texture that wasn’t too thick or too thin. It lasted well for eight hours before fading a bit.

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.

Playdate

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

After Party

After Party is a bright, lime green with subtle, warmer undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, somewhat powdery and a touch on the drier side, so there was light fallout when initially applied but it blended out fairly well. I would recommend applying it over a drier/more matte base to avoid darkening around the edges. It wore well for eight 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.

After Party

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
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ColourPop Palms Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Palms Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Palms Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Palms Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Palms Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Palms Pressed Powder Shadow

Palms

Palms is a light-medium chartreuse green with slightly darker, greener base coloring and lighter, more golden shimmer. The consistency was moderately slippery and on the thicker side, which resulted in some “crumbliness.” It was best applied with a fingertip or a dampened brush and pressed onto the lid to avoid fallout and achieve more opaque coverage. It lasted decently for eight 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” 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.

Palms

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
B+
B+
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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ColourPop Lay Out Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Lay Out Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Lay Out Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Lay Out Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Lay Out Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Lay Out Pressed Powder Shadow

Lay Out

Lay Out is a muted, medium-dark olive green with strong, warm olive undertones and a matte finish. It had a soft, blendable consistency with slight powderiness in the pan. The eyeshadow had opaque color coverage that applied evenly and wore well for eight hours before showing signs of fading.

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.

Lay Out

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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