ColourPop Late Bloomer, Big Ego, Whistlin’ Pixie Jelly Much Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

Colour Pop Late Bloomer Jelly Much Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a medium-dark, plummy-brown base with blue-to-teal shifting sparkle. It had opaque color payoff that adhered well to bare skin using a flat, synthetic brush to pat it into place. A little went a long way, though, and when combined to the very water-based formula, it can be easy to over-apply the product, so there’s a learning curve on this product. The texture was smooth, quick-drying, and fairly blendable along the edges; my trick is to wait a few seconds for it to semi-set, then diffuse the edges. It was still going strong after 10 hours of wear.

MAC Boom Boom Room (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Makeup Geek Insomnia (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).MAC Humoresque (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Colour Pop Lucid (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Natasha Denona Calypso Blue (05M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).MAC Starry Night (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar).Urban Decay Fortune-Teller (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).NARS Fuse (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).MAC Duabandita (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar).Tarte Create (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.23 oz. – $34.78 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “high impact” in a “single swipe” that’s longwearing, “won’t crease, fade or transfer” and “dries down to a powder finish with zero fall out.” These are water-based, so they feel wet and cooling when initially applied, but the reality is that so little product is needed to get coverage on the lid that I didn’t feel it was watery or thin when I actually patted it onto my lid with a brush.

I would recommend using less than you think you’ll need, and while fingertips can be used to apply, I liked the control of flat, synthetic brushes gave me as fingertips (for me!) applied far more product than needed. If you over-apply, it can feel wet and take longer to dry down, and it ends up taking too long and can pull into creases/fine lines on the lid. If I used about what I needed (there was some wiggle room), it dried down quickly and set to a transfer-resistant/crease-resistant finish. It was harder to blend out once dry, though, and if I wasn’t careful, more vigorous blending could disturb and cause the eyeshadow to flake slightly.

They are easier to use than they look, and I think they’re quite good overall, though a couple of shades were less stellar. They have a high-shine finish, though I think the more metallic powder and cream eyeshadows give a similar look that I wasn’t convinced that the finish on these was above and beyond products that might be easier to use/more user-friendly. I’m not sure that the pot was the best way to go, as the product dries out extremely quickly; to the point where I would advise closing the product after you’ve taken product out of it, don’t let it sit open while you’re applying the rest of your makeup–you will see and feel parts of it dry out.

I found the packaging to be rather messy, and I have bits of product along the edge of the jar, along the rim, and it’s fiddly to move the stopper from the opening to the lid and back again. I wonder if a squeeze tube might be less messy and make it easier to control the amount of product picked up while also preventing the product from drying out too readily.

Ingredients

Water, Silica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Butylene Glycol, Sorbeth-30 Tetraisostearate, Dipropylene Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Copolymer, Ppg-8 Ceteth-20, Chlorphenesin, Tin Oxide, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Colour Pop Big Ego Jelly Much Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a medium, pinky-lavender base with flecks of gold that tends to look lighter and more golden when applied to the lid. The texture was very watery and wet to the touch–there was a cooling effect as a result during application–but it had good pigmentation and went on evenly. I highly recommend using less than you might think you need and adding a bit more (after the first layer dries down) if necessary. Once it set, the eyeshadow stayed in place well for 10 hours without fading or flaking.

Becca Abalone (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Colour Pop Voila (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).Stila Sea Siren (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Colour Pop Goodish (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Colour Pop Baby Roo (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).Huda Beauty Gemstone #1 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).Colour Pop Soul-cialize (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).Sydney Grace Redeemer (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).Colour Pop Subdue (PiP, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).Fyrinnae Meerkat (P, $6.75) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.23 oz. – $34.78 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “high impact” in a “single swipe” that’s longwearing, “won’t crease, fade or transfer” and “dries down to a powder finish with zero fall out.” These are water-based, so they feel wet and cooling when initially applied, but the reality is that so little product is needed to get coverage on the lid that I didn’t feel it was watery or thin when I actually patted it onto my lid with a brush.

