ColourPop Super Shock Shadows - Valley Girl, Cheap Date, Prickly Pear, Hot Tamale, Boy Band and Moonshine Swatches & Review

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ColourPop Super Shock Shadows - Valley Girl, Cheap Date, Prickly Pear, Hot Tamale, Boyband and Moonshine Swatches & Review

Over the holiday period, ColourPop rereleased some old favourite limited edition shades from their Super Shock range and me being me, I had to get my hands on them. As usual, these don't disappoint and I can see why they've made a return - they're gorgeous! As luck would have it, they're all still available on the ColourPop site along with one of my all time faves, Birthday Girl. 

ColourPop Super Shock Shadows - Valley Girl, Cheap Date, Prickly Pear, Hot Tamale, Boyband and Moonshine Swatches & Review

Formula overview:
ColourPop's Super Shock Shadows have a malleable consistency like wet clay - should you press a finger into the eyeshadow you'll leave a hollow, it doesn't spring back or cling like a mousse, nor does it resist like a cream or powder. And of course, it's endlessly amusing to prod at! Because of the wetness of the formula, it is important to keep the lid tightly shut to prevent the product drying out. Even so, they have a fairly short official shelf life, with ColourPop advising that their eyeshadows will last three years unopened and a year after being opened. I've now had these for over a year and there appears to be no difference in quality than when I first got them, so it seems ColourPop are being pretty conservative.

There are heaps of different finishes in the SuperShock range: Ultra-Glitter, Glitter Sheer, Satin, Satin Luxe, Matte, Metallic, Ultra-Metallic, Pearlized and Pressed Pigments; I have a mixture of Metallic, Pearlized, Ultra Metallic and Satin Luxe shades to show you today. The Metallics are pretty much what they sound like: a super sparkly base, often with the addition of the glitter while the Ultra-Metallics step it up a notch with a more frosted base colour. The Pearlized finish generally has finer shimmer while the Satin Luxe seems pretty similar to that, with a more matte base colour. All of ColourPop's eyeshadows wear like iron on me, I can always rely on them to stay all day without creasing.

I'm not sure why, but ColourPop have totally different finishes listed on the site for most of these shades compared to what's on my jars (purchased directly from ColourPop, so no question of authenticity). Perhaps they've tweaked the formula further since the rerelease or just decided certain finishes describe them better, but I'll go with what my jars say as well as the description on the website.

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Valley Girl

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Valley Girl Swatches & Review

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Valley Girl Swatches & Review

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Valley Girl Swatches & Review

Valley Girl is described as 'vanilla with soft gold sheen' and has a Pearlized finish (listed as a Satin on the CP site). It was originally released with the Blitzed set in the Holiday 2015 collection. Valley Girl is the kind of quintessential shade that you can't go wrong with. The ivory base is pigmented and blendable and the gold shimmer gives a flattering and noticeable, but not OTT, level of glow. That being said, it is a fairly stock standard colour these days and as such it's pretty dupable. 

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Valley Girl Swatches & Review

I used Donna on the outer third of the lid for this look, with Partridge in the centre of the lid and along the lower lashline, Sleigh on the inner third of the lid and Valley Girl on the inner corner. I also used Head Rush on the crease and Cornelious for the transition. The false eyelashes are from Born Pretty Store.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Valley Girl Swatches & Review

Cheap Date

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Cheap Date Swatches & Review

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Cheap Date Swatches & Review

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Cheap Date Swatches & Review

Cheap Date is described as 'a true gold with silver' and has a Metallic finish (labelled as Ultra Glitter on the CP site). Along with Moonshine, Cheap Date was originally released as part of the 2015 Holiday collection, Boogie Nights. Cheap Date is what I wanted Get Lucky to be (sorry, Get Lucky!) - a true gold with a strong metallic base. The glitter is just the cherry on top! Great formula, this is a shade I'll use again and again. 

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Cheap Date Swatches & Review

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Cheap Date Swatches & Review

I used Small Gift on the outer half of the lid here, with Smash on the crease and lower lashline, Kennedy for the transition, Keeper on the outer V, Cheap Date on the inner half of the lid and Femme Fatale Kitten Mittens on the inner corner. The lashes are Ardell Demi Wispies.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Cheap Date Swatches & Review

Prickly Pear

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Prickly Pear Swatches & Review

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Prickly Pear Swatches & Review

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Prickly Pear Swatches & Review

Prickly Pear is described as a 'lavender with gold and violet Ultra Glitter' and has a Metallic finish (listed as Ultra Glitter on the site). Along with Hot Tamale, it was originally part of the Mondays in Malibu set. Prickly Pear was one of the most discussed and requested discontinued shadows among ColourPop fans for ages so I was really excited to see what all the fuss was about. The base is less lavender and more taupe, while the gold and violet glitter add complexity. Given the rave reviews I've seen, I kind of expected it to do backflips and apply itself. It's lovely and I have no complaints about the formula, but it didn't knock my socks off. 

