ColourPop x Kathleen Lights Twinkling Lights Super Shock Shadow Quad Review & Swatches

Twinkling Lights

Colour Pop Twinkling Lights Super Shock Shadow Quad ($18.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a new, limited edition set of cream-to-powder eyeshadows in peach, rosy coral, orange-coral, and rich, red-coral. Each shade can be purchased individually if preferred, which is always nice. I enjoyed using three of the four shades but found one, Light Up, to be disappointing.

Twinkling Lights
A-

Limited Edition

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
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Light Up

Light Up is a medium coral with warm undertones and flecks of gold glitter. The texture felt wet to the touch, and while it seemed creamy and blendable, it was hard to apply evenly. In order to achieve more buildable, even coverage, I had to use my fingertip to press and pat the product on. I didn’t have much luck using brushes, as the eyeshadow seemed to move without building up, which yielded a clumpy, uneven effect on my lid. Once on, the eyeshad wore well for 10 hours without fading or creasing, and it had just a touch of fallout.

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).

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Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Silica, Isododecane, Boron Nitride, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyltrimethylsiloxysilicate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Tin Oxide, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Propylene Carbonate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Light Up
C-

Limited Edition

6
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
9.5
Longevity
3
Application
71%
Total

Glisten

Glisten is a light-medium peach with warm undertones and a satiny sheen. It had rich color coverage that adhered well to bare skin in a single layer. The consistency was lightly creamy, smooth, and easy to work with, as it went on evenly and blended out well along the edges. It stayed on nicely for 10 hours without fading or creasing on me.

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, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Isododecane, Boron Nitride, Silica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyltrimethylsiloxysilicate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Tin Oxide, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Propylene Carbonate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035).

Glisten
Glisten
A+

Limited Edition

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
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Vela

Vela is a medium-dark coral with strong, warm orange undertones and cooler pink sparkle and finer shimmer. It had rich pigmentation that applied well to bare skin with even, smooth coverage that blended out nicely along the edges. The texture felt lightly spongy, smooth, and emollient enough to be easy to work with but not slip or slide on my lid. This shade lasted well for 10 hours without fading or creasing on my lid.

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, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Silica, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Boron Nitride, Isododecane, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyltrimethylsiloxysilicate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Propylene Carbonate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Vela
Vela
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

Blitzen

Blitzen is a rich, coral-red with warm undertones and flecks of gold and pink shimmer and larger sparkle. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer with a smooth, lightly emollient texture that was thin and lightweight, which ensured it dried down without sinking into my fine lines or getting into my crease. It applied evenly and blended out easily along the edges (ever after it was dry). It wore well for 10 hours without fading, creasing, or having fallout.

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, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Isododecane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone/Vinyltrimethylsiloxysilicate Crosspolymer, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Propylene Carbonate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Blitzen
Blitzen
A

Limited Edition

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
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Colour Pop Twinkling Lights Super Shock Shadow Quad

Colour Pop Twinkling Lights Super Shock Shadow Quad

Colour Pop Twinkling Lights Super Shock Shadow Quad

Colour Pop Twinkling Lights Super Shock Shadow Quad

ColourPop Twinkling Lights | Look Details

ColourPop Twinkling Lights | Look Details

ColourPop Twinkling Lights | Look Details

ColourPop Twinkling Lights | Look Details

ColourPop Twinkling Lights | Look Details

Colour Pop Twinkling Lights Super Shock Shadow Quad

Colour Pop Light Up Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Light Up Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Light Up Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Light Up Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Light Up Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Glisten Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Glisten Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Glisten Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Glisten Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Vela Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Vela Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Vela Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Vela Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Vela Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Blitzen Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Blitzen Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Blitzen Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Blitzen Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Blitzen Super Shock Shadow

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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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Blitzen and Vela are standout shades for me. But; do I *need* them with my owning the PMGL Bronze Seduction palette? Or does Blitz Flame and Rose Gold 005 “cover” it adequately? 🤔

I think they would work fine as a blush, but anything that has issues with evenness/patchiness on the eyes will likely have similar issues on the cheeks.

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