ColourPop Super Shock Shadows - Koosh, Just Fur Fun, Tinsel and Sleigh Swatches & Review

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ColourPop Super Shock Shadows - Koosh, Just Fur Fun, Tinsel and Sleigh Swatches & Review

Once again, I'm being a little mean with my ColourPop posts, because these four eyeshadows come from the Holiday 2016 collection and are no longer available. Three of the four shades were repromotes from previous launches, though, and ColourPop have been pretty generous with their rereleases of late, so maybe we'll see them again? Anyway, they're too pretty not to share, so let's dive in!

ColourPop Super Shock Shadows - Koosh, Just Fur Fun, Tinsel and Sleigh 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 eight different finishes in the SuperShock range: Ultra-Glitter, Glitter Sheer, Satin, Matte, Metallic, Ultra-Metallic, Pearlized and Pressed Pigments; I have a mixture of Metallic and Ultra Metallic 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. All of ColourPop's eyeshadows wear like iron on me, I can always rely on them to stay all day without creasing.

Packaging:
Super Shock Shadows come in screw top jars, with the holiday collection coming in chic matte black instead of the usual glossy white. The boxes also got a bit of sprucing with a fishnet and floral design that renders my packaging-obsessed-self unable to get rid of them - although, with no names on the boxes, there's no advantage to keeping them either. Sigh.

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Koosh

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Koosh Swatches & Review

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Koosh Swatches & Review

Koosh is described as an 'icy silver taupe' with an Ultra Metallic finish. This was the shade I knew I'd love without a doubt and I definitely wasn't disappointed! Koosh is incredibly pigmented and creamy, it applies like a dream. It originally came out with the Forever Freshman set in 2015.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Koosh Swatches & Review

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Koosh Swatches & Review

Just Fur Fun

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Just Fur Fun Swatches & Review

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Just Fur Fun Swatches & Review

Just Fur Fun is described as a 'soft pink with a bright gold duochrome glitter' in a Metallic finish. I was particularly excited for this shadow, too yet somehow it ended up being the last of the four that I used! Funny how that works out, sometimes. Just Fur Fun is a gorgeous semi-sheer glitterbomb that makes an excellent accent colour, although the base can be built up easily enough to use on its own, too. I really love it paired with By My Side in the look below as the base colours are similar on the lid. 

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Just Fur Fun 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 - Just Fur Fun Swatches & Review

Tinsel

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Tinsel Swatches & Review

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Tinsel Swatches & Review

Tinsel is described as a 'grayed out icy lavender' with a Metallic finish. I'm not always a purple kinda gal but Tinsel has triggered a bit of a purple kick for me! Tinsel pulls a little taupe on me, which makes it really versatile and neutral enough to work for either warm or cool toned makeup looks. Application was wonderful as usual - I'm so glad I took a gamble and ordered this! Tinsel originally came out with the 2014 Not A Box of Chocolates set, alongside Sleigh.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Tinsel Swatches & Review

Here I've used Dark Lullaby on the outer half of the lid and lower lashline and Prunella on the waterline. I've also used some ColourPop eyeshadows: Tinsel on the inner half of the lid and lower lashline, I Spy for the transition, To-A-T on the crease and Fanny Pack highlighter on the inner corner. The lashes are Cala 1. I'm also wearing Calypso Ultra Satin Lip in the pic below.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Tinsel Swatches & Review

Sleigh

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Sleigh Swatches & Review

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Sleigh Swatches & Review

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Sleigh Swatches & Review

Sleigh is described as an 'icy sage sprinkled with tons of multicoloured glitter' and has a Metallic finish. I skipped it with my initial order as I'm not usually mad on cool-toned greens, but when makeup looks with it started popping up in the ColourPop Fanatics group and the gold sparkles seemed to be pretty dominant I decided to give it a try. Plus, as we've established, I have trouble saying no where ColourPop is concerned! 😂 I wasn't let down, the heavy gold sheen and glitter make Sleigh a really interesting shade of pale golden-green; it's a bit of a chameleon and can pull more strongly either way, depending on what you pair it with. Again, no complaints on formula!

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Sleigh 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 - Sleigh 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:
Did you pick up any of these shades when the Holiday 2016 collection was available? Are you crossing your fingers for any of them to be rereleased?

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MAC MONDAY | MAC Ruffian - Ruffian Naked and Ruffian Red Lipstick Swatches & Review

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MAC MONDAY | MAC Ruffian - Ruffian Naked and Ruffian Red Lipstick Swatches & Review

This week's MAC Monday takes us back to the 2012 MAC Ruffian collection! This collection was a small online exclusive, containing three lipsticks and three false nail sets. I only bought Ruffian Red lipstick at the time as I hadn't yet developed a love of pale nudes and didn't think I'd get much use from Ruffian Gold, a frosty sheer gold topper lipstick. Ruffian Naked was an impulse buy a few years later and I've wound up adoring it - go figure! Let's take a look.

MAC MONDAY | MAC Ruffian - Ruffian Naked and Ruffian Red Lipstick Swatches & Review

Formula Overview:
The two lipsticks I have from this collection are both in my favourite finish, matte! Mattes are strongly pigmented, smooth in texture and are usually non-drying on my lips. MAC lipsticks have a vanilla scent.

