ColourPop Heavy Metal Super Shock Shadow Trio Review & Swatches

01/04

Colour Pop Heavy Metal Super Shock Shadow Trio
Colour Pop Heavy Metal Super Shock Shadow Trio
Colour Pop Heavy Metal Super Shock Shadow Trio
Colour Pop Heavy Metal Super Shock Shadow Trio
Colour Pop Heavy Metal Super Shock Shadow Trio
Colour Pop Heavy Metal Super Shock Shadow Trio
Colour Pop Heavy Metal Super Shock Shadow Trio
Colour Pop Heavy Metal Super Shock Shadow Trio
Colour Pop Heavy Metal Super Shock Shadow Trio
Colour Pop Heavy Metal Super Shock Shadow Trio
Colour Pop Heavy Metal Super Shock Shadow Trio
Colour Pop Heavy Metal Super Shock Shadow Trio

Heavy Metal

Colour Pop Heavy Metal Super Shock Shadow Trio ($15.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a new trio that launched alongside Smoke Show a few weeks ago. All three shades have been released before, though I haven’t tested them in awhile, so it seemed like the right time to re-test. They performed in line with most Super Shock Shadows; pigmented, long-wearing, and had the signature spongy texture that went from cream-to-powder once they came into contact with the skin. Tassel had enough sparkle in it that it was a bit sheerer and had a touch of fallout during application.

Heavy Metal
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
96%
Total
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01/05

Colour Pop Tassel Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Tassel Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Tassel Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Tassel Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Tassel Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Tassel Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Tassel Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Tassel Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Tassel Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Tassel Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Tassel Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Tassel Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Tassel Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Tassel Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Tassel Super Shock Shadow

Tassel

Tassel is a soft white with warm undertones and a sparkling finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation; the base color was more of a translucent white with heavier sparkle and shimmer, so it often read as more opaque than it was.

The texture was lightly emollient but felt a touch drier, likely due to the amount of sparkle in it, and there was a bit of fallout when I blended out the product on my lid. It applied better with fingertips than synthetic brushes, which sometimes yielded patchy application. The color lasted nicely for 10 hours with slight fallout over time but no issues with creasing.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.07 oz. - $71.43 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.

Ingredients

CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, LUMINUM CALCIUM SODIUM SILICATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, DIMETHICONE, BORON NITRIDE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, ISODODECANE, C30-45 ALKYL CETEARYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, DIMETHICONE/VINYLTRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE CROSSPOLYMER, PHENOXYETHANOL, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, TIN OXIDE, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).

Tassel
Tassel
A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
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01/04

Colour Pop Liberty Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Liberty Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Liberty Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Liberty Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Liberty Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Liberty Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Liberty Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Liberty Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Liberty Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Liberty Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Liberty Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Liberty Super Shock Shadow

Liberty

Liberty is a bright, medium silver with cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, creamy texture that was emollient and wet to the touch, but it applied beautifully with even coverage and excellent adhesion. Sometimes, more emollient formulas can sheer out too readily, but I didn’t have that problem with this shade–but it was still blendable along the edges and could be sheered out as more of a wash if desired. It stayed on well for 10 hours without fading or creasing on me.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.07 oz. - $71.43 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.

Ingredients

CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, DIMETHICONE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, ISODODECANE, SILICA, C30-45 ALKYL CETEARYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, BORON NITRIDE, DIMETHICONE/VINYLTRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE CROSSPOLYMER, PHENOXYETHANOL, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, ALUMINUM POWDER (CI 77000), FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), MICA (CI 77019), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).

Liberty
Liberty
A+

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
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01/05

Colour Pop Friskie Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Friskie Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Friskie Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Friskie Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Friskie Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Friskie Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Friskie Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Friskie Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Friskie Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Friskie Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Friskie Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Friskie Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Friskie Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Friskie Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Friskie Super Shock Shadow

Friskie

Friskie is a medium-dark black base with cool, silver sparkle throughout. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer with a lightly emollient texture that had the adhesion and initial blendability of a cream when I applied the product to my lid.

As it “set,” it became powder-like, which kept the edges blendable (as desired) and gave it a flexible hold so there was no worry about flaking if I blended it out or layered something near-to or on top of it. It wore well for 10 hours without fading or creasing, and I didn’t see any fallout over time.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.07 oz. - $71.43 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.

Ingredients

CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, DIMETHICONE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, ISODODECANE, C30-45 ALKYL CETEARYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, SILICA, BORON NITRIDE, DIMETHICONE/VINYLTRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE CROSSPOLYMER, PHENOXYETHANOL, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TIN OXIDE, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), MICA (CI 77019), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).

Friskie
Friskie
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

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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Out of the 3, I do like Friskie and Tassel enough to get some usage out them. But that bright silver Liberty, as beautiful as it is, would look terrible on me! Odd that I can wear silver jewelry, yet not look so good in silver eyeshadow, huh?

All of these are so pretty. I really like the SSS formula and still have all of the original shades that I purchased. I remember thinking that they would likely dry out pretty quickly and be useless but that hasn’t been the case. I am careful about really tightening down the lid. Having said that, I think I like the Smoke Show palette better as there are a few more options. While I love the look of Liberty, I have several dupes and don’t use them since my preferred silver is the Ellis Faas silver. It is getting harder and harder to find and potentially may be discontinued so at some point I will have to pick a new silver but the last Faas one I purchased is still going strong. They don’t carry Ellis Faas at Beautylish anymore so not sure what is happening with the brand.

I used to have tassle and liberty but got rid of both because I woke up one day and decided I hated the way silver/white shadows looked on me. I love silver jewelry so much but silver eyeshadow just doesn’t look good on me.

I bought this and love it! They pair so nicely with Smoke Show. I think I love Friskie and Tassel best. I already owned Liberty and wasn’t super keen on it. It’s time to try it again! Thank you for the review… :o)

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