ColourPop Rebound Super Shock Shadow & Pressed Pigment Set Review, Photos, Swatches

ColourPop Rebound Collection
ColourPop Rebound Collection

ColourPop Rebound Collection ($20.00 for 4 x 0.07 oz.) includes four shades for spring/summer 2015. Those who tend to prefer more matte finishes may like that this set includes three more matte shades and one sparkly shade. There’s something to be said about reading carefully, though, as this set includes three Super Shock Shadows and one Super Shock Pressed Pigment (Ex); with the latter being “not intended for use in the immediate eye area.” I missed that until I sat down last week to write-up the review, so you’ll see it included in the eye look with the other shades, but I tested it as a blush (and it is only be rated as a blush) after that.

One & Done is described as a “soft butter cream ivory with a matte finish.” It’s a light, subdued yellowed beige with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. There’s a little sheen to the finish that keeps it from being totally matte. It had fairly opaque coverage that could build to fully opaque color with two layers of product. The consistency was blendable, while the formula was long-wearing and stayed on for nine hours before creasing. Hourglass Obscura #1 (P) is powder. Hourglass Monochrome #1 (P) is lighter, powder. Hourglass Atmosphere #1 (P) is lighter, powder. LORAC Undressed (P) is a powder. Kat Von D Damned (LE) is less yellow, powder. Tarte Breakfast in Bed (LE) is darker, powder. Makeup Geek Mirage (LE, $5.99) is darker, brighter, powder. Make Up For Ever M510 Vanilla (P, $21.00) is darker, powder. bareMinerals Pacific Sands (LE) is powder. Kat Von D Entomology (P) is powder. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Too Soon is described as a “golden peach with pink opal iridescent duochrome finish.” It’s a softened, peachy-orange with warm undertones and pink and pale gold sparkle. It was semi-opaque and slightly buildable, but I couldn’t get fully opaque color (even with fingertips). The texture is blendable with little fall out during application, and there were a few stray sparkles that drop while it is worn, but it was minimal. The color itself stayed on well for nine and a half hours before creasing slightly. Colour Pop Halo (LE, $5.00) is darker, less sparkly. theBalm #7 (P, $6.50) is darker. theBalm #4 (P, $6.50) is pinker. Tom Ford Beauty Escapade (LE, $42.00) is brighter, less sparkly. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Ex is described as a “bright coral red with a matte finish.” It’s a muted, light-medium coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage in a single pass with fingertips, but with a stippling brush, it was more semi-sheer to semi-opaque buildable coverage. Since the brand released a blush formula, their recommendations were to use fingertips for the most coverage, but advised that a flat brush could be used for higher coverage (but less than fingertips) and a duo fiber brush for a “sheer, air brushed effect.” I haven’t tried their blushes yet (I did order) so I’m not sure how the Super Shock Shadow/Pressed Pigment formula differs, but I tried to use that as my guideline when I went to test this as a blush. When I used it on my eye (again, it is not safe for the immediate eye area), it did require two layers for more opaque color–it’s definitely one that lends itself to fingertip application for best pigmentation. It lasted for eight hours as a blush. Chanel Angelique (190) (P, $45.00) is lighter, powder. MAC Fleeting Romance (P, $23.50) is more shimmery, powder. MAC Sideshow You (LE, $21.00) is lighter, powder. Milani Coral Cove (05) (LE, $7.99) is warmer, powder. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Adios is described as a “smokey taupe gray with a matte finish.” It’s a medium-dark taupe with warmer, brown undertones and an overcast of gray. It had more of a semi-matte finish than a true matte–there was a very slight sheen to it. It had mostly opaque pigmentation applied with fingertips or with a brush, so I used a brush to apply it to the lid and had no issues doing so. The texture was lightweight, blendable, and the color itself wore well for ten hours before creasing slightly. Giorgio Armani #08 (P, $32.00) is darker. Laura Mercier Stone Taupe (LE, $23.00) is warmer. MAC Lofty (LE, $15.00) is darker. Burberry Storm Grey (No. 27) (P, $29.00) is cooler-toned. Tom Ford Beauty Unabashed Eyeshadow #2 (LE) is less shimmery. Dior Mirage (761) (P, $30.00) is lighter. bareMinerals Head Over Heels (LE) is cooler-toned. bareMinerals Exec (LE) is grayer. Lancome Volcano (P, $19.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Rebound
Rebound
A-

