ColourPop Sour, Chipper, Pop Rocks, Lace Super Shock Shadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches


ColourPop Sour Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Sour Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Sour Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “light neon lime with satin finish.” It’s a brightened, yellowed chartreuse green with a pearly sheen. It had fairly good color coverage, but it was a shade that required two layers for full opacity. It layered and blended easily, and it wore well for ten hours. Colour Pop Mermaid Kiss (P, $5.00) is darker. MAC Lisa’s Spikes (LE, $15.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever S336 Lime (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, less yellow. Make Up For Ever ME338 Acidic Green (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, greener. Make Up For Ever I340 Lime Green (P, $21.00) is brighter. Make Up For Ever I-30 (P, $21.00) is similar. NARS Tropical Princess #1 (LE, $24.00) is similar. Urban Decay Thrash (P) is less shimmery. MAC Chartreuse Bouquet (LE, $21.00) is similar. Kat Von D Birdcage (LE) is similar. CoverGirl Lime Light (310) (LE, $4.99) is similar. NARS Rated R #1 (P, $24.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

ColourPop Chipper Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone minty green … with multi-coloured glitter.” It’s a light-medium, sea foam green with lighter, aqua glitter. It had mostly opaque color coverage that applied smoothly and evenly with very little fall out during application. I had minor fall out during wear, but the color itself hadn’t faded or creased after ten hours. Urban Decay Dragon (LE, $18.00) is darker, warmer. Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel #2 (P) is darker, warmer. MAC Apple Squishee (LE, $15.00) is warmer. Make Up For Ever S312 Mint Green (P, $21.00) is less glittery, darker. Make Up For Ever I332 Meadow Green (P, $21.00) is slightly warmer. MAC Kelly (P, $15.00) is matte. Disney by Sephora Cinderelly (LE) is lighter, less sparkly. Disney by Sephora Fins (LE) is slightly darker, less sparkly. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

ColourPop Pop Rocks Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “cool-toned cornflower blue … with multi-coloured glitter.” It’s a medium-dark blue with lighter silver and blue glitter. It swatched as semi-opaque, but it seemed to go on fully opaque when I applied it to the lid (I used a flat, synthetic brush) to the point where a little went further than anticipated. I didn’t notice any glitter fall out when I was blending this shade, but there were a few stray glittery bits after a few hours of wear. I didn’t have any creasing or fading at the ten-hour mark. Gucci Beauty Iconic Ottanio (P, $37.00) is much darker. Urban Decay Freeze (LE, $18.00) is more muted. Make Up For Ever ME232 Turquoise Blue (P, $21.00) is brighter. Shiseido Esmaralda (BL 620) (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker. Makeup Geek Poolside (P, $5.99) is warmer. Kat Von D Bukowski (LE) is similar. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #6 (P, $9.99) is cooler-toned. Disney by Sephora Diamond Sky (LE) is similar. Urban Decay Unhinged (LE, $18.00) is darker. Urban Decay Peace (P, $18.00) is lighter. NARS South Pacific #1 (P, $24.00) is similar. MAC Parrot (LE, $15.00) is slightly darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

ColourPop Lace Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “deep rich blue violet with a pearlized finish.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark violet purple with a blackened purple base and lighter purple shimmer and amethyst glitter. I thought this one was a bit trickier to get opaque color coverage with using a brush, as it tended to look darker and less vibrant when applied with a brush (the same brush I could use with the previous three without issue). The first time I swatched it, the color payoff was very intense, but every subsequent time, it was weaker. The texture was blendable, and it stayed on well without any fading or creasing over a ten-hour period. MAC Victorian Plum (LE, $19.50) is darker. Ardency Inn Royal (P, $21.00) is lighter. Sleek MakeUP Simbad’s Seas (LE, $9.99) is bluer. Sleek MakeUP Bliss in Barcelona (LE, $9.99) is more muted. Disney by Sephora Sea Witch (LE) is less shimmery. MAC Pink Union #2 (LE, $21.00) is lighter. Inglot #439 (P, $6.00) is warmer, less sparkly. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sour

LELimited Edition. $6.00.
A
A
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

Chipper

LELimited Edition. $6.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Pop Rocks

LELimited Edition. $6.00.
A
A
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

Lace

PPermanent. $6.00.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
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ColourPop Sour Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Sour Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Sour Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Sour Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Sour Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Sour Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Sour Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Sour Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Chipper Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Chipper Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Chipper Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Chipper Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Chipper Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Chipper Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Chipper Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Chipper Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Pop Rocks Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Pop Rocks Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Pop Rocks Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Pop Rocks Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Pop Rocks Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Pop Rocks Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Pop Rocks Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Pop Rocks Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Lace Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Lace Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Lace Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Lace Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Lace Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Lace Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Lace Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Lace Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Lace Super Shock Shadow
Sour, Chipper, Pop Rocks, Lace, Truth Super Shock Shadows; Stila Ultramarine eyeliner

ColourPop Lace Super Shock Shadow
Sour, Chipper, Pop Rocks, Lace, Truth Super Shock Shadows; Stila Ultramarine eyeliner

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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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I only use fingers if brushes don’t work, which is rare (I’ll mention if I had to use fingers in the review) and has only been a few shades. I don’t like using fingertips personally – mine are just too big – can’t get any precision. I use flat synthetic brushes or MAC 239s.

