ColourPop Butterfly Super Shock Shadows Reviews & Swatches

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Colour Pop Mighty Morphin' Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Mighty Morphin' Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Mighty Morphin' Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Mighty Morphin' Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Mighty Morphin' Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Mighty Morphin' Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Mighty Morphin' Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Mighty Morphin' Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Mighty Morphin' Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Mighty Morphin' Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Mighty Morphin' Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Mighty Morphin' Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Mighty Morphin' Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Mighty Morphin' Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Mighty Morphin' Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Mighty Morphin' Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Mighty Morphin' Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Mighty Morphin' Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Mighty Morphin' Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Mighty Morphin' Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Mighty Morphin' Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Mighty Morphin' Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Mighty Morphin' Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Mighty Morphin' Super Shock Shadow

Mighty Morphin'

Colour Pop Mighty Morphin’ Super Shock Shadow ($6.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a pale gold with moderate, warm undertones and flecks of pink and gold sparkle. The texture felt smooth to the touch, was lightly emollient but seemed a little drier and chunkier compared to other Super Shock Shadows, which made it more prone to balling up when applied to my skin.

It had semi-opaque pigmentation that did not build up well, and there was light fallout during application from trying to even out the product/building up the coverage. It wore well for nine and a half hours but had some 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 Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow swatches.

Mighty Morphin'

LELimited Edition. $6.00.
B-
B-
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
82%
Total
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Colour Pop Flying Circus Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Flying Circus Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Flying Circus Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Flying Circus Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Flying Circus Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Flying Circus Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Flying Circus Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Flying Circus Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Flying Circus Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Flying Circus Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Flying Circus Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Flying Circus Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Flying Circus Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Flying Circus Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Flying Circus Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Flying Circus Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Flying Circus Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Flying Circus Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Flying Circus Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Flying Circus Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Flying Circus Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Flying Circus Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Flying Circus Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Flying Circus Super Shock Shadow

Flying Circus

Colour Pop Flying Circus Super Shock Shadow ($6.00 for 0.07 oz.) has a medium-dark, warmer pink base with flecks of blue-to-violet shifting sparkle. It had a more metallic finish paired with an emollient consistency that was thin, blendable, and easy to work with. It felt creamy to the touch but applied more like a powder once it came into contact with my skin. It had opaque pigmentation that stayed on well for 10 hours without fading or creasing 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 Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow swatches.

Flying Circus

LELimited Edition. $6.00.
A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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Colour Pop Ringlet Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Ringlet Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Ringlet Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Ringlet Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Ringlet Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Ringlet Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Ringlet Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Ringlet Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Ringlet Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Ringlet Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Ringlet Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Ringlet Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Ringlet Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Ringlet Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Ringlet Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Ringlet Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Ringlet Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Ringlet Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Ringlet Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Ringlet Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Ringlet Super Shock Shadow

Ringlet

Colour Pop Ringlet Super Shock Shadow ($6.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a bright, fuchsia pink with strong, cool blue undertones with silver sparkle over a more satin finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff in one layer, which applied evenly and blended without much effort along the edges. The texture was smooth to the touch, emollient without being too wet, and felt more powder-like once it came into contact with my lid. It lasted well for 10 hours without fading or creasing on me, but there was a touch of fallout present after seven hours.

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.

Ringlet

LELimited Edition. $6.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Colour Pop Like a Butterfly Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Like a Butterfly Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Like a Butterfly Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Like a Butterfly Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Like a Butterfly Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Like a Butterfly Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Like a Butterfly Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Like a Butterfly Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Like a Butterfly Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Like a Butterfly Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Like a Butterfly Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Like a Butterfly Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Like a Butterfly Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Like a Butterfly Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Like a Butterfly Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Like a Butterfly Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Like a Butterfly Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Like a Butterfly Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Like a Butterfly Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Like a Butterfly Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Like a Butterfly Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Like a Butterfly Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Like a Butterfly Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Like a Butterfly Super Shock Shadow

Like a Butterfly

Colour Pop Like a Butterfly Super Shock Shadow ($6.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a deep, plummy brown with warm undertones and flecks of pink and gold sparkle over a metallic finish. It had intense pigmentation in a single layer, which adhered well to bare skin and blended out easily along the edges without losing its intensity. The texture was lightly emollient, smooth to the touch, and felt more powder-like once it came into contact with my skin. This shade wore nicely for 10 hours without fading or creasing on my lid.

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.

Like a Butterfly

LELimited Edition. $6.00.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
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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Like A Butterfly and Flying Circus. Be still my heart! Those 2 are amazing, and perfectly round out this collection very nicely. Even though I’m actively trying to avoid buying SSS’s, I may cave in to getting these.

Yes, Flying Circus reminds me a *little* bit of Half Light from their Holiday 2017 collection, which is my fave and long since discontinued. It’s gorgeous!

I just received Flying Circus and it is one of the most beautiful colors I’ve ever seen. The shifts are batsh*t crazy! I adore crazy duochromes and rich, luminous nudes: this is the best of both.

Gorgeous. I know it was only Spring 2018 that they did a butterfly themed collection but I’m loving this. So nice to see them with new Super Shocks. Now if only we could get some new Lippie Stix.

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