ColourPop Reflection, Touch the Sky, Colors of the Wind, Down in New Orleans Super Shock Shadows Reviews & Swatches

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ColourPop Reflection Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Reflection Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Reflection Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Reflection Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Reflection Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Reflection Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Reflection Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Reflection Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Reflection Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Reflection Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Reflection Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Reflection Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Reflection Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Reflection Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Reflection Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Reflection Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Reflection Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Reflection Super Shock Shadow

Reflection

ColourPop Reflection Super Shock Shadow is a darker, coppery-brown base with flecks of fine red and gold sparkle throughout. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied somewhat unevenly as the base seemed to clump up a bit, so it was harder to get a really nice, even layer that didn’t look unblended. The texture was more emollient than the average shade within this formula as well. It lasted decently for nine hours before fading a bit.

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 ColourPop Super Shock Shadow swatches.

Reflection

LELimited Edition. $6.00.
C+
C+
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
79%
Total
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ColourPop Touch the Sky Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Touch the Sky Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Touch the Sky Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Touch the Sky Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Touch the Sky Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Touch the Sky Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Touch the Sky Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Touch the Sky Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Touch the Sky Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Touch the Sky Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Touch the Sky Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Touch the Sky Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Touch the Sky Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Touch the Sky Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Touch the Sky Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Touch the Sky Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Touch the Sky Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Touch the Sky Super Shock Shadow

Touch the Sky

ColourPop Touch the Sky Super Shock Shadow is a rich, medium-dark blue-teal with flecks of larger gold sparkle and finer blue pearl throughout. It had a smooth, lightly emollient consistency that worked well for both brush and fingertip application. The eyeshadow was richly pigmented and had great adhesion to bare skin. It stayed on nicely for 10 hours without fading or creasing.

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 ColourPop Super Shock Shadow swatches.

Touch the Sky

LELimited Edition. $6.00.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
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ColourPop Colors of the Wind Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Colors of the Wind Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Colors of the Wind Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Colors of the Wind Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Colors of the Wind Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Colors of the Wind Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Colors of the Wind Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Colors of the Wind Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Colors of the Wind Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Colors of the Wind Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Colors of the Wind Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Colors of the Wind Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Colors of the Wind Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Colors of the Wind Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Colors of the Wind Super Shock Shadow

Colors of the Wind

ColourPop Colors of the Wind Super Shock Shadow is a deeper gold with moderate, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had intense color payoff in a single layer, which applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin while blending out nicely along the edges.

The texture was lightweight, emollient and wet to the touch but quickly turned to a powder-like finish once it came into contact with my skin. It wore well for 10 hours without fading or creasing.

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 ColourPop Super Shock Shadow swatches.

Colors of the Wind

LELimited Edition. $6.00.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
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ColourPop Down in New Orleans Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Down in New Orleans Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Down in New Orleans Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Down in New Orleans Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Down in New Orleans Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Down in New Orleans Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Down in New Orleans Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Down in New Orleans Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Down in New Orleans Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Down in New Orleans Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Down in New Orleans Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Down in New Orleans Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Down in New Orleans Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Down in New Orleans Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Down in New Orleans Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Down in New Orleans Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Down in New Orleans Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Down in New Orleans Super Shock Shadow

Down in New Orleans

ColourPop Down in New Orleans Super Shock Shadow is a light green with moderate, warm undertones and iridescent micro-sparkle throughout. It had medium to semi-opaque color coverage, which did not build up that well.

The texture was slightly more emollient than is typical for the formula, which likely contributed to the somewhat uneven application and sheerer coverage. It lasted well for nine hours before fading noticeably.

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 ColourPop Super Shock Shadow swatches.

Down in New Orleans

LELimited Edition. $6.00.
B-
B-
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
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These are all beautiful shades, but unfortunately with various ratings – which means that the formulas used have resulted in inconsistent results.
I loved all the colours – especially Down In New Orleans, Reflection and Colours of the Wind.

Weird how their SSS formula can be so inconsistent between shades, huh? Glad to see that at least two shades performed really well. However, I have similar shades/dupes, so as much as I love Touch The Sky, I won’t be getting it.

Touch the Sky is the type of shade that always draws me but which I almost never wear. Down in New Orleans is just plain beautiful, even if it doesn’t have the best rating….fortunately, I’ve got at least 1 of the listed dupes.

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