Sunday, May 24th, 2015

ColourPop Mondays in Malibu Super Shock Shadow Set
ColourPop Mondays in Malibu Super Shock Shadow Set

ColourPop Mondays in Malibu Super Shock Shadow Set ($30.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a set of six cream eyeshadows that range from gilded bronze to warm green to red-brown. The set is limited edition, and the shades aren’t available individually. Overall, it was high-performer set of shades, and they worked well together. The set does run on on the shimmery side, so if you prefer more matte shades, then this might not be a good fit for you. I did notice that a few of these are similar to other shades from the brand, so you may want to check your stash.

Gecko is described as a “soft opalescent silvery green with pink duochrome finish.” It’s a muted, light gray with a flash green to pink duochrome, which is subtle on its own. It can get amplified when blended over a deeper shade or layered over a black base (as duochromes often play well with). I couldn’t tell you why, but I have found great difficulty in capturing in the duochrome finishes of ColourPop’s cream products, no matter what angles I’ve tried to twist my arm, the duochrome is hard to see in a photo. It’s a weaker duochrome in person, but it is visible in person, just not a strong one. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and blendable on the skin and lasted for ten hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Snakebite is described as a “mid-tone warm gold with an ultra-metallic finish.” It’s a brightened, light-medium golden copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It is extremely reflective and one of the more metallic shades I’ve tried from the brand. The color payoff was true-to-pan and intense, while the consistency applied with smooth, even coverage that blended well. It wore for ten hours without fading or creasing. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Sand Swoon is described as a “true pastel pink softly sprinkled with gold flecks in a satin luxe finish.” It’s a light-medium, warm-toned pink with a mostly matte finish and then a dusting of gold sparkle that sits more on top of it. It had good color payoff that went on smoothly and evenly. The texture is a smidgen drier compared to the more metallic shades like Snakebite, but it wasn’t dry. The color lasted for ten hours without fading or creasing, but it seemed like most of the glitter had dropped. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Prickly Pear is described as a “warm-toned plum with tons of gold and pink glitter in a metallic finish.” It’s a muted, pinky plum with warm, brown undertones and gold, mauve, and copper flecks of shimmer and larger gold and pink glitter. It had semi-opaque coverage from its base color with a healthy dose of glitter, which did have some fall out when you worked with it (particularly when blending out an edge — if I patted it on, I didn’t see fall out). The texture was a little more emollient, and this shade sheered out a bit more readily than others. It lasted for nine hours without fading or creasing, but there was a little bit of fall out over time. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Mirage is described as a “soft sage green with a champagne gold sheen in a pearlized finish.” It’s a medium, golden green with a pearly shimmer-sheen finish. The texture was lightly creamy with some slip and felt more emollient (or “wet” to the touch) as seems to be a trend with the pearlized/ultra-metallic finishes. It had nice pigmentation that was easy to blend and apply to the lid. It stayed put for ten hours with no fading or creasing on me. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Hot Tamale is described as a “reddish brown with soft copper sparkles in a satin luxe finish.” It’s a rich, dark brown with warm, red undertones and a soft dusting of copper and gold shimmer. It was intensely pigmented with a beautifully creamy, easily blended consistency that covered well and lasted for ten hours without fading or creasing. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Friday, May 22nd, 2015

ColourPop Summer 2015 Super Shock Shadows
ColourPop Summer 2015 Super Shock Shadows

