Makeup Collection Series | #8 COLOURPOP SUPER SHOCK SHADOWS

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

best colourpop super shock shadows for medium skin tones

This here is a bonus post I've created as part of my Makeup Collection Series.

I love Colourpop Super Shock Shadows in case you couldn't tell and have separate storage to house this obsession. I know they also do powder shadows now but the whole appeal and unique selling point of the brand once upon a not so long ago was these eyeshadows. Everyone was intrigued by their moussey cream to powder bouncy, pigmented formula all sealed off with an iconic design pressed on and packaged in cute little white pods. They are eye catching, come in an array of shades and finishes and are so easy to use. I can create looks using these that make it seem like I went to far more effort than I actually did, which is great.

top colourpop super shock shadows with swatches collection

As a fan of matte shadows generally over shimmers, I of course have more mattes shades in my collection. Some people say the mattes are not as good as the shimmers but I disagree. I think their shimmery shades are more obviously striking whereas the mattes appear simple in comparison but perform just as well as some powder matte shades I have tried. I find these Super Shocks are best applied with my fingers, but the mattes can be picked up and blended out with brushes with relative ease for a flawless look. 

I have definite favourites and some that I personally don't find myself reaching for but instead of breaking down the products in the way I usually do in this series, I will be going through each finish and describing the shades I have and mention which I love and those shades I could be without.

MATTE - bold matte colour

colourpop super shock shadows matte formula review

best matte colourpop super shock shadows review swatches

Cornelious - Warm caramel - I love using this all over the lids for a natural nude look, as an eyeshadow base, to even out and brighten my eye lids.
Wilshire - Mid-tone warm peachy beige - This is another good one for using all over the lids for a natural look, as an eyeshadow base, to even out and brighten my eye lids.
Flutes - Mid-tone yellow brown - I use this all over the lid to brighten and sometimes as a transition shade.
TO-A-T - Mid-tone warm brown - This is so pretty and perfect for me but I haven't used it as much as I should.
Crenshaw - Warm saddle brown - One of my favourites for all over and sometimes just in the crease to add some subtle definition, and I've hit pan on it.
Brady - Dusty rose - The one I reach for as a base for more pinky/purple toned looks. Works well with burgundy shades.
Elixir - Terracotta - A very pretty brightening shade that I don't really know how to use properly. I want to love it more.
Melrose - True rust - Another one I haven't used much but I would love more if I used it more.
Seeker - Reddish brown - A very deep shade that I use to add very warm definition to the crease and outer v of the eye.
Bandit - Warm rusty brown - One of my first ColourPop Super Shocks that I love, have hit pan on & have a back-up of. I love that when you blend this out, it has an orange tone while remaining quite deep. Great for the lower lash line too.
Mittens - Plummy Brown - A very deep shade that I swatched for the first time for this post. I don't know that I would get too much use out of this as I don't go for very dark eye looks. I may try to use it as a liner or just for the lower lash line.

colourpop super shock swatches nc40, colourpop crenshaw vs flutes vs to-a-t vs cornelious vs wilshire

colourpop super shock swatches medium skin nc40, brady vs elixir vs melrose vs seeker vs bandit vs mittens


SATIN - bold colour with soft pearl finish

best colourpop super shocks shadows satin formula

top super shock shadows colourpop swatches medium skin

Desert - Satin peachy tan - One of my first shades that I've used to death so much so I hit pan, its dried out & I have a back-up of course. This is very close to my skin tone & my perfect all over the lid shade to even out, brighten & add a subtle sheen. I apply this & usually take one of the matte shades in the crease & look instantly put together.
Smash - Satin natural beige with a soft golden sheen - A slightly brighter shade where the sheen is more obvious & catches the light beautifully. I really like this shade & definitely need to use it more.
Paradox - Warm satin burgundy red - This is one of the boldest eyeshadows in my collection that is gorgeous but is a little out of my comfort zone.
Hot Tamale - Rich coppery brown multi-dimensional satin - A very pretty brown shade that I would use in my crease but this contains shimmer so I don't really know how to use it to its full potential. Its a little dark for me to use all over my lids.

colourpop satin super shock shadows swatches desert vs smash vs paradox vs hot tamale

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best shimmer shades colourpop super shock shadows

best shimmer colourpop super shocks for medium skin tone

PEARLIZED - bold colour with soft pearl finish

Jinxie - Soft satin gold - This looks great all over the lids but I prefer this as an inner corner highlight.
Sunset BLVD - Satin warm golden bronze - Absolutely love this shade for a simple but not glittery glam look because it has a lovely sheen and brightening effect.
Mooning - Blackened plum with a violet satin sheen - This is a little dark for my liking and also has some micro glitter in it so I don't really know how to make use of it.

