Colourpop All I See is Magic Pressed Powder Shadow Palette: Swatches and Review

Hey everyone!

Happy New Year! 

Today I have a review on the Colourpop All I See is Magic Pressed Powder Shadow Palette, a limited edition pressed eyeshadow palette for Holiday 2017. Colourpop are very well known for their economically priced potted cream-powder hybrid eyeshadows and lip products so I wasn't surprised to see them venture into pressed eyeshadow pans and palettes. During one of the many sales they've had this holiday season, I picked up this and the You Had Me at Hello Palette (which I'm still testing out!).

I was really drawn to the palette because it had a mix of mattes, satins, and shimmers in a variety of colors and undertones. I think the palette does balances having cool and warm tones in the palette so it's much more versatile. Because I have a medium skin tone, I appreciated the mixture of midtone shades that I could easily use in the crease.

The palette typically retails $20.00 for 15 x 1.05 gram shadows. The palette is only available on Colourpop.

Colourpop All I See is Magic Pressed Powder Shadow Palette

Colourpop All I See is Magic Pressed Powder Shadow Palette Open

Click through to read the rest of my review, see swatches, and whether I'd recommend it!

Colourpop says: 
  • Can you feel it? Magic is in the air! This 15 pan palette is our first ever palette that includes every Pressed Powder Shadow finish: matte, satin, and metallic. Rich jewel tones will help you create the perfect look this season.
Something to note is that there are two shades in the palette that are classified as "pressed pigments", which means that they are "not intended for use in the eye area". This typically means they contain colorants that are not cleared by the US FDA for use in the eye area; it doesn't mean they are unsafe for use near the eyes, just not cleared by the US FDA. The other thirteen colors are considered eye safe. I do wish they mentioned this on the palette packaging instead of only on the website.

This is a limited edition shadow palette but four of the colors are available as singles (if you want to get refills for some of the shades!). The rest of the shades appear to be exclusive to the palette. The shades that are available as refills are Now and Zen, Top Notch, Save It For Later, and Imperial.

The palette comes in cardboard packaging, this particular palette does not have a mirror. The palette is magnetic and the eyeshadows can be removed from the palette, however the eyeshadows are not labeled on the bottom of each pan. The names for the colors are available on the backside.

First Row: Go Wish, Now and Zen, 11:11, Treat Yourself, and Top Notch
Second Row: Tinsel Town, Twinkle Toes, Something Special, Wishful Winking, and Pitter Patter
Third Row: Save It For Later, Big Spoon, T-Cup, Imperial, and Never Never

Colourpop All I See is Magic Pressed Powder Shadow Palette Colors

Review:

If you're new to Colourpop Eyeshadows, I think this palette would be a great starter palette because it lets you try out every finish of their eyeshadows. You get your matte, satin, and metallic eyeshadows which you can mix and match to create a ton of looks. I have a medium skin tone, so I can easily use many of the matte shades as transition/crease shades. The two lighter shades can be used to highlight my inner corner and the metallics work well as eyelid shades. 

There are two shades that need a little help from a sticky base or glitter glue: Something Special (middle shade in the second row) and Never Never (last shade in the third row). Both shadows have a blackened base with contrasting shimmers which don't always look as well by themselves and there's some fallout when used without a sticky base or glitter glue. I also didn't like Treat Yourself as much just because it looked a little too stark white on my skintone. The rest I quite enjoyed, especially the metallic shades like Twinkle Toes, Pitter Patter, and Save It For Later. They're smooth and pigmented without feeling too dry or chalky and build up well.

Wear time is great when used with an eyeshadow primer. I personally do not use eyeshadow without a primer and I was able to get 10 hours with no creasing.

Swatches:

In an effort to make my blogging more informative, I'm making a conscious effort to provide more eyeshadow swatches on my eyelids so you can better see how the color applies and how it looks on the eye (as opposed to arm swatches when can make an underperforming eyeshadow look better than it actually is).

I have swatches of each shade below. All eyeshadows were applied dry using a brush over eyeshadow primer.

Go Wish (a little more peachy in person)

Colourpop All I See is Magic Pressed Powder Shadow Palette Go Wish Swatch

Now and Zen

Colourpop All I See is Magic Pressed Powder Shadow Palette Now and Zen Swatch

11:11 (a little darker in person)

Colourpop All I See is Magic Pressed Powder Shadow Palette 11:11 Swatch

Treat Yourself 

Colourpop All I See is Magic Pressed Powder Shadow Palette Treat Yourself

Top Notch

Colourpop All I See is Magic Pressed Powder Shadow Palette Top Notch Swatch

Tinsel Town (it looks deeper in the pan but comes off like a raspberry pink)

Colourpop All I See is Magic Pressed Powder Shadow Palette Tinsel Town Swatch


Twinkle Toes (it's like a burnished bronze in the pan)

