Thank you fcrkls for the kind words about my tutorial
rfnandkcn - I do feel like pressed shadows have a creamier feel than loose ones, so it is going to feel different no matter what. However, if you add less FCO it would feel less creamy. And it needs at least overnight to dry, that will change the consistency/feel as well.
you could try remixing the ones you already pressed with alcohol, and repressing, in hopes that some of the FCO floats to the top and when you re press it gets absorbed into the paper towel, I'm not sure it would helps tons, but maybe a little. If you have any silica, and you mix a little bit in, that would help too, since it will absorb some of the oil and possibly make the pressed shadow feel less creamy.
The alcohol part doesn't matter, it will evaporate. Just depends on if it is easier for you press a more dry consistency or a more wet one.
Good luck, hope the pressing works out for you!