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ColourPop NKLA x Laura Lee Super Shock Shadow Quad

01/03

Colour Pop NKLA x Laura Lee Super Shock Shadow Quad

Colour Pop NKLA x Laura Lee Super Shock Shadow Quad

Colour Pop NKLA x Laura Lee Super Shock Shadow Quad

NKLA x Laura Lee

Colour Pop NKLA x Laura Lee Super Shock Shadow Quad ($18.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a limited edition set of shades where all net profits will be donated to the Best Friends Animal Society, and each shade can also be purchased individually (they’re $5 each). The four coordinated well with each other, and I was happy to see two more matte shades from ColourPop, as I love them as crease colors!

A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Ritz

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ColourPop Spring 2018 Super Shock Shadows (Part 2)

01/04

Colour Pop Special Delivery Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Special Delivery Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Special Delivery Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Special Delivery Super Shock Shadow

Special Delivery

Colour Pop Special Delivery Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium, minty green with subtle, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied somewhat evenly to the lid, but it seemed like it would function better as a layering shade for added shimmer and sparkle. The texture felt wet to the touch but wasn’t too slippery, and it set to a power-like finish that wore well all day long and had almost no fallout after 10 hours of wear.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.07 oz. - $71.43 Per Ounce

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow is a cream-based formula that comes in a multitude of shades and finishes. The more metallic shades have the most slip to them (they have a “wetter” feel), while the more matte ones have a firmer, more clay-like consistency. 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). The pigmentation can vary from shade to shade, but the average shade is quite pigmented.

From feedback I’ve seen from readers, many love them but some don’t like them at all. 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 on the drier side and vary from medium to opaque in coverage, though they're often buildable.  They can be a little hard to diffuse the edges of, though some are lovely to work with.

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 like the other finishes in the formula, but often, they are sheerer 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).

Browse all of our Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isododecane, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone/Vinyltrimethylsiloxysilicate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Propylene Carbonate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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ColourPop Spring 2018 Super Shock Shadows (Part 1)

01/06

Colour Pop I Like You Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop I Like You Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop I Like You Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop I Like You Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Spring 2018 | Look Details

ColourPop Spring 2018 | Look Details

I Like You

Colour Pop I Like You Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light-medium, golden orange with warm, yellow undertones and a sparkly sheen. It had more of a pearly sheen with bits of larger sparkle strewn throughout it, so it didn’t appear as glittery as ColourPop’s true glitter finish eyeshadows. The consistency was smooth, spongy without feeling too wet, and blendable on my bare skin. It had opaque coverage that was still going strong after 10 hours of wear and no fallout from what I could tell.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.07 oz. - $71.43 Per Ounce

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow is a cream-based formula that comes in a multitude of shades and finishes. The more metallic shades have the most slip to them (they have a “wetter” feel), while the more matte ones have a firmer, more clay-like consistency. 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). The pigmentation can vary from shade to shade, but the average shade is quite pigmented.

From feedback I’ve seen from readers, many love them but some don’t like them at all. 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 on the drier side and vary from medium to opaque in coverage, though they're often buildable.  They can be a little hard to diffuse the edges of, though some are lovely to work with.

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 like the other finishes in the formula, but often, they are sheerer 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).

Browse all of our Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Isododecane, Boron Nitride, Silica, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyltrimethylsiloxysilicate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Propylene Carbonate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

I Like You
I Like You
A+

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

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Natasha Denona Duo Chrome Top Coats

01/07

Natasha Denona Burnt Terracotta/Green (1) Duo Chrome Top Coat

Natasha Denona Burnt Terracotta/Green (1) Duo Chrome Top Coat

Natasha Denona Burnt Terracotta/Green (1) Duo Chrome Top Coat

Natasha Denona Burnt Terracotta/Green (1) Duo Chrome Top Coat

Natasha Denona Burnt Terracotta/Green (1) Duo Chrome Top Coat

Rich Gold, Pink, Taupe Eye | Look Details

Rich Gold, Pink, Taupe Eye | Look Details

Burnt Terracotta/Green (1)

Natasha Denona Burnt Terracotta/Green (1) Duo Chrome Top Coat ($28.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a bright, medium orange-copper base with gold-to-green shifting shimmer. It had buildable color payoff rom semi-sheer to fully opaque (two to three layers with a brush or one layer with a fingertip). The texture was lightly creamy and felt smoother and was easier to use on the lid (with a brush or with fingertips) than the other two shades released in the same formula. The eyeshadow applied well to bare skin and stayed on for nine hours without fallout.

Formula Overview

$28.00/0.20 oz. - $140.00 Per Ounce

It's supposed to be a long-wearing, cream-powder hybrid that "applies like a sheer cream and sets" so it "won't fade, smudge, or settle into creases." The brand is silent on coverage but Sephora listed it as buildable from "sheer to semi-sheer," while Beautylish lists to "tap onto skin with your finger for intense payoff" and "a brush for a more subtle effect." The latter was what I read prior to testing, which I found mostly true--the color payoff was semi-sheer and buildable, often to full coverage if applied with fingertips or layered with a brush. I had trouble building up Lavender/Gold and Silver, as it was chunkier overall. The wear was eight to nine hours without creasing and slight fallout over time. I wish the texture was creamier, though, as I felt like they could have been easier and more forgiving to use if they were.

