ColourPop Off Melrose 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette is a new, limited edition neutral palette that read slightly more muted, less warm-toned than a lot of the brand’s neutral palette releases. The palette contained three mattes, two sparkle mattes, six shimmers, and one pressed glitter. Overall, the shades were pigmented, blendable, and easy enough to use, though some of the mattes were on the more powdery side and the glitter had more migration/travel over time than other shades I’ve tried in that formula.
Angeleno is a very light gold with warmer, peach undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen. It had rich color coverage that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out nicely. The texture was lightly creamy, not too firmly-pressed into the pan but also wasn’t too softly-pressed, so it wasn’t messy to work with. It lasted well for eight hours before fading visibly.
Boutique is a light, taupe-brown with warmer undertones and more olive overtones paired with a sparkle-matte finish. Those sparkles didn’t seem to translate to my lid, so fallout wasn’t too much of an issue as a result. The texture was soft, somewhat powdery in the pan but blendable and easy to diffuse along the edges. It had opaque pigmentation that wore well for eight hours before fading a bit.
Trading Post is a light, pinky-beige with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color payoff paired with a lightly creamy, moderately dense texture. This shade stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading noticeably.
Brunch is a brighter, peachy orange with strong, warm undertones and a frosted finish. The eyeshadow had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out well. The consistency felt lightly creamy, more loosely-pressed but not powdery or prone to fallout. It lasted well for eight hours before fading visibly.
ColourPop Fairfax Pressed Powder Shadow
Fairfax has a warmer, rosy-plum base with a duochrome shimmer that shifted from bluish-violet to teal paired with a metallic finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff that applied evenly to my lid and diffused easily along the edges. The texture was smooth to the touch, moderately dense, and almost emollient. The color showed signs of wear after eight hours.
Easy Breezy is a muted, light-medium brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was lightly powdery, but it was soft and blendable without being prone to fallout or sheering out too readily. It had rich color payoff that wore well for eight hours before showing signs of fading.
On the List
On the List is a light-medium mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow yielded full color payoff that applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of product. The texture was soft, somewhat powdery but not prone to sheering out too readily. It lasted well for seven and a half hours before fading visibly.
ColourPop Social Club Pressed Glitter
Social Club has a translucent base chocked full of darker gold and bronze glitter. It included plastic (PET) glitter and was not intended for use on the immediate eye area. The texture was slightly drier and not as emollient as I expected, so it did not disperse the glitter particles as evenly and the longevity wasn’t as great. It had semi-sheer to medium coverage from all the glitter particles, and there was noticeable migration after seven hours of wear.
Down to Urth
Down to Urth is a deep, olive brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage paired with a moderately powdery consistency. There was noticeable fallout during application, so I’d recommend using it with a primer and a lighter hand to minimize fallout. It wore nicely for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably.
Take It Again
Take It Again is a light-medium, “cooler” gold with a smooth, metallic sheen. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and moderately dense without being too thick or too firmly-pressed into the pan, so it could be used easily with a dry brush. It had rich pigmentation that lasted well for eight hours before fading visibly.
La Brea is a darker, golden bronze with a sparkling finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which adhered evenly to my lid but had light fallout during application. The texture was soft, more loosely-pressed, and a smidgen on the drier side. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours before showing signs of fading.
$10 Latte is a muted, medium brown with subtle, warm undertones–almost olive-toned–with flecks of gold micro-sparkle over a matte finish. The consistency was somewhat powdery, which made it prone to fallout, but the inclusion of sparkles made that fallout a guarantee. It had mostly opaque, buildable pigmentation that stayed on well for eight hours otherwise.