ColourPop Super Shock Vault (Holiday 2018) Reviews & Swatches (Part 1 of 5)

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ColourPop Nix and Nox Super Shock Shadow Duo
ColourPop Nix and Nox Super Shock Shadow Duo
ColourPop Nix and Nox Super Shock Shadow Duo
ColourPop Nix and Nox Super Shock Shadow Duo
ColourPop Nix and Nox Super Shock Shadow Duo
ColourPop Nix and Nox Super Shock Shadow Duo
ColourPop Nix and Nox Super Shock Shadow Duo
ColourPop Nix and Nox Super Shock Shadow Duo
ColourPop Nix and Nox Super Shock Shadow Duo
ColourPop Nix and Nox Super Shock Shadow Duo
ColourPop Nix and Nox Super Shock Shadow Duo
ColourPop Nix and Nox Super Shock Shadow Duo

Nix and Nox

ColourPop Nix and Nox Super Shock Shadow Duo ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) contains a pale, bluish-teal and silvery-taupe where both shades had a glittery finish. They had wetter textures, which made them less pigmented harder to build up; they would work better as layering shades. When I applied Nox over Nix (lighter over darker), it created a silvery sage green. Both shades did last awhile, and I had slight fallout with Nix but no visible fallout with Nox.

Nix and Nox

LELimited Edition. $5.00.
C
C
6.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
9.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
74%
Total
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Editor’s Note: All of these shades are/were part of the Is This Real Life Super Shock Shadow Vault. I mistakenly thought they were going to be sold individually, so I had already applied (for testing) over a dozen shades, which I’ll be reviewing in full. Depending on what my testing schedule looks like over the next week, I may or may not end up testing the ones I haven’t yet worn. You never know with ColourPop!

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ColourPop Nix Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Nix Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Nix Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Nix Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Nix Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Nix Super Shock Shadow

Nix

Nix is a medium teal with subtle, cool undertones and flecks of gold glitter. It was more emollient, which resulted in more semi-sheer coverage that was hard to build up and apply evenly to the lid. It wore well for 10 hours with minimal fallout and no 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.

Nix

PPermanent. $6.00.
C-
C-
6.5
Product
6
Pigmentation
7
Texture
9
Longevity
3
Application
70%
Total
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ColourPop Nox Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Nox Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Nox Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Nox Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Nox Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Nox Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Nox Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Nox Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Nox Super Shock Shadow

Nox

Nox is a light, silvery taupe with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of pink and copper sparkle. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that was somewhat buildable, but it also had a more slippery texture that tended to sheer out when applied and blended out. It stayed on 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.

Nox

PPermanent. $6.00.
B-
B-
7
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
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ColourPop Ice Dream Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ice Dream Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ice Dream Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ice Dream Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ice Dream Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ice Dream Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ice Dream Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ice Dream Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ice Dream Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Super Shock Vault | Look Details
ColourPop Ice Dream Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Super Shock Vault | Look Details
ColourPop Ice Dream Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Super Shock Vault | Look Details
ColourPop Ice Dream Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Super Shock Vault | Look Details
ColourPop Ice Dream Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Super Shock Vault | Look Details
ColourPop Ice Dream Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Super Shock Vault | Look Details
ColourPop Ice Dream Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ice Dream Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ice Dream Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ice Dream Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ice Dream Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ice Dream Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ice Dream Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ice Dream Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ice Dream Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Ice Dream Super Shock Shadow

Ice Dream

ColourPop Ice Dream Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) has a transparent base with multi-colored reflective sparkles dominated by flecks of icy blue. The texture felt a little drier, almost flaky, to the touch, though it was thin and didn’t slide around when applied. It had more medium coverage when I applied it to my lid, though it sheered out when blended out. It wore well for 10 hours with slight fallout over time but no 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.

Ice Dream

PPermanent. $6.00.
C
C
7
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
76%
Total
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ColourPop Left on Thread Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Left on Thread Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Left on Thread Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Left on Thread Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Left on Thread Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Left on Thread Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Left on Thread Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Left on Thread Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Left on Thread Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Left on Thread Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Left on Thread Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Left on Thread Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Left on Thread Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Left on Thread Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Left on Thread Super Shock Shadow

Left on Thread

ColourPop Left on Thread Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium green with subtle, cool undertones and flecks of teal sparkle. It had good color coverage that was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The texture felt smooth and thin with a good dry down that I could still manipulate without creating patchiness. It lasted well for 10 hours without fading or creasing 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.

Left on Thread

PPermanent. $6.00.
A
A
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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ColourPop Illusional Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Illusional Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Illusional Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Illusional Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Illusional Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Illusional Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Illusional Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Illusional Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Illusional Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Illusional Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Illusional Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Illusional Super Shock Shadow

Illusional

ColourPop Illusional Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a deep, navy blue with strong, cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good color coverage, though it wasn’t opaque and needed to be layered for greater coverage and more true-to-pan intensity. The texture felt smooth and thin with noticeable slip, and it blended out fairly easily. This shade stayed on nicely for 10 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.

Illusional

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

Take Me Higher

ColourPop Take Me Higher Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a deep, faded blue with subtle, cool undertones–it almost read as a “warm” blue–with larger, pale gold glittery flecks. The texture felt wet to the touch and smooth, but it had a little more slip than ideal, as it resulted in a more translucent base that was harder to even out on my skin. It wore well for 10 hours without fading or creasing but had light fallout.

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.

Take Me Higher

PPermanent. $6.00.
B-
B-
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
82%
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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Because there was just no way that I could justify buying this vault for too many reasons, I’m glad to see that I have dupes for a few of these shades already. Including some of my favorite cool emerald greens and warmer blues!

These shadows look so pretty, especially those tie-dye ones! I’m kinda relieved that most of these don’t review well so far, as I know I’m not going to get them all…

My favourite shades are Illusional and Take Me Higher – really gorgeous complex blues. I am not really keen on the duos though, especially as they are not of the usual Colour Pop standard.
Love your Mint and Sapphire look Christine.

Those teals are talking mermaid to me! Nix & Nox Dr. Seuss Thing 1 and Thing Two. I do want them all but couldn’t get away with darkest ones I think I would look like a clown but those super shocks kill me each time and already have tons. Keep them coming! Lol! I doubt I’ll buy any but the Nix & Nox looks so pretty.

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