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).
The average rating based on all reviewed shade(s) in this formula is shown below.
Our famous long-wearing crème powder formula with a unique bouncy-like texture. It's super creamy, insanely pigmented, and has one swipe intensity with zero fallout. For Max Coverage - Use your fingertip and tap shadow directly onto the eyelid. A flat, firm synthetic brush will also work and is perfect for detailed application close to the lash line. To Blend - Use a fluffy synthetic brush with good movement, dip the tip into the shadow and apply with a "windshield wiper" movement throughout the crease of the eye for a soft and diffused look.
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Based on 57 Reviews, 262 Quick Reviews
The Good: Great Value (194), Long-wearing (144), Easy To Apply (104), Creamy (87), Blendable (81), Buttery (80), Crease-resistant (65), Smooth (60), Travel-friendly (39)
The In-Between: Highly Pigmented (93), Buildable (70), Sheer (24)
The Bad: Hard To Apply (21), Fall Out (17), Hard To Blend (15), Fades (12), Creases (6), Chalky (4), Too Little Product (4), Powdery (3)
57 Written Reviews
By Lauren 5 months ago.
I get so many compliments when I wear Milky Way SS. This is a gorgeous fushia and the blue glitters really pop. I personally use glitter glue with all my SS as I have oily lids. I just tap a bit where I want it, pat on the SS, and I can still blend the edges without needing a glitter glue on the blended area. Milky Way plays well with other shadows and on me lasts all night (usually after 8 hours I'm ready to remove it and it is still going strong so it can last well beyond 8 hours).
By Michele 7 months ago.
It's very light reflective and shimmery, yet looks natural. The Super Shock Eyeshadow formula is like halfway between a cream and powder, which makes it so easy to just quickly apply. You can apply just one layer for a sheer look or you can build it up to be more metallic. Perfect for a one and done shadow look!
By Lauren 7 months ago.
I was hoping this would be as it looks in the pan... a punchy pink with sparkle. Unfortunately, the pink is very sheer so it is kind of a tint of pink with lots of gold glitter. This does not build up and does not blend regardless of if I use my finger or a wet brush and a primer or a glitter glue. This shadow just does not build up to enough opacity to really even tell there is a hot pink base when applied to the eyelid. I tend to use this more for just topping another shade (ie, if I have a muted pink I will top with this to slightly deepen and glitter it up). This is not a great performer on its own, don't be fooled by how pretty it looks in the pan.
By Taylor 8 months ago.
My current go to for a quick simple and easy "one and done" look. Just sweep some all over the lid, and done. On my skin this looks like an olive green with silver and lighter green flash, and its stunning. Wear time over primer is usually 9ish hours before it starts to disappear into my crease. This super shock is pigmented, so a little goes a long way.
By Taylor 1 year ago.
This shade puts the glitter in "ultra-glitter". Seriously, I can only apply this by patting it on the lid with a silicone sponge, because any other way and glitter chunks just end up everywhere. All over my face, on my hands, on my socks somehow. Everywhere. I know a lot of the ultra-glitter super shock shadows have glitter fallout, but this one is absolutely terrible for it. Otherwise, its a pretty sheer shade, and the glitter is gold with a bit of a bright lime green flip, but its not special enough in my eyes to deal with the mess.
By Marlee 2 years ago.
I don't know what went wrong with this shadow. First off, this is in no way an Ultra-Metallic shadow. It doesn't have the metallic sheen that most in those finish have, and it's in fact very sheer. The color itself is beautiful, but that's the only redeeming quality of this shadow. It also smells very similar to Play-Doh in a way that the other Super Shocks do not.