This is not the first Colourpop Supershock eyeshadow review I have ever made. In fact, I have reviewed some of these for you here, here, and here. I even swatched my entire singles collection for you here, and most of my single shadows are in fact Colourpop Supershocks. So when I added a few shades last year, I figured I could take some pictures to hopefully update you on my review of some of the newer shades. So let’s get stuck in and have a closer look at these Colourpop Super Shocks.
Review: Colourpop Super Shock eyeshadow
Colourpop Super Shock eyeshadows are super affordable. When I first got some they were $5 a pop, now they are €6.30. Still a good deal and I mostly buy Colourpop when they do 25% of 30% deals making them even more affordable. That said, if you’re in Europe, Colourpop can be pricey to buy so I would not recommend buying just the one thing. It is better value for money if you have a bit of a wishlist and buy it one go when they have a sale going on.
What do these have to offer?
Before we get stuck in, I have to mention that the first pictures of this post shows 6 shades, but there are only 5 in the closeups and the swatches. And that is because one of the 6 shades was a repurchase for a backup of one of my favorites: So Quiche. It has been out of stock for a while and they restocked it so I had to snatch one up. You can see So Quiche in actions in this video.
So what are we looking at here? We are looking at I Heart This and A Little Quarky. I Heart This was not new when I bought this. In fact, it was another repurchase! I owned this before, but decluttered it. Then I missed it in my collection and so I repurchased. I Heart This is described as a taupe with a silver sparkle and it gives me just a bit more oomph than one of my other favorites: Ritz. A Little Quarry is described as a bronze with a multi-colour sparkle. I get a cool toned deeper brown with lots of shimmers to it. A great shade for a lower lash line moment or to deepend up I Heart This or Ritz.
Why do I love Colourpop Supershocks?
So here we have two other shades that I feel could be fun. My favorite way of using Super Shocks though is as a one and done shadow. These are great for travel as they can be dabbed onto the eye with fingers and you’re out the door. They are fool proof and so easy to use so I tend to favor the more neutral shades in these. But I am game for trying some more colorful things.
Of these two shades, Rose Garden is my least favorite. It is pretty but a bit too sheer for my liking. It is described as a violet with a blue flip, but I just get a lot of shimmer with a sheer base so this is one that is on the chopping block. Moonwalk was far more successful for me. It is described as a mauve with a gold/ green flip and while I don’t get the mauve, I do think this works like a neutral once applied to the eyes, but with some added interest.
What makes these shades special?
So the Colourpop Supershocks come in lots of different shades and finishes. My favorites are the metallics and glitter metallic shades. They are very easy to use and the brand has quite some duo chromes too. Case in point? Rooftop Cocktails. This has a warm toned base, but has a blue/ green duo chrome to it. It therefore is a great blue/ brown shade and I love those. All you need is a bit of bronzer in the crease, you pack this on the lid, mascara and it looks like you’ve made lots of effort. In fact, this takes 2 mins to whack but don’t let anyone else in on our secret.
How do these swatch?
As you can see these all have different levels of pigmentation. I Heart this and Rose Garden are by far the sheerest and especially I Heart This is mainly sparkle. A Little Quarky has that sparkly finish too, but both Moonwalk and Rooftop Cocktails have more of a deeper base with a duochrome flip. So within the Supershock line you can find lots of different things and it truly has something for everyone. They even do mattes, but I would not love this formula for a matte. I feel they need fingers to apply and can be a difficult to get a seamless blend.
My final thoughts
My love for the Colourpop Supershock eyeshadows has been confirmed yet again with this new match of shades. In these pictures you can see I Heart This in action on my lids and this is exactly how I like to wear my Supershocks on my eyes. Just a sheer wash of colors and this stays all day. I do double prime my lids as my hooded/ deepset eyes need both a sheer primer that makes shadows last as well as a skin colored tacky base to make sure the lid is blocked out and the shadows show up true to color. But yeah, I still love my Supershocks and I definitely do not regret getting these, save for Rose Garden. That shade didn’t do enough on my lids.
Would I recommend the Colourpop Supershocks?
Yes I would most definitely! That said, I do feel Colourpop can be inconsistent in terms of quality between batches and shades. Therefore I do have to give a bit of a warning when you are thinking of buying these. Depending on when you buy you may not get the same quality as you see in this blog post today. Even between shades I feel Colourpop’s quality can vary so that’s something to bear in mind when you decide to buy from them.