ColourPop Throws It Back Fall 2015 Super Shock Shadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)

ColourPop Super Shock Shadows
ColourPop Super Shock Shadows

ColourPop Mixed Tape Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone cool grey.” It’s a medium, purple-taupe with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was easy to use and applied very true-to-pan. The wear was fantastic–there was no fading or creasing after ten hours of wear. Rouge Bunny Rouge Delicate Hummingbird (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Zoeva Wrapped in Silk (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Nashville (PiP, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 6 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Bluff (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Cherie (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Swell (DC, $10.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Aristocratic Aura (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Romp (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). YSL Taupe Drop (03) (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Dior Rose Garden #5 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Pearl Fantasy (LE, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Up Too Slate (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Candied Violet (PiP, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Inglot #420 (P, $7.00) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Dangerous Cuvee (P, $18.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Espresso (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Party Time Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “dusty mauve grey.” It’s a muted, medium-dark purple-taupe with a sprinkling of very, very fine shimmer over a matte finish. It had fairly good color payoff, while the texture had the drier (but smooth) consistency of a lot of the ColourPop’s mattes, but it wasn’t too dry; the eyeshadow still spread out without losing intensity and was easy to apply on the lid. It wore well for ten hours without fading or creasing. Too Faced Mulberry (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Sugarpill Castle on the Hill (PiP, $13.00) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Plum Smoke (PiP, $23.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Be You (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). theBalm B3 (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Les Tendres #4 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sydney Grace Grounds (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Melt Cosmetics Assimilate (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). LORAC Stone (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Tarte I Think I Cannes (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Cle de Peau Baby Universe #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Wet 'n' Wild VI Purple #6 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Zoeva Old Master (PiP, ) is cooler (80% similar). NARS Charade #2 (DC, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Straight Trippin’ Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “deep black with a slight hint of a violet hue.” It’s a purpled burgundy with warm, plummy undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a fairly blendable texture, but it ran a little drier, so it needed extra blending to ensure it didn’t look uneven or patchy when applied. The color lasted for ten hours without any fading or creasing that I could see. Tarte Glamorous (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Meow! (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Pat McGrath Xtreme Aubergine (PiP, $25.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Jet (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #5 (LE, ) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Boudoir Noir (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Shana (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarte My Own Cotes de Rhone (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Wonder by Wonder (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Huckleberry (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Power Plum (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Tisse Beverly Hills #4 (PiP, ) is cooler (85% similar). Dior Eclectic #5 (LE, ) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Video Emotions (LE, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Jungle Love (LE, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Deep Dahlia (DC, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Doe-a-Deer (LE, $5.00) is lighter (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Enchanted #4 (LE, ) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Plaid Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “deep blackened olive.” It’s a deepened olive green with subtle, warm khaki undertones and fine khaki and green shimmer. It was intensely pigmented with a really creamy, blendable texture that still applied with full intensity to the lid. At this point, I sound like a broken record, but after ten hours of wear, it still looked as good as it did initially applied. Clarins Forest #3 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Cobra (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Hot Box (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Shade V (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Last Dance #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Smoky Emerald (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever ME310 Fir Tree Green (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Giorgio Armani Eclipse (03) (P, $36.00) is lighter (80% similar). theBalm #42 (P, $6.50) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). LORAC Menace (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

All of these eyeshadows are limited edition and will be available on August 27th.

Mixed Tape
A

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Party Time
A-

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Straight Trippin'
B

Limited Edition

8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
86%
Total
Plaid
Plaid
A+

Limited Edition

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
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ColourPop Mixed Tape Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Mixed Tape Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Mixed Tape Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Mixed Tape Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Mixed Tape Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Mixed Tape Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Mixed Tape Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Mixed Tape Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Party Time Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Party Time Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Party Time Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Party Time Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Party Time Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Party Time Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Party Time Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Party Time Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Straight Trippin' Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Straight Trippin’ Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Straight Trippin' Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Straight Trippin’ Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Straight Trippin' Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Straight Trippin’ Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Straight Trippin' Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Straight Trippin’ Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Plaid Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Plaid Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Plaid Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Plaid Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Plaid Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Plaid Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Plaid Super Shock Shadow
ColourPop Plaid Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Plaid Super Shock Shadow
Mixed Tape, Party Time, Straight Trippin’, Plaid
with Sephora Love Affair Eyeliner (with Mixed Tape over it)

ColourPop Plaid Super Shock Shadow
Mixed Tape, Party Time, Straight Trippin’, Plaid
with Sephora Love Affair Eyeliner (with Mixed Tape over it)

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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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They pretty much last until I take them off (I do not typically test for 16 hours unless that’s a specific claim — I usually go a little beyond whatever the stated claim, e.g. if it said 12 hours, I would go 13-14 hours, depending on how good it was still at 12 hours – if that makes sense!).

