Sneak Peek: ColourPop Super Shock Eyeshadows Photos & Swatches (Part 1)

ColourPop Better Than a Sweater Collection
ColourPop Better Than a Sweater Collection

ColourPop Super Shock Eyeshadows ($5.00 for 0.07 oz.) are a cream and powder hybrid formula. If you’re familiar with MAC Electric Cool (which has nearly identical packaging, just in black), DiorShow Fusion Monos, Chanel Illusion d’Ombres, or Buxom Stay-There formulas, then this is very similar. It has a spongy consistency that’s more cream than powder eyeshadow, but it isn’t as wet as a true cream eyeshadow. I’ll be reviewing some shades from the range over the coming weeks, but first, here’s a sneak peek…

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ColourPop 3 Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop 3 Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop 3 Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop 3 Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Amaze Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Amaze Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Amaze Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Amaze Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Amira Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Amira Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Amira Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Amira Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Bae Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Bae Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Bae Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Bae Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Bandit Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Bandit Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Bandit Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Bandit Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Bubbly Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Bubbly Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Bubbly Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Bubbly Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Cheeky Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Cheeky Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Cheeky Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Cheeky Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Chipper Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Chipper Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Chipper Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Chipper Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Cricket Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Cricket Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Cricket Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Cricket Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Dare Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Dare Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Dare Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Dare Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Dasher Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Dasher Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Dasher Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Dasher Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Deck Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Deck Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Deck Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Deck Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Desert Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Desert Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Desert Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Desert Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Doe-a-Deer Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Doe-a-Deer Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Doe-a-Deer Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Doe-a-Deer Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Drift Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Drift Super Shock Eyeshadow

ColourPop Drift Super Shock Eyeshadow
ColourPop Drift Super Shock Eyeshadow

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Glad to see you review these! I like them but have only tried a few of the more shimmery shades and they could veer pretty sheer (which I like). Can’t wait to get your thoughts on a broader swatch of the range!

Pigment in Erotic, which leans less sheer than the others. Bae, also a little less sheer, especially with primer. Girly, So Quiche and I Heart This, all of which remind me of UD’s moon dust eyeshadows a little. That seem semi wet super shimmery look, which I like. But I’m really curious to hear your thoughts on these. Can’t beat the price! Thanks for doing the reviews!

I LOVE Colourpop! I bought the megan collab and not a box of chocolates collections and OMG. They are my new favorite make up line…although I’m kind of sad that you’re reviewing them since now everybody will know about them! LOL πŸ˜‰

These look like they have promise! I still find the texture a little weird, but at only $5 per, I’m much more in the mood to experiment than I would be with the MAC version (let alone Dior or Chanel versions)

I’ve come across a few for sure that find the texture weird (this type, in general, not necessarily ColourPop’s specifically), but I totally love that spongy, mostly cream but goes on more like a powder texture (as evidenced by my great love affair with Dior’s Fusion Monos!).

I guess I’d consider whether you prefer powder or cream eyeshadows, shimmers or mattes (ColourPop is heavy on the sparkle).

Wow! These look awesome, I’ve never even heard of ColourPop here in the UK.
The only one that seems to fall a tiny bit short is Doe a Deer, the rest look incredible!

Looking forward to the review, Christine!

omg awesomeee. i’ve picked up a few but its so cool you’re reviewing these too! would love to see what you think! and maybe pick up some lippies too?

Wow. These look super pigmented and shimmery. Perfect for the holiday season πŸ™‚ I can’t wait for the full review!

Dare is absolutely gorgeous. I can’t wait to see how these perform. I have some of the Dior Fusion shadows and while they’re gorgeous, it’s challenging to actually get them to transfer to the lid.

What brush do you use, Aline? Some of the LE ones and the matte ones were trickier, but the original set was really easy for me to use.

I haven’t tried any of the matte ones. I’ve pretty much given up on brushes and just use my fingers and I’ve tried the sponge tip applicator that comes with them and it think that’s ok. I’m kind of bummed that I lost so much product on my fingers, but they’re really gorgeous on and I get lots of compliments every time I use them. I wish I had the magic solution for you.

Oh, that is a bummer! I use MAC’s 239 and 242 often with them without issue. I also really like Chikuhodo’s GSN-09 with cream eyeshadows (there’s something about the fluffiness/density that works well). If you have any synthetic brushes, though, that might help as well.

Yay so happy they are getting love on your site. I have been down with them for a long time and now I see they are all the rage amongst the YouTube folks…Absolutely amazing brand that writes a personal note with every order, amazing color payoff and the lippie stix and lippie pencils are amazing as well…My favorite eyeshadow by them are Bae, Bandit, Rex, and Lace!!!