ColourPop Flipper Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “soft tangerine sprinkled with silver and pink glitter in a metallic finish.” It’s a light-medium, golden orange with warm, yellow undertones and silver and pink glitter. The texture has a very smooth, emollient feel to it, though it tended to thicken when applied to the lid unless applied as a sheer wash of color. I didn’t notice more than a few stray sparkles when I was working with it during application, and then there were a few more that fell during wear, but it was negligible. The underlying color still looked the same nine hours later. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Nillionaire Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “warm bronze with a ton of gold and multi-coloured glitter in a metallic finish.” It’s a muted, bronzy brown with khaki undertones and copper and pink glitter over a metallic finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that was move around, but the larger glitters seemed to turn the base a little patchy as they moved against the base color. This one seemed to be more prone to having sparkle fall out during application, though once I was done, I only saw two or three sparkles drop during the ten hour wear time. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Shark Attack Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone warm coral with gold duochrome finish in a pearlized finish.” It’s a light-medium, pink-leaning coral with a fine, golden sheen. It had good color payoff with a lightly emollient texture that seemed like it would apply really well, but I struggled a lot with this. It swatched so nicely, but it was difficult to apply as smoothly and as evenly on the lid. It seemed like if you have really, really smooth, taut eyelids, it might go on more smoothly, but it always looked a little patchy on me. I tried applying in five separate times with fingertips and various brushes. A flat, synthetic brush still seemed to work the best for me, and it applied better to the outer third of my lid than the inner or middle of my lid. It lasted for nine hours before fading. I was surprised as I have had the best luck with the pearlized finishes in the range. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Plunge Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “light warm beige with a golden sheen in a pearlized finish.” It’s a light-medium, golden beige with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had fairly good pigmentation with a lightly creamy, blendable texture that deposited color evenly and smoothly. I had no trouble with this one, and it was so easy to use. The color lasted for nine and a half hours without creasing or fading. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop High Tide Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “pale champagne gold in a pearlized finish.” It’s a light gold with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It appears lighter applied, as it has a fairly reflective finish. The texture was blendable, lightly creamy, and adhered well to the skin. It had nice pigmentation and lasted for nine and a half hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Coconut Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “bright peacock teal in a pearlized finish.” It’s a medium-dark, blue with a hint of green and a pearly sheen. It has hints of green and blue pearl in it that gives it a “warmer” look than your typical true blue, but it still leans quite blue. The texture was lightly creamy that felt “wet” to the touch, but it was thin, blendable, and easily spread on the lid. It went on with good color payoff, and with a brush, it seemed even more opaque when I was applying it in practice. It wore well for nine and a half hours without fading or creasing. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Friday, May 22nd, 2015

ColourPop Birthday Girl Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Birthday Girl Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Birthday Girl Super Shock Shadow (Gift with Purchase) is a slightly muted, medium-dark brown with lighter gold and bronze shimmer and bronze glitter. YSL Aquatic Copper (07) (P, $30.00) is darker, less red-toned. Hourglass Exposure #3 (P) is lighter, more shimmery. Makeup Geek Grandstand (P, $9.99) is less sparkly. Kat Von D Nephilim (LE) is more golden. Dior Cuir Cannage #4 (P) is less sparkly. Tarte Keepsake Frame (LE) is less sparkly, darker. Make Up For Ever ME612 Silver Brown (P, $21.00) is less sparkly. Make Up For Ever I538 Pearly Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is lighter, less sparklly, cooler-toned. Too Faced Tiger’s Eye (LE, $16.00) is darker, less sparkly. LORAC Unattainable (P) is less sparkly. MAC A Harvest of Greens #1 (P, $21.00) is less sparkly. MAC Her Cocoa #3 (LE, $16.00) is darker, less sparkly. NARS Fez (P, $24.00) is darker, less shimmery/sparkly. MAC Day Gleam (P, $21.00) is lighter. MAC Coil (LE, $21.00) is darker, less sparkly. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

It is a limited edition eyeshadow that is only available as a a gift with purchase, while supplies last (or 5/25) to celebrate ColourPop’s 1-year anniversary. It had mostly opaque color coverage with its base color with a very sparkly, glittery texture that can be a little chunky to work with as it doesn’t go on as smoothly as other shades have in the past. I applied it using a flat, synthetic brush and patted into place, and then I used the edge of the brush to lightly blend out the edge, which yielded the best results, but up-close, it’s not completely smooth or even. It reflects a lot of light and ends up looking lighter applied than in the pan (especially in person, as you move). I had minor fall out while blending out the edges, and then minor fall out while I wore it, though it is surprisingly little fall out for something this sparkly. I didn’t have any fading or creasing over a nine hour period.

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

ColourPop Rumer Has It Super Shock Shadows
ColourPop Rumer Has It Super Shock Shadows

Just recently, there were six new, limited edition shades of ColourPop Super Shock Shadows ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) released in collaboration with Rumer Willis. Four of the shades were released last week, and two were released this week (and those two I don’t have, but I plan to buy next time I make an order). This set of shades is ideal for someone who loves a lot of sparkle, glitter, and their smoky eyes. There are also three lipsticks launched within the collaboration (two of which I will review soon!).

