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ColourPop The Secret Life of Scorpio Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

The Secret Life of Scorpio

ColourPop The Secret Life of Scorpio Pressed Powder Shadow Quad ($9.00 for 0.21 oz.) includes two shimmer shades (mid-tone purple, red-plum) and two matte shades (light rosy mauve, berry-red). All four shades had opaque color payoff, were blendable, and longer-wearing with some powderiness, so you’ll want to do eyes before base in case of fallout.

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That’s Deep

That’s Deep is a medium-dark purple with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had intense pigmentation in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin as the consistency was smooth, lightly creamy, but ended up being a little too emollient to work with using a dry brush on my lid as it did not want to stick/adhere as well as anticipated. It needed more pressure to be pressed onto the skin than was comfortable on my eye (with a brush), so you’ll likely want to use this with a dampened brush or a fingertip for the best adhesion. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading noticeably.

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

  • MAC Selena (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Lovely Lavender (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Awakening (DC, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Moves (PiP, $4.50) is darker (90% similar).
  • City Color G*psy (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Tarte Amethyst (P, $14.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Stila Violet Vixen (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • MAC Frost Smitten (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Night Creature (PiP, $25.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Don’t Quit (PiP, $6.00) 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.

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Burning Passion

Burning Passion is a medium-dark, reddish-plum with warmer undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It was slightly more loosely-pressed in the pan, so it had more chance to have fallout if I wasn’t careful to press/pack it on (or use it with a dampened brush). The eyeshadow was richly pigmented and lasted well for eight hours before fading visibly.

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

  • Persona Empowered (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • Viseart Chant (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Mesmerising Maroon #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • ColourPop The Scorpion (LE, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Once and Floral (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
  • Viseart Rapture (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Give Me Glow Bouquet (PiP, $7.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Never Grow Up (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Addict (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Passion (PiP, ) 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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Mystery (Scorpio)

Mystery (Scorpio) is a light mauve with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color payoff paired with a smooth, more velvety texture that was dense without being too firmly-pressed into the pan. It wore well for eight hours before fading a bit.

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

  • MAC Blanche Cloud Nine (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Big Magic (LE, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar).
  • KKW Beauty Tree (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Otherwise (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar).
  • Smashbox Hit Reply (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar).
  • MAC Choc-ful (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • MAC Rustique (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • LORAC Tick Tock (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Anastasia Bybel (LE, $12.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Extra Syrup (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, 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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Secrets Secrets

Secrets Secrets is a deep, pinky-red with cool undertones and a matte finish. There was moderate powderiness in the pan, but it proved to be blendable, pigmented, and fairly easy to work with on bare skin. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably and left a bit of a stain behind.

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

  • ColourPop Mull It Over (LE, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Makeup Geek Mars (LE, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Blossom (193CP) (DC, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Coloured Raine Snitch (LE, $6.99) is more muted (90% similar).
  • Ciate Violet (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Too Faced Daddies Love Me (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Ruby #4 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Give Me Glow Rosemary (P, $7.00) is lighter (85% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Love Sick (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever M847 Burgundy (P, $17.00) is 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.” 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.

NOTICE: All products categorized under “Pigment” carry a warning in the US that the
product is “not intended for use in the immediate eye area.” Brands in the US typically market these
products as “Pigments” (instead of “Eyeshadow”), and there is often a warning on the back of packaging or
the label. The product includes color additives that are not approved for usage on the eyes per the
FDA.
Some color additives in “Pigments” have no usage restrictions in the EU, per CosIng, and can be used on the
eyes. We recommend checking ingredients to confirm current safety assessment/restrictions:
FDA/CosIng.

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