ColourPop Reflection, Touch the Sky, Colors of the Wind, Down in New Orleans Super Shock Shadows Reviews & Swatches

by Jeremy


ColourPop Reflection Super Shock Shadow is a darker, coppery-brown base with flecks of delicate red and gold sparkle throughout. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied somewhat unevenly as the ground seemed to clump up a bit, so it was harder to get a nice, even layer that didn’t’ look unblended. The texture was also more emollient than the average shade within this formula. It lasted decently for nine hours before fading a bit.ColourPop

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

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  • Charlotte Tilbury Icon Day Eyes #2 (LE) is shimmery, lighter, and cooler (95% similar).
  • Dior Mirage #4 (LE) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay Zone (Shortcut) (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, and cooler (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Nude Rich #4 (PiP) is shimmery and cooler (90% similar).
  • Viseart Pirouette (PiP) is more shimmery (90% identical).
  • Hourglass Blaze (P, $29.00) is shimmery, lighter, and cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Misty (P, $4.50) is more shimmery and cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Fever (LE, $4.50) is shimmery, lighter, and cooler (90% similar).
  • KKW Beauty Samurai (PiP) is shimmery and cooler (90% 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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