ColourPop Lo-Key Pressed Powder Shadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

01/05

Colour Pop Lo-Key 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Lo-Key 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Lo-Key 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Lo-Key 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Lo-Key 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Lo-Key 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Lo-Key 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Lo-Key 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Lo-Key 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Lo-Key 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Lo-Key 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Lo-Key 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Lo-Key 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Lo-Key 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Lo-Key 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Lo-Key

ColourPop Lo-Key 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 performed quite well, even the mattes, and the eyeshadows coordinated with each other but also would be good shades for a growing collection.

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).

Lo-Key
Lo-Key
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

01/02

Colour Pop Take It Slow Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Take It Slow Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Take It Slow Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Take It Slow Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Take It Slow Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Take It Slow Pressed Powder Shadow

Take It Slow

Take It Slow is a light gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had opaque color payoff paired with a smooth, blendable consistency that wasn’t too soft or too firm in the pan. The product applied well to bare skin and blended along the edges easily. It wore well for eight hours on me before starting to fade.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.05 oz. - $100.00 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, BORON NITRIDE, DIMETHICONE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, LAUROYL LYSINE, PHENOXYETHANOL, TALC, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DIMETHICONOL, TIN OXIDE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), MICA (CI 77019), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).

Take It Slow
A-

Permanent in Palette

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

01/02

Colour Pop I Owe You Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop I Owe You Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop I Owe You Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop I Owe You Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop I Owe You Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop I Owe You Pressed Powder Shadow

I Owe You

I Owe You is a slightly muted, medium orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had rich pigmentation that applied extremely well to bare skin. I was impressed by how smooth and opaque the coverage was in one layer. The texture was soft without being powdery, and it was easy to work with. This shade started to fade after seven and a half hours on me.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.05 oz. - $100.00 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, TALC, BORON NITRIDE, LAUROYL LYSINE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, ZINC STEARATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, SILICA, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DIMETHICONOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), MICA (CI 77019), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140).

I Owe You
I Owe You
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

01/02

Colour Pop Running Late Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Running Late Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Running Late Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Running Late Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Running Late Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Running Late Pressed Powder Shadow

Running Late

Running Late is a light-medium orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a smooth, finely-milled consistency that had minimal powderiness in the pan and no issues with fallout during application. The eyeshadow applied evenly, blended out well, and lasted for seven hours before fading noticeably on me.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.05 oz. - $100.00 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, TALC, BORON NITRIDE, LAUROYL LYSINE, DIMETHICONE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, ZINC STEARATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, SILICA, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DIMETHICONOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), MICA (CI 77019), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140).

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

01/02

Colour Pop Criss Cross Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Criss Cross Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Criss Cross Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Criss Cross Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Criss Cross Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Criss Cross Pressed Powder Shadow

Criss Cross

Criss Cross is a medium-dark orange with reddish undertones and a mostly matte finish. The consistency was soft, smooth, and just a touch dusty in the pan but did not result in actual fallout when I went to apply it to my lid. It had nearly opaque color payoff that wore well for seven and a half hours on me.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.05 oz. - $100.00 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, TALC, BORON NITRIDE, LAUROYL LYSINE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, ZINC STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, SILICA, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DIMETHICONOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), MICA (CI 77019), RED 40 LAKE (CI 16035), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).

Criss Cross
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Colour Pop 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette $18.00/0.2 OZ.
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About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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LOVE IT!
To get or not to get, though. I do have MAC Red Brick, Rule and Bamboo in a quad I put together, so I’m not sure, but am thinking this would prove redundant within my stash?

Hi Christine
Not all the Colours have 1.2g of product. A large amount of them only contain 1.0g.
Colourpop’s website is a bit deceiving since they specifically say for every shade that it contains 1.2g, which is not true. Out of the 5 shadows I have only one actually is that size, the remaining four are 1.0g.
Please check the stickers on the back of each shadow, it’ll tell you how much product you get. I just thought I’d let you know, since 1g is almost half the size of a MUG shadow (1.8g) and ABH shadow (1.7g) and 2/3 of the size of a regular Mac shadow (1.5)

Hi Festina,

Per the box of the palette, they listed this as 0.20 oz. For the pans, they have smaller amounts, which are listed for the individual pans I’ve posted. There weren’t any labels on the pans in my palette, but the box of the packaging listed 4 x 1.4g/0.05 oz. (see my photos in this post).

Oh really? 1.4g? That would be a huge difference to their individual one…
I bought the individual ones, one shade was “Criss Cross” which is also in this palette and it said 1.0g.
Very interesting..

I’m taking two friends with winter birthdays to Sephora (their choice) for some makeup shopping for their birthdays. They both are huge makeup lovers with natural talent but they like to cross-reference my collection/professional opinion on purchases so birthday shopping trip planning is an easy way to for me to pick out great options in advance to avoid the overwhelmed feeling you get from product shelves. One friend was looking to play with oranges for the first time and we picked out some of my favorite MUFE oranges for her gift but we knew ColourPop was releasing this set so she picked it up to get used to the tones before going full-on MUFE-level pigment. She brought it by to cross-check the shades we had picked for her to make sure nothing was too much of a dupe and I was quite impressed with this palette! Definitely a great introductory pick and I liked it much more than the other pressed powder palette ColourPop released.

I also told her to take out the metal so she can have a 10-slot instead of a 4-slot palette if she sticks with that pan size haha. But yeah, while I think this one is as nice introductory peachy set I am so glad ColourPop confirmed they’re not getting rid of the original formula that separated the company from the rest alongside the price point. I was definitely nervous they were transitioning away from where they started. Now I’m glad they’re expanding but I hope the recent discontinuation of so many bright shades doesn’t indicate they’re going mostly neutral with the creamier formula. COLOUR POP. Not Neutral Pop 😉 Happy for them to have everything so long as they don’t get rid of the core product. And hopefully the pressed shadow formula improves a bit since it seems so hit or miss. Then again, MAC and MUG have similar pricing and are also extremely hit or miss.

My word that was stream-of-conscious. That’s what happens when you post on rehearsal break when you’ve definitely had not nearly enough coffee to last you through the rest of the day 😛

Good call to remove the interior portion – that is something that struck me about the palettes – SO bulky/large.

Yeah, they have some nice shades, and I think that, in general, even some of the misses are workable (primer/building color up), but the pressed formula was way less impressive than some of their past releases.

Here’s the list I made for my friend 🙂 I think there are a couple favorites that aren’t on here but I’ll cross-check it later today when I’m off again to see if any super important rec. is missing:

I-736
ME-734
S-738
I-730

These are the oranges she picked from my top recommendations so once I’m back with my MUFE collection I’ll grab any other orange fav numbers. I’d do the names but I think the numbers are easier since you can easily be like, “Oh, that’s a matte/satin/metallic/iridescent/diamond/etc finish in this portion of the number family.”

Thank you for the review, Christine! I’m a little particular about eyeshadow texture and wanted to know if these have the same feel as Lorac, ABH, UD, or any other brand?

Even though I have a dupe or two, If that metal plate is removable….. Might actually buy this for the palette (as well as the shadows of course), assuming I could add more pans. A Z palette itself is like $20. Could make my own little Zoeva warm mattes dupe haha.

A nice little palette. I don’t have any matte pressed eyeshadows from colour Pop. I don’t really need this, but I feel a huge want for some orange-y eyeshadow.
You’ll be the first, well after me, to know if I fall for this.

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