ColourPop x Mulan Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

 

Mulan

Colour Pop Mulan 15-Pan Shadow Palette is a new, limited edition palette that launches on March 19th at 10AM PT. The matte eyeshadows were pigmented, blendable, and wore between seven and eight hours with a few shades being a little powdery. The shimmers varied a bit more in performance with some having full coverage and being easy to use while others had a bit of fallout during application and/or wear.

There were a few shades in the palette that seemed to contain glitter (to my eye/by feel), though smaller in particle size, so I read through the ingredient list more thoroughly. That being said, only Be Swift had an asterisk and a warning that it was not intended for the eye area.

I’m not sure what makes polybutylene terephthalate, or PBT, which is also a thermoplastic like PET glitter, more/less safe for eyes other than what I’m seeing: smaller particle size and a smaller percentage of the product is made up of that single ingredient. There was also PET glitter listed (further down in the ingredient list) for Like a Girl, Brave, and Legacy. Based on some of the other mainstream brands (MAC, NARS, Urban Decay, to name a few) that have released eyeshadows using PET glitter (and saying they’re to be used on eyes), smaller particle sizes and/or a smaller percentage of PET glitter are often the commonalities.

 

Colour Pop Imperial Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Imperial Pressed Powder Shadow

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Imperial

Imperial is a light, taupe-brown with muted, warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had rich color payoff that adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out with ease along the edges. The texture was smooth, almost velvety, and substantial without being too powdery. It lasted well for eight hours before fading visibly.

Colour Pop Strike a Match Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Strike a Match Pressed Powder Shadow

Strike a Match

Strike a Match is a bright, creamy white base with flecks of bluish-aqua micro-glitter over a metallic finish. The texture felt lightly creamy, dense and a little thick, but it had enough binder to keep the glitter from migrating/dropping during application. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied best with a fingertip (which yielded more opaque coverage) or a dampened brush. It wore well for eight hours with very minimal fall out.

It contained polybutylene terephthalate, or PBT, which I’m less familiar with but know it was part of the study done by CIR on cosmetic glitter and testing for ocular sensitivity. There were no warnings listed on the palette, so the brand is signifying it is intended for eye usage as far as I can tell. From a visual inspection, the particle size on the smaller end.

Colour Pop Be Swift Pressed Glitter

Colour Pop Be Swift Pressed Glitter

Be Swift

Be Swift has a more translucent base packed full of smaller and medium-sized, gold glitter particles. It had good “coverage” from the glitter in a single layer, and it was easy to pack into place for fuller coverage. The texture felt moderately emollient and could be pushed around slightly in the pan, which prevented a lot of fallout. It contained smaller glitter than ColourPop has put in a lot of their Pressed Glitters in the past, though it still contained plastic glitter and was listed as not intended for the eye area. There was migration/fallout of glitter after seven and a half hours (worn on cheeks).

Colour Pop Fighter Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Fighter Pressed Powder Shadow

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Fighter

Fighter is a medium peach with strong, warm orange undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color payoff in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and didn’t sheer out too readily but had light fallout if I wasn’t careful during application. The texture was moderately powdery, so I’d recommend using a lighter hand with it. The eyeshadow lasted nicely for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Colour Pop Like a Girl Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Like a Girl Pressed Powder Shadow

Like a Girl

Like a Girl is a light-medium, pink-peach with moderate, warm undertones and a glittering, metallic finish. The texture felt creamier but more loosely-pressed in the pan, so it was easy to pick up too much product and have not enough space for it. I’d recommend using a firmer, flatter brush for application and gently pressed/patting into place to minimize fallout and ensure a smooth lay down of product. It had good color coverage in a single layer that stayed on well for eight hours with light fallout over time.

While it didn’t have any asterisk to indicate it wasn’t intended for the eye area, the ingredient list did include PET glitter for this shade (later on the list than for the typical Pressed Glitter shades). It was also a finer particle size compared to the Pressed Glitters (typically).

Colour Pop Warrior Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Warrior Pressed Powder Shadow

Warrior

Warrior is a light-medium, plummy brown with warm undertones and a very subtle, blue-to-green shifting shimmer. The texture was soft, lightly emollient, but a little drier to the touch so there was a bit of fallout when I worked with it. It had opaque coverage that wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably on me.

