ColourPop Lyric Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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ColourPop Lyric 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Lyric 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Lyric 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Lyric 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Lyric 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Lyric 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Lyric 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Lyric 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Lyric 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Lyric 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Lyric 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Lyric 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Lyric 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Lyric 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Lyric 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Lyric 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Lyric 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Lyric 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette

Lyric

ColourPop Lyric 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a new release that includes two matte eyeshadows, two shimmer eyeshadows, and one pressed glitter. The quality was all over the place within this lil’ palette; one matte was fantastic, while one was incredibly powdery and sheer, and then one shimmer was pretty good, while the other was drier and prone to fallout. These types of shades feel common enough that there’s no reason to settle for inconsistency or so-so quality.

Lyric

LELimited Edition. $10.00.
B-
B-
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
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ColourPop Melody (Lyric) Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Melody (Lyric) Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Melody (Lyric) Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Melody (Lyric) Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Melody (Lyric) Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Melody (Lyric) Pressed Powder Shadow

Melody (Lyric)

Melody (Lyric) is a very light gold with warmer, peachy undertones and a frosted finish. The texture was drier and felt more loosely-pressed with some thinness, which resulted in the shimmer blending and separating away from the base pigment, so it was harder to apply evenly and keep in place. It lasted for seven hours before fading visibly 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.

Melody (Lyric)

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
C+
C+
7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
77%
Total
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ColourPop Ode Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Ode Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Ode Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Ode Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Ode Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Ode Pressed Powder Shadow

Ode

Ode is a light brown with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was lightly powdery in the pan but not prone to sheering out or having fallout during application. It stayed on nicely for eight 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.

Ode

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 Unsung Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Unsung Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Unsung Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Unsung Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Unsung Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Unsung Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Unsung Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Unsung Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Unsung Pressed Glitter

Unsung

Unsung is a darker mix of gold, smaller particle-sized glitter with a transparent base. It was nearly opaque from how full of glitter it was! The consistency was emollient, slightly wet to the touch, but it had good dispersion and adhered with only minimal migration over an eight-hour period of time.

This shade contains plastic (PET) glitter and is not intended for use around the eye area.

Unsung

LELimited Edition.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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ColourPop Cello Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Cello Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Cello Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Cello Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Cello Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Cello Pressed Powder Shadow

Cello

Cello is a medium copper with moderate, warm–almost brownish–undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The texture was fairly soft, slightly drier to the touch, but it had enough binder in it to apply evenly to bare skin and have good adhesion, so fallout wasn’t a concern. It had rich pigmentation that stayed on 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.

Cello

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

Verse

Verse is a darker brown with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It was incredibly powdery, which resulted in the color sheering out a lot during application and some fallout as well. It seemed to have more medium pigmentation initially, which quickly sheered out to sheer coverage. Even over an eyeshadow primer, it was still a sheerer shade and was hard to build up to true color and full coverage. It lasted for seven 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.

Verse

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
D
D
6
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3
Application
63%
Total
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Two issues I have with this little palette:
1.) The fact that there’s a pressed glitter in here, and that in many swatches I’ve seen of it, it looks like a foiled e/s. Many may not even realize what this shade actually is. Kinda like those MJ potted ones.
2.) Just how in the heck does one mess up such a BASIC shaded neutral palette so badly?!?

The really sad thing here is that CP can make excellent eyeshadows, once upon a time – not too long ago, their eyeshadows were the best.
Cello is the only real standout shade here.

I am genuinely perplexed by this collection of palettes. I was excited when I saw the concept but lost interest when I saw close ups, swatches, and the price. I do not understand the inclusion of pressed glitters and sequin mattes in these. They would be so much more spectacular if it was just mattes, satins, shimmers. I imagine the pricing is primarily due to this new plastic packaging.

I was watching a youtuber the other day who said that people who worked in the Colourpop factory said that CP was listening to customers and not including glitters in eyeshadow palettes. I couldn’t control the snort laughter that came out as over the last year I only remember seeing 1-3 palettes out of the two dozen that released that didn’t have one pressed glitter in them. I wonder if said youtuber even realized what she said. If they think pressed glitters sell so well I’ll ask again, why not make separate stand-alone pressed glitter palettes and keep the plastic shards away from our eyes in the normal ones?

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