Aura and Out
Colour Pop Aura and Out 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette is a new eyeshadow palette with five more matte eyeshadows, three shimmer eyeshadows, and one pressed glitter. The mattes were actually better-performing, while the shimmers left a bit to be desired. The matte shades were more substantial, more velvety with greater pigmentation without sheering out too readily. New Age applied decently, while Soul Sister was hard to apply without it turning patchy or emphasizing skin texture. Healing Heart was the easiest of the shimmers to use.
Colour Pop Young Love Pressed Powder Shadow
Young Love is a muted white with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a slightly drier, firmer consistency that I had to use with a heavier hand to pick up with a brush, though there was no fallout. It wore well for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably.
Colour Pop Energetics Pressed Glitter
Energetics has a clear base with small, multi-colored glitter that seemed to shift between pink, peach, and silver to green and aqua. It contains plastic (PET) glitter, and it is not intended for the immediate eye area. It had medium coverage (in the form of glitter) that had good dispersion and spreadability with a more adhesive base. It stayed on my skin with minimal movement for awhile, though there were some stray particles that had migrated over an eight-hour period.
Colour Pop Vibez (Aura and Out) Pressed Powder Shadow
Vibez (Aura and Out)
Vibez (Aura and Out) is a bright, bluish-aqua with cool undertones and a matte finish with sparkles woven throughout. Some of the sparkles did translate during application, though they were more prone to diffusing and spreading further out than one might intend as they weren’t that well-bound with the base product. The consistency was soft, velvety, and more substantial but lightly powdery with mild fallout during application. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that could be built up. It lasted well for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably.
Colour Pop Ur a Vision Pressed Powder Shadow
Ur a Vision
Ur a Vision is a medium-dark yellow with strong, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. There were faint sparkles woven throughout the finish, which did not translate onto the eye area (seemed to get trapped in my brush rather than resulted in fallout). It had opaque pigmentation that applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of color that was easy to blend out along the edge. It wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.
Colour Pop Fresh Cut Pressed Powder Shadow
Fresh Cut is a bright, light chartreuse green with warmer, yellower undertones at the edge and slightly less-warm overtone. The texture was soft, more substantial with a denser feel that wasn’t prone to being powdery but blended out with ease. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that didn’t sheer out too readily. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours before fading visibly and left a slight stain behind.
Colour Pop New Age Pressed Powder Shadow
New Age is a bright, bluish-aqua with cool undertones and a warmer, green-gold shift paired with a metallic finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, but the more emollient texture made it harder to apply it evenly. I noticed the product would push around slightly, which resulted in thicker, more uneven areas of coverage. I tried applying it with my fingertips, which didn’t seem to improve it much, and I found application with a dampened brush to yield the best results. It lasted well for eight hours before fading a bit.
Colour Pop Solar Hour Pressed Powder Shadow
Solar Hour is a deep yellow with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a firmer, stiffer texture that made it difficult to pick up product with a brush. I had the best luck using a subtle, jabbing motion to push product off of the surface of the pan and then picking it up with my brush. It had good color coverage that way, though building up was easiest, that blended out without too much effort. This shade wore well for eight hours before I noticed signs of fading.
Colour Pop Healing Heart Pressed Powder Shadow
Healing Heart is a bright, light chartreuse green with strong, warm yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. It had opaque color coverage that adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out well along the edges. The consistency was dense without being overly firm, so it picked up well with a brush and wasn’t prone to fallout. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.
Colour Pop Soul Sister Super Shock Shadow
Soul Sister is a light-medium, lime green with subtle, warmer undertones and cooler shimmer paired with a sparkling, frosted finish. It seemed like it was in the Super Shock formula, as it was a bit sponge-like to the touch and had moderate slip. It had semi-sheer coverage, which did not build up well, and it was patchy when applied no matter if I used a brush, wet brush, flat brush, or my fingertips. The formula seemed overly emollient, so the product seemed to push around and bunch up rather than spread or layer evenly. This shade lasted nicely for 10 hours without fading.
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