ColourPop Sweet Talk Palette Review & Swatches

01/14

Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette
Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette
Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette
Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette
Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette
Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette
Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette
Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette
Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette
Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette
Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette
Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette
Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette
Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette
Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette
ColourPop Sweet Talk Palette | Look Details
Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette
ColourPop Sweet Talk Palette | Look Details
Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette
ColourPop Sweet Talk Palette | Look Details
Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette
ColourPop Sweet Talk Palette | Look Details
Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette
ColourPop Sweet Talk Palette | Look Details
Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette
ColourPop Sweet Talk Palette | Look Details
Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette
ColourPop Sweet Talk Palette | Look Details
Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette
Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette
Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette
Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette
Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette
Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette
Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette
Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette
Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette
Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette
Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette
Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette
Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette
Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette

Sweet Talk

Colour Pop Sweet Talk 12-Pan Makeup Palette ($18.00 for 0.4 oz.) is a new palette that contains nine eyeshadows, two Pressed Glitters, and one Pressed Pigment.  The eyeshadows were actually not quite up to snuff–they were a little more powdery, little drier to the touch, and some had more fallout or sheered out when applied; normally, I find ColourPop’s formula to be consistently high in quality with a few exceptions. By no means were the eyeshadows bad, just when you’re used to more A-level quality, B-level is a surprise.

The Pressed Glitters and Pressed Pigment are “not intended for use in the immediate eye area.” I couldn’t find the warning on the palette or its exterior packaging, just on ColourPop’s website in the ingredients’ list. I’d really love brands to be clearer or help us as consumers understand the nuances of this designation–knowing that it is approved in other countries is useful to know. CIR issued a final assessment regarding the use of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) in cosmetics here and here the listing for Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), what ColourPop is using, in the EU’s CosIng database.  Fellow beauty blogger Phyrra did a deeper dive trying to figure out the status of glitter in the US by contacting the FDA in 2012, who effectively stated they were using only discretionary enforcement for “a period of time,” seemingly to allow products to be on the market with glitter without taking action. If anyone has more informative links for regulation, I’d love to look into it further (I tried but did not find much that was useful).

Sweet Talk
Sweet Talk
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

01/02

Colour Pop Catch Me Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Catch Me Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Catch Me Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Catch Me Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Catch Me Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Catch Me Pressed Powder Shadow

Catch Me

Catch Me is a soft peach with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, lightly powdery texture. The eyeshadow applied fairly well to bare skin, but there was a bit of fallout as I diffused and blended it out. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.05 oz. - $100.00 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, Alumina, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Catch Me
Catch Me
B

Permanent in Palette

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

01/03

Colour Pop Side2Side Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Side2Side Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Side2Side Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Side2Side Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Side2Side Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Side2Side Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Side2Side Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Side2Side Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Side2Side Super Shock Shadow

Side2Side

Side2Side is a light-medium orange with warm, yellow undertones and flecks of pink and peach sparkle. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a smooth, emollient texture–lightly creamy but thin and more powder-like as soon as it hit my skin. It blended out easily along my skin, didn’t have fallout over time, and stayed on well for nine hours on me.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.07 oz. - $71.43 Per Ounce

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow is a cream-based formula that comes in a multitude of shades and finishes. The more metallic shades have the most slip to them (they have a “wetter” feel), while the more matte ones have a firmer, more clay-like consistency. Almost every shade I’ve tried from ColourPop has been exceptionally long-wearing (10+ hours of wear, usually there until I remove, even 14 hours later). The pigmentation can vary from shade to shade, but the average shade is quite pigmented.

From feedback I’ve seen from readers, many love them but some don’t like them at all. They aren’t a traditional cream eyeshadow, as they are denser (more sponge-like), and they apply best with flat, firm, synthetic brushes (I like the MAC 242 and 249) for me. The brand recommends using fingers for the most pigmented application, but I’ve only felt that fingers were necessary on a few shades (usually the super glittery ones).

The more matte shades can be on the drier side and vary from medium to opaque in coverage, though they're often buildable.  They can be a little hard to diffuse the edges of, though some are lovely to work with.

The more glittery shades have been the weakest to me, as they can be sheerer or harder to apply.  Sometimes, they are more pigmented and work like the other finishes in the formula, but often, they are sheerer and only function well patted on top of more pigmented eyeshadows to add glitter.  They do, however, tend to have little fallout over time with the occasional shade having a more moderate amount of fallout (but still less fallout than most powder eyeshadows with glitter).

