ColourPop Fall Edit Super Shock Shadows Review, Photos, Swatches

ColourPop Jinxie Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Jinxie Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Jinxie Super Shock Shadow ($6.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light-medium gold with stronger, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation, though not fully opaque, that applied smoothly and evenly to bare skin. The texture was lightweight, emollient with a wetter feel to it than some of the other Super Shock Shadows, and blended out with ease. I used a flat, synthetic brush to apply it, and I didn’t have any issues doing so. The color wore well for ten hours before creasing faintly. Anastasia Suede (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). NARS Privilege (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Affresco #6 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Hollywoodland (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Leopard Sun #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Viseart Ceska (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Blunt (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Just In Time (LE, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #2 (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). MAC A Glimmer of Gold #1 (PiP, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Hussy (LE, $14.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Praline (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay House Targaryen (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia 5th Ave (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (100% similar). Tarte Sun Drenched (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Better Bitter (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Baked Cowboy (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Inside Scoop (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Egypt (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Elixir Super Shock Shadow ($6.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark, rusty orange with warm, red undertones and a satin finish. It had intense color payoff that applied well to bare skin, and it was smooth, blendable, and worked well with synthetic brushes. The color wore for ten hours and had no signs of fading or creasing. Melt Cosmetics Rule Breaker (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Coloured Raine Recharge (LE, $6.99) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). KKW Beauty Albanian (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Natasha Denona Terra (129CM) (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox In the Mood (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte No Fox Given (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Criss Cross (P, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Gold Rush (PiP, $4.50) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Spice (LE, $19.00) is more muted (90% similar). KKW Beauty Selfish (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Cinna-moan (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Amber (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Easy Smokey Date (Enhance) (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Malice (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Martian (P, $4.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Natasha Denona Ripe (253CM) (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 1) #5 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sydney Grace Sunset (P, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora Branch (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Ciate Ignite (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Paradox Super Shock Shadow ($6.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark berry-red with subtle, warmer undertones with cooler-toned pearl. It had full-color coverage in a single stroke, but it seemed more prone to sheering out and losing its initial richness in practice. The color didn’t turn patchy, though, which was surprising. Like most of the brand’s eyeshadows, this too lasted for ten hours and still looked the same as it did when I initially applied it. Too Faced Peach Sangria (PiP, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Sunset (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Tinsel Town (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Sha La La (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Look See (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Ciate Violet (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M844 Burgundy (DC, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Ishta (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Honeymoon in Hollywood (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Smashbox Spiked Punch (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Posthaste (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Seeker Super Shock Shadow ($6.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark, rich reddish-copper with hints of warm, brown undertones and a fine violet pearl. The color payoff was fully opaque, while the texture was smooth, lightly emollient but not wet or slippery, but still easily blended around the edges for a soft, diffused look. It was still going strong after ten hours of wear. Viseart Brick (Warm Mattes #12) (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Beverly (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Thrilling Chase (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Huda Beauty Warm Browns #1 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Dior Blazing Gold #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Gash (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Colour Pop Drift (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Viseart Groseille (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). KKW Beauty Hanami (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty O Mercy (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Spicy Smoke (LE, $32.50) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). NARS Flowers 1 #4 (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Stereo Super Shock Shadow ($6.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a blackened plum with warm undertones and a light, lighter plum sparkle over a pearly sheen. It was richly pigmented with a soft, spongy texture that was smooth, lightweight, and blendable. The color applied well to my lid using a flat, synthetic brush and wore for ten hours with no fading or creasing. This shade is a repromote. Too Faced Pop (PiP, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Stila Deep Plum (LE, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Twilight (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Black Forest Truffle (PiP, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dior House of Pinks #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #311 (DC, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Show Plum Love (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 19 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Cle de Peau Silver Eclipse #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Rare Find (LE, $21.00) is cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Sensuous (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Nightfall (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Midnight Shine (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Fig (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Volcanic (PiP, $38.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Dose of Colors Turbosan (LE, ) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Rich Core (P, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Modern Majesty (LE, $19.50) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #17 (P, $23.00) is cooler (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #7 (PiP, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Tang Super Shock Shadow ($6.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a muted, medium mauvy purple with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a smooth, spongy texture that seemed a touch drier than other shades, but it wasn’t actually dry. The texture was also denser, and the color took more effort to blend out on the lid. I felt like it was harder to get an even layer of coverage, though it was not so noticeable from a normal viewing distance. The color itself wore for a solid ten hours with little evidence of change. Too Faced Wrap It Up (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Jouer Aubergine (PiP, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Viseart Amethyst #2 (PiP, ) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Silk (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Ribbon Realness (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Gigi (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Imagine That (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S836 Pink Ash (DC, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora Heather Grey (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Tuile (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Persona Chic (PiP, ) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). Guerlain Boulevard du Montparnasse #5 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Rose Barbare #3 (DC, ) is lighter (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #15 (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Ciate Jet Setter (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Violet Gray (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). LORAC Mauve (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC All's Rosy (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Bill (P, $5.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is more like a cream-powder hybrid than traditional cream eyeshadow. If you touch it, the product feels more like a sponge or stiff mousse, as there is light give, but it doesn’t have the same emollient or thickness of traditional cream products. The texture is thinner and is manipulated on the skin more like a powder. The brand says that using fingertips yields the greatest pigmentation, and if you prefer, synthetic brushes, but I find synthetic brushes to work well for applying and still getting great pigmentation out of the majority of shades (typically the very glittery shades are ones where fingertips really do improve them).

