She’s Got Solstice
Colour Pop She’s So Solstice 9-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette is a new, nine-pan palette that features a mix of warmer pops of brown and coral with a few shimmers. For those who don’t already have a plethora of ColourPop palettes, it might appeal, but there was a fair amount of overlap with past releases (more current and further in the past). The performance is consistent with more recent releases, which I have found to be a little more powdery/more loosely pressed (with respect to shimmers), though often still with good pigmentation and decent wear.
So Sirius is a bright, light-medium peach with strong, warm undertones and tons of gold shimmer that gave it a more metallic finish. The texture was soft, more loosely-pressed, so it had to be pressed and patted into place to minimize fallout. Otherwise, I’d say to use it with a dampened brush or fingertip to get maximum coverage, smoother application, and minimize fallout. It stayed on well for eight hours before I noticed signs of fading.
Colour Pop Big Bang Pressed Powder Shadow
Big Bang is a pale pink with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was smooth, velvety with light glide, so it was denser and more substantial but had a bit of fallout. It had opaque color coverage that applied evenly and blended out nicely along the edges. This shade lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.
Colour Pop Quasar Pressed Powder Shadow
Quasar is a muted, medium orange with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. At times, it was almost more coral than orange. The eyeshadow had a soft, somewhat powdery texture, though it wasn’t prone to sheering out or having fallout during application, so I was able to keep its nearly opaque pigmentation that way in practice. It wore nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.
Colour Pop Nova Pressed Powder Shadow
Nova is a light, peachy brown with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had somewhat powdery in the pan, though it didn’t seem particularly prone to fallout (but tap off excess if you tend to be heavy-handed just in case!). It had good color payoff but had to be built up with a second layer for full coverage. The color stayed on well for eight hours before fading a bit.
Colour Pop Estrella (She’s Got Solstice) Pressed Powder Shadow
Estrella (She’s Got Solstice)
Estrella (She’s so Solstice) is a brighter, medium-dark, warmer pink base with flecks of gold sparkle and shimmer throughout. The consistency was slightly more loosely-pressed into the pan, so it worked better applied with a fingertip or a lightly dampened brush as dry application had light fallout and could have applied more smoothly to my lid. It had good color coverage that was buildable to full opacity with a second layer (or again, applied with fingertips/dampened brush!). This shade wore well for eight hours before fading visibly.
Super Stardust is a medium-dark, coppery bronze with strong, warm undertones and a glittering, metallic finish. Per the ingredient list, it does contain plastic (PET) glitter, though the particle size was a lot smaller than the brand’s typical Pressed Glitters. The texture was creamier and denser, which seemed to help with adhesion and keeping the particles with the base pigment to reduce fallout potential.
Some of the flecks of glitter blended out as I diffused the edge, so it wasn’t impervious to movement. It had good color coverage but was firm enough that it worked better with fingertips for maximum coverage in a single layer. There was slight fallout over time but had fairly good wear over an eight-hour period.
Marz is a light green with warm, olive undertones and a metallic finish. It had rich color payoff in a single layer, which adhered well to bare skin. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and dense without being too firmly pressed into the pan. The color showed signs of fading after eight hours of wear.
Colour Pop Earth Angel Pressed Powder Shadow
Earth Angel is a medium coral with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was somewhat powdery, so I’d recommend using a lighter hand to avoid excess product kicked up in the pan and to minimize fallout during application. It was more substantial and more velvety, which prevented the product’s opaque coverage from sheering out when applied and blended out. It wore nicely for eight hours before fading a bit.
Colour Pop Chromosphere Pressed Powder
Chromosphere is a muted, medium copper-brown with strong, warm orange undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly and blended out well along the edges without losing its intensity. The texture was soft, lightly powdery but easy to control. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.