ColourPop Social Butterfly Palette Review & Swatches

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ColourPop Social Butterfly 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Social Butterfly 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Social Butterfly 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Social Butterfly 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Social Butterfly 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Social Butterfly 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Social Butterfly 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Social Butterfly 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Social Butterfly 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Social Butterfly 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Social Butterfly 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Social Butterfly 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Social Butterfly 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Social Butterfly 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Social Butterfly 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Social Butterfly 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Social Butterfly 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Social Butterfly 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette

Social Butterfly

ColourPop Social Butterfly 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) includes three matte eyeshadows and two shimmer eyeshadows in a peach-and-blue color story. There was a good amount of contrast offered between the five shades, which was nice to see. The eyeshadows were pigmented, blendable, and longer-wearing with slight fallout being present in a couple of shades.

This palette is one of five in a holiday vault, though ColourPop said they would be available individually when I asked, but they have not appeared individually on the site. It’s not realistic for me to review it as a set (takes much longer, but I also started testing them across sets already, and the system is better setup for a palette, not five palettes within a set, for readability!), so I decided to review them individually still.

Ingredients

Social Butterfly

LELimited Edition. $10.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
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ColourPop Joy Joy Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Joy Joy Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Joy Joy Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Joy Joy Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Joy Joy Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Joy Joy Pressed Powder Shadow

Joy Joy

Joy Joy is a light-medium peach with warmer undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had a more loosely-pressed consistency that resulted in light fallout when applied with a dry brush, but it was very sparkly and fully opaque when applied with a dampened brush. It wore well for eight hours with light fallout over time (when used dry).

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.

Joy Joy

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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ColourPop Air Crew Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Air Crew Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Air Crew Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Air Crew Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Air Crew Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Air Crew Pressed Powder Shadow

Air Crew

Air Crew is a darker, yellowy peach with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was smooth, more velvety, and slightly dense, though still a little powdery when picked up with a fluffy brush. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which 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.

Air Crew

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
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ColourPop To the Sky Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop To the Sky Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop To the Sky Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop To the Sky Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop To the Sky Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop To the Sky Pressed Powder Shadow

To the Sky

To the Sky is a deep navy blue with lighter blue and teal micro-sparkle that gave it a twinkling, metallic finish. The eyeshadow was richly pigmented with a smooth, almost cream-like texture that wasn’t overly dense but had good adhesion to bare skin. It 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.

To the Sky

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 Soar Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Soar Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Soar Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Soar Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Soar Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Soar Pressed Powder Shadow

Soar

Soar is a muted, medium blue with strong, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a slightly thinner texture, though it was finely-milled, smooth, and blendable on the lid. It wore 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.

Soar

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
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ColourPop Fly High Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Fly High Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Fly High Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Fly High Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Fly High Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Fly High Pressed Powder Shadow

Fly High

Fly High is a rich, deeper navy blue with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had opaque color payoff paired with a slightly thinner texture that was on the drier side, but it wasn’t prone to fallout and didn’t take too much additional effort to diffuse. It stayed on 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.

Fly High

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

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CP is making a big mistake, if they sell only as sets. So many people like one, but not all of the colorways. A fiver costs virtually nothing, but sets are sufficiently pricey that a customer starts to play the cost:benefit game. And it disincentives purchases. BITD Soar clones were about all I wore. With EL hyacinth sky liner. Pretty funny, but then mono is back and so, kind of, is one and done. Soar is the best iteration of that gray-blue but not periwinkle shade I’ve seen in decades.

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