ColourPop Golden Hour Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light gold with moderate, warm undertones and a glittering finish. It had sheer coverage, which was buildable to medium coverage with two to three layers. The consistency felt lightly wet to the touch, but it felt more powder-like once it came into contact with my lid/fingertip. It worked best patted onto a larger surface area for a more one-and-done effect as it was sheerer or applied on top of another, more opaque product to add a glittering finish. The product applied fairly evenly and didn’t have issues with fallout during application nor during wear. It lasted nicely for 10 hours on me without fading or creasing.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
- MAC Spun from Gold (LE, $18.00) is more pigmented (95% similar).
- NABLA Cosmetics Moonlight (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar).
- ColourPop Early Birdie (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
- Bobbi Brown Sandcastle (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar).
- ColourPop Wild Life (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery (90% similar).
- UOMA Beauty Bahia (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
- Moira Callisto (P, $7.50) is less shimmery (90% similar).
- Dior Lucky Star #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
- By Beauty Bay Champagne (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
- Natasha Denona Pearl (56P) (PiP, $29.00) is less shimmery, 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.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Isododecane, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone/Vinyltrimethylsiloxysilicate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Tin Oxide, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Propylene Carbonate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)
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