ColourPop x Disney Elsa Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Elsa

Colour Pop Elsa 9-Pan Pressed Shadow Palette ($15.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette featuring a mix of shimmers and mattes that ranged from lavender to coral to burgundy. It’s one of the “cooler”-toned palettes the brand has released, and those who like their shifty shades, three are noticeable duochromes.  The products performed consistently with the ColourPop formula; they were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing with Water being the only eyeshadow shade that had real room for improvement.

The palette contains one Pressed Glitter (Flurry) and two Pressed Pigments (Awakened and Spindrift), which come with the warning that they are not intended to be used on the immediate eye area.

Elsa

LELimited Edition. $15.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
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Cuddle Close

Cuddle Close is a pale, whitish-beige base with pink-to-lavender shift paired with a more frosted finish. The texture was more loosely-pressed into the pan and on the clumpier side, so it applied better with pressing and patting motions or with fingertips to ensure a smoother, more even application of product. It had opaque coverage that wore nicely for eight hours before fading visibly on me.

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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Cuddle Close

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

Fire

Fire is a muted, dusty coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent pigmentation with a soft, lightly powdery texture that remained blendable and wasn’t prone to sheering out too readily. The eyeshadow stayed on well for eight hours before I noticed fading.

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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Fire

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

Northern Lights is a light-medium, warm pink base with gold-to-green shifting shimmer. It had excellent color coverage that applied well to bare skin and blended out easily without losing its intensity. The consistency was incredibly soft, so I’d use a lighter hand to prevent picking up too much product at once. It lasted well for eight hours before showing signs of fading.

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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Northern Lights

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

Gale

Gale is a medium lavender with warmer, pink undertones and golden shimmer throughout. The texture was slightly firmer and thinner compared to most of the brand’s shimmers, so it picked up best with a moderate hand (but had no powderiness or fallout). The pigmentation was opaque and applied evenly and blended out well over bare skin. It wore well for eight hours before fading a bit.

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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Gale

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Flurry

Flurry has a clear base with flecks of multi-colored glitter in small and medium-sized particles, including hexagon-shaped pieces. The larger hexagon-shaped particles were harder to keep in place and often flaked off during application and were the least likely to stay in place over time. It had semi-sheer to medium “coverage” (in the form of glitter) with decent standalone wear, but there was some migration/movement over an eight-hour period.

Pressed Glitters are not intended for use on the immediate eye area.

Flurry

LELimited Edition.
C+
C+
7.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total

Water

Water is a muted, medium blue with strong, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that was somewhat buildable, but it was a shade that needed a primer for the added help for grip and blendability. The texture was drier, more powdery, and it was prone to sheering out slightly. It lasted well for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably.

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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Water

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
C+
C+
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total
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Awakened

Awakened is a medium-dark burgundy with subtle, cool undertones and flecks of micro-sparkle over a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out well. The texture felt slightly drier to the touch but didn’t produce much in the way of fallout. It wore well for eight and a half 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." The way the Pressed Pigments differ is that they're not intended for usage on the immediate eye area.

The majority of the shades are semi-opaque to opaque in coverage, blend out fairly well, and can sometimes be a bit drier/more powdery compared to typical matte shades. They often wear eight to nine hours on me before fading, but many shades in the Pressed Pigment family leave some staining behind.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Pigment swatches.

NOTICE: All products categorized under "Pigment" carry a warning in the US that the product is "not intended for use in the immediate eye area." Brands in the US typically market these products as "Pigments" (instead of "Eyeshadow"), and there is often a warning on the back of packaging or the label. The product includes color additives that are not approved for usage on the eyes per the FDA. Some color additives in "Pigments" have no usage restrictions in the EU, per CosIng, and can be used on the eyes. We recommend checking ingredients to confirm current safety assessment/restrictions: FDA/CosIng.

Awakened

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Ice Crystals

Ice Crystals is a bright, medium silver with cool undertones and a metallic finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage that applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of product. The texture was smooth, soft to the touch, and dense without being too firmly-pressed or too thick, so it was easy to work with. It stayed on nicely for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ice Crystals

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

Spindrift

Spindrift is a deep burgundy with cool undertones and a matte finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, velvety texture that wasn’t too firmly- nor too loosely-pressed into the pan, so it picked up well with a brush and delivered opaque coverage but was still blendable and easy to work with. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading and left a subtle stain behind.

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." The way the Pressed Pigments differ is that they're not intended for usage on the immediate eye area.

The majority of the shades are semi-opaque to opaque in coverage, blend out fairly well, and can sometimes be a bit drier/more powdery compared to typical matte shades. They often wear eight to nine hours on me before fading, but many shades in the Pressed Pigment family leave some staining behind.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Pigment swatches.

NOTICE: All products categorized under "Pigment" carry a warning in the US that the product is "not intended for use in the immediate eye area." Brands in the US typically market these products as "Pigments" (instead of "Eyeshadow"), and there is often a warning on the back of packaging or the label. The product includes color additives that are not approved for usage on the eyes per the FDA. Some color additives in "Pigments" have no usage restrictions in the EU, per CosIng, and can be used on the eyes. We recommend checking ingredients to confirm current safety assessment/restrictions: FDA/CosIng.

Spindrift

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

Colour Pop Elsa 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette

Colour Pop Elsa 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette

Colour Pop Elsa 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette

Colour Pop Elsa 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette

ColourPop Elsa | Look Details

ColourPop Elsa | Look Details

ColourPop Elsa | Look Details

Colour Pop Cuddle Close Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Cuddle Close Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Cuddle Close Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Fire Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Fire Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Northern Lights Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Northern Lights Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Northern Lights Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Gale Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Gale Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Gale Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Flurry Pressed Glitter

Colour Pop Flurry Pressed Glitter

Colour Pop Flurry Pressed Glitter

Colour Pop Water Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Water Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Awakened Pressed Powder Pigment

Colour Pop Awakened Pressed Powder Pigment

Colour Pop Ice Crystals Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Ice Crystals Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Spindrift Pressed Powder Pigment

Colour Pop Spindrift Pressed Powder Pigment

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This *feels* like winter. So ColourPop definitely captured that vibe very well! I love it with the lone exception of that pressed glitter shade. I’d have to remove it and repurpose it for nail art. Water is a hard shade for brands to nail, so I’m not particularly mad at it.

Martha, it will be new to me, as I’ve never tried doing this before. But I’m guessing that if I lay down my polish first, then very carefully apply some of the glitter with a brush, pat it flat, then apply a gel topcoat, this may just work! Or it will be a total mess…🤷‍♀️

I like the feel of this palette, but it definitely puts me in mind of Nabla Poison Garden which I have and love in my stash. I would love to eventually get my hands on an amazing iteration of the shade Water.

Hmm, as a cool toned palette person, I am disappointed in this palette – two reds? A very watered down blue shade and some pinky numbers.
I just feel that this is a bit of a mish mash…

This is very wintry, but not something I need to own (thank goodness). Although I hate the glitters, I do love that they gave it the perfect name of Flurry.

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