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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 51 Reviews, 260 Quick Reviews
The Good: Great Value (190), Long-wearing (140), Easy To Apply (100), Creamy (84), Blendable (79), Buttery (76), Crease-resistant (64), Smooth (58), Travel-friendly (36)
The In-Between: Highly Pigmented (90), Buildable (67), Sheer (22)
The Bad: Hard To Apply (20), Fall Out (16), Hard To Blend (13), Fades (12), Creases (6), Chalky (4), Too Little Product (4), Powdery (3)
51 Written Reviews
By Taylor 3 months 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 10 months 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.
By Sabrina 11 months ago.
I personally think this shadow is difficult to apply, and for some reason it comes off in patches on the lid. I like the finished product, but I had trouble getting this colour to stick on in places on the lid. I used every method of application I can think of, and it needs finger application or a dense synthetic brush. It's annoying because I hate using my fingers for application.
By Sam 1 year ago.
This is my go-to everyday shadow. It’s nice and glittery but has minimal fallout and a gorgeous texture- the Super Shock Shadow formula is one I love. I wouldn’t suggest this for anyone who doesn’t like an ultra-glittery look, and I would definetely reccomend using this with a primer. Does fade after about 5-6 hours of wear, and can crease without a good primer.
By Kristyn 1 year ago.
I've used this colour a handful of times. It is incredibly pigmented and smooth, but it can chunk or crease and already is breaking pan. I also had some issues blending. I can see the love/hate with these. This colour is amazing, but I am not a big fan of the quality of the product. I would still recommend colour pop to anyone debating a colour or starting a collection. It is a great building block and is definitely better than similarly priced products; in some cases, way more expensive products. I am fair/light eyed.
By Kristyn 1 year ago.
I am fair, light eyes, and I had problems with blendability and staying power. I also don't use often and am breaking pan already (purchased December 2017). If you are sold on the color, I would recommend checking out some of the dupes if you are experiencing similar issues.