ColourPop Throws It Back Fall 2015 Super Shock Shadows (Part 2)

ColourPop Super Shock Shadows

ColourPop Mixed Tape Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone cool grey.” It’s a medium, purple-taupe with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was easy to use and applied very true-to-pan. The wear was fantastic–there was no fading or creasing after ten hours of wear. Sephora Collection Swell (P, $13.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Nashville (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). YSL Taupe Drop (03) (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Bluff (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Aristocratic Aura (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Delicate Hummingbird (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Pearl Fantasy (LE, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Inglot #420 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Up Too Slate (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Candied Violet (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Dangerous Cuvee (P, $18.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Party Time Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “dusty mauve grey.” It’s a muted, medium-dark purple-taupe with a sprinkling of very, very fine shimmer over a matte finish. It had fairly good color payoff, while the texture had the drier (but smooth) consistency of a lot of the ColourPop’s mattes, but it wasn’t too dry; the eyeshadow still spread out without losing intensity and was easy to apply on the lid. It wore well for ten hours without fading or creasing. Too Faced Mulberry (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). theBalm B3 (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Plum Smoke (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Be You (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Charade #2 (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte I Think I Cannes (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Les Tendres #4 (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Stone (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Cle de Peau Baby Universe #3 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Straight Trippin’ Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “deep black with a slight hint of a violet hue.” It’s a purpled burgundy with warm, plummy undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a fairly blendable texture, but it ran a little drier, so it needed extra blending to ensure it didn’t look uneven or patchy when applied. The color lasted for ten hours without any fading or creasing that I could see. Tarte Glamorous (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Jet (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Boudoir Noir (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Eclectic #5 (LE) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Tarte My Own Cotes de Rhone (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Power Plum (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Jungle Love (LE, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Wonder by Wonder (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Deep Dahlia (LE) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Enchanted #4 (LE) is warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Doe-a-Deer (P, $5.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Plaid Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “deep blackened olive.” It’s a deepened olive green with subtle, warm khaki undertones and fine khaki and green shimmer. It was intensely pigmented with a really creamy, blendable texture that still applied with full intensity to the lid. At this point, I sound like a broken record, but after ten hours of wear, it still looked as good as it did initially applied. Urban Decay Cobra (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Clarins Forest #3 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Shade V (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Smoky Emerald (P) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME310 Fir Tree Green (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #1 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). theBalm #42 (P, $6.50) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Mixed Tape
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
93%
Limited Edition
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Party Time
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
90%
Limited Edition
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Straight Trippin'
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
10
Application
4
Total
86%
Limited Edition
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Kat Von D Magick, Tijuana, Mercy Studded Kiss Lipsticks

