ColourPop Birthday Girl Super Shock Shadow Review, Photos, Swatches

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.

Birthday Girl

PPermanent. $6.00.
B
B
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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ColourPop Birthday Girl Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Birthday Girl Super Shock Shadow

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

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

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

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

ColourPop Birthday Girl Super Shock Shadow
Birthday Girl (inner lid), Flipper (middle of lid), Shark Attack (outer lid), Snake Bite (above crease),
Hot Tamale (crease), Urban Decay Scorch Eyeliner, Birthday Girl (lower lash line)

ColourPop Birthday Girl Super Shock Shadow
Birthday Girl (inner lid), Flipper (middle of lid), Shark Attack (outer lid), Snake Bite (above crease),
Hot Tamale (crease), Urban Decay Scorch Eyeliner, Birthday Girl (lower lash line)

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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What a gorgeous color! It looks quite even in the swatch but I see you had some difficulty along the lower lash line.

It’s easier to swatch on the arm since the curve is less dramatic, skin is thicker (moves less), and is smoother, I think.

If you resubscribe with a different email address you can get a code for $5 off. Then add any one item, get the free shadow, use the code then pay for shipping only, which is $5 (or $8 if you’re getting a cheek product.) So you still get the free LE shadow without breaking the bank.

It’s pretty and sparkly…maybe best for a dressy, night on the town/date night look. I don’t know if I will rush to place another order for it by Monday…maybe CP will make it permanent if it’s wildly popular!

It’s pretty but they have similar enough products that I don’t know that I’d look to buy JUST to get this shade 🙂

Kind of disappointed. For their anniversary, I was hoping they would pick a more unique color and do more with the packaging. Instead, this looks like your run-of-the-mill warm neutral

I was expecting the same! Like, funfetti cake in eyeshadow form! A little disappointed, although this is still pretty (and I love the pink packaging).

I’m a little underwhelmed by this shade. I think they have enough similar ones… With the hot pink packaging I’d have done something a little more unique!

Great! I’m so glad you reviewed this! I have two coming! I wish no fallout occurred, but I’d just use this as a wash over lids, so maybe it will adhere easier? Tips please? I like it! Gorgeous on you!

The fall out is really, really minimal relative to the majority of glitter eyeshadows on the market once it’s on (after you’re done blending). If you pat it onto the lids you should have less fall out during application, too.

Fantastic! Thank you! 🙂 The only time I really to blend out is when I use too much TF Spice by accident. Prominent eyes.. I do the easy way. You’d love how I used to my eyes! This was way before the cat eyeliner and transition talk was even around! Oh I had fun! 🙂 I cannot stand long enough for that precision now and I’m not always running wild so it’s all good. I really would have loved to share some looks, though! If I ever can make room for a sit down, I still may try. 🙂

Christine, that eye look is stunning! Do you use your fingers to apply the crease color? I have hooded eyes, and I’m not sure if I’m skilled enough/if my fingers are skinny enough (lol) to apply a Colourpop shadow to my crease. Thanks!

Noooo, I hate using my fingers with these, lol! I don’t mind if it was a one-and-done kind of look, but there’s no precision possible for me when I use my fingertips! I LOVE Makeup Geek’s Outer V brush (which is apparently out of stock), as it’s synthetic with a good dome that’s mostly flat but not sharp flat, but it works really well for applying ColourPop’s cream eyeshadows into the crease with enough precision but enough give so they blend out without a lot of trouble.

I also use IT’s crease brushes and the edge of MAC’s 239 (which is my do-it-all kind of brush).

Thanks! ColourPop recommends that you use your fingers to apply their shadows (I know that doesn’t mean you absolutely CAN’T use a brush, but still), so I was curious as to how you applied their shadows in your crease. Have a wonderful weekend!

Oh, yeah, definitely! I will try them with fingertips if a brush is problematic, since that’s what they do say for greatest coverage, but man oh man, I cannot use my fingertips to apply more than two colors… best case scenario, lol.

I like the pink packaging for a change. They are doing pretty well for only being around for a year! Good for them. Now send me my coconut and let me keep sending you my $,lol!

Hi Christine, I had to just put in another order to be able to get this beautiful colour! It’s funny today I did a look that is very similar to the one you did here, I put flipper all over my eyelid with shark attack in the outer 1/3, it looks so pretty and sparkly!! I find that for Colourpop’s more sparkly shades it works great to put down a bit of “glitter glue” first on the lid to hang on to those sparkles, then there is no chance of fall out! Love Colourpop!!! (Love you too Christine!!!)

I like it, but it’s not amazing obviously. I don’t have anything remotely similar; UD’s Half-Baked is way more golden-yellow and Maui Wowie is in like another ballpark lol! And it’s free, so I can’t complain much 😛 I finally just bought Rain to satiate my desire for an actually truly purple blush that won’t kill my wallet, and Hanky Panky eyeshadow to try the eyeshadow formula. Getting Birthday Girl at least lets me try out a different formula than their matte shadows even if it’s not an amazing shade. 😉 Start off with one (or two!) and go from there right? I don’t know if I’ll really like their formula after all.

Hello! does anybody on here have or tried the e.l.f. Essential Smudge Pot? I want to know if the colourpop shadows have similar consistency?

In my opinion the elf smudge pots are much more similar to a maybelline color tattoo than colourpop. Colourpop is a very unique texture, at least compared to what I’ve tried. It’s kind of a spongy mousse in the pot where as elf smudge pots are more true cream to powder.

When I got their email about this, I was like “ooooh, I want that so bad”—which was a totally irrational response to the pink container combined with that particular shade of brown. I love me some pink and brown! Luckily I got your email with the ‘meh’ review that brought me to my senses!

Phew! 🙂 Pretty and awesome to get if you were planning an order any way, but not sure I’d buy JUST to get this.

How different is it from La-La in real life, because in swatches, it’s only a tiny big sparklier (not a word, I know, but…)?

La-La is warmer — there is a stronger reddish-brown base, whereas Birthday Girl is more like a yellow/golden brown.

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