September 9, 2019

Colourpop Truly Madly Deeply Pressed Powder Eyeshadow Palette But Damn Those Pressed Glitters

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Colourpop Truly Madly Deeply Pressed Powder Eyeshadow Palette arrived yesterday at ulta.com and I so want it but damn those pressed glitters. Sure, Fall is on the way but I can so get on board with a pretty pink palette and that’s exactly what the Truly Madly Deeply Eyeshadow Palette brings to the table.

First off, I think this is an Ulta Exclusive and if that’s the case Yay Ulta! Sephora carried Colourpop for a really brief flash in the pan moment but I’m happy to see that Ulta still carries the brand and they even keep add more items like recently released Lip Crayons (which ARE AWESOME). Granted, they tend to carry only a few shades of a product where as purchasing from Colourpop you’ll get a huge array of shades. But it’s still nice having access to Colourpop at Ulta.

The palette looks really pretty. I’m quite in love the assortment of peachy pinks and mauves. However, it contains Pressed Glitters. WHY!?!? WHYYYYYYYYYYYY!? It looks like there about five in here maybe more out of a total of 12 shades. I think Colourpop needs to just stop with the Pressed Glitters. They would be better of spending time on creating a sparkly eyeshadow formula rather than putting in these unsafe for eye glitters that are super chunky, gritty, and a pain to apply without having mega fall out everywhere. For anyone who hasn’t tried the glitters in the past they are very loosely packed with a gel-like consistency! They remind me of Wet n Wild’s Halloween Palettes! The formula is a pain because it gets everywhere and reminds me of craft glitter. A better option would be to include some sparkly eyeshadows. These Pressed Glitters are not meant for use on the eyes because they do have a chunkier formula and could cause irritation or god forbid cuts.

At $23 I’d have purchased this in a heart beat as it’s fairly affordable and the shade range is gorgeous but the Pressed Glitters have me shaking my head no.

What do you think of the Colourpop Truly Madly Deeply Pressed Powder Eyeshadow Palette?

Where to buy

Ulta

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  • Kimmwc03

    I agree with you. This looks so pretty except those pressed glitters!

    Overall, I think ColourPop at Ulta is a perfect fit.

    • Isabella Muse

      I agree! But damn the pressed glitters! It makes it a waste for me! I think so too! Ulta is sort of a hodgepodge of all different brands so colourpop def fits in!

  • Linda Whitener

    Iā€™m with you. They need to lay off the pressed glitters. Reminds me of a palette of *really* intense colors that somebody (Urban Decay?) released a couple of years ago, with a warning about using some of the colors near your eyes. I mean, really…wtf?!!

    • Isabella Muse

      Just add in some sparkly eye safe shades and it would be perfect. The glitters are absurd plus they have no shelf time! Give them six months and they’ll harden up and become unusable :-/

    • Erin

      They aren’t unsafe but they can cause staining. Most palettes put that warning,, not just urban decay. Colourpops glitters are actually dangerous lol.

      • Isabella Muse

        They are actually warning you against possible irritation as well. Sensitive users can have a problem with certain dyes.

        • Erin

          Yeah and people with sensitivities are usually cautious. But I wouldn’t say the ud palette is dangerous like actual chunky glitter (which isn’t safe for anyone or the environment).

          • Isabella Muse

            No, def not chunky glitter but staining is a potential problem for sure. I don’t think I’ve heard anyone complain about the UD pressed pigment palette but I do remember major staining. However, some palettes from Morphe and such can be an issue as they are Made in China and the ingredients are questionable. Also, sometimes people don’t read labels (I’m guilty of it) even those with sensitive issues. They see “eyeshadow palette” and assume that it is completely eye safe. It’s misleading when you throw around pressed pigments and sometimes novice makeup users don’t understand they aren’t meant to be used on the eye area especially if you’re sensitive. It’s a highly debatable topic. I sort of feel like if it isn’t eye safe for any reason it shouldn’t be labeled as an eyeshadow palette.

  • Kimmyyy

    I watched Colourpop’s swatch video for Kathleen’s new big palette they came out with, which also has 2 pressed glitters in it, and it annoyed me that they both talked about putting them on their lids and didn’t say a word about them not being eye safe. Why is this a thing? I understand pigments, but glitter particles that could literally cut your eyeball up? No thank you…

    • Isabella Muse

      yeah I don’t get it either. Huda was the same. She never addressed the eye safe issues with the neon palettes. Honestly, I’m normally more reserved when it says don’t use it on your eyes but so far I haven’t experience any issues with eyeshadows/pressed pigments that have the warning but the glitters, nope, I’m out on those. They are just too chunky. They look so pretty and they’ll probably look great as toppers but I really don’t want them that closed to my eye considering how chunky and gritty they are :-/

      • Erin

        The neon palette from huda is fine. The warning is only there because of staining….

