ColourPop 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).
- ColourPop Fringe (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar).
- NARS Dirty Talk (DC, $25.00) is darker (95% similar).
- Chanel Gemme Doree (844) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
- Dior Earthy Canvas #2 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
- Pat McGrath Astral Pink Moon (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
- Dior Coral Canvas #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
- Milk Makeup Hotel Lobby (P, $24.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar).
- Urban Decay No Shame (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar).
- MAC The Naked Time (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar).
- ColourPop Cheap Date (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar).
$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 ColourPop Super Shock Shadow swatches.