ColourPop Vacation Mode Pressed Powder Shadow Palette Review & Swatches

01/08

Colour Pop Vacation Mode 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Vacation Mode 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Vacation Mode 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Vacation Mode 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Vacation Mode 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Vacation Mode 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Vacation Mode 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Vacation Mode 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Vacation Mode 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Vacation Mode 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Vacation Mode 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Vacation Mode 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Vacation Mode 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Vacation Mode | Look Details
Colour Pop Vacation Mode 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
ColourPop Vacation Mode | Look Details
Colour Pop Vacation Mode 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Vacation Mode 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Vacation Mode 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Vacation Mode 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Vacation Mode 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Vacation Mode 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Vacation Mode 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Colour Pop Vacation Mode 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Vacation Mode

Colour Pop Vacation Mode Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($12.00 for 0.21 oz.) is almost cool-toned but really is a warmer-toned set of shades. The deepest shade (Round Trip) was a miss for me it as it was drier and harder to blend out, though I was able to make it work with some patience. The other three shades were lovely to use.

Vacation Mode
B+

Limited Edition

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

01/02

Colour Pop Round Trip Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Round Trip Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Round Trip Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Round Trip Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Round Trip Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Round Trip Pressed Powder Shadow

Round Trip

Round Trip is a dirty, blackened purple with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had medium, buildable pigmentation with a drier, firmer consistency that tended to go on unevenly. I was able to diffuse and even out the application with some effort, so it was workable, and it was a bit easier to use over primer (and it had better initial coverage, too). It started to fade noticeably on me after eight hours of wear.

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.

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Round Trip
C-

Limited Edition

6
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
3
Application
70%
Total

01/02

Colour Pop Mahalo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Mahalo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Mahalo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Mahalo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Mahalo Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Mahalo Pressed Powder Shadow

Mahalo

Mahalo is a soft lavender with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was soft, smooth, and creamy enough to be easy to pick up and yield opaque coverage in a single layer but still adhered evenly on the skin. It wore well for eight hours on me.

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.

Mahalo
Mahalo
A-

Limited Edition

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

01/02

Colour Pop Teeny Bikini Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Teeny Bikini Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Teeny Bikini Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Teeny Bikini Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Teeny Bikini Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Teeny Bikini Pressed Powder Shadow

Teeny Bikini

Teeny Bikini is a light-medium, rosy mauve with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent pigmentation with a smooth, velvety texture that was denser and more substantial than the typical matte, so it yielded opaque, even coverage layered on bare skin without sheering out too readily. The eyeshadow blended out nicely and lasted for eight hours before fading on me.

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.

Teeny Bikini
A

Limited Edition

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

01/02

Colour Pop Shotgun Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Shotgun Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Shotgun Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Shotgun Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Shotgun Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Shotgun Pressed Powder Shadow

Shotgun

Shotgun is a soft beige with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted sheen. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, while the texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without being too loosely or too firmly pressed in the pan. The eyeshadow wore well for eight hours on me.

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.

Shotgun
A

Limited Edition

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
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Colour Pop 4-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette $18.00/0.2 OZ.
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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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Round Trip is one of those shades that just tends to be a patchy one. Even so, you were able to make it work in the above eye look, which definitely gives me hope that I could, too! Now to see if I’ve got enough dupes to create that smokey mauvey eye look myself….eh, what the hey, it’s only $12 bucks and I’m too lazy to look!

It’s a shame about the deep toned purple matte as this is a handy little quad. The shades are well co-ordinated and you’ve done a lovely eye look Christine.

I really appreciate that you’re honest and *real* about the undertones. Not as cool as I hoped, but I might still get it..

I like this palette, but too bad Round Trip isn’t better. I especially like Teeny Bikini…but of course I would…one of the dupes is MAC Malt, which is one of my all-time favorite eyeshadows. And I have Silent Treatment, another dupe, which is my go-to shade for casual almost-no-makeup days.

I had nearly purchased this a week ago because it looked cool-toned! I am so glad I waited. Isn’t it strange how so many things lately photograph cool-toned, but in person end up being warm-toned? (Backtalk Eye & Face Palette, Pat McGrath’s Subliminal Platinum Bronze Palette, etc…)

Did score this, I like the muted quality. I think the way I currently do eyes, with deepening only in the crease or outer vee, round trip won’t be a problem. Only swatched it so far. My teeny bikini (god help us if that were a statement of fact, not m/u) in fact, the whole palette seems much warmer than expected. Think it could be a workhorse though.

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