ColourPop State of Nature Super Shock Shadow Duo Review & Swatches

by Jeremy

ColourPop State of Nature Super Shock Shadow Duo ($12.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a new cream eyeshadow duo designed to complement the Nude Mood palette. Both shades were very pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing.

Fine Pearl is light gold with moderate, warm undertones, a metallic finish, and a faint pink pearl. It had nearly opaque pigmentation, which was buildable on bare skin, applied evenly and smoothly with a fingertip or a brush.

The texture was moderately emollient, lightweight, thin, and quick to dry down to a powder-like finish. It stayed on nicely for 10 hours without fading or creasing on me.ColourPop

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

  • DThe dose of Colors Suz (LE) is mhimmery anddarker (95% similar).
  • Anastasia Peach Sorbet (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • Tarte Paradise Found (P, $22.00) is mhimmery anddarker (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Cattitude (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery and darker (95% similar).
  • NARS Let It Whip (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery and darker (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Morning Star (P, $6.00) is shimmery and darker (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Okay (LE, $6.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Ray of Light (PiP) is darker (95% similar).
  • Tarte Moonlit (LE) is darker (95% identical).
  • Juvia’s Place Zuri (P) is less shimmery and darker (95% similar).

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.07 oz. – $85.71 Per Ounce

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow is a cream-based formula tn many shades and finishes. The more metallic shades have the most slip tthey 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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