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ColourPop C-3PO Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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C-3PO

ColourPop C-3PO 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($14.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a new, limited edition gold-themed eyeshadow palette that included a mix of shimmers and mattes across warmer neutrals and warm-toned gold shimmers. The quality was consistent with the brand’s past releases, though the shimmers were a mix of smoother and denser textures and a couple of thinner, more emollient ones.

Ingredients

C-3PO

LELimited Edition. $14.00.

Bolt

Bolt is a pale gold with moderately warm undertones and a soft, metallic sheen.

  • Medium pigmentation
  • Lightly emollient, cream-like initially then powder-like on skin
  • Picked up readily with dry brush, blended out well
  • Long-wearing (10 hours)

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

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • Natasha Denona True Gold (20M) (2019) (PiP, $29.00).
  • ColourPop Fancy That (LE, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Blurred Lines (LE, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Squeezed (PiP, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Flame Fatale (LE, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Silver Millennium (LE, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Banana Split (LE, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Precious Cargo (LE, $6.00).
  • ColourPop Star Power (LE, $4.50).
  • Urban Decay Crystal Ball (LE, $19.00).

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.

Bolt

LELimited Edition. $4.50.

Droid

Droid is a darker, peachy gold with warm, orange undertones and a metallic finish.

  • Semi-opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, moderately emollient consistency without being too dense
  • Picked up readily with dry brush, blended out well
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • ColourPop Love Song (PiP, $4.50).
  • Morphe Healing (LE, ).
  • Natasha Denona Sundazed (128K) (PiP, ).
  • Urban Decay House Targaryen (LE, $19.00).
  • ColourPop Cruisin’ (PiP, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Lucido (LE, $4.50).
  • Makeup by Mario N9 (LE, ).
  • Anastasia Sunny (LE, $12.00).
  • By Beauty Bay Gold Digger (LE, ).
  • JD Glow Rich (P, $7.50).

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.

Droid

LELimited Edition. $4.50.

Tatooine

Tatooine is a medium-dark yellow with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish.

  • Mostly opaque color coverage
  • Soft, smooth, lightly powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • Anastasia D4 (Norvina Vol. 2) (LE, $12.00).
  • Viseart Tweety (24) (LE, ).
  • Terra Moons Capella (P, $6.00).
  • Too Faced Honey Buns (LE, $16.00).
  • Huda Beauty Tiger #1 (LE, ).
  • ColourPop Top Pick (LE, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Happy Place (LE, $4.50).
  • Coloured Raine Lemon Drop (PiP, $6.99).
  • ColourPop Stinger (PiP, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Caution (LE, $4.50).

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.

Golden One

Golden One is a medium gold with moderate, warm undertones, so it leaned yellower and not as orange-toned as the other golds in the palette.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, moderately emollient consistency without being too dense
  • Picked up readily with dry brush, blended out well
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • Dior Celebrate in Gold #1 (LE, ).
  • MAC If It Ain’t Baroque (P, $17.00).
  • Sydney Grace Treasure Hunter (P, $6.25).
  • Urban Decay House Targaryen (LE, $19.00).
  • Laura Mercier Amber Spark (LE, ).
  • Guerlain Golden Stars #2 (LE, ).
  • Anastasia Fairy (PiP, $12.00).
  • ColourPop Gilded (LE, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Mrs. Potts (LE, $4.50).
  • Glaminatrix Treasure (P, $8.04).

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.

Translator

Translator is a light-medium, yellowy gold with moderate, warm undertones and a smooth, pearly sheen.

  • Semi-opaque pigmentation
  • Slightly firm in feel, thinner and more emollient than ideal
  • Best applied with fingertip
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • ColourPop Symphony (LE, $4.50).
  • Sephora Champagne Please (372) (P, $9.00).
  • ColourPop One Way (PiP, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Come One (LE, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Zesty (LE, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Mama Odie (LE, $4.50).
  • Dior Grand Bal #5 (PiP, ).
  • Glaminatrix Cloud Nine (P, $8.77).
  • ColourPop Touring (LE, $4.50).
  • Dior Atelier Dore #3 (LE, ).

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.

Etiquette (C3PO)

Etiquette is a rich, deep gold with strong, warm orange undertones and slightly lighter, reflective gold shimmer that gave it a metallic finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, moderately emollient consistency without being too dense
  • Picked up readily with dry brush, blended out well
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • ColourPop Gold Dust (LE, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Bold Rush (LE, $4.50).
  • Rare Beauty Pure (PiP, ).
  • Sydney Grace The Dream (PiP, $6.25).
  • ColourPop Under the Ground (LE, $4.50).
  • Sydney Grace Golden Scepter (PiP, $6.25).
  • ColourPop Mrs. Potts (LE, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Bayshore (PiP, $4.50).
  • Tom Ford Beauty TFX14 (LE, $36.00).
  • ColourPop Citrus Squeeze (P, $6.00).

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.

Companion

Companion is a rich, deeper marigold with strong, warm orange undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Soft, smooth, lightly powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • Sydney Grace Dirt Road (PiP, $5.25).
  • Natasha Denona Sahara (LE, ).
  • ColourPop Paper Tiger (P, $4.50).
  • Dior Early Bird #4 (LE, ).
  • Bad Habit Floating (PiP, ).
  • ColourPop Fox Trot (LE, $4.50).
  • MAC These Bags are Designer (P, $20.00).
  • Coloured Raine Daisy (LE, $6.99).
  • ColourPop Pow (PiP, $4.50).
  • MAC Contemplative State (P, $23.00).

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.

Six Million

Six Million is a light-medium, rosy brown with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish, though most of the sparkles didn’t translate to the lid.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Soft, smooth, lightly powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • Sydney Grace Abundance (LE, $5.25).
  • Sephora Boots (PiP, ).
  • Dose of Colors Foxy (PiP, ).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Bejewelled (Happy Glow Enhance) (LE, ).
  • ColourPop Expression (LE, $4.50).
  • Zoeva Eerily Empty (PiP, ).
  • Too Faced Coffee First (LE, $16.00).
  • Urban Decay 7 and 7 (LE, $19.00).
  • Viseart Brioche (Spritz) (LE, ).
  • Makeup by Mario Master Mattes #7 (PiP, ).

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.

Programming

Programming is a dark, chocolaty brown with subtle, warm reddish undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Soft, smooth, lightly powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • ColourPop Teddy Bare (PiP, $4.50).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Mea Culpa (PiP, $8.00).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Smokey Eyes are Forever Confident Eyes Enhance (LE, ).
  • LORAC Bark (LE, $19.00).
  • Morphe Mocha (LE, ).
  • ColourPop Our Deal (PiP, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Who (LE, $4.50).
  • Viseart Dolce (LE, ).
  • Coloured Raine Torch (LE, $6.99).
  • Chanel Trait de Caractere #3 (LE, ).

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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