Fri. Mar 22nd, 2019

ColourPop Just My Luck Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Just My Luck

Colour Pop Just My Luck 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($12.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, permanent (!) green-themed palette that the brand specifically created without “teal” or “brown” — all green, you know? I think the palette is better thought of as a complementary palette; it’s for someone who either loves greens and sees the nuance between every shade or wants to add green to their line-up and be done in an instant. To that end, I decided to show the palette in two ways: a cooler-toned look and a warmer-toned look. You’ll likely want to add-in your go-to brow bone highlighter and perhaps a few favorite transition shades, depending on the look you’re going for.

Most of the shades were pigmented, blendable, long-wearing, and easy to work with–and there was a good range of depth, undertone, and finish. The only shade that gave me trouble as Act Natural, which was a little thinner in texture and took longer to spread and blend out than the other shades but was workable.

It actually had more similarity to Melt’s Smoke Sessions than I would have thought off-hand, but ColourPop’s take includes more mattes and has more mid-tones, which gives this palette a lighter feel in comparison (I did a similar cool-toned/warm-toned take with Smoke Sessions here, which shows how much darker, smokier Smoke Sessions turns out).

Colour Pop Chances Are Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Chances Are Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Chances Are Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Chances Are Pressed Powder ShadowColour Pop Chances Are Pressed Powder Shadow

Chances Are

Chances Are is a light green with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, while the texture was soft, velvety and smooth with a touch of powderiness in the pan but not enough that it was prone to fallout when blended out on my skin. This shade adhered well to bare skin and lasted nicely for eight hours on me before it started to show signs of fading.

Make Up For Ever S312 Mint Green (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).Huda Beauty Emerald #2 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar).Kat Von D Gloom (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).Sydney Grace Sea Foam (P, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar).NYX Contort (P, $4.50) is darker (85% similar).Colour Pop Checkmate (DC, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar).MAC Oldie but Goodie (LE, $17.00) is lighter (80% similar).Too Faced Mint Chocolate (White Chocolate) (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar).Smashbox Sell Out (P, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar).Makeup Geek Transform (P, $9.00) is darker (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.05 oz. – $100.00 Per Ounce

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, Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Colour Pop Kiss My Hass Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Kiss My Hass Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Kiss My Hass Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Kiss My Hass Pressed Powder ShadowColour Pop Kiss My Hass Pressed Powder Shadow

Kiss My Hass

Kiss My Hass is a rich, medium green with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. The texture was slightly powdery in the pan, and there was a touch of fallout during application if I wasn’t careful. While it had opaque color payoff and didn’t sheer out too readily, it was almost “too pigmented” in the sense that it was easy to spread the eyeshadow out further than intended as it was quite blendable–more a lesson learned than anything else. It wore beautifully for eight and a half hours before it started to look faded.

Kat Von D Gloom (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).Too Faced Mint Chocolate (White Chocolate) (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted (85% similar).Makeup Geek Transform (P, $9.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar).MAC Hajar Karim (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).Smashbox Sell Out (P, ) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar).Coloured Raine Level Up (PiP, $6.99) is less shimmery, brighter, warmer (80% similar).Sydney Grace Turtle Bay (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).NARS Moskova #2 (PiP, $19.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar).Illamasqua Fledgling (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.05 oz. – $100.00 Per Ounce

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

Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Lauroyl Lysine, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Talc, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Dimethiconol, Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Colour Pop 50-50 Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop 50-50 Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop 50-50 Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop 50-50 Pressed Powder ShadowColour Pop 50-50 Pressed Powder Shadow

50-50

50-50 is a medium, grassy green with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that built up to full coverage with less than half of a layer more. The texture was lightly creamy, emollient without being too thick or too densely-packed in the pan, and applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even application. it stayed on well for eight hours before fading slightly.

Urban Decay Dragon (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Sephora Emerald (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).Melt Cosmetics Mean Green (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar).Too Faced Clover (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).Chanel Affresco #5 (LE, ) is more muted, cooler (85% similar).Make Up For Ever D306 Bottle Green (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).Sydney Grace Fallen Splendor (PiP, $6.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar).L’Oreal Golden Emerald (P, $7.99) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar).Make Up For Ever D334 Apple Green (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).Wet ‘n’ Wild Dragon Scales #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.05 oz. – $100.00 Per Ounce

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

Dimethicone, Magnesium Myristate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Lauroyl Lysine, Boron Nitride, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

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Colour Pop Big Banks Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Big Banks Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Big Banks Pressed Powder Shadow
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Big Banks

Big Banks is a brighter, light-medium emerald green with subtle, cool undertones and warmer golden sparkle over a metallic finish. It had rich pigmentation with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that felt emollient without being too thick. The eyeshadow picked up well with a brush and deposited evenly to my lid, while the edges were easy to diffuse with my brush. It lasted well for eight and a half hours on me before I noticed faint creasing.

City Color Beach Cottage (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar).Melt Cosmetics Sweet Tooth (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Milk Makeup Mermaid Parade (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #28 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).MAC New Crop (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).Colour Pop Release (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).Urban Decay Grasshopper (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).Colour Pop Special Delivery (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, more muted, warmer (85% similar).Disney by Sephora Fins (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).YSL Misty Green (09) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.05 oz. – $100.00 Per Ounce

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, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Myristate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Yellow (CI 19140).