Browse all of our Natasha Denona Duo Chrome Top Coat swatches.

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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NARS Frioul & Galice Velvet Shadow Sticks

01/03

NARS Frioul Velvet Shadow Stick

NARS Frioul Velvet Shadow Stick

NARS Frioul Velvet Shadow Stick

Frioul

NARS Frioul Velvet Shadow Stick ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a taupe-brown base with green-to-blue shifting shimmer. It had sheer coverage, which I was able to build to semi-opaque coverage, but it had a tendency to look a little uneven on my lid. I could see it looking more even on deeper skin tones and could work as a smoky, one-and-done shade. The consistency was slightly drier and thinner, so it did tug a bit on the lid initially. It lasted for six hours on me before creasing.

Formula Overview

$28.00/0.05 oz. - $560.00 Per Ounce

It is supposed to be a “long-wearing, crease-proof” formula with a “velvety matte finish” that “glides smoothly” with “high impact.” The formula is certainly an improvement from the Soft Touch Shadow Pencils, which were some of the fastest-creasing products I have ever tested. This formula doesn’t crease as quickly, though wear is only five to six hours, which isn’t stellar.

The texture is creamy enough that it doesn’t tug, but it dries down to a “semi-dry” texture quickly and becomes difficult to really smooth out. Consistently, when blended, the shades often looked patchy and uneven. This was least apparent with lighter shades that were closer to my skin tone, as the natural skin makes the patchiness less obvious, while in contrast, darker shades showed just how patchy and uneven the colors blended out. They’re better as eyeshadow bases, as they’ll last a bit longer with powder on top to set and the powder eyeshadow will help even out the base. In order to use these as an eyeliner, I highly recommend using a separate brush to grab color from the stick, because the stick is very rounded and large, which made it a real challenge to get it close enough to the lash line to line as well as keep the color precise (it always gave me a more jagged line).

NARS came up with some really interesting colors, and they’re ones you don’t see as often with this type of formula, but for me, the formula just didn’t perform well. If you’re looking for a cream-based eyeshadow from NARS, try their Eye Paints, which are far superior.

Browse all of our NARS Velvet Shadow Stick swatches.

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CoverFX Magic, Moonstone, Soleil Shimmer Veils

01/08

Cover FX Magic Shimmer Veil

Cover FX Magic Shimmer Veil

Cover FX Magic Shimmer Veil

Cover FX Magic Shimmer Veil

Cover FX Magic Shimmer Veil

Cover FX Magic Shimmer Veil

Cover FX Magic Shimmer Veil

Cover FX Magic Shimmer Veil

Magic

Cover FX Magic Shimmer Veil ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a light, peachy pink with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. The consistency was a little more gel-like and fluid compared to other shades, though it was easy to work patted over the lips, cheeks, or as a one-and-done shade on the lid but took a little more coaxing when used with a brush on the eyelid. It produced a beautiful, luminous sheen on cheeks that stayed on well for nine hours. On eyes, it was brightening on its own and emphasized my lid texture slightly when I applied it at semi-opaque or greater levels, but the wear was solid at eight and a half hours. As a lip product, it was the most forgiving and least emphasizing of the six shades but still had quite a bit of shine, and it wore well for four and a half hours on my lips.

Formula Overview

$28.00/0.14 oz. - $200.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "customizable" coverage that delivers a "high-impact finish" that can be used on "eyes, lips, and beyond." These are very sparkling, shimmering, and metallic shades with a thin, lightly mousse-like consistency that dries down quickly and seems to last quite well, even on eyes. I had some trouble diffusing and blending out the edges as nicely as I wanted as they dried down too fast when I worked with brushes (it was easier to blend in time when just applying one shade all over the lid). On the eyes, they worked and applied best patted over another eyeshadow to do a glittery accent, halo eye, or placed onto the lid in a cut-crease look, but I struggled using more than one shade together (as a single eye look) and found they were a little thick and more prone to emphasizing lid texture if applied more heavily or into the crease. I didn't have any issues with the formula flaking or creasing on the eyes, though.

On the lips, they tended to apply with medium to semi-opaque coverage and spread evenly across the lips with little work (I used my fingertip to do so). They dried down to a transfer-resistant finish that felt "matte" in the sense of being flat/not glossy, but the finish itself was more metallic and sparkling overall. They didn't feel as clingy, dry, or as tight as I expected, though on their own, they didn't feel the most comfortable. They were most comfortable, on the lips, when patted over a more matte lip product or topped with clear balm or gloss. I found that creamier lipsticks tended to "eat" the shimmer and cover it up rather than letting it come through. The wear was between four and five hours.

On the cheeks, they spread easily over the skin and diffused gradually along the edges both over bare skin as well as patted over liquid foundation (without lifting up the base). It dried down and looked sparkly without looking chunky, dirty, or gritty on the skin. I was surprised to find it to be rather versatile formula--I could get moderate glow or get really intense, shiny, sparkly results depending on how much I applied. They lasted eight to nine hours on my cheeks.

Browse all of our Cover FX Shimmer Veil swatches.

Ingredients

Aqua (WATER), MICA,CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, ISOPENTYLDIOL, PROPANEDIOL, HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE, GLASS BEADS, HYDROXYACETOPHENONE, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE STARCH, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PECTIN, XANTHAN GUM, TIN OXIDE, MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR: CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE)

Magic
Magic
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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