For a Pop of Color From Santa Monica, Try the New Colour Pop Super Shock Shadows

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Colour Pop Super Shock Shadows

Wearing Colour Pop Super Shock Shadows in Desert, Ibiza, Sunnies, Cheeky, Ratchet and Dare

Bargain hunter says what now?! The new Super Shock Shadows by Colour Pop are only $5 each?

Colour Pop

Colour Pop

A new makeup line from Santa Monica, California, the brand does eyeshadow singles in a double rainbow of hues and finishes for just $5 each.


Other than being totally affordable, they feel pretty interesting, too. While they look like powder eyeshadows on the skin, they feel more like a creamy mousse to the touch.

To get the most intense color on your lids, Colour Pop recommends applying the shadows either with a finger or a flat eyeshadow brush.

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadows

Wearing Sunnies (upper crease), Ibiza and Ratchet (crease), Desert (lids), Cheeky (inner corner) and Dare (lower lash line)

I’ve tried applying and blending them with a bunch of different brushes, and for me, fingers or a flat eyeshadow brush create the most vibrant colors. Most of the time, I’ll grab a domed, tapered fluffy brush because, you know…girlfriend is not about to sweep a bright purple into the crease with a finger, even though it would be possible, but my clumsiness knows no bounds, and it could also be a recipe for disaster.

The fluffier the tool, the more it tends to diffuse the shadows, which is why these appear super intense in the arm swatches (where I applied them with a finger) and mellower on my lids.

Just an FYI…in case the thought of parting with yo’ 217 or 224 freaks you out.

Colour Pop Desert


Colour Pop Sunnies


Colour Pop Cheeky


Colour Pop Ratchet


Colour Pop Dare


Colour Pop Ibiza


Colour Pop Swatches from the left: Sunnies, Ibiza and Ratchet

Swatches from the left: Sunnies, Ibiza and Ratchet

Colour Pop Swatches from the left: Desert, Cheeky and Dare

From the left: Desert, Cheeky and Dare

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadows

Additional eye makeup worn in this look: MAC Chromographic Pencil in Black Black (water lines), MAC Fluidline Gelecreme in Deep Dark Brunette (brows) and Ardell 120 Demi False Lashes

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadows

That’s Hourglass Ambient Light Blush Radiant Magenta on my cheeks and MAC Lustreglass in Pinkarat on my lips

It’s a cool look, no? — kind of glistening and dreamy… I like.

I’ll usually just buff one of the colors (neutral golden brown Desert is my jam!) all over the lids, then do a little black liner on the water lines.

As these don’t suffer from fallout (only the faintest bit), applying one is quick and easy, and it lasts all day long on my combination oily/dry lids with almost zero creasing or fading…and that’s either with or without primer.

The brand is still fairly new, so right now they’re only available online at They do offer free shipping, though, on orders over $30, which adds up to six shadows.

Not a bad way at all to experiment with some new brights. 🙂

Is that Tabs behind the curtain?


Clearly these tabby curtain tie-backs need to find their way into my life, STAT.

Thanks to reader Goode for the heads-up! These cat lady gems (which look a lot like someone I know…) are available now at for $24 a pair.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Alison M says:

    Okay, these look like fun. And between the fab colors and your tight waves, total mermaid alert! I wonder what Tabs would do if he saw those curtain tie backs, haha!
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  2. Let says:

    I totally thought the curtain tie-back was a photoshop job LOL

  3. You looking fabuloussss karen.. the eye makeup is just flawless and I m loving your new skin look.. it looks refreshingly fresh, smootth and glistening… 😉
    Just for $5 these sounds great.. though a little sheer but I am already liking them a lott and mousse like formula.. I gotta give them a shot!!
    BTW those cat curtain tie backs are so cuttee.. tab got a partner or may be an intruder in his territory.. 😉
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  4. artemis says:

    What a beautiful look, I love the combo! You look very pretty, nice hair.

  5. kate says:

    Im loving the colour dare!!! So beautiful the way you applied it! Do you know if they ship to Canada?

  6. Erin says:

    WHOA! This look is surprisingly wearable. I really love the colors.
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  7. Sylirael says:

    <3 Dare <3

    Seriously, be still my beating heart, etc!
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  8. Iris says:

    Those are a steal and I love bright eyeshadows! I’ve “liked” their FB site.

  9. Harriet says:

    Whatever you did looks so amazing on you. Dare on your lower lash line is incredible and I’ve seen you in TONS of looks! Which black liner did you use?

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