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ColourPop Sol Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

01/09

Colour Pop Sol 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Colour Pop Sol 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Colour Pop Sol 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Colour Pop Sol 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Colour Pop Sol 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Colour Pop Sol 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Colour Pop Sol 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Colour Pop Sol 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Colour Pop Sol 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Colour Pop Sol 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Colour Pop Sol 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Colour Pop Sol 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Colour Pop Sol 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Colour Pop Sol 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Colour Pop Sol 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
ColourPop Sol Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details
Colour Pop Sol 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
ColourPop Sol Eyeshadow Palette | Look Details
Colour Pop Sol 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Colour Pop Sol 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Colour Pop Sol 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Colour Pop Sol 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Colour Pop Sol 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Colour Pop Sol 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Colour Pop Sol 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Colour Pop Sol 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
Colour Pop Sol 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Sol

Colour Pop Sol 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($12.00 for 0.36 oz.) is the brand’s newest release for summer that features nine vibrant, warm-toned hues across matte and shimmery finishes. Notably, three of the shades are Pressed Pigments, which is your tip off that they are not safe for eye usage. It’s a deeper, richer, and more red/coral-toned take compared to Yes, Please (see a comparison between Sol and Yes, Please here). The palette was full of pigmented, long-wearing, and easy-to-use eyeshadows; no complaints here with respect to quality. Whether this one captures your heart is really a matter of how deep your stash is at this point given the numerous warmer palettes we’ve seen over the last few years, but if you haven’t yet dipped your toes in, this might be a fun one to play with (assuming the Pressed Pigment warning doesn’t bother you).

Sol
Sol
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

01/02

Colour Pop New Digs Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop New Digs Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop New Digs Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop New Digs Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop New Digs Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop New Digs Pressed Powder Shadow

New Digs

New Digs is a soft, medium peach with strong, warm orange undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation that applied evenly in a smooth layer. The eyeshadow felt somewhat powdery in the pan, so I had to be careful to tap off excess prior to applying it to my skin, especially when I applied it to the brow bone with a fluffier brush. It wore well for eight hours before it started to fade on me.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.04 oz. - $125.00 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.

New Digs
New Digs
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

01/02

Colour Pop Anthem Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Anthem Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Anthem Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Anthem Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Anthem Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Anthem Pressed Powder Shadow

Anthem

Anthem is a medium-dark, copper with warm, rosy brown undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The consistency was soft, slightly looser, but it applied better than anticipated so long as I pressed and patted it onto my lid (sweeping yielded fallout). It had opaque color coverage that stayed on well for eight hours. I felt that this was better applied with a dampened brush as it really brought out the shine in the finish.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.04 oz. - $125.00 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.

Anthem
Anthem
A-

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

01/02

Colour Pop Dynamite Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Dynamite Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Dynamite Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Dynamite Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Dynamite Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Dynamite Pressed Powder Shadow

Dynamite

Dynamite is a bright, medium orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent pigmentation with a soft, velvety texture that was blendable without being too powdery in the pan. The color lasted well for eight and a half hours on me before it started to fade noticeably.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.04 oz. - $125.00 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.

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

01/02

Colour Pop Hotel Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Hotel Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Hotel Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Hotel Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Hotel Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Hotel Pressed Powder Shadow

Hotel

Hotel is a medium-dark copper with warm, orange undertones and a frosted sheen. The color payoff was opaque in a single layer, while the consistency was soft, slightly dusty in the pan, but blendable and applied well to bare skin. It stayed on nicely for eight hours on me.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.04 oz. - $125.00 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.

Hotel
Hotel
A-

Limited Edition

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

01/02

Colour Pop Motel Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Motel Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Motel Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Motel Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Motel Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Motel Pressed Powder Pigment

Motel

Motel is a vibrant, medium-dark pink with warmer undertones and cooler, lavender pearl. It had good color coverage that was buildable to full coverage in two layers. The texture was drier and more prone to powderiness in the pan, but I didn’t have any trouble diffusing or blending out the product on my lid, though there was some fallout to contend with. Thie color wore well for eight and a half hours before I noticed any signs of fading.

Motel
Motel
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

01/02

Colour Pop B and B Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop B and B Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop B and B Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop B and B Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop B and B Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop B and B Pressed Powder Shadow

B and B

B and B is a soft, peachy gold with strong, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, slightly looser consistency that had a bit of powderiness in the pan. The eyeshadow applied evenly and smoothly to my lid but was the type of texture that applied even better with a dampened brush or patted on top of a primer. This shade lasted well for eight hours before fading slightly on me.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.04 oz. - $125.00 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.

B and B
B and B
B+

Limited Edition

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

01/02

Colour Pop Floaties Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Floaties Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Floaties Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Floaties Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Floaties Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Floaties Pressed Powder Shadow

Floaties

Floaties is a vibrant, medium orange with warm, reddish undertones and warmer, golden shimmer. The eyeshadow was richly pigmented and applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin. The texture was soft, smooth, and lightly creamy without being too dense or too firmly pressed in the pan, which made it easy to blend out on my lid. It wore well for nine hours on me before fading a touch.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.04 oz. - $125.00 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.

Floaties
Floaties
A+

Limited Edition

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

01/02

Colour Pop OOO Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop OOO Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop OOO Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop OOO Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop OOO Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop OOO Pressed Powder Pigment

OOO

OOO is a rich orange with warm, red undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had intense, opaque pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin. The texture was soft, velvety, and blendable without being too softly or too firmly pressed in the pan. I noticed that despite the matte finish, it seemed more prone to absorbing my skin’s natural oils (compared to the other mattes in the palette). The color stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me.

OOO
OOO
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

01/02

Colour Pop Unwind Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Unwind Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Unwind Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Unwind Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Unwind Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Unwind Pressed Powder Shadow

Unwind

Unwind is a soft, medium brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had a soft, lightly dusty texture that had a bit of excess product kicked up in the pan but not enough to create fallout problems during application. It had nearly opaque color coverage that adhered well to bare skin and wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably on me.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.04 oz. - $125.00 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.

Unwind
Unwind
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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For anyone who cares, the red lake/carmine ingredient in the pressed pigments is approved as safe for use on eyes EVERYWHERE except the USA. Some FDA thing, I don’t know.

But your eyes will be just fine if you use them 🙂

I can’t remember if it was a YouTube video or an article I read, but the FDA is backlogged – and I mean, it will take decades to play catch up – on what is and is not still considered safe. So while the rest of the world considers these pigments to be eye safe due to having the resources available to them to test, the FDA does not. A lot of what the FDA considers unsafe is stuck in the backlogs, awaiting reclassification. Which makes me worry about what they classify safe when it should be classified as unsafe…

But like you said. Totally fine to use. 🙂

I’m warm toned, and love warm browns and warm shades. But man! Am I *personally* tired of all these bright orange, red, shades in eye shadow.

This palette is remmarkably similar to a number of others that the brand has released in recent times. The fact that they have used non eye safe pigments is a concern. I think the brand can do better than this.

If you take away the three pressed pigments, you’re just left with a handful of bronzy browns in different finishes. That’s definitely an…interesting palette.

I don’t hate it! In fact, I’d say that I really love several of the shades very much, like; Motel, Floaties, and B & B. My only concern is that I would buy it, and have dupes coming to the surface of my stash from the depths of my crammed sock drawer!

I really want to get into ColourPop (I was going to try these palettes and maybe a couple of quads) but I’m just not attracted to their color stories. 🙁

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