ColourPop Zingara Quad Swatches & Review18:39
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ColourPop's quads have become my new favourite way to pick out shades of their Super Shock Shadows. Priced at $18USD versus the usual $5USD per eyeshadow, they're slightly cheaper when purchased this way and although I rarely end up using all four colours in the same look, I find the mix to be a great starting point. The Zingara quad, with its beautiful mix of rusty, autumnal tones, is one that I've been reaching for often lately.
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. Zingara is a mixed bag of finishes: Pearlized, Satin, and Matte.
Pearlized shades have varying degrees of shimmer which is finer than in the Metallics or Ultra-Metallics, while the Satins fall somewhere between the Pearlized and Matte finishes. 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!
The term 'quad' might lead you to think that these come in a palette but the Super Shock Shadow formula will dry out if not housed in their screwtop jars. What you actually get are the four eyeshadow pots in a box with a slide off cover.
Jinxie is described as a 'soft pearlized gold'. Very pretty, well pigmented and a great inner corner highlight option, particularly on deeper skin tones.
Elixir is described as a 'matte terracotta'. I was a little worried this would be too orange but it's just perfect, way more wearable than I thought it would be. I love the way it contrasts with School Bus in the look below, too. It's consistent with ColourPop's usual excellent matte formula.
Paradox is described as a 'warm satin burgundy red'. I really wanted to use this in a hazy cranberry kind of look and I'm so happy with how it turned out! Paradox is a breeze to work with, super blendable and well pigmented.
In this look I've used Paradox on the crease, Cornelious for the transition, Static on the outer V and lower lashline, MAC Rose pigment on the lid and inner third of lower lashline and MAC Vanilla pigment on the inner corner. The lashes are these ones in the A10 style.
What I liked:
- Great colour payoff
- Easy to apply and blend
- No fallout
- Incredibly long-wearing, I experience no creasing or fading with this formula
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