Colourpop All I See is Magic Pressed Powder Shadow Palette Twinkle Toes Swatch

Something Special (looks better when used with a sticky base or glitter glue since you can see some of the fallout)

Colourpop All I See is Magic Pressed Powder Shadow Palette Something Special

Wishful Thinking

Colourpop All I See is Magic Pressed Powder Shadow Palette Wishful Thinking Swatch

Pitter Patter 

Colourpop All I See is Magic Pressed Powder Shadow Palette Pitter Patter Swatch

Save It For Later

Colourpop All I See is Magic Pressed Powder Shadow Palette Save It For Later

Big Spoon (a little brighter in person) 

Colourpop All I See is Magic Pressed Powder Shadow Palette Big Spoon Swatch

T-Cup (perfect when you want to use some purple-y shades)

Colourpop All I See is Magic Pressed Powder Shadow Palette T-Cup Swatch

Imperial (love it when paired with Top Notch)

Colourpop All I See is Magic Pressed Powder Shadow Palette Imperial Swatch

Never Never (would benefit from using over a sticky base or glitter glue)

Colourpop All I See is Magic Pressed Powder Shadow Palette Never Never Swatch

Conclusion:

I quite liked this palette and fifteen colors for $20.00 is a great value. You get a few midtone shades, shiny metallics, and lighter shades you could use as a highlighter. I loved the duochrome in Wishful Thinking (I love a blue-brown duochrome) and it makes for a great pop in the palette. If you're new to Colourpop Pressed Powder Shadow Palettes, I say get this palette while you still can!

Do you own any Colourpop Pressed Powder Shadow Palettes? Any specific ones catching your eye?

Disclaimer: I purchased this palette myself. All opinions are my own. I am not being compensated for this review nor are there any affiliate links in this post.

16 comments

  1. Oy, the shades are very nice and i appreciate your showng them on your lids, but please consider shaping your brows! You are a beauty blogger, yet the total look is inconsistent and "unfinished". I found it distracting that you focus on shadow, yet your brows, which are the frames for the eyes, were unfinished. No offense intended. A little shaping and darkening with brow pencil or powder would be much nicer.

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  2. Wow, Carmen, why so judgmental? Just b/c Mai is a beauty blogger, it doesn't mean she holds herself out as perfect. From your thumbnail, you don't look perfect yourself. So please, don't be so quick to judge others on appearances. People in glass houses, etc. Mai, please don't mind the ridiculous comment. You have beautiful full eye brows! Many people WISH they had such full, shapely brows. Thank you for the thorough review. Happy New Year!!!

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  3. I LOVE that you show swatches of eye shadow where we would actually use them, on the eye! It's so hard to imagine from arm swatches how a color is going to look. Thank you! These look super pigmented and a few of those metallics are calling my name so I may have to put it on my list to buy! :D

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  4. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ when you do fifteen eyeshadow swatches in one go, the brows don't tend to the biggest concern. I am definitely someone who is blessed with fuller brows and while some people do prefer a more "done" brow, I'm favoring a more bushy look but to each their own!

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  5. I hope you have had a happy new year! I definitely go back and forth on my brows, sometimes I like them more filled in other times I like them more "bushy". Thanks for reading the post and I hope you enjoyed it!

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  6. You're welcome! If you do decide to get it, I hope you like it! I think the palette is on sale until tomorrow for $14.00 so it's totally worth it to get on sale.

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  7. After seeing your swatches, I actually like this palette way more than I thought it would! It's lovely!

    A xx
    alexisadrienne.net

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  8. If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all :)

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  9. First of all.. EYE SWATCHES!?! YOU are so out of this world!! Also, I'm really happy with the balance of mattes and shimmers in this palette. Really helps round out the look.

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  10. I like your eye swatches because they are more realistic IMO. Some Colourpop makeups are on sale at Sephora, I'm debating whether I should buy.....

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  11. What a lovely palette for regular wear! I LOVE how you swatched all of these on your eye! Genius!

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  12. I just got my sale order tonight so your timing is great since I will use a sticky base with the very sparkly ones. the eye swatches are incredible. They must have taken forever to do so thank you!

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  13. Allison @neversaydiebeautyJanuary 2, 2018 at 8:50 PM

    I love seeing the swatches on your eye - so helpful. How odd about the palette including 2 shades that aren’t certified for use on eyes. That confused me

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  14. I LOVE your eye swatches! This is such a great idea to show what a product actually looks like on.

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  15. Shelley PolarbelleJanuary 7, 2018 at 10:12 PM

    I think 11:11 is the stunner in this palette. I had no idea that two were pressed pigments, etc. Thank you for letting us know. I love your eye swatches!

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  16. Those mattes look incredible! I love Never never also... gorgeous swatches!

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