ColourPop x Hocus Pocus Gather Round Sisters Palette Review & Swatches

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ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette
ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette

Gather Round Sisters

ColourPop Gather Round Sisters 15-Pan Shadow Palette ($26.00 for 0.60 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette in collaboration with the Hocus Pocus franchise. The palette contains a mix of mattes, sparkle-over-mattes, shimmers, and one pressed glitter, and generally, it performed consistently with more recent ColourPop palette releases (which isn’t really a compliment).

I’m not a fan of ColourPop’s increasing commitment to including a smattering of larger sparkle particles in an otherwise matte finish; this finish just results in extra fallout, little that translates to the lid, and doesn’t really seem to add anything to the formula–they’re the kind of matte shades that are already blendable (sometimes a bit of shimmer can make a shade more blendable). There are four shades that fall under that finish in this palette.

The Pressed Glitter has finer particle glitter and seems to have more of a base color than it being purely made out of glitter particles. Four shades were matte and had lightly to moderately powdery texture with two shades being under-performing. The shimmers were more consistent, though I felt three of the five shimmers were on the drier side and were best applied with a dampened brush for the smoothest application of product. I have found that more recent shimmer eyeshadows from the brand have been drier, which can result a more frosted, textured appearance rather than smooth and more metallic.

Brew Potion contains plastic (PET) glitter, and it is not intended for the immediate eye area. Night of Frolic and Dead Man’s Toe are also not intended for use in the immediate area as they include color additives that are not approved for use on the eye area by the FDA but would be considered safe for the eye area by EU.

Gather Round Sisters

LELimited Edition. $26.00.
B-
B-
7.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
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ColourPop Full Moon Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Full Moon Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Full Moon Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Full Moon Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Full Moon Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Full Moon Pressed Powder Shadow

Full Moon

Full Moon is a light, buttery yellow with warm undertones and flecks of micro-sparkle over a matte finish. The texture was moderately powdery with sparkles that did not bind with the rest of the product, so they either got trapped in my brush or contributed to fallout during application–very few managed to stay on my skin. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer that wore decently for seven and a half hours 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 ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Full Moon

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
B
B
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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ColourPop Hello, Salem Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Hello, Salem Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Hello, Salem Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Hello, Salem Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Hello, Salem Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Hello, Salem Pressed Powder Shadow

Hello, Salem

Hello, Salem is a darker peach with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent color coverage, but the consistency was quite powdery, which resulted in the product sheering out during application and having some fallout (even when I was careful to tap off excess). There were signs of fading present after seven and a half hours of wear.

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.

Hello, Salem

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
B+
B+
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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ColourPop Brew Potion Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Brew Potion Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Brew Potion Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Brew Potion Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Brew Potion Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Brew Potion Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Brew Potion Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Brew Potion Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Brew Potion Pressed Glitter

Brew Potion

Brew Potion is a darker, golden bronze with warm undertones and a glittering finish. This shade was listed as “not intended” for the immediate eye area as it did contain plastic (PET) glitter particles. It had more of a base color, so it was quite pigmented in a single layer and had a more emollient consistency–this did help more of the particles actually adhere to skin and minimized the chance of fallout. I’m not comfortable wearing it on my eye area myself, so I tested it as a highlighter, and there were some stray particles after eight hours of wear.

Brew Potion

LELimited Edition.
B
B
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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ColourPop On Toast Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop On Toast Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop On Toast Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop On Toast Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop On Toast Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop On Toast Pressed Powder Shadow

On Toast

On Toast is a light, golden brown with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had rich pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was moderately powdery with some fallout during application when blended out. It lasted 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 ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

On Toast

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
B+
B+
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
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ColourPop Coven Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Coven Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Coven Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Coven Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Coven Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Coven Pressed Powder Shadow

Coven

Coven is a medium-dark, reddish-brown with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of gold micro-sparkle over a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff that could be built up to full coverage, though there was some fallout due to the more powdery texture as well as the sparkles that did not bind with the rest of the powder. The eyeshadow was blendable and wore for eight hours 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 ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Coven

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
B
B
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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ColourPop Come Little Children Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Come Little Children Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Come Little Children Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Come Little Children Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Come Little Children Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Come Little Children Pressed Powder Shadow

