ColourPop Under the Sea, Arabian Nights, I See the Light, A Dream is a Wish… Super Shock Shadows Reviews & Swatches

by Jeremy

Under the Sea

ColourPop Under the Sea Super Shock Shadow is an excellent, minty green with a satin sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that tended to sheer out as it seemed to have too much slip, making it look uneven.

I had the best luck applying it with a fluffier brush for a sheerer layer of color but couldn’t use it as a more opaque product well. It lasted decently for nine hours before fading a bit.

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

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  • Terra Moons Dragonfly (P, $6.00) is shimmery, darker, and cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop HWY (LE, $4.50) is shimmery and darker (90% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Golden Aquamarine (86P) (PiP, $29.00) is more shimmery and darker (90% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever S314 Nile Green (P, $17.00) is darker (90% identical).
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  • Makeup Geek Abracadabra (P, $12.00) is shimmery and lighter (90% identical).
  • Make Up For Ever I332 Meadow Green (DC, $21.00) is shimmery, darker, and warmer (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace, The Shallows (P, $6.00) is darker and cooler (85% similar).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Sigil (P, $6.00) is shimmery, lighter, and brighter (85% identical).ColourPop

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 (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 more very 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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