Colourpop has been super popular lately and I decided to finally review Amaze, Mooning, and Sugar! I actually bought these a few months ago, but put them aside. I forget about these photos until I went through my drafts and started using them again. The Super Shock Shadows have a very unique texture in that it feels like very soft and almost wet. They're very malleable in the pot and the pattern goes away with one use. Each shadow retails for $5 and come in multiple finishes.
This review is picture heavy. Since the texture, pigmentation, and wear is similar for all three shades, most of the text under the pictures are concise descriptions of the colors and the rest will be at the end.
Amaze (2.1 grams / 0.07 ounces) is described as a "metallic rose gold with multi-colored multi-dimentional glitter."
I would say that Amaze is the most universally flattering out of the three shades I'm reviewing. It is more on the warm and gold side of rose gold.
The finger and arm swatch is from just one dip into the product. Amaze is pigmented and can be used as an all over wash of color or in the inner corner. I use this to bright light towards my eyes.
Mooning (1.8 grams / 0.06 ounces) is described as a "rich blackened bronze highlighted with warm hints of pearlized glitter."
To me, this is a night out color with just 2 swipes. You can sheer it out by using the tiniest amount for normal days though. It's such a dark and warm brown with red, purple, and gold glitter.
This color is extremely pigmented and so my first application with this product was a bit more difficult than normal. I'm not saying it was hard to apply, but I picked up way too much product for one eye that I immediately had a dark smokey eye going on.
Sugar (2.1 grams / 0.07 ounces) is described as a "metallic silvery blue with small shimmering flecks of silver and tons of champagne and gold glitter."
There is shifts of tealy green that it reminds me so much of mermaids.
This color is extremely different from what I have in my collection but I made it more wearable by putting it on the center of my lids with neutral browns or on the lower lashline. It's definitely a very fun color for summer.
Amaze and Sugar have metallic finishes and Mooning has a pearlized finish. Even so, both are very reflective and glittery in the best way. Even though it has a cream/almost gel-like texture, some of the glitter does transfer onto my cheeks. They are easier to wipe away compared to normal powder products though.
All of the swatches were done without primer. For normal eyelids, you can definitely get away without using a primer and it won't crease or fade. For me, the texture feels like it's sitting on my lids instead of adhering to it like normal cream products. Because of that, I just like putting on primer so I don't feel paranoid that it might crease.
The pigmentation is so surprising for products that retail $5 each. Sugar needed 2 layers compared to the 1 each I did for Amaze and Mooning. I like applying these with my fingers and I feel like that's the best way to use them. If you want precise application, a stiff brush works the best.
The only thing I dislike about these products is the packaging. I don't know how deep the product goes, but it feels so bulky. It feels very light too and so I feel like they could've made the pots shorter. The main reason I didn't grab for these more is because of the packaging.
Final thoughts: I really like these shadows. I'm even thinking about making another order to get the KathleenLights set, but I'm still thinking about it because the colors are easily dupeable. The shadows have a unique texture that stands out from all of my cream shadows and they're so incredibly pigmented. They blend out easily and work well together. For $5 a shadow, I'm incredibly impressed but just wish it wasn't as bulky.
Have you tried Colourpop? Do you prefer cream or powder shadows?
I also have 3 Lippie Stixs that have been sitting in my drawers. They look great in person, but photograph weirdly because it looks patchy. If anyone is interested, please comment below so that I can try to figure out how to photograph them better! I have the colors Creature, Bull Chic, and Pitch.