ColourPop Lilac You a Lot Palette Review & Swatches

01/09

Colour Pop Lilac You a Lot 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Lilac You a Lot 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Lilac You a Lot 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Lilac You a Lot 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Lilac You a Lot 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Lilac You a Lot 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Lilac You a Lot 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Lilac You a Lot 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Lilac You a Lot 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Lilac You a Lot 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Lilac You a Lot 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Lilac You a Lot 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Lilac You a Lot 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Lilac You a Lot 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Lilac You a Lot 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Lilac You a Lot | Look Details
Colour Pop Lilac You a Lot 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Lilac You a Lot | Look Details
Colour Pop Lilac You a Lot 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Lilac You a Lot 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Lilac You a Lot 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Lilac You a Lot 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Lilac You a Lot 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Lilac You a Lot 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Lilac You a Lot 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Lilac You a Lot 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Lilac You a Lot 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette

Lilac You a Lot

Colour Pop Lilac You a Lot 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($12.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new addition to ColourPop’s monochromatic palette series–it features a lilac theme (duh). It was definitely cooler-toned compared to the It’s My Pleasure palette. I think that they could have gone full-on, cool-toned only shades of lilac and purple, though, because the shades that were most overlapping were the warmer-toned shades, like Ghostin’ (Kittenfish) and Wake Me (Do or Dough).

Overall, the products performed consistently with past releases from the brand. The mattes run a little powdery but were pigmented, blendable, and wore between seven and eight hours. The shimmers were fairly smooth, a little creamy, and had good pigmentation, though I found Fluff to be on the chunky side and better with a dampened brush or fingertip. When I worked with the palette, I could have used at least one deeper shimmer.

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
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01/03

Colour Pop Cloud Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Cloud Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Cloud Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Cloud Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Cloud Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Cloud Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Cloud Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Cloud Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Cloud Pressed Powder Shadow

Cloud

Cloud is a pale lavender with warmer, pink undertones and a gold, frosted finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff that applied well to bare skin and blended out without difficulty. The texture was smooth, dense without being too firmly-pressed in the man, and had some slip, which helped the larger sparkles bind with the rest of the powder. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading a bit.

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.

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Cloud
Cloud
A-

Permanent in Palette

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

01/02

Colour Pop Imagine That Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Imagine That Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Imagine That Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Imagine That Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Imagine That Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Imagine That Pressed Powder Shadow

Imagine That

Imagine That is a medium, rosy mauve with subtle, cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. The pigmentation was nearly opaque in a single pass, which was easily built up to full coverage with less than half of a layer. The texture was soft, finely-milled, and a smidgen powdery in the pan, but it blended out well without losing its intensity. It wore well for eight hours before showing signs of fading.

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.

Imagine That
A-

Permanent in Palette

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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01/02

Colour Pop Ghostin' Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Ghostin' Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Ghostin' Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Ghostin' Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Ghostin' Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Ghostin' Pressed Powder Pigment

Ghostin'

Ghostin’ is a medium lavender with warm, pink undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had the finest, barely-there shimmer that I could see in the close-up swatch photo but not in person at all.

It had a smooth, velvety consistency that had enough substance to it that helped weigh it down and minimized fallout while ensuring nearly opaque coverage that retained its intensity when applied and blended out. It lasted well for eight hours before fading a bit on my lid.

Formula Overview

-

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.

Ghostin'
A

Permanent in Palette

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

01/03

Colour Pop Wake Me Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Wake Me Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Wake Me Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Wake Me Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Wake Me Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Wake Me Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Wake Me Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Wake Me Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Wake Me Pressed Powder Shadow

Wake Me

Wake Me is a brighter, light-medium, pink-lavender with warmer, pink undertones and blue-to-violet shifting shimmer. It had a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was thin without being too stiff to work with. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer and stayed on well for eight hours on me.

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.

Wake Me
Wake Me
A-

Permanent in Palette

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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01/03

Colour Pop Fluff Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Fluff Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Fluff Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Fluff Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Fluff Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Fluff Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Fluff Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Fluff Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Fluff Pressed Powder Shadow

Fluff

Fluff is a medium lavender with neutral-to-warm undertones and a chunky, sparkling finish. It seemed more loosely-pressed in the pan, and there was a chunkiness present that made it harder to apply with a dry brush. I’d recommend using a dampened brush or a fingertip to apply, which helped the product adhere more smoothly and minimized fallout.

It had nearly full color payoff in a single layer (even dry). The color started to show signs of fading after eight hours of wear, and there was a touch of fallout over time.

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.

Fluff
Fluff
B

Permanent in Palette

8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

01/03

Colour Pop Trainwreck Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Trainwreck Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Trainwreck Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Trainwreck Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Trainwreck Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Trainwreck Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Trainwreck Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Trainwreck Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Trainwreck Pressed Powder Shadow

Trainwreck

Trainwreck is a light lavender with cool undertones and a frosted finish. The color payoff was good, though it needed a bit of extra on top for full coverage. The texture felt smooth, lightly emollient, and it was a bit denser and thicker, though I didn’t have issues applying it to bare skin. It would be smoother if applied with a fingertip or a dampened brush, though. There was noticeable fading after eight hours of wear and very slight fallout over time.

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.

