ColourPop Alchemy Super Shock Shadows

ColourPop Alchemy Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Alchemy Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Alchemy Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “translucent peachy tone.” It’s a light-medium, peachy-orange with warm undertones and a sparkling, glittery finish. It has a “Glitter Sheer” finish, which is nice to read, because it explains the coverage level of this particular shade well–it’s semi-sheer. It was somewhat buildable to semi-opaque coverage, but it is a shade that could be patted over another eyeshadow for a glittery finish or worn all-over the lid as a sparkling wash. I liked it near the inner tear duct for its brightening effect. It wore well for nine and a half hours before creasing slightly, and there was minimal fall out over time (but still, there was a bit). Too Faced Nude Beach (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Pop (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Starry Eyed (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Knight Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “soft, silky black.” It’s a medium-dark black with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had a thin, lightly velvety texture that glided across the skin well without losing its intensity/opacity. On me, it was still going strong after ten hours of wear. Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #4 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Lancome My French #9 (LE) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). LORAC Onyx (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Jazz #4 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). MAC A Waft of Grey #4 (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 19 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Obsidian (01) (P, $38.00) is darker (95% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Volcano Fairy Wren (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Black Sands (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Black Market (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Smoky #4 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Ulta Night Sky (P, $10.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Vanity Fair Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “cool-toned silvery taupe.” It’s a medium-dark taupe-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, smooth texture that blended beautifully on the skin without losing its initial intensity. The color was still fade- and crease-free after ten hours of wear. MAC Earthly (LE, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Underground (DC, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Chrome (P) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Ring-a-ling (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Mystify (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Satin Moon #3 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Cashmere #6 (P) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Satin Taupe (P, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Treasure Hunt (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Lavender Gray (40M) (P, $29.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Force of Nature #1 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I550 Olive Gray (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #3 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #2 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | ColourPop Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is more like a cream-powder hybrid than traditional cream eyeshadow. If you touch it, the product feels more like a sponge or stiff mousse, as there is light give, but it doesn’t have the same emollient or thickness of traditional cream products. The texture is thinner and is manipulated on the skin more like a powder. The brand says that using fingertips yields the greatest pigmentation, and if you prefer, synthetic brushes, but I find synthetic brushes to work well for applying and still getting great pigmentation out of the majority of shades (typically the very glittery shades are ones where fingertips really do improve them).

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Alchemy
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
93%
Limited Edition
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Knight
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
98%
Limited Edition
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Vanity Fair
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%
Limited Edition

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Becca Dahlia Shimmering Skin Perfector Blush
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush Dahlia
B+
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8.5
Pigmentation
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Texture
8.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
88%

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Tarte Hella Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint
Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint Hella
C+
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8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
3.5
Total
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ColourPop Brooklyn Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick
Colour Pop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick Brooklyn
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
98%
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Tom Ford Bicoastal Sheer Cheek Duo
Tom Ford Beauty Sheer Cheek Duo Bicoastal
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
88%
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MAC It's Never Ending Versicolour Lip Stain
MAC Versicolour Stain It's Never Ending
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
96%
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