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ColourPop Truly Iconic Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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Truly Iconic

ColourPop Truly Iconic 9-Pan Shadow Palette (Plastic) ($12.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a cooler-toned neutral color story that included more muted and gray-based browns and taupes paired with fairly light shimmers. The formulas for the eyeshadows in the palettes made for Target seemed slightly different than the brand’s average formula. The shimmers were more loosely-pressed and a little dry, which made them more prone to fallout during application and using a firmer, flatter brush and/or fingertip seemed to help them adhere more evenly. The matte shades seemed less powdery compared to the brand’s typical mattes and slightly thinner, though in a neutral way, as they seemed to apply evenly and blend out without issues overall.

Ingredients

Refill

Refill

  • Mostly opaque color coverage
  • More loosely-pressed, dry, prone to light fallout
  • Applied fairly evenly but easiest to use with fingertip/dampened brush
  • Average-wearing (7.5 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.

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.

Refill

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.

Beluga

Beluga is a bright, silvery white with cooler undertones and a metallic finish.

  • Mostly opaque color coverage
  • More loosely-pressed, dry, prone to light fallout
  • Applied fairly evenly but easiest to use with fingertip/dampened brush
  • Average-wearing (7.5 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.

  • BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #1 (PiP, ).
  • Sydney Grace Crema (Light) (PiP, $6.25).
  • Make Up For Ever ME122 Snow (P, $17.00).
  • ColourPop Sugar High (LE, $4.50).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Overdrive (P, $6.00).
  • ColourPop Baddie (LE, $4.50).
  • Buxom Diamond Darling (P, $12.00).
  • Urban Decay Beep Me (LE, $19.00).
  • MAC Snow Globetrotter (LE, $17.00).
  • NARS Silver Screen #4 (PiP, $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.

Beluga

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.

So Bored

So Bored is a medium-dark, rosy beige with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Smooth, slightly thin and powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (8 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.

  • ColourPop R and R (PiP, $4.50).
  • Sydney Grace Unconditional (LE, $5.25).
  • NARS Cabo San Lucas (P, $19.00).
  • Sydney Grace Juliet (Light) (PiP, $5.25).
  • ColourPop Cozy Cabin (LE, $4.50).
  • Cle de Peau Calm (Left) (PiP, ).
  • Sephora Pink Champagne (LE, ).
  • Dior Tutu #1 (PiP, ).
  • MAC Pink Venus (P, $17.00).
  • NARS Sunbathe (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.

So Bored

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.

Girlfriend

Girlfriend is a light, rosy-taupe brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Smooth, slightly thin and less powdery than typical for the brand
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (8 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.

  • ColourPop Pricey (LE, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Fascinated (PiP, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Epic (LE, $4.50).
  • Urban Decay Tease (DC, $19.00).
  • ColourPop So Fated (LE, $4.50).
  • Bad Habit Lunar (PiP, ).
  • MAC Fogged In (LE, $17.00).
  • Chanel Douceur et Serenite #1 (LE, ).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Calcination (P, $6.00).
  • ColourPop Lil Dipper (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.

Also Me

Also Me is a pale lavender with subtle, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen.

  • Mostly opaque color coverage
  • More loosely-pressed, dry, prone to light fallout
  • Applied fairly evenly but easiest to use with fingertip/dampened brush
  • Average-wearing (7.5 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.

  • ColourPop Cuddle Weather (LE, $4.50).
  • Dior Pink Vibration #3 (LE, ).
  • ColourPop Cake Walk (LE, $4.50).
  • Viseart Wisteria (PiP, ).
  • MAC Ghost Story (LE, $17.00).
  • Stila Monarch (LE, $30.00).
  • ColourPop Feels (PiP, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Pave (LE, $4.50).
  • Sephora Moonstone (LE, ).
  • LORAC Unicorn (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.

Also Me

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.

Mariposa

Mariposa is a light-medium, rosy mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Smooth, slightly thin and less powdery than typical for the brand
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

  • Viseart Fleur (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (80% similar).
  • Jouer Aubergine (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Sephora Heather Grey (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Chic Happens (P, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • MAC Ribbon Realness (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Dominique Cosmetics Shy Girl (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Alter Ego (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Big Fig (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • LORAC Violet Gray (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Tang (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% 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.

Look Using this Product

Mariposa

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.

Mashup

Mashup is a darker, purpled-taupe with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Smooth, slightly thin and less powdery than typical for the brand
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (8 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.

  • Sydney Grace Officer (P, $5.25).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Jungle (LE, ).
  • KVD Beauty Yours (LE, ).
  • Fenty Beauty Shisha Smoke (PiP, ).
  • LORAC Our Guest (LE, $19.00).
  • Cle de Peau Balance (Left) (PiP, ).
  • Urban Decay Magnet (PiP, $19.00).
  • Anastasia Slate (LE, $12.00).
  • Devinah Cosmetics Zane (P, $5.00).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Dynam-O (P, $29.00).

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.

Mashup

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.

Ice Rink

Ice Rink is a light-medium, antique gold with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic finish.

  • Mostly opaque color coverage
  • More loosely-pressed, dry, prone to light fallout
  • Applied fairly evenly but easiest to use with fingertip/dampened brush
  • Average-wearing (7.5 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.

  • Melt Cosmetics No Regrets (LE, ).
  • NARS Kauai I (PiP, $19.00).
  • Sydney Grace Ristretto (PiP, $6.25).
  • Huda Beauty Bold Moves (PiP, ).
  • ColourPop Drama Szn (LE, $9.00).
  • Pat McGrath Metallurgy (LE, $25.00).
  • Chanel Lumieres Naturelles #1 (LE, ).
  • Sydney Grace Smooch (Deep) (PiP, $6.25).
  • Give Me Glow 90s (PiP, $7.00).
  • Coloured Raine Amazon Basin (LE, $6.99).

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.

Ice Rink

PiPPermanent in Palette. $4.50.

Let’s Do It

Let’s Do It is an inky black with neutral-to-cool undertones and a mostly matte finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Smooth, slightly thin and less powdery than typical for the brand
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

  • Charlotte Tilbury Smokey Eye Beauty (Smoke) (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Anastasia Noir (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • NARS Shade VI (LE, $25.00) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Sephora Black Lace (DC, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • City Color Black Widow (P, $6.99) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever M100 Black (DC, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever M100 Black (P, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild My Glamour Squad #2 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar).
  • MAC Structured Satin (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Viseart Chroma #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% 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.

Ingredients

Magnesium Myristate, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Talc, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Dimethiconol, Silica, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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