Since I have accumulated a few Colourpop products in the past few months I thought it might be useful to share some swatches and my opinions so far. If you missed it, watch my collection video for an overview of all the products that will be coming in the following weeks. In the meantime, we will start this week with eye products and in particular the Colourpop eyeshadows.
On October 21st Colourpop decided that all the makeup addicts outside the US had the right to purchase their products without having to pay ridiculous shipping fees. So until the end of 2016, shipping outside the US costs $9.99 for orders up to $49.99 and is free for orders above $50.
Colourpop’s Super Shock Shadows come in cute white individual pots with a clear lid and a sticker with the name and finish of the eyeshadow on the back. Each eyeshadow contains 2.1 gr / 0.07 oz of product and the pan is much shallower than what it looks like from the packaging. All Colourpop eyeshadows have a cream-to-powder texture that feels bouncy to the touch. This unique formula can dry out, so you have to take care to close the pots carefully and it also means that you cannot depot them. I feel this is one of the disadvantages of these shadows, since they are quite bulky to store and I reach for them less than my single shadows in the Z Palettes.
The Colourpop Super Shock Shadows swatch beautifully with a finger and feel very smooth, almost oily to the touch. To achieve proper application on the eyes it is important to treat them like creams and use fingers or synthetic brushes. The most affordable brushed that do the job are the pink and white Wet n Wild ones (here) and the E.l.f. Studio brushes (here).
I was pleasantly surprised by how easy these shadows are to blend, so the mattes are easy to work with, but the shimmery and glittery ones take a bit more work to get full payout on the lid. When you get that payoff however, it’s wow!
Each Colourpop eyeshadow retails for $5 and you can get the quads for $18 or special sets of 6 shadows for$25.
Single eyeshadows ($5)
- Sailor (ultra-glitter): a beautiful champagne base with teal, green and blue glitter (that doesn’t show up in these photos unfortunately).
- Nillionaire (metallic): a warm bronze with gold and pink glitter. Absolutely stunning shade, I am wearing it in the Colourpop collection video.
- Muse (pearlized): a foiled metallic rose gold. This is probably my favorite finish of Colourpop eyeshadows, super pigmented and foiled.
- Coconut (pearlized): bright peacock teal, you can see it in action in this look here. This is what my dreams are made of!
- Dare (metallic): bright neon purple with hot pink and violet glitter. This one has a slightly sheer base but those glitters sparkle from here to space.
- Dance Party (ultra-glitter): a dark smokey purple base with hot pink, violet and cobalt blue glitter. A beautiful shade for a sultry purple smokey eye, the glitter is blinding (not literally of course).
Zingara Quad ($18)
- Jinxie (pearlized): a soft gold that anyone needs to have in their collection.
- Elixir (matte): a mid-tone orangey terracotta, beautiful transition color.
- Paradox (satin): burgundy with a cool toned sheen that however doesn’t show up too much. My favorite of this collection
- Seeker (matte): a warm reddish brown to intensify any look.
This is my collection of Colourpop eyeshadows so far and a review of the shades I own. Next up in this series is going to be Colourpop eyeliners. I hope you enjoy these posts, and let me know in the comments if you have tried any of the Colourpop eyeshadows that I need to try!