ColourPop Night Owl Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

01/09

Colour Pop Night Owl 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Night Owl 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Night Owl 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Night Owl 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Night Owl 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Night Owl 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Night Owl 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Night Owl 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Night Owl 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Night Owl 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Night Owl 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Night Owl 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Night Owl 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Night Owl 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Night Owl 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Night Owl 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Night Owl 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Night Owl 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Night Owl 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Night Owl 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Night Owl 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Night Owl 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Night Owl 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Night Owl 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Night Owl 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Night Owl 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
Colour Pop Night Owl 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette

Night Owl

Colour Pop Night Owl 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($12.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition nine-pan palette for the holidays exclusively at Ulta. There are a few repeat shades in the palette, but all of the eyeshadows applied evenly, blended out well, had good pigmentation, and lasted between seven and eight hours on me. The palette itself coordinated well together with a good mix of shimmers and mattes. For someone who doesn’t have all their neutrals yet, this one might be worth checking out.

Night Owl
A-

Limited Edition

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

Colour Pop Lil Birdie Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Lil Birdie Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Lil Birdie Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Lil Birdie Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Lil Birdie Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Lil Birdie Pressed Powder Shadow

Lil Birdie

Lil Birdie is a light-medium yellow with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, velvety texture that was dense without being too thick or powdery in the pan. The eyeshadow applied evenly and wore well for eight hours on me before I noticed 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.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain: Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Mica (Ci 77019), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

Lil Birdie
A-

Limited Edition

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

01/02

Colour Pop Bird Brain Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Bird Brain Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Bird Brain Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Bird Brain Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Bird Brain Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Bird Brain Pressed Powder Shadow

Bird Brain

Bird Brain is a light-medium copper with warm undertones and a frosted finish. The eyeshadow had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out nicely. The texture was soft, a little dusty in the pan, but it was easy to work with and didn’t have fallout. It lasted nicely for eight hours on me 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.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Magnesium Myristate, Lauroyl Lysine, Boron Nitride, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Silica, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Mica (Ci 77019), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Bird Brain
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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01/02

Colour Pop Rule the Roost Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Rule the Roost Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Rule the Roost Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Rule the Roost Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Rule the Roost Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Rule the Roost Pressed Powder Shadow

Rule the Roost

Rule the Roost is a deep, mustard yellow with warm undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was opaque in one layer, while the texture was soft, smooth, and velvety without being too powdery nor too firmly pressed into the pan. This shade stayed on well for eight hours before I noticed 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.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain: Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Mica (Ci 77019), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

Rule the Roost
A

Limited Edition

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

01/02

Colour Pop Bel Air Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Bel Air Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Bel Air Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Bel Air Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Bel Air Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Bel Air Pressed Powder Shadow

Bel Air

Bel Air is a muted, light-medium brown with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color coverage with a soft, lightly powdery texture that blended out easily and didn’t seem prone to sheering out or having issues with fallout. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading visibly.

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

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain: Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Mica (Ci 77019), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

Bel Air
Bel Air
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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01/02

Colour Pop Two Birds Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Two Birds Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Two Birds Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Two Birds Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Two Birds Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Two Birds Pressed Powder Shadow

Two Birds

Two Birds is a bright, medium-dark orange-gold with strong, warm undertones and a metallic finish. The texture was more loosely-pressed in the pan, so I’d recommend using a lighter hand and pressing the product onto the lid rather than sweeping to avoid fallout. It had opaque color coverage that lasted well for eight and a half 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.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Talc, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Mica (Ci 77019), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Two Birds
Two Birds
A

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

01/02

Colour Pop Sea Stars Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Sea Stars Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Sea Stars Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Sea Stars Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Sea Stars Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Sea Stars Pressed Powder Shadow

Sea Stars

Sea Stars is a medium, caramel brown with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent color payoff that applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of color. The consistency was soft, a little thin but not difficult to pick up or to blend out. It wore nicely for eight hours on me before I noticed 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.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain: Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Mica (Ci 77019), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

Sea Stars
Sea Stars
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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01/02

Colour Pop Rockin' Robin Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Rockin' Robin Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Rockin' Robin Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Rockin' Robin Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Rockin' Robin Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Rockin' Robin Pressed Powder Shadow

Rockin' Robin

Rockin’ Robin is a muted, medium brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage that easily built up to full coverage. The texture was blendable, lightly dusty but not prone to fallout, and easy to work with. It lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably 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.

Ingredients

Boron Nitride, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Mica (Ci 77019), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Rockin' Robin
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

01/02

Colour Pop Milli Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Milli Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Milli Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Milli Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Milli Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Milli Pressed Powder Shadow

Milli

Milli is a rich bronze with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was incredibly cream-like, silky to the touch, and smooth with a denser feel but wasn’t too thick when applied to bare skin. It was intensely pigmented and stayed on nicely for eight and a half 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.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethiconol, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Talc, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Mica (Ci 77019), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Milli
Milli
A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

01/02

Colour Pop Tweet Tweet Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Tweet Tweet Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Tweet Tweet Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Tweet Tweet Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Tweet Tweet Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Tweet Tweet Pressed Powder Shadow

Tweet Tweet

Tweet Tweet is a deep, olive brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was incredibly soft, silky, and smooth with light slip and some creaminess when applied to bare skin, though it felt more like a really finely-milled powder overall. It had rich color coverage in a single pass, which wore well 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.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

imethicone, Magnesium Myristate, Lauroyl Lysine, Boron Nitride, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Mica (Ci 77019), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Tweet Tweet
A

Limited Edition

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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About the Reviewer

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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This is actually a really good little neutral palette – far too many mattes for me, but I do love the shimmery shades of Milli, Tweet Tweet, Two Birds and Bird Brain. Not a pink in sight and no plastic glitter.
Beautiful eye look Christine – I love it.

I swatched this in store today and I feel like the pictures can’t possibly do it justice. It’s really pretty but I couldn’t justify it since I have way too many similar colors and I almost always go for more colorful looks.

Because I’ve got a ton of neutral e/s’s and palettes, I just feel a little torn. Having a mini that resembles Naked Honey a bit, plus its name Night Owl has me laughing at myself, makes this a solid “do!”. And then I see that there is little to just about no storage space. *Sigh*

I swatched this in store the other day, and thought it was the best palette out of the three. It is a great neutral palette. It is not too warm, but more brozne type neutral. I would definitely have pick it up if I am not already swimming in eyeshadow palettes.

I definitely want this and the coconut 9 pan coming. I’d have almost all of the basic browns and transition shades of my dreams. I can swap them around in the 9 pan palette for on the go or traveling!

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