ColourPop The Zodiac Pressed Powder Shadows Reviews & Swatches (Part 1)

01/05

Colour Pop The Aries Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Aries Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Aries Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Aries Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Aries Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Aries Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Aries Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Aries Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Aries Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Aries Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Aries Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Aries Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Aries Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Aries Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Aries Pressed Powder Shadow

The Aries

Colour Pop The Aries Pressed Powder Shadow ($4.50 for 0.05 oz.) is a bright, medium orange with warm undertones and a golden shimmer throughout. The texture was soft, smooth, and a little powdery in the pan, but I didn’t have issues with fallout during application. It had opaque pigmentation and applied evenly to bare skin. The color stayed on well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

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

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Talc, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

The Aries
The Aries
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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01/07

Colour Pop The Taurus Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Taurus Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Taurus Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Taurus Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Taurus Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Taurus Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Taurus Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Taurus Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Taurus Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Zodiac | Look Details
Colour Pop The Taurus Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Zodiac | Look Details
Colour Pop The Taurus Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Zodiac | Look Details
Colour Pop The Taurus Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Taurus Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Taurus Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Taurus Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Taurus Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Taurus Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Taurus Pressed Powder Shadow

The Taurus

Colour Pop The Taurus Pressed Powder Shadow ($4.50 for 0.05 oz.) is a light, golden brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich pigmentation with a smooth, velvety texture that wasn’t too thin nor too powdery in the pan. It applied evenly and blended out without difficulty. The eyeshadow lasted well for eight hours on me before fading.

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

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

The Taurus
A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

01/06

Colour Pop The Gemini Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Gemini Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Gemini Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Gemini Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Gemini Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Gemini Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Gemini Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Gemini Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Gemini Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Gemini Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Gemini Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Gemini Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Gemini Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Gemini Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Gemini Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Gemini Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Gemini Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Gemini Pressed Powder Shadow

The Gemini

Colour Pop The Gemini Pressed Powder Shadow ($4.50 for 0.05 oz.) is a bright, light-medium metallic gold with subtle, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had good pigmentation in one layer and was best applied by pressing and patting onto my lid, as it was a little dusty in the pan. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.

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, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Talc, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

The Gemini
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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01/05

Colour Pop The Cancer Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Cancer Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Cancer Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Cancer Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Cancer Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Cancer Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Cancer Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Cancer Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Cancer Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Cancer Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Cancer Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Cancer Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Cancer Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Cancer Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Cancer Pressed Powder Shadow

The Cancer

Colour Pop The Cancer Pressed Powder Shadow ($4.50 for 0.05 oz.) is a light peach with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color coverage in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage with slightly more product or with a wet brush. The consistency was soft but more loosely-pressed, so I’d recommend using a light hand with it to avoid fallout. It wore well for eight hours on me before I noticed fading.

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, Boron Nitride, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Lauroyl Lysine, Silica, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Talc, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

The Cancer
B+

Permanent

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

01/06

Colour Pop The Leo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Leo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Leo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Leo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Leo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Leo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Leo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Leo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Leo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Leo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Leo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Leo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Leo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Leo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Leo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Leo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Leo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Leo Pressed Powder Shadow

The Leo

Colour Pop The Leo Pressed Powder Shadow ($4.50 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium gold with strong, warm orange undertones and a metallic finish. The eyeshadow was more loosely pressed in the pan, so there was some powderiness when I used it. The pigmentation was opaque in one pass, but it was a shade I’d recommend pressing and patting into place rather than sweeping it on to avoid fallout. It lasted well for eight hours on me before it started to fade. The color looked more golden on me with less of the orange-red base coming through on me–almost like it had more shimmer–than the one I have from the original palette.

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, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

The Leo
The Leo
A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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01/05

Colour Pop The Virgo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Virgo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Virgo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Virgo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Virgo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Virgo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Virgo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Virgo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Virgo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Virgo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Virgo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Virgo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Virgo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Virgo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop The Virgo Pressed Powder Shadow

The Virgo

Colour Pop The Virgo Pressed Powder Shadow ($4.50 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium-dark taupe with neutral undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had rich pigmentation with a smooth, blendable texture that wasn’t too powdery nor too firmly pressed in the pan. The eyeshadow applied evenly to my skin and was easy to use overall. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me before fading noticeably. I found the single to be a bit easier to work with, more blendable, and more forgiving compared to the palette version I have.

