Hope you’re having an awesome weekend thus far.
Today I’m going to share with you my little collection of ColourPop Super Shock Eyeshadows that I acquired about 3 months back. Why I say ‘little collection’ is because even though I own 9 shades, the current shadows available online comprises of a total of 98 individual colours, excluding those available in sets/collections. I know it’s taken me a really long time to share these but after having different experiences with the different shades I thought it best to try all of them before sharing my views.
A little background first since ColourPop is not readily available in South Africa at the moment. They are a California (USA) based brand that is 100% cruelty free. All their products are only tested on humans. Most of their products are vegan but they list the exceptions on their FAQ page. Their products are only available from their online store and they offer international shipping to a few countries already. Sadly, South Africa is not yet one of them.
Now on to the products. Each shadow is individually packaged in a round, white container with a screw on lid and clear top. The clear top definitely makes it easier to see what’s inside without opening it but the container is bulky and takes up more storage space than I’d like. On one hand I can understand why it’s that affordable. Whilst the package might seem sturdy and won’t break from falling, the same can not be said for the shadows. Four of my shadows broke and I saw just how little product is in this huge pot. Quite deceiving. It was really easy to fix though. Because of the cream-ish texture all I needed to do was push it back using my finger and a piece of tissue and VOILA! Good as new without the pretty pattern. That makes it worth every penny.
The texture of the eyeshadows are all the same. A soft, mousse-like pillow of cream shadow that dries to a powder finish. It feels wet to the touch and it’s not brush friendly. The company suggests applying with your fingers and blending with a fluffy brush. Not ideal since I hate getting makeup on my hands so I’ve resorted to using a flat brush instead and so far the results have been great. In the swatches below I swiped once to get that colour and to build on the lid I use a tapping motion instead. I find it’s easier to blend if I use less product and in the cases where I tried to build colour there was a slight amount of creasing as the day wore on.
The shades I struggled with were the darker ones, ‘Nillionaire’, ‘Shameless’ and ‘Envy’. Not because they’re dark, but they were a lot chunkier than the others. They also lasted a lot longer, almost 7 hours where I get about 5 hours wear on the lighter shades before it starts to fade. I even struggled to get it off when I washed my face, thank gosh for my miracle Makeup Eraser.
Overall I am impressed with these eyeshadows. They are very pigmented and they have absolutely no fallout. The flecks of glitter are super funky, create multiple dimensions compared to some of my other eyeshadows and yet still remain wearable for everyday looks. My favourite shades are ‘Get Lucky’ and ‘Krinkle’ because they are so intense and I just love the way it suits my skin tone.
Just a side note if you ever do buy these eyeshadows. Because they’re cream based they do have a tendency to dry out if you don’t close the lid properly or leave it open for extended periods of time. I’ll be looking after mine so hopefully that doesn’t happen.
I bought these ColourPop Super Shock Eyeshadows from Muse.SA for R130 each which is almost double the price but that’s including shipping and customs duties.
Have you ever tried the ColourPop Super Shock Eyeshadows? Which colour is your favourite?
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