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ColourPop Mar Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Mar

Colour Pop Mar 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($12.00 for 0.36 oz.) is one of two newly released powder eyeshadow palettes released by the brand for their summer collection. If you’re someone who likes a lot of mattes, you may find this combination to be too shimmer-heavy. I liked most of the shades, and I felt like I could come up with some color combinations, but it did take some thinking to blend the cooler shades with all the very warm-toned hues in the palette. I would have loved to have seen less beach, more sea in this color scheme; like a shifting, shimmering blue, frothy silver, kelp green, dirty pewter for sand, and so on.

Mar
Mar
A-

Limited Edition

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

El Rey

El Rey is a soft, golden peach with warm, yellow undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation but definitely applied and looked several shades lighter in practice than it did in the pan, so keep that in mind when thinking about color combinations! The texture was soft, slightly drier and dusty in the pan, but I didn’t have any trouble with the application on my lid or diffusing the edges. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.04 oz. - $125.00 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.

El Rey
El Rey
B+

Limited Edition

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

Wild One

Wild One is a medium-dark, orange-toned copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had nearly opaque color payoff that applied fairly evenly to bare skin and blended out nicely along the edges. It had a creamier, more emollient feel by touch, and as a result, it seemed to apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush than a dry brush. This shade stayed on well for eight hours on me.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.04 oz. - $125.00 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.

Wild One
Wild One
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Detour

Detour is a medium-dark cobalt blue with cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It seemed to have the slightest sheen overall, but on my lid, it looked more matte than satin. The texture was soft, slightly thin and a touch dusty in the pan, but it applied evenly with opaque coverage and blended out with little effort. It lasted nicely for eight hours.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.04 oz. - $125.00 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.

Detour
Detour
A-

Limited Edition

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

Boozy

Boozy is a bright, medium tangerine orange with strong, warmer yellow undertones and a golden sheen paired with a metallic finish. The texture was soft, moderately creamy and had a little bit of noticeable slip, which worried me initially as this can sometimes result in patchiness or less coverage on the lid, but it applied well and had opaque coverage in a single layer. It wore well for eight hours on me.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.04 oz. - $125.00 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.

Boozy
Boozy
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

Gridlock

Gridlock is a brighter, medium blue-leaning teal with a metallic sheen. It had a denser, more cream-like texture that was a little thick and had some slip, and like with Boozy, I wasn’t sure it was going to go on well, but it did! The eyeshadow applied with opaque color coverage on my lid and blended out nicely with little effort. It stayed on without fading for eight hours on me.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.04 oz. - $125.00 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.

Gridlock
Gridlock
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

Sorbet

Sorbet is a soft orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a soft, slightly dusty texture that was blendable and easy to work with. The color lasted well for eight hours before it started to faded visibly on me.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.04 oz. - $125.00 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.

Sorbet
Sorbet
A-

Limited Edition

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

HWY

HWY is a light, mint green with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good color coverage, though it needed to be applied over a primer or used with a dampened brush to get opaque coverage out of it. The consistency was slightly dusty in the pan but it blended out just fine and didn’t seem to be prone to sheering out or having fallout. It wore well for just over seven and a half hours on me.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.04 oz. - $125.00 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.

HWY
HWY
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

Top Down

Top Down is a deep brown with subtle, neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. The color coverage was nearly opaque in a single layer with a soft, slightly powdery texture (mostly in the pan) that applied evenly and blended out nicely. I noticed slight fading after eight hours of wear.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.04 oz. - $125.00 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.

Top Down
Top Down
A

Limited Edition

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

My Way

My Way is a medium bronze with warm, slightly orange undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had rich color payoff in a single layer, but the powder felt more loosely pressed in the pan so there was some powderiness and a bit of fallout when applied. I recommend using this over a primer or using a dampened brush for better adhesion. The color lasted for just over eight hours on me overall.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.04 oz. - $125.00 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.

My Way
My Way
A-

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Colour Pop Mar 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Colour Pop Mar 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Colour Pop Mar 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Colour Pop Mar 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Colour Pop Mar 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Colour Pop Mar 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Colour Pop Mar 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

ColourPop Mar Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details

ColourPop Mar Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details

Colour Pop El Rey Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop El Rey Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Wild One Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Wild One Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Detour Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Detour Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Boozy Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Boozy Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Gridlock Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Gridlock Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Sorbet Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Sorbet Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop HWY Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop HWY Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Top Down Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Top Down Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop My Way Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop My Way Pressed Powder Shadow

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Colour Pop 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette $12.00/0.36 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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I ordered both palettes as soon as they launched. Down the CP rabbit hole I go again after saying I wasn’t buying more! They’re usually painfully slow in shipping but this time they did ok. I should have mine this week. I’m curious to see if mine is as good as yours was. Thanks for your review.

Colourpop continues to impress me! I’m so happy this scored well because I planned on grabbing it regardless based on the amazing performance of my latest purchases from them. I can’t wait to add this to my growing Colourpop collection!

Seems to be the running theme this summer, doesn’t it? Teal/coral/bronze/copper combos. I don’t mind, but I already now have both UD palettes that have this summer’s trend, Beached and Born To Run.
And same as you, I really would have much appreciated and loved a truly “sea” themed palette with the shades you described so perfectly!

So I read your review, Christine and this is why you should start your own makeup line. Your description for a better color scheme is right on. I would buy that in a heart beat. This palette has some nice shades in it but I am not 100% sold. I would like a few more mattes and as you said, some different shade options rather than the same old tans/browns, beiges. I really wish their was a nice green or two.

“I would have loved to have seen less beach, more sea in this color scheme; like a shifting, shimmering blue, frothy silver, kelp green, dirty pewter for sand, and so on”

My thoughts exactly! Give me a beautiful cool-toned watery color palette please and thank you.

I had the same sort of thought when they announced the palettes – half the colors in Sol and Mar seemed nearly the same, with Sol just having extra pops of pink and Mar having the few blue/greens. I can get overlap between palettes in general, if they’re trying to make palettes that people can use with pulling in other eyeshadow shades…but when you’re releasing two palettes as a deliberate pair, you’d think you’d want them to have very little overlap in color scheme!

Glad to see that the palettes scored well, though…means I can continue to hope that when they eventually release a fully cool-toned palette (trends will shift one day, right?) they’ll do it well, haha.

Another pretty good palette from Colour Pop, but I do think that lots of the bronzy shades are fairly similar to each other – there doesn’t seem to be a lot of contrast between 3-4 of them at least. However the brand did nail the blue shade really well and that’s difficult for most to get right.
Gorgeous eye look Christine.

This reminds me of the Kylie Blue Honey palette, which I wanted but never bought 🤔 I actually like the gold and bronze with teal and blue. It’s a gorgeous and unexpected scheme in my opinion!

This wasn’t even on my radar, but after reading your thoughts now I’m thinking I want it. I have Dream Street and My Little Pony so I know I love the formula and of course I love the price too.

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