Browse all of our Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Boron Nitride, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Silica, Isopropyl Myristate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propylene Carbonate, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Side2Side
Side2Side
A-

Permanent in Palette

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

01/03

Colour Pop Garden Date Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Garden Date Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Garden Date Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Garden Date Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Garden Date Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Garden Date Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Garden Date Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Garden Date Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Garden Date Pressed Powder Shadow

Garden Date

Garden Date is a bright, medium-dark coral with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color payoff but needed a second layer or to be applied with a wet brush for full coverage. The texture felt a little drier and more loosely-pressed, and it took a bit more pressing and gentle buffing to even out the initial application, though it was blendable along the edges with little effort. It lasted nicely for eight hours on me before it started to fade visibly.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.05 oz. - $100.00 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, Magnesium Myristate, Lauroyl Lysine, Tin Oxide, Boron Nitride, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Garden Date
B

Permanent in Palette

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

01/02

Colour Pop Work It Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Work It Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Work It Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Work It Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Work It Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Work It Pressed Powder Shadow

Work It

Work It is a bright tangerine with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The texture was soft, lightly powdery in the pan, and seemed a touch on the drier side, though I didn’t have any issues with applying and blending out the eyeshadow aside from a touch of fallout. It wore well for eight hours on me before I noticed any fading.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.05 oz. - $100.00 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

Talc, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Work It
Work It
B+

Permanent in Palette

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

01/04

Colour Pop Prima Drama Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Prima Drama Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Prima Drama Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Prima Drama Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Prima Drama Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Prima Drama Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Prima Drama Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Prima Drama Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Prima Drama Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Prima Drama Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Prima Drama Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Prima Drama Pressed Glitter

Prima Drama

Prima Drama is a peachy mix of glitter–both finer and larger, chunkier glitter–that shifted a bit from peach to copper. When I tried to photograph this shade straight-on, it looked like teal glitter, which was inaccurate, so I only kept the swatch that represents what I saw (both straight-on, in person, and when angled). It had more medium coverage when applied with fingertips (as recommended by the brand), and it did have an emollient base, which helped the glitter to adhere to skin.

As a cheek highlighter, it definitely lost its interest when sheered out–it looked a bit textured and just didn’t catch the light as nicely as when it was worn at higher-coverage. It was better when applied over another blush or bronzer, which gave it a bit more depth and helped the glitter contrast against the underlying cheek color. There was minimal glitter that had traveled beyond where I had applied it after eight hours of wear.

It’s a new formula called Pressed Glitter, which is “not intended for use in the immediate eye area.” For me, my eyes can be on the more sensitive side, and I tend to be wary of glitter, so I only tested this formula on my cheeks (as a highlighter). I wish this advisory was on the palette/box that one receives (I looked but couldn’t find it); it’s only listed with the shade’s ingredient list.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Chlorphenesin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Myristate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Aluminum , Polyurethane 33, Red 7 (CI 15850), Yellow 5 (CI 19140). *Not intended for use in the immediate eye area.

Prima Drama
B-

Permanent in Palette

8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
81%
Total

01/02

Colour Pop Meadow Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Meadow Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Meadow Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Meadow Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Meadow Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Meadow Pressed Powder Shadow

Meadow

Meadow is a muted, medium-dark orange with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, blendable, and a little powdery in the pan, but the color was opaque in a single layer when applied to my skin and diffused easily along the edges. It wore well for eight hours before starting to fade on me.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.05 oz. - $100.00 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, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Meadow
Meadow
A-

Permanent in Palette

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

01/05

Colour Pop Early Mornin' Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Early Mornin' Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Early Mornin' Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Early Mornin' Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Early Mornin' Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Early Mornin' Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Early Mornin' Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Early Mornin' Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Early Mornin' Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Early Mornin' Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Early Mornin' Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Early Mornin' Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Early Mornin' Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Early Mornin' Pressed Glitter
Colour Pop Early Mornin' Pressed Glitter

Early Mornin'

Early Mornin’ has a more translucent base packed with what looked like orange-gold and gold glitter, possibly some peach/pink glitter. This is another Pressed Glitter shade, which is “not intended for use in the immediate eye area.” It had good coverage in a single layer and applied best with fingertips for maximum payoff but also to help move and spread the product out on skin. I patted it lightly along the higher point of my cheekbone, and it looked okay, but it didn’t catch the light as well when sheered out; it was better when applied over a more noticeable blush color as a way to add extra glitz. The majority of the glitter stayed in place with only minimal travel apparent after eight hours. It was difficult to get off entirely from my skin–I tried cleansing twice, cotton swabs dipped in makeup remover, and glitter persisted (well, in various areas — it wasn’t like it was stuck to where I had applied it anymore!).

