ColourPop Misunderstood Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Misunderstood

Colour Pop Misunderstood 15-Pan Shadow Palette 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
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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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

Colour Pop Forest of Thorns Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Forest of Thorns Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Forest of Thorns Pressed Powder Shadow
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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.

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.

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.

Colour Pop Revenge (Misunderstood) Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Revenge (Misunderstood) Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Revenge (Misunderstood) Pressed Powder Shadow
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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.

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.

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.

Colour Pop Facile Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Facile Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Facile Pressed Powder Shadow
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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.

Colour Pop 101 Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop 101 Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop 101 Pressed Powder Shadow
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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.