Usually after a day of a lot of blah products, I have to test something that has a better chance of being decent (or else it can just be a downer!), and I continued to be so impressed by how EASY it was to get rich, opaque color and blend everything together. It was easy. I didn’t struggle. It didn’t feel like a waste of time, energy, or money. It was such a relief to be reminded that good products exist. That they’re $5 is truly icing on the cake.

Sour is awesome. I must get it. I have Lace, and I absolutely love it. It’s so gorgeous on. The other two shades are pretty, but on the pastel side for me. I am really loving the eye look you did!

I am eagerly waiting for my Colorpop order to come in, Pop Rocks and Lace are among them and I am so excited to try them all out! Your eye look is stunning!

Hi! Are these a cream or.powder product? I love the look of them, but cream eye shadows are no match for my greasy, hooded eyes. (Even a cream eyeshafowyou gave an A to would crease after only four hours, even with primer and powder on top!)

The eye look is so absolutely stunning, Christine! I really want to try Colour Pop shadows eventually, overall the formula looks amazing.

Thanks to your review, Christine!
LACE is just stunning! It was on my wish list. Now, with your approval, it is on my buying list. Can’t wait to try it !!!!!

(Note: What a phenomenal look you created !!!!!)

(Lauren)

This eye look is so so so beautiful! How you combine the colors and everything, that takes quite a lot of experience, I love it! I need to order from Colorpop and try these

What a pretty look! I need to try their eyeshadows soon!! only tried their lipstick so far but I love them.

will you be trying their blushes? they look amazing

Yeah, I did expect processing to take longer due to the volume – I think it’s been 5 or 6 business days (Monday was a holiday, technically!), depending on whether they count the day of the order or not. I did send a note to CS to verify that my order is in line and not in some crazy limbo, though, just in case 🙂

Sour and Chipper are sooo gorgeous. Definitely colors for a Care Bears’ world. This pigmentation is really good. And thank you so much to do a blended makeup so we can appreciate the value of the eye shadows even more. <3

What gorgeous colours – and your eye look is stunning Christine. No wonder you favour these products as your best drugstore find. I hope Dior et al are reading this!

Thank you, Genevieve! They’re really easy to use, and EASE is something I greatly appreciate these days after having to struggle through some $50+ palette.

Oh my gosh, I’m drooling so hard over these and your eye look! I’m on a no-buy right now (just until my trip to Iceland is paid off completely!) but I definitely want to try some Colour Pop shadows! And Lippies!

arg! i just placed an order the other day but Chipper is MUST HAVE!!! /cry

Christine, would you mind listing a few of your favorite synthetic brushes for use with cream shadows? ones with small brush heads since i have tiny lids?

i agree with everyone else that this is a particularly stunning look!

thanks!

/blush i actually read this post before and picked up some of the Hakuhodo brushes while i was at IMATS LA. i actually love the J242 brush for dark colors in the outer v area. i completely forgot you mentioned it as a cream shadow brush because usually people recommend a flat top synthetic for it. may i ask how often you wash your Hakuhodo brushes?

I wash mine after each use, but I have a lot of brushes, so I’m not washing each brush daily (since I rotate through what I have) 🙂 Any brush I use with cream products I’d still wash immediately after use, and same with any powder product that might be prone to staining (whether or not I had others available!).

Such beautiful colours, and your look with them is great! I really like Sour and Chipper especially, combining yellow-greens with blue-greens is one of my favourite things 😀

Pop Rocks looks absolutely amazing, but how well do the other marbled colours translate? It looks mostly blue in the swatch, but do you think the pink might start to show up as you work through the shadow?

WHUMP

(that was the sound of a Rogue falling off her perch in the shadows, after having a squee-attack at being presented not only with a chartreuse, a turquoise and a phenomenal purple, but also a fabulous eye makeup look)

😀

Sour, Chipper and Pop rocks.. such a beautiful shades.. <3 <3

Totally my types.. adding them my must have list! plus your eye makeup is way prettyy.. 🙂

Oh man, can’t wait until they introduce international shipping. I really want to get some of the eyeshadows… and probably some lip colours as well.

Hello Christine! 🙂

First of all, i absolutely LOVE the eye look you did here! it makes me think of all things magical and happy and pretty and i love that!! 🙂

I just have a question about these shadows(forgive me if it’s been discussed before), do you think using them as liner (or possibly a liner topper) is going to be advisable? 🙂 Like would it move around or transfer? 🙂 I don’t do eye makeup well so i figured these might look nice as a pop of color parallel to the usual black liner 🙂

Thank you so much!!! ^____^/

I think you can smudge over a liner, but as a liner, it may be harder to get precision/opacity with such a thin brush. I don’t think they would move around, though!

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