ColourPop Mint Chip Super Shock Pigment Duo ($12.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a new, limited edition duo that features a pale, lime green and a shimmering white together. Tassel was workable, and for someone who wanted a pop of white on the inner tearduct or patted on top of another shade to brighten it slightly, it did its job, but Semi Sweet was fussy, and I struggled to get it to look anywhere near decent.
LELimited Edition. $12.00.
Semi Sweet is a pale, lime green with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of silver sparkle. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a smooth, emollient texture that was thin and performed more like a powder as soon as it came into contact with my skin (fingertip or eyelid). It didn’t apply as evenly as most Super Shocks have for me in the past, and I felt like it had a tendency to look almost chalky when blended out. The wear was as expected–10 hours strong with no fading or creasing–but the coverage and look of it was a letdown.
- Urban Decay Acid Rain (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).
- Anastasia C2 (Norvina Mini Vol. 2) (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar).
- ColourPop Pose (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
- Huda Beauty Emerald #9 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
- ColourPop Sour (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
- Viseart Boheme Dream #2 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar).
- Morphe Activism (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
- Sydney Grace Dazzle (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
- Fenty Beauty Need Receipts (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
- ColourPop Best Buds (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Boron Nitride, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Isododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyltrimethylsiloxysilicate Crosspolymer, Flavor , Phenoxyethanol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Tin Oxide, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Propylene Carbonate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 10 Lake (CI 47005).
LELimited Edition. $5.00.
Tassel is a pale white with neutrla-to-cool undertones and finer pearl and larger silver micro-sparkle. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied evenly and blended out without difficulty. I didn’t find it was buildable as any attempts to do so seemed to just move the product around too much, which caused it to bunch up in places. The texture was lightly emollient, smooth to the touch, but it was thin and powder-like as soon as it was applied to my lid. It wore well for 10 hours without fading or creasing on me.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
- MAC Holy, Holy (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).
- Clarins Garden Escape #1 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar).
- MAC Pretty Punk'd (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
- Sephora + Pantone Universe Antique White (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar).
- MAC Letty Lynton (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).
- Dior Jardin #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
- MAC Permanent Press #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar).
- Chanel Tisse Jazz #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar).
- Chanel Tisse Fantaisie #2 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar).
- Buxom Velvet Snow (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).
$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.