ColourPop Hola Chola Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Hola Chola

Colour Pop Hola Chola 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($18.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new eyeshadow palette that features all matte finishes across more muted, neutral hues. For someone on the hunt for a slew of more muted neutrals with a good range from light to dark, this might be a real gem. I can see it being a workhorse palette for matte and neutral lovers. All of the shades were pigmented and long-wearing with a few shades that were a little powdery or required more effort to blend out. At a glance, it gave me Viseart Neutral Mattes vibes, but I think this palette runs deeper.

Colour Pop Shy Girl Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Shy Girl Pressed Powder Shadow

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Shy Girl

Shy Girl is a muted white with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It appeared yellowish in the pan, but swatched much lighter, brighter, and cooler. The texture was dense, more substantial, and almost cream-like, though there was some powderiness present in the pan. It had opaque pigmentation that applied evenly with a touch of fallout if I wasn’t careful. It wore nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.

Colour Pop Lil Smiley Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Lil Smiley Pressed Powder Shadow

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Lil Smiley

Lil Smiley is a light, buttery yellow with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was smooth, dense, and felt more substantial than most of the brand’s mattes, which gave it a bit of creaminess. It had opaque pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin and had almost no fallout, which was a surprised based on the color and finish. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading a bit.

Colour Pop Cholita Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Cholita Pressed Powder Shadow

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Cholita

Cholita is a medium-dark beige with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too powdery nor too firmly pressed into the pan. It lasted well for eight hours before I noticed signs of fading.

Colour Pop Chicana Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Chicana Pressed Powder Shadow

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Chicana

Chicana is a muted, dirty brown with subtle, warm olive undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation with a soft, smooth texture that was velvety to the touch and a smidgen powdery in the pan. The eyeshadow applied evenly to bare skin without sheering out too readily but remained blendable along the edges. It wore nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.

Colour Pop Lil B Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Lil B Pressed Powder Shadow

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Lil B

Lil B is a light brown with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was opaque, while the texture was soft, lightly powdery in the pan, but it adhered well to bare skin and blended out well along the edges. This shade stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Lil B

A-

Permanent in Palette

Colour Pop Chula Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Chula Pressed Powder Shadow

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Chula

Chula is a light-medium brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had opaque color payoff in a single layer, which adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out well. The consistency was soft without being too powdery nor was it too firmly pressed in the pan, though there was a bit of excess product kicked up in the pan. It lasted well for eight hours before fading a bit.

Chula

A

Permanent in Palette

Colour Pop Loca Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Loca Pressed Powder Shadow

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Loca

Loca is a light-medium brown with strong, warm orange undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out easily along the edges. The texture was soft without being too powdery, which made it easy to work with. This shade wore well for eight hours before fading visibly on my skin.

Top DupesFormula OverviewSephora Woodland (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar).Too Faced Peach Cobbler (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar).KKW Beauty Family (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar).Colour Pop Fade In (PiP, $6.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar).Colour Pop Good Thing (LE, $4.50) is darker (90% similar).Sephora Boots (PiP, ) is more muted, cooler (90% similar).Urban Decay WTF (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).Urban Decay Heist (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar).Colour Pop Abu (LE, $4.50) is darker (90% similar).Huda Beauty Warm Browns #9 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar).

Loca

A

Permanent in Palette

Colour Pop Chingona Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Chingona Pressed Powder Shadow

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Chingona

Chingona is a muted, medium-dark red with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had ultra-fine shimmer that didn’t impact the finish but seemed to help the blending. The texture was soft, a little drier to the touch compared to most shades in the palette, but it was blendable on my skin. It had opaque color coverage that stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Colour Pop Ruca Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Ruca Pressed Powder Shadow

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Ruca

Ruca is a medium-dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. There was barely-there, ultra-fine pearl through it, but it helped with blending while it retained its more matte look in practice. The texture was smooth to the touch, a little thinner but didn’t prove to be problematic during application as it blended out well. It had opaque color coverage that lasted well for eight hours before fading a bit.

Ruca

A-

Permanent in Palette

Colour Pop Gata Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Gata Pressed Powder Shadow

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Gata

Gata is a medium, bluish-gray with a semi-matte finish. The texture was slightly thinner and drier, which resulted in a powder that was harder to really diffuse and blend perfectly. It was workable with enough effort or cheating it by using another shade to help diffuse the edge (like one of the lighter browns in the palette). It had good color coverage that wore well for eight hours before I noticed signs of fading.

Gata

B

Permanent in Palette

Colour Pop Sad Girl Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Sad Girl Pressed Powder Shadow

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Sad Girl

Sad Girl is a deep taupe with cool, purplish undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage that was buildable to opaque coverage with less than a second layer. The texture was lightly powdery in the pan, a little thin, but it adhered decently bare skin. The issue I had was that it wasn’t as blendable as ideal, and it seemed more prone to emphasizing skin texture compared to other shades. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Colour Pop Lil Smokey Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Lil Smokey Pressed Powder Shadow

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Lil Smokey

Lil Smokey is a deep black with subtle, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. The eyeshadow had rich color coverage that adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out without difficulty, though the texture was a bit firmer and stiffer in the pan. It needed a heavier hand or to be built up in layers if using a softer touch. It lasted nicely for eight hours before fading a bit.

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.

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