ColourPop Sugar, Empire, Rex, Krinkle, Etiquette, Friskie Super Shock Shadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

ColourPop Empire Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Empire Super Shock Eyeshadow

Here are reviews for eight of ColourPop Super Shock Shadows ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) — a few of these are discontinued/were limited edition, but they were incorporated into the looks initially, so hopefully the dupes will help or otherwise inspire you on how to wear them if you picked them up during the holidays. Perhaps we’ll see a few come back this holiday!

ColourPop Sugar Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “metallic silvery blue with … glitter.” It’s a light-medium, silvery-gray with a bluish-tint and sparkle that has a more metallic finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that went on fairly smoothly, though it didn’t build too well as it tends to thicken up on the lid when layered. It lasted for ten hours without creasing but had some fall out. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Snow Flurry Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is an antique gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had mostly opaque color coverage that was fairly smooth and blendable on the skin. On me, it wore well for ten hours without creasing or fading. This shade was limited edition. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Empire Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “fiercely rich emerald green.” It’s a medium-dark, emerald green with subtle warm undertones with cooler-toned green sparkle. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that was buildable to mostly opaque coverage. It was a little more emollient than other shades, so it was more prone to sheering out. The color lasted for ten hours without fading or creasing. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Rex Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “black drenched with multiple shades of blue glitter.” It’s a medium-dark black with light blue and navy blue micro-glitter. It had so-so color payoff–the black base was noticeably sheer. The upside is the cream-based formula holds the glitter better than a powder would have, but this shade was difficult to work with as it tended to look uneven applied. I had noticeable fall out over time with this shade, though the color didn’t crease for ten hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Sleigh Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “icy sage sprinkled with tons of multicolored glitter.” It’s a muted, light-medium antique gold with silver and gold micro-glitter. It had good color payoff and applied easily, though it is pretty glittery so it doesn’t go on quite as smoothly as other shades. The color stayed in place for ten hours but had some fall out over time. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Krinkle Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “smoky blue loaded with silver and gold glitter in a metallic finish.” It’s a muted, medium-dark gray-ish blue with gold and silver glitter. The texture of this is creamier than a lot of the other shades in the formula, but it is very sparkly, which gives it a more textured feel and a tendency to apply a little unevenly. The effect is pretty cool in person, but it’s one of those textures that doesn’t photograph as well. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that is best applied with only light blending or else the glitter gets everywhere. The underlying bluish coloring lasted for ten hours, but I had some fall out over time. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Etiquette Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “true royal blue in a pearlized finish.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark navy blue with a pearly sheen. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that went on smoothly and evenly, while the color stayed on for ten hours without creasing or fading. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Friskie Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “rich black doused with high levels of silver glitter and hints of pink glitter.” It’s a medium-dark black with silver glitter. The base was semi-sheer, which made this shade difficult to apply evenly. When blending, the glitter tended to lift and clump together at times. This was one that really was better applied by patting on with a fingertip rather than a brush. I had some fall out over time, though I didn’t have any creasing over ten hours. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Sugar
Sugar
B-

Permanent

7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
Snow Flurry
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total
Empire
Empire
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
Rex
Rex
C-

Permanent

6
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
72%
Total
Sleigh
Sleigh
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Krinkle
Krinkle
B

Limited Edition

8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
Etiquette
Etiquette
A

Limited Edition

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Friskie
Friskie
D

Permanent

6
Product
5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
66%
Total
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ColourPop Snow Flurry Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Snow Flurry Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Snow Flurry Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Snow Flurry Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Snow Flurry Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Snow Flurry Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Snow Flurry Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Snow Flurry Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Sugar Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Sugar Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Sugar Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Sugar Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Sugar Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Sugar Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Sugar Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Sugar Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Rex Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Rex Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Rex Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Rex Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Rex Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Rex Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Rex Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Rex Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Empire Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Empire Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Empire Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Empire Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Empire Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Empire Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Empire Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Empire Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Sleigh  Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Sleigh Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Sleigh  Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Sleigh Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Sleigh  Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Sleigh Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Sleigh  Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Sleigh Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Krinkle Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Krinkle Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Krinkle Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Krinkle Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Krinkle Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Krinkle Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Krinkle Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Krinkle Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Etiquette Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Etiquette Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Etiquette Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Etiquette Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Etiquette Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Etiquette Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Etiquette Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Etiquette Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Friskie Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Friskie Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Friskie Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Friskie Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Friskie Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Friskie Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Friskie Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Friskie Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Super Shock Eyeshadow
Sugar (inner lid), Snow Flurry (middle of lid), Empire (outer lid),
Rex (crease), Sephora Good Mood Eyeliner

