Several months and 78 ColourPop Pressed Shadows later, I finally swatched and played with these babies long enough to give you all a full review. If you’re looking to purchase any shadows or looking for swatches with names, look no further! Hopefully these swatches + review will help you decide which shades to add to your collection.

ColourPop Pressed Shadows Review and Swatches - Glamour and Giggles

PS: Code “Priyanka5” will get you $5 off your purchase!

ColourPop came out with pressed shadows earlier this year with their Amanda Steele collection. Since then, they released a crazy amount of shades and now even have their own palettes! These shadows cost $5 a pan with each pan with 1.5 grams of product. For comparison’s sake:

  • Mac shadows cost $6 a pan with each pan with 1.5 grams of product
  • Makeup Geek shadows (regular shadows, not foiled or duochrome) cost $6 a pan and come with 1.8 grams of product
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills shadows cost $12 a pan with each pan with 1.7 grams of product
  • Morphe shadows cost $2.29 a pan with 1.5 grams of product

I did not own many eyeshadow singles prior to the release of these pressed shadows – I was more of a premade palette type of gal!

PS: I’m always asked where I get the magnetic palettes I use to house all my pressed shadows and the answer is, Altair Beauty! They have some really cute designs and a variety of sizes to choose from. What I love is that a lot of their palettes have a mirror inside them so it’s perfect for travel! I do have a discount code that will take 15% off your order – it is an affiliate code which means I will make a small amount of money if you decide to use it. The code is GIGGLES and can be used on any of your orders!

ColourPop Cosmetics | Pressed Shadows Review + Swatches

Before we get on with the swatches, let’s talk about the formula! Some of the shades, mainly the mattes, have a small amount of kickoff. Nothing like the wild ABH shadows but I thought it was worth mentioning. Every shadow I played with has been EXTREMELY creamy and pigmented. They blend like a dream and I really do think they’re well worth the $4/pan. ColourPop often has sales so there are opportunities to grab them for a more affordable price!

I do have a pretty nice collection of high end and drugstore palettes and although I do have tons of favorites from those, I reach for these ColourPop Pressed Shadows very often. In fact, these are the only shadows I travel with! It’s so convenient to pick and choose which shades I need and create my own custom palette with the ones I have. I know I can count on the formula and the shade range has pretty much every shade would I need!

ColourPop Cosmetics | Pressed Shadows Review + Swatches

These shades are SO HEAVENLY. There are times I want to apply every single one on my lids!

ColourPop Cosmetics | Pressed Shadows Review + Swatches

ColourPop Cosmetics | Pressed Shadows Review + Swatches

ColourPop Cosmetics | Pressed Shadows Review + Swatches

ColourPop Cosmetics | Pressed Shadows Review + Swatches

Note to Self, Top Notch, Issues, Wake Up Call, You Know the Drill, Play by Play, Firefly, and Let Me Explain are some of my favorites from these bunch!

ColourPop Cosmetics | Pressed Shadows Review + Swatches

These bunch are SO FUN! All my peach, pinks, mauves, and berry tones reside in this palette.

ColourPop Cosmetics | Pressed Shadows Review + Swatches

ColourPop Cosmetics | Pressed Shadows Review + Swatches

ColourPop Cosmetics | Pressed Shadows Review + Swatches

ColourPop Cosmetics | Pressed Shadows Review + Swatches

If I mentioned my favorite shades I’d probably list every single one! These are so fun to create a variety of different looks with!

ColourPop Cosmetics | Pressed Shadows Review + Swatches

More beautiful shades and pops of color!

ColourPop Cosmetics | Pressed Shadows Review + Swatches

ColourPop Cosmetics | Pressed Shadows Review + Swatches

ColourPop Cosmetics | Pressed Shadows Review + Swatches

Goody Two Shoes, Milli, and Backseat give me LIFE!

These are most of my ColourPop Pressed Shadows. I do have a few more but haven’t had a chance to use them enough so maybe I’ll do a part two with my other shadows and the pressed palettes I’ll be trying out this week!

What are your thoughts on ColourPop Pressed Shadows? Have you tried them? Do you have any favorite shades? Let me know!