Come Little Children

Come Little Children is a light, golden taupe with warmer undertones and flecks of silver sparkle over a matte finish. The sparkles just made an eyeshadow that wouldn’t have been prone to fallout… have fallout, both during the initial application and during blending. The only upside was all of the sparkles fell out during application so there wasn’t additional fallout during wear! The base color had opaque coverage with a soft, blendable, and moderately powdery texture. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me before 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 ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Come Little Children

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
B
B
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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ColourPop Tis Firm Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Tis Firm Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Tis Firm Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Tis Firm Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Tis Firm Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Tis Firm Pressed Powder Shadow

Tis Firm

Tis Firm is a brighter, medium coppery-red with warm undertones and flecks of gold and pink sparkle. It had opaque color payoff in a single layer, which applied fairly evenly to bare skin. The texture was smooth, lightly emollient, and dense without being overly firm in the pan. It stayed on decently for seven and a half 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 ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Tis Firm

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
B
B
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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ColourPop Thackery Binx Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Thackery Binx Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Thackery Binx Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Thackery Binx Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Thackery Binx Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Thackery Binx Pressed Powder Shadow

Thackery Binx

Thackery Binx is a medium, reddish-plum with subtle, warm undertones and a frosted finish. The consistency felt drier, more loosely-pressed, but it lacked the emollient slip I’ve come to expect from the brand’s shimmers. It did not improve with fingertip application–it had to be applied with a dampened brush, which helped to bind the powder together so that it would adhere evenly and smoothly to the lid.

Applied dry, it was patchy and had a fair amount of fallout. It had good pigmentation but instantly sheered out to more medium coverage due to the texture. It wore decently 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 ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Thackery Binx

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
C
C
6.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
76%
Total
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ColourPop Yabbos Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Yabbos Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Yabbos Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Yabbos Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Yabbos Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Yabbos Pressed Powder Shadow

Yabbos

Yabbos is a deep, olive green with strong, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had excellent pigmentation with a soft, smooth consistency that wasn’t too firmly nor too softly pressed into the pan. The eyeshadow picked up well with a dry brush and had good, smooth adhesion. This shade 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 ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Yabbos

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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ColourPop I Call It a Bus Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop I Call It a Bus Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop I Call It a Bus Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop I Call It a Bus Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop I Call It a Bus Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop I Call It a Bus Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop I Call It a Bus Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop I Call It a Bus Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop I Call It a Bus Pressed Powder Shadow

I Call It a Bus

I Call It a Bus is a deep black with multi-colored, fine sparkle throughout. There were a few sparkles that translated to my skin when applied, but most of them got lost in my brush or dropped off my lid. The texture was soft, lightly powdery–though not as powdery as most more matte shades were in the palette–with opaque color payoff. It stayed on decently for eight 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.

I Call It a Bus

LELimited Edition. $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 Wench Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Wench Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Wench Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Wench Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Wench Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Wench Pressed Powder Shadow

Wench

Wench is a light, golden pewter with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had opaque color coverage that adhered evenly to bare skin, but the texture was drier and more loosely-pressed–but powdery as a result–so it did not sit smoothly. I tried to apply it by pressing it on with a fingertip, but it just wasn’t enough to help the product bind together. I’d recommend using a dampened brush to get a smoother lay down of product. It wore well for seven and a half 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 ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Wench

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
B
B
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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ColourPop Night of Frolic Pressed Powder Pigment
ColourPop Night of Frolic Pressed Powder Pigment
ColourPop Night of Frolic Pressed Powder Pigment
ColourPop Night of Frolic Pressed Powder Pigment
ColourPop Night of Frolic Pressed Powder Pigment
ColourPop Night of Frolic Pressed Powder Pigment

Night of Frolic

Night of Frolic is a medium, reddish-burgundy with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had medium pigmentation that was buildable to semi-opaque coverage with a second or third layer. The texture was moderately powdery, which resulted in the product sheering out a bit and some fallout–even when I was trying to avoid it the best I could. It was the most blendable shade, and I felt like I had to lay it down and barely blend the edges to avoid it lifting off or turning patchy. It stayed on 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." 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 ColourPop 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.

