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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