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ColourPop It’s a Mood Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

It’s a Mood

ColourPop It’s a Mood 30-Pan Shadow Palette ($34.00 for 0.92 oz.) is a new palette that includes 26 regular eyeshadows, three Pressed Glitters, and one Pressed Pigment. Ah, you almost thought ColourPop was done with including Pressed Glitters in their eyeshadow palettes, but alas, we were all wrong! wrong! wrong!

Some shades were very nice, some shades were so-so, and the shades that weren’t as high quality were often shades that are less common and tend to be sheerer or more powdery (like matte purples and teals). The three Pressed Glitters seemed drier and were more prone to fallout/migration compared to others I’ve tried in the past, so I did feel like those ratings brought down the palette overall. When I excluded the Pressed Glitter ratings, the palette rated closer to an A- (~90%).

Aside from quality, there was some overlap in shades in practice. For example, Don’t Deny is the better version of Self-Control, as it was very similar in color, depth, and undertone but didn’t have the random sparkle. Stay Close, Everywhere, and It’s a Rush ran together, so I think excluding Everywhere or giving a richer, more red-orange would have made the palette more versatile.

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Love Song

Love Song is a light-medium, peachy gold with strong, warm orange undertones and a metallic finish. The texture was more loosely-pressed and a little drier, despite having a smoother, almost creamy feel to it when I touched it. It had mostly opaque color coverage with slight fallout during application. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading a bit.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Urban Decay House Targaryen (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • Smashbox Revenge Bod (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Suspicion #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Lucido (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Hourglass Champagne Gold (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Cruisin’ (PiP, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury The Golden Goddess #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Skinshow Fever (PiP, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • NARS Sexed (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Tarte Sun Drenched (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

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Love Song

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.

Bonafide

Bonafide is a medium beige with soft, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage with a soft, smooth consistency that was lightly powdery but not prone to sheering out too readily. It lasted well for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably.

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  • Pretty Vulgar Rise (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Aya (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar).
  • Dominique Cosmetics Cafe con Leche (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Sephora Linen (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • ColourPop Delirium (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Flesh (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Tarte Simple Life (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Rose in the Air #5 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Bonafide

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.

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Stay Close

Stay Close is a brighter, light-medium orange with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had a soft, lightly powdery texture that had slight fallout if I wasn’t careful, but it applied evenly to bare skin and blended out with ease. It had opaque color coverage that wore nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING:
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for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Dominique Cosmetics Pumpkin Spice (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Copy Cat (LE, $4.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Cage Free (LE, $4.50) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Desert Date (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Peach Crush (P, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Original (PiP, $4.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • MAC Rule (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Switch (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Magical (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Viseart Cantaloupe (Warm Mattes #6) (P, ) is warmer (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

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Nightcall

Nightcall is a light, rosy mauve with warmer undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was soft, smooth, and a little powdery, but it applied evenly, had full color coverage, and blended out well. The eyeshadow stayed on well for eight hours before fading a bit.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Sydney Grace Daystar (Light) (PiP, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Pretty Vulgar Unruffled (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Too Faced Sweet Fig (PiP, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Blackbird Cosmetics Imogen (DC, $8.00) is cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Nebula (LE, $4.50) is darker, cooler (80% similar).
  • Fenty Beauty Brownie Babe (LE, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Velouria (LE, $25.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar).
  • ColourPop Wild Wing (LE, $4.50) is darker, cooler (80% similar).
  • ColourPop Chic Happens (P, $4.50) is darker, cooler (80% similar).
  • Rare Beauty Undeniable (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

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Nightcall

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.

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You and I

You and I is a light brown with soft, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich pigmentation with a soft, somewhat powdery texture that had a little fallout if I wasn’t careful when initially laying down the color. It lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Pat McGrath Statuesque (DC, $25.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • Give Me Glow Faux Fur (P, $7.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace San Diego (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • NYX Tryst (P, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sephora Hazelnut (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Glam (326CM) (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Chanel Deep #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • NARS Undressed (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Weekender (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Cruise (PiP, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

You and I

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.

