Colour Pop Boudoir Noir 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette is a new, limited edition 12-pan palette that includes a mix of matte, shimmer, and glitter shades. The overall color story had a more muted, yellow-to-olive leaning to it, which made it a little less redundant compared to other neutral palettes released by the brand.
The mattes were often pigmented but moderately powdery, so I’d definitely recommend applying one’s eyeshadow ahead of base products. The shimmers were drier and/or more loosely-pressed, so they were also prone to fallout and were better applied with a dampened brush.
Deja Vu is a light-medium yellow with strong, warm orange undertones and a matte finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, more velvety texture that was lightly powdery in the pan but only had light fallout during application if I wasn’t careful to tap off excess. It wore well for eight hours before fading a bit.
Goodnight is a light gold with strong, warm undertones and a smooth, metallic finish. The eyeshadow was richly pigmented, while the texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and blendable without being too firmly nor too loosely pressed into the pan. This shade lasted nicely for eight hours before showing signs of fading on me.
Body Language is a very light, golden brown with warm undertones and a lightly sparkling, frosted finish. It was more loosely-pressed in the pan, so there was light fallout when applied and blended out, though it had opaque color coverage. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.
Melt is a light-medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. It appeared lighter and warmer applied than it did in the pan. The texture was smooth, more velvety and substantial, but it had moderate powderiness. It had opaque pigmentation but sheered out somewhat when applied to bare skin. It wore well for eight hours before fading a bit.
Desire is a darker, mustard yellow with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out without difficulty. The consistency was soft, lightly powdery but not prone to sheering out. This shade lasted nicely for eight hours before fading noticeably.
ColourPop Bedtime Story Pressed Powder Shadow
Bedtime Story has a transparent base and is chocked full of smaller particle iridescent glitter and darker, gold glitter with some larger, hexagon-shaped iridescent glitter. It did contain plastic (PET) glitter and came with a warning that it was not intended for use around the eye area, so I tested it as a cheek highlighter only. The texture was more emollient and could be pushed around in the pan but felt lightly tacky and had good dispersion when applied to the skin. It had medium to semi-opaque “coverage” from the amount of glitter in it. There was noticeable migration after seven hours of wear.
Sleep In is a rich, deeper gold with strong, warm undertones and a bright, metallic finish. The texture felt more loosely-pressed in the pan but it had a creaminess to it that seemed to ensure it wasn’t prone to fallout. It had rich color payoff that stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.
Late Text is a medium green with muted, warm olive undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which adhered evenly to bare skin and diffused well along the edges. The texture was smooth, more velvety but somewhat powdery, so I had to be careful to avoid fallout during application. This shade lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.
Silk Sheets is a muted, light-medium brown with subtle, warm red undertones and a matte finish. The texture was smooth, velvety, and blendable with light to moderate powderiness. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, though it sheered out a bit when initially applied and had to be built back up. There were signs of fading present after eight hours of wear.
Vibin’ is a medium-dark brown with moderate, warm undertones and faint flecks of gold micro-sparkle over a matte finish. The texture was thinner and more firmly-pressed into the pan, which made it harder to pick up product and seemed to make the product more prone to darkening unevenly when applied to bare skin. It had opaque color payoff that wore well for eight hours before fading visibly, though there was fallout during application and later on during wear.
Nap is a medium, golden bronze with muted, warm undertones and a sparkling sheen. The eyeshadow had rich color payoff paired with a slightly drier consistency that was hard to apply to bare skin evenly–I had a ton of fallout as the product didn’t want to stick. It was better applied with a fingertip or a dampened brush. It lasted nicely for seven and a half hours before fading a bit.
Hot Toddy is a deep, olive green with muted, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage. The texture was slightly thinner, moderately powdery, and didn’t blend out as easily as I expected. It stayed on decently for eight hours before showing signs of fading.