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

Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Talc, Dimethiconol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

The Virgo
A-

Permanent

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

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About the Reviewer

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 matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Thank you, Genevieve! I was pleasantly surprised at how the look turned out so it’s nice to hear you liked it, too!

Same here, Genevieve. I have such a weakness for this sort of colour and I also like The Virgo. Looks like Colour Pop, as usual, has really done a great job.

This eye look is so perfect for summer that I did my own spin on it yesterday for my Remicade infusion! Yeah, I love it enough to have done it. Infusion nurses loved it, too! Mine had UD Shattered on the inner lid and also on my inner lower lashline, with UD Night King all along lower lashline.

I bought the Cancer shade because that’s my sign and the packaging is adorable. lol I agree…love the look you created! :o)

Wait, I’m confused. Wasn’t this palette reviewed last year when it came out? I just went to the Colourpop site and it says “This site can’t be reached.” This is messing with my head.

They released singles of the shades in the palette, so I’m testing + reviewing the single-pan versions – I did this a lot with MAC over the years to verify consistency (in color but also quality) as sometimes things can change. ColourPop has been pretty consistent but some brands are less consistent between re-releases – hard to know without testing, though. I’ve pulled back a little on a few brands/products around the holidays because of time constraints, which I’ll note in that particular review (e.g. if mini versions of lipsticks I’ve reviewed previously look & feel the same but I prefer to test in full if I can).

Ok, that makes sense. 🙂 It’s a palette I never use, so maybe your new reviews will spark my interest in it again.

(Colourpop’s site is still coming up “This site can’t be reached.”)

When I try to access it on Chrome on my computer at work , it comes up that way. So then I tried on Safari and it came up as blocked! So I tried on my phone and it worked. It’s like my office computer won’t go to that one website, but no other sites are blocked. Weird.

I wonder if work has it blocked (if they do that) or if somehow work’s IP is blocked by ColourPop (based on what happens on Temptalia, could be a security block, which tends to be more automated).

I’m still salty about the super boring mud brown Virgo shade. I don’t care about astrology, and I like the other colors in the set, but I’m not spending money to be labeled boring poop brown!

Oh boy… I can hear the salty comments on social media about Taurus and Virgo being brown.

People were absolutely melting down over BH Cosmetics’ Mini Zodiac Palettes on their Instagram page (particularly Capricorn), as if how the company represents their astrological sign is personally discriminatory.

They made such a big fuss that Allure wrote an article about it:
https://www.allure.com/story/bh-cosmetics-mini-zodiac-capricorn-eye-shadow-palette-response

To those people, I say:
a) It’s just makeup, chiiiiiill.
b) Stop taking everything so personally and enjoy the product.
c) The pans are meant to be used together to create a cohesive look, just like you have, Christine. It looks amazing, and wouldn’t have worked as well without the variety of colours available in the line.

I imagine Kathleen still has her announcement video up for when she came out with the Zodiac palette – it’s been awhile, but I remember her explaining some of the color choices and pretty sure she also was after some cohesion since it was sold in palette form only until now!

That’s good to hear. It’s just too bad that it’s necessary to get ahead of the push-back because people are so hyper-sensitive.

I love the Zodiac concept for palettes, regardless of which brand explores it. Who cares if my sign doesn’t have the BEST colours? I wouldn’t fret because “I’m not being represented well enough!” I’ll just get the ones I like. Or, more likely… all of them haha!

I think maybe the other way to look at it is some people are very enthusiastic, but I think that in general, not all launches are going to be for us, so when it’s not to our preferences, just leave it for others to enjoy.

Or someone could create their own sign-inspired palette using singles they own!

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