Colour Pop Nude Mood 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette is a new, Ulta-exclusive neutral palette featuring warm-toned bronzes and browns across matte and shimmer finishes. For those still on the hunt for an affordable, warm-toned palette, this is a nice one to consider. It should be easy to work with whether you like more pigment or to build up the coverage bit by bit. There was enough depth and tonal variation that I felt like there were a few looks that could be done within the palette.
Colour Pop Bluffin’ Pressed Powder Shadow
Bluffin’ is a light-medium beige with moderate, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. The texture was smooth, velvety, and more substantial, which gave it better grip and opacity when applied to bare skin. It had opaque coverage that wore nicely for eight hours before showing signs of wear.
Wink Wink is a pale gold with moderate, warm undertones and a sparkling sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage that was somewhat buildable but difficult to get full opacity. It had a cream-to-powder consistency (it was a Super Shock Shadow) that felt more powder-like as soon as it came into contact with my skin. For those who would love to use this as a layering shade or to highlight the inner tearduct/brow, the sheerness might be a non-issue. The eyeshadow lasted well for nine and a half hours before creasing faintly.
Colour Pop Bare to Wear Pressed Powder Shadow
Bare to Wear
Bare to Wear is a light-medium, peachy brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent color coverage in one layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out well along the edges without the color sheering out too easily. The texture was smooth, lightly powdery in the pan, but blendable and easy to work with. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.
Colour Pop Au Naturale Pressed Powder Shadow
Au Naturale is a light, golden brown with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was easily buildable to full coverage with less than half of a layer. The texture was soft, blendable, and somewhat powdery, though it only had a touch of fallout during application and wasn’t prone to sheering out too readily. It wore nicely for eight hours before fading visibly on me.
Put On Heirs
Put On Heirs is a bright, light copper with strong, warm golden undertones and a metallic finish. It had opaque color payoff that applied well to bare skin but was best patted and pressed into place to minimize fallout. The texture was lightly emollient but felt more loosely-pressed into the pan, so it tended to work better with fingertips or with a dampened brush. It lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.
Colour Pop Mugged Off Pressed Powder Shadow
Mugged Off is a light-medium, muted orange with warm undertones and flecks of gold micro-sparkle over a more matte base. The texture was moderately powdery, so I’d recommend tapping off excess prior to applying to the lid to minimize fallout. It had opaque pigmentation that applied evenly to my lid and diffused well along the edges, though some of the sparkles strayed beyond where I intended as they separated from the base color. It stayed on well for eight hours with slight fallout over time.
Colour Pop Lap of Lux Pressed Powder Shadow
Lap of Lux
Lap of Lux is a light-medium, golden bronze with strong, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, dense, and lightly creamy consistency that picked up well with a brush and deposited even coverage in a single layer. It wore well for eight hours before fading a bit.
Colour Pop The Cocoa Pressed Powder Shadow
The Cocoa is a medium-dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had a few stray sparkles in it, but I didn’t find they translated much to the lid, if at all, so fallout wasn’t an issue during application nor was it later on during wear. The texture was soft, blendable, and a smidgen powdery in the pan but was easy to work with on my lid. The eyeshadow yielded opaque coverage that lasted well for eight hours before starting to fade visibly.
Colour Pop Moody (Nude Mood) Pressed Powder Shadow
Moody (Nude Mood)
Moody (Nude Mood) is a muted, medium-dark taupe-brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff that applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of product. The texture was soft, blendable, and lightly powdery but not prone to fallout or sheering out too easily. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before showing signs of fading.