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
One & Done
A-

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Too Soon
Too Soon
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
Ex
Ex
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
Adios
Adios
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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ColourPop Rebound Collection
ColourPop Rebound Collection

ColourPop Rebound Collection
ColourPop Rebound Collection

ColourPop Rebound Collection
ColourPop Rebound Collection

ColourPop Rebound Collection
ColourPop Rebound Collection

ColourPop One & Done Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop One & Done Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop One & Done Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop One & Done Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop One & Done Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop One & Done Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop One & Done Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop One & Done Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Too Soon Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Too Soon Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Too Soon Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Too Soon Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Too Soon Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Too Soon Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Too Soon Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Too Soon Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Ex Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ex Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Ex Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ex Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Ex Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ex Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Ex Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ex Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Ex Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ex Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Adios Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Adios Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Adios Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Adios Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Adios Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Adios Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Adios Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Adios Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Rebound Collection
ColourPop Rebound Collection

ColourPop Rebound Collection
ColourPop Rebound Collection

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Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow & Pressed Pigment Set $20.00/0.28 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Le Metier de Beaute Obsidian Odysea Eyeshadow Palette
  • Sephora My Boyfriend's Jeans and Baby Blue Eyeliners
On lips:
  • Dior Swan Lip Shine

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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Is it one of those pigments where it’s eye safe in every country but the US (like what was seen with the pigments in the UD Electric palette), or has it been tested by the FDA and labelled explicitly “not-eye-safe”?

I’m so glad you reviewed this! I must get. i love it! Looks fantastic on you. I would have put that coral shade on my lids too. Looks fantastic on hazel eyes! I saw they had blushes. I will be awaiting your reviews! I love Colour Pop! It is so nice to see affordable brands making great quality products! I am old and I can spend a little more if I have to. But, I have a young daughter who I am forseeing the day she asks me to start wearing makeup. I want her to be able to have her own quality stuff. My makeup/ brushes are like the mistreated, overly sheltered step- children to me,lol..I rarely let them leave the house! I don’t want my pre-teen running around with my precious babies..lol..That sounds nutty huh?

I hope my blush order ships soon so I can try!

Totally understand 🙂 Not everyone will treat your things as nicely as you would (makeup or otherwise), even if they love you, lol!

I got this quad with my first Colour Pop order and I love all of them except Too Soon. Mine had WAY more glitter and WAY more fallout than your seems to Christine. I gave it away, because it just looks like a see through yellow nude and I wouldn’t use it. It looks way nicer in your swatches tbh. I love that they basically included a blush with Ex. It’s all I use it for, and it’s a perfect compact flush to keep in my purse. All in all, I’m really happy with the 3 I WILL use.

Nice set of colours. The coral looks great on your cheeks, but your eyes! I am liking the shades you used and thought for a second that these were the Colour Pop. Bummer, because Le Metier is so much more expensive! 🙂

This quad is so gorgeous! I keep saying I am refraining from Colour Pop because I rarely use singles but they really are making it hard because their colors and finishes are pretty unique!

I’m interested in this quad! It seems really nice & the rating is good. I think I’ll hold off ordering from ColourPop until you review the blushes! I have so many in my ‘cart’ but can’t commit! Haha 😀

Still no shipping notification 🙁 They said “by the end of the weekend at the very latest” and today at 5pm, when I emailed, they said “tomorrow at the latest.” We’ll see — I get the wait, but I don’t like the date shifting outwards multiple times. At least they’ve replied super quickly!

I’m sorry I wasn’t complaining about you not reviewing the blushes yet! No rush at all., they’re permanent, (I hope) we’re all patient, and I know you’re so busy and you crank out a -lot- of content. Good that ColourPop is getting back to you quickly, but super annoying they keep pushing back shipping time!

Christine what brushes do you use? I know you’ve stated it several times, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. :\

I feel like whatever brush you use leads to such immense pigmentation. I have several eyeshadows and feel none of them look as pigmented as they do in online swatches. :\

Hi Frost,

I’ve had good luck with just about every brush I’ve used with them (I don’t remember any not working well in particular) – MAC 239, MAC 242, MAC 249, MAC 252, IT Cosmetics’ Crease/Eyeshadow Brushes, Sephora Concealer Brush.

