Star Wars

ColourPop Star Wars 15-Pan Shadow Palette ($26.00 for 0.53 oz.) is a new, limited edition 15-pan palette that included a mix of shimmers and mattes with three Super Shock Shadows as well. The eyesahdows performed largely as expected for the brand–pigmented, blendable, and had eight-hour wear–but there were a few under-performers in the palette for sure.

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Rebel Princess

Rebel Princess has a soft, golden white base with iridescent lavender pearl faintly throughout. It had a Super Shock Shadow feel to it–emollient and wet to the touch but turned-powder like once it came into contact with my skin.

  • Medium to semi-opaque color coverage
  • Smooth, lightly emollient
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (10 hours typically for this formula)

FURTHER READING:
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for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • ColourPop Cuddle Close (LE, $4.50) is cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Clarity (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Prince Charming (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay When Doves Cry (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar).
  • KVD Beauty Opal (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • MAC Cooler Than Being Cool (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Rose #2 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Too Faced Unicorn Tears (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Illusion (423DC) (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Back to Back (LE, $4.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar).

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 ColourPop Super Shock Shadow swatches.

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Starfighter

Starfighter is a soft, peachy coral with warm undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Soft, lightly powdery, not prone to fallout
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (8 hours typically for this formula)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Possible Dupes

These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

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 ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

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Hyperdrive

Hyperdrive is a light, silvery-white base with an aqua to blue shift.

  • Medium color coverage
  • Smooth, lightly emollient
  • Best applied with a fingertip or a dampened brush
  • Long-wearing (8 hours typically for this formula)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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 ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

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Loyalty

Loyalty is a rich, medium-dark caramel brown with warmer, more orange-leaning undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Soft, lightly powdery, not prone to fallout
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (8 hours typically for this formula)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Possible Dupes

These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

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 ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Loyalty

LELimited Edition. $4.50.

Outer Rim

Outer Rim is a darker, slightly warmer purple base with flecks of lavender and silvery-blue of micro-sparkle throughout a cream-to-powder finish. It had a more watercolor effect with its translucency.

  • Semi-opaque, color coverage
  • Smooth, lightly emollient, wet to the touch but turned powder-like once it came into contact with skin
  • Best applied with a firm, synthetic brush, blendable
  • Long-wearing (10 hours typically for this formula)

Jedi Knight

Jedi Knight is a brighter, light blue with cooler undertones and a frosted sheen.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Smooth, lightly emollient, picked up well with dry brush
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (8 hours typically for this formula)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Morphe Peace (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar).
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  • Lethal Cosmetics Talisman (P, $6.00) (80% similar).

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 ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Kessel Run

Kessel Run is a bright, lavender-silver with cool undertones and a shiny, metallic finish. It appeared more neutral in the pan but seemed to reflect quite lavender-ish in person.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Smooth, lightly emollient, picked up well with dry brush
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (8 hours typically for this formula)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Anastasia Seaside (LE, $12.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
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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 ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

New Hope

New Hope is a medium gold with moderate, warm undertones and a smooth, shiny and metallic finish.

  • Semi-opaque, buildable color coverage
  • Smooth, lightly emollient, picked up well with dry brush
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (8 hours typically for this formula)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Anastasia Moo (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
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  • NARS Let It Whip (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop The Mayor (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Rose Topaz #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Galactic Gold (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Cattitude (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Chanel Mediterraneen #2 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).

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 ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Galactic Empire

Galactic Empire is a brighter, cherry red with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It was better pressed into place and then gradually diffused only as necessary due to the texture.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Slightly firmer, somewhat stiff, and on the thicker side
  • Best applied with a firm, flat brush
  • Long-wearing (8 hours typically for this formula)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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.” 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 ColourPop Pressed Powder Pigment swatches.

NOTICE: All products categorized under “Pigment” carry a warning in the US that the
product is “not intended for use in the immediate eye area.” Brands in the US typically market these
products as “Pigments” (instead of “Eyeshadow”), and there is often a warning on the back of packaging or
the label. The product includes color additives that are not approved for usage on the eyes per the
FDA.
Some color additives in “Pigments” have no usage restrictions in the EU, per CosIng, and can be used on the
eyes. We recommend checking ingredients to confirm current safety assessment/restrictions:
FDA/CosIng.

Alliance

Alliance is a medium-dark taupe-brown with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Soft, lightly powdery, not prone to fallout
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (8 hours typically for this formula)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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 ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

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Space Pirate

Space Pirate has a soft, warmer black base with lots of purple and blue pearl throughout, which gave it a more “blackened purple” effect overall.

  • Nearly opaque color coverage
  • Smooth, lightly emollient, wet to the touch but turned powder-like once it came into contact with skin
  • Best applied with a firm, synthetic brush, blendable
  • Long-wearing (10 hours typically for this formula)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Anastasia OA (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Devinah Cosmetics Are You a Good Witch (P, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Selfish (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Silver Burn (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Dominique Cosmetics Blueberry Fizz (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Slate (27M) (PiP, $29.00) is darker (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Inertia (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).

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 ColourPop Super Shock Shadow swatches.

Rebellion

Rebellion is a rich, deeper blue with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish.

  • Mostly opaque, buildable color coverage
  • Soft, lightly powdery, not prone to fallout
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (8 hours typically for this formula)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • ColourPop Pool Party (LE, $4.50) is cooler (95% similar).
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  • Huda Beauty Sapphire #1 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Fly High (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, more muted, cooler (90% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Dim-out (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop The Fates (LE, $4.50) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar).

Possible Dupes

These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

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 ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

First Mate

First Mate is a richer, medium-dark brown with moderate, warm undertones and flecks of gold micro-sparkle scattered through a more matte finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Soft, moderately powdery, light fallout
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (8 hours typically for this formula)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • ColourPop Blink (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Fur (P, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Bask (PiP, $4.50) is warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Tag Me (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Piece Out (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).

Possible Dupes

These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

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 ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Republic

Republic is a rich, darker red with strong, cool undertones and a matte finish. I did struggle with this shade more so than most of the brand’s red-hued shades.

  • Semi-opaque color coverage
  • Moderately powdery, prone to sheering out and fallout
  • Somewhat blendable
  • Long-wearing (8 hours typically for this formula)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Possible Dupes

These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

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.” 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 ColourPop Pressed Powder Pigment swatches.

NOTICE: All products categorized under “Pigment” carry a warning in the US that the
product is “not intended for use in the immediate eye area.” Brands in the US typically market these
products as “Pigments” (instead of “Eyeshadow”), and there is often a warning on the back of packaging or
the label. The product includes color additives that are not approved for usage on the eyes per the
FDA.
Some color additives in “Pigments” have no usage restrictions in the EU, per CosIng, and can be used on the
eyes. We recommend checking ingredients to confirm current safety assessment/restrictions:
FDA/CosIng.

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Star Destroyer

Star Destroyer is a rich black with cooler undertones and a matte finish. I found that this was a little harder to keep in place/as intense as it initially looked.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Soft, moderately powdery, had light fallout
  • Blendable but use with care to avoid sheering out
  • Long-wearing (8 hours typically for this formula)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Melt Cosmetics Euphoria (LE, ) is darker (95% similar).
  • KVD Beauty Jet (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Dose of Colors Midnight (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • Dior Black Bow #3 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar).
  • Smashbox Big Night (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • NARS Pandora II (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Noir (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Dose of Colors Berry Black (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Catwalks (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).

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 ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

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