colourpop super shock shadows pealized swatches medium skin nc40 jinxie vs sunset blvd vs mooning


ULTRA METALLIC - bold metallic foiled colour

La La - Ultra glittery soft copper - This is one of my first ColourPop Super Shocks that I loved using for special occasions because it is a gorgeous rose gold to finish off my warm brown smokey eye looks. Sadly this has dried out now & isn't as moussey and bouncy anymore but I can still use it though it doesn't have that striking look about it anymore.
Game Face - Ultra metallic rich copper - This is a beautiful penny copper shade that can be patted on the lids for a brightening metallic eye looks.
Boy Band - Ultra metallic red copper - I only swatched this for the first time now but it does look quite dark & I can't see myself using it much.

colourpop super shock shadows ultra mettalic swatches medium skin nc40 swatch la la vs game face vs boy band


METALLIC - bold colour and fine shimmer

Vega - Cool toned taupe gold sprinkled with gold, pink & violet glitter - A great shade if you like black/dark smokey eye looks & need a glittery shade to add on the lids. It is so stunning & instantly makes me look ultra-glam.
DGAF - Medium toned rusty brown with multi-dimensional gold glitter - Quite possibly the most beautiful & unique shade from this whole collection. I can't capture how stunning this shade is but I love this all over the lids along with my regular warm brown smokey to just take it to the next level instantly.
Thirsty Girl - Warm gold with a sparkle finish - This is one for special occasions for me because it is literally a gold glitter shade. The formula of this one is also significantly softer & creamier than the others so it doesn't need building up for the full impact of the pigmentation.

colourpop super shock shadows metallic swatches vega vs dgaf vs thirsty girl


Wish List

Yes, there are several shades here that I could get rid of, so many that need to be shown more love, and of course enough to keep me happily occupied without needing to add any more to the collection but I can't help but have my eye on a few more shades that I am sure I would love ;)

  • Sequin
  • Wattles
  • Amaze
  • White Rabbit


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Have you tried ColourPop Super Shock Shadows? Do you love/hate them? What are your favourites? Which shades do you like the look of? I'd love to know...



Sal xxx

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51 comments

  1. This is a beautiful collection Sal! I love Colourpop but I haven't tried their eyeshadows, I really need to since I see them all the time and everyone is loving them!! Cornelious is such a beautiful shade and also Brady!

    Yiota
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    1. They are so affordable and such good quality. xxx

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  2. Your collection is amazing!! I'm yet to try any Colourpop products but I have my eye on their eyeshadows! I love the look of Paradox! x

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  3. I haven't tried any yet, but I'm hoping to put an order in soon for the new concealer and some satin lips, so will probably add some of these! I love the look of DGAF too, and I struggle with finding good lid, transition and inner corner shades so I love your picks. Jinxie looks really nice as it seems a bit warmer than highlight shades I have in palettes xx

    Velvet Blush

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    1. Yes, I am waiting for their next free international delivery offer to place another offer myself xxx

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  4. Wow I love your collection! I wish I had some Colourpop products, but it's so hard to get them in my country :(

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    1. Yes, they only recently started shipping to UK and before that I was using a shipping company. It was a long wait but worth it ;) xxx

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  5. Loved reading this! Check out my new post called THE HAIR EDIT

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  6. Brady and Melrose are gorgeous!! I think I'm in love! x

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    1. They are stunning shades aren't they xxx

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  7. I love Colourpop! This post just reminded me I have to order their stuff soon!
    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris

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    1. Yes, they have some amazing new products out too that I'd love to try xxx

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  8. I absolutely love Colourpop and their Super Shock Shadows if you hadn't guessed. Crenshaw is one of my favourites and one I brought because of you, it's such an amazing crease shade. There's several more I want to pick up too.