Colour Pop Mary Jane Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Mary Jane Pressed Powder Shadow

Mary Jane

Mary Jane is a bright, very yellow-leaning chartreuse with a sparkling, metallic finish. It looked greener when surrounded with richer greens, though on its own, it was definitely quite yellow-based. The consistency was more loosely-pressed compared to the other shades, so it felt softer and gave a bit more, but it had some slip and seemed to adhere and combine well when pressed and patted onto my lid. There was slight fading apparent after eight hours of wear.

Makeup Geek Limelight (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).MAC Nice Energy (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).MAC Green Clean #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Colour Pop Sour (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).Make Up For Ever I-30 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar).Viseart Coy #7 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar).Sydney Grace Dazzle (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar).MAC Ripped Tee (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).Make Up For Ever I340 Lime Green (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).Kylie Cosmetics Mojito (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.05 oz. – $100.00 Per Ounce

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, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Talc, Jojoba Esters, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polybutene, Dimethicone, Acacia Decurrens Extract, Polyglycerin-3, Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxide

Colour Pop Olive U Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Olive U Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Olive U Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Olive U Pressed Powder ShadowColour Pop Olive U Pressed Powder Shadow

Olive U

Olive U is a light-medium, dirty o live green with warmer, olive undertones and golden shimmer. The eyeshadow had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which adhered well to bare skin with a smooth, even application. It had a lightly creamy, dense (but not thick or heavy) texture that was a dream to work with. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me before it started to crease very faintly.

Coloured Raine Green Valley (PiP, $6.99) is more shimmery (95% similar).Colour Pop EBB (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar).Colour Pop Rose All Day (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #12 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Zoeva No Added Spice (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).MAC Golden Olive (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Sydney Grace Sunken Treasure (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).Makeup Geek Jester (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Sydney Grace Gold Earth (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).Kylie Cosmetics Mojito (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.05 oz. – $100.00 Per Ounce

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

Dimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Magnesium Myristate, Lauroyl Lysine, Boron Nitride, Silica, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Colour Pop Act Natural Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Act Natural Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Act Natural Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Act Natural Pressed Powder ShadowColour Pop Act Natural Pressed Powder Shadow

Act Natural

Act Natural is a medium-dark green with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color payoff with a firmer, slightly stiff consistency that picked up well with a brush but was harder to diffuse and spread out on my skin. It was improved over a primer but still took noticeably more effort to blend out overall. This shade lasted nicely for eight and a half hours on me before fading visibly.

Coloured Raine Gumby (P, $6.99) is darker, more muted (90% similar).Sydney Grace Evergreen (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar).Colour Pop Conjure Up (P, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).Coloured Raine Jungle (PiP, $6.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar).Smashbox Sell Out (P, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).Kat Von D Moss (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar).Huda Beauty Emerald #6 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar).Colour Pop Moody (LE, $5.00) is darker (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.05 oz. – $100.00 Per Ounce

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

Dimethicone, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Boron Nitride, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Colour Pop Mo Bamba Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Mo Bamba Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Mo Bamba Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Mo Bamba Pressed Powder ShadowColour Pop Mo Bamba Pressed Powder Shadow

Mo Bamba

Mo Bamba is a deep green with subtle, warm undertones and a smattering of micro-sparkles over a matte finish. In practice, it was more matte than shimmery as few of the sparkles translated onto my lid (especially once I blended this shade out!). The texture was soft, slightly dusty, and it sheered out a touch as I worked with it. The eyeshadow was mostly opaque but needed a little extra on top to be fully opaque when applied. It wore well for eight hours before it started to fade on me.

Kat Von D Moss (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar).Sephora Wild Island (347) (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).Sleek MakeUP Tree of Life (PiP, $9.99) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Coloured Raine Jungle (PiP, $6.99) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar).Sydney Grace Evergreen (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Sydney Grace Turtle Bay (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).NARS Moskova #2 (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).NARS Mad Mad World #2 (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar).Coloured Raine Gumby (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar).MAC Hajar Karim (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.05 oz. – $100.00 Per Ounce

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

Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Magnesium Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Dimethiconol, Silica, Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288) , Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Colour Pop Charmed Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Charmed Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Charmed Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Charmed Pressed Powder ShadowColour Pop Charmed Pressed Powder Shadow

Charmed

Charmed is a deep, olive green with muted, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. There were those very fine, barely visible micro-shimmers strewn throughout but not enough to make it appear anything other than matte to my eye in practice. The texture was smooth, soft without being too powdery or too firmly pressed in the pan, and remained blendable on my skin. The pigmentation was opaque in a single and stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours before it showed signs of fading.

Colour Pop Team Captain (P, $5.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar).Natasha Denona Savanna (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).Melt Cosmetics Leo (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).Zoeva Herrengasse (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar).Zoeva MT150 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).NABLA Cosmetics Radikal (P, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar).Surratt Beauty Mesmer Eyes (Cream) (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).MAC Damn She Olive (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).Burberry Khaki (08) (DC, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).Sydney Grace General (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.05 oz. – $100.00 Per Ounce

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

Boron Nitride, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

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