ColourPop Birthday Wish Super Shock Shadow Review, Photos, Swatches

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Colour Pop Birthday Wish Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Birthday Wish Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Birthday Wish Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Birthday Wish Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Birthday Wish Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Birthday Wish Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Birthday Wish Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Birthday Wish Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Birthday Wish Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Birthday Wish Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Birthday Wish Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Birthday Wish Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Birthday Wish Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Birthday Wish Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Birthday Wish Super Shock Shadow

Birthday Wish

Colour Pop Birthday Wish Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a soft, muted gold with a sparkling, glittery finish. The consistency was smooth, lightly emollient without being too slippery, and yielded semi-opaque pigmentation in a single layer (almost opaque when patted onto the skin with a fingertip). It felt and performed like most of the brand’s “Ultra-Glitter” finish shades–particularly good for layering, inner corner highlighting, and the like. It wore well for 10 hours with very little fallout.

This shade will be included free with any $10+ purchase on ColourPop beginning May 10th at 10AM PST through May 14th, while supplies last (so it might end earlier).

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 Wish

LELimited Edition. $6.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

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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I placed a order today and this was added to my order automatically so I I’m taking it that it is still in stock! This will be my first Super Shock Shadow, (actually it was my first Colourpop order ever!) so I’m really looking forward to it!

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