ColourPop Main Squeeze Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Main Squeeze

Colour Pop Main Squeeze 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($12.00 for 0.36 oz.) is the newest in ColourPop’s monochromatic series. The palette includes three true shimmers, one satin, and five mattes. Most of the eyeshadows were very pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. The shades ran together a little more than in past palettes, and I think the palette would benefit from being paired with some brighter, lighter shimmers or a matte black or blackened burgundy.

As a FYI, Home Slice and Like It’s Hot are “not intended for use in the immediate eye area.”

Colour Pop Frose Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Frose Pressed Powder Shadow

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Frose

Frose is a rich, pink-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. I found that it went on a bit darker and warmer compared to the way it appeared in the palette. The texture was soft, lightly dusty in the pan, but it applied well and blended out nicely without losing its intensity on my lid. It had opaque color coverage that stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

Too Faced Peach Punch (PiP, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar).Colour Pop Dear (LE, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Makeup Geek Nectar (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Ardency Inn Punch (DC, $21.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (90% similar).Colour Pop Making Moves (P, $4.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar).Colour Pop Wish List (LE, $4.50) is darker (90% similar).Viseart Nectar (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).Juvia’s Place Kogi (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar).Urban Decay 12/12 (LE, $19.00) is more muted, warmer (85% similar).Anastasia Bloom (LE, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 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

Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Frose

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Permanent in Palette

Colour Pop Juicy Fruit Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Juicy Fruit Pressed Powder Shadow

Juicy Fruit

Juicy Fruit is a light-medium, golden coral with strong, warm undertones and a metallic finish. The eyeshadow was richly pigmented with a smooth, creamy consistency that was easy to apply and blend out on my skin. It lasted nicely for eight hours before showing signs of fading.

BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #4 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Viseart Marmalade (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Colour Pop Melody (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).Huda Beauty Coral #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).MAC Rubenesque (P, $18.50) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar).LORAC Unpredictable (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #6 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).Kaja Sun-kissed Tan (PiP, ) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar).MAC Expensive Pink (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar).Colour Pop Shark Attack (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 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 Stearate, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Boron Nitride, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Colour Pop Home Slice Pressed Powder Pigment

Colour Pop Home Slice Pressed Powder Pigment

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Home Slice

Home Slice is a bright, medium red with subtle, warm undertones and a satin sheen. The color coverage was opaque in one layer, which applied evenly to bare skin but took a little bit of extra care to diffuse along the edges. The texture was firmer, slightly thinner in the pan, and a touch on the drier side. It wore for eight and a half hours before it started to fade, and there was a slight stain after removing it.

Colour Pop Blitzen (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).Colour Pop Lomo (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).Natasha Denona Sakura (191CP) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar).Makeup Geek Razzleberry (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).Colour Pop Dawn (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).Huda Beauty Maneater (Remastered) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar).Morphe Ruby (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).Makeup Geek Untouchable (P, $9.00) is less shimmery, warmer (80% similar).Makeup Geek Nectar (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).Huda Beauty Ruby #7 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Magnesium Myristate, Lauroyl Lysine, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Hydroxide, Boron Nitride, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Colour Pop Like It's Hot Pressed Powder Pigment

Colour Pop Like It’s Hot Pressed Powder Pigment

Colour Pop Like It's Hot Pressed Powder Pigment

Like It’s Hot

Like It’s Hot is deep, coral-red with warm undertones and a matte finish. The color payoff was opaque in one pass, which adhered well to bare skin and blended out easily along the edges. The texture was soft, a touch drier and thinner, but it wasn’t grainy as some reds can be. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before I noticed any fading, though it did leave a slight stain behind.

Kat Von D Destroyer (LE, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar).Colour Pop Hop On (P, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar).MAC Strike While Haute (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar).Sephora Blood Moon (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar).MAC Walking Heartbeats (LE, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar).Morphe Fire (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar).Colour Pop Fortune Cookie (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar).Makeup Geek Untouchable (P, $9.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).Viseart Bright Editorial #9 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar).

