Today I’m here to review very beautiful and good quality eyeshadows by ColourPop. So many beauty bloggers are raving about them, so of course I needed to give them a go too. In hindsight I heard that these eyeshadows are something you need to try out yourself, as the texture is so fine that it’s difficult to describe.
ColourPop Super Shock Eyeshadows have really very strange texture that is almost impossible to describe but I’ll try to. I’d say that they are in between dry, creamy, lightweight and highly pigmented eyeshadows’ textures. Somehow they remind me of the L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadows, but still the ColourPop products are unique when it comes to their texture.
Application: The brand recommends applying the product with the fingertips. And I truly believe that this is the best way to apply it, as the brush won’t do well. If you’re concerned about hygiene, then use a small sponge for application.
Pigmentation: The color payoff is stunning. I don’t use my eyeshadow primer with these eyeshadows at all. A little bit later I’ll show you my make-up looks and swatches done with no primer or preliminary foundation application.
Blending: the blending is fine but still opt for a rougher brush for blending, as the soft and fluffy will make the products look muddy on your eyes. And since the texture somehow is creamy, you’d better opt for a synthetic brush rather than natural-bristled.
Staying power: amazing! The products live through the entire working day. The mattes may crease a little only when it’s boiling hot. But the metallics are so fine that I was wearing them for 10-12 hours and nothing ever happened with them. The moment I decided to wash them off they still looked desent and almost as though just applied.
Here are the swatches in the day and artificial light:
And now some more details about each color:
Mixed Tape - I totally fell for it when I swatched it at the store. At that moment on the swatch it looked like an ideal taupe color. But when I applied it on my eyes at home, I discovered that it looked more beigy-gray, cool-toned gray color. This product is matte with a slight satin cast. It is buildable and on my neutral skin type Mixed Time looks too odd and I presented my sister with it. And here you can see that she’s almost used it up.
Stereo - burgundy-brown-rich red shimmer color. It’s a chameleon shade that looks different on the eyes and swatches. I like it, as it’s beautiful and complicated. I like applying it solo on my eyes and still it looks rich and fully-fledged.
By the way, in the artificial lighting it looks more intense and bright.
In the daylight it looks calmer.
Party Time - grayish taupe color with a pinky-purple cast. When I swatched it for the first time, I put it aside as I presumed that this color was too dark for me. But sometime later I took it out and decided to give it a go. And guess what? I immediately became obsessed with it, as this color is ideal for smokey eyes. I like the way the purple cast shines through, making the product wearable and utterly beautiful.
Hustle - matte rich red color. It’s so berry-like and bright. I don’t usually apply it to cut my crease or to the outer corners, no, I prefer applying this shade all over my lid, as the color is so amazing!
Cricket - this is my fave! Very complicated color. Mauve pink-lilac-bronze-golden shade, this is how I see it. In the daylight it looks exactly the same as the Chanel Illusoire but this one is better in terms of quality. In the evening in artificial light it looks less lilac and bright. Since I love the Illusoire very much, I found a way to fight its problem of creasing in two hours or so: I just apply the Cricket over it and then my makeup looks fabulous and stays on for good without creasing.
Here I applied Cricket and Illusoire over it
And here Illusoire and Cricket over
And now, the makeups:
Of course I highly recommend the ColourPop Super Shock Eyeshadows. The quality is above all praises!
Thanks for reading my review!