ColourPop Super Shock Shadows Haul
ColourPop are one of the most buzzed about brands and I finally decided to place my very first haul when they had free international shipping over the Black Friday weekend as well as 20% off. I have a couple of ColourPop Shadows already which my friend gave me and I absolutely love them so I was waiting for their next free shipping deal to take advantage and add some more shades to my collection. ColourPop have a pretty extensive range including liquid lipsticks, lip liners, lip glosses, eyeliners and many more but I couldn’t resist ordering seven new shades as part of my ColourPop Super Shock Shadows Haul.
Eyeshadows are my favourite makeup product so their Super Shock Shadows were always going to be at the top of my ‘to buy’ list and it was very hard to choose only seven, but I didn’t want to spend more than $35 as worried about customs fees. Each of the ColourPop Super Shock Shadows are just ColourPop each which is incredible value for shadows of such amazing quality, especially as each shadow contains 2.1 grams of product.
Unfortunately there is nothing you can do to avoid customs fees which is seriously frustrating, but it’s all down to the UK Border Control and their customs they levy on packages entering the UK. They used to have a $35 threshold but that’s been scrapped from what I can gather, as I got £12.50 of customs fees on this order. I wouldn’t let the customs fees put me off ordering from ColourPop as I will just budget the fees into the final price on future orders as they’re absolutely no avoiding them sadly but I won’t let them stop me from getting my ColourPop fix.
The ColourPop Super Shock Shadows are each packaged within white, plastic circular pots with screw lids with a clear window and holographic wording. The packaging is super sleek, and I like how easy they are to store and stack, especially in my acrylic makeup storage cubes and I like being able to see the individual colours without checking the shade names on the bottom.
The formula of the Super Shock Shadows are so unique to any other shadow formula I’ve tried as they feel soft and spongy, and apply like a cream and if you don’t keep the lids screwed on properly, they will dry out. ColourPop give a three year shelf life for unopened shadows, and one year for opened shadows although I know some people have had their shadows for much longer without them drying out.
In terms of application method, ColourPop recommend using a fingertip to press the shadows on the lid for maximum colour payoff, or using a synthetic flat and fine brush for applying along the lashline. Shadows can also be applied in the crease with a fluffy brush in windshield wiper movements.
Puppy Love: This shade is part of their NKLA collection, and all proceeds from the sales of this shade will be donated to the Best Friends Animal Society and their NKLA effort to Save Them All. I bought Puppy Love purely due to the charitable donation as it’s quite a basic, pale shimmery champagne shade but I really admired that they were donating to such a worthy cause and the lid has a cute little puppy paw print on it too.
La La: Described as being a “metallic soft copper“, I couldn’t resist this shade as it looked like the perfect rose gold shade and I love it even more in real life and think it works well as a one shadow look as it’s multi-dimensional.
I <3 This: The ColourPop leader loves this shade so much they affectionately named it I Heart This, and is a”taupe with silver sparkle“- it’s seriously stunning, and words don’t do the shade justice.
So Quiche: A “soft metallic olive with violet and gold sparkle” – one of the prettiest shadows I’ve ever seen. I can’t get over how beautiful this particular shade is – I love it so much.
Hammered: I love green shadows so I couldn’t resist this shade, and is a “blackened olive with gold sparkle” and is such a wearable green shade for those who don’t know how to wear green toned. This is my favourite shade from the whole haul – it’s so beautiful.
Cricket: This is still a very pigmented shade but it’s not as concentrated as the other shades but it’s packed with sparkle and is described as a “icy purple with multi-dimensional glitter“.
Sequin: According to ColourPop, Sequin is a “metallic penny-like copper with multi-dimensional glitter” which describes it perfectly as it looks like a brand new copper coin with lots of sheen.
I am so happy with all of the shades I purchased within my ColourPop Super Shock Shadows Haul and there isn’t one shade which I’ve found to be disappointing. I am so excited to try more shades from the ColourPop Super Shock Shadows collection but after falling in love with the ColourPop Moments of Weekness Ultra Matte Lip Collection, I’m also dying to try more of their lip products too and will be placing another haul very very soon so I would love some recommendations of shades or products which I should definitely purchase.
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