All Things Equinox
Colour Pop All Things Equinox 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette is a new, limited edition (limited life? where nothing is truly permanent but gets restocked at least once?) nine-pan palette featuring four matte shades, one sparkle-matte, and four shimmery shades. The palette was a more unique offering relative to other pre-made palettes from the brand in the last year or so.
I noticed that a few shades applied differently in color than they appeared in the pan, which made it a little harder to use in practice. The performance was solid; most shades were pigmented, blendable, and lasted eight hours, though a few were a little powdery or prone to fallout.
Kindred is a very light, bright pink with subtle, warm undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque, buildable color payoff that adhered well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of product. The texture was lightly creamy, moderately dense, and easy to work with. It stayed on well for eight hours before showing signs of fading.
Infinity is a bright, light taupe-brown with moderate, warm undertones and a metallic finish. The consistency was smooth, lightly creamy, and dense without being too firmly pressed into the pan. It had rich color coverage that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out with ease. This shade lasted nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.
Colour Pop Sky High Pressed Powder Shadow
Sky High is a dirty, gray-lavender with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It applied much cooler-toned than it appeared in the pan. The texture was slightly firmer to the point where I felt like it was on the stiffer side, but with a heavier hand, it was workable to pick up product and still get nearly opaque coverage in a single layer. There were signs of fading present after eight hours of wear.
Colour Pop Stellar Pressed Powder Shadow
Stellar is a bright pop of pinky-lavender with subtle, warm undertones and barley-there flecks of sparkle over a matte finish. It had medium, buildable pigmentation but needed a primer to appear opaque due to the more powdery texture. There was also some fallout to contend with during application due to the level of powderiness and tendency to sheer out from this particular shade. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.
Moonrise is a brighter, deep pink-lavender with warmer undertones and flecks of purple and gold pearl that gave it a metallic finish. The consistency was smooth, lightly creamy without being too dense or too firmly-pressed into the pan, so it picked up well with a dry brush. It had rich color coverage that adhered evenly to bare skin and wore nicely for eight hours before fading a bit.
Colour Pop Lil Dipper Pressed Powder Shadow
Lil Dipper is a soft, lighter taupe with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color payoff in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out without issue. The texture was smooth to the touch, slightly firmer than is typical for the brand but not stiff to work with. It lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.
Colour Pop Nebula Pressed Powder Shadow
Nebula is a muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had excellent pigmentation that applied well to bare skin, as the product was blendable, not prone to fallout, and picked up well with a dry brush. The texture was lightly powdery in the pan but not problematic in practice. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading a bit.
Intergalactic is a brighter, medium-dark plummy-brown base with flecks of green-to-blue shifting sparkle over a metallic finish. It had a more loosely-pressed consistency, so it applied with less fallout when used with a fingertip or a dampened brush compared to application with a dry brush. It had opaque pigmentation that adhered evenly and blended out well, though. There was noticeable fading after eight hours of wear.
Colour Pop Alter Ego Pressed Powder Shadow
Alter Ego is a medium, warmer mauve with flecks of silver sparkle over a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a moderately powdery texture, which resulted in some fallout. The sparkles adhered to bare skin but were too readily dispersed when blended, so it was best applied in gentle patting/pressing motions to mitigate the fallout and movement. It wore well for eight hours well but had some additional fallout over time.