Confession: this post was supposed to be up last week…BUT, I was so impressed with the first round of Colourpop Super Shock shadows I received, that I had to order a second round. Of course it took a few extra days for them to get here but now that my set is complete (for now), I’m happy to announce…we have a winner on our hands!
Colourpop is now shipping to Australia, New Zealand and Canada!
For those of you who may not have heard of Colourpop, they’re a new brand fresh out of LA and entered into the beauty scene like a tornado! Featuring super pigmented eyeshadows as well as lipliners and lipsticks (stay tuned for my post on the lip products soon), what caught everyone’s attention with Colourpop was:
1. Every single product is $5. That’s it!; 2. The products are crazy pigmented…and I mean CRAZY pigmented.; 3. They’re made in LA so there’s no cheap imports here if you’re wondering about the price point; 4. They’re cruelty free; 5. The company’s approach is so fun and casual that you feel like you’ve been friends for years.
After hours of going through their products, I ordered 14 eyeshadows; and some lip pencils and lippie stix (lipsticks). Being a fan of neutral colors, the below Super Shock shadows were my first round preference but the full line features stunning shades from the most metallic silvers, to the brightest fuchsia, orange, teal, yellow as well as newly released earthy mattes.
ROW 1: Mittens, On The Rocks, Empire, 3 / ROW 2: Desert, Hammered, So Quiche, Sequin
ROW 3: Lace, Game Face, Friskie, Mooning / ROW 4: Amaze, Hanky Panky
The texture of these shadows are very different. They’re actually quite similar to Loreal Infallible pigment shadows review here
They’re not powder, nor cream. They have a squishy spongy texture and feel damp – if that makes sense. They’re like a love child of loose pigment and gel. *One of the tips mentioned on the info card the products come with is that the lid of the pots should be tightly closed when not in use, otherwise the shadow will dry out and crumble.
The pigmentation is insane! and the formula itself feels very smooth and buttery. They’re also long lasting – in fact, darker colors left a stain on the back of my hand when swatching.
I find the easiest way to use these shadows is by packing on the color by pressing the product onto lids with my finger and buffing out with a blending brush. This ensures maximum transfer of color.
The shadows come in different finishes such as matte, satin, metallic, shimmer/sparkle. The website has a pretty good category system as you can search for products by color family or finish. They also release packs and special collections which make for great gifts or if you simply can’t choose from the amazing variety of colors.
How pretty do these look! and yes they’re really this vibrant (if not more) in person
I know you’re all eagerly waiting for the swatches and we have quite a bit to get through. I was able to capture the exact color of the products both in the pots and swatches so I won’t include individual description of the shades.
I positioned my hand so the left side of the swatch reflects the shimmer component and right side shows the undertone of each shadow.
At $5 a pop, being cruelty free, made with love in LA (as the company says), these shadows well surpassed my expectations. Stay tuned for my review of Colourpop’s lip products; they’re just as gorgeous! Colourpop also released their first line of blushes just last week. They’re double the size of the eyeshadow pots and therefore $8 each but going by the quality of what I have so far, it won’t be long before I place my next order ;)
What do you guys think of these Colourpop shadows? Any favorites? xx