Kat Von D Magick Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Magick Studded Kiss Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “sweet dusty pink.” It’s a lightly brightened, light-medium rosy pink with subtle, warm undertones and very fine shimmer. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with creamy texture that glided across lips easily. It was much thicker and creamier compared to the Studded Kiss shades I tried when they first launched. The color wore for six hours and was just a touch drying after four hours of wear. Urban Decay Backtalk (P, $22.00) is more muted, cooler (95% similar). MAC Mehr (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Solow (P, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Milani Lust (LE, $8.99) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Lovecraft (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Infamous (228) (P, $30.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Anna (P, $32.00) is cooler (85% similar). Givenchy Brun Vintage (105) (P, $36.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). Surratt Beauty Perfectionniste (P, $34.00) is brighter, less pigmented, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Clueless (LE, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Tijuana Studded Kiss Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “vibrant Spanish red.” It’s a bright, medium red with neutral-to-cool undertones. I see pink in the base when I sheer it out, but it pulls closer to neutral to warm against my skin tone. The texture is lightweight and comfortable to wear for the first five hours, and then it gets a little drying after that but wears closer to eight hours. It applies evenly and smoothly without dragging, though it isn’t quite as creamy as a shade like Magick, it is a lot easier to apply than the original Studded Kiss line was for me. MAC Opera (LE, $17.00) is brighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Outlaw (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ruby Rush (07) (P, $50.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Steam Heat (LE, $17.00) is lighter, more muted (95% similar). MAC Mind Control (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Maybelline Siren in Scarlet (P, $7.99) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #43 (P, $19.00) is glossier (90% similar). NARS Rita (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Ruby (LE, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Besame Besame Red 1920 (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Tenor Voice (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Candied Maple (LE, $24.00) is brighter, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Milani Desire (LE, $8.99) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Mysterious Red (LE, $25.00) is cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury 1975 Red (LE, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Succulent (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (85% similar). Anastasia American Doll (P, $20.00) is brighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Mercy Studded Kiss Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as “romantic garnet berry.” It’s a muted, medium-dark plum with soft, warm undertones and violet and pink pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly creamy consistency where I did feel some of the shimmer particles, but it wasn’t rough or painful to use. The finish is more of a frosted satin then matte, though it becomes more matte after a few hours of wear. On me, it lasted for seven hours and was a little drying after the fifth hour of wear with a little bit of settling into lip lines, but it is creamy enough that it can be smoothed out by rubbing your lips together for the most part. MAC Approaching Storm (LE, $18.00) is more muted, less pigmented, glossier (90% similar). MAC Fixed on Drama (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Plum (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter, glossier (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is supposed to have “bold color” with “long-lasting wear and luxe comfort.” I reviewed several of these shades when they were first released, and a lot of them were so dry that they were stiff to the point of dragging, tugging, and were nearly painful to apply, though not all. I was completely surprised by the recent release of new shades (all permanent), as many of them were surprisingly creamy, comfortable to apply, and really felt like a major departure from a lot of the ones I had tried from the initial release. They are fairly pigmented, long-wearing, and vary from not drying to slightly drying.

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Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Magick
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Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
93%
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Tijuana
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
92%
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Mercy
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
88%

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ColourPop Throws It Back Fall 2015 Super Shock Shadows (Part 1)

ColourPop Super Shock Shadows

ColourPop Supermodel Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “soft golden ivory.” It’s a brightening, light-medium golden beige with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had nice pigmentation with a soft, blendable, and smooth texture that applied easily to the lid and didn’t emphasize the skin’s natural texture. It was still going strong after ten hours of wear. Guerlain White Sand (LE, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel #1 (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Shade IV (LE, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Blush (LE, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #1 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Mixologist (P) is lighter (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Elektron (P) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #1 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Fabulous Three #1 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Cuir Cannage #2 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Amberluxe #1 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Femme-Fi (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (P, $5.99) is lighter (95% similar). Inglot #395 (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Fantastical #3 (P) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I514 Pink Ivory (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Flirt (P) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Halo (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Galore (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Soie (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop I Spy Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “soft yellow peach.” It’s a light-medium orange with warm, yellow undertones and a satin sheen. It had good pigmentation, but the texture was drier and more challenging to apply as the color would turn patchy and just sit on the lid very unevenly. I couldn’t get it to look as smooth on the lid as it did on the skin, even when patting it on with fingertips. Colour Pop Just a Sip (LE, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Peach Smoothie (P, $5.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Ludwin (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Geek (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #5 (P) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Shhh... (P) is lighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild To Muse and Carouse #1 (LE, $2.29) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M720 Apricot (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Satin Ochre (Right) (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Inglot #368 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Selfie (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Orange Soda (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). Anastasia Soft Peach (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Newport Nights #5 (LE) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). Tarte Peach Poppy (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Boy Band Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “intense red copper.” It’s a muted, medium-dark bronzy brown with warm, yellow-orange undertones and pink and gold shimmer. The consistency is soft, smooth, and extremely blendable on the lid without losing its intensity. It had fantastic color payoff and was fully intact after ten hours of wear. MAC Gravitational (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #4 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Blitz (P, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Brown Sugar (P, $5.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Milani Bella Bronze (24) (P, $4.49) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Synergy (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Maroon (LE) is darker (90% similar). MAC Antiqued (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Clarins The Essentials #9 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NYX Bedroom Eyes (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Eclair (LE, $18.50) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I634 Praline (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Divine Decadence (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Cuivre (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Sable Riche (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Fez (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop On the Rocks (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Kat Von D Depeche (LE) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Make Up For Ever ME612 Silver Brown (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Stereo Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “blackened burgundy with copper and pink violet duo chrome glitter.” It’s a deepened, burgundy-brown with warm undertones and lighter gold and plum sparkle. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a more emollient, thin consistency compared the average ColourPop eyeshadow. It applied better with fingertips or patted on in two to three layers for truer-to-pan intensity in practice. It wore well for ten hours with minimal fall out but no fading or creasing. Too Faced Pop (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Alice Copper (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Sensuous (P, $5.99) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Black Forest Truffle (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #311 (DC, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Silver Eclipse #2 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Modern Majesty (LE, $19.50) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #7 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Tinsel (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Roach (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Supermodel
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
93%
Limited Edition
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow I Spy
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
9
Application
3.5
Total
80%
Limited Edition
Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow Boy Band
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%
Limited Edition
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Kat Von D Piaf, Nayeon, Plan 9 Studded Kiss Lipsticks

Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Lipstick

Kat Von D Piaf Studded Kiss Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “cool chocolate with purple shimmer.” It’s a deepened red-toned brown with fine violet shimmer. The shimmer is what makes it harder to dupe. It’s a chameleon of a color as the undertone seems to shift a lot depending on the natural light; sometimes it looks cooler, sometimes it is warmer, and sometimes it appears very dark and other times more of a true brown. The texture had some slip, and it applied without tugging, though the consistency has some tackiness to it applied. It didn’t apply evenly, and it only had semi-opaque coverage. The lipstick lasted for six hours, was lightly drying, and settled into lip lines noticeably after four hours of wear. Kat Von D Damned (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Chestnut (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Antique Velvet (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Living Legend (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Anita (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, brighter, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Elderberry (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Nayeon Studded Kiss Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “pitch black with gunmetal shimmer.” It’s a dark, charcoal black with l ighter silver and gray shimmer with a neutral-to-warm undertone (the base pulls a bit brownish on me). The texture of the lipstick has a noticeable “grit” from the sparkle, though it isn’t sharp or painful to use, but you can tell the lipstick is packed full of shimmery bits. It is one of the better-applying black lipsticks I’ve tried, as it didn’t tug on the lips at all, and there was enough creaminess that it covered well without streaking. This shade was mostly opaque, lasted for six and a half hours and was just a tiny bit drying. MAC Hautecore (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). NYX Chambord (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #50 (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (85% similar). Kat Von D Slayer (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). NYX Cold Hearted (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Kat Von D Plan 9 Studded Kiss Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as an “opaque, deep sea foam green.” It’s a muted, medium-dark emerald green with cool undertones and a fine emerald green pearl. It had semi-opaque color payoff with light slip so it didn’t tug on the lips. It could have applied more evenly, though, and it may be a shade where a good lip liner or lip pencil may take it the rest of the way. It does stain the lips quickly, though the color lasted for six hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. NYX Risque (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Cosplay (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). Colour Pop Bunny (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is supposed to have “bold color” with “long-lasting wear and luxe comfort.” I reviewed several of these shades when they were first released, and a lot of them were so dry that they were stiff to the point of dragging, tugging, and were nearly painful to apply, though not all. I was completely surprised by the recent release of new shades (all permanent), as many of them were surprisingly creamy, comfortable to apply, and really felt like a major departure from a lot of the ones I had tried from the initial release. They are fairly pigmented, long-wearing, and vary from not drying to slightly drying.

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Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Piaf
B-
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
80%
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Nayeon
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
91%
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Plan 9
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
86%