ColourPop Wild Child Super Shock Shadows Reviews & Swatches

by Joseph K. Clark

ColourPop Run Wild Super Shock Shadow ($6.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light-medium bronze with warm, golden undertones and pearl along with flecks of contrasting lavender and pink micro-sparkle throughout a metallic finish. It had intense color coverage that adhered well to bare skin with a smooth, even laydown of color that remained blendable along the edges.

The texture was lightly emollient, cream-like to the touch, but dense and spongy as the formula is designed to be. It felt more powder-like once it came into contact with my skin. This shade wore well for 10 hours without fading or creasing on me.

Child Super Shock Shadow

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like the scent).

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.07 oz. – $85.71 Per Ounce

ColourPop Super Shock Shadow is a cream-based formula that comes in a multitude of shades and finishes. The more metallic shades have the most slip to them (they have a “wetter” feel), while the more matte ones have a firmer, more clay-like consistency. Almost every shade I’ve tried from ColourPop has been exceptionally long-wearing (10+ hours of wear, usually there until I remove, even 14 hours later). The pigmentation can vary from shade to shade, but the average shade is quite pigmented.

From the feedback I’ve seen from readers, many love them, but some don’t like them at all. They aren’t a traditional cream eyeshadow, as they are denser (more sponge-like), and they apply best with flat, firm, synthetic brushes (I like the MAC 242 and 249) for me. The brand recommends using fingers for the most pigmented application, but I’ve only felt that fingers were necessary on a few shades (usually the super glittery ones).

The more matte shades can be on the drier side and vary from medium to opaque in coverage, though they’re often buildable.  Though some are lovely to work with, they can be a little hard to diffuse the edges of.

The more glittery shades have been the weakest to me, as they can be sheerer or harder to apply.  Sometimes, they are more pigmented and work as the other finishes in the formula, but often, they are lighter and only function well patted on top of more pigmented eyeshadows to add glitter.  They do, however, tend to have little fallout over time, with the occasional shade having a more moderate amount of fallout (but still less fallout than most powder eyeshadows with glitter).

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