Review: ColourPop Eyeshadows in Desert, Bandit and Drift

I own three ColourPop eyeshadows. Here they are.


Left to right: Bandit, Drift and Desert.


Desert- “Warm saddle brown with a taupe satin finish. From barely there to barely sober, this shade is perfect for every occasion.”

I think this is a soft beige shimmer than leans a little pink on me.

Bandit- “Yippe Ki yay Mother lovers, introducing your new favorite warm rusty brown with a matte finish.”

This is a soft brown with shimmer and a slight orange tone.

Drift- “Pop this true cranberry in a pearlized finish on your eyes and you may notice some attractive men drifting your way.”

This is a rich cranberry red shimmer.

Bandit up close. It looks very intimidating in the pot.


Top to bottom: Desert, Drift, Bandit.


As you can see, they (especially Bandit) aren’t as intense as one might think.


In a way, I am glad Bandit is sheerer than expected because it has turned out to be a great crease shade for me. Someone seeking a more pigmented eyeshadow might be disappointed.

Desert is a nice lid shade. All three eyeshadows last for at least 8 hours on me with primer. They blend easily, apply smoothly and are buttery soft.

The worst thing about these is the pigmentation, but I feel that this makes them more wearable for the average person. I just think one should not expect Sugarpill or Makeup Forever-levels of pigmentation and intensity.

Pros: Very affordable, lasts for 8 hours, nice colors, easy to use, decent packaging.
Cons: Not that pigmented, only available online.

Grade: B+



About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
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14 Responses to Review: ColourPop Eyeshadows in Desert, Bandit and Drift

  1. Those are so pretty! Drift is my favorite. Their shadows are pretty cool. I mostly use them on my lower lash line.

  2. Anubhuti says:

    The drift *_* I want this asap…

  3. Lulle.Beaumiroir says:

    The colors are very pretty for fall! I’ll have to agree with you on the pigmentation of ColourPop shadows, it’s very very hard to get them to be as vibrant as they look in the pan. I think they’re a bit overrated to be honest.


  4. Drift is so my kind of shade.

  5. Hm, I like my shadows to be very pigmented, I feel like I can sheer them out myself, so I don’t think I would be overly impressed. But Drift looks nice.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  6. Sangeeta says:

    All the 3 shades look so pretty.

  7. Agata says:

    That red is beautiful!!

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