ColourPop Cashmere Forever 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette includes three matte shades and two shimmer shades in purple/plum tones. I was quite impressed with the matte purple hues–they were quite pigmented and blendable, and these are often trickier shades to master. The shimmery lavender was rather sheer, which brought down the score of the palette a bit.
Softie is a pale lavender with cooler undertones and warmer, barely-there gold sparkle. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that didn’t build up without using a dampened brush. The texture was lightly emollient, so it wasn’t as prone to fallout as it could have been, which made it easier to work with. It wore nicely for eight hours before fading a bit.
Wanted is a light-medium lavender with strong, cool undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was smooth, more velvety, and a touch powdery but not prone to sheering out too readily. It was richly pigmented and stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.
ColourPop Grafting Pressed Powder Pigment
Grafting is a brighter, pink-berry with cool undertones and flecks of iridescent micro-sparkle over a more pearl-like finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff in a single layer, which applied fairly evenly to bare skin, but the texture was thinner and more firmly-pressed into the pan, so it required a heavier hand to pick up product on a dry brush. It lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.
Madison is a medium purple with cooler undertones and a matte finish. The texture was smooth, slightly powdery but blendable and yielded full color coverage in a single layer. It wore well for eight hours before showing signs of fading.
5th Ave is a deep plum with cooler undertones and a mostly matte finish. There was a touch of shimmer throughout, but it wasn’t visible nor did it result in fallout. The texture was soft, more firmly-pressed but not to the point where it became stiff, so it was fairly blendable on my lid. It had opaque color coverage that stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.