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ColourPop Bye Bye Birdie Eyehadow Palette Review & Swatches


Bye Bye Birdie

Colour Pop Bye Bye Birdie 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($18.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new palette released in time for the holidays. It features a mix of finishes from Super Shock Shadow to Pressed Glitter.

The mattes seemed a bit more powdery than the average shade in the finish, but they were fairly pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing so just take care to tap off excess and/or apply eye makeup before base products. The Super Shock Shadows were sheerer, though sparkly, and worked better as highlighting shades (like for the inner tearduct) or layered over something else.

Note: Ruffled and Emuse Me are Pressed Glitters and Heron Chic is a Pressed Pigment; all three are “not intended for use in the immediate eye area.”

Bye Bye Birdie
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

Aerial

Aerial is a soft, light-medium peach with pink-peach undertones and warmer, golden shimmer. It had medium coverage with a creamy, more emollient texture (it is a Super Shock Shadow) that turned to powder when it came into contact with my skin. It worked better as a wash of shimmer/sheen than it did as a standalone shade due to the sheerer coverage and slightly patchy application. It wore well for nine hours before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.07 oz. - $85.71 Per Ounce

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow is a cream-based formula that comes in a multitude of shades and finishes. The more metallic shades have the most slip to them (they have a “wetter” feel), while the more matte ones have a firmer, more clay-like consistency. Almost every shade I’ve tried from ColourPop has been exceptionally long-wearing (10+ hours of wear, usually there until I remove, even 14 hours later). The pigmentation can vary from shade to shade, but the average shade is quite pigmented.

From feedback I’ve seen from readers, many love them but some don’t like them at all. They aren’t a traditional cream eyeshadow, as they are denser (more sponge-like), and they apply best with flat, firm, synthetic brushes (I like the MAC 242 and 249) for me. The brand recommends using fingers for the most pigmented application, but I’ve only felt that fingers were necessary on a few shades (usually the super glittery ones).

The more matte shades can be on the drier side and vary from medium to opaque in coverage, though they're often buildable.  They can be a little hard to diffuse the edges of, though some are lovely to work with.

The more glittery shades have been the weakest to me, as they can be sheerer or harder to apply.  Sometimes, they are more pigmented and work like the other finishes in the formula, but often, they are sheerer and only function well patted on top of more pigmented eyeshadows to add glitter.  They do, however, tend to have little fallout over time with the occasional shade having a more moderate amount of fallout (but still less fallout than most powder eyeshadows with glitter).

Browse all of our Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow swatches.

Aerial
Aerial
B-

Limited Edition

7
Product
7
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

Nesting

Nesting is a light-medium peach with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff in a single layer, while the texture was soft, lightly powdery but not prone to fallout or sheering out too readily. The eyeshadow applied evenly and blended out without any issues. This shade lasted nicely for eight hours before fading a bit.

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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Nesting
Nesting
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

Ruffled

Ruffled had a clear base with iridescent, multi-colored glitter in finer to larger hexagon-shaped pieces. The larger pieces were extremely irritating in the eye, and I could feel the edge of it against my lash line if it wasn’t properly laying flat. I noticed that the larger particles were very prone to moving around and didn’t adhere that well to my skin relative to the small and medium-sized particles. The more impressive part about it was just that the glitter dispersed fairly evenly when applied.

The product contains plastic glitter, which is not considered safe for usage on the eyes (there is a warning on the back of the palette about it).

Ruffled
Ruffled
C

Limited Edition

7
Product
7
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
74%
Total

Gander

Gander is a light, peachy gold with warm undertones and flecks of copper and gold sparkle paired with a metallic finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff in a single layer, which didn’t build up much beyond medium coverage. The texture was smooth to the touch with light slip, and it adhered well to bare skin without fallout but could have applied more evenly. It wore well eight and a half hours on me before I noticed slight fading.

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.07 oz. - $85.71 Per Ounce

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow is a cream-based formula that comes in a multitude of shades and finishes. The more metallic shades have the most slip to them (they have a “wetter” feel), while the more matte ones have a firmer, more clay-like consistency. Almost every shade I’ve tried from ColourPop has been exceptionally long-wearing (10+ hours of wear, usually there until I remove, even 14 hours later). The pigmentation can vary from shade to shade, but the average shade is quite pigmented.

