Apr 28, 2015

REVIEW & SWATCHES | Heaps O' ColourPop Super Shock Shadows

For maximum coverage: Use fingertip and tap shadow onto eye lid. A flat, fine tip synthetic brush will work fabulously as well and is actually better for a more detailed application close to the lash line. However, your fingertips make for the most intense application. To blend: Use a fluffy brush that has good movement, dip tip of the brush into the shadow and blend with a “wind shield wiper” movement throughout the crease of the eye. This will make your shadow softer and more diffused (like a total pro). When finished, close that sucker up tight! Don’t leave the jar opened for long periods of time, you may lose some of the magic that makes the Super Shock Shadow so amazzzing.

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Size: 0.11 oz

Price: $5 each

The ColourPop Super Shock Shadows are priced at $5 each for ) 0.11 oz. of product.

These shadows are closely priced to drugstore brands - think NYX Cosmetics, Milani, etc. But they contain more product - 0.11 oz vs. 0.05 oz or 0.07 oz - than a typical sized eyeshadow on the market. At $5 each they are worth a look.


The ColourPop Super Shock Shadows are sold exclusively online at www.ColourPop.com. 

Free shipping on orders of $30 or more in the US

Now shipping to Canada, Australia + New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands, and APOs

They are also working on expanding the list of countries they ship to (sign up for their newsletter to keep up on announcements). 

The ColourPop Super Shock Shadows are are sold exclusively in cyber land on ColourPop.com.


The ColourPop Super Shock Shadows currently come in 74 shades which changes as they add new shades and discontinued others. There is a large range of neutrals, bright colors, neons, pastels and deep shades available that I think will give the makeup lover enough variety to create a multitude of looks.

Texture and Fininshes
The ColourPop Super Shock Shadows are available in 6 different finishes as indicated below:

Matte (24 shades) – The matte shades are the trickiest finish to work with. They are not like typical matte powder eyeshadows as they have more of a moist texture. The lighter shades are the pastels do not work well with a primer/base and can come off patchy on the eyelids. These shades have the potential to create a crepe-y look on the eyelids when used with a brush and/or eyeshadow primer/base.

The darker shades do work much better and blend into a demi-matte skin-like finish. Because they are a creamier formula they are lightweight almost gel type look on the eyelids. 

Satin (7 shades) – The satin shades are also a bit finicky to work with. They tend to be sheer and have the potential to create a crepe-y look on the eyelids when used with a brush
and/or eyeshadow primer/base.

Metallic (23 shades) – Hello! Here is where it gets good. This texture features a semi-opaque base color jam-packed with multidimensional glitter. These shades are highly reflective with glitters that actually adhere well to the skin.

Ultra-Metallic (2 shades) – This texture is more refined than Metallics. The glitter is mor finely milled and these will give a high-shine metallic look rather than a glitter party on the eyes.

Pearlized (11 shades) – This is an interesting finish as the texture varies between shades. Some are satin shades with fine glitter while others are more shiny and frosty in finish.

Pressed Pigment (7 shades) – These are similar to Metallics again but the base colors are fun neon shades....these are where you will find shades that are "not for eye use".

The pigmentation of the ColourPop Super Shock Shadows vary by shade and finish. The highlight and lighter shades obviously will have sheerer pigmentation versus the deeper rich shades.

Application & Wear
The ColourPop Super Shock Shadows are meant to be applied with your fingertips...but if you are anything like me, then you don't like using your fingers for eyeshadows. In that case, they still work very well with synthetic fibre bristles - Real Techniques and It Cosmetics have great synthetic brushes. Fingers work BEST for great color payoff but you can also build up the intensity with your brushes. To blend it is best to use a fluffy brush.

I also find that the shades don't work very well with creamy primer/base products. They tend to apply patchy and create a crepe-y look on the eyelids. I stick to plain ol' eyeshadow primer such as the Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer, Urban Decay Primer Potion or M·A·C 'Prep + Prime' 24-Hour Extend Eye Base.

Another trick is to use a liquid mixing medium to dampen your brush before applying these to the lids. This will intensify the pigmentation as well as help the glitter really stand out.

These wear well for me on my (very oily) lids without a primer for 6+ hours while with a primer I get 8+ hours of wear without creasing or fading.

The ColourPop Super Shock Shadows are fun eyeshadows (even though the shadow allows for non-eye safe shades as well) with a different formula than the usual powder or cream. If you like bold glittery shades then you have found your new love in ColourPop. I am not too fond of the lighter matte shades or even the neon satin shades since they are trickier to work with. But...the rich glitter shades? iDie....well almost....these shades are so great to work with!

