ColourPop Bubble Bee, Exo, Ladybird, Polly Super Shock Shadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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ColourPop Bubble Bee Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Bubble Bee Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Bubble Bee Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Bubble Bee Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Bubble Bee Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Bubble Bee Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Bubble Bee Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Bubble Bee Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Bubble Bee Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Spring 2018 Look | Look Details
ColourPop Bubble Bee Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Spring 2018 Look | Look Details
ColourPop Bubble Bee Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Bubble Bee Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Bubble Bee Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Bubble Bee Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Bubble Bee Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Bubble Bee Super Shock Shadow

Bubble Bee

ColourPop Bubble Bee Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a bright, medium tangerine with warm, yellow undertones and a golden shimmer and micro-sparkle. It had opaque color payoff in a single layer with a smooth, lightly emollient texture that was spongy to the touch. The eyeshadow applied evenly to bare skin and blended out nicely, though it read a bit more of a satin-to-pearl finish on the lid (seemed a bit more metallic in the pot). It stayed on well for over 10 hours on me.

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 ColourPop Super Shock Shadow swatches.

Bubble Bee

PPermanent. $6.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
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ColourPop Exo Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Exo Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Exo Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Exo Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Exo Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Exo Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Exo Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Exo Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Exo Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Exo Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Exo Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Exo Super Shock Shadow

Exo

ColourPop Exo Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark, pinky-plum with warmer undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good color coverage, though it had a tendency to lose some of its strength and opacity as it blended out on the skin, so it needed to be applied in layers for maximum coverage. The texture felt a touch drier to me when I worked with it, though it was still fairly blendable and easy to work with. The eyeshadow lasted for over 10 hours on me.

P.S. — Apologies for the photos! I thought I had photographed this one but turns out I photographed the label and forgot to take a photo of the actual product before swatching it!

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 ColourPop Super Shock Shadow swatches.

Exo

PPermanent. $6.00.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
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ColourPop Ladybird Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ladybird Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ladybird Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ladybird Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ladybird Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ladybird Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ladybird Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ladybird Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ladybird Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Pink & Plum Look | Look Details
ColourPop Ladybird Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Pink & Plum Look | Look Details
ColourPop Ladybird Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ladybird Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ladybird Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ladybird Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ladybird Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ladybird Super Shock Shadow

Ladybird

ColourPop Ladybird Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light, peachy beige with warm undertones and a glittery finish. It had semi-opaque coverage packed full tons of glitter, which I think made it look more pigmented as it twinkled in person compared to in a still photo. If you’re someone who tends to brighten the inner corner, center of the lid, or lower lash line, it would be a useful shade for that purpose. The consistency was smooth, spongy to the touch, with just enough slip to apply evenly and diffuse along the edges without all the glitter dropping during application. There was slight fallout over time, but there was a significant amount that stayed right where it was supposed to over 10 hours of wear.

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 ColourPop Super Shock Shadow swatches.

Ladybird

PPermanent. $6.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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ColourPop Polly Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Polly Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Polly Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Polly Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Polly Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Polly Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Polly Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Polly Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Polly Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Polly Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Polly Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Polly Super Shock Shadow

Polly

ColourPop Polly Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy copper with subtle, warm undertones and a glittery finish. It had semi-sheer coverage and was hard to build up as the texture had a moderate amount of slip, so it just felt a little wet and thin on the skin, even after it dried down and set. Patted on top of another eyeshadow, it worked decently, but it wasn’t the easiest to work with. It wore well for 10 hours with light fallout over time.

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 ColourPop Super Shock Shadow swatches.

Polly

PPermanent. $6.00.
C
C
7
Product
7
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
76%
Total
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The Overview
Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop
$6.00/0.07 oz.

91%

Average

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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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Ladybird and Bubble Bee are such interesting, fun spring/summer shades! Exo is lovely, too.

Even if Polly was any good, it looks like one of CP’s generic shades. That one is a miss.

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