Colour Pop Super Shock Shadows

Well hello there you gorgeous humans!

I have been meaning to get around to this review and now that I am officially on uni break for a month I am working my little butt off trying to get as much blogging stuff done as possible. So for today I am finally getting around to reviewing the colour pop super shock eyeshadows! Now I have talked about colour pop here on the blog before. Sharing with you guys some tips for those of you about to make your first colour pop order. I’ll link it right here.

Okay so I am going to jump straight into the review!

Pigmentation: The pigmentation of the shadows is very awesome. There are certain shades (I call them the equivalent to a transition in the powder eye shadow world) that aren’t as poppin’ in terms of pigmentation, they give more of a wash of color to the lid but the crease / lid shades are very very pigmented. ALSO keep in mind the shadows swatch beautifully BUT a lot of product gets left behind on your finger so not all of the product transfers onto the eye.

Lasting power: They do last wonderfully well! That is what excited me about these shadows. I was looking for a long lasting formula without having to play a crap load of money for a cream shadow. Once you apply them, you have a little bit of play time and the

Application: I apply these shadows using my finger. Color pop also recommends this. I haven’t come across a brush that applies them well at best you get half if not less than half the pigmentation you would get using your finger. Because of this I recommend sticking to shades you would want all over your lid. If you pick up a matte dark brown unless you want it all over the lid it will be difficult applying it in the crease or outer V using your finger. So keep that in mind! And like I mentioned above a lot of the product does stay on your finger so keep that in mind just because the swatch looks amazing that same color pay off may not necessarily appear on the lid, especially for the more natural looking shades.

Formula: So they are in fact cream eye shadows. But it’s not a typically cream eye shadow formula or texture for that matter. It has this light “airy” feel when you go to swatch it, feels silky and just glides on the skin. This is the same formula for all their cream products. It really feels lovely and unique and it does have a sort of bouncy ‘puddy’ like quality to them.

Shade range: The shade range is absolutely insane, they have a big ass selection of colors to choose from.

From Left: Top row = Wattles, Game face, Amaze, Sequin / Second row = Lovely, smash, Kaaepop sunset Bvld, Weenie / Third row = Lala /

Shades I own:

Finish: They also have a lot of options for the finish of the shadows. Whether you are looking for matte, shimmery, satin, pearlized, metallic, glitter and an ultra-glitter & ultra-metallic. So whatever finish you are looking for they have it!

Packaging: It’s a pretty standard packaging, just the pressed cream shadow in a plastic plot. You do want to make sure you close it tightly to keep it from drying.

Shelf life?: I purchased the super shock shadows June 27th 2016, as I write this post it is the 21st of June 2017. So nearly a year on the dot and they are still going strong, feel silky and just as when I purchased them. If they do reach a point where they have completely dried out and I must toss them I will let you guys know on social media. When I first purchased them I was a bit iffy about whether they would dry out quickly so I didn’t want to purchase any more of the cream shadows until I saw what happened to the first round I bought and just how long they’d last.

Pros: Pigmented, wide shade range, affordable, a lovely formula

Cons: Their cream nature means they could dry out and become unusable before you have used them up. Certain shades are too natural and so they don’t give a good color pay off. The really dark shades you’d apply in the crease or outer V can’t be applied with your finger and these shadows don’t work well with a brush.

Availability: Only through the Colour Pop website!

Rate: 8/10

Overall thoughts: I really do enjoy these eye shadows. I love the creamy silky formula and the gorgeous color pay off you get. They are affordable so you really can’t lose. You definitely should test the water and try a few out first but they are such gorgeous eye shadows!


And that wraps up this post! Have you tried the Colour Pop super shock eyeshadows? Or any other colour pop products? What was your thoughts? Drop a comment and let’s get talking. I hope you all have an awesome day and I’ll see you in the next post!

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  1. Sal UmmBaby

    July 24, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    I absolutely love the Super Shocks! I prefer the matte shades because I just get more use out of them. The shades you have here are perfect xxx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 24, 2017 at 11:36 pm

      All their finishes are just so lovely. Thank you. x

  2. Sabiha

    July 24, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    These look so great. I keep meaning to try this brand but just haven’t got round to it x

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 24, 2017 at 11:32 pm

      Once you start it’s hard to stop. When I bought these shadows it was my first order, I procrastinated for so long because their shipping fees were ridiculous. Then 6 months after my first order they did a free shipping after $50 for international orders and since then I’ve been purchasing from them constantly, they have been slaying it with new releases.

  3. Alyssa

    July 25, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    I’m not really into eyeshadows but I love ColourPop SuperShocks 🙂 Indeed, they’re highly pigmented and affordable.

