The $5 Eyeshadow Wonder

I don’t think there’s anyone out there that hasn’t heard of colourpop by now. They took the world by storm using social media marketing. Today, I want to talk about their famous Super Shock Eyeshadows which can be purchased here for five dollars a piece.

The instructions say they perform best with fingers and they’re certainly right  about that. The best way I can describe them is a cream to powder formula. They are nicely pigmented and go on the lids smoothly. I have a matte side that I like to apply with my fingers into the crease, then blend out with a fluffy synthetic brush. They are not the easiest to blend, however. I also found that the darker shades can be a bit patchy, but since they are easy to layer this isn’t a big problem. I didn’t notice any creasing with them, but I don’t have particularly oily eyelids. The lasting power on these is pretty impressive, especially the darker shades. Overall, I like them and I’m glad I have a few in my collection.

Left to Right: Drift, Weenie, Porter, Bandit, On the Rocks
Left to Right: On the Rocks, Bandit, Porter, Weenie, Drift

The shades I own:IMG_1872

On the rocks: bronze with gold and violet glitter

Bandit: matte, rusty brown

Porter: burgundy with gold glitter

Weenie: Rose gold

Drift: pearlized cranberry




Cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, trimethylsiloxysilicate, isododecane, boron nitride, c30-45 alkyl cetearyl dimethicone crosspolymer, synthetic fluorphlogopite, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, mangifera indica (mango) seed butter, aluminum calcium sodium silicate, calcium sodium borosilicate, dimethicone/vinyl trimethylisiloxy silicate crosspolymer, calcium aluminum borosilicate, silica, disteardimonium hectorite, propylene carbonate, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, tin oxide, glycine soja (soybean) oil. [ +/- aluminum powder (ci 77000), bismuth oxychloride (ci 77163), black 2 (ci 77266), blue 1 (ci 42090), blue 1 lake (ci 42090), bronze powder (ci 77400), carmine (ci 75470), chromium oxide greens (ci 77288), copper powder (ci 77400), ferric ammonium ferrocyanide (ci 77510), ferric ferrocyanide (ci 77510), green 5 (ci 61570), iron oxides (ci 77491), iron oxides (ci 77492), iron oxides (ci 77499), manganese violet (ci 77742), mica (ci 77019), red 40 lake (ci 16035), titanium dioxide (ci 77891), ultramarines (ci 77007), yellow 5 (ci 19140), yellow 5 lake (ci 19140)]

P.S. In case you are wondering what happens when one of these is dropped, take a look at Weenie. It didn’t crumble, but it did move in the pot.

Thanks for reading,


Melissa Bee


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