Ingredients

Polyethylene Terephthalate, Dimethicone, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Polyurethane 33, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Myristate, Chlorphenesin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Aluminum , Iron Oxide (CI 77491, CI 77492), Red 7 (CI 15850), Yellow 5 (CI 19140). *Not intended for use in the immediate eye area.

Early Mornin'
B+

Permanent in Palette

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
87%
Total

01/02

Colour Pop Dream Maker Pressed Pigment
Colour Pop Dream Maker Pressed Pigment
Colour Pop Dream Maker Pressed Pigment
Colour Pop Dream Maker Pressed Pigment
Colour Pop Dream Maker Pressed Pigment
Colour Pop Dream Maker Pressed Pigment

Dream Maker

Dream Maker is a bright, medium coral with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, while the texture was soft, a little powdery in the pan, but it applied evenly and didn’t sheer out too readily. It stayed on nicely for eight hours on me before fading noticeably. FYI, this is a Pressed Pigment, which is “not intended for use in the immediate eye area.”

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.05 oz. - $100.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Pigment 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.

NOTE: Pressed Pigments are "Not intended for use in the immediate eye area" as listed by the brand.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Pigment swatches.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985). *Not intended for use in the immediate eye area.

Dream Maker
A-

Permanent in Palette

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

01/02

Colour Pop ICYMI Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop ICYMI Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop ICYMI Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop ICYMI Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop ICYMI Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop ICYMI Pressed Powder Shadow

ICYMI

ICYMI is a deep, coppery orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich pigmentation with a smooth, velvety consistency that blended out easily on my skin. This shade lasted well for eight and a half hours before it showed signs of fading.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.05 oz. - $100.00 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, Zinc Stearate, Talc, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Dimethiconol, Silica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 7792), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

ICYMI
ICYMI
A

Permanent in Palette

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

01/02

Colour Pop Melody Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Melody Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Melody Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Melody Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Melody Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Melody Pressed Powder Shadow

Melody

Melody is a light-medium coral with a pink-coral base and enough gold shimmer that it ended up looking lighter and warmer-toned overall. The texture was soft and more loosely-pressed to the point that it sheered out too readily and had some fallout during application. The pigmentation was more semi-opaque and buildable. It stayed on well for eight hours on me before I noticed fading.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.05 oz. - $100.00 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, Magnesium Myristate, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Boron Nitride, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Melody
Melody
B

Permanent in Palette

8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

01/02

Colour Pop West Side Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop West Side Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop West Side Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop West Side Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop West Side Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop West Side Pressed Powder Shadow

West Side

West Side is a medium brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, blendable texture that was slightly powdery in the pan but wasn’t prone to fallout during application. It wore well for eight hours on me before it started to show signs of wear.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.05 oz. - $100.00 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, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

West Side
West Side
A

Permanent in Palette

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

01/02

Colour Pop Feel Free Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Feel Free Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Feel Free Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Feel Free Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Feel Free Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Feel Free Pressed Powder Shadow

Feel Free

Feel Free is a medium-dark, reddish-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, while the texture was moderately powdery and did sheer out a bit when applied to bare skin. There was also slight fallout if I wasn’t careful to tap off excess from my brush. It lasted well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.05 oz. - $100.00 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

Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Talc, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Dimethiconol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Feel Free
Feel Free
B+

Permanent in Palette

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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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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The colors in this palette do not appeal to me at all. Many warm shades turn orange on my skin. This looks like that will be the case here. I will not buy this palette. Thank you for your indepth reviews. I look forward to these daily. They really help me make decisions on purchases.

And yet again last night, I watched in abject horror as another YT’ER applied each of those 2 glitter shades to her lids! She always does each shade in a palette over her lids individually. As she went in with that first glitter, I’m like: “Noooo! Don’t! Your poor eyes, Shay!” All because ColourPop doesn’t include ANY sort of warning on the palette or outer packaging! So, even though I DO really love these coral shades, I just don’t know how I feel about feeding the “beast”, y’know? If I do, I will tape over both glitter shades to keep any loose particles from getting into the other shades.

I tried to do more research/reading about cosmetic-grade glitters, and it seemed like it’s not unsafe per se, though my takeaway was that there’s still risk of corneal scratching and irritation, just less, based on the particle size. It seems like in EU, the Pressed Glitters would be permitted to be used on the eyes (as well as other parts of the face – it did not seem to be a restricted ingredient) … the best I could gather/understand. I know one industry person I asked about this said there’s a petition with the FDA, but I couldn’t find it (I also couldn’t find that they issued a ruling either), so it seems like they’re effectively allowing it, even though it isn’t on the approved list, and will… someday… make a determination.

