ColourPop Paradiso, Sleeper, Earthshine, Solstice with the Mostest Pressed Powder Shadows Reviews & Swatches

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Colour Pop Sleeper Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Sleeper Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Sleeper Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Sleeper Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Sleeper Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Sleeper Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Sleeper Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Sleeper Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Sleeper Pressed Powder Pigment
ColourPop Twinkling Lights | Look Details
Colour Pop Sleeper Pressed Powder Pigment
ColourPop Twinkling Lights | Look Details
Colour Pop Sleeper Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Sleeper Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Sleeper Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Sleeper Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Sleeper Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Sleeper Pressed Powder Pigment

Sleeper

Colour Pop Sleeper Pressed Pigment ($5.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a deep berry with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage, which was buildable to opaque coverage with less than half of a layer. The texture was surprisingly smooth–there was a smidgen of dryness present but wasn’t grainy at all, as some of the red/berry shades can be. It applied evenly to bare skin and blended out quite nicely. This shade lasted well for eight and a half hours on me before fading noticeably. (Note, this shade is a Pressed Pigment, which effectively means it is “not safe” for the immediate eye area per the brand.)

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." The way the Pressed Pigments differ is that they're not intended for usage on the immediate eye area.

The majority of the shades are semi-opaque to opaque in coverage, blend out fairly well, and can sometimes be a bit drier/more powdery compared to typical matte shades. They often wear eight to nine hours on me before fading, but many shades in the Pressed Pigment family leave some staining behind.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Pigment swatches.

NOTICE: All products categorized under "Pigment" carry a warning in the US that the product is "not intended for use in the immediate eye area." Brands in the US typically market these products as "Pigments" (instead of "Eyeshadow"), and there is often a warning on the back of packaging or the label. The product includes color additives that are not approved for usage on the eyes per the FDA. Some color additives in "Pigments" have no usage restrictions in the EU, per CosIng, and can be used on the eyes. We recommend checking ingredients to confirm current safety assessment/restrictions: FDA/CosIng.

Ingredients

Boron Nitride, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850). *Not intended for use in the immediate eye area.

Sleeper

PPermanent. $4.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Colour Pop Solstice with the Mostest Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Solstice with the Mostest Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Solstice with the Mostest Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Solstice with the Mostest Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Solstice with the Mostest Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Solstice with the Mostest Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Solstice with the Mostest Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Solstice with the Mostest Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Solstice with the Mostest Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Solstice with the Mostest Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Solstice with the Mostest Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Solstice with the Mostest Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Solstice with the Mostest Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Solstice with the Mostest Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Solstice with the Mostest Pressed Powder Pigment

Solstice with the Mostest

Colour Pop Solstice with the Mostest Pressed Pigment ($5.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a bright fuchsia with cool, blue undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. It had opaque pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin with smooth coverage. The consistency was sparkly, so it wasn’t quite as smooth as shades with finer shimmer, but it seemed soft, yielding, and was blendable on my skin. I had no trouble applying it with a dry brush, though there was a touch of fallout during application if I did so. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading a bit. (Note, this shade is a Pressed Pigment, which effectively means it is “not safe” for the immediate eye area per the brand.)

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." The way the Pressed Pigments differ is that they're not intended for usage on the immediate eye area.

The majority of the shades are semi-opaque to opaque in coverage, blend out fairly well, and can sometimes be a bit drier/more powdery compared to typical matte shades. They often wear eight to nine hours on me before fading, but many shades in the Pressed Pigment family leave some staining behind.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Pigment swatches.

NOTICE: All products categorized under "Pigment" carry a warning in the US that the product is "not intended for use in the immediate eye area." Brands in the US typically market these products as "Pigments" (instead of "Eyeshadow"), and there is often a warning on the back of packaging or the label. The product includes color additives that are not approved for usage on the eyes per the FDA. Some color additives in "Pigments" have no usage restrictions in the EU, per CosIng, and can be used on the eyes. We recommend checking ingredients to confirm current safety assessment/restrictions: FDA/CosIng.

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Polyethylene, Magnesium Myristate, Boron Nitride, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, PTFE, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Carmine (CI 75470), Mica (CI 77019), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). Not intended for use in the immediate eye area.

Solstice with the Mostest

PPermanent. $4.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total
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Colour Pop Paradiso Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Paradiso Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Paradiso Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Paradiso Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Paradiso Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Paradiso Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Paradiso Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Paradiso Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Paradiso Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Paradiso Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Paradiso Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Paradiso Pressed Powder Shadow

Paradiso

Colour Pop Paradiso Pressed Powder Shadow ($5.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark berry with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had fantastic, opaque pigmentation that adhered well to bare skin with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was dense without being stiff. This shade stayed on nicely for nine hours on me before fading slightly.

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

Dimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Myristate, Boron Nitride, Polyethylene, Silica, CalCIum Aluminum Borosilicate, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Ptfe, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain: Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

Paradiso

PPermanent. $4.50.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
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Colour Pop Earthshine Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Earthshine Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Earthshine Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Earthshine Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Earthshine Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Earthshine Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Earthshine Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Earthshine Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Earthshine Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Earthshine Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Earthshine Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Earthshine Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Earthshine Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Earthshine Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Earthshine Pressed Powder Shadow

Earthshine

Colour Pop Earthshine Pressed Powder Shadow ($5.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a bright, pinky-lavender with warmer, orange undertones and blue-to-lavender shifting shimmer paired with a more metallic finish. It had opaque pigmentation with a soft, lightly creamy texture that felt a touch looser but not enough that it was too powdery or had issues with fallout during application. If you want to bring out the duochrome shift, I’d recommend using it with a dampened brush. On me, it lasted well for eight hours before fading slightly.

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

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

Earthshine

PPermanent. $4.50.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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I’ve always been seriously bummed that I wasn’t able to get MAC Hepcat….until today. Paradiso appears to be a firm dupe! It shall now join several other shades in my CP cart.
I also really love the looks of Earthshine, as well!

Nancy, I got Paradiso, Earthshine and Mr (Enter) Sandman 😉 today (along with about a dozen others) and I can affirm that they are absolutely gorgeous!

I hope your health issues are resolving too! 🙂

I am still amazed that Colourpop can produce such high quality product, including unique and innovative shades at a fraction of the price point than nearly any other brand (cough, MAC, cough!)…

I would also like to point out that these are actually $4 if you purchase the pan format, they are only $5 if you get the individual compact included.

Their new Build Your Own Palette feature is pretty neat too 😀

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