ColourPop is one of those brands that has really taken off in the past couple of years. They have so many different colors and formulas and at $5 each, it’s easy to try out some new trends without worrying if you’re spending too much money on a color you won’t like. They focus on providing excellent formulas at a really low price point and the reviews all seem to be favorable. A friend of mine has been raving about ColourPop for a while now, kind of like how everyone else who has ever tried their products has been. I kept putting off buying anything until finally she got frustrated and gifted me a few items to try. In her attempt to make me a fan, she gave me three different shades of the ColourPop Super Shock Shadow: Party Time, Nillionaire, and Girl Crush.
The ColourPop Super Shock Shadow comes in a variety of different colors and finishes, I tried two mattes and a metallic. The formula is a bit unique- it’s a creme powder shadow with an elastic-like texture. It’s designed to be long-lasting and won’t fade throughout the day. I loved how this shadow felt. It was super creamy and so soft to the touch. The finely milled powder was super easy to apply and my brush didn’t kick up any extra powder or make a mess. I had no issues with it wearing off or smudging throughout the day and I didn’t get any fallout, even with the glitter in the metallic finish.
The ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Party Time is described as a dusty mauve gray matte but I think it’s more of a purple-taupe. It definitely feels like more of a neutral than a straight up purple on my eyes though. I thought this color was going to be too dark at first but it goes on much lighter than it looks in the pan. If you want a bolder shade, it’s easy to layer or apply with a damp brush to get more of the true color. I think this is a great neutral crease shade and it looks so soft and pretty on. I usually have a hard time with mattes because they don’t seem to blend very well but this one is perfect.
ColourPop’s Super Shock Shadow in Nillionaire is a fun metallic bronze shade. I love the tiny glitter specs in this and I haven’t had any issues with fallout. The formula is so creamy, it doesn’t feel any different than the matte shades even though it has glitter in it. This is such a pretty fall eye shadow color. It looks great applied normally but it really pops when applied with a damp brush, it makes the metallic finish really shine.
The ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Girl Crush is now discontinued but I’m so glad I got the shade before they got rid of it. Girl Crush is a taupe matte but like Party Time, it looks more like a light purple-taupe to me. It looks great with both Party Time and Nillionaire. The matte finish is very blendable but I wish this color was just a bit darker. I have to apply a lot or layer it over a cream shadow to get the color I want.
All three shades of the ColourPop Super Shock Shadows have lovely, creamy formulas that are really easy to blend and they last all day. Party Time is such a pretty neutral with a purple hue, Nillionaire is a great metallic with a lot of shine but no glitter fallout, and Girl Crush is a great color to help soften up eye looks. They all require a little bit of layering to get an intense color but they are so easy to use.
I’m really happy with all three shades of the ColourPop Super Shock Shadows and I love to wear them all together. The only problem is that ColourPop has too many fun colors to choose from, I’m having a hard time deciding which ones to get next!
Have you tried ColourPop? What’s your favorite product?