Surrender

Surrender is a bright, yellowy gold with moderate, warm undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen. It had opaque color payoff that adhered well to bare skin with a smooth, even laydown of product. The texture was moderately dense, lightly emollient, and picked up fairly well with a brush but had a touch of fallout if I wasn’t careful to press it on. This shade showed signs of fading after eight hours of wear.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Lethal Cosmetics Equinox (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay Overdraft (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Cool Breeze (LE, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Bee Bee (LE, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar).
  • JD Glow Gold (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Cool Breeze (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Rule Breaker (PiP, $4.50) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Crown (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Terra Moons Ritmo (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Tarte Outside the Lines (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Surrender

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.

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Dream On

Dream On is a bright, orange-leaning copper with strong, warm undertones and a metallic finish. The eyeshadow felt more loosely-pressed in the pan, though it had some slip to it, which helped it adhere best with a fingertip or a dampened brush in order to avoid fallout. It had opaque color payoff in a single layer. There was fading visible after eight hours of wear.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Tom Ford Beauty Desert Fox #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • Guerlain Gold Palette #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • MAC Gold Metalist (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Creation Crown (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Luster (375M) (PiP, $29.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Chameleon #9 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Toffee Brown #8 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Heart 2 Heart (PiP, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Alloy (312DC) (PiP, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Earth (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

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Dream On

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.

Reunion

Reunion is a medium peach with warmer, pinky-orange undertones and lighter, peach shimmer. It had mostly opaque, buildable color coverage that applied well to bare skin and blended out nicely. The texture was smooth, lightly emollient, and easy to work with. It lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Natasha Denona Transparent (PiP, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • MAC Flashbeams (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • Kaja Sandy Peach (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Peacocky (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Winter 2018 #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Azure Sun (Eye Color) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • MAC Gleam (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Zoeva Distinct Experience (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Perfectly Wretched (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Kai (244M) (PiP, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

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Reunion

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.

Crave U

Crave U is a medium orange with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, a little powdery but blendable and not prone to fallout. It had opaque color coverage that wore nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • ColourPop Rise N Grind (PiP, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Hula Hoop (LE, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Lola (LE, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Thic (LE, $4.50) is brighter (95% similar).
  • Dominique Cosmetics Sweet Tea (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Warm-Hearted (LE, $4.50) is brighter (95% similar).
  • Too Faced In a Pinch (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Pan Dulce (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Okurr (PiP, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Honey (PiP, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Crave U

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.

Thunder

Thunder has a medium, reddish-plum base with blue-to-teal shifting pearl and a metallic finish. It had opaque color coverage paired with a soft, lightly emollient consistency that applied evenly and blended out without issues. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading a bit.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • ColourPop Need (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay Y2K (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Nite Lovers (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Clionadh Shroom (P, $5.25) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Sugarpill Moon Shine (PiP, $13.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Makeup Geek Insomnia (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Starry Night (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).
  • BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #21 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar).
  • Phytosurgence Deeply Rooted (P, $17.07) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Starry Night (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

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Thunder

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.

Feels Like

Feels Like is a medium, greenish-aqua with subtle, warm undertones and warmer, golden shimmer paired with a metallic sheen. It had mostly opaque, buildable pigmentation, but the texture was slightly drier and thinner, which made it look almost faded and less shimmery once on my lid. I’d recommend using it with a dampened brush or fingertip, which seemed to keep the color truer for longer. It lasted well for seven hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING:
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  • Sydney Grace Scrooge (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace On the Road Again (DC, $8.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Shaley’s Shimmer (DC, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Dive (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Bud (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Scrooge (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Big Sky (PiP, $19.00) is darker (85% similar).
  • Clionadh Fog (P, $5.25) is darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • City Color Tide Pool (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Earthbound (PiP, $6.00) is darker (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

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ColourPop Ritual Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Ritual Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Ritual Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Ritual Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Ritual Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Ritual Pressed Glitter

Ritual

Ritual is a dark gold with strong, warm undertones that contained smaller and larger glitter particles. It was a pressed glitter, so it was not intended for use around the eye area. It had a more emollient feel to the touch, which gave it decent dispersion when patted/pressed onto skin. It adhered decently for six hours of wear before there was noticeable migration.

