ColourPop SuperShock Shadows - Nillionaire and DGAF Swatches & Review08:30
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I certainly have a type when it comes to ColourPop eyeshadows, don't I? I placed an order for their free highlighter promo recently, and I actually bought an eyeshadow that wasn't a warm bronze/gold/brown tone for once, but I wouldn't blame you if you didn't believe me with my track record! What can I say? I just love my warm bronzey tones. And really, how can I not - look how pretty these two are!!
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 many of my ColourPop eyeshadows for over a year and there appears to be no difference in quality to when I first got them, so it seems ColourPop are being pretty conservative.
There are eight different finishes in the SuperShock range: Glitter Sheer, Satin, Matte, Metallic, Ultra-Metallic, Pearlized, Ultra Glitters and Pressed Pigments; both of the shades I'm reviewing today are Metallics. The 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. What really impresses me about ColourPop eyeshadows 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 blows 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.
Nillionaire is described as a 'warm bronze with tons of gold and multi coloured glitter in a Metallic finish'. On paper this sounds totally up my alley but in person I just couldn't get into it. The base colour was sheerer than other CP Metallics I've tried so I had to really pack it on, resulting in a lot of glitter but still a wishy-washy base. It would definitely benefit from being used as a layering shade but meh - I have other awesome ColourPop shadows that don't make me work so hard for great results, so Nillionaire gets a pass from me. As you might expect with such a glittery eyeshadow, fallout is a big issue too.
DGAF is a 'medium- toned rusty brown topped with multi-dimensional gold glitter in a Metallic finish'. The rustiness of this shade seemed a little out of my comfort zone at first, but I wound up loving it! It was pigmented and easy to work with, blending out easily with the glitter adhering better than with Nillionaire.
Here I've used DGAF with the LORAC Pro palette and some Mon Secret lashes.
What I liked:
- DGAF has excellent colour pay off
- Crease-resistant formula, lasts all day on me
- Easy to blend
- The sparkle in DGAF adheres well
- Nillionaire is sheer
- I had a lot of glitter fall out with Nillionaire
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