ColourPop Swan Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “soft creamy white with tons of silver glitter and hints of pink duochrome glitter in a metallic finish.” It’s a medium white that leans slightly warm-toned with a lot of silver sparkle and glittery bits. The glitter made more of an impact than the underlying base color, which was semi-sheer (even applied with a fingertip). There is fall out from the shade when blended during application, and there was some fall out during wear. The texture had a chunkiness to it that made it harder to get even color out of the pot with a brush–it seemed to flake away in chunks, so fingertip application is definitely the preferred method with this shade. It is best patted on or layered over another shade to add sparkles. It didn’t crease over a nine hour period. MAC Permanent Press #1 (LE) is less sparkly. YSL Eau d’Argent (02) (P, $30.00) is a liquid. Urban Decay Cosmic (P, $20.00) is more sparkly. MAC Smoky Black Friday #1 (LE) is less glittery. Too Faced Frost (LE, $16.00) is less glittery. MAC Regal Affair (LE, $19.50) is similar. Make Up For Ever ME122 Snow (P, $21.00) is brighter, less glittery. Marc Jacobs Beauty Stagelight (302) (LE, $32.00) is similar. Dior Golden Snow #3 (LE) is similar. MAC Angelic (P, $21.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Ice Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “true silver with tons of multi-dimensional highly reflective glitter in a metallic finish.” It’s a medium, pewter with larger silver glitter and multi-colored micro-glitter and sparkle; the sparkles tend to look like teal, silver, and gold. The texture was lightly emollient with semi-opaque color payoff from the base color with lots of glitter payoff. I was able to apply this shade with a brush without texture or payoff being an issue, though I highly recommend using a flat, synthetic brush. A fluffier brush will tend to catch the glitter and cause more fall out during application as a result, though fall out during wear resulted in less than five sparkles underneath the eye after nine hours of wear. Colour Pop Snow Flurry (LE, $5.00) is slightly warmer. Chanel Tisse Venitien #3 (P) is darker. Kat Von D Melancholia (P) is darker. Sephora Collection Lunar Eclipse (98) (P, $13.00) is similar. Dior Constellation (864) #2 (LE) is less sparkly. Chanel Moon River (LE, $34.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Feather Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “true liquid gunmetal in an ultra metallic finish.” It’s a medium-dark gray with cool undertones and a pearly sheen (but not “ultra metallic”). It had good color payoff that applied very smoothly and evenly, and the consistency blended out well on the lid without losing intensity. On me, it wore well for ten hours without fading or creasing. YSL Grey Splash (01) (P, $30.00) is more sparkly. MAC Bao Bao’s Jewels #5 (LE) is more metallic. Hourglass Graphite #4 (P) is darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #2 (P) is similar. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #1 (LE) is darker. Stila Black Diamond (P) is warmer. Make Up For Ever ME108 Steel (P, $21.00) is darker. NARS Jardin Perdu (Left) (LE, $24.00) is lighter. Kat Von D Santeria (LE) is darker. Tarina Tarantino Lovely #3 (P) is lighter. Fyrinnae Frostbytes (P, $6.80) is lighter. Makeup Geek Prince Charming (P, $6.99) is less shimmery. MAC Graphic Style (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Giorgio Armani #21 (LE, $33.00) is darker. Estee Lauder Cyber Silver (LE, $24.00) is more metallic. Bobbi Brown Silver (LE) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Raven Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as an “intense black lightly dusted with silver flecks in a metallic finish.” It’s a deepened, medium-dark black with silver sparkle. The cream formulation really shines here, because it enables the sparkles to actually adhere with the base product and onto the lid, rather than disappear in your brush or the air. I applied it with a flat, synthetic brush and had no issues getting opaque coverage out of it with noticeable sparkle. I didn’t get fall out during wear that I could detect, and there were a few stray sparkles after ten hours of wear but no creasing. Colour Pop Friskie (P, $5.00) is a lesser version of this shade. Kat Von D Black Star (LE) is a powder. Make Up For Ever D104 Black Diamond (P, $21.00) is a powder. Ulta Night Sky (P, $10.00) is less sparkly, powder. MAC Jet Couture (P, $21.00) is more sparkly, warmer. MAC Black Diamond (LE, $16.50)is less sparkly. Lancome The New Black (P, $19.00) is a powder. Chanel Mirifique (P, $36.00) is slightly darker. Buxom Black Lab (P, $18.00) is less sparkly. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow
Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow

Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow ($34.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a twist-up, cream-based eyeshadow that’s supposed to be lightweight, long-wearing, and cooling when it touches the skin. It’s supposed to give a “shimmering veil of color.” The formula is semi-sheer to semi-opaque in one stroke, and it is buildable to opaque coverage with two to three passes, or you can use a flat, firm synthetic brush, which seems to give mostly opaque coverage more readily. I also find using a brush offers infinitely more precision, maneuverability, and gives a more even layer of coverage. The wear varied from shade to shade; as short as six hours to as long as eight hours. The formula has a fair amount of slip but dries down quickly, and it does have a wet, cool sensation when the eyeshadow hits the lid, though this is lessened if you use a separate applicator. I think this formula works best in more neutral tones, as they’re more forgiving on the skin, but shades like purple and blue don’t work as well when they’re even a little bit uneven.

Chanel Laurier Rose (127) Stylo Eyeshadow ($34.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a rosy copper with warm, orange undertones and a metallic finish. A single pass yielded semi-opaque coverage, and two layers was enough for full opacity. This shade was the easiest shade to use in a large area at full intensity, as it applied evenly. When I tested it, the color wore well for eight hours before it started to crease. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Olilvine (137) Stylo Eyeshadow ($34.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a muted, medium olive green with a cooler coloring overall, but the undertone is slightly warm, so it takes on a more neutral appearance. It had semi-sheer pigmentation in one pass, and it was buildable to opaque coverage with three layers. This shade was the hardest to work with, as it had less slip and applied more unevenly as a result. Even when I tried to use a brush, the drying time was too quick, so it had already partially dried on the brush. On me, it started to show signs of creasing after seven hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Caroube (147) Stylo Eyeshadow ($34.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a cool-toned, muted taupe brown with a pearly sheen and lighter gold shimmer. It has more of a burgundy undertone with a warmer shimmer color. It had semi-opaque pigmentation applied in one go, while it was buildable to full intensity with two layers. This shade lasted for eight hours on me before creasing. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Campanule (107) Stylo Eyeshadow ($34.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a slightly muted, cool-toned violet purple with faint sparkle. It had sheer coverage in one pass, and it took four layers to get opaque color (it’s supposed to be sheer, though). The consistency was a little drier compared to most of the other shades, though it was reasonably blendable. It tended to grab my natural creases while I was applying, and it was hard to smooth out the color so that it didn’t emphasize the lines on my eyelid. It started to crease after seven hours on me and had minor fall out. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Azulejo (117) Stylo Eyeshadow ($34.00 for 0.05 oz.) is an aqua blue with a subtle, warmer green tint to it and a frosted sheen. It had semi-sheer color coverage in one pass, and it was buildable to semi-opaque coverage with three layers (it didn’t seem to build to fully opaque color for me). It is somewhat blendable on the lid, as I could get the edges, but I couldn’t seem to blend it for an even layer of color. When I wore it, the color started creasing after six hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Sunday, May 10th, 2015

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a newly released formula that features six shades ranging from neutral to a pop of teal, though five of the six are more neutral/earthy tones that tend to learn warm-toned. It’s supposed to be long-wearing, with a “glide-on” consistency with “soft-focus illuminating pigments” that will “smooth over lines and imperfections.” The eyeshadows are absolutely gorgeous applied, and they’re very pigmented but are easily blended out for a sheerer wash of color, but they have wear problems.

