ColourPop Mint to Be Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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Colour Pop Mint to Be 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Mint to Be 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Mint to Be 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Mint to Be 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Mint to Be 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Mint to Be 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Mint to Be 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Mint to Be 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Mint to Be 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Mint to Be 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Mint to Be 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Mint to Be 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Mint to Be 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Mint to Be 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Mint to Be 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Mint to Be 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Mint to Be 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Mint to Be 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Mint to Be 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Mint to Be 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Mint to Be 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Mint to Be 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Mint to Be 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Mint to Be 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Mint to Be 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Mint to Be 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Mint to Be 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette

Mint to Be

Colour Pop Mint to Be 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($12.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, nine-pan palette featuring a mix of aqua and green shades. The palette included five matte shades and four shimmers. The mattes had good pigmentation and were fairly blendable with Chill Factor being firmer/stiffer (which I don’t find common for the brand, so it was unexpected) and harder to work with. The shimmers were more loosely-pressed, which made them harder to apply dry, but for those who tend to apply with a dampened brush or fingertips, they would be easy to work with.

Mint to Be

PPermanent. $12.00.
B
B
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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Colour Pop Get Fresh Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Get Fresh Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Get Fresh Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Get Fresh Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Get Fresh Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Get Fresh Pressed Powder Shadow

Get Fresh

Get Fresh is a light-medium aqua-green with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was soft, more substantial but somewhat powdery, so I’d recommend using a lighter hand and tapping off excess to avoid fallout. The eyeshadow itself applied quite well to bare skin and managed to maintain its near-opaque coverage even as I blended out the edges. It wore well for eight hours before fading was apparent.

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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Get Fresh

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
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Colour Pop Mintea Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Mintea Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Mintea Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Mintea Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Mintea Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Mintea Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Mintea Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Mintea Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Mintea Pressed Powder Shadow

Mintea

Mintea is a brighter, light-medium green with subtle, warmer undertones and cooler-toned shimmer. It had semi-opaque color coverage that was buildable to full coverage if applied with a dampened brush or fingertip. The texture was more loosely-pressed and had a fair amount of excess product that kicked up when I worked with it, which led to some fallout during application if I wasn’t careful. 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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Mintea

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.
B
B
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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Colour Pop Play It Cool Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Play It Cool Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Play It Cool Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Play It Cool Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Play It Cool Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Play It Cool Pressed Powder Shadow

Play It Cool

Play It Cool is a very pale green base with cooler green and warmer green pearl throughout. The texture was drier to the touch and seemed to have more of a transparent base, so it seemed more medium to semi-opaque coverage–it had a strong sheen, though, so it often seemed more pigmented in practice than it really was. It lasted well for seven and a half 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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

boron nitride, calcium aluminum borosilicate, aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, zinc stearate, dimethicone , silica, phenoxyethanol, lauroyl lysine, caprylyl glycol, dimethiconol, ethylhexylglycerin, hexylene glycol, blue 1 lake (ci 42090), iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77499), manganese violet (ci 77742), mica (ci 77019), red 40 lake (ci 16035), titanium dioxide (ci 77891).

Play It Cool

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.
B-
B-
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
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Colour Pop Seltzer Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Seltzer Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Seltzer Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Seltzer Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Seltzer Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Seltzer Pressed Powder Shadow

Seltzer

Seltzer is a bright, medium-dark blue-leaning aqua with cool undertones and a matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a soft, velvety texture that was more substantial so while it had a touch of powderiness in the pan, it applied evenly and didn’t sheer out too readily. It wore well for eight hours before fading was apparent.

