ColourPop Chicago Bulls 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette is a new, limited edition red-leaning color story that included four shimmery eyeshadows and five more matte eyeshadows. A few of the shimmers were more challenging to work with as they had some fallout, were drier or more powdery, and often performed best with a dampened brush, but the mattes were pretty lovely to work with–pigmented, blendable, and not prone to fallout.
6 Rings is a light pink with muted, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a more substantial, velvety texture that ensured it remained opaque when applied to bare skin while still blending out well. It wore nicely for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably.
ColourPop Back to Back Pressed Powder Shadow
Back to Back
Back to Back is an iridescent, pinkish-white with a frosted finish. The consistency was more powdery, denser but in larger chunks, so it had to really be pressed and patted onto the lid with a fingertip to get an even layer of product. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that lasted decently for seven hours before showing signs of fading.
Chi-Town is a muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, velvety consistency that had light powderiness but wasn’t prone to sheering out during application. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.
Game 6 is a bright, coral-red with warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had opaque color payoff in a single layer, but the consistency was slightly thinner and a little more emollient than ideal, so I found it harder to diffuse the edges without getting a more ragged edge. It wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.
Razzle Dazzle is a rich, medium-dark red with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was soft, more loosely-pressed but moderately emollient, so it picked up readily with a dry brush and had good adhesion when pressed and pulled along the skin. It had opaque color coverage that lasted nicely for eight hours before fading a bit.
I’m Back is a deep red with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out without much effort as the texture was smooth, blendable, and not prone to fallout. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly and left a stain behind.
773 is a darker, taupe-brown with flecks of olive gold sparkle that gave it more of a frosted finish. The consistency was drier and more textured, especially on the lid, and this resulted in moderate fallout during application. It had mostly opaque pigmentation but was prone to sheering out. It wore well for seven hours before fading noticeably.
Legacy (Chicago Bulls)
Legacy (Chicago Bulls) is a medium-dark black with multi-colored micro-sparkle over a matte finish that was neutral-to-warm in undertone. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable with light powderiness but not to the point where it impeded application. It had opaque pigmentation that lasted well for eight hours before fading a bit.
The Shot is a deep brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had full pigmentation in a single layer, which adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out nicely. The consistency was smooth, velvety, and dense without being too powdery nor too firmly-pressed into the pan. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.