ColourPop Misunderstood Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Misunderstood

Colour Pop Misunderstood 15-Pan Shadow Palette ($26.00 for 0.53 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that has an almost jewel-toned vibe with grounding shades like gray, black, and brown. I definitely wish they had gone full-on with color and deeper shades, rather than throwing in shades like Devious and Tragic, more typical, transition brown hues–like a mattes in deep green, berry, or purple. It’s a nice palette, and I think those who like the bright, sparkly shades from ColourPop and aren’t adverse to a little fallout during application (or using those shades with a wet brush) should enjoy the palette.

Colour Pop No Spots Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop No Spots Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop No Spots Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop No Spots Pressed Powder ShadowColour Pop No Spots Pressed Powder Shadow

No Spots

No Spots is a soft white with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage with a soft, velvety texture that was just a touch powdery in the pan but managed to keep most of its intensity when applied to bare skin. The eyeshadow was blendable along the edges and didn’t have too much fallout when I applied it to my brow bone, but the strong white base (duh!) makes it preferable to apply it prior to other products if applying it onto a higher point like the brow bone. This shade stayed on well for eight hours before fading a bit.

LORAC White (PiP, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar).Sephora Starlight (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar).Sugarpill Tako (P, $13.00) is lighter (95% similar).Anastasia Sails (LE, $12.00) is darker (95% similar).Sephora + Pantone Universe Bright White (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar).LORAC Cotton (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar).Make Up For Ever M126 Chalk (DC, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar).Kat Von D Por Vida (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar).Kat Von D Skull (LE, ) is more muted (90% similar).Zoeva Fuzzy Haze (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% 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. May Contain: Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Colour Pop Mongrels Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Mongrels Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Mongrels Pressed Powder Shadow
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Mongrels

Mongrels is a light, champagne beige with warm undertones and a sparkling, high-shine finish. It had a softer, more loosely-pressed feel to it, so it was easy to pick up too much product and to get fallout during application. I highly recommend using a flat brush to pick up and then press and pack where desired, then blended after that, or use it with a wet brush. It had buildable pigmentation from semi-opaque to fully opaque in two layers. This shade lasted well for eight hours with slight fallout over time.

Lancome My French #4 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (95% similar).NABLA Cosmetics Luna (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).MAC Sweet Illusion (LE, $20.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).MAC Bao Bao’s Jewels #1 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Bobbi Brown Bone (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).MAC Vanilla Diamond (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).PIXI Beauty Metal Mauve (PiP, $20.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar).Viseart Cashmere #4 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).Anastasia Vermeer (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).Urban Decay Sin (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (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, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Magnesium Myristate, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain: Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Colour Pop Diablo Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Diablo Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Diablo Pressed Powder Shadow
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Diablo

Diablo is a bright chartreuse green with warm, golden undertones and a sparkling metallic finish. The pigmentation was ridiculous–opaque coverage in one layer to the point where a little went a long way. It was so cream-like, smooth, and shiny, and it applied evenly and nearly blended itself. It wore well for eight and a half hours before creasing slightly on me.

Colour Pop EBB (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Sugarpill Mint Soda (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar).BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).MAC Lucky Green (DC, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).Make Up For Ever #304 (DC, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Sydney Grace Dazzle (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Coloured Raine Green Valley (PiP, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).Urban Decay Mean (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more muted (90% similar).Colour Pop Rose All Day (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar).Melt Cosmetics Goalz (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

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Magnesium Myristate, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain: Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Colour Pop Devious Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Devious Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Devious Pressed Powder Shadow
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Devious

Devious is a muted, light-medium orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, while the texture was soft and blendable without being too softly nor too firmly pressed in the pan. This shade stayed on nicely for eight hours on me before it started to fade visibly.

NABLA Cosmetics Paprika (P, $8.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar).Sephora Adobe (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar).Anastasia Papaya (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Huda Beauty Topaz #3 (LE, ) is brighter (90% similar).Colour Pop Crossing Lines (PiP, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar).MAC Get Closer (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Colour Pop I Owe You (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar).Urban Decay Escape (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar).Tarte Warmth (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).Huda Beauty Warm Browns #2 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% 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. May Contain: Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Colour Pop Tragic Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Tragic Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Tragic Pressed Powder Shadow
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Tragic

Tragic is a medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent color payoff that applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even application that diffused easily along the edges. The texture was soft, a little powdery in the pan, but it maintained its intensity when applied. It lasted well for eight hours on me before I noticed signs of wear.

Colour Pop Issues (P, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar).Huda Beauty Play (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar).Anastasia Soft Peach (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar).Chanel Légèreté et Expérience #2 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).Huda Beauty Topaz #5 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar).Colour Pop Go With the Flow (PiP, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar).Sephora Flawless (332) (P, $8.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).Anastasia Estate (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Too Faced Spread the Love (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Colour Pop Catch Me (PiP, $5.00) is lighter (90% 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. May Contain: Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Colour Pop Underworld Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Underworld Pressed Powder Shadow

Underworld

Underworld is a medium, coppery brown with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The pigmentation was opaque in one layer, which applied well to bare skin with smooth, even lay down of color but there was a touch of fallout. The consistency was lightly creamy, smooth, and blendable with a slightly looser press overall. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me with very slight fallout over time.

Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).Charlotte Tilbury Icon Diva Eyes #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).MAC Beaming (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar).MAC Coil (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).MAC Tan (PiP, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Winter 2018 #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Huda Beauty Topaz #9 (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Stila Peace (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).LORAC Unattainable (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).NABLA Cosmetics Danae (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% 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, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Magnesium Myristate, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain: Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Colour Pop Pain and Panic Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Pain and Panic Pressed Powder Shadow

Pain and Panic

Pain and Panic is a medium-dark gold with strong, warm undertones and a glittering, metallic finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff in a single layer, which built up to full coverage with a second layer or was opaque in one layer if applied wet (which also enhanced the shininess). The texture was lightly creamy, dense without being thick, and felt almost emollient as it glided across my lip. The micro-glitter adhered well to my lid dry, which was a nice surprise, and there was just a bit of fallout of the glittery bits during blending. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours with a bit of fallout over time.

Chanel Poudre d’Or (34) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar).bareMinerals Remix (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).MAC Bao Bao’s Jewels #2 (LE, ) is brighter (90% similar).LORAC Unlimited (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar).Colour Pop Sixth Sense (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).Huda Beauty 24K (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Kat Von D Egypt (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Too Faced Warm and Toasty (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Wet ‘n’ Wild Not a Basic Peach #10 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty TFX14 (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% 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

Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Magnesium Myristate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Lauroyl Lysine, Talc, Jojoba Esters, Phenoxyethanol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethicone, Acacia Decurrens Extract, Polyglycerin-3. May Contain: Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

Colour Pop Forest of Thorns Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Forest of Thorns Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Forest of Thorns Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Forest of Thorns Pressed Powder ShadowColour Pop Forest of Thorns Pressed Powder Shadow

Forest of Thorns

Forest of Thorns is a bright, medium purple with subtle, warm undertones and a frosted sheen. The color payoff was opaque in one layer, while the consistency was soft, smooth, and blendable with just a bit of powderiness in the pan. It applied evenly and blended out without much effort along the edges, and I didn’t have issues with fallout during application. It lasted well for eight and a half hours on me before fading a bit.

Sydney Grace Magenta Dreams (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Colour Pop Neutrino (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).MAC Violet Impact (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar).NYX Volatile (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar).Sephora Faerie (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar).Huda Beauty Gemstone #5 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar).Colour Pop Badlands (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).Too Faced TF Mascot (LE, $16.00) is warmer (80% similar).Too Faced Violet Cassis (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 2) #15 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (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, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Magnesium Myristate, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain: Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Colour Pop Flotsam Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Flotsam Pressed Powder Shadow

Flotsam

Flotsam is a soft pink with warm undertones and a sparkling finish that shifted from pink to blue. The consistency was soft, more loosely pressed, so I had to use a lighter hand to ensure I wasn’t over-picking up product and to avoid fallout. It applied best by patting and pressing it onto my lid, while the edges blended out with ease. It wore well for eight hours on me before it started to fade on me.

MAC Last Dance (P, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar).Fenty Beauty Tini Kini (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar).Urban Decay Golden Hour (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar).Viseart Rendezvous (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).Colour Pop Tickled (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty The Most (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #1 (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty Lion’s Share (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar).Le Metier de Beaute Nouvelle (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar).NARS Singapore #1 (PiP, $19.00) 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

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Magnesium Myristate, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain: Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Colour Pop The Fates Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop The Fates Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop The Fates Pressed Powder Shadow
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The Fates

The Fates is a deep, inky navy blue with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was opaque in one layer, while the consistency felt velvety and smooth but denser, a little more substantial. I feared it wouldn’t blend well but ended up having no issues with it in practice. It stayed on well eight and a half hours before fading a bit.

Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 1) #24 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar).Huda Beauty Sapphire #1 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar).Sydney Grace itsaboy (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar).LORAC Navy (PiP, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Coloured Raine Romance (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery (90% similar).Melt Cosmetics Dim-out (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Unabashed Eyeshadow #3 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).Viseart Defiance (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar).MAC Zinc Blue (P, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar).NABLA Cosmetics Blue Velvet (P, $8.00) is darker, cooler (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

Talc, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Carmine (CI 75470), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Colour Pop Revenge (Misunderstood) Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Revenge (Misunderstood) Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Revenge (Misunderstood) Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Revenge (Misunderstood) Pressed Powder ShadowColour Pop Revenge (Misunderstood) Pressed Powder Shadow

Revenge (Misunderstood)

Revenge (Misunderstood) is a medium-dark black with neutral-to-cool undertones and silver sparkle over a more semi-matte finish. It had rich pigmentation with a smooth, lightly emollient texture that felt dense without being too firmly-pressed in the pan. The eyeshadow adhered well to my skin and blended out without much effort. It lasted nicely for eight hours on me before I noticed any fading, but there were a few stray sparkles that had dropped.

