I wanted to post a look using ColourPop’s Not a Box of Chocolates, which was a holiday release (sorry). I mainly wanted to show how they look and talk about how they apply. 🙂 So this is going to be a sort of short review, too. I used a matte shade, Doe-a-Deer, which they ended up making permanent and the other colors I used aren’t that hard to dupe anyway.
ColourPop’s Halo, Partridge, and Doe-a-Deer are the only eyeshadows I used for this look. I used the NARS Pro-Prime Smudgeproof Eye Base under everything, and a primer/base really helps the colors to pop more. ColourPop actually suggests you apply these shadows with your finger, to really pack on the pigment. I find that this absolutely makes a difference in how the colors apply.
Basically, I patted on Halo on the inner 2/3 of the lid. It’s a pale, non-metallic gold with a little bit of sparkle. It’s a “Satin Luxe” finish, which means that it has a bit of shine, but it’s nothing too “LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME,” which is what the ColourPop Metallics are like.
I ran Partridge through the crease and outer corner with a fluffy brush, which is probably why the nuance of the shade isn’t really seen here. Sorry, Partridge. If packed on heavily, it belongs to the MAC Club Club, along with the other blue-green-red duochromes.
Doe-a-Deer is a beautiful deep purple-brown matte, and I added it on the outer corner. This is definitely my favorite shade.
Then I just rimmed my lower lash line with a nude kohl liner, added a slick of black liquid liner, curled my lashes, and added some mascara.
And das it. Nothing very special with everything else! On the whole, I do like the ColourPop Super Shock Shadows, and if I didn’t already have a gajillion eyeshadows, I would probably go out and buy more. I find the screw-on caps a little annoying if you’re on the go, but they work well enough if you’re sitting comfortably while doing your makeup. I did drop Doe-a-Deer and it kind of cracked/shifted a little, which is weird because the textures of these are kind of wet and mousse-y. So I’m a little ??? about it, but I like them a lot. Worth the 5 bucks, though to my understanding, these don’t have a whole lot of product in them.
If you have these, REMEMBER TO CLOSE THEM REALLY TIGHTLY. They are apparently really prone to drying, which explains the screw-on lid in the first place.
— K-Palette Real Lasting 2Way Eyebrow in G101*
— NARS Pro-Prime Smudgeproof Eye Base
— ColourPop Super Shock Eyeshadow in Halo (LE)
— ColourPop Super Shock Eyeshadow in Partridge (LE)
— ColourPop Super Shock Eyeshadow in Doe-a-Deer
— K-Palette 1Day Magic Tattoo Eyeliner*
— Le Métier de Beauté Anamorphic Lash Mascara in Midnight
— Rimmel ScandalEyes Eye Kohl in Nude
— NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger
— NYX Powder Blush in Taupe
— NARS Powder Blush in Orgasm
— 3CE Original Lipstick in So Pink
* Items marked with an asterisk are PR Samples.