ColourPop Ctrl + Alt + Glam Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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Ctrl Alt Glam

ColourPop Ctrl Alt Glam 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($18.00 for 0.3 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that included several pops of pink and berry paired with warmer, more orange-based neutrals. The mattes were very consistent with the brand’s formula (fairly pigmented, blendable, easy enough to work with but had some powderiness), while most of the shimmers were more emollient but thinner/firmer, which made them easier to use with a fingertip.

Hologram

Hologram had a more translucent base packed full of white, pink, and silvery-blue glitter. This shade does contain plastic (PET) glitter.

  • Medium coverage
  • Very textured with glitter but had a slip to it
  • Spread fairly evenly on its own
  • Average-wearing (7 hours with fallout)

Tokens

Tokens is a very light and bright pink base with subtle, warm undertones and contrasting, pale gold shimmer that gave it a metallic finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • More loosely-pressed, lightly emollient and a touch thick
  • Best applied with a firm, flat brush and/or dampened brush
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • ColourPop Fantasyland (LE, $4.50).
  • Huda Beauty Amethyst #8 (LE, ).
  • L’Oreal Always Pearly Pink (756) (P, $7.99).
  • Laura Mercier Magnetic Pink (P, $29.00).
  • Pat McGrath Iconic Ingenue (LE, $25.00).
  • ColourPop Sparkling (LE, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Daytrippin’ (LE, $6.00).
  • ColourPop Sunflare (LE, $4.50).
  • Huda Beauty Gemstone #8 (PiP, ).
  • ColourPop Know Better (LE, $4.50).

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.

Tokens

LELimited Edition. $4.50.

Pixel

Pixel is a light-medium pink with cooler undertones and a semi-matte finish.

  • Semi-opaque color coverage
  • Soft, smooth, somewhat powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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

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.

Pixel

LELimited Edition. $4.50.

So Meta (Mariale)

So Meta is a dusty, light-medium coral with warm, pink-leaning undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Soft, smooth, lightly powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • Urban Decay Juicy (PiP, $19.00).
  • ColourPop Dreamfull (PiP, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Sweet Capacity (LE, $4.50).
  • Huda Beauty Utopia (PiP, ).
  • Urban Decay Deserted (P, $26.00).
  • Anastasia Cindy (LE, ).
  • ColourPop Over the Bloom (LE, $4.50).
  • Huda Beauty Neon Green #8 (LE, ).
  • ColourPop Look at Me (PiP, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Good Vibes (PiP, $4.50).

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.

Upload

Upload is a bright, medium lavender with warm, pink undertones and a cooler, blue-to-violet shifting duochrome shimmer that gave it a metallic sheen.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • More firmly-pressed, thin, emollient
  • More uneven application with brush, best with fingertip
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • Makeup Geek Hot Pants (DC, $6.00).
  • Phytosurgence Wild Wisteria (LE, $17.07).
  • Anastasia Electro (P, $12.00).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Enigma (P, $6.00).
  • Sydney Grace Magenta Dreams (P, $6.25).
  • Urban Decay Spitfire (LE, $19.00).
  • ColourPop Starchild (P, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Ripple (LE, $6.00).
  • NYX Volatile (P, $6.00).
  • BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #24 (PiP, ).

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.” The way the Pressed Pigments differ is that they’re not intended for usage on the immediate eye area.

The majority of the shades are semi-opaque to opaque in coverage, blend out fairly well, and can sometimes be a bit drier/more powdery compared to typical matte shades. They often wear eight to nine hours on me before fading, but many shades in the Pressed Pigment family leave some staining behind.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Pigment swatches.

NOTICE: All products categorized under “Pigment” carry a warning in the US that the
product is “not intended for use in the immediate eye area.” Brands in the US typically market these
products as “Pigments” (instead of “Eyeshadow”), and there is often a warning on the back of packaging or
the label. The product includes color additives that are not approved for usage on the eyes per the
FDA.
Some color additives in “Pigments” have no usage restrictions in the EU, per CosIng, and can be used on the
eyes. We recommend checking ingredients to confirm current safety assessment/restrictions:
FDA/CosIng.

Upload

LELimited Edition. $4.50.

VR

VR is a vivid, medium-dark berry with strong, cool undertones and a matte finish.

  • Semi-opque, buildable acolor coverage
  • Soft, smooth, lightly powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • ColourPop Fae (LE, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Chia Seed (LE, $4.50).
  • Too Faced Boys N Berry (PiP, $16.00).
  • UOMA Beauty Moremi (LE, ).
  • ColourPop Cha Cha Cha (LE, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Caddy (LE, $4.50).
  • Sephora Mystic (PiP, ).
  • Dominique Cosmetics Astrid Lust (PiP, ).
  • Smashbox No Shame (P, ).
  • Sugarpill Undone (PiP, ).

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.” The way the Pressed Pigments differ is that they’re not intended for usage on the immediate eye area.

The majority of the shades are semi-opaque to opaque in coverage, blend out fairly well, and can sometimes be a bit drier/more powdery compared to typical matte shades. They often wear eight to nine hours on me before fading, but many shades in the Pressed Pigment family leave some staining behind.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Pigment swatches.

