ColourPop Nightmare Before Christmas Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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ColourPop Nightmare Before Christmas 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Nightmare Before Christmas 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Nightmare Before Christmas 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Nightmare Before Christmas 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Nightmare Before Christmas 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Nightmare Before Christmas 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Nightmare Before Christmas 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Nightmare Before Christmas 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Nightmare Before Christmas 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Nightmare Before Christmas 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Nightmare Before Christmas 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Nightmare Before Christmas 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Nightmare Before Christmas 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Nightmare Before Christmas 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Nightmare Before Christmas 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Nightmare Before Christmas 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Nightmare Before Christmas 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Nightmare Before Christmas 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Nightmare Before Christmas 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Nightmare Before Christmas 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Nightmare Before Christmas 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Nightmare Before Christmas

ColourPop Nightmare Before Christmas 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($18.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition eyeshadow palette that includes six matte eyeshadows, one sparkly matte eyeshadow, and five shimmery eyeshadows. They were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing overall with only one shade that I’d consider to be an actual miss with a few others being a little powdery during use but nothing that resulted in poorer application. I felt like they performed consistently with ColourPop’s formula.

Nightmare Before Christmas

LELimited Edition. $14.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
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ColourPop Zero Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Zero Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Zero Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Zero Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Zero Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Zero Pressed Powder Shadow

Zero

Zero is a bright, warmer white with a metallic sheen. The eyeshadow had opaque color payoff in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and diffused with ease along the edges. The texture was lightly creamy, moderately dense, but it picked up well with a dry brush. 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.

Zero

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 Meant to Be Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Meant to Be Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Meant to Be Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Meant to Be Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Meant to Be Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Meant to Be Pressed Powder Shadow

Meant to Be

Meant to Be is a light, mushroom-taupe with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was more velvety, a little denser and more substantial, which resulted in opaque color coverage that adhered evenly, blended out well, and wasn’t prone to sheering out too readily. 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 ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Meant to Be

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

Dear Friend

Dear Friend is a deep, mauvy-brown with muted, warm undertones and a matte finish. This was an intriguing shade; it was mauve, it was taupe, it was brown, but it fit in best with mauves because it was too grayish and muted to fit well with most browns but then too warm and not gray enough for taupes. It’s not as rosy as I’d normally expect when classifying as a mauve, though. I love when a color doesn’t want to fit neatly into a category!

It had opaque pigmentation paired with a soft, blendable texture that was lightly powdery in the pan but easy to work with on bare skin and had very little in the way of fallout. It lasted well 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.

Dear Friend

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

In My Bones

In My Bones is a deep, bluish-gray with strong, cool undertones and a matte finish. The texture was smooth, blendable, and somewhat powdery, though it density and substance to it, which ensured it had opaque coverage when applied to bare skin. It 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.

In My Bones

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

Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch is a light-medium, yellowy peach with strong, warm undertones and a metallic finish. The eyeshadow had opaque color payoff paired with a slightly thicker, denser consistency that was best applied by pressing onto the skin or with a fingertip/dampened brush to avoid 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 ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Pumpkin Patch

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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ColourPop Christmas Town Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Christmas Town Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Christmas Town Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Christmas Town Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Christmas Town Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Christmas Town Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Christmas Town Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Christmas Town Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Christmas Town Pressed Powder Shadow

Christmas Town

Christmas Town is a bright, medium fuchsia pink with strong, cool blue undertones and a pearly sheen. It had nearly opaque color coverage paired with a smooth, lightly emollient texture that was denser in the pan but not overly thick or too firmly-pressed into it. This shade lasted 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 ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Christmas Town

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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ColourPop Frog's Breath Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Frog's Breath Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Frog's Breath Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Frog's Breath Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Frog's Breath Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Frog's Breath Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Frog's Breath Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Frog's Breath Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Frog's Breath Pressed Powder Shadow

Frog's Breath

Frog’s Breath has a medium-dark, plummy-brown base color with duochrome shimmer that shifted from bluish-teal to purple. The texture was emollient to the touch, smooth and almost cream-like with moderate density but wasn’t overly thick or too firmly-pressed into the pan. It had rich color payoff that stayed on nicely 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 ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Frog's Breath

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 Dr. Finkelstein Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Dr. Finkelstein Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Dr. Finkelstein Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Dr. Finkelstein Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Dr. Finkelstein Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Dr. Finkelstein Pressed Powder Shadow

Dr. Finkelstein

Dr. Finkelstein is a light-medium, bluish-purple with subtle, cool undertones and a sparkly finish. It had a drier, looser consistency that resulted in more semi-sheer to medium pigmentation that was hard to build up. I’d recommend using the eyeshadow with a dampened brush, which helped it go on more smoothly and evenly. It wore well for seven hours but had light fallout over time.

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.

Dr. Finkelstein

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
C-
C-
7
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
71%
Total
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ColourPop What's This Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop What's This Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop What's This Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop What's This Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop What's This Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop What's This Pressed Powder Shadow

What's This

What’s This is a bright, deeper orange with moderate, warm undertones and barely-there flecks of gold micro-shimmer over a matte finish. The micro-shimmer was so faint that it didn’t translate, which ensured that it didn’t contribute to fallout. The texture was somewhat powdery in the pan, so you’ll want to use a light-hand when working with it. The product had opaque color coverage that adhered evenly and lasted 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 ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

What's This

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

Sandy Claws

Sandy Claws is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. (It’s almost a “warm” fuchsia.) It had rich color payoff paired with a soft, slightly thinner texture that wasn’t powdery nor too firmly-pressed in the pan. It applied evenly and blended out without difficulty along the edges. This shade showed signs of fading after eight hours of wear and left a faint stain behind.

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.

Sandy Claws

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

Everybody Scream

Everybody Scream is a brighter, reddish-berry with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly full pigmentation that was easily built up to full coverage with a second layer. The texture was slightly drier and thinner compared to most of the brand’s matte eyeshadows these days, but this didn’t affect the application as it remained blendable on bare skin. It wore nicely for eight hours before fading a bit and stained my lid slightly after removal.

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.

Everybody Scream

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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ColourPop Halloween Town Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Halloween Town Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Halloween Town Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Halloween Town Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Halloween Town Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Halloween Town Pressed Powder Shadow

Halloween Town

Halloween Town is a dark black with neutral-to-cool undertones with flecks of pink and teal micro-shimmer over a matte finish. The consistency was moderately powdery in the pan, so you’ll want to use a light hand and likely build up color to avoid fallout. On its own, it did have full pigmentation in a single layer. It lasted well 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.

Halloween Town

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Deborah S. Avatar

Yes, what is up with the name. Based on the name, I likely wouldn’t have actually looked at it. Oh well, I think I have decided to pick it up. There is enough here and at ColourPop’s prices, I would regret not picking it up.

Wednesday Avatar

I cannot get over how tempted I have been of late with all CP offerings.. highly unusual. Frog’s Breath is so beautifully done on a muted duochrome where the dupes do not look as refined. I also love Dear Friend which is a near dupe for my favourite ABH single which I no longer have. I think this iteration is actually more interesting. Lastly, Christmas Town.. definitely not my yuge, but so danged pretty and festive looking.

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