ColourPop Super Shock shadows - Amaze and 3 Swatches & Review23:20
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My unreviewed ColourPop stash is looking a little less embarrassing now that I've dug these two babies out of my untrieds! I bought these two earlier in the year in a group buy with some friends and I wish I had tried them earlier because they are AWESOME. That's right, I'm spoiling the review outcome right at the beginning and I'm not even sorry.
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 seven different finishes in the SuperShock range: Glitter Sheer, Satin, Matte, Metallic, Ultra-Metallic, Pearlized and Pressed Pigments; I have Metallic shades to show you today. The Metallic formula contains 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. Across the board, everything I have tried from ColourPop has had excellent colour payoff, 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 (reviewed here) 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.
ColourPop's eyeshadows come boxed, although I confess to being a little annoyed that they don't have the name printed on them. I am a hoarder of packaging and have taken to storing some items in their boxes but because I can't readily identify the shade from the Super Shock Shadow's outer packaging it's a waste of time in this case.
My moaning aside, the eyeshadows are housed in a glossy white screwtop pot with a holographic logo. ColourPop advises that the jars need to be kept tightly shut to prevent the eyeshadow from drying out.
Amaze is described as a 'Metallic rose gold with multi-colored multi-dimensional glitter'. Man, I can't believe how long it's taken me to try Amaze! I feel like I owe it an apology for how long it sat untried in my drawer. I'm definitely going to be making up for lost time though because this colour is gorgeous and the colour payoff and sparkle are right up there. If you love rose gold eyeshadows, you need this. I didn't notice any fallout with Amaze, either. A well-named eyeshadow!
I used Amaze on the inner half of the lid, Muse on the outer half of the lid, the LORAC Pro palette for blending and the lower lashline and Corvus Cosmetics Judgement on the inner corner. The lashes are Cala 1.
3 is described as a 'Cool-toned starlit bronze with a flash of silvery and multi-coloured glitter'. When it arrived, I found myself wondering why on earth I'd ordered it as cool tones aren't really my thing (I assume I was caught up in an "order all the sparkly neutrals!" frenzy during this particular order) but once I actually started applying it, I was completely in love. 3 pulls much warmer on me than it appears in the pan and it isn't as sparkly as some of its fellow Metallics, so it's quite a versatile shade. It's great for adding depth and can be used on the crease as well, rather than being reserved for use on the lid or lower lashline, as I tend to do with ColourPop's glitterbomb shadows. I found 3 really easy to work with and I'm glad I happened to throw it in my cart that fateful day!
I used 3 on the outer half of the lid for this look, with Sailor on the inner half of the lid and inner corner, the LORAC Nude Skinny palette for blending and Essence Extreme Lasting Eye Pencil in Rockin' Taupe on the lower lashline. The lashes are these ones from Born Pretty Store.
- Excellent colour pay-off
- Crease-resistant formula lasts all day on me
- Easy to blend
- No fall out from La La
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