Colour Pop Heavy Metal Super Shock Shadow Trio
Colour Pop Heavy Metal Super Shock Shadow Trio ($15.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a new trio that launched alongside Smoke Show a few weeks ago. All three shades have been released before, though I haven’t tested them in awhile, so it seemed like the right time to re-test. They performed in line with most Super Shock Shadows; pigmented, long-wearing, and had the signature spongy texture that went from cream-to-powder once they came into contact with the skin. Tassel had enough sparkle in it that it was a bit sheerer and had a touch of fallout during application.
Tassel is a soft white with warm undertones and a sparkling finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation; the base color was more of a translucent white with heavier sparkle and shimmer, so it often read as more opaque than it was.
The texture was lightly emollient but felt a touch drier, likely due to the amount of sparkle in it, and there was a bit of fallout when I blended out the product on my lid. It applied better with fingertips than synthetic brushes, which sometimes yielded patchy application. The color lasted nicely for 10 hours with slight fallout over time but no issues with creasing.
Colour Pop Liberty Super Shock Shadow
Liberty is a bright, medium silver with cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, creamy texture that was emollient and wet to the touch, but it applied beautifully with even coverage and excellent adhesion. Sometimes, more emollient formulas can sheer out too readily, but I didn’t have that problem with this shade–but it was still blendable along the edges and could be sheered out as more of a wash if desired. It stayed on well for 10 hours without fading or creasing on me.
Friskie is a medium-dark black base with cool, silver sparkle throughout. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer with a lightly emollient texture that had the adhesion and initial blendability of a cream when I applied the product to my lid.
As it “set,” it became powder-like, which kept the edges blendable (as desired) and gave it a flexible hold so there was no worry about flaking if I blended it out or layered something near-to or on top of it. It wore well for 10 hours without fading or creasing, and I didn’t see any fallout over time.
ColourPop Super Shock Shadow is a cream-based formula that comes in a multitude of shades and finishes. The more metallic shades have the most slip to them (they have a “wetter” feel), while the more matte ones have a firmer, more clay-like consistency. Almost every shade I’ve tried from ColourPop has been exceptionally long-wearing (10+ hours of wear, usually there until I remove, even 14 hours later). The pigmentation can vary from shade to shade, but the average shade is quite pigmented.
From feedback I’ve seen from readers, many love them but some don’t like them at all. They aren’t a traditional cream eyeshadow, as they are denser (more sponge-like), and they apply best with flat, firm, synthetic brushes (I like the MAC 242 and 249) for me. The brand recommends using fingers for the most pigmented application, but I’ve only felt that fingers were necessary on a few shades (usually the super glittery ones).
The more matte shades can be on the drier side and vary from medium to opaque in coverage, though they’re often buildable. They can be a little hard to diffuse the edges of, though some are lovely to work with.
The more glittery shades have been the weakest to me, as they can be sheerer or harder to apply. Sometimes, they are more pigmented and work like the other finishes in the formula, but often, they are sheerer and only function well patted on top of more pigmented eyeshadows to add glitter. They do, however, tend to have little fallout over time with the occasional shade having a more moderate amount of fallout (but still less fallout than most powder eyeshadows with glitter).
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