In a Trance
ColourPop In a Trance 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette is a new, pastel-themed palette with a mix of blues and lavenders. It contained five (mostly) matte shades, three shimmer shades, and one pressed glitter shade. The mattes performed better than I expected; they were pigmented, though lightly to moderately powdery, blendable, and had decent wear. The shimmers were more of a mixed bag, and I have been finding that ColourPop’s pushed more toward drier, more loosely-pressed shimmers that don’t work as well with dry brushes as past shades have.
Colour Pop Clarity Super Shock Shadow
Clarity is pale white base with iridescent blue pearl that gave it a pearly sheen. It had medium coverage, which did not build up well, and it seemed to have the Super Shock formula (cream-to-powder eyeshadow). The texture felt lightly emollient, almost wet to the touch, but it applied unevenly and had a tendency to look patchy. I tried applying it with a flat brush as well as fingertips but found both methods disappointing–fingers were “best.” The color stayed in place for 10 hours without creasing, though.
Mind’s Eye is a medium lavender with subtle, warm undertones and warmer, golden shimmer that gave it a nearly metallic finish. The eyeshadow had nearly opaque color payoff in a single layer, which applied evenly and blended out with ease, though there was light fallout during initial application. The texture was soft, more loosely-pressed with some excess that kicked up in the pan if I didn’t use it a lighter hand with the product. This shade lasted well for eight hours before showing signs of fading.
Colour Pop Daydream Bby Pressed Powder Pigment
Daydream Bby is a bright, cotton candy pink with cooler, blue undertones and a mostly matte finish, though there a few sparkles strewn throughout. I didn’t feel like most of the sparkles translated onto my eye area, though. The texture was soft, somewhat powdery but not prone to fallout and didn’t sheer out too readily, but it was blendable along the edges. It had opaque pigmentation that stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.
Colour Pop Future Self Pressed Powder Shadow
Future Self is a pale, bluish-aqua with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. The texture was moderately powdery with light fallout during application, though it built up well and had way better coverage than I thought it would have. It had medium, buildable coverage that wore well for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably.
All Aura Again
All Aura Again has a clear base packed with small and medium-sized, multi-color glitter particles that shifted from warmer, gold, orange, and purple to almost lavender and green. It had a semi-sheer amount of coverage (in the form of glitter) that dispersed and spread easily across my skin. It had a more adhesive formula, as there was minimal migration over an eight-hour time period, but it did come with a warning that it was not intended for the eye area (and it contains plastic glitter).
Colour Pop Crown Chakra Pressed Powder Shadow
Crown Chakra is a light-medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color coverage in a single layer, but the texture was slightly drier and more loosely-pressed in the pan so it had light fallout. It applied more evenly and smoothly to the lid with a fingertip than with a dry or dampened brush. It lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.
Colour Pop Transcend Dance Pressed Powder Shadow
Transcend Dance is a bright, light-medium sky blue with cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. There were those faint sparkles strewn throughout the product, which didn’t add a lot to the actual application as they seemed to disappear. The consistency was moderately powdery, which yielded more semi-opaque coverage and light fallout. I was able to build up the color to mostly opaque coverage with a second layer. It stayed on nicely for seven and a half hours before fading visibly.
Own Ur Power
Own Ur Power is a medium lavender with strong, cool blue undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out well along the edges without losing its intensity. The texture was lightly powdery but didn’t seem prone to fallout or sheering out too readily. The color showed signs of fading after seven and a half hours on me.
Colour Pop Uplevel Pressed Powder Pigment
Uplevel is a medium lavender with warmer, pink undertones and a matte finish. The consistency felt slightly firmer initially but seemed to soften after a couple of uses as it was lightly powdery once I applied it to my eye for testing. It had good color payoff that adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out without difficulty. It lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.