Jinxie
Jinxie
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Elixir
Elixir
A+

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
Paradox
Paradox
A

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
94%
Total
Seeker
Seeker
A+

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
Stereo
Stereo
A

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Tang
Tang
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
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Colour Pop Jinxie Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Jinxie Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Jinxie Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Jinxie Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Elixir Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Elixir Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Elixir Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Elixir Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Paradox Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Paradox Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Paradox Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Paradox Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Seeker Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Seeker Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Seeker Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Seeker Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Stereo Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Stereo Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Stereo Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Stereo Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Tang Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Tang Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Tang Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Tang Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Jinxie Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Fall Edit Super Shock Shadows | Look Breakdown

ColourPop Jinxie Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Fall Edit Super Shock Shadows | Look Breakdown

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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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As soon as I saw the initial swatches, I ran to the ColourPop website and ordered Paradox, Seeker, and Tang ( I already had Stereo from last fall). They came last week, and I am SO happy with the colors and quality πŸ™‚ Paradox is such a unique and bold red, hard to dupe. And glad I held off on getting CP Beverly, because Seeker is much better quality. And Tang! Will pair perfectly with the dusty rose/plum shades of fall. I also have Silk in the KVD MetalMatte, but Tang is lighter, grayer, and more pink mauve, while Silk is darker, more rosy purplish mauve. Both are beautiful and will pair well together with Stereo and Brady. CP does NOT disappoint!

Uuuugh so beautiful. I bet Paradox would even make a decent blush. I recently decluttered about 1/2 of my ColourPop shadows. Couldn’t bring myself to toss them but I stowed them away. They’re such great products but the only ones I really reach for are the super sparkly ones because they are unique in my stash. Maybe I should start a mission to use them daily and see how many I can put dents in.

Great fall shades, Colourpop! Seeker and Paradox look right up my alley, for sure! I already have Stereo from last year, but hardly ever use it because my pot has just too much chunky glitter in it.
Not sure why, but Jinxie reminds me of last year’s Supermodel?

Ooh Elixir, Paradox, Seeker, and Stereo have really caught my eye. And as usual, they’ve rated well.
I love the eye look you did Christine!

I’m glad these performed well, as I have most of them on their way here. Once I saw Paradox, I knew I had to get it, such an interesting and unusual colour. Since they don’t cost a fortune and getting the quartett made it even less costly, I decided to get it,and then I just filled up my order until it reached $50 to get free shipping.
I hope to be able to report getting the order in a Free for Haul post soonish.
Lovely look, as always!

Jinxie, Stereo, Seeker, Paradox — all yes; Elixir — probably. Ha, would have been faster to list the “no’s”. Nice how well they performed

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