ColourPop x NBA Boston Celtics Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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ColourPop Boston Celtics 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Boston Celtics 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Boston Celtics 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Boston Celtics 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Boston Celtics 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Boston Celtics 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Boston Celtics 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Boston Celtics 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Boston Celtics 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Boston Celtics 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Boston Celtics 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Boston Celtics 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Boston Celtics 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Boston Celtics 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Boston Celtics 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Boston Celtics 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Boston Celtics 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Boston Celtics 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Boston Celtics 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Boston Celtics 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette
ColourPop Boston Celtics 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette

Boston Celtics

ColourPop Boston Celtics 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($14.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a new, limited edition nine-pan palette that featured three shimmery eyeshadows with six more matte eyeshadows in the team’s colors. The majority of the eyeshadows were pigmented, blendable, and lasted around eight hours, though there was some powderiness or light fallout to contend with overall.

Ingredients

Boston Celtics

LELimited Edition. $14.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
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ColourPop 17 Rings Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop 17 Rings Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop 17 Rings Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop 17 Rings Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop 17 Rings Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop 17 Rings Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop 17 Rings Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop 17 Rings Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop 17 Rings Pressed Powder Shadow

17 Rings

17 Rings is a bright white with a subtle, blue-green shifting pearl. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that applied well to bare skin and blended out without difficulty. The texture was soft, more loosely-pressed but not dry. It stayed on well 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.

17 Rings

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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ColourPop Lucky Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Lucky Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Lucky Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Lucky Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Lucky Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Lucky Pressed Powder Shadow

Lucky

Lucky is a light green with moderate, warm undertones and a frosted finish. The consistency was drier, more loosely-pressed, so there was light fallout and a tendency for the eyeshadow to apply a little unevenly and with more semi-opaque coverage. I’d recommend using it with a fingertip or a dampened brush to improve application and coverage. It lasted well 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.

Lucky

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
B-
B-
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
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ColourPop Back Bay Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Back Bay Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Back Bay Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Back Bay Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Back Bay Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Back Bay Pressed Powder Shadow

Back Bay

Back Bay is a light beige with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was almost cream-like as it had slip and felt velvety, which gave it a substantial feel on my skin–rather than being really powdery–and had opaque coverage. It wore well for eight 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.

Back Bay

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

Celtic Pride

Celtic Pride is a medium taupe-brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and matte finish. It had rich pigmentation paired with a smooth, velvety texture that applied evenly and blended out well. It stayed on well 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.

Celtic Pride

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A
A
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
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ColourPop Rivalry Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Rivalry Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Rivalry Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Rivalry Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Rivalry Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Rivalry Pressed Powder Shadow

Rivalry

Rivalry is a bright, minty green with strong, cool undertones and a metallic finish. The eyeshadow had opaque color payoff in one layer, which applied evenly to my lid and diffused nicely along the edges without being prone to fallout or sheering out. The texture was smooth to the touch, dense without being overly firm, and picked up well with a dry brush. It lasted 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 ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Rivalry

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

Tradition

Tradition is a light, pastel green with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was smooth, more velvety, and only lightly powdery, which helped it achieve full pigmentation in a single layer while remaining blendable. It wore 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 ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Tradition

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
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ColourPop Shamrock Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Shamrock Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Shamrock Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Shamrock Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Shamrock Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Shamrock Pressed Powder Shadow

Shamrock

Shamrock is a medium-dark grass green with subtle, warm undertones and lighter, cooler blue sparkle over a matte finish. The sparkles didn’t translate onto my lid, but they didn’t seem to wind up as visible fallout (I’d guess they got trapped in my brush). The texture was moderately powdery, and the fallout was more from the underlying green powder than the sparkles as a result. It had opaque color coverage that sheered out somewhat in practice. It stayed on well 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.

Shamrock

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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ColourPop Dynasty Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Dynasty Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Dynasty Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Dynasty Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Dynasty Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Dynasty Pressed Powder Shadow

Dynasty

Dynasty is a bright, medium green with strong, cool undertones and a pearly sheen with faint gold contrasting pearl. It had opaque color payoff in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out nicely. The texture was moderately dense, slightly thinner when picked up but not powdery or chunky. It lasted nicely 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.

Dynasty

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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ColourPop 1946 Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop 1946 Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop 1946 Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop 1946 Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop 1946 Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop 1946 Pressed Powder Shadow

1946

1946 is a rich, emerald green with strong, cool undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had a slightly drier, somewhat powdery texture, though it managed to yield full color payoff that blended out without too much extra effort. It wore well for eight 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.

1946

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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kjh Avatar

I think the grounding shades Back Bay and Celtic Pride are a great fit for these greens. Unlike, say, that deep matte red Byte in the Cyber palette, which left many readers saying ‘huh?’ These are great neutrals which could even do a twofer eye for work, without even thinking of the greens. The Celtics have a second set of uniforms in blue and yellow, for the BAA (Boston Athletic Association/the marathon) in memory of the bombing. Just sayin’. If these go to Ulta, this’ll sell out instantly south of Boston.

Deborah S. Avatar

As you all know, I am really a green person. I love every shade of green that exists. Having said that, I am not moved by this palette. Not sure why but just isn’t speaking to me. I do like the very deep 1946 but not enough to purchase the palette. I am a Boston Celtics fan, although not as much as when Larry Bird was playing. I haven’t followed basketball much since I moved to the back woods of Montana. Maybe when I relocate I will get back into following teams.

Alison Avatar

I’m a C’s fan, I have this palette, and of course I’m biased but it’s very good so I’m just going to write an overly long comment about what I think would have made it perfect re: shade names, which seem low-effort (ColourPop, next time you have a Boston or Massachusetts themed palette, I expect to be consulted).
Other NBA palettes have a shade named for the local area code, and being that Boston has an iconic one–617–I feel like that should have been a shade instead of a generic one like RiVaLrY. Next, why they chose Back Bay is a little mystifying when the Garden is in the West End.
In the liner set, I have no idea why they chose Acorn Street when Causeway Street or Atlantic Avenue would have made more sense. At very least if you’re going to pick a street in Beacon Hill, pick Charles Street, Beacon Street… something a little more recognizably Boston.
Alternative fan-approved shade names: The Hub (or The Hub of the Universe, if you like), North Station, Banners, The Garden, Parquet Floor

Alison Avatar

Additionally, should there ever be a second installment of the NBA collab and the Phoenix Suns get a palette, I have some ideas for shade names because I lived there for a long time (perhaps Christine can chime in too 😉

If there must be an area code shade, gotta go with the original one–602.

Others: South Mountain, America West or America West Arena, Biltmore, Sonoran, Saguaro, Hohokam, Superstition Wilderness (or Four Peaks), Loop 202 (or 7th Ave), Suicide Lane (too controversial to be realistic because of the word suicide but really the best Phoenix reference), Monsoon, Papago, Gila Monster (or Chuckwala!). Just avoid annoying ones like DrY hEaT or GoLdWaTeR.

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