ColourPop Bird of Paradise Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

 

Bird of Paradise

Colour Pop Bird of Paradise 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($12.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition (and Ulta-exclusive) palette that featured warmer, more orange- and red-toned shades with a mix of shimmers and mattes. The majority of the shades in the palette performed well; they were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. A few of the mattes were slightly powdery or a bit drier, but when the lowest-rated shade is an A-, I think the palette is doing pretty well!

 

Colour Pop So Fly Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop So Fly Pressed Powder Shadow

So Fly

So Fly is a bright, tangerine orange with strong, warm undertones and a metallic finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, cream-like texture that was dense without being too thick or too firmly pressed into the pan. The eyeshadow applied well to bare skin and blended out easily. It wore well for eight and a half hours fading noticeably on my skin.

Colour Pop Beak-a-Boo Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Beak-a-Boo Pressed Powder Shadow

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Beak-a-Boo

Beak-a-Boo is a soft, very light yellowed-peach with warm undertones and a bright, metallic sheen. It was deceptively shiny–very brightening when applied to skin! The texture was soft with light powderiness in the pan, but it applied evenly and blended out with ease in practice. It was richly pigmented and stayed on well for eight hours before fading a bit.

Colour Pop Cage Free Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Cage Free Pressed Powder Shadow

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Cage Free

Cage Free is a brighter, light-medium orange with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent color payoff in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out without issue. The texture was soft, lightly dusty in the pan but not prone to sheering out nor was fallout a problem. It lasted nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.

Colour Pop Perch Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Perch Pressed Powder Shadow

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Perch

Perch is a medium-dark coral-orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had opaque color coverage in one layer, while the consistency was soft, blendable, and not too firmly nor too loosely pressed into the pan. It wore well for eight hours on me before I noticed signs of fading.

Colour Pop Wing It Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Wing It Pressed Powder Shadow

Wing It

Wing It is a rich, deeper gold with strong, warm orange undertones and a metallic finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, creamy consistency that was dense without being too firmly pressed into the pan nor was it thick when applied to bare skin. This shade stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours before fading a bit.

Colour Pop Preen Queen Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Preen Queen Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Preen Queen Pressed Powder ShadowColour Pop Preen Queen Pressed Powder Shadow

Preen Queen

Preen Queen is a medium, orange-brown with warm undertones and flecks of gold sparkle over a matte finish. The sparkles didn’t translate during application, so it functioned as a matte finish. The consistency was soft, a little powdery in the pan, but it blended out well without losing its intensity nor did it have fallout. It had opaque color coverage that lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Colour Pop Golden Egg #2 Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Golden Egg #2 Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Golden Egg #2 Pressed Powder ShadowColour Pop Golden Egg #2 Pressed Powder Shadow

Golden Egg #2

Golden Egg #2 is a medium-dark copper with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage that applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of product. The consistency was slightly drier and didn’t seem as finely-milled as most of ColourPop’s eyeshadows, but I didn’t have any trouble working with it in practice. The color wore well for eight and a half hours I noticed signs of fading.

Colour Pop Pecking Order Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Pecking Order Pressed Powder Shadow

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Pecking Order

Pecking Order is a bright, medium-dark orange base with strong, warm golden shimmer throughout. The eyeshadow had a more loosely-pressed consistency, so I’d go in with a lighter hand to avoid fallout/excess product kicked up in the pan. The pigmentation was opaque, and the product applied evenly and blended out well. It lasted nicely for eight hours before fading a bit.

Colour Pop Hatched Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Hatched Pressed Powder Shadow

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Hatched

Hatched is a medium-dark orange with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was slightly firmer in the pan and felt thinner during application, so it took a heavier hand to pick up product evenly. It had opaque pigmentation in a single pass, which stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.

Formula Overview

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.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain: Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Mica (Ci 77019), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

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