What are your favorite Lippie Stix? I did pick up a few, but I only managed to get through photographing all of the eyeshadows.

First order for me but I’ve been craving odd colours listtick the past month. lol

Between seeing the Lipbar, Yazi, and Inglot during the Saturday of imats and along with wanting to get Melt (always sold out) and Lime Crime; I figured this was a better bet. πŸ˜‰

I’m so excited you’re reviewing these! I love love love ColourPop! I have about 12 of the eyeshadows so far and I’ve been super impressed with their customer service. Will you be doing the Lippies as well? I’ve been curious about them, but haven’t purchased any yet.

I did get a few of the Lippie Stix, but it’s harder to swatch and move through a ton of lipsticks (a lot more sweat equity, LOL, with lip swatches involved), so I only picked up a few to try.

Oh my goodness, BAE is the sky!
Also like Dasher.
I had never heard about this brand. Can’t wait for your in-depth review.

Bae is calling my name. I’m not suposed to buy more make up, but I might be tempted if the review is good.

I wonder if they are “depotable” cause now I streamline my collection on Z palettes

And Dancer and Vixen and Blitzen… πŸ˜‰ They should have done all the reindeers! (I don’t even know if they did more than Dasher…)

These look pretty good! I’m not a fan of electric cools and cream shadows because they tend to crease on me, but at this price point, I wouldn’t mind picking up a few to try. They don’t look nuanced like illusion d’ombres, but some of these colours are really bright and fun!

Some shades are a lot more complex than any of Chanel’s, some are more one-note (like peach with white sparkle or something like that).

Bae looks interesting! Similar to MAC Club or UD Lounge, but with a cooler base, maybe? It looks more purple/blue rather than rust/green.

There is actually one that seemed like it might be like Club, though the duochrome isn’t very strong (IMO) when swatched or used.

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I’m looking at the header photo, the shade that is on the bottom left corner… is that one swatched in this post? If so, what is its name? Maybe you just haven’t swatched them all and I’m jumping the gun.

It might not be swatched – I only took group shots for the actual box sets I bought, and I’m just using those as a good “look at me!” photo. Bottom left is I Love This, and you’ll see it soon. I think it’s the next sneak peek πŸ™‚ They’ll all be up today. And if you’re really impatient, they’re already uploaded and viewable in the Swatch Gallery.

Will you also be reviewing the lippies? I’m not a big eyeshadow fan so I’ve been looking at the lippies for awhile but not sure what to get! Having some swatches and reviews would be so helpful!

Glad to see these on your site! I swatched a bunch of these a while ago on my blog, and have since ordered more shadows as well as some lippies. I think they’re pretty awesome!

I like these for their price a lot and its a great way for me to try out stranger colors I’d be uncomofrtable spending money on but the feel is so weird and spongey

Not a fan of the texture? You’re not the first to say it! There seems to be some who love that spongy cream eyeshadow formula (e.g. Chanel, Dior, etc.), but there are a few readers and friends who’ve been more, “Hmmm….” on them. Which ones do you have?

I can’t wait to see your reviews on these! I have been going between these and the MUG foiled shadows and would love to see how you compare them before I make a purchase!

Makeup Geek’s Foiled Eyeshadows are a powder formula, whereas these are a cream. The textures are pretty different from that perspective.

I have no idea what brand the synthetic brush is. It just says, “lips.” It was probably part of a set at one point, most likely not a terribly expensive one. It’s a flat synthetic brush that is slightly tapered to a point. About 1/3″ across (too big for lips, IMO). I have a similar one from bhcosmetics that works pretty well, too.

I save the cheap sponge tip applicators out of eye shadow compacts, because you never know. Those actually work really well for patting these on if you’re like me and just make a mess applying with fingers.

As far as fluffy brushes, my favorite is BareEscentuals Eye Defining Brush, or similar angled fluffy blending brush.

Sorry to be so vague. I don’t a huge brush collection. Aside from a few bdelliums, a MAC and a Tarte, most of them are pretty inexpensive. I use e.l.f. or BareEscentuals mainly. I’m sure you and a lot of your readers would have much better recommendations.

