Colour Pop Wild Nothing 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette is a new release that includess six matte shades and six shimmer shades. The quality was so-so; for a ColourPop release, it was below the bar they’ve set so high in the past. There was some powderiness present that resulted in sheerer coverage or fallout, and two shades were quite sheer without being described as such (so they rated very poorly for pigmentation). I didn’t have blending issues, and most of the shades lasted eight hours on me.
I found that this palette was less versatile than most of their past palettes; the five shimmers look very similar on–they’re all very light and bright, so they kind of look like various shades of off-white with slightly different finishes. I was originally aiming to go green-to-orange, but it was hard to differentiate the two.
Colour Pop Crystal Cove Pressed Powder Shadow
Crystal Cove is a light beige with warm, yellow undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had random flecks of sparkle that disappeared during application but didn’t seem to show up as fallout. The texture was moderately powdery, so it sheered out a bit and had fallout if I wasn’t careful to tap off the excess. It had good color coverage in a single layer that lasted well for seven and a half hours before fading.
Colour Pop Salton Super Shock Shadow
Salton is a pale, white gold with a sparkling sheen and a seemingly transparent base. It felt like a Super Shock Shadow to me, so it was a cream-to-powder consistency that had light creaminess initially but was thin and felt more powder-like upon application to my skin.
It had semi-sheer color coverage that didn’t build up well; the more I tried, the patchier and more uneven it appeared, so I’d recommend using it as more of a layering shade or brightening shade. The eyeshadow stayed on well for 10 hours without fading or creasing.
Colour Pop Coastline Pressed Powder Shadow
Coastline is a very light, yellowy beige with strong, warm undertones and a bright, metallic sheen. It was very light and bright, so it read lighter when applied to bare skin and in practice as the light reflected off of it. The texture was soft, silky but lightly powdery, so it was best patted/pressed into place, then blended to avoid fallout (which caused some ashiness of deeper mattes). It wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.
Colour Pop Top Down (Wild Nothing) Pressed Powder Shadow
Top Down (Wild Nothing)
Top Down is a light peach with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It appeared slightly pinker when applied to my skin than it seemed in the pan, and the white base seemed to come through, which gave it a bit of a lighter look when blended out.
The consistency was soft, blendable but fairly powdery and needed to be used with a lighter hand to avoid fallout. It had semi-opaque coverage that did not build up without a primer. It lasted decently for seven and a half hours before fading a bit.
Colour Pop Morningside Pressed Powder Shadow
Morningside is a medium orange with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied fairly evenly and blended out well along the edges, but there was light fallout and a tendency to sheer out as it was moderately powdery in texture. It wore well for eight hours before showing signs of fading.
Colour Pop Seashells Pressed Powder Shadow
Seashells is a very light green with strong, warm golden shimmer and a metallic finish. It had good pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with less than half of a layer more. The consistency felt drier and more loosely-pressed, so there was light fallout during application. This shade lasted well for eight hours before fading visibly.
Colour Pop Alcove Pressed Powder Shadow
Alcove is a light orange with strong, warm undertones and a sparkling finish. The texture was more loosely-pressed with chunkier shimmer/sparkle, so there was light fallout when I worked with it. The base seemed to fade or lose some intensity after initial application as this shade looked more whitish when applied to my skin.
It had semi-opaque color coverage that only built up when applied with a dampened brush. It stayed on decently for seven and a half hours with light fallout over time.
Colour Pop Spirited Super Shock Shadow
Spirited seemed to have a sheer, peachy base with flecks of lighter copper and darker copper sparkle. It had sheer coverage, which did not build up well as it thickened in places but didn’t actually have more opacity.
There was nothing from the brand’s description that indicated it was going to be sheer (they call it a “warm taupe;” taupe would like to have a word!). Again, if you’re someone who likes a wash of sparkle or wants to pat this over another shade, it could work for that but isn’t properly marketed that way! It seemed to last for nine hours on me but was hard to tell.
Colour Pop Vagabond Pressed Powder Shadow
Vagabond is a very light brown with warm, peachy undertones and a matte finish. It had a stiffer consistency that felt more firmly-pressed into the pan and was thinner–definitely a departure from the brand’s typical matte texture (including shades within the palette). It had decent color coverage in a single layer and blended out without too much effort. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours before fading visibly.
Colour Pop Hot Springs Pressed Powder Shadow
Hot Springs is a darker, pink-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish with random flecks of sparkle. There were a few sparkles that managed to get on my lid but were gone after eight hours of wear. The eyeshadow had opaque color payoff with a soft, somewhat powdery texture that was blendable but not prone to sheering out. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.
Colour Pop Come Together Pressed Powder Shadow
Come Together is a light taupe with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent pigmentation with a soft, lightly powdery but blendable, consistency that applied evenly and was easy to work with. The color lasted nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.
Colour Pop No Bounds Pressed Powder Shadow
No Bounds is a dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had nearly opaque color coverage that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out without difficulty along the edges. The consistency was soft, lightly powdery but not prone to fallout or sheering out. It wore well for eight hours before fading a bit.