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ColourPop Whatever Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches


Whatever

Colour Pop Whatever 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($18.00 for 0.36 oz.) is new release for fall, which features seven matte eyeshadows, one cream eyeshadow, three shimmer eyeshadows, and one glitter (which isn’t intended to be used on the eyes). The mattes performed well; I feel like ColourPop has tweaked their matte formula slightly, as they’ve been feeling a little more velvety and smoother overall in the last palettes I’ve tried from them.

The three traditional shimmer shades were good, though TTYN seemed to have a little too much slip but was quite workable. Tardy, the Super Shock Shadow, should work fine for anyone who likes more of a topper/layering shade, as its big downside was lack of coverage.  Overall, the eyeshadows performed consistently with their formulas; they were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing.

Whatever Palette Comparisons

Whatever
Whatever
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

Tardy

Tardy is a light, yellow gold with moderate, warm undertones and a sparkling sheen. It had more medium coverage that was buildable to semi-opaque coverage, but it worked better as a wash of color all over the lid, as a high-shine brow bone highlight, or to brighten the inner tear duct area.

The consistency was creamy, smooth, and thin, so it felt more powder-like–as the formula does–when applied to the skin but initially felt more emollient, and you could press on the pan and see the product move. This shade stayed on well for 10 hours without creasing or having fallout 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.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Boron Nitride, Isopropyl Myristate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alumina, Tin Oxide, Propylene Carbonate. Iron Oxide (CI 77491, CI 77492). Mica (CI 77019). Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Tardy
Tardy
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

Pink Slip

Pink Slip is a muted, light brown with warmer, yellower undertones paired with a matte finish. The texture felt soft, velvety, and smooth to the touch, which resulted in even, blendable application. It had opaque color payoff that lasted beautifully 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.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Pink Slip
Pink Slip
A

Limited Edition

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

Maybe Later

Maybe Later is a brighter pop of reddish-orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had good pigmentation but needed a half of a layer more on top for full coverage. The texture was soft, a little dusty in the pan, but it applied evenly, built up easily, and blended out without issue. This shade wore well for eight hours on me before starting to fade 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.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Maybe Later
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Copy Cat

Copy Cat is a muted, peachy-orange with strong, warm golden undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was nearly opaque in a single layer, which applied evenly and blended out easily along the edges. The texture was soft, velvety, and smooth to the touch with a touch of powderiness in the pan. It stayed on well for eight hours on me before I noticed signs of fading.

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.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Copy Cat
Copy Cat
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Pass It On

Pass It On is a muted, medium-dark orange with warm, brownish undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had nearly full color coverage, which applied evenly and smoothly on my skin, while the pigmentation built up to full coverage with a second layer. The texture was soft, smooth, and velvety without being powdery or prone to fallout. This shade lasted nicely for eight hours on me before there was visible fading.

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.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Zinc Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Pass It On
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Bad Guy

Bad Guy is a deep red with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out easily along the edges without the rest of the application losing coverage or intensity.

The consistency felt soft, lightly dusty in the pan, but it wasn’t prone to fallout during application. I’d recommend using a lighter hand initially and adding more pressure as necessary, as the pigmentation stretched out a lot. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

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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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Pigment swatches.

Ingredients

Not intended for use in the immediate eye area. Boron Nitride, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850).

Bad Guy
Bad Guy
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

Duh

Duh is a pale gold glitter with a mix of particle sizes and depths; the smaller glitter particles seemed to be closer to white gold with some shift, while the larger hexagon-shaped glitter seemed to be more of a straightforward yellow gold. The glitter was suspended in a translucent base, so it was not fully opaque, which was on par with the formula.

The more emollient texture helped to keep most of the glitter together and ensured better-than-average adhesion to skin, but there can be light fallout depending on application method, blending, and time worn. As a cheek highlighter, there was half a dozen or so particles (per cheek) that traveled within an eight-hour wear time.

Please keep in mind that this product is not for use on the eye area; see this warning for more information. I, along with others, sound like broken records, but it would be great if ColourPop would keep their Pressed Glitters out of the eyeshadow palettes!

Ingredients

*Not intended for use in the immediate eye area. Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Dimethicone, Polyurethane 33, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Myristate, Chlorphenesin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Aluminum , Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Red 7 (CI 15850), Yellow 5 (CI 19140).

Duh
Duh
B

Limited Edition

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

Not OK

Not OK is a rich, golden copper with strong, warm undertones and a lightly sparkled, metallic finish. The color coverage was opaque in a single layer, which applied smoothly and evenly on my lid. The consistency was lightly creamy, not too dense nor too loosely-pressed in the pan, so it was easy to work with, blended out easily, and didn’t have issues with fall out. It lasted well for eight hours before creasing slightly 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.

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Magnesium Myristate, Lauroyl Lysine, Boron Nitride, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Not OK
Not OK
A

Permanent

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

Ditchin' U

Ditchin’ U is a bright, medium copper with strong, warm orange undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had a creamier, smooth texture that felt almost like a cream-to-powder formula based on the amount of slip present in the pan.

A single application of the eyeshadow yielded opaque color payoff in one go, which adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out fairly well along the edges. I’ve noticed that the more emollient (but powder!) formulas can show some translucency when they’re spread out along an area, which this one did a bit. I like using flat, synthetic brushes for application and subtle diffusing to minimize unnecessary movement. This shade stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours with slight fallout over time.

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.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Magnesium Myristate, Lauroyl Lysine, Boron Nitride, Tin Oxide, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Alumina, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Ditchin' U
Ditchin' U
A-

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

In Bold

In Bold is a medium brown with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had barley-there multi-colored shimmer over a more matte finish, so it functioned like a matte would in practice as it was hard to see any shimmering effect in person.

The texture was soft, thin without being too dry or difficult to blend out, and sat well on bare skin. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which lasted well for eight hours before showing signs of fading.

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.

Ingredients

Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Dimethicone, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Magnesium Stearate, Talc, Dimethiconol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

In Bold
In Bold
A-

Limited Edition

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

TTYN

TTYN is a medium-dark copper with warm, rusty red undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture felt more emollient, almost too slippery, and it worked better with flat, synthetic brushes or fingertips to ensure even coverage. Fluffier brushes seemed to push the product out a little too much, which created unevenness. It had opaque pigmentation that stayed on well for eight hours before creasing slightly 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.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Zinc Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

TTYN
TTYN
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

Ms. Brightside

Ms. Brightside is a meidum-dark, reddish-burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage achieved in one layer, and the eyeshadow adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out with little effort along the edges. The texture was soft, a smidgen on the drier side, but it didn’t seem to impact the application or wear. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me before I noticed some fading.

Formula Overview

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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 Colour Pop Pressed Powder Pigment swatches.

Ingredients

*Not intended for use in the immediate eye area. Hexylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethiconol, Boron Nitride, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Lauroyl Lysine, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Mica (CI 77019), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850).

Ms. Brightside
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Colour Pop Bad Guy Pressed Powder Pigment

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Colour Pop In Bold Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop TTYN Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop TTYN Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop TTYN Pressed Powder Shadow

Colour Pop Ms. Brightside Pressed Powder Pigment

Colour Pop Ms. Brightside Pressed Powder Pigment