ColourPop Fairy Well Palette Review & Swatches

Fairy Well

ColourPop Fairy Well 12-Pan Pressed Powder Shadow Palette ($18.00 for 0.3 oz.) is a new, limited edition neutral color story that was designed for Ulta. I find that the palettes created for Ulta can tend to feel like well-tread territory for those who follow the brand’s releases generally. The quality was there; the mattes were a touch powdery but pigmented and blendable, while the shimmers were smooth, easy to use with dry brushes or fingertips, and long-wearing. The palette contained two pressed glitters, though, so those who are wary of those will want to keep that in mind.

Ingredients

Pixie Perf

Pixie Perf is a pale beige with warm, golden undertones and a bright, metallic finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, moderately emollient consistency without being too dense
  • Picked up readily with dry brush, blended out well
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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

  • ColourPop Hillside (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • LORAC Frost (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Pop Off (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Mojave Moves (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • MAC Spores (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Cosmic (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Play Hard (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Mica (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • NARS Castaway (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Danessa Myricks Milky Way (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (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.

Fairykin

Fairykin is a light lavender-taupe with cool 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).

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.

Cozy Cabin

Cozy Cabin is a very pale pink with subtle, warm undertones offset by a grayish overtone paired with 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).

  • ColourPop Say It’s True (PiP, $4.50) is darker (95% similar).
  • Chanel Elemental #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sephora Scented Candle (229) (P, $9.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Stranger (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Ciate Toon Kisses (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop R and R (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Unconditional (LE, $5.25) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Petalette #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).
  • Pretty Vulgar Unruffled (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • MAC Quite Spoiled (LE, $17.00) 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.

Lil Orb

Lil Orb is a light, rosy copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, moderately emollient consistency without being too dense
  • Picked up readily with dry brush, blended out well
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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

  • Charlotte Tilbury Walk of No Shame #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Guardian Angels (DC, $5.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • Too Faced Push-up (2018) (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Apres Ski #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Olivia Palermo Desert Sand (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Dreams #1 (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar).
  • NARS Basic Instinct (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Day Eyes (Enhance) (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
  • UOMA Beauty Kush (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Hoot N Holler (LE, $8.00) is darker (95% 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.

Lil Orb

LELimited Edition. $4.50.

Wood Nymph

Wood Nymph is a light-medium gold with strong, warm orange undertones and a smooth, metallic finish.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, moderately emollient consistency without being too dense
  • Picked up readily with dry brush, blended out well
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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

  • ColourPop La Mesa (LE, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Astral Pink Moon (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar).
  • ColourPop Blanc de Blanc (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Visionaire #1 (PiP, ) is lighter, 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.

ColourPop Into the Forest Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Into the Forest Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Into the Forest Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Into the Forest Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Into the Forest Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Into the Forest Pressed Glitter

Into the Forest

Into the Forest is a light-medium copper with strong, warm undertones and flecks of gold and copper glitter throughout. It had a slightly translucent base that was full of plastic (PET) glitter, though the glitter particles were smaller than typical.

Opaque pigmentation
Lightly tacky, moderately emollient
Spread evenly, adhered with minimal fallout
Long-wearing (8 hours with light fallout over time)

These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

ColourPop Faun Guy Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Faun Guy Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Faun Guy Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Faun Guy Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Faun Guy Pressed Glitter
ColourPop Faun Guy Pressed Glitter

Faun Guy

Faun Guy is a deep, coppery-gold with a glittering finish. It had a slightly translucent base chocked full of plastic (PET) glitter, though it was finer than typical and much more opaque as a result.

Opaque pigmentation
Lightly tacky, moderately emollient
Spread evenly, adhered with minimal fallout
Long-wearing (8 hours with light fallout over time)

Pond

Pond is a light, dusty coral with muted, 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).

  • ColourPop Sprung (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Candy Crush (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • LORAC Hot Toddy (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Kaja Smoky Sepia (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Cheek2Cheek (PiP, $4.50) is darker, warmer (80% similar).
  • ColourPop Labyrinth (P, $4.50) is darker, warmer (80% similar).
  • ColourPop Dreamboat (LE, $4.50) is darker, warmer (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.

Pond

LELimited Edition. $4.50.

Flower Crown

Flower Crown is a light, yellowed brown with 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).

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.

Willow

Willow is a deep, desaturated brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a metallic sheen.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, moderately emollient consistency without being too dense
  • Picked up readily with dry brush, blended out well
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

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

  • Tom Ford Beauty First Frost #4 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • MAC Bye Bye Bahamas (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Choc Full (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Constrictor (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • NARS Madrid (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Kaja Tiger’s Eye (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Jaguar #6 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Daydreamer (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Give Me Glow Robot Girl (P, $7.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • NARS Splendor (DC, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (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.

Willow

LELimited Edition. $4.50.

Folklore

Folklore is a medium-dark, rosy brown with subtle, cool 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).

  • Olivia Palermo Smoky Quartz (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Who (LE, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Verse (LE, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar).
  • Dior Lucky Star #5 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar).
  • Persona Brave (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty The Rhythm (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Sephora Maca (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Kaleidos Crater Grove (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Dark Chocolate (P, $5.25) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar).
  • Anastasia Palm (LE, ) is darker, warmer (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.

Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek is a blackened taupe with strong, cool undertones and warmer flecks of gold sparkle over a matte finish (most of them did not seem to translate onto the lid).

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

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

  • Dior Grand Bal #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Sad Girl (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
  • Urban Decay Pony Up (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Spyder (LE, $5.25) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).
  • ColourPop Ur Hot (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).
  • ColourPop Dream (LE, $4.50) is darker (80% similar).

These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

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.