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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Seltzer

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Colour Pop Mojito Mami Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Mojito Mami Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Mojito Mami Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Mojito Mami Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Mojito Mami Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Mojito Mami Pressed Powder Shadow

Mojito Mami

Mojito Mami is a bright, very light aqua with subtle, cool undertones and warmer, greenish-gold shimmer that gave it a more metallic finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation but the more loosely-pressed texture resulted in some fallout when I used a dry brush with it. The product was easier to apply and manage when using a dampened brush or a fingertip as it allowed for a more even layer of product and minimized fallout. This shade stayed on well for eight hours before I noticed 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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Mojito Mami

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.
B
B
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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Colour Pop De Menthe Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop De Menthe Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop De Menthe Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop De Menthe Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop De Menthe Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop De Menthe Pressed Powder Shadow

De Menthe

De Menthe is a brighter, pastel green with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. The texture was soft, lightly powdery with some excess product that kicked up in the pan (use a lighter touch to avoid that). It had good color coverage that sheered out slightly when applied but was buildable to opaque coverage with a second layer. It lasted nicely for seven and a half 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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

De Menthe

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.
B
B
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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Colour Pop Ice Cold Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Ice Cold Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Ice Cold Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Ice Cold Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Ice Cold Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Ice Cold Pressed Powder Shadow

Ice Cold

Ice Cold is a brighter, medium blue-teal with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, so it was easily built up to full coverage with less than a second layer. The texture was soft without being too powdery, which ensured that it blended out nicely but wasn’t prone to fallout. 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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ice Cold

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Colour Pop Freshman Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Freshman Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Freshman Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Freshman Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Freshman Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Freshman Pressed Powder Shadow

Freshman

Freshman is a pale green with moderate, warm undertones and a bright, metallic sheen. It applied a few shades lighter than it appeared in the pan, and I think that if it had been truer-to-pan, it would have made the palette more versatile as it could have benefited from more depth.

The consistency was soft, more loosely-pressed but wasn’t prone to fallout. It had nearly opaque color coverage that adhered well to bare skin and blended out without difficulty. It stayed on well 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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Freshman

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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Colour Pop Chill Factor Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Chill Factor Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Chill Factor Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Chill Factor Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Chill Factor Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Chill Factor Pressed Powder Shadow

Chill Factor

Chill Factor is a muted, light-medium green with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had a stiffer, firmer consistency that made it difficult to pick up product with a brush, so I had to jab and push my brush against the surface to dislodge product. Once I was able to get product onto my brush, it applied and blended out decently but I’d recommend using it over a primer as it had to be built up to opaque coverage. It lasted well for seven 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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Chill Factor

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.
C
C
7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
74%
Total
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Even though I know it can be a chancey move on my part to wear pale minty or aqua looks, I’m probably going to buy this one along with the deeper green palette a little closer to spring. I’m feeling the future refreshment this will likely provide!

Nice colour story, but I think I can dupe the vibe with Huda beauty Emerald and Mercury retrograde. BTW, colourpop Is out my reach so… No problem at all

Not bad at all for mint shades. I’m very happy that most of the mattes are good. I wish the shimmers had more diversity in color and depth, but that’s OK. I didn’t plan to use this as a stand-alone palette anyway.

I’m actually not sure; the ingredient list is up now, but nothing on it is screaming to me why (it doesn’t have PET glitter and doesn’t appear to contain any pigments that would be an issue). There’s no warning on the ingredient list online either (normally there would be). ColourPop normally includes the asterisk on the swatch image (though they use the designation for glitter and pressed pigments and do “*Pressed Pigment”) and will have the warning on the shade’s ingredient list (see Sweet Talk, Elsa palettes).

Mine is a press sample and received almost a month ahead of launch (an unusual heads up), so I wonder if they had to reprint the label?

As much as I was prepared to love this mint fest, I am feeling a little underwhelmed. The shimmery shades, apart from being poorly manufactured, are pretty much dupes for each other. And some of the mattes are downright scary (Chill Factor – which could have been a beautiful shade).
The concept was great, but I feel that the palette’s production was rushed.

This is the first CP palette I haven’t been excited about. Can’t figure out if it’s because I’ve gotten a little salty on CP, with both constant releases and almost immediate sellouts (Hola Chola), or this is just the least flattering shade assortment (for me) that I’ve ever seen. I have collected all the palettes except Hola Chola, which has been gone since it’s first week. I’ll probably throw this in to give it a try when I make another CP order, but I don’t see myself rushing to get this.

I’m torn on this — mint greens aren’t the most flattering to me, but I really like the look of De Menthe, and Ice Cold is a near-dupe of Arsenic, which was the most interesting color to me in that Melt palette. I’ll probably ultimately end up getting it since I’m a green palette addict.

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