Colourpop Cosmetics recently launched 10 new pressed powder shadows for Valentine’s Day in the cutest duo packages. Some of these duos are still available on the Colourpop website and they have released these gorgeous pink and purple based shades as single shadows. I wanted to swatch them for you, and review the formula, as there are a few shades that are definitely must haves!
Colourpop Cosmetics Pressed Powder Shadows Valentines Duos Review
The duos come in individual boxes with cute valentines day themed designs. The duos themselves are within a cute cardboard packaging that looks like an envelope.
The single shadows come in cardboard packets similar to the Makeup Geek eyeshadows.
For a limited time, if you purchase any four shadows, you can get a free empty palette. What I absolutely love about these empty palettes is they have a magnetic closure and you can DIY this palette into a cheap Z palette. Check out the facebook group Colourpop Fanatics where they have a how to in one of the posts! You can fit around 10-12 shadows which is great because you don’t have to spend a fortune on a z palette.
The duo sets are $10 USD and the single shadows are $5 USD. They can only be purchased on the Colourpop website here. Each shadow is 1.4 g, so you are getting 4 shadows, for $4.50 each. This is
Each shadow is 1.4 g. This is pretty affordable when compared to other brands such as Makeup Geek and MAC where you receive 1.8g for $6 and 1.5g for $12 respectively.
The fact that you can also turn the free palette on their current deal into a cheap Z palette, is also a huge plus!
Unlike the Colourpop Super Shock Shadows, these are pressed powder shadows! They are highly pigmented and have medium to full coverage. There are three different finishes, matte, metallic and matte with glitter particles.
The matte shadows and the matte shadows with glitter particles have a velvet-like / silky feel which is lovely considering they are matte. Mattes can sometimes lean on the chalky side and I was pleasantly surprised with this formula considering the price! It is very easy to apply these with a brush and they blend quite nicely.
The metallic shadows are nice to apply and are extremely pigmented. I think fingertips are better to apply these or with a flat shader brush.
I really like the shade range they have chosen in this collection with the pink and mauve toned shades.
Two to Tango Set
Double Date: metallic lavender and is one of my favourites from this collection.
Two Much: matte medium plum with gold flecks
One of a Kind Set
Going Steady: matte dusty wine
Pinky Promise: metallic wine and is so beautiful on the eyelid!
Boyfriend Stealer Set
Dreamboat: matte dusty rose
Pretty Cruel: matte berry mauve with gold flecks
Apple of My Eye Set
Say I Do: matte baby pink
143: intense matte deep lilac – this shade is so beautifully pigmented and probably my favourite out of the collection!
Meant to Be Set
Bouquet Toss: metallic pinky peach
Flowerboy: matte hot peachy pink
They apply nicely to the eye and blend really well. The pigment does last most of the day but did slightly fade towards the end of the day. I think I need to play around a little with primers to see which works best for these!
I love my Sigma brushes for applying eyeshadows. I use the following brushes;
Crease – E40 Tapered Blending Brush to apply and blend transition shade
Lid – E55 Eye Shading Brush to press and slide the shimmer shades to lid
Outer Corner – E34 Domed Utility Brush to add depth to the outer corner
Inner Corner – E30 Pencil Brush to highlight the inner corner
I really like this formulation and I cannot wait to see what shades they bring out next! I really like that you get a free empty palette so you can kind of make your own palette with these. In terms of the shades that I would want to repurchase, I would recommend, Pinky Promise, Double Date, Two Much and Dream Boat. I am really happy with the pigmentation of the shade 143. I didn’t expect a vibrant shade like this to be so pigmented.
Colourpop Cosmetics Pressed Powder Shadows Valentines Duos Palette Swatches
Here are swatches of this palette on my arm without the use of a primer. Please keep in mind that the shades may vary with skin tones.
What do you think about Colourpop’s pressed powder shadows? What colour schemes are you hoping Colourpop release next? Let me know in the comments below!
Also if you have any questions about these shadows, leave them in the comments below and I will answer you back as soon as I can!
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