Colour Pop Pawsitively Purrfect Super Shock Shadow ($7.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium copper with warm, brown undertones and flecks of pink and gold micro-sparkle throughout. The texture was lightly emollient without being too wet, so it was easy to pick up with fingertips or a flat, synthetic brush for application but still was quick to turn more powder-like once it came into contact with my skin.
It had semi-opaque pigmentation that was best as an accent, lid shade, or inner tearduct highlighter, as it didn’t build up to full coverage for me. The amount of shimmer and sparkle made it appear more “pigmented” on. It wore well for 10 hours without fading or creasing, and I didn’t notice any fallout.
This is a charity product where 100% of net profits will be donated to Best Friends Animal Society “to support their NKLA initiative to end the killing of dogs and cats in shelters across the country.” This is the fifth year ColourPop has done this. Last year, they raised $170,000!
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$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 Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow swatches.