I would recommend using less than you think you’ll need, and while fingertips can be used to apply, I liked the control of flat, synthetic brushes gave me as fingertips (for me!) applied far more product than needed. If you over-apply, it can feel wet and take longer to dry down, and it ends up taking too long and can pull into creases/fine lines on the lid. If I used about what I needed (there was some wiggle room), it dried down quickly and set to a transfer-resistant/crease-resistant finish. It was harder to blend out once dry, though, and if I wasn’t careful, more vigorous blending could disturb and cause the eyeshadow to flake slightly.

They are easier to use than they look, and I think they’re quite good overall, though a couple of shades were less stellar. They have a high-shine finish, though I think the more metallic powder and cream eyeshadows give a similar look that I wasn’t convinced that the finish on these was above and beyond products that might be easier to use/more user-friendly. I’m not sure that the pot was the best way to go, as the product dries out extremely quickly; to the point where I would advise closing the product after you’ve taken product out of it, don’t let it sit open while you’re applying the rest of your makeup–you will see and feel parts of it dry out.

I found the packaging to be rather messy, and I have bits of product along the edge of the jar, along the rim, and it’s fiddly to move the stopper from the opening to the lid and back again. I wonder if a squeeze tube might be less messy and make it easier to control the amount of product picked up while also preventing the product from drying out too readily.

Ingredients

Water, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Butylene Glycol, Sorbeth-30 Tetraisostearate, Dipropylene Glycol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Benzyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Copolymer, Ppg-8 Ceteth-20, Chlorphenesin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Tin Oxide, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

Colour Pop Whistlin’ Pixie Jelly Much Eyeshadow ($8.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a rich, coppery-red with flecks of gold sparkle over a metallic finish. It had rich color payoff that adhered well to bare skin in a single layer. The consistency was water-based, so it had a very wet, cool feeling when applied to my skin initially, but it dried down quickly and didn’t crease as it did so. I felt like I had just enough time to maneuver the color into place and gently buff the edges upwards to blend, though I’d recommend working one area at a time! It wore well for over 10 hours on me before starting to fade a bit.

Charlotte Tilbury Happy Eyes (Prime) (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar).Urban Decay Warning (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).Colour Pop Gal (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, more muted, warmer (90% similar).Urban Decay Ambitious (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).Colour Pop Forthright (PiP, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).Natasha Denona Cyclone (138DC) (PiP, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Colour Pop Bling (PiP, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).Urban Decay Element (PiP, $20.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).Huda Beauty Gemstone #6 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).Colour Pop Birthday Cake (LE, $5.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.23 oz. – $34.78 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “high impact” in a “single swipe” that’s longwearing, “won’t crease, fade or transfer” and “dries down to a powder finish with zero fall out.” These are water-based, so they feel wet and cooling when initially applied, but the reality is that so little product is needed to get coverage on the lid that I didn’t feel it was watery or thin when I actually patted it onto my lid with a brush.

I would recommend using less than you think you’ll need, and while fingertips can be used to apply, I liked the control of flat, synthetic brushes gave me as fingertips (for me!) applied far more product than needed. If you over-apply, it can feel wet and take longer to dry down, and it ends up taking too long and can pull into creases/fine lines on the lid. If I used about what I needed (there was some wiggle room), it dried down quickly and set to a transfer-resistant/crease-resistant finish. It was harder to blend out once dry, though, and if I wasn’t careful, more vigorous blending could disturb and cause the eyeshadow to flake slightly.

They are easier to use than they look, and I think they’re quite good overall, though a couple of shades were less stellar. They have a high-shine finish, though I think the more metallic powder and cream eyeshadows give a similar look that I wasn’t convinced that the finish on these was above and beyond products that might be easier to use/more user-friendly. I’m not sure that the pot was the best way to go, as the product dries out extremely quickly; to the point where I would advise closing the product after you’ve taken product out of it, don’t let it sit open while you’re applying the rest of your makeup–you will see and feel parts of it dry out.

I found the packaging to be rather messy, and I have bits of product along the edge of the jar, along the rim, and it’s fiddly to move the stopper from the opening to the lid and back again. I wonder if a squeeze tube might be less messy and make it easier to control the amount of product picked up while also preventing the product from drying out too readily.

Ingredients

Water, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Butylene Glycol, Silica, Sorbeth-30 Tetraisostearate, Dipropylene Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Copolymer, Ppg-8 Ceteth-20, Chlorphenesin, Tin Oxide, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 7799), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

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