If you have been living under rock, then you have to know about Colour Pop’s pressed shadows. I don’t think I’ve been waiting for anything more than these to release. And I really have been waiting for them to reach me, literally two weeks for them to ship to me. These babies have been anticipated for a long time. Their super shock formula is a little hard to work with but the formula is super unique and opaque. With that said, I swatched all my Colour Pop eyeshadows to remind us all why we love them so much. It definitely rekindled why I would continue to buy both formulas. And at $5 each you can afford to. And honestly, I have fallen in love with these pressed shadows.
So let’s get into some swatches, a small trick, and a makeup look.
Lo-Key and Hi-Maintenance palettes:
These palettes were on everyone’s list and I knew I had to get my hands on these babies. These are their first palettes to release and the shades are very on trend. And they sold out like twice. They are also sold individually. And I’m honestly glad I did get them.
Take It Slow:
Take It Slow is a metallic warm champagne.
I Owe You:
I Owe You is a matte mid-tone orange.
Running Late is a matte creamy orange.
Criss Cross is a matte brick orange.
These shades are on trend with the peach craze right now. This is as close as I’ll get to that trend.
Just In Time:
Just In Time is a satin soft gold.
High Strung is a metallic dusty rose.
Get Out is a matte cool cranberry.
Cute Alert is a matte deep burgundy.
This trend I will always love, those marsala wine colors. Love this shade range.
Come and Get It:
Come and Get It is a duchrome rose with a gold flip.
Paper Tiger is a matte mustard shade.
Making Moves is a matte hot coral.
Stay Golden is a matte raspberry.
Popular Demand is a matte red brown.
Silver Lining is a matte dusty purple.
Lost and Found:
Lost and Found is a matte sky blue.
Piece of Cake:
Piece of Cake is a matte dusty indigo.
These are all swatched with my finger and without a primer. Some of the lighter matte and metallic shades were a little less pigmented. But honestly, these are fuckin amazing. The pigmentation, especially of the colored matte shades, are so crazy. Literally, a few swirls, and pigmentation heaven. And I have used these on a brush and they’re amazing. There is some kick up to them but it’s fine. I love them. Ignore the bad eyelash job. I’m so bad at putting them on. I used the Lo-Key palette, Come and Get It in the center of my eye. I picked up the shade on the brush, sprayed it with setting spray, and did the metallic ever pop. These pics do them no justice. I also layered with Silver Lining which blended out nicely with the red. You basically can’t see it. I love this look so much. I used Wisp highlight and Mimmy ultra matte lip.
Time for a little trick. I’m almost mad I haven’t thought of it myself. As you noticed my palettes hold more than the standard 4. I saw some girl on Instagram had taken out the foam, a whole metallic strip is underneath. This makes its hold 10 shades instead of just four. I only feel dumb that I didn’t think of it myself I’d because I’ve taken apart all my other kits and use them to hold the lippie stix. And it holds about 16.
And once you take out the foam, there’s some glue underneath. You just take it off and presto! Your palette just increased to take on 6 more shades and save a lot of space. They give you a free palette for every 4 you buy. I got 8 singles and for some reason I only got one extra palette. So I’m happy I saw this because it fit all my shadows and I have a palette leftover.
And these are how the single shades come. I love the packet they come in, I wanna keep em. But I have no clue what to do with them. Hoarder problems.
So if you have been debating on getting these, don’t. At least pick up 4 that catch your eye. The pigmentation is amazing and I love the color range. A little something for everyone. I cannot wait to see their Valentine’s Day collection, I’m gunna die. The sneak peaks are almost too much to bare.
I hope this post has helped you with your decision making. If you have any questions at all, feel free to ask me. Thank you so much for reading and stay purple.