  • Minaxi

    If you do decide to order, you can use the coupon code to get $3.50 off the palette

  • Agona

    I wonder if the gel base is more prone to going bad sooner like cream vs powder products?

    • Isabella Muse

      I haven’t tested the theory but being exposed to air I imagine it will!

      • Agona

        Ugh! That’s where my logic is taking me too. So obnoxious. I separate my cream products in my collection so I can check on them more often.

        • Isabella Muse

          I tend to check them every three months! I use a little label makeup as well to mark when I purchase anything cream.

      • Agona

        To be fair to cream products though, I’ve only ever had one product mold on me and it wasn’t cream. It was these three giant blush “balls” (kind of like giant meteorites; they were marketed as all-over face color “rocks”) sitting in foam-lined container. It was so gross when it molded. Although, once I did have a lip gloss palette that I never touched for years and I had forgotten about…I sniffed it and didn’t smell anything but it was hard as rock when I tried to touch a brush to it–hahaha, whoops!!

        • Isabella Muse

          I don’t I’m concerned about mold but more about the formula morphing and becoming solid or hardening up so I can’t use it. That sucks :-/ and with these palettes they are pretty exposed to air. I mean, that might not be the case at all but you never know!

          • Agona

            Yeah, if it molds or hardens up, it’s pretty obvious that it’s time to toss. Formula changing is so much harder. I had a Ciate shadow palette start crumbling on me (pressed powder) that was less than a year old, which surprised me as I have older palettes that still perform. Plus, I’d never had anything crumble on me like that before–it was acting like I was stabbing it with my brushes but I swear I wasn’t! I ended up toss it because every time I went to go use it, what was left in the pan was starting to just crumble and fall out.

          • Isabella Muse

            Oh no that’s awful! I’m weird because I keep everything because I like to refer back to it (NOT WEAR IT LOL) so I see all sorts of strange things happen with formulas. It’s a shame because sometimes I don’t end up using stuff before it becomes usable šŸ™ it’s a waste! I wish I could go on a no buy but the blog kind of prevents it!

  • Erin

    The neon palette from huda is fine. The warning is only there because of staining….

    • Isabella Muse

      Not only staining but potential eye irritation for sensitive users, that’s why the warning is there.

      • Erin

        Yeah but that’s with any pressed pigment so I wouldn’t single huda out. Maybe for her chunky crap glitter in desert dusk

        • Isabella Muse

          Def not singling Huda out. There are a lot of different brands doing this lately. ABH, Colourpop, Huda, etc… the Neon Palettes are just one example. ABH has had quite been releasing quite a few eyeshadow palettes with pressed pigments lately as well.

  • Carmen

    I think it is a beautiful palette, but I already have the shades and the pressed glitters have me rolling my eyes. I don’t know what’s gotten into ColourPop but they really want to throw those pressed glitters in every palette these days when they are not eye safe. Put an eye safe glitter in. Hell, put another shimmer in. What about those super shock shadows they started putting in palettes from time time? But ColourPop, you know what you shouldn’t put in your palettes? Pressed glitters that are in no way shape or form eye safe!

    I eyed a few of their recent releases but when half the shades aren’t eye safe, it was a quick no for me.

    • Isabella Muse

      I likely have some of these shades as well but they look so pretty however, like you, the glitters have me blah! It drives me nuts because they’ll do a 9-pan palette and like 5 shades are eye safe, the rest are not! UGH!

      • Carmen

        Yeah, the palette is definitely pretty. Those pressed glitters though… I’m not here for them lol. I was loving the recent rainbow palette (I guess it was more of a collection of pressed single shadows) except for the part that literally half of the shades were not eye safe. They were either pressed pigments that aren’t considered eye safe in the US or pressed glitters that will never be eye safe. No thanks! It doesn’t help that the packaging itself didn’t indicate which pans weren’t eye safe. You had to look up the palette online and see for yourself. That’s a bad call on ColourPop’s part.

        • Isabella Muse

          me either girl me either! They are the devil’s work haha! Double check the palette because I noticed that they mark the unsafe shades with a really tiny dot or asterisk. It’s SUPER small but I noticed it on the peach palette and a few of the other monochromatic palettes.