ColourPop Pressed Shadows Review and Swatches

So I jumped on the opportunity to pick up some of the ColourPop pressed shadows when they first were released. I’m a huge ColourPop fan and think their super shock shadows are phenomenal so I was really excited to try out their new pressed shadows.

If you’ve never tried anything from them, I highly recommend it! Everything is super affordable and great quality for the price. I do think some of their liquid lips are hit or miss but when compared to drug store liquid lips, these blow them out of the water.

I decided to pick up both the four color palettes in Lo-Key and Hi-Maintenance after seeing them swatched on Temptalia. They just looked so pretty and really unlike most the other colors I have in my collection. I also grabbed the single shadow in Take the Lead because it again looked unlike anything I own.

Take the Lead:

This is a very interesting cool toned brown-grey shade that I thought would be perfect for cooler smokey eyes. This color swatched very well and I’m excited to try it out on the eyes.


This four color palette includes the colors below taken off their website:

Take It Slow – metallic warm champagne

I Owe You – matte mid-tone orange

Running Late – matte creamy orange

Criss Cross -matte brick orange


This four color palette includes the colors below taken off their website:

Just in Time – satin soft gold

High Strung – metallic dusty rose

Get Out – matte cool cranberry

Cute Alert – matte deep burgundy


I was really impressed with how these shadows swatched! They were super pigmented and creamy. I’m probably most excited for the metallic shades, especially Just in Time. The some of the mattes did swatch a little more patchy then I was expecting but all together they were impressive. The palettes are a little bulky but cute! I will most likely eventually transfer these over to my Z-Palette but right now I like how travel friendly they feel and secure they feel. All swatches were done by finger with one swipe and no primer.

Have you guys tried these out? What did you think?

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  1. I have read a lot about Colourpop recently and wish it was easier to get hold of here in the UK. I love all of these palettes and the metallic shades especially are gorgeous 🙂 I hope to be able to get my hands on these soon! x

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