From feedback I’ve seen from readers, many love them but some don’t like them at all. They aren’t a traditional cream eyeshadow, as they are denser (more sponge-like), and they apply best with flat, firm, synthetic brushes (I like the MAC 242 and 249) for me. The brand recommends using fingers for the most pigmented application, but I’ve only felt that fingers were necessary on a few shades (usually the super glittery ones).

The more matte shades can be on the drier side and vary from medium to opaque in coverage, though they're often buildable.  They can be a little hard to diffuse the edges of, though some are lovely to work with.

The more glittery shades have been the weakest to me, as they can be sheerer or harder to apply.  Sometimes, they are more pigmented and work like the other finishes in the formula, but often, they are sheerer and only function well patted on top of more pigmented eyeshadows to add glitter.  They do, however, tend to have little fallout over time with the occasional shade having a more moderate amount of fallout (but still less fallout than most powder eyeshadows with glitter).

Browse all of our Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow swatches.

Gander
Gander
B-

Limited Edition

7.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

Never More

Never More is a medium pink with moderate, warm undertones and flecks of gold and pink micro-sparkle over a metallic finish. It had rich color coverage that adhered well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of color that blended out easily along the edges. The eyeshadow lasted well for eight hours before fading a bit on me.

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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Never More
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Finch

Finch is a medium-dark berry with cooler undertones and a pearly sheen. It was richly pigmented with a smooth texture that was more firmly-pressed into the pan, but it picked up well with a brush and had great adhesion and blendability (but no powderiness). The eyeshadow stayed on well for eight hours before fading a bit.

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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Finch
Finch
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

Emuse Me

Emuse Me had a pink-tinted, more translucent base with flecks of multi-colored glitter, though a lot of it read lighter and more mid-tone pink. It had semi-opaque coverage, in the form of glitter, and dispersed evenly on my skin. It had light fallout/travel after eight hours of wear; it was better than old school glitter but I’d still strongly recommend using it with an adhesive base/spray just to be sure.

It does contain plastic glitter and was labeled as “not intended for use in the immediate eye area.”

Emuse Me
Emuse Me
B

Limited Edition

8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total

On a Wing

On a Wing is a muted, medium lavender with neutral-to-warm undertones and warmer golden shimmer that gave it a metallic finish. The pigmentation was opaque in a single pass, while the eyeshadow had a smooth, cream-like texture that applied easily and “melted” onto my lid and looked seamless. It lasted beautifully for eight and a half hours on me before creasing slightly.

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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

On a Wing
On a Wing
A

Limited Edition

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

Boo Bird

Boo Bird is a medium-dark, pink-coral with soft, warm undertones and barely-there flecks of gold sparkle over a matte finish. The sparkles didn’t add anything as they didn’t translate to the lid in practice. The texture was soft, somewhat powdery, but it wasn’t prone to sheering out too readily and didn’t give me fallout. It stayed on nicely for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably.

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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Boo Bird
Boo Bird
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

Heron Chic

Heron Chic is a deep berry with strong, cool undertones and a matte finish. It was intensely pigmented with a soft, moderately powdery texture that had light fallout but adhered evenly and blended out with ease along the edges. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading visibly.

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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Heron Chic
A-

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Fly By Night

Fly By Night is a medium-dark plum with warmer undertones and flecks of larger, gold sparkle over a more matte finish. The sparkles didn’t translate much on my l id when applied but did result in some fallout, so I wish they weren’t included (as they aren’t bringing anything to the party!). The texture was soft, lightly powdery and sheered out from opaque to semi-opaque a bit too readily and had to be built back up. It lasted well for eight hours before I noticed signs of wear.

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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Fly By Night
B

Limited Edition

8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

Plumage

Plumage is a medium-dark brown with moderate, warm red undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, blendable, and somewhat powdery in the pan with a touch of fallout during application. The eyeshadow had opaque color payoff that was easy to work with. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading noticeably.

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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Plumage
Plumage
A-

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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