Have you tried these shadows?  What do you think? Interested?

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Neutral medium warm beige with a soft golden satin finish, from beach parties to dancing on tables with your girl gang, Smash is step one to busting out your A-game.

 On the Rocks
Vibrant true bronze with gold and violet glitter. This shade will bring all the boys to the bar.


Slave2Pink (not for eye area)
Electric neon pink loaded up with blue, violet, hot pink and silver glitter with an insanely metallic duo chrome finish. This sh*t is soo neon it practically glows in the dark – Dubbed “Slave2Pink” in honor of its brilliant makeup maven momma Slave2Beauty who inspired this psychotically gorgeous shade.

Black drenched with multiple shades of blue glitter, to be perfectly honest, this shadow is just downright badass. No description needed.

Enigmatic metallic gunmetal with lots of silver glitter and flips of pink and violet sparkle. Dress to the nines, pop on some lashes and consider yourself decked.

Shimmering champagne with gold and silver glitter. Shimmy into your favorite low-lit speakeasy and let your eyes do the talking with sparkle & shine that will lock in the stares.

 I ♡ This
Cool-toned silvery taupe with multi-coloured glitter, this shadow will be your new BFF, day or night. Our fearless leader loves this shade SO MUCH that we naturally had to name it “I Heart This!”

Meet Bill a muted plum beige with a Matte Finish. He likes long walks on the beach and romantic candlelit dinners.

Just press play to get this party started in this yellow peach in a Matte Finish.

Girl Crush
Though probably not your first and likely not your last, you will definitely be crushing over this mid-tone true gray with a Matte Finish.

A rich blackened bronze highlighted with warm hints of pearlized glitter. I’m not saying you will get kissed under the stars when wearing it – but I’m not, not saying it…….

Bright turquoise with a silver and gold duo chrome finish. A party look must have, perfect for island hopping.

Juicy vibrant orange with a satin finish. Eye popping fun shade for frolicking frisky flair.

Bright light yellow orange with a satin finish. Turn up the heat with this shadow – you will be anything but a hot mess.

Light neon lime with satin finish, we promised serious crazy color and we are bringing it. This ain’t your grandpa’s margarita mix, this shit’s for real.

Bright cobalt blue with silver, blue and violet glitter. The perfect shade for sake shots and a girl’s night out.

Too Shy
Electric neon cobalt blue packed with violet, aqua, silver glitter with a magenta flash. This shade is anything but shy, it’s supercharged electrified blue on crack

Game Face
Prepare to get rowdy with an intense penny copper with a liquid like ultra-metallic finish.

Black drizzled with multiple shades of green and subtle hints of blue and gold glitter leaving a metallic finish – no longer will you have to take a selfie in shame.

Meaning right this was, exactly, or precisely so. Aka is perfect, but that name wasn’t nearly as exciting – a mid-tone warm brown in a Matte Finish

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

Keep it California cool in this Black Brown in a Matte Finish

Black saturated with violet glitter, Trust us, those bitches will be jelly.

Animal (not for eye area)
Electric bright neon coral with a subtle flash of gold. This coralicious eye candy shade is so yummy you just wanna eat it.

Ay Bay Bay, this rich eggplant purple with an emerald, and turquoise, glittery duo chrome metallic finish is legit better than anything else.

So Quiche
A soft olive with a highly reflective gold and pink violet glittery duo chrome metallic finish…there are no words in the dictionary to describe this. Not even urbandictionary.com.  Aka: this shade is hotter than hot – the F**king Queen of shadows.

A deep rich blue violet with a pearlized finish.  My lace, my lace my lovely lady lace.


L-R: Fringe (Finger & Brush) | I This (Finger & Brush) | So Quiche | Smash 


L-RSo Quiche | Smash | Play | To-A-T


 L-R: Girl Crush | Bandit | On the Rocks | Bill | Mooning | Game Face | Fairfax 

 L-R: Sour | Heat | Animal (not for eye use) | Sunnies | Slave2Pink (not for eye use) | Ibiza | Too Shy | Kimono   


L-R: Hammered | Shameless | Bae | Envy | Lace | Rex | Deck  


L-R: La La | Drift | Mittens | Erotic | Sugar | Etiquette | Effect

1 comment:

  1. Not sure if you are a MAC user, but do you know if Girl Crush is a dupe for Copperplate? They seem the same/very similar to me. I want to try ColourPop and was drawn to Girl Crush, but realized it seemed familiar, then it hit me it reminded me of Copperplate which I already own. What is your opinion? Thanks! =)


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