Colourpop Eyeshadow Review & Swatches after the cut
The fitted box with individual eyeshadow slots was such a special touch. I'm not sure if these boxes are only for PR or for orders of multiples.
Formula wise these are a surprise to do dip in to, soft to the touch and creamy like a mousse. They apply like a light-weight cream shadow and set to a powder finish. The best coverage is achieved with just a swipe of your finger or flat top brush, which is the recommended way to apply them. I wore these for a several hours during the day and they didn't crease in that time period. The formula is featherlight and locks down similar to Benefit's cream shadow's so you could even do without a primer under them.
Fringe - Shimmering champagne with gold and silver glitter.
On The Rocks - Vibrant true bronze with gold and violet glitter.
Liberty - Intense ultra-metallic true silver.
I heart this - Cool toned silvery taupe with multi-coloured glitter
Sour - Light neon lime with satin finish
Deck - Enigmatic metallic gunmetal with lots of silver glitter and flips of pink and violet sparkle.
With the exception of Sour and Liberty all of the first shade set had glitter and boy are they GLITTERY. The cream formula is great for nixing any fall out, but you'll really have to like a lot of sparkle. For me the glitteryness was just too much, but this was my fault for not paying attention and choosing glitter finishes when I don't like glitter...dork! I did ooooh and ahh at the shade I <3 this though, a shimmering champagne taupe that really twinkles up the eyes. A little of this across the lids with some black liner...lookin sooo dang pretty.
Somehow I received a second set by a mix up and these I ended up liking even more. The metallic and satin finishes are much more wearable than the glitters.
Girly - Creamy vanilla with a flash of pink and gold duo chrome finish.
Smash - Neutral medium warm beige with a soft golden satin finish.
Sunnies - Juicy vibrant orange with a satin finish.
Truth - neutral light beige with a warm satin finish.
Get Lucky - Intense ultra- metallic, liquid- like true gold
Ibiza - Bright turquoise with a silver and gold duo chrome finish.
For being a new brand Colourpop has come out blazing, the shadows are beautifully packaged with a luxurious long lasting formula and gorgeous multi-tonal colors and finishes. Those who are fans of sparkling illuminated eyes will really enjoy these, Total effortless glam :) Will be doing some looks with these for sure!
Colourpop Super Shock Eyeshadows ($5) available at colourpop.com