Colour Pop 'Sequin' Review + EOTD

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A few months ago I hauled my first ever Colour Pop products, and of all the things I ordered I only got one eye product: The Super shock shadow in Sequin.

At the time it seemed like a good idea to get a variety of products and Sequin looked so beautiful online that I convinced myself that I only needed one shadow. That was a huge mistake.

On the Colour Pop website Sequin looks like a stunning metallic rose gold. It still looks beautiful in this picture, but when swatched it shows up as a red-orange shade with an obscene and unflattering amount of glitter.

Imagine my disappointment when I see a reddish-brown get on my lid instead if a rose gold. And where did the glitter come from?

Eye of the Day (EOTD)

Here is the look I created using Sequin on the inner two thirds of the lid paired with a rich royal purple Coastal Scents Hot Pot in the outer third. 

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The Rest of the Face

NYX First Base Primer Spray

Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation

Graftobian Corrector in Soft Orange

Lorac Unzipped Cheek palette

Makeup Revolution Vivid Bronzer in Golden Days

Wet n Wild Brow Pencil 

Urban Decay All Nighter Spray

 

Colour Pop Supershock Shadow Review

I don't really understand why Colour Pop gets so much praise for its squishy yet, innovate formula. Yes, it's unique, but the formula also make it more difficult to work with than a standard eyeshadow.  You either have to use it with a sponge tip applicator or your finger for the best results. I personally had the most success with my finger.

I imagine a matte shadow would be even trickier to use if your purpose it to use it as a transition shade or a crease shade. That's probably why I don't see a lit of people using them in that way anymore.

The Supershock Shadows are also more difficult to store than regular shadows as there is no option for them to come in a palette and they cannot be depotted to go into a palette because doing so would put the unique formula at risk of drying out. They must be stores in their individual pots, preferably in a way that displays all of the colors for easy access.

It's obvious that my first impression wasn't a good one and choosing the wrong shade does contribute to some of the negativity. However application, blending capability and storage are problems you might run into with any of the shadows you pickup from this line.

I definintely want to try out more from the Supershock Line because now I'm desperate to find one that I actually like.

If you have any suggestions for Coloup Pop Supershock Shadows you think I should try I'd love to read about them along with your personal favorites in the comments.

 

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