Colour Pop Honor Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Honor Pressed Powder Shadow

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Honor

Honor is a light-medium brown with muted, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good color payoff that had to be built up with a second layer for full opacity. The texture was soft, slightly drier than other shades, but it remained blendable and easy enough to use in practice. It lasted well for seven and a half hours before showing signs of fading.

Colour Pop Loyal Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Loyal Pressed Powder Shadow

Loyal

Loyal is a medium-dark red with moderate, warm undertones and flecks of red and gold glitter over a smooth, metallic finish. It had rich color payoff in a single layer, which adhered evenly to bare skin with light glitter fallout. The texture felt denser, lightly creamy, but it was thick and emphasized lid lines/texture slightly. I would be careful blending it out with a fluffy brush as this caused more of the glitter to come away from the base color and distribute unevenly or result in fallout. It stayed on well for eight hours with light fallout over time.

It contained polybutylene terephthalate, or PBT, which I’m less familiar with but know it was part of the study done by CIR on cosmetic glitter and testing for ocular sensitivity. There were no warnings listed on the palette, so the brand is signifying it is intended for eye usage as far as I can tell. From a visual inspection, the particle size on the smaller end.

Colour Pop Brave Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Brave Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Brave Pressed Powder ShadowColour Pop Brave Pressed Powder Shadow

Brave

Brave is a light, peachy brown with strong, warm orange undertones and flecks of gold glitter over a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with light fallout (both a bit of powder as well as some sparkle) paired with a soft, somewhat powdery texture. I’d recommend using a primer with this shade as that would help minimize some of the powderiness. It wore well for seven and a half hours before fading visibly.

While it didn’t have any asterisk to indicate it wasn’t intended for the eye area, the ingredient list did include PET glitter for this shade (later on the list than for the typical Pressed Glitter shades). It was also a finer particle size compared to the Pressed Glitters (typically).

Colour Pop Strength Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Strength Pressed Powder Shadow

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Strength

Strength is a medium-dark, coppery brown with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a soft, moderately powdery texture that had some fallout. The eyeshadow applied evenly and blended out well but would perform better over a primer. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading a bit.

Colour Pop True Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop True Pressed Powder Shadow

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True

True is a muted, medium-dark olive green with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. Again lighter, warmer tones, it looked greener, whereas against darker, browner shades, it looked more taupe. The texture was soft, blendable, and smooth without being too powdery nor too firmly pressed in the pan. It had opaque color coverage that lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Colour Pop Undefeated Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Undefeated Pressed Powder Shadow

Undefeated

Undefeated is a medium red with subtle, warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had rich color payoff in a single layer with a soft, smooth texture that had a bit of slip but didn’t feel too emollient, so it adhered evenly and blended out well. There were signs of fading after eight hours of wear.

Colour Pop Defiant Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Defiant Pressed Powder Shadow

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Defiant

Defiant is a deeper black with subtle, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had very fine, multi-colored shimmer throughout more of a matte finish, but some of the shimmer did translate when applied to bare skin. The eyeshadow was richly pigmented with a smooth, soft, and blendable texture that wasn’t too powdery nor too firmly pressed into the pan. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.

Colour Pop Guiding Spirit Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Guiding Spirit Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Guiding Spirit Pressed Powder ShadowColour Pop Guiding Spirit Pressed Powder Shadow

Guiding Spirit

Guiding Spirit is a medium-dark brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had excellent pigmentation with a smooth, velvety texture that was a little powdery in the pan but wasn’t prone to fallout when applied to bare skin. It lasted well for eight hours before showing signs of fading.

Colour Pop Legacy Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Legacy Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Legacy Pressed Powder ShadowColour Pop Legacy Pressed Powder Shadow

Legacy

Legacy is a dark brown with subtle, warm red undertones and flecks of fine glitter over a matte finish. It had a fairly soft, blendable texture but was prone to a bit of fallout due to the added sparkle that didn’t bind as much with the base color. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer that wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

While it didn’t have any asterisk to indicate it wasn’t intended for the eye area, the ingredient list did include PET glitter for this shade (later on the list than for the typical Pressed Glitter shades). It was also a finer particle size compared to the Pressed Glitters (typically).

 

 

 

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