The formula is emollient enough that the dry down time is on the long side, which makes it prone to creasing as it dries down. I tried smoothing out the color after the initial dry down, but it still faintly creased within a few hours. As they wore on, you could just see where the color has separated at the crease line slightly, but it was just puzzling how quick it was to start creasing but how slowly it progressed after that. I tried applying a lighter wash of color, so it could dry down more quickly and just have less product available for creasing, but it still creased in a similar timeframe. They worked better as eyeliner, though if you have any fine lines close to the lash line, it may settle or pull into them. The finish is incredibly lovely; it’s very summer-sheen and luminous without emphasizing or thickening on the lid–I just wish they were actually long-wearing. The formula was very reminiscent of Tom Ford’s Cream Color for Eyes in terms of texture and finish, but it fell short when it came to wear. What’s odd about the formula is that the creasing never got really bad–it was faintly visible but never easily detected, and at a glance, it’s barely noticeable for the first six hours or so unless you look closely. It was such a bizarre experience for me, because usually when something creases–especially so early on–it is a total disaster and goes downhill fast.

The only way I could prevent creasing was to apply an eyeshadow primer and dust translucent powder over the lid, then apply the cream eyeshadow, which held the initial creasing at bay until six to seven hours OR dust translucent powder on top of the cream eyeshadow, which would prevent creasing for seven to eight hours.

Charlotte Tilbury Bette Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.24 oz.) is described as a “rich, burnished, amber-gold.” it’s a medium-dark, golden bronze with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic shimmer-sheen finish. It was intensely pigmented with a creamy, blendable texture that applied evenly and smoothly to the lid. It could easily be worn as an opaque layer of product or sheered out as a wash. I could see very faint signs of creasing after four hours of wear that got a tiny bit worse after a full eight hours, but it was surprising how well it held up despite the early-on creasing. Applied only on the lid, it wore for eight hours without issue (effectively, no creases to settle into!). See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Charlotte Tilbury Cleopatra Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.24 oz.) is described as a “vibrant peacock.” It’s a rich, blackened teal with lighter emerald green and bluish-teal shimmer that gives it a more metallic finish when applied at full opacity. It has a more pearly sheen when applied as a sheerer, thinner layer of product. It was richly pigmented, and a little goes a very long way, but it started to crease after four hours of wear and worsened as time went, though the creasing was always faint to light. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Charlotte Tilbury Marie Antoinette Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.24 oz.) is described as an “antique oyster gold.” It’s a coppery bronze with warm, reddish undertones and a metallic sheen. It had fairly good color payoff with a creamy, blendable consistency that was particularly prone to creasing while drying down. Even when trying to control and prevent that initial creasing, I still had very faint creasing begin after three and a half hours of wear, which got a little worse by the eight-hour mark but except for a very fine line of separation in my crease, the color hadn’t faded or smudged. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Charlotte Tilbury Mona Lisa Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.24 oz.) is described as a “wisteria-chocolate bronze.” It’s a dark, chocolate brown with warm, plum and bronze shimmer with a slightly red, plummy tone to it. It looks rather brown in the pot and swatched, but as it is diffused and sheered out, it has a reddish tone to it. The pigmentation is off-the-charts, and you need so little product to get really opaque coverage out of it. This one seemed to dry down slightly faster than other shades, but again, there was very faint creasing noticeable by the four-hour mark, and then it got only a little worse over time. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Charlotte Tilbury Norma Jean Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.24 oz.) is described as a “sparkling-pink champagne.” It’s a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. It had rich color payoff that applies evenly and smoothly at full intensity, if desired. The finish becomes more sparkly and less pearly when applied as a sheerer wash of color. The drying time on this one seemed slightly longer than the average on these, which meant it was very prone to creasing while it was drying down. I tried to keep my eyes closed while it was drying and tried to pat it into place to minimize that initial creasing (which should be unnecessary!), and when I was successful, there was still that faint line of creasing after four hours of wear. That faint line got slightly worse as the day wore on. When I used it as a brow bone highlighter, it lasted for eight hours without fading or breaking down. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Charlotte Tilbury Veruschka Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow ($32.00 for 0.24 oz.) is described as a “minky-mossy golden grey-green.” It’s a medium-dark, muted olive green with warm, bronze and antique gold sparkle and shimmer. It had a little more slip than other shades, which made it apply with less intensity in a single layer, though it was buildable to fully opaque color. I had faint creasing within four hours of wear, which slowly worsened over time. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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10/10

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9/10

Longevity

6.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Marie Antoinette

B-

Product

8/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

6/10

Application

4/5

Results
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