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ColourPop Nook, Inc. Shadow Quad Overview & Swatches

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Nook Inc

ColourPop Nook Inc Pressed Powder Quad ($12.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a new, limited edition aqua/teal-themed quad that includes one pressed glitter and three eyeshadows. This, along with the rest of the Animal Crossing collaboration, launch January 28th at 10AM PT on ColourPop’s website and February 14th at Ulta.

I wish the brand had included a Super Shock Shadow instead of a glitter, since I think they can achieve a similar look and feel with that, which would have made the palette more versatile and appeal to a broader audience. It’s harder to find these cooler-toned kind of shades, so they might be worth the effort for some, but they were not the best or easiest-applying shadows that the brand has released.

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Yes Yes

Yes Yes is a light, bluish-aqua with cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had a lightly creamy consistency that was more loosely-pressed into the pan. I found it easiest to apply with a fingertip as the base had enough slip that a brush seemed more prone to pushing it around and made the end result less even. It had mostly opaque color payoff that was buildable. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

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

Top DupesFormula Overview
Clionadh Iceberg (P, $5.25) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar).Clionadh Lineage (P, $12.50) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar).Bobbi Brown Seafoam (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar).Melt Cosmetics Skylight (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar).Lethal Cosmetics Celestial (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).Huda Beauty Mint #8 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar).ColourPop Mojito Mami (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).Chanel Quintessence #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar).ColourPop Heavenly (P, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).Melt Cosmetics Blue Dream (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% 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.

Yes Yes

LELimited Edition. $4.50.

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Made in the Shade

Made in the Shade is a light-medium, minty green with cooler undertones and flecks of silver sparkle over a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation with a slightly firmer consistency in the pan, so it wasn’t powdery but did require a slightly firmer hand to pick up evenly onto a brush. The sparkles resulted in light fallout during application as well. It lasted decently for eight hours with slight fallout over time.

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

Top DupesFormula Overview
Huda Beauty Emerald #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Terra Moons Just a Phase (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Melt Cosmetics Lagrimas (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).ColourPop Chances Are (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar).Viseart Mint (26) (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar).Smashbox Sell Out (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).Anastasia E1 (Norvina Vol. 2) (LE, $12.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar).Clionadh Ice Algae (P, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).Clionadh Sedge (P, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).Urban Decay Hatter (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% 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.

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ColourPop CEO Pressed Glitter

ColourPop CEO Pressed Glitter

ColourPop CEO Pressed Glitter

CEO

CEO has a translucent base with a mix of silvery-white, finer-particle glitter along with multi-colored fine glitter that seemed to be a mix of coral, orange, and lavender. This shade has plastic (PET) glitter and is not intended for usage on the eye area.

It had a smooth, creamier consistency that was a touch tacky and did hold the glitter suspended it in well, so there was minimal fallout during application. This shade had decent dispersion, though not as stellar as some of the brand’s other shades, and had semi-sheer to medium “coverage.” It wore well for eight hours with light migration over time as a cheek product.

ColourPop Isabelle (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar).ColourPop Ruffled (LE, ) is darker (90% similar).ColourPop Able Sisters (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).ColourPop Energetics (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).ColourPop Law of Attraction (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).ColourPop Island Hopping (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar).ColourPop Deee-Light (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar).ColourPop Moon Prism Power (LE, $8.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar).ColourPop Gumdrop (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar).ColourPop Flurry (LE, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar).

CEO

LELimited Edition.

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Water Landing

Water Landing is a medium-dark, blue-leaning teal with cooler undertones and a matte finish. The texture was slightly thinner and drier to the touch, but it was yielding enough to be blendable on bare skin. It had mostly opaque, buildable pigmentation that stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.

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

Top DupesFormula Overview
ColourPop Turquoise (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (95% similar).Dominique Cosmetics Mystic Ice (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar).ColourPop Runnin’ Thru the Six (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar).Sephora Shawn (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).Melt Cosmetics Meltdown (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar).Anastasia B3 (Norvina Mini Vol. 2) (LE, $12.00) is warmer (80% similar).Urban Decay Boom (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar).ColourPop Formation (P, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (80% 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.

We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

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