  • ColourPop Be Swift (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar).
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  • ColourPop Golden Touch (LE, ) is lighter (80% similar).
  • MAC Put U on Gold (LE, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar).
  • ColourPop Gold Star (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar).
  • ColourPop Arendelle (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Libertine (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar).

Ritual

PiPPermanent in Palette.

Midnight Run

Midnight Run is a light brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque, buildable pigmentation with a soft, blendable consistency that was lightly powdery in the pan. The eyeshadow stayed on well for eight hours before fading a bit.

FURTHER READING:
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for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Date Eyes (Prime) (LE, ) is darker (95% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Khaki Haze #9 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Happy Glow (Smoke) (LE, ) is darker (90% similar).
  • Viseart Platane (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Pip (LE, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Too Faced For the Graham (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Ginger (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Maple Syrup (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Lil B (PiP, $4.50) is lighter (85% similar).
  • Urban Decay New Riff (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Everywhere

Everywhere is a muted, medium peachy orange with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage paired with a soft, lightly powdery texture that was blendable with a touch of fallout if I wasn’t careful. It lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING:
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for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Dominique Cosmetics Sweet Tea (PiP, ) is brighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Too Faced In a Pinch (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Dynamite (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Topaz #3 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Lola (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Devious (LE, $4.50) is warmer (85% similar).
  • MAC Rule (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Sorbet (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Kaja Major Mandarin (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Okurr (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Full Circle

Full Circle is a rich, orange-copper with strong, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had rich color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin with light fallout from the slightly more loosely-pressed and drier texture. This shade showed signs of fading after eight hours of wear.

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  • ColourPop Tea Time (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Ciate Gilt (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar).
  • Too Faced Werkshop (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Truth and Beauty (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • Tarte Mic Drop (LE, ) is darker (95% similar).
  • Makeup by Mario Master Metallics #10 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • Too Faced Wet Kisses (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • Viseart Mimolette (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • MAC Couture Copper (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay Ignite (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

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Echoes

Echoes is a faded, medium-dark purple with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. The texture was moderately powdery, which made it more prone to sheering out, but it had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that was workable and did blend out without difficulty. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading a bit.

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  • Huda Beauty Vortex (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar).
  • Give Me Glow Blackened Plum (P, $7.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • KVD Beauty Ribbon (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Too Faced Spice of Life (Pumpkin Spice) (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Autumn Breeze (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar).
  • NARS Nunavut (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • MAC Lover In Me (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • MAC Bon Nuit (LE, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar).
  • Give Me Glow Punk (PiP, $7.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Deceit (P, $6.00) is cooler (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

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Echoes

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.

Don’t Deny

Don’t Deny is a deep green with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage that applied evenly and blended out well, but it had a more powdery texture that was prone to sheering out so it had to be built back up. It lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

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  • Coloured Raine Squad (PiP, $6.99) is lighter (95% similar).
  • KVD Beauty Carolyn (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Self Control (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • Chanel Road Movie #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • MAC Bottle Green (DC, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Sephora Malachite (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Oblivion

Oblivion is a rich, medium olive green with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, almost velvety texture that was soft, finely-milled, and only a little powdery in the pan. It wore nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.

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  • MAC Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Fire OG (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Coloured Raine Congo Basin (LE, $6.99) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Fenty Beauty Phatigue (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Troop (250CP) (LE, ) is darker (90% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Agua Ardiente (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Bewitched (LE, $4.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever M322 Khaki (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever Digger (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Dank (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

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Oblivion

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.