Trainwreck
B+

Permanent in Palette

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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01/02

Colour Pop Zoned Out Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Zoned Out Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Zoned Out Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Zoned Out Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Zoned Out Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Zoned Out Pressed Powder Pigment

Zoned Out

Zoned Out is a light-medium lavender with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The texture was soft, lightly powdery with a bit of fallout during application if I wasn’t careful, but the eyeshadow blended out easily and retained most of its intensity. It stayed on nicely for seven and a half hours on me before fading visibly.

Formula Overview

-

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.

Zoned Out
B+

Permanent in Palette

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

01/02

Colour Pop Iffy Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Iffy Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Iffy Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Iffy Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Iffy Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Iffy Pressed Powder Pigment

Iffy

Iffy is a medium purple with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage that applied evenly and blended out nicely on my skin. I was actually impressed by how blendable and easy to work with the color was as these bluer-based purples are often drier. The consistency was soft, a little dusty in the pan, but it wasn’t prone to sheering out. It wore well for eight and a half hours and left a pinkish stain behind.

Formula Overview

-

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.

Iffy
Iffy
B+

Permanent in Palette

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

01/02

Colour Pop Filtered Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Filtered Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Filtered Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Filtered Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Filtered Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Filtered Pressed Powder Pigment

Filtered

Filtered is a medium purple with warm, pink undertones and a semi-matte finish. There was a smattering of fine, gold shimmer throughout, but it functioned and appeared like a matte finish applied to my lid. The texture was moderately powdery, so I would recommend tapping off excess and gently pressing and patting onto skin first, then blending it out. It had nearly opaque color coverage that was buildable on bare skin. This shade lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

-

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.

Filtered
B

Permanent in Palette

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

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Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I’ve been struggling with It’s My Pleasure because it’s too warm and I can’t get a good look out of it without going outside the palette. I wasn’t sure about buying another purple palette, but I went ahead and bought Lilac You a Lot, and I’m so glad I did! It works so much better for me, without having to bring in any other shades. Imagine That is a great transition/crease shade. Trainwreck is another favorite. Two big thumbs up on this palette, definitely my favorite of the six CP 9-pan monochromes I own.

I’m in a bind here. Trying to tell myself that I have dupes for 5 out of 9 shades vs it’s only $12 and very worth having those 4 particular shades…idk.
Like yourself, I also wish that CP had gone 100% full-on lavender, with very little warmth. One of the few very cool-toned shades I can totally rock is cool purples and lilacs. Therefore, that would have been a wonderful palette had they gone that route.

I used this yesterday for the first time and I love it. This one along with the It’s My Pleasure palette are two of my favorites (love me some purple-y eye makeup!) but I really don’t like the plastic packaging they’re using for these 9 pan palettes. I need to order a new IMP palette because the plastic components have shifted and the part holding down the actual shadows are too loose and now none of the pans hold them in correctly and the only colors not broken are the mattes.

Surprisingly I only have one dupe from this palette. Then I thought about how I’m not really attracted to these colors and it makes more sense why I would have no dupes. I might have some old mac e/s that are dupes though.

I used this palette yesterday, and I really loved it. Fluff was kind of chunky. It went on fine for me dry, but the fallout was crazy, so I switched to using it wet. I’m very happy with it and love the color selection.

Lavender is one of my favorite shades. I brought MAC Classic Cutie lavender eye shadow palette a while ago.But I wasn’t impressed with the eye shadow quality. I get along well with ColorPop eye shadows and this one will be mine soon!Glad it got a good rating.

I’ve been contemplating getting this palette because I like cooler purples that don’t mess with my fair olive skin tone but look nice with brown eyes. I just bought the Viseart Liaison palette and I’m trying to decide if this is a necessary addition to my purple collection or if it’s too pinky/warm like It’s My Pleasure or dupes the shades I already have.

Anyone able to compare them at all or give an opinion? Just based off swatches, it looks like maybe one shade overlaps, but the rest is hard to tell!

I have all three of them, and I like Lilac the best. Like you said, It’s My Pleasure is very pinky/warm, and I don’t get much use from it. It’s taken awhile for me to warm up to Viseart Liaison (pardon the pun), but I do like some of the shades. However, the Lilac palette is definitely the coolest toned of the three and there are shades here that are not dupes of either Liaison or Pleasure. At $12, it was very much worth it for me. That said, what works on me might not work on someone with olive skin tone.

It is still pretty warm overall! I got it and don’t feel like I needed it now. I have It’s My Pleasure and Viseart Liaison and an amazing lavender in JS’s Jawbreaker palette. But I’m not too upset because it was only $12. Thankfully! :o)

I can’t compare the palettes since I only have the lilac CP one, but I’m a medium olive tone with brown eyes and the colors in this palette complements my coloring nicely. Not too pinky, except the pinky matte shade of course.

Gorgeous! I really wanted to get this palette, but realized I have really similar colors for most of these in singles. I don’t have similar shadows to Ghostin’ or Trainwreck so I might pick up a CP dupe to put in my singles palette. Something like Trainwreck would look gorgeous with Howlin (one of my favorite “unique” colors in my personal collection which is a dupe for Zoned Out). I am glad that CP has finally started incorporating cooler shades and hope the trend continues.

Oh, what a lovely palette!
I love the purples and though I have the It’s My Pleasure palette this will be mine as soon as I get my lipstick order from CP it seems to have disappeared and they are sending the order again.
I really like that there’s no glitter in this palette.

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