ColourPop Duet Palette Review & Swatches

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Duet

ColourPop Duet 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a new, warm-toned neutral palette that leaned copper. It contained three “matte” eyeshadows (two had definite sparkles on top) and two shimmers. The formula was consistent with these types of finishes from the brand, but there was definitely fallout to contend with during application.

This palette is one of five in a holiday vault, though ColourPop said they would be available individually when I asked, but they have not appeared individually on the site. It’s not realistic for me to review it as a set (takes much longer, but I also started testing them across sets already, and the system is better setup for a palette, not five palettes within a set, for readability!), so I decided to review them individually still.

Ingredients

Duet

LELimited Edition. $10.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

Twosome

Twosome is a light, peachy copper with moderate, warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had mostly opaque, buildable color payoff paired with a slightly drier, more loosely-pressed consistency. I’d recommend using a fingertip or a dampened brush with this shade. It lasted well for eight hours before fading a bit.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Top DupesFormula Overview

ColourPop Pawsitively Purrfect (LE, $6.00) is darker (90% similar).ColourPop Celestial (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).Make Up For Ever D712 Crème Brûlée (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar).ColourPop Hiney (LE, $6.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar).Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).Chanel Rising Sun (24) (P, $36.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar).BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #16 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Twosome

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
B
B
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

Paired

Paired is a dusty, darker peach with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish with faint sparkle over top. The consistency as smooth, more velvety, and blendable with light powderiness but not a tendency to sheer out. There sparkles did not bind well with the rest of the powder, so there was light fallout during application. It wore nicely for eight hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Top DupesFormula Overview

ColourPop Smooch (LE, $4.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar).Sydney Grace Honesty (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).Natasha Denona Vega (111CM) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).MAC Yesterday’s Gossip (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar).ColourPop Champs (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar).Smashbox Supermodel (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar).ColourPop Go With the Flow (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).ColourPop Big Spoon (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar).Tarte Different Strokes (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar).Makeup by Mario N4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Paired

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Ensemble

Ensemble is a medium red with warmer undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had a smooth, moderately firm press to it, but there was still light fallout from the amount of sparkle throughout the powder. It had opaque color coverage that stayed on well for eight hours with slight fallout over time.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Top DupesFormula Overview

Makeup by Mario Master Metallics #9 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar).Huda Beauty Sand Haze #8 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar).Viseart Lava (GPV2 #26) (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar).Anastasia C3 (Norvina Vol. 1) (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar).NARS Fired Up (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar).Charlotte Tilbury Bejewelled (Love Glow Enhance) (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Dior Pink Glow #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Dior Early Bird #1 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar).ColourPop Tis Firm (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar).ColourPop Moving Colours (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Ensemble

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

Opera

Opera is a rich, medium-dark coppery-brown with flecks of gold sparkle over a matte finish. The underlying eyeshadow was quite pigmented, but there were flecks of sparkle that disappeared or dropped during application. I didn’t find many adhered to my skin during application, so fallout over time wasn’t an issue. The texture was smooth, blendable but somewhat powdery to work with. It lasted well for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Top DupesFormula Overview

ColourPop Amber (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar).KKW Beauty Albanian (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar).ColourPop Gold Rush (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar).Sydney Grace Sunset (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).ColourPop Canela (LE, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar).Lethal Cosmetics Spawn (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar).ColourPop Strength (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Charlotte Tilbury Easy Smokey Date (Enhance) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Natasha Denona Buff (222CM) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).ColourPop Goal Getter (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Opera

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Vocals

Vocals is a deep, slightly muted, copper with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a moderately-dense, slightly firmer feel, though by no means stiff or difficult to blend out. It wore well for eight hours before showing signs of fading.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Top DupesFormula Overview

Charlotte Tilbury Copper Charge #4 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).ColourPop Whatevs (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).Smashbox Sienna (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).ColourPop Free to Roam (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).ColourPop Pie Chart (LE, $4.50) is darker (90% similar).ColourPop Nutmeg (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar).Give Me Glow Chili (P, $7.00) is darker (90% similar).Persona Passionate (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).Charlotte Tilbury Smokey Eyes are Forever Happy Eyes Smoke (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).Huda Beauty Nude Rich #7 (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. – $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Vocals

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

ColourPop Duet 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette

ColourPop Duet 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette

ColourPop Duet 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette

ColourPop Duet 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette

ColourPop Duet 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette

ColourPop Duet 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette

ColourPop Twosome Pressed Powder Shadow

ColourPop Twosome Pressed Powder Shadow

ColourPop Paired Pressed Powder Shadow

ColourPop Paired Pressed Powder Shadow

ColourPop Ensemble Pressed Powder Shadow

ColourPop Ensemble Pressed Powder Shadow

ColourPop Opera Pressed Powder Shadow

ColourPop Opera Pressed Powder Shadow

ColourPop Vocals Pressed Powder Shadow

ColourPop Vocals Pressed Powder Shadow

ColourPop Duet 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette

ColourPop Duet 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette

ColourPop Duet 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette

ColourPop Duet 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette

ColourPop Duet 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette

ColourPop Duet 5-Pan Pressed Powder Palette

ColourPop Twosome Pressed Powder Shadow

ColourPop Twosome Pressed Powder Shadow

ColourPop Paired Pressed Powder Shadow

ColourPop Paired Pressed Powder Shadow

ColourPop Ensemble Pressed Powder Shadow

ColourPop Ensemble Pressed Powder Shadow

ColourPop Opera Pressed Powder Shadow

ColourPop Opera Pressed Powder Shadow

ColourPop Vocals Pressed Powder Shadow

ColourPop Vocals Pressed Powder Shadow

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