Pat McGrath Black Metal (PiP, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).Colour Pop Friskie (P, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).Dior Eternal Gold #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Natasha Denona Full Metal Black (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).CoverGirl Molten Black (300) (P, $4.99) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).MAC Dark Soul (PiP, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).L’Oreal Eternal Black (P, $7.99) is darker, cooler (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Black Onyx (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Urban Decay Ground (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty SS18 (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% 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

Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Magnesium Myristate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Lauroyl Lysine, Talc, Jojoba Esters, Phenoxyethanol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethicone, Acacia Decurrens Extract, Polyglycerin-3. May Contain: Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

Colour Pop Sing Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Sing Pressed Powder Shadow

Sing

Sing has a blackened burgundy base with warmer, lighter plum shimmer and sparkle. The consistency was lightly creamy but still managed to be almost powdery at times, and I had noticeable fallout with this shade during application. I also felt like the edges didn’t diffuse as seamlessly as I wanted, and they had a bit of a dryness/jaggedness to them as a result. It wore well for eight hours on me before I noticed slight fading.

Dior Olympe (871) (LE, $31.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).Urban Decay Uncut (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).MAC Higher Power (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Juvia’s Place Leyla (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Pat McGrath Blue Blood (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Makeup Geek Drama Queen (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar).MAC Universal Appeal (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).Urban Decay Extragalactic (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty Blitz Glitz (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).NARS Pointe Noire (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, 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, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Magnesium Myristate, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain: Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Colour Pop Jetsam Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Jetsam Pressed Powder Shadow

Jetsam

Jetsam is a blackened, blue-leaning teal with cool undertones and a sparkling sheen. The texture was smooth to the touch, had some slip (but definitely a powder!), and adhered well to my lid with just a touch of fallout. It had good pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with a little more on top. It stayed on well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably but had a bit of fallout over time.

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Orphic (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).NARS Moskova #1 (PiP, $19.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #7 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).MAC Gallerina (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar).Viseart Shameless (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar).Colour Pop Patchwork (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).Natasha Denona Deep Teal (19M) (PiP, $29.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar).Natasha Denona Ice Blue (143CP) (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).bareMinerals Deep Sea (LE, $14.00) is darker (80% similar).Makeup Geek Autumn Breeze (P, $6.00) is 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

Silica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Lauroyl Lysine, Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Jojoba Esters, Phenoxyethanol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Acrylates Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethicone, Acacia Decurrens Extract, Polyglycerin-3, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

Colour Pop Facile Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Facile Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Facile Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop Facile Pressed Powder ShadowColour Pop Facile Pressed Powder Shadow

Facile

Facile is a medium-dark, forest green with warm undertones and a sparkling, frosted finish. It had rich color coverage in one layer with a slightly more loosely-pressed consistency. There was a bit of fallout as I applied and blended it out on my eye, but it was quite manageable–the kind where you can dust away but don’t have to deliberately do eyes first so you can do major clean up. It blended out beautifully, and it had a really nice finish on my skin that was sparkling without being thick or emphasizing. It lasted nicely for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

Melt Cosmetics Mean Green (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).Urban Decay Protest (-, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).Gucci Beauty Malachite (Left) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).Make Up For Ever D306 Bottle Green (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).Makeup Geek Venom (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).Sydney Grace Fallen Splendor (PiP, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).Viseart Absinthe #6 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).Sydney Grace Levy (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar).L’Oreal Golden Emerald (P, $7.99) is darker (85% similar).Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (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

Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Magnesium Myristate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Lauroyl Lysine, Talc, Jojoba Esters, Phenoxyethanol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethicone, Acacia Decurrens Extract, Polyglycerin-3. May Contain: Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

Colour Pop 101 Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop 101 Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop 101 Pressed Powder Shadow
Colour Pop 101 Pressed Powder ShadowColour Pop 101 Pressed Powder Shadow

101

101 is a soft, charcoal black with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation with a soft, velvety texture that was slightly powdery in the pan, but it applied evenly and wasn’t prone to sheering out or dropping fallout. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

MAC Bad Influence (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).LORAC Shadow (Mega Pro 4) (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar).MAC Typographic (DC, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar).MAC Cinder (Right) (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).MAC Nutcracker (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).NARS L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour #4 (DC, $25.00) is cooler (85% similar).Urban Decay BK (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).Pretty Vulgar After Midnight (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).Tarte Wow (LE, ) is more shimmery (85% similar).Kat Von D Stone (LE, ) is cooler (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, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Phenoxyethanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

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