Ingredients

Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Myristate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Mica (CI 77019), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Colour Pop Maraschino Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Maraschino Pressed Powder Shadow

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Maraschino

Maraschino is a medium red with warm undertones and warmer, golden-peach sparkle. It had medium pigmentation and was best applied with a fingertip or a dampened brush for better adhesion, pigmentation, and to help minimize fallout. The texture was drier and more loosely-pressed, and there was fallout when applied with a dry brush. It lasted for just over eight hours on me before I saw fading, and there was a touch of fallout over time (used dry).

Colour Pop Nocturne (LE, $4.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar).Colour Pop The Ram (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).Sydney Grace Golden Peach (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Urban Decay Seize (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).Colour Pop I Own You (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).Colour Pop Uptight (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).Pat McGrath Blitz Flame (PiP, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar).Huda Beauty Coral #9 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).Viseart Boheme Dream #9 (LE, ) is darker (80% similar).Tom Ford Beauty TFX15 (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 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, Dimethicone, Magnesium Myristate, Lauroyl Lysine, Tin Oxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Boron Nitride, Silica, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Colour Pop Big Gulp Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Big Gulp Pressed Powder Shadow

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Big Gulp

Big Gulp is a deep orange with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was nearly opaque one layer, which was easily built up to full coverage with less than half of a layer on top. The texture was soft without being powdery, blendable, and adhered well without darkening or becoming patchy. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading slightly.

Huda Beauty Coral #3 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar).Coloured Raine Kissberry (LE, $6.99) is lighter (95% similar).Dose of Colors Bossy (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar).Colour Pop Riche (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar).Melt Cosmetics Moxie (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).Colour Pop Meadow (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Smashbox Wait, What? (P, ) is warmer (90% similar).Colour Pop Cut Outs (P, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Too Faced Spice is Nice (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar).Melt Cosmetics Main Squeeze (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 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

Talc, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Colour Pop Seed Money Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Seed Money Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Seed Money Pressed Powder Shadow

Seed Money

Seed Money is a medium-dark, coppery orange with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff that applied well to bare skin, as it went on evenly and didn’t sheer out too readily. The texture was soft, blendable, and easy to work with and wasn’t too powdery nor too firmly pressed in the pan. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before showing signs of fading.

Colour Pop Criss Cross (P, $4.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Colour Pop Periodt (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar).Colour Pop Oh Ship (P, ) is brighter (90% similar).Sephora Rust (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).Dose of Colors Bossy (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).Colour Pop Spark (PiP, $4.50) is brighter (90% similar).Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 1) #5 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Huda Beauty Warm Browns #3 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar).Morphe Heat (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar).Kat Von D Malice (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 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, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Colour Pop Bay Watch Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Bay Watch Pressed Powder Shadow

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Bay Watch

Bay Watch is a medium, muted copper with subtle, warm undertones with pink micro-sparkle. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a soft, slightly drier consistency that still applied well and blended out without difficulty. This shade lasted well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

MAC French Lesson (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar).Wet ‘n’ Wild My Glamour Squad #10 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (95% similar).Anastasia Rose Pink (PiP, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).Hourglass Blaze (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar).Colour Pop Racks (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery (95% similar).Jouer Rose Gold (LE, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar).Urban Decay Zone (Shortcut) (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Jouer Rose Gold (LE, ) is more shimmery, more muted, cooler (90% similar).Colour Pop Misty (P, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).MAC Fan the Flames (PiP, $17.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 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, Boron Nitride, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Talc, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

Colour Pop Red Bottoms Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Red Bottoms Pressed Powder Shadow

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Red Bottoms

Red Bottoms is a medium-dark burgundy with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was soft, almost velvety, with slight dustiness in the pan but no fallout during application. It had nearly opaque color payoff that was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. It wore nicely for eight and a half hours before showing signs of fading.

Devinah Cosmetics Laramie (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar).Ciate Bijou (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).Too Faced Just Ripe (PiP, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar).NARS Endless Party (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar).Colour Pop Maintenance (LE, $4.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar).Jouer Rosewood (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar).Urban Decay En Fuego (PiP, $19.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar).Make Up For Ever M608 Red Brown (DC, $21.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar).Make Up For Ever M822 Plum (DC, $21.00) is lighter (80% similar).Urban Decay Lannister Red (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 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, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035).

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