Wanna Go

Wanna Go is a rich, olive gold with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The eyeshadow had opaque color payoff in a single pass, which applied well to bare skin as it went on evenly and blended out along the edges without losing its intensity. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading a bit.

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  • Makeup by Mario Bronzy Glam #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • Coloured Raine Nightingale (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • MAC Put U on Gold (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Worth the Wait (DC, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Anastasia My Angels (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • KVD Beauty Prophet (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Light My World (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Stout (PiP, ) is lighter, more muted (85% similar).
  • Juvia’s Place Wodaabe (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Corona (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

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Wanna Go

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.

ColourPop Stormy Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Stormy Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Stormy Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Stormy Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Stormy Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Stormy Pressed Glitter

Stormy

Stormy is a darker, pinkish-red with warm undertones and a glitter finish. It had smaller glitter particles throughout–and lots of them–and was marked as a Pressed Glitter, so it was not intended for use around the eye area. There was some adhesive properties to it, but it felt drier and was more prone to fallout/migration during application than most Pressed Glitters from the brand. The fallout/migration was noticeable after five hours of wear.

  • ColourPop Indio (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • MAC P for Pink (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Confess (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar).
  • MAC Major Win (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • MAC Reigning Riches (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
  • Anastasia E3 (Norvina Vol. 4) (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • NARS Turn the Beat Around (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Elegant Lady (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar).
  • ColourPop Affair (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar).

Stormy

PiPPermanent in Palette.

It’s a Rush

It’s a Rush is a burnt orange with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color payoff in a single layer, which adhered well to bare skin and blended out nicely. The consistency was soft, a little powdery but not prone to fallout or sheering out too readily. There was fading visible after eight hours of wear.

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  • Urban Decay Wild Thing (PiP, $19.00) (100% similar).
  • Sephora Terracotta (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar).
  • Anastasia C3 (Norvina Vol. 3) (LE, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar).
  • Coloured Raine Empress (DC, $6.99) is darker (95% similar).
  • Anastasia Saturn (LE, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Hatched (LE, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (95% similar).
  • Fenty Beauty Fiya Freak (PiP, ) is brighter (95% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever M705 Canyon (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar).
  • KVD Beauty Devil (LE, ) is darker (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Take It Easy (LE, $4.50) is more muted, warmer (95% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Moves

Moves is a medium purple with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly finish. It had opaque color coverage that had a smooth, almost cream-like feel, but it was thin and difficult to press onto the lid without using a fingertip. I had a fair amount of fallout when I tried to use it with a dry brush. The eyeshadow stayed on well for eight hours before fading a bit.

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  • Stila Violet Vixen (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Lovely Lavender (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Awakening (DC, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • City Color G*psy (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop That’s Deep (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Tarte Amethyst (P, $14.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • MAC Frost Smitten (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Badlands (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

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Moves

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.

For a Nite

For a Nite is a deep navy blue with strong, cool undertones and a soft, pearl sheen. The texture was more emollient to the touch with a smoothness, but it applied best with a fingertip or a dampened brush as I felt a dry brush didn’t push the product onto the lid well and yielded fallout. It lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

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Surface

Surface is a rich, medium gold with soft, warm undertones and a metallic finish. The eyeshadow was richly pigmented, while the consistency was smooth, lightly emollient but easy to work with using a dry brush. It wore nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.

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  • Pat McGrath Incandescent Gold 003 (LE, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Tiger #2 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Cursed (LE, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • MAC If It Ain’t Baroque (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • MAC Struck Gold (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Chanel Lumieres et Vibrations #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Arabesque #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Viseart Soleil (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty The One (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

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Surface

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.

Our Deal

Our Deal is a dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that was easily built up to full coverage with less than a second layer. The texture was soft, slightly thinner and moderately powdery, so fallout was a bit of an issue. This shade showed signs of fading after eight hours of wear.

