ColourPop x Summer 2017 Pressed Powder Shadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches (Part 1)

01/04

Colour Pop Blow Fish Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Blow Fish Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Blow Fish Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Blow Fish Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Blow Fish Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Blow Fish Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Blow Fish Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Blow Fish Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Blow Fish Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Blow Fish Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Blow Fish Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Blow Fish Pressed Powder Shadow

Blow Fish

ColourPop Blow Fish Pressed Powder Shadow ($5.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a soft, pale yellow with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The consistency was soft, finely-milled, and just a smidgen dusty in the pan, but it applied well to bare skin with rich pigmentation and blended out effortlessly. It lasted for eight hours on me before fading.

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.

Ingredients

BORON NITRIDE, DIMETHICONE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, LAUROYL LYSINE, TALC, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DIMETHICONOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, TIN OXIDE, BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492), MICA (CI 77019), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).

Blow Fish
Blow Fish
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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01/06

Colour Pop Ready or Yacht Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Ready or Yacht Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Ready or Yacht Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Ready or Yacht Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Ready or Yacht Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Ready or Yacht Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Ready or Yacht Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Ready or Yacht Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Ready or Yacht Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Ready or Yacht Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Ready or Yacht Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Ready or Yacht Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Ready or Yacht Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Ready or Yacht Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Ready or Yacht Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Ready or Yacht Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Ready or Yacht Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Ready or Yacht Pressed Powder Shadow

Ready or Yacht

ColourPop Ready or Yacht Pressed Powder Shadow ($5.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a light, peachy orange with warm undertones and a sparkling, frosted finish. It had excellent pigmentation that applied fairly evenly to the lid, but the consistency was looser in the pan and the larger sparkle seemed to make the eyeshadow sheer out a bit when blended. With a dampened brush, this applied just fine, but dry, it had some fallout. The color wore well for eight hours on me before fading.

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.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Talc, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Palmitic Acid, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Ready or Yacht
B+

Permanent in Palette

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

01/04

Colour Pop Salt Water Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Salt Water Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Salt Water Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Salt Water Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Salt Water Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Salt Water Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Salt Water Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Salt Water Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Salt Water Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Salt Water Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Salt Water Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Salt Water Pressed Powder Shadow

Salt Water

ColourPop Salt Water Pressed Powder Shadow ($5.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish copper with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had opaque color payoff that applied well to bare skin. The eyeshadow had a soft, smooth consistency in the pan that made for a very blendable product on the lid that also went on evenly. It started to show signs of fading 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.

Browse all of our Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

DIMETHICONE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, BORON NITRIDE, SILICA, LAUROYL LYSINE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, DIMETHICONOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, TALC, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, TIN OXIDE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), MICA (CI 77019), RED 40 LAKE (CI 16035), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140).

Salt Water
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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01/04

Colour Pop Beach Blanket Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Beach Blanket Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Beach Blanket Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Beach Blanket Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Beach Blanket Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Beach Blanket Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Beach Blanket Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Beach Blanket Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Beach Blanket Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Beach Blanket Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Beach Blanket Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Beach Blanket Pressed Powder Shadow

Beach Blanket

ColourPop Beach Blanket Pressed Powder Shadow ($5.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage, though it took two layers for full coverage, that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out nicely. The consistency was smooth, soft without being dusty or too thin. 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.

Ingredients

SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, TALC, BORON NITRIDE, ZINC STEARATE, LAUROYL LYSINE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, SILICA, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DIMETHICONOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), MICA (CI 77019), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

01/04

Colour Pop Sea Stars Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Sea Stars Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Sea Stars Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Sea Stars Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Sea Stars Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Sea Stars Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Sea Stars Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Sea Stars Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Sea Stars Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Sea Stars Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Sea Stars Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Sea Stars Pressed Powder Shadow

Sea Stars

ColourPop Sea Stars Pressed Powder Shadow ($5.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium brown with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. It had fantastic color payoff that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out with little effort. The texture was smooth, finely-milled, and almost creamy as it had substance but was still very blendable. This shade lasted for eight and a half 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.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Sea Stars
Sea Stars
A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
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01/04

Colour Pop Cannonball Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Cannonball Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Cannonball Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Cannonball Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Cannonball Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Cannonball Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Cannonball Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Cannonball Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Cannonball Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Cannonball Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Cannonball Pressed Powder Pigment
Colour Pop Cannonball Pressed Powder Pigment

Cannonball

ColourPop Canonball Pressed Pigment ($5.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. This seemed like a great example of what a “true orange” is. The downside is that it’s actually a Pressed Pigment, which is code for “not safe for eyes.” It was richly pigmented and had a soft, blendable consistency that applied well without losing its intensity. I had initially worn it as an eyeshadow, where it lasted for eight hours, but I re-tested it as a blush, where it lasted for almost nine hours on me.

Formula Overview

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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.

Ingredients

SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, BORON NITRIDE, TALC, ZINC STEARATE, LAUROYL LYSINE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, SILICA, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DIMETHICONOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), MICA (CI 77019), RED 40 LAKE (CI 16035), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985).

Cannonball
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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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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Ready or Yacht is a likely purchase for me — a little warm sparkle would hit the spot. Salt Water and Sea Stars also caught my eye, but I have close-enough dupes (ABH China Rose and UD Riff respectively) so I can consider that money saved.

Loving Blowfish and Salt Water! I likely can dupe both, along with the rest of these. Yep, I do have MAC Rule. Need to bring that one out again soon!

Wow, these are all beautiful and reviewed really well. You have to hand it to Colour Pop, they are pretty consistent in there production.

Very pretty orangey shades for summer and a gorgeous eye look going there Christine.
I am not sure that its worth purchasing these colours as singles, seeing that so many palettes include these shades in them now.

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