ColourPop Viva Eyes Super Shock Shadow Quad Review & Swatches

 

Viva Eyes

Colour Pop Viva Eyes Super Shock Shadow Quad ($18.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a new, limited edition foursome that features all shimmers: fuchsia, gold, teal, and orange. They were consistent with past Super Shock Shadows; they were creamy, emollient, fairly pigmented with good wear, but I did have a bit of unevenness during application with Rosa (which looked a bit less impressive in person than in photos) and Cielo (which actually looked better in person than in the close-up).

Colour Pop Rosa Super Shock Pressed Pigments

Colour Pop Rosa Super Shock Pressed Pigments

Rosa

Rosa is a rich, fuchsia pink with cool undertones and faint gold and fuchsia pearl throughout. It had opaque pigmentation that adhered fairly evenly to bare skin, though I felt like it did not apply as evenly to my lid as it did swatched on my arm–there was a bit of sheerness to it after I had blended it out, and I wasn’t able to build it back up with a second layer. The eyeshadow wore well for 10 hours without fading or creasing on me.

Colour Pop Milky Way (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).Sugarpill Smitten (LE, $13.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar).Ace Beaute Eros (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Colour Pop Opulent (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Too Faced I Love TF (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Anastasia Beyond (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Colour Pop Sleep Tight (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Too Faced Monaco (PiP, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #28 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).Urban Decay Backlash (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).

Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isododecane, Cyclohexasiloxane, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyltrimethylsiloxysilicate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Propylene Carbonate, Boron Nitride, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Carmine (CI 75470), Mica (CI 77019), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Oro

Oro is a bright, medium gold with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, lightly emollient texture that applied evenly and blended out easily with fingertips but less so with brushes. I found that a brush did not seem to pick up the product as well as expected (as I usually have no trouble using brushes with the formula). This shade lasted well for 10 hours without fading or creasing on me.

Sydney Grace Treasure Hunter (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).MAC If It Ain’t Baroque (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).Make Up For Ever D410 Gold Nugget (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).Natasha Denona Sundazed (128K) (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar).PIXI Beauty Gold Foil (PiP, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar).Anastasia Inspire (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Laura Mercier Amber Spark (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Reflects Gilt (LE, $46.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Sydney Grace Lemon Sorbet (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.07 oz. – $71.43 Per Ounce

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).

 

Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isododecane, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone/Vinyltrimethylsiloxysilicate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propylene Carbonate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

 

Cielo

Cielo is a bright, medium blue-teal with warmer, gold and green sparkle throughout. It had a smooth, creamy texture that had moderate slip but was thin and lightweight when applied. The product felt more powder-like as soon as it was applied to my lid, and I didn’t have any issues blending it out. It looked fine to me in person, but the close-up photos revealed a bit of patchiness to the color. This shade stayed on well for 10 hours without fading or creasing on me.

Make Up For Ever D236 Lagoon Blue (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).Colour Pop Banana Daiquiri (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).Makeup Geek Mermaid (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).Colour Pop LOL I’m Crying (LE, $4.50) is darker (90% similar).Make Up For Ever D236 Lagoon Blue (DC, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Disney by Sephora Caspian Sea (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).NARS Break It Up (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).Urban Decay Amp (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).Colour Pop Gridlock (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).Urban Decay Heavy Water (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.07 oz. – $71.43 Per Ounce

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).

 

Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Silica, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isododecane, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone/Vinyltrimethylsiloxysilicate Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phenoxyethanol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Tin Oxide, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Palmitic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propylene Carbonate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Colour Pop Verano Super Shock Shadow

Colour Pop Verano Super Shock Shadow

Verano

Verano is a bright, medium orange with warm, golden shimmer throughout that gave it a more pearly sheen. The eyeshadow had opaque color coverage that applied evenly to bare skin and blended well along the edges without causing it to lose its opacity. The texture was lightweight, thin, and blendable without being too slippery or too dry in the pot. It wore nicely for 10 hours without fading or creasing on me.

Sydney Grace Marmalade (DC, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).Ace Beaute Firefly (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar).Too Faced Sunset Dream (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Anastasia China Rose (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #20 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).Colour Pop 6AM (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).Make Up For Ever ME734 Tangerine (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar).Natasha Denona Gusti (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).MAC Beth Mask #2 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).Morphe Sauce (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.07 oz. – $71.43 Per Ounce

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).

 

Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isododecane, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Silica, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone/Vinyltrimethylsiloxysilicate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propylene Carbonate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

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