Los Angeles Lakers
ColourPop Los Angeles Lakers 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette is a new, limited edition yellow and purple-themed color story that contained four shimmery eyeshadows and five more matte eyeshadows. This palette was a bit of a mixed bag; while most shades were opaque, they often had drier and more powdery textures, so they had fallout or did not apply as evenly as expected. It’s definitely a palette that I’d make sure to use with an eyeshadow primer and then use a dampened brush with all of the shimmers.
Minneapolis is a light beige with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied fairly evenly to bare skin, but the texture was somewhat powdery and prone to sheering out. This shade showed signs of fading after seven hours of wear.
Los Angeles is a pale gold with warmer undertones and a frosted finish. The eyeshadow felt more loosely-pressed into the pan, which resulted in some powderiness and a tendency for the eyeshadow to sheer out from its more semi-opaque natural state. It stayed on well for seven hours before fading visibly.
0.4 is a medium-dark orange with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was lightly powdery, but it was smooth, blendable, and easy enough to use with a lighter hand to minimize fallout. It had opaque color coverage that wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.
Lake Show is a bright, medium yellow with moderate warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color payoff paired with a soft, lightly powdery texture that felt slightly thin but wasn’t prone to sheering out. It lasted decently for seven and a half hours before fading a bit.
MVP is a light-medium, yellowy gold with moderate, warm undertones and a metallic finish. The eyeshadow had opaque pigmentation with a more loosely-pressed texture, so there was some excess powder kicked up in the pan that translated to minimal fallout when blended out on bare skin. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.
Purple and Gold
Purple and Gold is a vivid, medium-dark yellow with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, velvety texture that wasn’t too powdery nor too firmly-pressed into the pan. It wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.
81 Points is a bright, violet purple with cooler undertones and a frosted finish. The texture was denser, firmer, and thicker overall, which gave it a stiff feel that made it a challenge to pick up product and deposit it evenly onto bare skin without an uneven application of product and moderate fallout. It had more opaque coverage, but you’ll need to use it with a dampened brush to achieve a similar look on the eye. It lasted for seven and a half hours before fading a bit.
The Triangle is a light purple with subtle, cool undertones and a frosted finish. The eyeshadow had full color payoff in a single layer, but the texture was drier and chunkier, which resulted in noticeable fallout during application and made it more challenging to spread the eyeshadow out evenly. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading visibly.
Legend is a medium-dark purple with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color payoff paired with a soft, smooth texture that was firmer but not stiff to work with, so there was no powderiness while the eyeshadow blended out without much fuss. It wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.