Night of Frolic

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
C+
C+
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
77%
Total
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ColourPop Dead Man's Toe Pressed Powder Pigment
ColourPop Dead Man's Toe Pressed Powder Pigment
ColourPop Dead Man's Toe Pressed Powder Pigment
ColourPop Dead Man's Toe Pressed Powder Pigment
ColourPop Dead Man's Toe Pressed Powder Pigment
ColourPop Dead Man's Toe Pressed Powder Pigment

Dead Man's Toe

Dead Man’s Toe is a deeper, purple-berry with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It was fairly powdery with a drier, thin consistency that yielded more semi-sheer to medium coverage that was hard to build up. The first time I tried to use this palette, I used this in the crease, and it was a disaster. The product did not apply evenly, and the more I tried to build up the color, the less color that adhered at all.

There was so much fallout, too, and excess product kicked up in the pan. What little color translated to my skin stayed on for seven hours from what I could tell. I tried it over primer, too, and it was not much improved–slightly less sheerness but still similar application issues with respect to building up color and blending it out.

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 ColourPop 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.

Dead Man's Toe

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
F
F
4
Product
7
Pigmentation
4
Texture
7.5
Longevity
1
Application
52%
Total
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ColourPop Bewitched Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Bewitched Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Bewitched Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Bewitched Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Bewitched Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Bewitched Pressed Powder Shadow

Bewitched

Bewitched is a medium-dark, olive green with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had medium pigmentation that was buildable to semi-opaque coverage. The texture was lightly powdery, slightly drier, but it was blendable and easy enough to use. It wore well 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 ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Bewitched

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
B
B
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total
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ColourPop Goodbye Cruel World Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Goodbye Cruel World Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Goodbye Cruel World Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Goodbye Cruel World Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Goodbye Cruel World Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Goodbye Cruel World Pressed Powder Shadow

Goodbye Cruel World

Goodbye Cruel World is a blackened brown with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was lightly creamy with some slip but still had opaque color payoff achieved in a single layer with a dry brush. It applied evenly and blended out without difficulty. This shade stayed on nicely 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 ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Goodbye Cruel World

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
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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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A few of the shadows must be pretty powdery or packaged carelessly, to have messed up the cardboard around them. There are quite a few beautiful shades in this and my eye was drawn right away to Brew Potion but I wouldn’t use a product with a warning like that. Others may feel comfortable using it somewhere (under lower lashes, maybe) but I’ve had retinal tears in both eyes and just wouldn’t mess with something like that. I’ll look for dupes. Yabbos, Wench and Good Bye Cruel World are all really lovely looking.

I hate that brands put non eye safe glitters in eyeshadow products like this. I’ve also had retinal tears and it just frustrates me when companies add these potentially dangerous pieces. I won’t touch a palette by Colourpop that features a pressed glitter, which sadly is quite a few of them.

No surprises there (that we both like the same shades) – we almost always have the same colour preferences. I’ve never bought anything from Colour Pop because they’re not available in stores and I just don’t like ordering stuff this way but they’ve had so many excellent shadows that have really tempted me. But as others have been saying, they really do release too much and too often and it’s really starting to show in their falling standards, it seems.

Because I know that there are many fans of this franchise, there is bound to be much disappointment over this subpar palette. ColourPop needs to QUIT it with both those unsafe pressed glitters and those impossible mattes with the suspended glitter particles. These are bringing down the quality of their eyeshadows quite a bit. Now to purchase Fyrinnae Tardigrade, because Yabbos is perfect for fall, and Tardigrade looks nearly identical!

The packaging is cute, but I’ve never seen the movie, so I don’t need it for that. Overall, very underwhelming for a Halloween collection. Halloween is a perfect time to have fun & take risks (with wild colors, of course!), but this does neither. The only risk is for anyone using the PET glitter shadow around their eyes! And can they please, please, please stop making glitter mattes? Please? Does anybody like them?