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Ruffian Naked

MAC Ruffian Naked Lipstick Swatches & Review

MAC Ruffian Naked Lipstick Swatches & Review

Ruffian Naked is described as a 'pale peachy nude' with a Matte finish. MAC have released many similar pale nudes over the years (Strip Poker, Fleshpot and Myth all spring to mind) but Ruffian Naked is my favourite on my skin tone as it has the perfect level of warmth. Not so warm that it appears orange and not so white-based that it looks chalky - I just love it! It applies smoothly and wears for four hours on me, although it looked pretty faded after three, and is non-drying.

MAC Ruffian Naked Lipstick Swatches & Review

Ruffian Red

MAC Ruffian Red Lipstick Swatches & Review

MAC Ruffian Red Lipstick Swatches & Review

Ruffian Red is described as 'classic rich blue red' with a Matte finish. It's a warm red, definitely more orange than blue, though no less beautiful for it! I really love this red and have worn it many times. It wears for six and a half hours on me without drying out my lips or feathering. 

MAC Ruffian Red Lipstick Swatches & Review


What I liked:
  • Strong colour payoff
  • Non-drying
  • Doesn't feather
  • Wear was between four and six and a half hours
What I didn't like:
  • Nothing!
Start your hunt here:
Did you grab anything from MAC Ruffian when it was available?

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ColourPop Love A Flare Set Swatches & Review

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ColourPop Love A Flare Set Swatches & Review

Here's another gem that's currently on ColourPop's chopping block, the Love A Flare set! All six eyeshadows in this collection are still available separately for $5USD each but if you love them all, the discounted set of 6 for $20USD is too good a deal to pass up. 

ColourPop Love A Flare Set Swatches & Review

This set is presented in a beautiful and sturdy box with magnetic closure and a mirror inside. The shadows fit snugly into a foam insert that is glued in place, so it's a fairly good option for travelling - they don't have much room to move around and break.

ColourPop Love A Flare Set Swatches & Review

ColourPop Love A Flare Set 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 eight different finishes in the SuperShock range: Ultra-Glitter, Glitter Sheer, Satin, Matte, Metallic, Ultra-Metallic, Pearlized and Pressed Pigments; I have a mixture of Pearlized and Matte shades to show you today. The Pearlized shades have varying degrees of shimmer and it's finer than in the Metallics or Ultra-Metallics.  The Mattes are my new love; they blend incredibly well and true to the Super Shock formula, they last forever on me. I've found the Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush to be excellent for working with these, it blends them out seamlessly. Oddly, I didn't like ColourPop's own blending brush so much for the task!

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I Spy

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - I Spy Swatches & Review

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - I Spy Swatches & Review

I Spy is described as a 'dusty peach' in a Matte finish. This makes an excellent transition shade on my skintone (NC15 in MAC, for reference) and I can't fault the application or colour payoff. I've been reaching for this often. 

Melrose

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Melrose Swatches & Review

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Melrose Swatches & Review

Melrose is described as 'true rust' and has a Matte finish. It's the perfect shade for a 90s inspired grungey eye and again, the formula is superb. 

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - I Spy, Melrose Swatches & Review

For this look, I used Crimper on the inner corner, Arrow on the inner half of the lid, Babykins on the outer half of the lid, Melrose on the crease and lower lashline and I Spy for the transition. The lashes are these ones from Born Pretty Store. I'm also wearing Frenchie Lippie Stix.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - I Spy, Melrose Swatches & Review

Moonwalk

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Moonwalk Swatches & Review

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Moonwalk Swatches & Review

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Moonwalk Swatches & Review

Moonwalk is described as a 'rusty orange with a yellow-green duo chrome flip' and has a Pearlized finish. If you love duochromes, you absolutely must grab Moonwalk, the green-gold shift is gorgeous! It's very similar to MAC Old Gold pigment, but ColourPop's Super Shock Shadow formula performs much better for me. One of my favourites in this set.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Moonwalk Swatches & Review

Here, I've used Bandit and High Rise on the crease with Cornelious as a transition shade. I also used 8 Track on the outer half of the lid and lower lashline, Moonwalk on the inner half of the lid and Jinxie on the inner corner. The lashes are these Red Cherry 217 dupes from Ebay. I'm also wearing Tuesday Ultra Matte Lip in the full face pic.

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Moonwalk Swatches & Review

By My Side

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - By My Side Swatches & Review

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - By My Side Swatches & Review

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - By My Side Swatches & Review

By My Side is described as a 'yellow peach with a pink duo chrome flip' and has a Pearlized finish. Two duochromes in one set? Be still, my beating heart! By My Side has a much more subtle colour shift than Moonwalk but it's no less pretty for it. I really like using it for an inner corner highlight or an all over lid wash. Impeccable formula. 

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - By My Side 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 - By My Side Swatches & Review

High Rise

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - High Rise Swatches & Review

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - High Rise Swatches & Review

High Rise is described as a 'deepened olive' in a Matte finish. Truth be told, as someone who isn't mad on olive shades, I wasn't too excited about this or Head Rush when I ordered. I'd justified ordering the set during one of the pre-Christmas 20% off sales because I loved the other shades enough to still make it worthwhile and figured I'd give them a try and then probably destash them. But I love them both! They're just what I needed in my stash to add some variety to my crease shades and as I've mentioned, I can't get enough of ColourPop's matte formula.

Head Rush

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Head Rush Swatches & Review

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Head Rush Swatches & Review

Head Rush is described as a 'khaki olive' and has a Matte finish. 

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Head Rush 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 - Head Rush 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 bought this set, or any of the shades from it? Which is your favourite?

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