I love how those four colors look sitting next to each other! Reminds me of a sunset over a savannah. Why no close up of the eye look? Because you used the blush in it?

My most recent haul of shadows, lippie stix and blushes just arrived… I didn’t grab Rebound yet but it’s definitely next on the list! I am especially in LOVE with Adios!

Glad this got good scores, but wish Ex (coral) was safe for the eye. I had never considered putting coral shadow on my eyes, until I saw your eye looks this week and was amazed how gorgeous it looked. The set is nice though, as you get 3 wearable looking shadows and a pretty coral blush, but wish they gave you a discount for buying it all in a set. Also wish you can order custom palettes, as you can’t depot the shadows without ruining them.

I saw that set on their website the other day, and I thought it looked great but that coral would be better as a blush than an eyeshadow! They should make it clear Ex is a blush, it makes the set more desirable for me. I wouldn’t wear such a matte shade very often on my eyes.

It’s classified as a “pressed pigment”, so it’s the same size as the eyeshadows and therefore the same price. It’s not specifically a blush, but it really IS the only logical use for it since it’s not eye safe.

Yeah, but it’s a little deceptive. I’d be disappointed if I thought I was getting a set of four eye shadows, then found out I couldn’t use one. (I don’t wear blush. Maybe 3-4 times a year.) It’s listed with the eye shadows. Now I have to wonder what other “shadows” aren’t eye safe.

They have a different name “Pressed Pigments” entirely, but their previous website design made it easier to break them out compared to the new one. Most brands follow the same practice, unfortunately – Ardency Inn, Urban Decay, MAC, MUFE, just to name a few – and I have always wished that brands would make it glaringly obvious that xyz shades are to be used as blushes (rather than “well, don’t use them on eyes…”). Like a couple of the shades from Ardency Inn’s “Enriched Pigments” range aren’t intended for use around the immediate eye area, but the info is only found on their website. UD’s Electric Palette puts it in tiny font on the label on the back of the palette. Sephora lists UD’s Electric palette as an eyeshadow palette, and it’s only on the “how to use” tab that it says which shades aren’t intended for eyes.

On the flip side, in most of these instances, these shades have no warning or limitation on use outside of the U.S. From what I have heard from those who are creating the products (from smaller brands, though), the ingredients haven’t been tested either way (neons), but since they aren’t tested and found safe, they can’t be said to be safe either. (Here’s Sugarpill’s disclosure: “The FDA has not yet tested or approved the use of neon pigments in the immediate eye area. Safe for use on European and Canadian eyes. USA customers please use at your own discretion.”)

It’s even harder to find this info in person, I think, than if you’re shopping online. It should be clear and obvious, so the consumer has the info and can make the decision for themselves.

Sorry, my order hasn’t even shipped yet. Probably won’t have reviews up until mid-March assuming mine eventually ships this week 🙁

This is very common with brighter shades – brands will say that certain colors aren’t intended for use around the immediate eye area – but then effectively categorize, package, or otherwise make it seem like an eye product – see UD Electric Palette for a very glaring example. Anywhere but eyes – blush, lips, etc.

Is Ex comparable to Animal, which they do sell as a shadow? I keep putting Animal in a cart and taking it out. This might convince me, the coral looks lovely on you!

Ohhh, I didn’t even realize! See, this is why I read your blog. Thank you.

I have a slow ColourPop order out too – I guess they backed up due to the blush release, I didn’t connect the two!

I can’t wait for your review of the blushes whenever they arrive. Ex is a lovely colour and it does suck that the “Not for eye area” text is so teeny tiny. I would’ve assumed all 4 were eyeshadows if I bought the set. I don’t wear much eye makeup but your replies to other readers about how other brands have similar practices with not clearly labelling warnings is good to know!

It seems to be a growing trend to make shades that are technically untested for eyes (and therefore “not safe”) but doing little to distinguish them away from positioning them as eye products.

Seriously Colour Pop, ship to Europe already!! I’ve heard they’re planning con implementing worldwide delivery this year and I can’t really wait!

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