ColourPop Of Quartz 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette is a new, nine-pan eyeshadow palette that leans cooler-toned and a little taupe/gray. I think that Mine Games (first shade in the palette) could have been cooler-toned to really make the rest of the palette sing. Overall, the quality of the eyeshadows was high; they were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing with a couple of shades being a little powdery or slightly drier but not to the point of being that hard to use.
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Mine Games is a light, yellowy beige with strong, warm undertones and a metallic finish. The consistency was slightly drier and more powdery in its base, so I felt like it did not apply with as much shine as expected as a result, and there was some fallout during blending. It had opaque pigmentation that lasted well for eight hours on me.
Sio is a very light taupe with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage that adhered well to bare skin, while the texture was smooth, almost velvety, and blendable without being too powdery. It wore well for eight hours before fading a bit.
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In the Zone is a light-medium, rosy brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was smooth, almost velvety, without being too powdery, so it was blendable but still yielded full color coverage in a single layer. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.
Transform is a darker peach with moderate, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The eyeshadow had a soft, blendable consistency that was a little more loosely-pressed, but it applied evenly to bare skin with a dry brush without being prone to fallout. It had opaque color payoff that lasted well for eight hours on me.
Ore is a light taupe with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out well as the texture was smooth, lightly emollient and not too firmly nor too loosely-pressed into the pan. It wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.
Magmatic is a light bronze with moderate, warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had mostly opaque, buildable color payoff paired with a slightly drier, less emollient consistency, though it was firmly-pressed enough not to be too prone to fallout. This shade showed signs of fading after eight hours of wear.
Granite Access is a light-medium taupe with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had medium, buildable pigmentation with a slightly thinner consistency, but it was blendable and easy enough to work with, though it would benefit from an eyeshadow primer. It wore nicely for eight hours before fading a bit.
Opaque is a deep gray with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff paired with a slightly more firmly-pressed consistency–relative to the brand’s matte formula, generally–but it wasn’t stiff or difficult to work with. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.
Rock On is a soft black with neutral-to-warm undertones and flecks of multi-colored sparkle over a matte finish. The texture was somewhat powdery, and the sparkles tended to migrate or fallout during application as they did not bind with the base color well. The underlying base color was opaque and lasted for eight hours with light fallout over time.