ColourPop 143 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette is a new, limited edition five-pan pink-themed palette that included one true matte, one sparkly matte, one pressed glitter, and two shimmer shades. The mattes performed well, but the shimmers/glitter were not quite as on par with past releases. The pressed glitter definitely dragged down the rating, though, as it wasn’t as emollient or as well-dispersing as the formula typically has been in my experience.
Aww is a light pink with strong, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was smooth, creamy, and a little more emollient than ideal for most versatile use. I’d recommend applying it with a fingertip, which helped the eyeshadow apply evenly and not move around as much compared to a brush, which sometimes resulted in more uneven coverage. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage. It wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.
QT is a brighter, medium pink with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had rich pigmentation with a soft, lightly powdery consistency, but it was substantial enough not to sheer out when applied to bare skin while still blending out with ease along the edges. It lasted nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.
ColourPop My Boo Pressed Glitter
My Boo has a transparent base with flecks of smaller and much larger glitter particles that seemed to be more of a pastel mix of orange, lavender, pink, and blue. This shade has plastic (PET) glitter and is not intended for use around the eye area. The consistency was slightly drier than a lot of the brand’s pressed glitters, so it had more fallout and less hold over time. It had semi-sheer coverage that could have dispersed better as well. There was noticeable migration after six hours of wear.
LOML is a vivid, medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. There were faint sparkles woven throughout, but they did not bind well with the underlying color. I noticed that there was very little fallout during application, so it appeared that a lot of those flecks of sparkle disappeared (likely trapped in my brush!), and the shade was blendable without being prone to sheering out. This shade had opaque color coverage that wore well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly, though there was slight staining after removal.
Lub is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with subtle, cool undertones and a frosted finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a moderately dense, slightly firmer consistency that worked best with more of a pushing motion to pick up product off the surface of the pan. I’d recommend pressing it into place before blending, which helped to minimize fallout. It lasted well for eight and a half hours and left a faint stain behind.