Hi Christine! If this makes any difference to any ladies out there, I put my make up on at 5:30 AM, wear all day, go jogging from 7:30 PM until 8:15 PM (and sweat my rear off here in Mississippi), and the colourpop eyeshadows still look the same as when I put them on!!!! They are incredible I wear nothing else anymore.

Also, as a bonus, I have found they make any eyeliner applied on top of them last longer without smearing or migration. I am obsessed.

When I received my first colourpop order this week & tested them out on my arm at work and showed the girls… after trying to get them off, without makeup remover, it was a bit difficult, I was impressed!

Mixed Tape immediately caught my eye but I’m really drawn to plaid as well, I love the look you did with the two. I also need Stereo from the other half of your review, it just screams autumn

Ahha I love when you give all the products I want to buy glowing reviews. Once this drops, I am 100% picking up Mixed Tape, Party Time, & Plaid. I’m still unsure about the rest, but those three shades are must haves!

Mixed Tape and Straight trippin are must haves for this lady here…WOW…I really love the color payoff just on the swatch….I love the eye look you created as well :). Is there a release date for these? Thanks!

This eye look has me fawning over here; you look absolutely mauve-alous!!! I MUST have all 4 of these magni`fe shades! Yes, a major ColourPop haul up ahead, LoL!

Sooo, I just placed my CP order about 15-20 minutes ago, and now I am having some concerns. It would appear that Plaid *may* have been changed into a matte??? Worried ?

CoulourPop does it again! Plaid is amazing. Really they all look pretty amazing for $5! I’m totally going to be bringing back the phrase “Straight trippin’ ” around here too! πŸ˜€

I might get Plaid after all. I can see it being a good base for any green eyeshadow or if I want something like UD Lounge to pull more green.

Help Christine!!
I love these eyeshadows, have many and plan to buy more and while I use my fingers to put on, is there a brush you recommend to apply these with? I haven’t found a holy grail brush for these eyeshadows yet!

Love the Mixed Tape and Plaid colours the best. Such a great range at a fabulous price. No wonder they are so popular. Love your eye look Christine – really pretty.

I’m feeling conflicted over here! LOL I really love Party Time but I’m afraid it would end up making my eyes look bruised. Unless my color settings betray me, it appears to lean blue.

It is a cooler shade, but you could pair it with other colors to make it lean more or less another tone – or give it more contrast so it doesn’t look like a bruise!

I haven’t been tempted much by ColorPop, but Mixed Tape looks really interesting! Is it really possible to have too many taupes? Hmmm.

looks like another colourpop order will be made very soon .

i usually don’t gravitate towards cool shades like mixed tape & party time , but i’m liking the purple tones in them

plaid is a beauty !

i recently bought my first colourpop eyeshadows (animal & erotic) & i’m in love with the formula . i know they claim they’re not to be used for the eye area , but i’ve tried them & had no problems with staining/allergic reactions .

if anyone has suggestions for more neutral ‘everyday’ colourpop eyeshadows , please let me know !

I love how with the cream formulations, they actually go on a little lighter than the pot, so you can still see the color itself πŸ™‚

Christine, the eye look is beautiful, but I’m a little confused. You list the shadow used as Plaid, but it looks like you used the “purple-y” shadows to create the look. Is my monitor off, or does layering Mixed Tape over Plaid make Mixed Tape look more purple? Thank you!

Interesting – I’m confused? intrigued? (I can’t think of the word) that you can’t see the green through the purple. Regardless of my confusion, it’s a beautiful look, and I may have to add a few more of these shadows to my cart when this collection is released. lol

Oy! My bank account was actually hoping this fall collection from CP would get terrible reviews across the board, so I wouldn’t be tempted. But after holding strong against the 87 shades of Flat Interior Wall Paint for Lips (sorry! LOL) and “Strobing” kits, this fall collection is making me cave in…. there goes another chunk of my money in Colourpop’s direction!

This review forced me to head to the Colourpop site and order all of the colors here plus Central Perk. What fantastic, different colors! I love them all. How do they do it? (Both the colors and the magic pull to spend money…)

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