ColourPop Super Shock Eyeshadow
Sugar (inner lid), Snow Flurry (middle of lid), Empire (outer lid),
Rex (crease), Sephora Good Mood Eyeliner

ColourPop Super Shock Eyeshadow
Sleigh (inner lid), Krinkle (middle of lid), Etiquette (outer lid),
Friskie (crease), Ardency Inn Dark Blue Eyeliner

ColourPop Super Shock Eyeshadow
Sleigh (inner lid), Krinkle (middle of lid), Etiquette (outer lid),
Friskie (crease), Ardency Inn Dark Blue Eyeliner

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Product Availability

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow $5.00/0.07 OZ.
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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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Ahhh, it’s been a while since I’ve purchased a shimmery shadow as I’ve been preferring matte shades recently, but these are practically impossible to ignore. Love these, and the price looks great, too!

Snow Flurry + Sleigh are SO CLOSE; i get no sage at all from the latter. NO wonder they have the same dupes. As is often true, you slay me with the eyeliner. Good Mood. Yes! And i was able to get the last of that winter set marked down at the local S. Good Mood alone was worth the price. Your looks are fab + you work even the lesser offerings into something very beautiful.

So glad you were able to score that set, KJH! The liners are fab and well worth it at $10, but the sets are a real steal.

colour pop is killing me! every time I think I have ordered every color that I want, the come out with new pretties!

Empire is stunning! I love emerald greens and although it’s rating is a little lower than the others, this shade has my heart! 🙂

It’s pretty! Emerald green is hard to do (seemingly), and I imagine a cream form makes it a little harder still.

OMG, love the eye looks you did! I have similar colors for Krinkle & Sleigh & Sugar, but I’m tempted. And I do hope they bring back Snow Flurry, it’s gorgeous and the NARS dupe is a lot pricier . I see another haul soon!

I wish I could get them to blend together for an eye look like you have! They’re my favorite, but still difficult to work with.. I’ve yet to find a brush that picks them up.

I have Rex, and luckily I don’t have any problems with it being sheer or uneven (and I don’t use a base or primer). I like it a lot!

Beautiful shades. I love that even the shades that don’t get A’s usually just need some primer or glitter glue primer. For $5, I’m willing to do a little extra, especially since the payoff for me has always been gorgeous.

I love the looks you created, Christine! 🙂 I really like Sugar and Krinkle! Wish that ColourPop was available in the UK 🙁

I will definitely be adding empire, sleigh and ettiquette to my quickly growing collection of ColourPop products. Have you tried any of their highlighter Christine? I just got my order yesterday and I had to try on all 4 that i bought…I probably shouldn’t have tried on all 4 at once…I looked like a disco ball but …a pretty one…hehe

Even though I only rarely wear blues, I would most definitely wear and even rock that 2nd look! Now I need Sleigh, Krinkle and Rex! These are so beautiful.

I have Krinkle and MORE on its way to me. Second order this month and it’s only been 5 days. :0 ColourPop has me good! <3

Love these colours, especially Sugar, Snow Flurry, Empire, Sleigh, Krinkle and Etiquette. For $5 each, they are amazing and put a lot of HE brands to shame.
Your eye looks are stunning Christine – really beautiful.

I have all of these colors except for Sugar and Snow Flurry, and I absolutely love ColourPop. For $5, this product is worth it. The pictures do not do justice for these products. The only thing is that they are extremely difficult to apply with a brush (what brush does anyone else use that works?), so I use my fingertip to apply. But the vibrancy is amazing. There is no fallout because of the creamy consistency. I really have no complaints about these shadows. They can be a bit difficult to blend, but once the color is on, it is stunning! Thanks for the great looks, Christine! They look great!

I use MAC 239s, but I’ve also used MAC 242s, Chikuhodo GSN-09s, and various IT Cosmetics eye brushes no problem. There have only been a handful (really glittery ones) that apply better with fingertips, but I actually prefer brushes!

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