Despite how intense the swatches of ColourPop eye shadows appear, they apply quite softly and naturally. It takes me building up the colour a few times in the crease to get my desired effect, but I LIKE that. I even take the darkest shade, which is where my entire eye look goes wrong when I use pigmented shadows, with my finger and blend it out on the outer v and it diffuses beautifully. Not every makeup product needs to be insanely pigmented to be considered good. Products you need to build up give you the control for a softer look that you can amp up.
My all time favorite shadows that I use in conjunction with one another (and haven’t been able to stop for the last month, which says a lot considering the embarrassing amount of makeup I have) are: Hanky Panky, Wilshire, Crenshaw and Truth.
(Top Left: Truth, Top Right: Wilshire, Bottom Left: Hanky Panky, Bottom Right Crenshaw)
Here’s how I apply them: I put Hanky Panky in my crease (and slightly above it) and then go in with Wilshire slightly lower in the crease and in my outer ‘v’. This adds a beautiful amount of camel-warmth to the lids and starts to add dimension. I layer the two because you can still see Hanky Panky peaking through Wilshire, which’s adds the most beautiful halo effect on my eye. I then go in with Crenshaw, concentrating it on my outer ‘v’ and diffusing it towards the inside of my eyelid. Then finally for a pop of colour, I layer on Truth right in the centre of my lid all the way to my tear-duct to add light.
What are your favorite ColourPop Super Shock eyeshadows or which ones do you have on your wish list?