ColourPop Super Shock Shadows have a cult following, thanks to their affordable price tag, and unique bouncy texture. But, if you’re like me and dislike the formula, then this post is for you! Or if you’re a diehard fan, and are looking for new shades to try, this post is also for you! 😉
I know what you’re thinking, how can I not love the Super Shock Shadows? Before you go flinging your beautyblenders at me, let me explain. The shades are fantastic. The price range is fantastic. The color payoff, once again fantastic. The odd spongey texture, not so fantastic. However, I’ve recently fallen in love with four shades, that I think everyone would love!
If you’re not familiar with Super Shock Shadows, here’s a quick rundown. They are all $5, no matter what shade you buy. In fact, most ColourPop items are $5. They have a unique squishy texture, and they swatch better than anything else I’ve tried. On the lids, they can be a little finicky, and perform best when applied with your fingers (which is why I’m not a huge fan). They wear all day without creasing (with a primer), and although most shades contain glitter, they aren’t messy to work with.
Tassel is a bright white, with tiny silver glitter. When applied with a finger, it leaves behind a translucent wash of shimmer, that sparkles like no other. It’s perfect over powder shadows, or as an inner corner highlight.
Eye Candy is described as an icy lavender, that also contains finely milled silver shimmers. Like Tassel, this is a stunner over other shadows. It’s more glitter than pigment though, so if you wear it on its own, don’t expect it to look like it does in the pan.
My favorite of the bunch, is Crimper. This soft gold is stunning on its own, or layered over similar colored shadows, for an extra boost of intensity. Every single time I wear this, I get asked what eyeshadow I’m wearing. It’s perfection!
The last shade of the bunch, is the darkest and most pigmented. Sequin is a metallic copper that’s perfect for all over the lids. Again, you’ll need to apply this with your fingers, but it has the best intensity out of the four.
What I love about the shimmery shades, is the glitter doesn’t travel. I can apply them bright and early at 8AM, and by 9PM, the glitter is still on my lids – NOT my face. Most of these are too sheer to wear on their own though, so I truly only suggest them as lid toppers. Meaning, once you’re done with your eyeshadow, take your finger and gently apply these over top. They add a gorgeous dimension that really makes your eyes pop.
Not a fan of glitter? Then, you probably won’t like these. But, I promise the shimmers aren’t chunky grade school quality. They are ultra finely milled, and when the light hits it, it shimmers like diamonds. If you’re still hesitant, then stay tuned for my review of the newly launched ColourPop pressed powder shadows!
What do you think of the ColourPop Super Shock Shadows? I’d love to know!
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