ColourPop Birthday Cake Super Shock Shadow Review, Photos, Swaatches

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Colour Pop Birthday Cake Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Birthday Cake Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Birthday Cake Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Birthday Cake Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Birthday Cake Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Birthday Cake Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Birthday Cake Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Birthday Cake Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Birthday Cake Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Birthday Cake Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Birthday Cake Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Birthday Cake Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Birthday Cake Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Birthday Cake Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Birthday Cake Super Shock Shadow

Birthday Cake

ColourPop Birthday Cake Super Shock Shadow ($5.00) is a medium-dark, rosy copper with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of pink and copper sparkle. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was buildable to opaque coverage with two layers. The consistency was lightly creamy, emollient without being too slippery, and noticeably sparkly, so it did not feel quite as smooth as other Super Shock Shadows have in the past (but not in a dry way). It applied well on the lid and lasted for ten hours with minor fallout.

This eyeshadow is not available for purchase; it is a free gift with purchase on all ColourPop orders of $10 or more in celebration of their 3rd anniversary.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.07 oz. - $85.71 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.

Birthday Cake

LELimited Edition. $6.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Sad to say, but this does not look like their usual quality. Especially since they do rose-gold and copper shades so well, this could have been a gorgeous one. Disappointing.

It actually applies beautifully for me Nancy! It’s way better than Birthday Boy from last year, imo.

Hi Bonnie!!! Fancy meeting you here 😉 Are you going to get in on the “Birthday Cake” thing? I can’t decide… It all comes down to the glitter for me. I don’t mind shimmer or shine, I’m just not into actual glitter – which is one of the reasons I don’t “love” Cat Nap. Have a great holiday weekend!! Love ya chicky!! XOXO

Hi Heather!!!
I didn’t see your comment I’m sorry! For some reason comment replies go to my junk mail folder and I miss them a lot. I’m gonna try to fix that right now. I think the new Birthday one is actually gorgeous, did you get one? You probably saw mine on my IG by now!

Wow, from the swatch, I thought this would be fall out city for sure, but glad it’s not. Ooooh, looks like I will need to order something from CP to get this freebie. Looks like they got me!

Without knowing about this I ordered a few things from CP yesterday, and I will get this. I think this glittery one will be a lot better than the few other glittery eyeshadows I have. If not, it was free 🙂

Got it! Love it! I ordered Sequin & their Brow Gel in Dope Taupe with it ($11 w/free ship!). I have to say, I don’t think their brow gel is not as good as ABH like everyone says. It’s more watery which I guess makes since given it being a gel… Oh well, you win some….

Did this used to be on Colourpop’s website? I don’t see it there now and don’t want to order stuff just to hope it will be in the box when it arrives…

Hi Kelly,

As mentioned in the post, it was a gift with purchase at the time of the post!

“This eyeshadow is not available for purchase; it is a free gift with purchase on all ColourPop orders of $10 or more in celebration of their 3rd anniversary.”

I actually just placed my order because it was 20% off some Last Call items that I wanted and they were offering free shipping that day. Getting this shadow was just a bonus that I could give away if I didn’t like it. WOW! It is gorgeous! I am definitely keeping this.? It is SUPER sparkly but not chunky. Soooooo pretty. I will probably only ever use as a center lid highlight but that’s okay, it will just last longer then. I don’t wear glitters that often (I am 46) but this one is really floating my boat!

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