Thank you for digging deeper into what separates the EU standards from the USFDA’s, Christine! Just the fact that there’s still enough of a risk of getting a scratched cornea is enough to keep me from using either shade. I’m nowhere near as put off by the pigments that the EU (and everyone else except the US) allows for eye usage, however. So far, so good. Glitter is a whole nuther story! Even a few of my “safe” microglitter eyeshadows irritate my eyes badly, ie; MJ See-Quins in Topaz Flash, which makes me want to cry because I love how it looks on😭

Aww! Yeah, if you are sensitive to normal fallout from more typical sparkle/shimmer, I can’t see bigger particles doing better! I wish there was more straightforward information on these things, since they are used often by US brands, warnings or not, so if we had more information, it’d just be easier to make decisions we feel comfortable with!

Colourpop’s palettes are magnetic. You can just pop the colours out of the palette itself and not have to worry about them. Pop some other CP colours in from other palettes and make it even better if you want!

I’m really glad this is 1) a warm-toned palette and 2) not up to normal CP quality standards, so I’m not at all tempted by it. And the whole “immediate eye area” thing is so confusing!

Please, beauty brands, stop inserting that pressed glitter in each new eyeshadow palette! I hate this Kind of Shades. I’m not able to manage them properly, moreover they are really too much for my taste (and I love shimmer and metallica eyeshadows) and Is quite too Easy to hit the Pan in these Shades, since they are very loosely pressed

To me, this is somewhat of a redundant palette because these shades have been done to death in many of their other offerings in the past few years. The inclusion of unsafe ingredients in their eyeshadows is particularly poor and the warnings not clear enough. The glittery eyeshadows seem to contain large -ish chunks of glitter that could be quite hazardous, particularly if you wear contacts. I wish Colour Pop had presented its loyal customers with something better.

I got this palette on impulse. It’s pretty, but most colors are really redundant and easy to dupe. The glitter shadows are in a sticky base, and surprisingly I haven’t experienced any fall out, and none got into my eyes. I didn’t realize there was the now ubiquitous warning on them, and it makes me really angry. I am Colourpop’s regular customer, and I like their quality and price, but their strange cat and mouse game with using eye unsafe ingredients and hiding the warning is weird and ethically questionable. I don’t think it’s relevant that these ingredients are allowed in other countries, or if the formulators think that the risk they pose is minimal. If US regulatory agencies require the warning and consider the ingredients eye unsafe, why do they insist on continuing to use them? And hiding the warning where it will likely be missed? I am really annoyed about this…

I meant to post this when it went up, but RL distracted me when I started to type in the comment box, so I wasn’t able to share this in a possibly timely manner. 🙂

Tip for getting glitter off your skin — tape. Masking tape, scotch tape, As long as it won’t tug your skin too much. Others have more heavy duty adhesive than these two. I picked up this tip a couple years ago or so from watching Kimberly Clark’s videos and she’d made an offhand mention of using tape to clean up unwanted glitter, or leftover glitter from an evening out.

I keep a little roll of scotch tape with my makeup now as Colourpop’s glitter bomb supershocks are some of my favorite eyeshadows. And sometimes I get glitter under my eyes where I don’t want it, or there will still be glitter on my face after washing my makeup off. A little strip of scotch tape cleans it right up. 🙂

I love this palette. This is hands down my favorite palette at the moment, which is a bit sad since I picked up 4 BH cosmetics palettes that are not being used too.

I picked up this colourpop palette as soon as it went on sale. I tend to wear lots of spring shades as it complements my warm, light/medium skintone. This did not disappoint.

I wore the glitter without any base to a concert. It stayed on for the full 8 hours and I had so many complements. It really is stunning on the eyes, if you are as brave as me to try it there (minimal fallout in case you are wondering!). Luckily glitter isn’t appropriate for everyday wear, or that’s how often I’d wear this. I have no issues with irritating the skin too much (I get worse irritation from eye rubbing). It was a bit of mechanical exfoliation.

Overall, this was a win for me. 🙂 Yes, I do love other colourpop palettes too, but I feel like they are really trying to be innovative here, with all the new textures. As someone who is too afraid of eyeshadow drying out, this was my first experience with the supershock formula. I loved it! My only previous experience with glitter was from a bad habit dupe of huda beauty corals obsession. (can you tell I love these shades yet?) And this was such an improvement from pressed glitter/glue, altho I did love that too.

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