UR A QT
Colour Pop UR A QT 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette is a new(ish), limited edition palette exclusively available at Ulta (it’s actually on sale at the moment for $12.60). The palette was easy to work with, even though some shades were less pigmented or more powdery than ideal, and for someone who normally pairs their eyeshadow with a primer, I’d expect most of the minor issues to be resolved.
Colour Pop 2 Hot 4 U Pressed Powder Shadow
2 Hot 4 U
2 Hot 4 U is a brighter peach with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a smooth, velvety texture that seemed denser and “thicker” in a sense, which gave it better adhesion and kept it from sheering out too readily, though it was on the more powdery side. It had opaque coverage that stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading visibly.
Colour Pop Luv Me Super Shock Shadow
Luv Me is a pale pink with strong, warm undertones and golden sparkle over a metallic finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out well along the edges, though it didn’t build up as well (looked more uneven), so I’d recommend going for one layer. This was a Super Shock Shadow, so the cream-to-powder formula lasted longer on me than other shades in the palette at 10 hours without fading/creasing.
Colour Pop Angel Face Pressed Powder Pigment
Angel Face is a brighter, cotton candy pink with cool, blue undertones and sparkles over a matte finish. It had good color payoff that was buildable to full coverage with less than half of a layer. The texture was soft, lightly powdery but blendable and maintained its intensity on my skin. It wore nicely for eight hours before fading noticeably.
Colour Pop With Luv Pressed Powder Shadow
With Luv is a light-medium pink with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that was buildable when applied over primer but not so much over bare skin. The texture was slightly firmer in the pan, but it wasn’t difficult to work with overall (just needed a slightly heavier handed approach). There were signs of fading after seven and a half hours of wear.
Colour Pop So Fine Pressed Powder Shadow
So Fine is a dusty, light-medium mauve with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent color coverage that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out nicely. The texture was soft, smooth, and a little powdery but wasn’t prone to sheering out or having fallout. It lasted well for eight hours before fading visibly.
Colour Pop Kiss Me Pressed Powder Shadow
Kiss Me is a light-medium, pink-plum base with warmer undertones and cooler blue-to-lavender shifting pearl. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage, but the texture was oddly firm and almost stiff to work with; I had to jab at the surface to get product onto my brush. It was easier to apply with a dampened brush, though. It wore well for eight hours before fading a bit.
Colour Pop Lover Pressed Powder Shadow
Lover is a brighter, medium reddened plum with warmer undertones and cooler pink and plum pearl that gave it a metallic finish. The texture was smooth, dense without being too thick or firmly pressed into the pan, and it applied evenly to bare skin. It had rich color payoff that lasted well for eight and a half hours before I noticed fading.
Colour Pop Love Note (UR A QT) Pressed Powder Shadow
Love Note (UR A QT)
Love Note (UR A QT) is a faded, medium lavender with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was moderately powdery, so it was hard to get opaque coverage without a primer. It had medium, buildable coverage up to semi-opaque on its own with light fallout during application. This shade stayed on nicely for seven hours before fading a bit.
Colour Pop 1st Date Pressed Powder Shadow
1st Date is a muted, medium-dark mauve with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that was somewhat powdery in the pan and had a touch of fallout if I wasn’t careful to tap off excess during application. It wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably on me.
Colour Pop Candygram (UR A QT) Pressed Powder Shadow
Candygram (UR A QT)
Candygram (UR A QT) is a medium-dark plum with moderate, warm undertones and a frosted finish. The texture was more loosely-pressed into the pan, so it was somewhat messy to use as there was fallout and it was easy to pick up too much product on the brush so I’d suggest using a lighter hand when working with this shade. It had opaque coverage that lasted nicely for eight hours on me before fading visibly.
Colour Pop Cutie Pie Pressed Powder Shadow
Cutie Pie is a light-medium pink with cooler undertones and lavender pearl. It had medium, buildable pigmentation with a firmer, thinner texture that was best applied using a dampened brush. This shade showed signs of fading after seven and a half hours of wear.
Colour Pop Heart Eyes Pressed Powder Pigment
Heart Eyes is a muted, medium-dark purple with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was slightly more firmly-pressed into the pan compared to most of the brand’s matte shades, though this resulted in less powderiness. It seemed thinner, too, and more likely to react to natural oils and the like on my skin, which can impede blending but wasn’t the case with this shade as I was able to diffuse it without issue. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.
The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing.” The way the Pressed Pigments differ is that they’re not intended for usage on the immediate eye area.
The majority of the shades are semi-opaque to opaque in coverage, blend out fairly well, and can sometimes be a bit drier/more powdery compared to typical matte shades. They often wear eight to nine hours on me before fading, but many shades in the Pressed Pigment family leave some staining behind.
NOTICE: All products categorized under “Pigment” carry a warning in the US that the
product is “not intended for use in the immediate eye area.” Brands in the US typically market these
products as “Pigments” (instead of “Eyeshadow”), and there is often a warning on the back of packaging or
the label. The product includes color additives that are not approved for usage on the eyes per the FDA.
Some color additives in “Pigments” have no usage restrictions in the EU, per CosIng, and can be used on the
eyes. We recommend checking ingredients to confirm current safety assessment/restrictions: FDA/CosIng.
Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain: Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)
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