ColourPop I’m Wishing, How Far I’ll Go, Beauty & the Beast, Once Upon a Dream Super Shock Shadows Reviews & Swatches

by Jeremy

I’m Wishing

ColourPop, I wish Super Shock Shadow seemed to have a more transparent base with flecks of white, silver, and iridescent pink shimmer and micro-sparkle. I’d consider this more of a topper kind of shade or what one might reach for if they wanted a wash of iridescent sparkle all over the lid.

The texture was emollient to the touch, lightweight, and thin, with good spreadability for an even layer of semi-sheer to medium coverage. It stayed on well for 10 hours with slight fallout over time.


Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like the scent).

  • MAC Snow Globetrotter (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • Estee Lauder Blanc (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Decadent (LE) is lighter (95% identical).
  • Huda Beauty Supermoon (PiP) is more shimmery (95% comparable).
  • ColourPop Tassel (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar).
  • LORAC White Diamond (PiP) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • MAC Pretty Punk (PiP) is shimmery and warmer (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Buttercup (LE, $8.00) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Giorgio Armani Day (31) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% equal).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Overdrive (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar).

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.07 oz. – $85.71 Per Ounce

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow is a cream-based formula in many shades and finishes. The more metallic shades have the most slip (they have a “wetter” feel), while the more matte ones have a firmer, more clay-like consistency. The pigmentation can vary from shade to shade, but the average shade is quite pigmented. Almost every shade I’ve tried from ColourPop has been exceptionally long-wearing (10+ hours of wear, usually there until I remove, even 14 hours later).

From the feedback I’ve seen from readers, many love them, but some don’t like them. They aren’t a traditional cream eyeshadow, as they are denser (more sponge-like), and they apply best with flat, firm, synthetic brushes (I like the MAC 242 and 249) for me. The brand recommends using fingers for the most pigmented application, but I’ve only felt that fingers were necessary on a few shades (usually the super glittery ones).

The more matte shades can be drier and vary from medium to opaque in coverage, though they’re often buildable. Though some are lovely to work with, they can be a little hard to diffuse the edges of.

The more glittery shades have been the weakest to me, as they can be sheerer or harder to apply. Sometimes, they are more pigmented and work as the other finishes in the formula, but often, they are lighter and only function well patted on top of more pigmented eyeshadows to add glitter. They do, however, tend to have little fallout over time, with the occasional shade having a more moderate amount of fallout (but still less fallout than most powder eyeshadows with glitter).

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