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 27, 2017 at 10:47 pm

      They are so pigmented and awesome. x

  4. A Very Sweet Blog

    July 25, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    I just delved into the Colourpop arena. I’m impressed with their Super Shock shadows. Love the pigmentation.
    You have a nice collection.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 25, 2017 at 10:19 pm

      Once you start with them its hard to stop. They keep launching killer products and I can’t stop purchasing from them. x

  5. Beautylymin

    July 26, 2017 at 6:07 am

    I am still yet to try anything from this brand! I love all of the shades you have! xx


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 27, 2017 at 10:37 pm

      Once you start it’s hard to stop especially since they’ve made free shipping for international after $50. After they did that I couldn’t stop buying stuff. Especially lately as they have been killing it with their new releases.

  6. Hannah

    July 26, 2017 at 9:01 am

    I love these shadows so much, and I totally agree with only buying shades you want all over your lid! It’s practically impossible to apply them to the crease or anywhere else! Great post xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 27, 2017 at 11:08 pm

      Exactly and lid shades are the ones that can have iffy pigmentation in the world of eye shadows so I don’t mind this. They have been coming out with too many good releases. My bank account literally can’t handle it haha. They launched a concealer and more powder products, be still my heart.

  7. Anika

    July 27, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Love that the formula is silky and smooth, I loved that in eyeshadows! And the shades are stunning!

    Anika xo |

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 27, 2017 at 11:03 pm

      The formula of their cream products is definitely so silky and smoothe! My favourite cream product formula.

  8. Kay

    July 27, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Every time I see a review of these, it just makes me want to go online and order the whole range! The shades look absolutely gorgeous and perfect for the summer, plus for the price the pigmentation is totally fab! I really like these warm shades, and can see myself using them a lot. Definitely need to get my hands on these beauties! Thank you for sharing, lovely. xoxo


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 27, 2017 at 10:35 pm

      That’s how I felt when I first discovered the range, they have so many shades but because the formula is prone to eventually drying out that I cool it with the purchases. Lucky for me though they make powder formulas so i can go over board with that haha. x

  9. Angela Angeline

    July 27, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    I love Colourpop eyeshadows. They certainly pop on the lids, but you have to work it well to get it where it needs to be.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 27, 2017 at 10:35 pm

      They do look absolutely awesome on the lid. I agree with that, cream shadows can be tricky in that regard. x

  10. Kris

    July 29, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Can you believe I’ve never tried anything from Colourpop?! I’m totally giving these a go!
    Have an awesome day!

    xx Kris

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 29, 2017 at 9:48 pm

      You definitely should, once you start with this brand it’s hard to stop. x

  11. Jasmine

    July 30, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    I love these eyeshadows too – the longevity really is amazing!

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 30, 2017 at 10:18 pm

      The longevity is definitely one of the best parts!

  12. Imogen

    July 31, 2017 at 10:25 am

    I agree with absolutely everything you have said about these products and have actually had similar thoughts on these eye shadows up on my blog as well x They’re not extremely pigmented but are really lovely and last all day. Loved this post and the review was super detailed, you have so many beautiful colours!!


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 31, 2017 at 10:20 pm

      Thank you. I definitely love their longevity. I have been obsessed with colour pop in general, their new releases have been on fire. x

  13. Rosy

    August 1, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    I would love to try these, I love ColourPop, their formulas are so good and the pigmentation is always impressive from everything I’ve tried 🙂

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
    My Instagram | Instagram

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      August 3, 2017 at 12:06 am

      Colour pop is such a brilliant brand, they have been killing it with the new releases. x

  14. Jenny

    August 2, 2017 at 8:52 am

    I’ve heard so much about the colour pop range and these look so pretty and pigmented in the pan x

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      August 3, 2017 at 12:05 am

      They have nice pigmentation and have crazy longevity. x

  15. Leah

    August 10, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    I Really need to try some colourpop!

    Leah x

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      August 10, 2017 at 11:08 pm

      you really do!

  16. Lauren

    August 25, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    I need to try this brand, I love all the natural and nude shades, they sound lovely!

    Lauren x Huggled

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      August 26, 2017 at 2:36 am

      You do. Ever since they made their shipping free after $50 US I have been ordering from them non stop. Ever since they came out with their powder eye shadows their releases have been out of this world. It’s one of my favourite brands and I am literally planning to do another order today haha. x

  17. Sincerely Sarah

    October 3, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    So I’m ashamed to confess this but I’ve NEVER used a colour pop eyeshadow. I feel such like a fraud of a beauty blogger hahah. Everyone always has such great things to say about them so I need to get ordering.

    Sincerely, Sarah xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 5, 2017 at 10:07 pm

      I went a long time before trying them, especially because their shipping fees use to be ridiculous but now it’s free shipping after $50 US so its fairer but they are so bloody addicting. It’s so hard to control my purchases from them. I actually recommend the powder pressed products over the cream. I love the cream products but they will eventually dry out powder products won’t go off.

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