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Prickly Pear Swatches & Review

I've used Prickly Pear on the outer half of the lid here, Lovely on the inner half of the lid, Seeker on the crease and lower lashline, Cornelious to blend out and Paisley on the inner corner. The lashes are these ones in the style A19

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Prickly Pear Swatches & Review

Hot Tamale

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Hot Tamale Swatches & Review

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Hot Tamale Swatches & Review

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Hot Tamale Swatches & Review

Hot Tamale is described as a 'rich coppery brown multi-dimensional Satin'. CP are now calling it a Satin on their website but mine is labelled as a Satin Luxe, a finish I don't believe I've come across before. As far as I can tell, the base is a bit more matte than some of their other Satins while the sparkle is chunkier. It applies and blends well, plus it's copper, which makes it easy for it to win me over. 

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Hot Tamale Swatches & Review

I used Hot Tamale on the outer half of the lid and lower lashline for this look, along with Puppy Love on the inner half of the lid and inner corner, Bandit on the crease and Cornelious to blend out. The lashes are Ardell Demi Wispies.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Hot Tamale Swatches & Review

Boy Band

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Boy Band Swatches & Review

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Boy Band Swatches & Review

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Boy Band Swatches & Review

Boy Band is described as an 'Ultra-Metallic red copper'. Two coppers in a row and I'm not even sorry. I like Boy Band better than Hot Tamale, it has a bit more depth and sparkle - no shade, though, as mentioned, I'm a copper fiend and both are very welcome in my collection. Boyband applies like a dream, I highly recommend this one if you're a warm eyeshadow lover.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Boy Band Swatches & Review

I've used Just For Fun on the inner half of the lid here, with By My Side on the outer half and inner corner, Boyband on the outer V and lower lashline, Seeker on the crease and I Spy for the transition. The lashes are these ones from Ebay in style 523. I'm also wearing Dopey Ultra Satin Lip in the pic below.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Boy Band Swatches & Review

Moonshine

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Moonshine Swatches & Review

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Moonshine Swatches & Review

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Moonshine Swatches & Review

Moonshine is described as 'a rich chocolate brown with gold Ultra Glitter'. According to my jar, it's a Metallic, though the base is more matte than many of the other Metallics I've used. I was pleased with how easily it applied; the sparser sparkles in this one also make it quite nice for darkening up the outer third of the eye and the yellow-leaning base set it apart from my many red-based brown ColourPop eyeshadows.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Moonshine Swatches & Review

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Moonshine Swatches & Review

What I liked:
  • Excellent colour payoff
  • They last all day on me, without creasing or fading
  • Smooth, easy application, no fallout
What I didn't like:
  • Nothing!
Where to buy:
Have you tried any of these shades?

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MAC MONDAY | Mariah Carey Holiday 2016 - You've Got Me Feeling Blush Swatches & Review

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MAC MONDAY | Mariah Carey Holiday 2016 - You've Got Me Feeling Blush Swatches & Review

MAC's limited edition packaging doesn't get much more glam than the shiny gold and silver glitter it was outfitted in for the Mariah Carey Holiday 2016 collection. I'd love to track down some of the lipsticks someday, if only for the gorgeous silver glitter tubes! As it is, I count myself lucky to have nabbed this blush on Trade Me for a steal. It's my sole piece from the collection and I love it.

MAC MONDAY | Mariah Carey Holiday 2016 - You've Got Me Feeling Blush Swatches & Review

MAC MONDAY | Mariah Carey Holiday 2016 - You've Got Me Feeling Blush Swatches & Review

MAC MONDAY | Mariah Carey Holiday 2016 - You've Got Me Feeling Blush Swatches & Review

MAC MONDAY | Mariah Carey Holiday 2016 - You've Got Me Feeling Blush Swatches & Review

MAC MONDAY | Mariah Carey Holiday 2016 - You've Got Me Feeling Blush Swatches & Review

You’ve Got Me Feeling is described as a 'light candy pink'. Oddly for MAC, no official finish is given, but it looks and applies like a Satin to me. It seems this shade got some poor reviews when it was released, with some reviewers finding it stiff, dry and hard to yield any colour payoff from. I guess I must have received a different batch because my You've Got A Feeling is great! It has lovely colour payoff, is easy to blend out and can be applied sheerly (as worn below) or built up for doll-pink cheeks. The wear time was also impressive, clocking in at just under eleven hours for me.

