Colour Pop Ornate 9-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($14.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a darker, more red and copper-based color story that included five matte eyeshadows, one sparkly matte eyeshadow, and three shimmer eyeshadows.

All nine eyeshadows had semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation, were blendable, and had decent longevity. A few shades, though, were a little more on the powdery side or felt more loosely-pressed.

The brand new Pressed Powder Shadow system is meant to be “extremely pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that’s “long-wearing” and “adheres simply to the eyes.” A lot of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies effectively to reveal pores and skin, blends out with out concern, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows are usually somewhat extra powdery, although gentle and finely-milled, within the pan, whereas the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Sometimes, the extra sparkly or metallic shades apply higher with fingertips or a dampened brush.

I like Gilded. Gilded is a brighter, peachy gold with strong, warm orange undertones and a pearly sheen. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied well to bare skin and blended out nicely along the edges.

The consistency was soft, lightly powdery in the pan, but it wasn’t prone to sheering out too readily. It lasted well for eight hours before fading visibly.

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