ColourPop Darth Vader 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette is a new, Star Wars collaboration that is inspired by Darth Vader. There are four matte shades, one sparkle-matte shade, and four shimmer shades in the palette (one is a Super Shock Shadow). The eyeshadows performed consistently with ColourPop’s formula; they were pigmented, blendable, and long-lasting, with some shades being slightly powdery.
Stormtrooper is a light-medium pinky-beige with a translucent base and a fine silvery-beige pearl. Because it was a Super Shock Shadow, it had a cream-to-powder formula that was wet and emollient in the pan but performed and felt like a powder on the skin. It had semi-sheer, somewhat buildable coverage that lasted for about 10 hours before fading slightly.
Imperial Forces is a pale purplish taupe with cool undertones and a matte finish. It went on a little darker than it did in the pan. The texture was soft, smooth, and velvety in the pan, with a light powderiness that blended out well without falling out or sheering out too easily. It had an opaque color payoff that lasted for eight hours before noticeably fading.
Battle Station is a medium taupe with a hint of purple that gives it a cooler undertone and a matte finish. It had a smooth, velvety texture that was easy to blend and work with because it wasn’t too powdery or too firmly pressed into the pan. It provided full color coverage in a single layer and lasted for approximately eight hours on me.
Gone Galactic is a light golden brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The eyeshadow had opaque pigmentation and a smooth, lightly creamy texture that picked up easily with a dry brush and had excellent adhesion and blendability on my lid. It lasted about eight hours before fading slightly.
I am the Master
I am the Master is a medium-dark red with warm undertones and a soft, pearl-like sheen. The texture was moderately emollient and applied better with a pressing motion onto skin to avoid it initially sliding around (or use a fingertip). It had opaque color coverage that lasted for eight hours before noticeably fading.
Death Star is a light-medium gray with warm undertones and a gleaming, metallic finish. It had rich color coverage and a smooth, lightly emollient texture that felt lightly creamy but not too slippery on the lid. It lasted for about eight hours before becoming visibly faded.
The Empire is a matte dark gray with cool, bluish undertones. The texture was soft, velvety, and smooth without being overly powdery. It had opaque pigmentation that lasted for eight hours before fading slightly.
Dark Side has a matte finish and a medium-dark black base with finer burgundy micro-sparkle. In practice, the sparkles almost completely vanished as they simply diffused and blew away, so while it appeared more burgundy in the pan, it ended up being a slightly softer black. The eyeshadow had opaque color coverage, light fallout, and a powdery, but blendable, texture. It wore well for eight hours before noticeably fading.
Sith Lord is a rich burgundy with warm undertones and a matte finish. The product had a rich color payoff that was accompanied by a smooth, velvety texture that was thin without being firm, allowing it to blend well but easily be built up for more control and precision. It lasted for about eight hours before becoming visibly faded, but it did leave a stain after removal.