ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Hustle, Sequin, Kimono and Rebel Swatches & Review00:54
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ColourPop! Their Super Shock Shadows rocked the beauty world with their unique texture and wallet friendly pricing when they debuted and I, like many others, have not been able to get enough of them since. It's an odd theme that it takes me a long time to blog about a product I'm obsessing over, simply because I'm so busy using it that I don't want to put it away in the 'ready for review' box for a single moment! But I finally sucked it up and I'm ready to show you the first four colours I purchased.
I grabbed these from a Facebook group lightly used so that I could see whether the formula worked for me before committing to the hefty shipping costs involved in a ColourPop order, so they don't have their boxes, but brand new ones come boxed. ColourPop eyeshadows are housed in a glossy white screwtop pot with a holographic logo. ColourPop advise that the jars need to be kept tightly shut to prevent the eyeshadow from drying out.
Swatched on bare skin under daylight bulbs
You've probably heard everyone and their cat describe the texture of Colourpop's eyeshadows already :D But they 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 a little 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 seven different finishes in the SuperShock range: Glitter Sheer, Satin, Matte, Metallic, Ultra-Metallic, Pearlized and Pressed Pigments; I have a mixture of Pearlized, Metallic and Matte shades to show you today. Many of the Pearlized and Metallic shades contain glitter which is prone to fall out so applying these shades with a finger or a flat shader brush works best to minimise this and press the glitter into place. The Mattes can be applied with any brushes and are easy to blend out seamlessly. Across the board, everything I have tried from ColourPop has had excellent colour pay off, but what really impresses me is how budge-proof they are. They take a few seconds to set and then remain crease proof for the duration of wear - long time readers will know I have ridiculously oily eyelids that laugh in the face of most primers and eyeshadows, so the lasting power on these blew me away. I even put Sequin on the back of my hand and rubbed at it with my finger once it was set, using increasingly hard pressure, and it didn't smear or fade at all. Pretty much the only transfer was a small amount of glitter on my finger.
Hustle is described as a burgundy violet with a Matte finish, which sums it up perfectly. This applies and blends out really nicely - it's easy to overlook the mattes inbetween all the glittery, metallic goodness ColourPop have on offer, but Hustle reminds me that I definitely need to check out more of them. I think this would make a beautiful cheek colour on deeper complexions too.
For this look I've applied Hustle on the outer half of the lid and lower lashline and the LORAC Pro palette for the rest.
Sequin is a 'copper penny-like shade with silver and gold glitter' in a Metallic finish. It. Is. Everything. If you love coppers and rose golds, which it pulls toward on me, you need this in your life now. Sequin is best applied with your fingers because there's a lot of glittery goodness in there and it will fall out like crazy if not pressed into place. Even so, I did notice continuing fall out throughout the day, but the colour and finish made up for it in my book. If fall out drives you nuts though, it may be a deal breaker.
Here I've used Sequin all over the lid and inner of the lower lashline with the LORAC Pro palette for the rest. The lashes are Ardell Wispies.
Kimono is a darkened cornflower blue with silver, purple and blue glitters. I don't usually go in for blues - they really don't suit me! - but I have to concede, this is gorgeous. Unfortunately it appears to have been discontinued, so you'll have to prowl Glambot, blog sales and Facebook sales groups if you want to get your hands on it. As jam-packed with glitter as Kimono is, it works best when patted on with a flat synthetic brush or fingers to keep the glitter in place. Though brilliantly pigmented, it still blends out easily.
I've paired Kimono with Femme Fatale Construct on the lid here, Too Faced Teddy Bear & Heaven on the crease and to blend out, and these Born Pretty store false eyelashes.
Rebel is a khaki green in a Matte finish. This was part of Shaaanxo's collaboration quad of colours, all of which have unfortunately been discontinued. I don't love the colour of Rebel on me (although perhaps that's just my dubious colour placement below) but I definitely couldn't fault the performance, it was a breeze to work with. Another one to track down on Glambot or similar if you love it!
I've used Rebel on the crease here, with Darling Girl Naughty Olive Wonder Wand on the lid and Darling Girl Eclipse on the lower lashline. The lashes are these ones from Born Pretty Store.
What I liked:
- Excellent colour pay off
- Low price
- Easy to blend
- Budge proof once set!
What I didn't like:
- I experience a lot of fall out with some of the glittery shades.
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Have you tried ColourPop's eyeshadows? Have a favourite shade? Share in the comments!
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