ColourPop Wave Breaker Super Shock Shadow Duo Review & Swatches

ColourPop Wave Breaker Super Shock Shadow Duo ($12.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a new cream eyeshadow duo designed to complement the High Tides palette. It features Coconut, a repromote, and Shore Thing, which is new (at least to me!). Both shades were pigmented, emollient, and fairly easy to work with, though Coconut was a little more emollient than ideal.

Coconut is a deep blue with subtle, cool undertones and a smooth, metallic finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff in a single layer, which applied fairly evenly but was best applied using a moderately-dense shader brush and packed on. Once it dried down to a more powder-like finish, it could be blended out without becoming a little patchy (due to the formula being a little too emollient initially). It wore well for 10 hours without fading or creasing on me.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like 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 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.  They can be a little hard to diffuse the edges of, though some are lovely to work with.

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 like the other finishes in the formula, but often, they are sheerer 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).

Browse all of our ColourPop Super Shock Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

cyclopentasiloxane, aluminum calcium sodium silicate, dimethicone, trimethylsiloxysilicate, isododecane, silica, c30-45 alkyl cetearyl dimethicone crosspolymer, cyclohexasiloxane, boron nitride, dimethicone/vinyltrimethylsiloxysilicate crosspolymer, phenoxyethanol, disteardimonium hectorite, glycine soja (soybean) oil, mangifera indica (mango) seed butter, tin oxide, ethylhexylglycerin, propylene carbonate, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, ferric ammonium ferrocyanide (ci 77510), ferric ferrocyanide (ci 77510), iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77499), mica (ci 77019), titanium dioxide (ci 77891), yellow 5 lake (ci 19140).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Shore Thing is a bright, lighter teal with subtle, cool undertones and a sparkling sheen. It had rich color coverage in a single layer paired with a smooth, moderately emollient consistency that felt cream-like to the touch but was quick to dry down to a more powder-like formula as soon as it came into contact with my skin. It stayed on nicely for 10 hours without fading or creasing on me.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like 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 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.  They can be a little hard to diffuse the edges of, though some are lovely to work with.

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 like the other finishes in the formula, but often, they are sheerer 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).

Browse all of our ColourPop Super Shock Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, synthetic fluorphlogopite, trimethylsiloxysilicate, isododecane, boron nitride, calcium aluminum borosilicate, c30-45 alkyl cetearyl dimethicone crosspolymer, cyclohexasiloxane, silica, dimethicone/vinyltrimethylsiloxysilicate crosspolymer, phenoxyethanol, disteardimonium hectorite, glycine soja (soybean) oil, tin oxide, mangifera indica (mango) seed butter, propylene carbonate, ethylhexylglycerin, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, iron oxides (ci 77491), mica (ci 77019), titanium dioxide (ci 77891).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.


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