So for the longest time, I was very turned off from buying anything Colourpop – with the incredible social media hype around the eye shadows and lippie sticks all the time, and literally everywhere – I felt like it was too invasive as a brand and decided not to fall for the hype. Fast forward a couple of months, and there was a Black Friday sale that made me want to order, thinking that even if they weren’t worth the hype I would have something to review on my blog (ahh the brain of a blogger, always thinking of ideas)
Complete Image Credits – HERE! and HERE! respectively (since I’ve lost my memory card and now my Colourpop Eyeshadows are all used and not-so-pretty to photograph – plus this is my go to blog as well, go and have a read – you’ll love it I’m sure)
So, a friend who was coming over brought along an array of their infamous liquid lipsticks (check HERE!) for me along with a couple of eye shadows that I had had delivered to his place. Since I will always choose lip products over eye shadows I played and tested the liquid lipsticks for a long time before I came onto the Colourpop Super Shock eyeshades!
Now you guys need to believe me when I say – these blew me away! From the texture to the pigmentation to the finish; there is nothing at fault here! I could be paid to find a fault with these and I still wouldn’t be able to come up with any.
The texture is quite unusual, it’s almost wet and cushion-y and indents as soon as you touch it. On the website it says to always keep them tightly closed when not in use so I’m assuming they have some sort of liquid action going on that needs to not dry up! Anyways, whatever the science behind it is – these are smooth, silky (insert all positive adjective for an eye shadow) and unlike anything I’ve tried in terms of eye shadows in general.
The pigmentation is basically the bomb.com – I first tried these with a brush and was blown away by how pigmented the shades I have were, but the real treat came when I used my fingers to apply. O.M.G It was a moment where I questioned myself and wondered why I did not give into the hype and order earlier! If you think that the pigmentation with these on your eyelids is good with a brush, please use your fingers and prepare to have a magical makeup moment! What you see in the pan, is what you get! Nothing less 🙂
These suckers last for ages and even after a full work day in the summer heat, I found that their shine or pigment had barely faded. Like I’d give it a 9/10 after a 8am to 6pm day – they’re THAT great! So once you put them on, there will be no need to faff around or be worried about half your eye shadow fading away. These will stay put!
There are a truck load of finished ones, but the ones I ordered are the metallic and shimmer/sparkle finish. When I tell you the swiping on the shimmers with your fingers and blending it out makes you look like you’ve applied pigment and glitter and spend 40 minutes on one eye alone – please believe me. The sparkle is on another level – it seriously looks like you’ve done a lot with your eye makeup when in fact all you did was swipe on a shade with your fingers in under a minute! Some other finishes include matte and satin.
Now these pots of amazing-ness are priced at $5 a pop and I know you’re thinking hmmm..that’s too cheap, maybe these are the result of sketchy ingredients somewhere in China (just like I thought) but that is not the case. These are produced in the Colourpop warehouses in LA, so best believe they got their act right there. Also, almost 95% of the products are Cruelty-Free – it’s a win-win for us humans and animals alike so yay for that!
Where To Buy –
You can buy Colourpop products directly through their website HERE!, or if you are living in Pakistan then order through online Facebook pages! I’ve written a guide of trustable pages I’ve ordered from, read about it HERE!
I will be swatching some of my favorites shades tomorrow, so if you have any questions let me know here in the comments below.
Here are some other posts that may interest you –
My Colourpop Matte Lip Collection – HERE!
5 Days of Colourpop – Day 1 – HERE!
5 Days of Colourpop – Day 2 – HERE!
5 Days of Colourpop – Day 3 – HERE!
5 Days of Colourpop – Day 4 – HERE!
5 Days Of Colourpop – Day 5 – HERE!
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