Colour Pop Miss Bliss 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette is a new, probably limited life (aka around until it’s not!) orange and pink palette with two true mattes, four sparkly mattes, two shimmers, and one glitter. I’m not a huge fan of the “sparkly matte” concept–sometimes you’ll see very fine pearl in a matte, which I’ve been told helps with blending, but the larger sparkles seem unnecessary and are there to look “pretty” in the pan but don’t translate well.
I find they move around very easily when blending, so you get random sparkles along the lid and crease area (where you might not have wanted) along with fallout during application and over time. The shimmers were more workable in this palette with one being a little too emollient. The semi-mattes and mattes were blendable and fairly pigmented but ran lightly to moderately powdery.
Colour Pop Of Quartz Pressed Powder Shadow
Of Quartz is a light-medium pink with strong, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had finer sparkles that didn’t seem to translate that noticeably to my skin (presumably trapped in my brush or disappeared into the ether).
The texture was more velvety and substantial with light powderiness–use a lighter hand when picking up–but wasn’t prone to sheering out or having fallout during application. It had good color coverage that lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.
Colour Pop Intuitive Pressed Powder Shadow
Intuitive is a light, peachy coral with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color payoff that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out easily. The texture was soft, velvety but moderately powdery, so I’d recommend using a lighter hand to avoid a lot of excess kicked up in the pan–thankfully, fallout was very minor during application. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.
Colour Pop Woah Pressed Powder Shadow
Woah is a light, peachy orange with strong, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had those larger sparkles over a matte finish, which don’t bind well with the base product and fly away. Some of the sparkles translated but moved around when blending, so it was hard to keep them in place. The texture was somewhat powdery, so I’d recommend using a lighter hand when picking up product, but it blended out well and didn’t sheer out too readily. It had good color coverage that wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.
Colour Pop Loves It Pressed Powder Pigment
Loves It is a medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of sparkle over a matte finish. The color payoff was opaque in a single layer, which applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of color that diffused easily along the edges. The consistency was soft without being too powdery, but the sparkles didn’t bind well with the base, so they tended to move too readily. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.
Law of Attraction
Law of Attraction has a transparent base with flecks of smaller and larger sized glitter particles in an assortment of sizes, though it looked mostly light green and deeper lavender at most angles. It contained plastic (PET) glitter, which is not intended for the eye area.
The product had a more emollient consistency and felt wet to the touch, and the glitter had good spread/dispersion over my skin. There was light fallout when blended out, and then a bit more during wear, though it definitely had a lot less than one might expect. It lasted for eight hours overall.
NOTICE: All products categorized under “Glitter” contain Polyethylene Terephthalate, also known as plastic or PET glitter, and it is typically cosmetic grade glitter. Inclusion of this ingredient sometimes carries a warning (in the US) that the product is “not intended for use in the immediate eye area.” This ingredient has not been approved for usage on the eyes per the FDA. In recent years, some brands are including this product in their eyeshadows without any warning or callout and effectively marketing them as eyeshadows or including a symbol of an “eye” which suggests eye usage. Via CosIng for EU, PET glitter is permitted without any restrictions or limitations. For an in-depth look at whether cosmetic grade glitter is safe.
Colour Pop Palo Santo Pressed Powder Shadow
Palo Santo is a lighter, golden orange with strong, warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had opaque pigmentation that could have applied more evenly. I found the texture to have more slip and slide, which resulted in the product getting pushed around when used with a brush. I had better success using a fingertip for application. It stayed on decently for eight hours before fading visibly.
Chakra to Me
Chakra to Me is a medium pink with warmer undertones and even warmer, golden pearl that gave it a metallic finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer with a fairly soft, smooth, and blendable texture, though it was still a bit more on the loosely-pressed side. It wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.
Colour Pop Optimist Pressed Powder Shadow
Optimist is a medium orange with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was fairly powdery, which resulted in light fallout during application and a tendency to sheer out a bit. It needed a primer underneath to help the coverage built up more evenly. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that stayed on decently for eight hours before showing signs of fading.
Colour Pop Vivrant Thing Pressed Powder Shadow
Vivrant Thing is a muted, medium orange with moderate, warm undertones and flecks of sparkle over a matte finish. The sparkles dispersed too readily, so they were hard to keep in place with precision, and there was some fallout over time, though most of them disappeared to parts unknown.
The texture was soft, moderately powdery with light fallout during application as well. It had good color payoff but was best worked wit over a primer to ensure it stayed mostly opaque and could be built up. This shade stayed on well for eight hours before fading a bit.