For a long time now I have been promising to put up blog posts of all my Colourpop Cosmetics, Makeup Geek and Anastasia Beverly Hills single eyeshdaows. It is so overwhelming to think about though, so I have been avoiding it. Therefore today I am starting with something small to get the ball rolling. I have swatches of all the Colourpop green Pressed Powder Shadows that I own for you today. Colourpop releases new products frequently which results in them also discontinuing products all the time. I’m showing you all the green eyeshadows I have from Colourpop but if they’re not on the website then they have been discontinued. Colourpop do re-release products if there is enough demand for it so if you love something they have discontinued, keep telling them you want it back, and it might just happen. Colourpop is a cruelty free company in the USA that produces low cost cosmetics. There are a a large amount of vegan products on their website, each listing will have a vegan symbol on it when you scroll down if it is vegan friendly. If have some other posts about Colourpop Cosmetics if you want to read more about this brand – Colourpop Highlighters Review, Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip Review and Best Eyeshadow Brushes For Colourpop Super Shock Shadows.
The Colourpop Pressed Powder Shadows have 1.5g of product and retail for US$4 when just in the pan, or US$5 when with a little compact. They can be cheaper again if purchased in a palette of 4 or a bundle. I only own the single pressed shadow from Colourpop rather than any of their pressed powder shadow palettes as I can just buy the colours I want that way and I’m never tempted to buy a whole palette for only a couple of colours that I like, or will completely use up. Colourpop also make pressed pigments which look the same as the pressed powders but they contain some of the lake pigments which means they’re classified as “not eye safe” in america and therefore can’t be advertised as an eyeshadow. Aus and the EU don’t have those guidelines, but I personally find products with those pigments to be irritating and they tend to stain the skin badly. Green is not one of the colours that lake pigments are used in but it’s good for you to know about so that you can decide what you want to purchase.
I have 10 single eyeshadows from Colourpop that fit in the green colour category. They range from a light matte green to a very yellow based metallic shade. The 10 shades I have are Checkmate – matte seafoam green, La Playa – metallic mint, Up and Up – Green with a slight teal flip, Sideline – duochrome eggplant with a green flip, Team Captain – matte dark olive, Tea Garden – duochrome red with green gold flip, Rose All Day – warm green with metallic finish, Deja Boo – satin chartreuse, Play By Play – warm gold with frost finish that can lean green in some lighting, Rascal – described by Colourpop as a true metallic yellow but it looks green next to a yellow and yellow next to a green, so it sits on the border of both shades. Some of these shades look very different on the skin than they do in the pan and can look different in different lighting depending on the pigments included. There is a lot of room to expand the range of greens they have made. I would love to see some bright lime greens and grass greens in both matte and metallic shades.
As with every brush swatch I do, I used theBalm Put A Lid On It eye primer, as I never use eyeshadow without an eye primer and only swipe the brush on my arm three times per shade so that you can see how certain colours perform against each other. I’m not sure if Checkmate or La Playa will show up on dark skin as they do seem to be a bit less pigmented, but it’s hard to tell on my skin as I’m so fair. The rest of the shades seem like they will work well on all skin tones. These Colourpop green eyeshadows are actually all the greens I own in my collection as green is not a colour I go for but the price point of Colourpop Pressed Powder Shadows (especially when on sale) is so good that I’m happy to buy shades I wouldn’t usually so that I can practice using them.
Update – Conjour Up is a matte emerald green and Baby Lights is a metallic green/gold. Baby Lights is very similar to Tea Garden. Tea Garden has slightly more green in the flip, but you can barely tell. Baby Lights has a better formula, it’s less chunky and easier to apply. You really don’t need to other if you already have one in your collection.
Overall, Colourpop Cosmetics produce great single eyeshadows and the price is unbeatable. I have so many in my collection because they end up even cheaper when big sales are run, and I can’t get that sort of deal anywhere else. Makeup Geek and Anastasia Beverly Hills do tend to have a more reliable formula and Colourpop do bring out shades with bad formulas sometimes, but most of them are good quality. Green is the colour I have the least of which I why I started with it, all the next colour groups will be bigger than this. Do you have a particular Colourpop single shadow colour group you want swatched next? Or do you want to see some from Makeup Geek or ABH next instead? If you want to keep up with what I’m posting then you can sign up to email updates to get my new blog posts sent to your inbox, or find me on social media – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
Do you like the look of these Colourpop Green Pressed Powder Shadows, do you own any of them? What’s your favourite eye look that includes green eyeshadow?