Make Your Own Eyeshadow Palette with ColourPop Cosmetics

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This post was supposed to be LIVE before I even tried the ColourPop Love Collection, the Monochromatic Collections, and so on‘s pressed powder shadows.  But since these ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadows can be bought separately (as part of the permanent collection) and with the purchase of 4, you earn a FREE empty eyeshadow palette, it was worth sharing. 

In this post, we will be discussing the following ColourPop Pressed Powder Eyeshadows:

  • ColourPop Paper Tiger
  • ColourPop Play by Play
  • ColourPop Checkmate
  • ColourPop Team Captain
  • ColourPop Sideline
  • ColourPop Up and Up
  • ColourPop Game Changer

The empty palettes come with 4 slots, but the paper backing can be removed. You can find tutorials for this on YouTube, Instagram, and elsewhere. 

The two palettes I created were as follows:

L-R: Paper Tiger, Play by Play, Game Changer, and Save it for Later

Paper Tiger:

Play by Play:

Game Changer:

Save it for Later:

And, to recreate this palette’s #EOTD, Play by Play was used on the entire eyelid, Save it for Later on the outer lid with Game Changer patted in the center of lid and carefully blended. The crease is Paper Tiger

Lipstick is Milani Pure Matteness
Face palette is ColourPop The Knockout and ColourPop Drop of a Hat.

The next palette I created was one of my dream palettes. I love wearing green eyeshadows with brown eyes because they compliment each other wonderfully! So, this palette put together some gorgeous greens. 

L-R: Checkmate, Team Captain, Sideline, Up and Up


Team Captain:


Up and Up:

To recreate this #EOTD, Checkmate is used on the lid, Sideline is then patted on top, Up and Up is patted in the center and then blended while Team Captain is blended into the crease.  

Lipstick is Ofra Cosmetics Emerald City
Face palette is ColourPop The Knockout and ColourPop Drop of a Hat.

The pressed powder shadows perform beautifully. I haven’t dealt with a chalky one yet (fingers crossed, I don’t have to!). They do have some fall out like most pressed powder shadows do, but with a tap of the brush, you can make it easy to use. The texture is buttery, pigmented, and doesn’t crease. I have been using the ColourPop Blending and Shader brushes (which you can also currently get FREE with the purchase of 2 Super Shock Shadows) with these, and they are useful but I do use the ELF brushes (preferably the eyeshadow, smudge, eye crease, and defining brushes – and they are $1.00), as well. I’ve also found that these work beautifully without primer, but primer will help if you have oily lids. Each of these pressed powder shadows are $5, so you’re pretty much getting a palette of your dreams, and if you remove the paper backing, you can find about 10. 

What do you think? Have you tried the pressed powder shadows yet?


Purchased by me. All opinions are honest and my own.

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