Skin Tone: Light to Medium with warm undertones
Skin Type: Combination
ColourPop Super shock shadows are known for their beautiful buttery texture, good longevity and wide colour selection. Today, I will be reviewing the shade “Elixir,” which is part of their fall 2016 collection. Elixir is also part of the Zingara quad which retails for $18. So, let’s see how this eyeshadow fared for me.
$5.00 USD for 0.07 oz.
Take a sip of this mid-tone true terracotta in a matte finish. This long-wearing crème powder formula has an elastic-like texture that is totally party proof. Avoid the fallout from traditional powder shadows and say goodbye to raccoon eyes! This feather soft formula glides on and feels freakin’ amazing. Super Shock Shadows come in a ton of kick ass shades in multiple fabulous finishes.
How To Use:
For maximum coverage use the fingertip to tap shadow on the eyelid. A flat, fine tip synthetic brush is perfect for detailed application close to the lash line. Using a fluffy brush that has good movement, dip the tip of the brush into the shadow and apply with a “windshield wiper” movement throughout the crease of the eye. This will make your shadow appear soft and diffused like a total pro! When finished, close that sucker up tight! Don’t leave the jar opened for long periods of time, you may lose some of the magic that makes the Super Shock Shadow so amazing.
My Experience with ColourPop Elixir Super Shock Shadow:
Packaging: The packaging comes in a white round pot with a transparent screw lid. The lid has a holographic writing on the top – ColourPop. The bottom of the pot specifies the name of the product “Elixir.” The eyeshadow comes in a white cardboard box with the name of the product and the ingredients list.
Texture and Application: The texture of this eyeshadow is super creamy and buttery. It is a mix between a powder and a cream product. It is creamy to touch, but when you apply it on your eyes, it gives a satiny finish. The product has a scale-like pattern to it. Due to its texture, it is best applied with your fingers. Keep the jar tightly closed, so that the product doesn’t dry out. I didn’t have any fall out during application of the shadow.
Pigmentation and Coverage: The eyeshadow is super pigmented. One swipe with your finger is all it takes to get full coverage. Since the texture is creamy, use a synthetic fluffy brush to blend the product. If you want to pack on the colour you can use a dense synthetic brush. To get more shine, spray the brush with MAC Fix plus, but I personally feel that the fingers give best pigmentation and coverage.
Shade and Finish: “Elixir” is described as a mid-toned terracotta shade in matte finish and it is indeed a stunning medium-toned orange-y brown eyeshadow with a matte finish. There is no glitter in this shade. Elixir will be a good transition shade. The eyeshadow blends flawlessly and the colour payoff is insane. This shade will suit all Indian skin tones since it is a very warm eyeshadow. It’s just perfect for fall.
Staying Power: The staying power is really good with this eyeshadow. It stays on for around 8 hours even without an eye primer. This eyeshadow doesn’t crease on me even after applying the eyeshadow on my oily lids for the whole day. Overall, I am very happy with the product.
Pros of ColourPop Elixir Super Shock Shadow:
- Beautiful terracotta shade.
- Extremely pigmented.
- Good packaging.
- Cruelty free.
- Good longevity.
- No fall out.
Cons of ColourPop Elixir Super Shock Shadow:
Would I Recommend/Repurchase ColourPop Elixir Super Shock Shadow?
Yes, I do recommend it and yes, I will repurchase.
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