ColourPop Under the Sea, Arabian Nights, I See the Light, A Dream is a Wish... Super Shock Shadows Reviews & Swatches

Under the Sea

ColourPop Under the Sea Super Shock Shadow is a cool, minty green with a satin sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a tendency to sheer out as it seemed to have too much slip, which also resulted in it looking uneven.

I had the best luck applying it with a fluffier brush for a sheerer layer of color but couldn’t use it as a more opaque product well. It lasted decently for nine hours before fading a bit.

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.

Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Isododecane, Boron Nitride, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyltrimethylsiloxysilicate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Alumina, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Tin Oxide, Propylene Carbonate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract; MAY CONTAIN: Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Iron Oxides (CI 77019, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Under the Sea

LELimited Edition. $6.00.
C
C
7
Product
9
Pigmentation
6
Texture
9
Longevity
3
Application
76%
Total
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Arabian Nights

ColourPop Arabian Nights Super Shock Shadow is a light-medium blue with subtle, cool undertones and warmer flecks of gold sparkle over a satiny sheen. It had sheer pigmentation, which wasn’t buildable, and the product applied unevenly.

The texture did not feel dried down and still retained the spongy feel associated with the formula, but it just did not have the same coverage or application as most shades have had for me. There was fading visible after eight hours of wear.

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.

Arabian Nights

LELimited Edition. $6.00.
F
F
4
Product
5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
8
Longevity
2
Application
56%
Total
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I See the Light

ColourPop I See the Light Super Shock Shadow is a medium, pinky-lavender with flecks of gold and cooler lavender sparkle throughout. It had medium to semi-opaque color coverage, which did not build up as well due to the texture being chunkier and more prone to clumping up when layered.

I would recommend using this as more of a wash of color rather than as an intense eyeshadow. It stayed on well for 10 hours with light fallout over time.

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.

I See the Light

LELimited Edition. $6.00.
B-
B-
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
81%
Total
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A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes

ColourPop A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes Super Shock Shadow is a pale, bluish-white with cool undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was a little more emollient than ideal, but it applied fairly evenly and was buildable and blendable, so it didn’t end up being too difficult to work with. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that lasted well for 10 hours before fading.

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.

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes

LELimited Edition. $6.00.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

ColourPop Under the Sea Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Under the Sea Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Under the Sea Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Under the Sea Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Under the Sea Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Arabian Nights Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Arabian Nights Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Arabian Nights Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Arabian Nights Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop Arabian Nights Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop I See the Light Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop I See the Light Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop I See the Light Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop I See the Light Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop I See the Light Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop I See the Light Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes Super Shock Shadow

ColourPop A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes Super Shock Shadow

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Wow. I wonder why these are obviously formulated so differently? Like, way too much dimethecone or something? With the one exception being a shade I’m just not into, these are really different from CP’s usual SSS’s.

OMG – you couldn’t get a wider range of ratings than this! A- to F! I think the results of these are all over the shop and that is not like the original formula of the Super Shock shadows at all.

Ooooo that Cinderella one!!! I remember when Sephora (I think?) had the Cinderella palette and I couldn’t afford it at the time. I am going to get this shadow while I have the chance!

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