ColourPop Troublemaker Palette Review & Swatches

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ColourPop Trouble Maker 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Trouble Maker 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Trouble Maker 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Trouble Maker 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Trouble Maker 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Trouble Maker 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Trouble Maker 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Trouble Maker 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Trouble Maker 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Trouble Maker 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Trouble Maker 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Trouble Maker 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Trouble Maker 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Trouble Maker 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Trouble Maker 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Trouble Maker 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Trouble Maker 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Trouble Maker 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Trouble Maker 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Trouble Maker 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Trouble Maker 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Trouble Maker

ColourPop Trouble Maker 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($18.00 for 0.3 oz.) is a new, limited edition cooler-toned color story that featured a mix of taupe, mauve, and pink. There were six mattes paired with six shimmers. The quality of the shimmers was less impressive as multiple shades were overly emollient and thinner, so they tended to apply a bit unevenly unless applied with fingertips. The mattes were more consistent with the brand’s formula, so a bit on the powdery side but blendable and fairly pigmented.

Ingredients

Trouble Maker

LELimited Edition. $24.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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ColourPop Baddie Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Baddie Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Baddie Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Baddie Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Baddie Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Baddie Pressed Powder Shadow

Baddie

Baddie is a pale, silvery white with cool undertones and a metallic sheen.

  • Semi-sheer pigmentation
  • Smooth, moderately emollient consistency, thin
  • Could have applied more evenly
  • Long-wearing (9.5 hours)

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.

Baddie

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
C+
C+
7
Product
6
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total
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ColourPop Sus Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Sus Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Sus Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Sus Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Sus Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Sus Pressed Powder Shadow

Sus

Sus is a light gray with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Soft, smooth, lightly powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Possible Dupes
These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

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.

Sus

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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ColourPop Younger Self Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Younger Self Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Younger Self Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Younger Self Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Younger Self Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Younger Self Pressed Powder Shadow

Younger Self

Younger Self is a medium-dark pinky-mauve with warm undertones and a matte finish.

  • Mostly opaque color coverage
  • Soft, smooth, somewhat powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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.

Younger Self

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
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ColourPop Wild Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Wild Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Wild Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Wild Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Wild Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Wild Pressed Powder Shadow

Wild

Wild is a medium-dark pink with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly sheen.

  • Semi-opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, moderately emollient consistency, thin
  • Could have applied more evenly
  • Long-wearing (9.5 hours)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Possible Dupes
These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

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.

Wild

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
B
B
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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ColourPop Fri Nite Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Fri Nite Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Fri Nite Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Fri Nite Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Fri Nite Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Fri Nite Pressed Powder Shadow

Fri Nite

Fri Nite is a light-medium purpled-taupe with cool undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Soft, smooth, lightly powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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.

Fri Nite

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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ColourPop Villain Era Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Villain Era Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Villain Era Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Villain Era Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Villain Era Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Villain Era Pressed Powder Shadow

Villain Era

Villain Era is a bright, light-medium silver with an intense, metallic finish.

  • Nearly opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, moderately emollient consistency without being too dense
  • Picked up readily with dry brush, blended out well
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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.

Villain Era

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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ColourPop Real Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Real Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Real Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Real Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Real Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Real Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Real Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Real Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Real Pressed Powder Shadow

Real

Real is a medium-dark reddish-copper base with blue-to-purple shifting shimmer that gave it a metallic finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, moderately emollient consistency without being too dense
  • Picked up readily with dry brush, blended out well
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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.

Real

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 Zero Effs Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Zero Effs Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Zero Effs Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Zero Effs Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Zero Effs Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Zero Effs Pressed Powder Shadow

Zero Effs

Zero Effs is a deep mauve with cool undertones and a matte finish.

  • Semi-opaque, buildable color coverage
  • Soft, smooth, lightly powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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.

Zero Effs

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
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ColourPop Kickass Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Kickass Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Kickass Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Kickass Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Kickass Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Kickass Pressed Powder Shadow

Kickass

Kickass is a medium-dark gray with cool undertones and a pearly sheen.

  • Semi-opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, thin, overly emollient
  • Harder to pick up evenly and apply evenly
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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.

Kickass

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
B
B
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
1 of 2
ColourPop Messy Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Messy Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Messy Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Messy Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Messy Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Messy Pressed Powder Shadow

Messy

Messy is a medium plum with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, thin, overly emollient
  • Applied fairly evenly and blended outwell
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Possible Dupes
These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

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.

Messy

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
1 of 2
ColourPop Cold Hearted Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Cold Hearted Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Cold Hearted Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Cold Hearted Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Cold Hearted Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Cold Hearted Pressed Powder Shadow

Cold Hearted

Cold Hearted is a soft black with cooler undertones and flecks of warm purple micro-sparkle over a matte finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Soft, smooth, lightly powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with, light sparkle fallout
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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.

Cold Hearted

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
1 of 2
ColourPop U Luv It Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop U Luv It Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop U Luv It Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop U Luv It Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop U Luv It Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop U Luv It Pressed Powder Shadow

U Luv It

U Luv It is a deep gray with strong, cool blue undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Soft, smooth, lightly powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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.

U Luv It

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Penny Avatar

It’s very frustrating that they got so close to a fully cool toned palette here and still had to sneak in warms. Just…Why?? For once I’d love to be able to buy a palette and not throw any colours away because they’re too warm and make me look dead, it’s really so wasteful. 🙁

kjh Avatar

Same with Fox and Fame. Many times their version of cool is a baby step cooler than the neutral of the same basic shade. It is a disappointment, but I might spring anyway. I like the story and it’s wearable for the older crowd.

kjh Avatar

Same with Fox and Fame. Many times their version of cool is a baby step cooler than the neutral of the same basic shade. It is a disappointment, but I might spring anyway. I like the story and it’s wearable for the older crowd.

Helene Avatar

I’ve been thinking about this palette since it launched. I like so many of the (cool) shades in it. It’s a pity the shimmers are a bit disappointing, but I think I can work with them anyway.
This is a possible purchase for me, not a huge investment, and I’d get some nice cool taupe and grey shades, I have been loving greys for quite some time now, maybe a reaction after all the reds we’ve seen for so long now,

Adrienne Avatar

This color story is so “me” that I ordered this before the review came out. I’m still glad I ordered it because my favorite shimmers and the mattes reviewed nicely. However, my pinky finger-not my favorite makeup applicator-is on alert that it will have some work to do with the other shimmers!

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