When you buy a Colourpop set… you don’t just stop at one! After falling in love with Shaanxo x Colourpop bundle, I decided it’s time for another one, and grabbed the Rebound set, which was released at the end of Winter for the upcoming Spring/Summer season.
Perfect foursome going into Spring/Summer 2015. Pick your poison: Go from a soft pastel look to bright and playful, or a even sultry and mysterious if that’s what it takes to get the job done. Either way, you will be rebounding from winter (or whatever else may ail you) in the nick of time with this flirty foursome.
The set includes three eye shadows of varying finishes and one matte pressed pigment. Why a pressed pigment? Some ingredients are not approved by FDA for use in the immediate eye area, so companies are required by law to label them as pigments and not eye shadows, which is clearly stated on the packaging.
Adios is listed on the website as a smokey taupe gray with matte finish, but to me it looks like a neutral-toned dark grayish brown. I tried using it both in the crease and as a base for other colors, and it performed well each time. I like that despite being matte, it didn’t seem to crease on my oily lids after a day-long wear; usually I only have good luck with metallics being crease-resistant.
One & Done is described as a soft butter cream ivory with matte finish, and that’s kind of what it looked like to me. The color has obvious warm undertones to it, and since I love warm tones in my makeup, I was thrilled to add this one to my collection. It was less pigmented than I expected, but the formula could be built up without getting chalky. It did crease on my lids slightly after a while, but I was able to quickly “touch up” by simply smudging the line with my finger and spritzing with a setting spray.
Too Soon is described on the website as a golden peach with pink opal iridescent duochrome finish, and to me it looked like warm peaches-and-cream metallic with cool pink and gold shimmer flecks. The duochrome effect is so cool with this one! Even if you apply the color all over the lid, it will show up as gold from one angle and pink from another. I personally liked it in the outer part of my crease the most, because that light-reflecting effect makes my eyes look bigger. I wasn’t too crazy about the pigmentation here though, and the intensity was a bit hard to build up, but it wore like iron and didn’t crease at all.
Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, trimethylsiloxysilicate, isododecane, boron nitride, c30-45 alkyl cetearyl dimethicone crosspolymer, synthetic fluorphlogopite, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, mangifera indica (mango) seed butter, aluminum calcium sodium silicate, calcium sodium borosilicate, dimethicone/vinyl trimethylisiloxy silicate crosspolymer, calcium aluminum borosilicate, silica, disteardimonium hectorite, propylene carbonate, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, tin oxide, glycine soja (soybean) oil. [ +/- aluminum powder (ci 77000), bismuth oxychloride (ci 77163), black 2 (ci 77266), blue 1 (ci 42090), blue 1 lake (ci 42090), bronze powder (ci 77400), carmine (ci 75470), chromium oxide greens (ci 77288), copper powder (ci 77400), ferric ammonium ferrocyanide (ci 77510), ferric ferrocyanide (ci 77510), green 5 (ci 61570), iron oxides (ci 77491), iron oxides (ci 77492), iron oxides (ci 77499), manganese violet (ci 77742), mica (ci 77019), red 40 lake (ci 16035), titanium dioxide (ci 77891), ultramarines (ci 77007), yellow 5 (ci 19140), yellow 5 lake (ci 19140)]
Finally, Ex is a matte pressed pigment, described as a bright coral red. Perfect description, in my opinion! Pressed pigments are used for body makeup and as blushes, and are not approved by FDA for use in the immediate eye area, but I used it in the outer corner of the lid like an idiot. This needs a “Don’t do this at home” disclaimer, so yeah, don’t do it. I felt a little stinging on my lids right after I applied it, so I quickly took the pics and washed it off. It looks great as a blush though! The pigmentation is medium-full, I felt like this color was the driest of the bunch and it did look a little patchy on the skin, so I had to spend more time blending it out. It wore well until mid-afternoon when I noticed the fading, so it’ll need to be touched up throughout the day. Not sure if I want to bother with that, since I have other blushes in my stash that stay put all day, but the color is too pretty not to use.
Ingredients: CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, BORON NITRIDE, DIMETHICONE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, ISODODECANE, C30-45 ALKYL CETEARYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, DIMETHICONE/VINYL TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE CROSSPOLYMER, PHENOXYETHANOL, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, TIN OXIDE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN. [+/- MICA (CI 77019), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), RED 6 LAKE (CI 15850), RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410)].
Swatch reference: My skin tone is between MAC NC15 and NW15 with yellowish hue and neutral undertones. Sometimes I can wear NW20 in the Summer. I thought this would be useful to know, since all screens show colors differently, and I also don’t have a studio setup with consistent lighting. Hope that helps!
Do you need this? The colors are all Limited Edition and not available on the site individually, so if you like any of these, you’d have to buy the whole set to get your hands on any them. Other than that, I think Too Soon is unique enough to justify the purchase, and Adios is a fabulous one, too.
WHERE TO BUY: $20 for a set. Available at Colourpop.
Have you tried Colourpop makeup? Do you have experience with pressed pigments, and if you do, how do you use them? What are some of your favorite inexpensive eye shadows? Let me know in the comments below!
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