Review: 6 Colourpop Pressed Shadows

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Here is my review on the 6 Colourpop Pressed Shadows. I've never liked the idea of the Super Shock Shadows, because I don't like how impractical they are, so when they came out with pressed shadows, I had an excuse to try out their shadows. If you buy them in a compact form (mirror included), they are $5 USD, and if it's just in a pan form like mine, they are $4 USD. Colourpop also has pressed shadow bundles, which can save you a few dollars. Obviously, they are a lot cheaper than singles from brands such as Makeup Geek and MAC, and I have heard people raving about them so I decided to try them out for myself.

They come in various shades, including purples, pinks, oranges and greens. You can check them out here. There are three finishes: matte, satin, metallic.

About this product
Highly pigmented shadow that applies evenly and feels ultra-velvety and silky. This long wearing formula contains a unique combination of softer powders which adheres easily to the eyes, gives a soft focus effect, and blends smoothly and evenly.

Here are the shades I chose, from left to right, top to bottom: Paper Tiger, Save It For Later, Play By Play, Come And Get It, High Strung, Side Tracked.

Here are some photos of the shades on my eyes:

Side Tracked: matte warm orange-brown with obvious gold specks that shows up when applied on the eye with finger or heavily with a brush. But they don't show up when you blend the shade out/use a light hand. I found it just a little bit powdery, but it felt very smooth and applied evenly. It was also easy to blend out. I think it's a great everyday shadow.
Paper Tiger: a dark mustard yellow matte shadow. I have noticed that the colour in real life is darker than the colour in the official photos. It is less pigmented than some of their other shadows, but full pigmentation can be achieved in 2-3 layers. It blends in easily, and the powder is very smooth and just a bit powdery.
Play By Play: a pretty duochrome shadow with orange tones, and a gold green shift. I prefer applying this with my fingers, as the shift isn't very obvious when applied with a brush. Even then, you need a few layers (or one thicker layer) for the sheen to show clearly. The shadow is a bit looser in texture compared to the mattes, and sheers out easily. I like using this over a darker shadow or lightly over the lid when I want a fancier day look.
Save It For Later: a warm copper shade with light gold reflect. The shadow was very pigmented when applied with fingers, but also showed up well when using a brush. The texture was very smooth and creamy. A little goes a long way, so keep that in mind if you intend on blending this shadow.
Come And Get It: a very common cool pink shadow with tiny gold specks. The shadow applied well with both fingers and brush. You can apply a thin layer or a heavy layer of this, and they'll both look great. The shadow in the pan felt like it was packed densely and was smooth to the touch. However, I think this shadow is a bit harder to blend out compared to the others.
High Strung: a very shimmery copper with brown undertones. It had great pigmentation and was easy to blend out. The formula felt drier than the others, and wasn't as smooth. It's great for adding a pop of shimmer to the lids.
The finger swatches above were done with 2 swipes, and with Etude House's eye primer. From left to right, the shades are: Play By Play, Save It For Later, Paper Tiger, Come And Get It, High Strung and Side Tracked.

Overall, I give the shadows I own a 8/10. These are really nice and great if you want to try out some single shadows without spending too much money. There are some inconsistencies between shades, so I would advise looking up reviews and swatches online before you purchase them. For the metallics, I like using my finger instead of a brush, though out of the ones I purchased, most of them performed great with a brush as well. I also found that they did migrated to other areas of my eyelid slightly throughout the day, but please keep in mind that I have incredibly oily lids.

That's it for this review. I hope it helped you decide whether or not you're going to purchase any of the shadows! 


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