Tuesday, 13 February 2018

ColourPop Super Shock Eyeshadows (+ Highlighter)

It's been a while since I posted my ColourPop Haul (see here). Unfortunately, because of travelling around and the dreaded effects of winter (namely dry skin and lips), I didn't get as much use from most of these products over the last few months, especially the liquid lipsticks (which you probably saw me mention in my previous post). However, and this was quite unexpected for me too, I have gotten quite a bit of use from the ColourPop Super Shock eyeshadows, and I can safely say they are some of my favourites!

The shades I ordered were; Cornelius, Kathleenlights, Sequin, and I got Party of Five thrown in as one of the anniversary items.

I was kindly helped with recommendations by Sal from UmmBabyBeauty and Sultana from SultanaSays .

They both recommended Cornelius as an everyday lid shade, and boy were they right! It's perfect, it's very similar in colour to the natural shade of my lids (an almost medium beige) but makes them look slightly brighter and wider (which is good because I don't actually have much lid space, I'm literally all big eyes and very small lids, slightly hooded). That's one of the reasons that I'm giving up eyeliner (which would have been my signature look if you asked me 2 years ago!). That, and also I simply can't be bothered, so I find myself foraying more into single eyeshadows instead. Cornelius has a matte finish, and I don't think most people would be able to tell you had eyeshadow on, it's almost indiscernible. As it blends in with my skin, sometimes I like blending other colours on top of it slightly, like Sequin, just to give it that bit more of a glow and pink tint.

The next shade that I was looking forwards to was KathleenLights because it's always good to have a strong gold in your collection. First of all, I was blown away by the pigmentation of this! The pigmentation of Cornelius is decent in terms of a matte finish, but the pigmentation of KathleenLights has to be in one of the top eyeshadows I've ever tried. It's a bold, coppery gold with a shimmer finish, which you can simply tap into for full liquid gold (yep it's that intense!). I like applying this around the centre of the eye lid, and it looks just as intense hours later as it did when I first applied it.

I'll admit that when the rose gold trend first came out I wasn't too interested, and thought it would die out soon, but honestly I'm like a magpie nowadays; anything gold, rose gold, shimmery, glittery and I'm away with the fairies! (I even brought another glittery midi skirt today - a bargain for £12 I must say). Getting back to the point, I had to get Sequin just for those rose gold vibes. Sequin is a rose gold, albeit with a slightly more pink tone, with fine gold glitter flecks running through it. Whilst it's a shimmer eyeshadow, I would say it has a bit of a metallic look too. The pigmentation is again amazing, although not quite as shocking as KathleenLights, but still one of the nicer formulas around. I actually find Sequin quite wearable for a daily basis too, it can came across more pinish if not build up (it reminds me of the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Pink Gold), but the rose gold definitely comes through when it's layered up.

Lastly, I received Party of Five as one of the anniversary free items, I think the 5th anniversary items all had a purple theme. The container does differ from the other items with a white casing, as it has a burgundy one instead. With Party of Five the shade is actually really reminiscent of Sequin, the obvious differences for me is that it stands out a bit more as it has a vivid purple-pink tint, compared to Sequin where the pink tint is slightly more subdued. Otherwise, they are very similar in terms of pigmentation, the gold glitter flecks running through them, and the shimmery (slightly metallic) finish. I don't think party of five really matches up to the purple theme (it's more pink than anything), but I'm not complaining as it still makes a really pretty shade, like Sequin.

Finally, one of the other free gifts I got was the SuperShock cheek highlighter in High Five. It did arrive cracked, but I'm not hugely fussed as I don't reach for powder highlights that often and I left it too late to do anything anyway. The texture of this is just as buttery as the eyeshadows, and it goes on so smoothly. The shade is a bit baby pink, which I didn't think I could pull off as it's probably best suited for cooler skintones. I also prefer highlighters that give the impression of a sheen, but this one does have noticeable shimmer particles. However, when I came to wear it, I just couldn't do it. It's glitter overload! The highlight shade doesn't show up well, so I ended up adding more and more, and all you could see was the glitter. I like applying my highlighter down from my eyebrows in a c shape, and it just looked like I'd been playing around with eyeshadows. On that note, it does actually make a nice eyeshadow because the pink shade comes through when you pack it on, so hey looks like I got 3 pink eyeshadows to play with. But as a highlighter, no.

I hope you enjoyed this post!
What are your favourite eyeshadows?

