ColourPop Summer Solstice Super Shock Shadow Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

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ColourPop Summer Solstice Super Shock Shadow Quad
ColourPop Summer Solstice Super Shock Shadow Quad
ColourPop Summer Solstice Super Shock Shadow Quad
ColourPop Summer Solstice Super Shock Shadow Quad
ColourPop Summer Solstice Super Shock Shadow Quad
ColourPop Summer Solstice Super Shock Shadow Quad
ColourPop Summer Solstice Super Shock Shadow Quad
ColourPop Summer Solstice Super Shock Shadow Quad
ColourPop Summer Solstice Super Shock Shadow Quad
ColourPop Summer Solstice Super Shock Shadow Quad
ColourPop Summer Solstice Super Shock Shadow Quad
ColourPop Summer Solstice Super Shock Shadow Quad
ColourPop Summer Solstice Super Shock Shadow Quad
ColourPop Summer Solstice Super Shock Shadow Quad
ColourPop Summer Solstice Super Shock Shadow Quad

Summer Solstice

ColourPop Summer Solstice Super Shock Shadow Quad ($18.00 for 0.28 oz.) includes four, full-sized cream eyeshadows in an assortment of copper and brown hues. All four performed similarly with respect to wear and application, though two were more emollient and were not quite as pigmented as the other two. Overall, I liked the set of shades an found them to work well without much effort.

Summer Solstice

LELimited Edition. $18.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total
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ColourPop Sundance Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Sundance Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Sundance Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Sundance Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Sundance Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Sundance Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Sundance Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Sundance Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Sundance Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Sundance Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Sundance Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Sundance Super Shock Shadow

Sundance

Sundance is a muted, medium copper with warm, golden undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation in a single layer, though it was not opaque, and it wasn’t buildable to full coverage as the texture had a bit too much slip to abide to layering. On the lid, I do not think it was particularly noticeable that it wasn’t opaque due to my warmer skin tone but may be more apparent on others. The color stayed on well without creasing for ten hours on me.

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.

Sundance

PPermanent. $6.00.
B+
B+
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
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ColourPop Summer Side Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Summer Side Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Summer Side Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Summer Side Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Summer Side Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Summer Side Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Summer Side Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Summer Side Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Summer Side Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Summer Side Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Summer Side Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Summer Side Super Shock Shadow

Summer Side

Summer Side is a medium-dark, coppery brown with warm, red-orange undertones and a pearly sheen. It had excellent color payoff in a single layer. The eyeshadow applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin when I used a flat, synthetic brush. The texture was smooth, lightly emollient, and easy to blend out along the edges. On me, it was still going strong after ten hours of wear. I’d love to see more of this type of finish from ColourPop’s Super Shock Shadows.

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.

Summer Side

PPermanent. $6.00.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
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ColourPop Lightning Bug Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Lightning Bug Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Lightning Bug Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Lightning Bug Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Lightning Bug Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Lightning Bug Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Lightning Bug Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Lightning Bug Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Lightning Bug Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Lightning Bug Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Lightning Bug Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Lightning Bug Super Shock Shadow

Lightning Bug

Lightning Bug is a medium-dark, coppery brown with large flecks of copper sparkle. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a moderately emollient consistency, which was likely why the base color wasn’t fully opaque. There was a noticeable grit to the texture as there was just a ton of the micro-glitter/glitter in it. Luckily, the cream formula excelled at keeping the majority of those glittery bits intact throughout the ten hours of wear–there was just a minor amount of fallout after all was said and done.

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.

Lightning Bug

PPermanent. $6.00.
B
B
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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ColourPop Noontide Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Noontide Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Noontide Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Noontide Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Noontide Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Noontide Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Noontide Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Noontide Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Noontide Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Noontide Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Noontide Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Noontide Super Shock Shadow

Noontide

Noontide is a dark, chocolaty brown with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The color payoff was opaque in a single layer, while the texture was smooth, blendable, and just emollient enough to make it easy to work with on the lid but still give rich, even coverage with a brush or fingertip. This shade wore well for ten hours and was still going strong at that point.

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.

Noontide

PPermanent. $6.00.
A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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This is a gorgeous little set, but, to me, what stops it from being a perfect workday wonder is the glittery gold shade. There really isn’t need for a glittery number in this set and the shade would have been just as lovely without the addition of glitter.
Thank you so much for reviewing this set and take your time with everything else. The make up will still be there tomorrow – no need to rush.
Your eye look was stunning too.

Wow, Noontide is a great dark brown. I’m not really interested in the set, but if they sell Noontide by itself, I’m interested. Nice look too Christine.

Noontide and Summer Side look so lux and rich! Sundance is a beautiful color, but I’m not too keen on the sheer, unbuildable formula on it, though.

Ugh, why did I read this 🙁 I already have so many Colourpop Ssshadows, and probably a few similar to these. But still want them, because they’re coppery shades…

Lightning bug is on my next list along with Summer Side both so pretty! Love those copier and with a hint of red on green hazel eyes! Uh! La! La!

With synthetic brushes! Nothing in particular – probably 20+ different brushes I reach for depending on what’s clean!

Is there a good technique you prefer to blending out the edges? Colourpop says to dip a fluffy brush into the color and use that, but I don’t see how a fluffy brush would pick up anything. Do you have a favorite brush that you usually reach for?

They look nice but how many similar shades of beige, orange, and brown will colourpop keep putting out ? I feel like I have seen these in many of their previous Limited edition releases.

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