ColourPop Haul: NEW Pressed Powder Shadows!
I feel like this is almost old news at this point, but I was so excited to play with these that I almost forgot to post about it! In case you haven’t heard, ColourPop released pressed eyeshadows in pans. They’re only $5 each and they’re magnetic so you can pop them in a Z Palette. The swatches on their social media looked promising, so I just had to try it out!
I picked up 2 typical neutral warm shades. Made to Last is a great transition shade for everyday. It’s pretty neutral so I can pair it with multiple eye looks. Top Notch is hella warm but is a great staple terracotta shade. I made myself step outside the box for these next shades. Bel Air is a great cool toned transition shade which should make for a nice base to build off of. Cloud Nine is a deep cool toned brown with a little purple in it. I’m hoping to branch out my shades for my eye looks. Last but not least are the lighter shades. Hear Me Out looked like a great brow bone highlight. It has a slight peach undertone which works great with my skin. You Know the Drill is the only shimmer shade I got and it’s a bronze- great for all over the lid.
So the shades look pretty in the pan- but how is the actual formula? First of all, these feel freaking amazing. They’re so smooth and so creamy. Plus they have great pigmentation! The only possible con is that there is powder pickup when you dip your brush. So if it bothers you to see loose powder in the pan, these might annoy you. Personally, the blendability and pigmentation of these more than makes up for it. The mattes are my favorite for sure. I just tap off the excess powder from my brush and they apply like a dream. The shimmer is pretty but doesn’t pack as much of a punch as their Super Shock shadows do. These pressed powder shimmers could be nice for a more subtle shimmer though.
In case you haven’t gathered it by now, I am a huge fan of these shadows. They’re comparable to Makeup Geek and MAC for sure. For $5, they’re amazing quality for the price. I am already looking into which shades I should add to my collection. If you want super intense metallic shades, go for the Super Shock shadows. But if you’re looking for mattes or subtle shimmer, these pressed powders will not disappoint!