It’s no secret that eyeshadow is my thing, so when I first started reading reviews of ColourPop Super Shock Shadow I knew I’d eventually have to indulge. And indulge I did with my recent order of the ColourPop Super Shock Shadow set in Queen For A Day and Empire single shadow.
Besides their sleek, beautiful packaging, these unique, shimmery shadows are definitely something to write home about. With a low price point, beautiful pigmentation, and intense color payoff, I am all around wowed!
The Queen For A Day set includes 4 shadows that you’d assume would be in a palette but are actually 4 individual shadows. Well, 3 are full sized shadows and one goes halfsies with two colors.
The colors in this set are:
Girly: Vanilla with a pink and gold duochrome.
Shamless/Bae: Shamless is a black with hints of green, gold and blue, and Bae is an eggplant with emerald and turquoise.
Sequin: A shimmery copper with pieces of silver glitter.
Smash: A neutral beige with gold undertones.
Here are the shadows swatched without a base:
Here are the shadows swatched with a base:
I also picked up Empire which is an incredible mermaid sea green. I mean, incredible!
As you can see, that gorgeous pattern is just an overlay and goes away after it’s used.
In this photo you can see Empire both without and with a base:
The texture of these shadows is not like your typical powder eyeshadow at all. These are spongy and they have a lot of moisture. As such, you’re advised to keep the containers closed tightly. Looking at the ingredients I am fascinated because they are not water based at all, but are formulated with dimethicone, cucumber fruit extract, and mango seed butter. Here’s a closer look at the texture of the shadows.
The ColourPop Super Shock Shadows are smooth like cream shadows, but you don’t have to worry about them fading away, especially not when worn with a cream base.To get maximum pigmentation you do have to use the pads of your fingers to apply, but you can also use a flat synthetic brush, as well. To be honest, it took me a minute to get used to using my fingers, but I found the application was easier and the color payoff more intense when I ditched the brush.
The results? Fantasic! I’m having so much fun with my colors and can’t wait to share some FOTDs I’ve created with them.
My Final Thoughts: As a newbie beauty company, I have to give ColourPop major props for their unique products that have caught the attention of beauty lovers. From packaging to product, these are unique eyeshadows that pack a big punch and are going to be your new favorites. I do wonder how long the shadows will keep their spongy texture, but at $5 a pop I’m not worrying too much about it. As I said in my review of the ColourPop Lippie Stix and Lippie Pencils, I’ve already placed a second order, and that says it all!
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