    Kristy | www.thevioletblonde.com

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    1. How could we not be obsessed? Haha! Aww I am so glad you love it too xxx

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  9. Thirsy Girl is a beautiful shade. I do like the Supershock shadows. I'm not a huge fan of applying them with my fingers, but they are very nice. I don't like the mattes, but the metallic shades are beautiful. http://www.mrsqbeauty.com

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    1. I find them so much easier with fingers but I love that you can use them with brushes too xxx

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  10. You have such an impressive collection, and you've chosen all the shades I would have picked out too! I haven't tried anything from Colourpop yet, but Paradox looks incredible - such a statement shadow! x
    Nishi // www.nishiv.com

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    1. Yes, we do share a love for the warm tones don't we ;) xxx

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  11. Wow, your collection is amazing! All these warm and yummy eyeshadows, so pretty! <3

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  12. You have such an amazing collection, Sal! I have to shamefully admit that I have never tried ColourPop eyeshadows, no idea why though, I really like how they look and judging from what I've read, the quality is amazing too.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I can't believe it Shireen! Haha! xxx

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  13. Your pictures are all absolutely beautiful. These colours look so tempting. I don't own any Colourpop but they look and sound fantastic. Loving all your posts xxx

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    1. You would love them hun. Such good quality...xxx

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  14. Stunning stunning collection!!! Thank you so so much for this blogpost it's helped immensely for the next time I place a colourpop order!!! Need to get some of those faves of yours!!! Super duper helpful post Hun!!! Xxx

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    1. Awww I am so glad you enjoyed it hun...I know you requested I swatch them a long time ago. xxx

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  15. Wow! Such a thorough post, I'm so impressed! I definitely want to try out ColourPop soon, they seem to be everywhere! They look such good quality in your swatches!

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    1. Thanks love...the swatches did take me a short portion of forever ;) xxx

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  16. What a collection! I haven't tried any Colourpop shadows yet & I'm nor sure why - maybe because they're in individual pots and it puts me off subconsciously?! I love palettes! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. Hahaha yes you are a true palette devotee for sure. The pods are quite bulky but I love them xxx

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  17. This has come at the right time. I have been after some ColourPop Eyeshadows and now I know which ones I want. I've got my eye on Jinxie, Vega, Thirsty Girl, La La & Kaepop Sunset Blvd xx

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    1. Aww glad I could help out. I know...its so hard to choose when they all look so tempting on the site xxx

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  18. Damn girl, what a collection! I am actually not a huge fan of their Super Shock shadows just because they are so bulky and I always lose the lids. I am excited for their pressed shadows though, they look amazing! Great post and swatches, I swear I would buy exactly the same colours as you. Hope you are having a great week xxx

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    1. Haha yes the packaging is bulky but I just love them so. Personally I'm not interested in their pressed shadows as there are so many options for those. But these are truly unique xxx

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  19. You do like your browns and bronzes, don't you? Not that I blame you, I do as well!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpaging

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    1. Absolutely I do, its not a secret I can keep very well ;) xxx

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  20. lovely collection! paradox looks great!

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    1. Thanks lovely...yes, its a striking shade xxx

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  21. I can't believe I haven't tried these yet XD But with your swatches at least I know which ones I want! I'm glad to hear that they can be used with brushes. I'm awful at doing eyeshadow, I'm even more hopeless without brushes lol. I really want paradox but it's also a bit out of my comfort zone

    Mili | sharmtoaster

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    1. Aaah...I'm shocked you haven't. Such a good formula. xxx

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  22. Colourpop are definitely a brand that I want to look more into as I've heard nothing but good things about everything their produce especially their single shadows. I was actually a bit shocked by the shade game face as it's not as bright in the pan as it is when swatched but you have got a lovely range
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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    1. They are definitely worth looking into. I know...its so much more striking on the skin xxx

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  23. You have an AMAZING collection wow. I adore these eyeshadows, they're one of my favourites too! I love the look of DGAF but I'm going to save this whole post as it's useful to see all the swatches and I'm forever looking for Colourpop recommendations. You'll love Wattles by the way!

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    1. Aww I am so glad you liked the post and find it so useful. DGAF is one that I would highly recommend xxx

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  24. I need to use Melrose more too! For Hot Tamale and Boy Band, I actually use them as a lower lash liners :) La La and Sunset Blvd are up there as absolute favourites of mine

    Jasmine xx

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    1. Ooooh I will definitely try that. I can imagine as lower lash liners they look amazing xxx

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  25. Collection looks amazing! :O

    Holly | http://www.thimblesandspoons.com/

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  26. You have so many!!! I some of my favourites are here! I want all the matte shades you, they look my kind of shades! O will refer back to this post when i make another order :) xx

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  27. This collection is stunning, Sal!! I need every single matte you mentioned now hahah. I have Mittens and I love using it as a liner and on the lower lash line for smokey definition! Great post as always lovely xxx
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