I’ve been waiting to read your opinion on these for a while. I recently discovered them through many Instagram MUAs and so far I’ve placed 2 orders. I absolutely love them! And the lippie stix are also my favorite new lip product (wearing Brinx right now, my favorite), I also have Fancy, Lumiere, Frida and Leather (a very lovely deep purple). I would like to see what you think about the more unusual shades like Raw, Charm, Bunny, Bull Chic and Wet.

I like using a flat brush or a small shader brush, even a concealer brush works for me. I’ve also tried a regular shading brush, it’s ok for the satins and metallics, but I find that it fails to pick up the glittery shades. I’ve also used a fluffy crease brush and they blend out decently. For the more glittery ones, I think patting the product on the lids is the best way to go.

omg some of these are gorgeous. Did you apply them just straight as they are? Or did you have to apply them wet to get the results in the pictures?

I have 6 of these and love the less glittery ones. I use Bae in my outer corner almost every day, no matter what other colors I’m wearing…makes the look a bit more interesting.

I use my fingers…I will lightly blend the edges with a brush if necessary, but find that it can shake the glitter off onto my face. Really glad you’re reviewing these and showing swatches. Can’t wait to see what you think!

So glad to see your awesome swatches of these! I have a bunch and love almost all of them! Can’t wait to see what looks you come up with using these!

I love the name “Better than a Sweater” and some of these colours look great (Amira, Cricket, Bae and Deck). I’ll be interested to see how these perform.

*crackle of speaker system*

‘Yeah, we’re going to need cleanup on aisle 3 – some chick in a black cloak just sprayed tea all over the place and passed out at her keyboard. I think she has daggers though, so watch out’.

*crackle*

Yeah. So there are a few nice looking things here… *twitch*

I’m trying to figure out if any of them are matte. Bandit? Cheeky? Desert? Doe-a-deer? Or do they just seem matte compared to the sparkliness of the rest? More satin? … What do you think? I also like Bae, but I have MAC Club and that seems close. There are a clear 1/2 dozen “I wants” in these swatches (I mean in all the posts). Pretty tempting!

Aaaaagh, you got me! I came back to read your answer and ended up browsing the ColourPop posts again and … now I’m going to have to get some. [sigh]

Okay, I may need Amira and Cricket… Can’t wait to hear about how it performs. I’m seriously hoping it’s somewhat water-resistant, but hey, for $5 I’d probably enjoy them even if they weren’t.

I’ll have to play with them with water a bit to see if I can be ready to answer your query (I will probably forget to mention, since I didn’t see anything about them being water-resistant).

So glad to see you are reviewing these. I’ve been eyeing them and some other non-mainstream brands like Ardency Inn, Limecrime and dose of colour..although I,guess they may be “mainstream” because all the products I am wanting are constantly sold out on the latter 2. Wrapping up my gifting for others and feeling like a little splurge for me is in line perhaps. I was planning to scope out some of these brands..THEN,I heard the Wayne Goss “holiday” brush is being ‘re released soon. At $85 ,now I’m torn. I don’t really “Need” a brush or any makeup honestly. I’m not sure if the brush is worth it or not. I like the multo-purpose idea. Hard choice..I’d really appreciate Christine’s opinion ar any others if they know anything about this brush. site unseen brushes are hard for me and I’m bad at returning online cosmetics…then I regret the purchase while sits barely used.Help!

If you already have a lot of brushes, you might not find it to be “the best ever” and “worth it” from that standpoint. It’s a nice brush (both versions) – I actually like it most for Guerlain Meteorites and finishing powders.

Love colour pop! I have a bunch of the eyeshadows and a few of the lippie sticks, only two of the pencils. My favourite are first the eyeshadows followed by the pencils. The lip ie sticks-im not sure how I feel about them yet-i wanna love them-but I just don’t think I can get there….
Almost every day for the past couple of months I’ve been wearing one or two of these eyeshadows in my looks. They are so unique and go on fast, with minimal fussing. Beautiful! For sure my favourite is Bae-been wearing it exclusively for several days in a row, and that’s big-cause I never ever wear the same eyeshadows even two days in a row!!!

I think it’s the texture, it just doesn’t seem to mesh nicely with my lips. Almost like the consistency is too thick, or waxy, if that makes any sense. But I do absolutely love the colours, shape and packaging, they are genius in that way. Although today looking at your beautiful lip swatches is making me want to go back and try the ones I have again, see if I could change my own mind about it.

Lovely colors! Bae reminds of a color from a Wet N Wild palette. I am not a fan of the name of the ColourPop shade…lol

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