Colourpop is one of those brands that seemingly came out of nowhere. With their affordable price range, colorful packaging, and innovative line of products, they’ve quickly become a brand that people recognize worldwide.
In their infancy, Colourpop only had their famous Lippie Stix and their iconic Super Shock Shadows. Today, they’ve expanded their range to include full eyeshadow pallets, liquid lipsticks, and highlighters, as well as their new additions of foundation, concealer, and mascara.
Once an online only indie brand, you can now find Colourpop taking Ulta by storm as well as a display here and there in your local Sephora. And although I haven’t tried their entire range of products, I have tested my fair share over the years.
Someday, I’ll give you a full review of the brand, because they’re hands down my favorite, but that’s a much longer blog for another day. Today I’m here to rave about their Super Shock Shadows.
Colourpop has such a unique formula to many of their products, my favorite being their Super Shock line which incorporates eyeshadow, highlighters, and blushes. This formula is a lazy girl’s best friend because you really don’t even need a brush to make things look nice, you just need to have basic motor function in your fingers.
About Super Shock Shadow: “[Colourpop’s] famous long-wearing créme powder formula with a unique bouncy-like texture. It’s super creamy, intensely pigmented, and has one swipe intensity with zero fallout.”
Colourpop’s Super Shock Shadows come in countless shades and finishes, making it the perfect product for those trying to build out their collection or create a specific look.
As an added bonus for all you lazy makeup lovers out there, this eyeshadow goes on like a dream with just your fingers. It takes minimal blending and very little effort to really pack a punch. The only shades that I’ve ever really experienced fallout with are the shimmer shades, and even then, it’s next to nothing.
One downside of the Super Shock Shadow is the packaging. If you’re trying to create an eye look from the Super Shock Shadows, you’ll have to buy all shadows individually and hope that they’re cohesive instead of purchasing a palette that’s already organized into a theme. While you’re at it, don’t let the $5 price tag fool you; yes if you’re only looking for one accent shade, this is a great option. But if you’re looking to purchase an entire palette’s worth of colors, you’ll likely end up paying more than you would have if you had just splurged for the palette.
Another thing to note is that these shadows have a very soft formula that will break easily if dropped. This becomes problematic as as individual shadows are more susceptible to being dropped than a palette.
My last critique of this formula is that they’re difficult to use with a brush. I did mention that this is a lazy girl’s dream, and I completely stand by that. You’ll do just fine using your fingers, but when it comes to blending shades together or with other shadows, you’ll often find that using a brush will either blend the shadow away completely or do nothing at all. If you must use a brush, be sure to grab something synthetic for best results.
Overall, I can’t get enough Colourpop. Yes, with this particular line of shadows, they disguise themselves as an affordable brand, but the formulas are honestly really great and worth every penny.