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  • Too Faced Snooze U Lose (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • LORAC Bark (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Workhorse (LE, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Deep Shade (PiP, $25.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Morphe Mocha (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Tempera (PiP, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Chanel Trait de Caractere #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Coloured Raine Torch (LE, $6.99) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Fudge (DC, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Mea Culpa (PiP, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Our Deal

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.

Fascination

Fascination is a burgundy red with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a slightly thinner, more powdery texture that yielded some fallout and made it more prone to sheering out. The product could have been more blendable as well. It lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

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  • ColourPop Please Me (LE, $4.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Awakened (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Hedonistic Rose (LE, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Night of Frolic (LE, $4.50) is darker (90% similar).
  • Tarte Stained Glass (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Ms. Brightside (LE, $4.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Sangre (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Untamed (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Bossy (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop No Egrets (LE, $4.50) is darker, cooler (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing.” The way the Pressed Pigments differ is that they’re not intended for usage on the immediate eye area.

The majority of the shades are semi-opaque to opaque in coverage, blend out fairly well, and can sometimes be a bit drier/more powdery compared to typical matte shades. They often wear eight to nine hours on me before fading, but many shades in the Pressed Pigment family leave some staining behind.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Pigment swatches.

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the label. The product includes color additives that are not approved for usage on the eyes per the
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Some color additives in “Pigments” have no usage restrictions in the EU, per CosIng, and can be used on the
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ColourPop New Moon Pressed Glitter
ColourPop New Moon Pressed Glitter
ColourPop New Moon Pressed Glitter
ColourPop New Moon Pressed Glitter
ColourPop New Moon Pressed Glitter
ColourPop New Moon Pressed Glitter

New Moon

New Moon has a darker, reddish-copper base with flecks of finer gold and red glitter and larger, gold glitter pieces. It was a Pressed Glitter, so it is not intended for use around the immediate eye area. The texture was more fragile and loosely-pressed, which resulted in difficulty picking up product evenly. There was more slip, too, that made the glitter get pushed around and not distribute as evenly as ideal. There was noticeable migration of glitter within four and a half hours of wear.

  • Fenty Beauty Mars on Fire (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar).
  • Sephora Wine O’Clock (371) (P, $9.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Nude Rich #3 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Gal (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery (90% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Moon Phase (LE, $25.00) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Cosmo (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Call U Mine (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Ciate Gilded (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • LORAC Mojave (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Copper (LE, $25.00) is warmer (85% similar).

Had to Be

Had to Be is a blackened plum with neutral undertones and a matte finish. It had medium color payoff, which was somewhat buildable, and had a moderately powdery texture that was prone to sheering out and had light fallout. The eyeshadow blended out without too much work, though, and it would be best paired with a primer. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading a bit.

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  • Sydney Grace Brilliant Realm (PiP, $5.00) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (95% similar).
  • MAC It’s Vintage (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Dior Tutu #5 (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Xtreme Aubergine (PiP, $25.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • MAC Wild Card (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Dior Plum Tulle #5 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Hard to Crack (LE, $4.50) is warmer (85% similar).
  • Tarte Vamp (PiP, ) is darker, more muted (85% similar).
  • Tarte Still Life (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • MAC Shadowy Lady (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

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Had to Be

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.

Self Control

Self Control is a deep, bluish-teal with cool undertones and flecks of sparkle over a matte finish. The eyeshadow had noticeable fallout due to the sparkles, which didn’t bind with the base. It had opaque color coverage paired with a soft, moderately powdery consistency. It lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

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  • ColourPop Don’t Deny (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • Coloured Raine Squad (PiP, $6.99) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Chanel Road Movie #1 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles #5 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • KVD Beauty Carolyn (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever S228 Petrol Blue (DC, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

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Mystified

Mystified is a darker emerald green with cool undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had rich pigmentation that applied well to bare skin and blended out with ease. The texture was soft, a little powdery in the pan, but it wasn’t prone to sheering out or having fallout. It wore nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.

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Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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  • KVD Beauty Moss (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
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Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

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Mystified

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.

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