NOTICE: All products categorized under “Pigment” carry a warning in the US that the
product is “not intended for use in the immediate eye area.” Brands in the US typically market these
products as “Pigments” (instead of “Eyeshadow”), and there is often a warning on the back of packaging or
the label. The product includes color additives that are not approved for usage on the eyes per the
FDA.
Some color additives in “Pigments” have no usage restrictions in the EU, per CosIng, and can be used on the
eyes. We recommend checking ingredients to confirm current safety assessment/restrictions:
FDA/CosIng.

VR

LELimited Edition. $4.50.

Avatar

Avatar is a medium-dark fuchsia pink with cooler undertones and a violet sheen.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • More firmly-pressed, thin, emollient
  • More uneven application with brush, best with fingertip
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • Huda Beauty Neon Pink #9 (LE, ).
  • Viseart Interstellar (GPV2 #25) (P, ).
  • Viseart Boheme Dream #7 (LE, ).
  • ColourPop Ivy League (P, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Hibiscus (LE, $4.50).
  • Anastasia A1 (Norvina Vol. 2) (LE, ).
  • BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #28 (LE, ).
  • Melt Cosmetics Ultraviolet #2 (LE, $22.00).
  • ColourPop Fame Game (LE, $6.00).
  • ColourPop Ringlet (LE, $6.00).

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.

Avatar

LELimited Edition. $4.50.

Hacker

Hacker is a darker copper with warm, reddish-orange undertones and a metallic sheen that looked almost wet.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • More firmly-pressed, thin, emollient
  • More uneven application with brush, best with fingertip
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • ColourPop Bay Watch (PiP, $4.50).
  • Viseart Pirouette (PiP, ).
  • Anastasia Rose Pink (PiP, $12.00).
  • ColourPop Arrow (P, $6.00).
  • ColourPop Anthem (P, $4.50).
  • Sephora Antique Copper (359) (P, $9.00).
  • Laura Mercier Star Ruby (LE, ).
  • ColourPop Wing Woman (LE, $4.50).
  • ColourPop DJ (LE, $6.00).
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild My Glamour Squad #10 (PiP, ).

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.

Hacker

LELimited Edition. $4.50.

Glamverse

Glamverse is a brighter, medium-dark pink with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish.

  • Mostly opaque color coverage
  • Soft, smooth, somewhat powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • Too Faced Young and Free (LE, $16.00).
  • Huda Beauty Amethyst #7 (LE, ).
  • Glaminatrix Musk (P, $7.30).
  • Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Unknown (PiP, ).
  • Make Up For Ever M856 Fresh Pink (P, $17.00).
  • Huda Beauty Flamingo (LE, ).
  • ColourPop Strawberry Sorbet (LE, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Loves It (LE, $4.50).
  • Huda Beauty Neon Pink #1 (LE, ).
  • Anastasia E1 (Norvina Vol. 4) (LE, ).

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.

Glitch

Glitch is a bright, light-medium blue with moderate, cool undertones and an intense, metallic finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • More loosely-pressed, not too thick or too thin
  • Applied evenly and blended out well
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

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

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • ColourPop The Water Bearer (LE, $6.00).
  • ColourPop Troy (LE, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Tide Pool (PiP, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Free Spirit (LE, $4.50).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Ascension (P, $6.00).
  • BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #25 (PiP, ).
  • Huda Beauty Sapphire #9 (LE, ).
  • BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #4 (LE, ).
  • ColourPop Air Time (LE, $4.50).
  • JD Glow Blue Avenue (P, $7.50).

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.

Glitch

LELimited Edition. $4.50.

Circuit

Circuit is a faded, eggplant purple with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Soft, smooth, lightly powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • Dior Pink Vibration #5 (LE, ).
  • Sydney Grace Redeemed (DC, $5.25).
  • KVD Beauty Venom (LE, ).
  • ColourPop Autumn Breeze (LE, $4.50).
  • Urban Decay Neo (LE, $19.00).
  • ColourPop Echoes (PiP, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Buddies (LE, $4.50).
  • Anastasia Big Wig (LE, ).
  • Huda Beauty Vortex (PiP, ).
  • ColourPop Silver Lining (P, $4.50).

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.

Circuit

LELimited Edition. $4.50.

Web3

Web3 is a rich, medium-dark brown with subtle, warm red undertones and a mostly matte finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Soft, smooth, lightly powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • ColourPop Spun Around (PiP, $4.50).
  • MAC Bougie Babe (LE, $17.00).
  • ColourPop Bullion (LE, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Soft Launch (LE, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Warmer Daze (PiP, $4.50).
  • NABLA Cosmetics New Past (PiP, $8.00).
  • ColourPop Groovin’ (LE, $4.50).
  • Morphe Brave (PiP, ).
  • ColourPop Macchiato (LE, $4.50).
  • Tarte Cozy (PiP, ).

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.

Web3

LELimited Edition. $4.50.

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