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  1. those shades are amazing!! so so pretty! xx


  2. I'm still yet to buy anything from colour pop - I LOVE the look of these eyeshadows though!xx

    Lucy | www.lucy-cole.co.uk

  3. I just NEED to try some Colour Pop products, these shades are absolutely stunning!

    Emily xo

  4. Oh wow these look amazing! Haven't bought from Colourpop in a long time.

    Candice | beautycandyloves.co.za

  5. I am truly obsessed with colour pop products! Ever since they came out with their powder products I've been making easily one order a month which is crazy. I'm already itching for another order from them and I want to pick up a few new shades of the super shock eyeshadows. Their cream formula is just pure magic! Lovely post. x


  6. Colourpop is an amazing brand! I just wish It was more available in the UK.
    ||Caitlin|| http://caitlinpaigexox.blogspot.co.uk

  7. These are absolutely gorgeous, kathleenlights is such a pretty golden shade. The highlighter looks subtle. I love Colourpop as a brand. :-)

  8. Just looking at high five and seeing it cracked is making me feel upset haha! I aswell have heard sooo many good things about Cornelius (I love how she named it after her dog!) I can tell this would look amazing on the lids.
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

  9. The "party of five" shade is so pretty!

  10. ColourPop are my favourite brand, I just love their eyeshadows so much! Sequin is one of my favourite shades, as is Quiche and DGAF! xx

    Gemma Etc. ❤️

  11. I love ColourPop - especially the eyeshadows and Kathleenlights is an absolute favourite of mine :)

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  12. These are all so beautiful. I'm drawn to Kathleenlights, its so pretty!


  13. WOW, these are stunning!! Love the cornelius. Subtle but a gorgeous shade!!

  14. Thanks for the shout out my lovely. I already knew I would enjoy seeing what else you picked...I love Cornelious and I definitely need to make more use of it xx

  15. This is so pretty! Love the colours.

    Gemma x

  16. I literally can't even decide which of these shades is more gorgeous! Party of Five is soooo beautiful - I can imagine how wearable that shade is! :)

    aglassofice.com x

  17. I love ColourPop, but I always struggle to order, as the customs puts me right off. All of these shadows look so gorgeous, I love the look of the highlighter too xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  18. I received Party of Five and High Five too when I placed my order a while back. I also ordered some more eyeshadows but I haven't got the time to use them more than twice but I should since the shades are so beautiful. You can't go wrong with Colourpop!


  19. Wow it's been a long time since I used the Super Shock Shadows, but I remember them being amazing so I think I should play with them again! I love that Cornelius shade especially since that's the type of neutral that is right up my alley <3

    Stacey, thebambieyes.com

  20. Cornelious does look like the perfect everyday lid shade and you can easily pop a shimmery shade on the centre to make it pop. Beautiful selections!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  21. I really love the Kathleen Lights and Sequin shades! I am impartial to a bit of shimmer! :) Can't got wrong with these prices either...!

  22. These eyeshadows are lit! Now I wanna try them ♥ Lovin' the shimmery ones especially! Anyway, I'm following you now on your blog and on Bloglovin!

    God bless and stay gorgeous! Hear from you soon!

    Love, Airish
    Gorgeous Glance

  23. Oh my, these look so good! I've never ordered anything but LL from Colourpop but I'm going to have to take the plunge!


  24. These ones look so amazing.

  25. Colourpop game is always strong! These shades look SOOO stunning, girlie. Especially the KL one <3 Gorgeous! I kind of have been avoiding liquid lipsticks too in this dry cold weather but since I tried ABH ones, I'm hooked. They are so hydrating & long-lasting.
    xox Nadia

  26. These are gorgeous shadows! Colourpop's range is top notch. As great as their shadows are, I prefer their palettes myself! It's a nice selection when you're feeling overwhelmed with the single shadows / formulas.

    Sam / My Beauty Cloud

  27. All of these look amazing -- and they all look SO PRETTY when swatched!!




  28. I've mostly ever read reviews on their lipsticks, never their eyeshadows, so it was nice to read your thoughts and see some swatches! The colors are so pretty. I like to use colors that blend in more with my skin tone as a base for more vibrant shades, too. I also really like their anniversary color, so pretty! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having a great week!



  29. Kathleenlights is such a beautiful shade! My favourite eyeshadow is the pocket eyeshadow palette from W.Lab, a Korean brand, not sure if you've heard of it? I love how natural the colours look on my eyelids.

    yanrula x

  30. They all look very nice! I love the KL shade too, so sparkly. I am new to the brand, but if you ever crave a platinum-super-glittery-yet-cool-yet-easy-to-wear shadow - check out their I Heart This shadow. I use it non stop! xx

    Naya // partyparrotblog.com

  31. I want them all, they’re so pretty!

    Serene xoxo