ColourPop Shell Shocked Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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ColourPop Shell Shocked 9-Pan Shadow Palette (Plastic)
ColourPop Shell Shocked 9-Pan Shadow Palette (Plastic)
ColourPop Shell Shocked 9-Pan Shadow Palette (Plastic)
ColourPop Shell Shocked 9-Pan Shadow Palette (Plastic)
ColourPop Shell Shocked 9-Pan Shadow Palette (Plastic)
ColourPop Shell Shocked 9-Pan Shadow Palette (Plastic)
ColourPop Shell Shocked 9-Pan Shadow Palette (Plastic)
ColourPop Shell Shocked 9-Pan Shadow Palette (Plastic)
ColourPop Shell Shocked 9-Pan Shadow Palette (Plastic)
ColourPop Shell Shocked 9-Pan Shadow Palette (Plastic)
ColourPop Shell Shocked 9-Pan Shadow Palette (Plastic)
ColourPop Shell Shocked 9-Pan Shadow Palette (Plastic)
ColourPop Shell Shocked 9-Pan Shadow Palette (Plastic)
ColourPop Shell Shocked 9-Pan Shadow Palette (Plastic)
ColourPop Shell Shocked 9-Pan Shadow Palette (Plastic)
ColourPop Shell Shocked 9-Pan Shadow Palette (Plastic)
ColourPop Shell Shocked 9-Pan Shadow Palette (Plastic)
ColourPop Shell Shocked 9-Pan Shadow Palette (Plastic)
ColourPop Shell Shocked 9-Pan Shadow Palette (Plastic)
ColourPop Shell Shocked 9-Pan Shadow Palette (Plastic)
ColourPop Shell Shocked 9-Pan Shadow Palette (Plastic)

Shell Shocked

ColourPop Shell Shocked 9-Pan Shadow Palette (Plastic) ($12.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a new, limited edition nine-pan palette that includes powder eyeshadows and cream-to-powder shades. Two shades were designed to be sheer, while the rest of the shades were more semi-opaque on average. The quality was below the usual standard for the brand as the mattes were a little more powdery than expected. Three of the shimmers were more firmly-pressed and harder to pick up with a brush.

Ingredients

Shell Shocked

LELimited Edition. $12.00.
B
B
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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ColourPop It's OK Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop It's OK Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop It's OK Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop It's OK Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop It's OK Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop It's OK Pressed Powder Shadow

It's OK

It’s OK has a transparent base with iridescent blue shimmer. It was intended to be sheer per brand’s description.

  • Sheer pigmentation
  • Smooth but firmly packed into pan
  • Best applied with fingertip
  • Long-wearing (10 hours is typical of this formula)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Possible Dupes
These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. - $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

It's OK

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
B+
B+
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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ColourPop Got a Tan Pressed Powder Pigment
ColourPop Got a Tan Pressed Powder Pigment
ColourPop Got a Tan Pressed Powder Pigment
ColourPop Got a Tan Pressed Powder Pigment
ColourPop Got a Tan Pressed Powder Pigment
ColourPop Got a Tan Pressed Powder Pigment

Got a Tan

Got a Tan is a bright, cotton candy link with strong, cool blue undertones and a semi-matte finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Soft, smooth, lightly powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. - $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing." The way the Pressed Pigments differ is that they're not intended for usage on the immediate eye area.

The majority of the shades are semi-opaque to opaque in coverage, blend out fairly well, and can sometimes be a bit drier/more powdery compared to typical matte shades. They often wear eight to nine hours on me before fading, but many shades in the Pressed Pigment family leave some staining behind.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Pigment swatches.

NOTICE: All products categorized under "Pigment" carry a warning in the US that the product is "not intended for use in the immediate eye area." Brands in the US typically market these products as "Pigments" (instead of "Eyeshadow"), and there is often a warning on the back of packaging or the label. The product includes color additives that are not approved for usage on the eyes per the FDA. Some color additives in "Pigments" have no usage restrictions in the EU, per CosIng, and can be used on the eyes. We recommend checking ingredients to confirm current safety assessment/restrictions: FDA/CosIng.

