ColourPop x Amanda Steele Super Shock Shadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/04

Colour Pop Steele Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Steele Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Steele Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Steele Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Steele Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Steele Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Steele Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Steele Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Steele Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Steele Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Steele Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Steele Super Shock Shadow

Steele

ColourPop Steele Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a very pale pink with lavender and silver glitter. It had semi-sheer coverage, which was not buildable, and the consistency felt drier than average so it did not blend out as easily. I had the best luck using my fingertip to blend out the color (I think the warmth of my skin helped). The color lasted for nine hours before creasing subtly.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.07 oz. - $71.43 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 Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, DIMETHICONE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SILICA, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, ISODODECANE, C30-45 ALKYL CETEARYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, BORON NITRIDE, DIMETHICONE/VINYLTRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE CROSSPOLYMER, PHENOXYETHANOL, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, TIN OXIDE, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), MICA (CI 77019), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).

Steele
Steele
C

Limited Edition

6
Product
6
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4
Application
73%
Total

01/04

Colour Pop Ignition Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Ignition Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Ignition Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Ignition Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Ignition Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Ignition Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Ignition Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Ignition Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Ignition Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Ignition Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Ignition Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Ignition Super Shock Shadow

Ignition

ColourPop Ignition Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light-medium lavender with silvery sparkle. It had good color payoff with a fairly smooth texture, though mine plopped out when I opened it (note to self: do not open upside down!) and broke apart–it was still malleable and could be pushed back together, but only to a degree. I think it was still drier than most Super Shock Shadows, though, which might have been what caused it to lift away from the interior pan. It did not blend out as easily for me as other shades have in the past. It lasted for ten hours with minimal fall out.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.07 oz. - $71.43 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 Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, ALUMINUM CALCIUM SODIUM SILICATE, DIMETHICONE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, ISODODECANE, C30-45 ALKYL CETEARYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, SILICA, DIMETHICONE/VINYLTRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE CROSSPOLYMER, BORON NITRIDE, TITANIUM/ TITANIUM DIOXIDE, PHENOXYETHANOL, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, TIN OXIDE, MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), CARMINE (CI 75470), MICA (CI 77019), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891).

Ignition
Ignition
A-

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
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01/04

Colour Pop Hydroplane Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Hydroplane Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Hydroplane Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Hydroplane Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Hydroplane Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Hydroplane Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Hydroplane Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Hydroplane Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Hydroplane Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Hydroplane Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Hydroplane Super Shock Shadow
Colour Pop Hydroplane Super Shock Shadow

Hydroplane

ColourPop Hydroplane Super Shock Shadow ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark blue-teal with pink and silver sparkle over a pearl finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage, which I did not find to be that buildable; in fact, the more emollient texture made it more prone to sheering out and looking patchy on the lid. I normally have no problems applying and working with the formula using brushes (flat, firm, synthetic ones!), this one puzzled me–and I did try using my fingertip, too, but it just didn’t go on very well. Though it did not look good on, the formula was still very long-wearing at ten hours of wear.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.07 oz. - $71.43 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 Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, DIMETHICONE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, ISODODECANE, BORON NITRIDE, ALUMINUM CALCIUM SODIUM SILICATE, SILICA, C30-45 ALKYL CETEARYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, DIMETHICONE/VINYLTRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE CROSSPOLYMER, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, PHENOXYETHANOL, TIN OXIDE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER, PALMITIC ACID, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), MICA (CI 77019), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140).

Hydroplane
C+

Limited Edition

7
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
10
Longevity
3.5
Application
79%
Total
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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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Wow, how disappointing 🙁 CP can do so much better. But I will buy Ignition the single, since it’s unique and makes a nice pastel for spring

Love Ignition! Those bright, yet verging on pastel shades of lavender always get me every time. Very flattering to my teal-green eyes, bringing out the greener hues in them.
I also love how Hydroplane swatched, but am dismayed at how it applied for you in actual lid application. Wish it had done better.

I think Steele is goign to just be for adding subtle pink glitter as a topper and that’s about it – it’s not good for much else!

My Ignition shadow arrived smashed to smithereens as well, I reset it will isopropyl alcohol and it seems fine but I seem to remember the purple shade from ABH Sweets glow kit begin prone to breaking as well… I wonder if it’s a pigment/binder thing (or could be just coincidence?) – anyone else have this issue?

Could be! Very curious that yours was also smashed. Good to know that a little isopropyl alcohol will do the trick to fix it, though.

I always enjoy your reviews, particularly your eyeshadow reviews since that is my favorite makeup product. I have not tried any Colour Pop yet, but I am very interested in their new pressed powder eyeshadows. I don’t know if this is the appropriate place to make a request, but would you consider reviewing some Coastal Scents Hot Pots eyeshadows? I have read mixed reviews on them and would love your opinion.

I’ve always told myself that I need some colourpop in my life but just totally terrified of the prospect of not being able to stop once I start! The first colour, Steele looks more promising as a highlighter than a shadow!

Remind yourself they’re cream products, so they will dry out eventually – don’t get tons, just get a few to enjoy 🙂

My Ignition arrived broken and dried out too! Someone else on Instagram had the same issue. I emailed them and they replaced it without me needing to send the old one back. (Thank goodness because the cost for postage would have been like paying for a new one!) I’m happy with my replacement, no issues with it personally!

i know this might be late, but i have to ask. how does the colourpop formula compare with makeup geek foiled eyeshadows, in your opinion? i have a few of the super shock shadows and i really love them, but some of those MUG foiled shadows are calling my name…
sorry if this is off-topic! i actually almost ordered hydroplane but decided i didn’t need another turquoise XD now that i see this though maybe i should’ve picked up ignition. i could always use a cute lavender.

They’re different formulas – ColourPop’s Super Shock Shadows are a cream eyeshadow! The Makeup Geek Foiled Shadows are powder!

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