ColourPop Tidal Wave Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

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ColourPop Tidal Wave Pressed Powder Shadow Quad
ColourPop Tidal Wave Pressed Powder Shadow Quad
ColourPop Tidal Wave Pressed Powder Shadow Quad
ColourPop Tidal Wave Pressed Powder Shadow Quad
ColourPop Tidal Wave Pressed Powder Shadow Quad
ColourPop Tidal Wave Pressed Powder Shadow Quad
ColourPop Tidal Wave Pressed Powder Shadow Quad
ColourPop Tidal Wave Pressed Powder Shadow Quad
ColourPop Tidal Wave Pressed Powder Shadow Quad
ColourPop Tidal Wave Pressed Powder Shadow Quad
ColourPop Tidal Wave Pressed Powder Shadow Quad
ColourPop Tidal Wave Pressed Powder Shadow Quad
ColourPop Tidal Wave Pressed Powder Shadow Quad
ColourPop Tidal Wave Pressed Powder Shadow Quad
ColourPop Tidal Wave Pressed Powder Shadow Quad
ColourPop Tidal Wave Pressed Powder Shadow Quad
ColourPop Tidal Wave Pressed Powder Shadow Quad
ColourPop Tidal Wave Pressed Powder Shadow Quad
ColourPop Tidal Wave Pressed Powder Shadow Quad
ColourPop Tidal Wave Pressed Powder Shadow Quad
ColourPop Tidal Wave Pressed Powder Shadow Quad

Tidal Wave

ColourPop Tidal Wave Pressed Powder Shadow Quad ($9.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a new, teal-themed color story that included two shimmery shades and two matte shades designed to coordinate with the brand’s temporary hair color range. All four shades were fairly pigmented, blendable, and lasted for around eight hours on me but had some powderiness/dryness overall.

Ingredients

Tidal Wave

PPermanent. $9.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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ColourPop Ocean Breezy Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Ocean Breezy Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Ocean Breezy Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Ocean Breezy Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Ocean Breezy Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Ocean Breezy Pressed Powder Shadow

Ocean Breezy

Ocean Breezy is a pale white base with green-to-gold shifting shimmer paired with a frosted finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Soft, slightly more loosely-pressed
  • Picked up readily with dry brush, blended out well
  • Long-wearing (8 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.

Ocean Breezy

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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ColourPop Lighthouse Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Lighthouse Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Lighthouse Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Lighthouse Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Lighthouse Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Lighthouse Pressed Powder Shadow

Lighthouse

Lighthouse is a brighter, medium-dark teal with subtle, cool undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Slightly firm, moderately emollient consistency
  • Applied fairly evenly and blended out well
  • Long-wearing (8 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.

Lighthouse

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
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ColourPop Boardwalk Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Boardwalk Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Boardwalk Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Boardwalk Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Boardwalk Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Boardwalk Pressed Powder Shadow

Boardwalk

Boardwalk is a medium-dark aqua-blue with cool undertones and a matte finish.

  • Medium, somewhat buildable color coverage
  • Soft, moderately powdery, sheered out a bit
  • Applied evenly and was blendable
  • Long-wearing (8 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.

Boardwalk

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.
B-
B-
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
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ColourPop Totally Crushin' Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Totally Crushin' Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Totally Crushin' Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Totally Crushin' Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Totally Crushin' Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Totally Crushin' Pressed Powder Shadow

Totally Crushin'

Totally Crushin’ is a desaturated, very dark blue-teal with cool undertones and a matte finish.

  • Semi-paque color coverage
  • Soft, finely-milled, lightly powdery
  • Applied evenly and was blendable
  • Long-wearing (8 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.

Totally Crushin'

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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