ColourPop WKND, Cameo, & Vertigo Super Star Loose Pigments Reviews & Swatches

WKND

ColourPop WKND Super Star Loose Pigment ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light gold with warm undertones and pink and gold sparkle. It had sheer coverage applied dry, and I could feel the glittery bits in it, so it wasn’t as smooth compared to less shimmery shades in the formula. When I applied it with a dampened brush (fairly wet), it had opaque coverage that applied more smoothly and intensely. If you’re the type of person who would use it wet and only wet, it has a really pretty, brightening effect on the skin (I think they should have indicated this one as sheer specifically). It wore well for seven hours but had some fallout over time.

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

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.07 oz. - $71.43 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed be a wet/dry formula that has less intense shine when applied dry and a more metallic finish when applied wet. They're a finely-milled, loose powder that can be used on eyes, lips, and cheeks. Not wholly surprising, they tended to perform best applied with a dampened brush or over a lightly tacky primer. They can be a little messy to work with if you are not used to loose eyeshadows, but I did not find them any better or worse than the average loose formula. The pigmentation varied a lot from shade to shade, though most shades had more pigmentation when applied with a dampened brush along with greater shine.

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Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Octyldodecanol, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

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WKND

PPermanent. $5.00.
C-
C-
7
Product
7
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
72%
Total
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Cameo

ColourPop Cameo Super Star Loose Pigment ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a bright, orange-coral with flecks of gold sparkle over a matte finish. It had a velvety, finely-milled consistency that was very airy in the jar, and it was a shade that worked dry if one wanted something more matte, but in order to get the sparkles to really show up on the lid, it had to be used with a dampened brush. I noticed the sparkles did not seem to go on quite as evenly, though, since they seemed sparser throughout the powder, so sometimes there was a lot in one area and then just a touch in others. It had good pigmentation both dry and wet, though it was deeper and richer wet. It blended out well and lasted for seven hours on me but had some fallout.

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

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.07 oz. - $71.43 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed be a wet/dry formula that has less intense shine when applied dry and a more metallic finish when applied wet. They're a finely-milled, loose powder that can be used on eyes, lips, and cheeks. Not wholly surprising, they tended to perform best applied with a dampened brush or over a lightly tacky primer. They can be a little messy to work with if you are not used to loose eyeshadows, but I did not find them any better or worse than the average loose formula. The pigmentation varied a lot from shade to shade, though most shades had more pigmentation when applied with a dampened brush along with greater shine.

Browse all of our ColourPop Super Star Loose Pigment swatches.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Octyldodecanol, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Tin Oxide, Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Cameo

PPermanent. $5.00.
C+
C+
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
79%
Total
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Vertigo

ColourPop Vertigo Super Star Loose Pigment ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a rich, coral-red with warm undertones and a matte finish with a moderate amount of sparkles. It had semi-opaque with random flecks of sparkle applied dry and intensified to opaque coverage with stronger, more embedded sparkle. I applied it to my eyelid, and the color went on fairly evenly, when used damp (which I was impressed by, since sometimes matte powders do not go on well damp!). There was some fallout during application when used dry as well as during wear more heavily compared to when I wore it after applying it with a dampened brush where there was more minimal fallout but still some over seven hours of wear.

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

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.07 oz. - $71.43 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed be a wet/dry formula that has less intense shine when applied dry and a more metallic finish when applied wet. They're a finely-milled, loose powder that can be used on eyes, lips, and cheeks. Not wholly surprising, they tended to perform best applied with a dampened brush or over a lightly tacky primer. They can be a little messy to work with if you are not used to loose eyeshadows, but I did not find them any better or worse than the average loose formula. The pigmentation varied a lot from shade to shade, though most shades had more pigmentation when applied with a dampened brush along with greater shine.

Browse all of our ColourPop Super Star Loose Pigment swatches.

Ingredients

Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Octyldodecanol, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Vertigo

PPermanent. $5.00.
C+
C+
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total
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ColourPop WKND Super Star Loose Pigment

ColourPop WKND Super Star Loose Pigment

ColourPop WKND Super Star Loose Pigment

ColourPop WKND Super Star Loose Pigment

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ColourPop Cameo Super Star Loose Pigment

ColourPop Cameo Super Star Loose Pigment

ColourPop Cameo Super Star Loose Pigment

ColourPop Cameo Super Star Loose Pigment

ColourPop Vertigo Super Star Loose Pigment

ColourPop Vertigo Super Star Loose Pigment

ColourPop Vertigo Super Star Loose Pigment

ColourPop Vertigo Super Star Loose Pigment

The Overview

79%

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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These look so strange. Sometimes I think brands release things because they have the materials on hand. A lot of their loose pigments look like the colors of what they have in different formulas. Are these the pigments without the binding agents they use in the super shock formula? I have no idea, I am no chemist. I never use loose pigments because I can achieve that metallic look with their super shock shadows. I would never in a million years use a loose matte pigment with sparse glitter. It is like the worst of both worlds. If I want matte I want super matte and if I want glitter I want a glitter bomb! HAHA! Thanks for all of your hard work!

I bought the formula in the lavender and copper shades, and they’re awful! So disappointed in CP! Misleading products and swatchs on their site- so much fall out and so difficult to apply evenly. Even wet, they both sheer out to nothing AND get everywhere. Probably the worst products I’ve used in years.

Because I *always* use loose pigment eyeshadows wet, I really do love WKND quite a bit! I could see using it in a halo eye look flanked on either side with coral or pink eyeshadow that has a gold duochrome shift.

I received my order yesterday: WKND, Sugar Trap, Lifted.
I was surprised as well; they were just gritty meh, very little difference between them and tough getting the product out of the tiny holes.
Once I wet my brush, I got it, they are nice, especially Lifted (likely as it is more pigmented).
I agree, they should be clear about them being best used wet.
Honestly, I’ve got enough high-shine/metallic shadows in pan in similar hues I’ll reach for, just for simplicity.

Just happy they cost me so little, even in CND dollars.

Yeah, I basically think they have to be used wet to really be interesting… or worth the fuss of working with a loose product. It’s not like I’m new to loose, but I still far prefer pressed for overall ease of use!

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