MAC MONDAY | Mariah Carey Holiday 2016 - You've Got Me Feeling Blush Swatches & Review


MAC MONDAY | Mariah Carey Holiday 2016 - You've Got Me Feeling Blush Swatches & Review

What I liked:
  • Great colour payoff
  • Applies and blends easily
  • Lasts a bit under eleven hours on me
What I didn't like:
  • Nothing
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Notoriously Morbid December 2015 Vanishing Cabinet Swatches & Review

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Notoriously Morbid December 2015 Vanishing Cabinet Swatches & Review

Gosh, we're really picking up pace now! I'm starting to regain hope that I'll be up to date on these some day!

December 2015's Vanishing Cabinet was inspired by the animated movie Rise of the Guardians. My sons and I really enjoyed this movie, I really wish Dreamworks had proceeded with the follow-up films that were apparently originally planned for. Have you seen it?

Most of these shades were limited edition, but Sleepy Sands was added to the permanent range so you can pick it up anytime! Wings Up!! Cosmic Lipcraft Gloss also made a return under the name 'Nova' although the glosses arent' currently on the site. Carrie from Notoriously Morbid has recently started bringing back previous Vanishing Cabinet shades for a month at a time, so you never know what might be resurrected. Or what may pop up in the Notoriously Morbid Buy/Sell/Trade group or in a blog sale. Basically, never give up on an ISO.

About the subscription:
The Vanishing Cabinet is a monthly subscription service from US based indie brand Notoriously Morbid. The amount of products included seems to vary, but there's typically three to five products in each. It's $13.25USD within the US and $20USD for international (including shipping), so a very reasonable monthly treat! You can sign up for the wait list here or purchase a one month trial (while available) here. Overstock is occasionally posted here.

All swatches are applied to bare skin (on the left) and over Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy (on the right) using a patting motion and photographed under daylight bulbs.


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Bandit King

Notoriously Morbid Bandit King Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Bandit King Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Bandit King Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Bandit King Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Bandit King is a taupe-purple shimmer. This colour is awesome! Blindingly sparkly over a sticky base, but soft, blendable and easy to work with either way. I hope this makes a return someday. 

Notoriously Morbid Bandit King Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

I've used Bandit King on the lid for this look, with Pure Passion layered on the inner third of the lid and inner half of the lower lashline, Should I Stay on the outer half of the lower lashline, Gypsy Curse on the crease, She's Got Gidget Hair for the transition and It's the White Hats on the browbone and inner corner. The lashes are from Born Pretty Store

Notoriously Morbid Bandit King Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

People Believe In Me

Notoriously Morbid People Believe In Me Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid People Believe In Me Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid People Believe In Me Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid People Believe In Me Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

People Believe In Me is a soft grey-blue with periwinkle shimmer. I love the shimmer, it makes it look lit from within. I found this shade very easy to work with, it sheered out nicely for a inner corner highlight (see the look below). 

The Moon Told Me So

Notoriously Morbid The Moon Told Me So Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid The Moon Told Me So Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid The Moon Told Me So Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid The Moon Told Me So Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

The Moon Told Me So is a medium, slightly dusty blue, peppered with silver sparkles and finer blue and purple shimmer. Absolutely beautiful and the formula is great, too.  

Notoriously Morbid The Moon Told Me So Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid The Moon Told Me So Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

This was a favourite recent look. I used Logic Boy for the transition, Too Good To Be True on the crease, Always Your Girl to deepen the crease, Heart of the Family on the inner third of the lid, People Believe In Me on the center of the lid, It's Friday on the outer third, The Moon Told Me So on the inner corner and Hallelujah on the lower lashline. The lashes are these ones from Ebay in the style A19.

Notoriously Morbid The Moon Told Me So Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Sleepy Sands

Notoriously Morbid Sleepy Sands Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Sleepy Sands Eyeshadow Swatches & Review


Notoriously Morbid Sleepy Sands Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Sleepy Sands is a wonderous glitterbomb of a shadow that will have gold-lovers wanting to coat themselves in it. With it being added to the permanent range last year, you feasibly could... 
It applies well alone or with a base, though you'll want a base for maximum impact. 

Notoriously Morbid Sleepy Sands Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

For this makeup look I've used Uponaworld Mermaid Tears on the inner half of the lower lashline, Wonderland Beauty Sugar Pop on the inner half of the lid, Morbid Sleepy Sands on the outer half of the lid and the LORAC Pro Palette for the rest. The lashes are Ardell Wispies.

Wings Up!!

Notoriously Morbid Cosmic Lipcraft Gloss - Wings Up!!! Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Cosmic Lipcraft Gloss - Wings Up!!! Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Cosmic Lipcraft Gloss - Wings Up!!! Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Cosmic Lipcraft Gloss - Wings Up!!! Swatches & Review

Wings Up!! is a sheer gold with blue sparkles. The Cosmic Lipcraft formula feels very balmy and slick, not sticky in the slightest, and I find it quite moisturising. Wings Up!! lasted just under three hours on me.

Notoriously Morbid Cosmic Lipcraft Gloss - Wings Up!!! Swatches & Review


What do you think of this Vanishing Cabinet? Do you wish a particular shade would return?

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