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ColourPop SWAK Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

SWAK

ColourPop SWAK 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a new, limited edition five-pan palette that included two true mattes, one sparkly matte, and two shimmer shades. The palette performed consistently with recent eyeshadows released by the brand, such that the mattes were a little more powdery and shimmers weren’t as cream-like (instead, they were looser). The majority of the shades applied without a lot of effort and were pigmented.

SWAK

LELimited Edition. $10.00.

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Besos

Besos is a light, yellowy gold base with flecks of pink and peach shimmer throughout a more frosted finish. The texture was slightly thicker, which resulted in some emphasis of lid texture when applied dry, so applying it with a fingertip or a dampened brush helped to smooth it out and make it appear metallic but less frosted. It had opaque color coverage paired with a soft, more loosely-pressed texture that had light fallout during application. It stayed on nicely for seven and a half hours before fading a bit.

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.

Besos

LELimited Edition. $4.50.

Smooch

Smooch is a darker, brownish-peach with muted, warm undertones and flecks of micro-sparkle over a matte finish. Those sparkles didn’t bind with the base product, so they resulted in a lot of fallout during application, even after tapping off excess with my brush prior to trying to lay it down. The texture was more loosely-pressed, powdery, though blendable, but the opaque coverage tended to sheer out in practice. It lasted decently for seven and a half hours on me and had light fallout over time.

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.

Smooch

LELimited Edition. $4.50.

We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

XX

XX is a soft, rosy coral with warm undertones and a metallic finish. The eyeshadow had rich pigmentation with a soft, lightly creamy consistency that wasn’t too dense nor too firmly pressed into the pan. It applied evenly to my lid and blended out well along the edges. There was fading present after eight hours of wear.

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.

XX

LELimited Edition. $4.50.

Canoodle

Canoodle is a muted, medium-dark rusty copper with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque, buildable pigmentation with a soft, lightly powdery texture that felt smooth to the touch and wasn’t too dry. It applied evenly and blended out without difficulty. This shade stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.

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.

We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Mack

Mack is a deep red with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The product had a lot of pigmentation, but it wasn’t quite as blendable as it could have been, so I would recommend using less and building up coverage (if needed) to make it easier to diffuse the edges. The texture was smooth to the touch, slightly powdery but a bit firmer compared to more recent matte shades by the brand. It lasted for eight hours before fading a bit and did stain my lid slightly after removal.

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.

Mack

LELimited Edition. $4.50.

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