It’s officially time to consider Colourpop on the downswing. I do believe they are still capable of putting out quality products, but we are seeing way more misses than hits these days. While this palette isn’t a complete flop, I think many would agree there has been a noticeable difference in quality (and a lack of listening to customers’ desires – i.e. not placing unsafe glitters in the majority of palettes). I have also noticed that they are having a hard time keeping single shadows of any kind in stock, which is frustrating for someone who is disinterested in the majority of their built palettes.

I feel the same way. Coloupop was the first brand that got me really into makeup and I loved them for so long, but they are just really missing the mark for the last year or so.

It hurts my soul that these are so iffy. Hocus Pocus was my fave when I was young 🙁

Dang it Colourpop, you had one job.

Maybe some 9 pan palettes based off of the three witches would have been better?

Goodbye Cruel World is the only one that looks interesting to me, but I’m certainly not buying a palette just for one color (though I’ve done it before) and I own Makeup Geek Steampunk, so I’m good.

Shame about the rest of the palette.

If CP can get Yabbos and Goodbye Cruel World so right (gorgeous shades), you would have to wonder why they didn’t do the rest of the palette to this quality. Again, the brand’s fascination with reds continues. Brew Potion could have been a stunning shade if it were done in Yabbos’s formula.
The brand has seriously lost the plot.

I really only want it for the packaging at this point considering the quality isn’t there 🙁 but I’m obviously not about to waste $26 +shipping & tax just for that.

At this point, CP should make more z-palettes with nice packaging, inserts, and restock their singles. They won’t though.

WOW, Mulan was also a 15-pan and was only $22, this one is $26? I think I will skip this because I hate those “mattes with glitter” and I hate the glitters. I was surprised that I disliked the Mulan palette as much as I did. $26 saved!

Colourpop, whyyyyyy. I don’t understand the logic behind the micro sparkle in the matte shades, and PET glitter in what could potentially be the most metallic shade in the palette. What is happening? CP used to be a great brand and they’re digging themselves into a hole of mediocrity and cheap tricks.

…and Christine saves me $$$ again! Thank you, baby! XOX
Now i wish i’d bought the latest PMG palette with the 10% off code; i only have the 2 DIvine Roses and Opulence.

I am soooo sick of mattes with glitter in them. I’m sick of palettes with non eye safe ‘eyeshadows’ in them too. Between the PET glitter, the sub par performance, and the cultural appropriation with the Sandstone collection, I’m over Colour Pop. Thanks for the honest review, as always.

I’m surprised to see the comments for this palette are so negative, I think it’s looks really pretty? I personally really like their mattes with glitter, I find they’re the only brand where the glitter will actually be visible on the eye, especially if I apply with a brush and then go back in with a bit of the eyeshadow on my finger. The Mulan palettes is one of my absolute favourites, so I’m excited to get this!

I agree – everyone seemed to HATE Wild Nothing and I initially had reservations but I got it (on sale) and I actually really like it. It’s too light, it’s too boring, where are my deep saturated shades???? Well, here they are and still no one seems to be happy. 😐

And I LOVE the Colourpop glitters. LOVE THEM. I just got the Mulan palette yesterday, I haven’t used it yet but it looks very versatile.

I think some people thrive on being perpetually outraged, but I’m just f***ing tired for most of it, getting mad about makeup just seems like a waste of energy to me… Sephora NZ “lost” my Pat McGrath MTHRSHP Rose Decadence palette and it’s now sold out and I’m like … *shrug* $&!# happens, I guess.

I don’t blame you for not putting the glitter on your eyes. The palette even says on it that the plastic pieces of glitter in the formula aren’t safe for the eye area. It’s fucking criminal at this point for companies to keep doing this. I like Colourpop, but I haven’t purchased a palette from them in years because of this crap and if they don’t knock it off I may just boycott the brand until they change.

I have the same thoughts, though I will admit I have noticed inconsistencies in their products and I do not like their constant use of PET glitter. Other than those two gripes, I think they put out mostly well packaged, blendable eyeshadows that will satisfy a wide range of skin tones and customer preferences. Plus, they’re inexpensive! I look forward to this palette, mostly for collector reasons but I’ll definitely use it when I receive it.

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