Got a Tan

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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ColourPop Knee Deep Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Knee Deep Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Knee Deep Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Knee Deep Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Knee Deep Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Knee Deep Super Shock Shadow

Knee Deep

Knee Deep has a transparent base with lavender and pink shimmer and faint sparkle. It was intended to be sheer per the brand’s description.

  • Sheer pigmentation
  • Smooth but firmly packed into pan
  • Best applied with fingertip
  • Long-wearing (10 hours is typical of this formula)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Possible Dupes
These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

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.

Knee Deep

LELimited Edition. $6.00.
B+
B+
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
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ColourPop Beach Season Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Beach Season Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Beach Season Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Beach Season Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Beach Season Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Beach Season Pressed Powder Shadow

Beach Season

Beach Season is a medium-dark bluish-aqua with a green-gold shifting shimmer finish.

  • Mostly opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth but slightly too emollient
  • Best applied with fingertip or with a dampened brush
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. - $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Beach Season

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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ColourPop Golden Era Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Golden Era Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Golden Era Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Golden Era Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Golden Era Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Golden Era Super Shock Shadow

Golden Era

Golden Era is a medium lavender with subtle, warm pink undertones and a sparkling sheen. It wasn’t as emollient or as easy to work with as most Super Shock Shadows have been in the past, though.

  • Medium, buildable pigmentation
  • Emollient to touch, powder-like on drydown
  • Blended out well
  • Long-wearing (10 hours is typical of this formula)

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.

Golden Era

LELimited Edition. $6.00.
B
B
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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ColourPop Doin GR8 Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Doin GR8 Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Doin GR8 Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Doin GR8 Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Doin GR8 Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Doin GR8 Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Doin GR8 Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Doin GR8 Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Doin GR8 Pressed Powder Shadow

Doin GR8

Doin GR8 is a darker lavender with cooler undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish that seemed to have contrasting, cooler gold pearl.

  • Opaque pigmentation
  • Smooth, more loosely-pressed
  • Blended out well, light fallout
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Possible Dupes
These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. - $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Doin GR8

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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ColourPop Comment If Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Comment If Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Comment If Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Comment If Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Comment If Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Comment If Pressed Powder Shadow

Comment If

Comment If is a light-medium, peachy-brown with subtle, warmer pink undertones and a matte finish.

  • Mostly opaque color coverage
  • Lightly powdery but didn’t sheer out
  • Blendable, light fallout
  • Long-wearing (eight hours is typical of this formula)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. - $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Comment If

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
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ColourPop Pacific Standard Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Pacific Standard Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Pacific Standard Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Pacific Standard Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Pacific Standard Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Pacific Standard Pressed Powder Shadow

Pacific Standard

Pacific Standard is a pale blue-leaning aqua with a semi-matte finish.

  • Medium color coverage
  • Moderately powdery, prone to sheering out
  • Blendable, light fallout
  • Long-wearing (seven and a half hours is typical of this formula)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. - $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Pacific Standard

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
C+
C+
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total
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ColourPop Cocktail Hour Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Cocktail Hour Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Cocktail Hour Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Cocktail Hour Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Cocktail Hour Pressed Powder Shadow
ColourPop Cocktail Hour Pressed Powder Shadow

Cocktail Hour

Cocktail Hour is a light-medium taupe-brown with muted, warm olive undertones and a matte finish.

  • Medium, buildable color coverage
  • Moderately powdery, prone to sheering out
  • Blendable, light fallout
  • Long-wearing (seven and a half hours is typical of this formula)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. - $90.00 Per Ounce

The new Pressed Powder Shadow formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” with an “ultra-velvety and silky” texture that is “long-wearing” and “adheres easily to the eyes.” Most of the shades have semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation that applies well to bare skin, blends out without issue, and lasts for seven to eight hours.

The matte eyeshadows tend to be a little more powdery, though soft and finely-milled, in the pan, while the shimmers have a creamier, dense consistency. Occasionally, the more sparkly or metallic shades apply better with fingertips or a dampened brush.

Browse all of our ColourPop Pressed Powder Shadow swatches.

Cocktail Hour

LELimited Edition. $4.50.
C+
C+
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total

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Natasha Avatar

I love these colours, very similar to the Huda Pink Quartz palette IMO. I would definitely pick this up to have as a travel option. Small, inexpensive so no great tragedy if I lose or break it.

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