ColourPop Amor 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette



ColourPop Amor 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette is a new release that includes two true mattes, one sparkle matte, one pressed glitter, and one shimmer shade. The color story was cohesive and should be able to be used on its own for the most part (one may need to bring in a preferred brow bone and/or a transition depending on skin tone depth), but there was a good amount of contrast between the lightest and darkest matte shades. I think the palette would have been better served by a light-medium to mid-tone shimmer over a glitter, though. The quality was decent across the board with the glitter being as it expected (but not amazing) and the sparkly matte shade having minor issues (as expected).


Passion is a darker, rosy beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation with a soft, moderately powdery texture that sheered out a bit during application, though fallout wasn’t much of an issue. It lasted well for seven and a half hours before showing signs of fading.


Romeo is a medium-dark pink with moderate, warm undertones paired with flecks of cooler pink sparkle over more of a matte base. The consistency was soft, somewhat powdery, and blendable, but the sparkles had a tendency to flyaway or blend past the base pigment during application. The eyeshadow had opaque color coverage that stayed on well for eight hours, but there was a bit of fallout over time.

ColourPop Affair Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Affair Pressed Glitter


Affair has a transparent base chocked full of fine and mid-sized pink, peach, and lavender glitter particles. It had medium coverage from the amount of glitter in it, which could be built up a bit. The texture was emollient and could be pushed around slightly in the pan with some pressure, but the majority of the glitter adhered well to the skin and had good dispersion of particles. As a cheek highlighter, there was some migration present after eight hours of wear, though most of it stayed in place. This shade contains plastic (PET) glitter and is not intended to be worn near the eye area.


Woo is a medium-dark plum with moderate, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that was dense without being overly thick or too firmly pressed into the pan. The eyeshadow applied well to bare skin and lasted nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.


Darling is a medium-dark berry with strong, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage with a smooth, moderately dense consistency that wasn’t overly firm or stiff to work with but wasn’t as powdery as most of the brand’s matte shadows tend to be. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours, though it left a slight stain behind.