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Sunday, 19 June 2016

ColourPop Super Shock Cheek & Eyes – Swatches, Looks & Review

Colour Pop Super Shock Range Review

This is one post I believe has been delayed the most on our blog and chances are by the time you read it here you have already seen, cherished and drooled over most of the swatches we shall be sharing here :D But that still does not kill our enthusiasm and dedication to get this post out and about.

We have reviewed Colour Pop Liquid lipsticks in two separate posts in the past, which you can view Here and Here but since the Colour Pop Super Shock formula on cheek and eye products differs greatly from anything we have used so far, we considered it fair enough to dedicate a separate post to them.

Colour Pop Super Shock Shadow

I am attracted towards everything and anything metallic when it comes to eye shadows and being an eye shadow hoarder it was hard for me to not go overboard while choosing and purchasing the little babies. Yet I managed to restrain myself to only a few and let me take a moment here to tell you guys, the metallics and ultra-metallics in ColourPop Super Shock Shadow range are simply brilliant! They are such an eye candy to look at. I have had many people swooning and drooling over these when they saw me using them (hehehe).

Product Description

For maximum coverage: Use fingertip and tap shadow onto eye lid. A flat, fine tip synthetic brush will work fabulously as well and is actually better for a more detailed application close to the lash line. However, your fingertips make for the most intense application. To blend: Use a fluffy brush that has good movement, dip tip of the brush into the shadow and blend with a “wind shield wiper” movement throughout the crease of the eye. This will make your shadow softer and more 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.

What Do We Think

All the products in Super Shock range comes in identical packaging – a regular screw-lid pot which feels and looks sturdy; pretty good packaging done there by an affordable brand. The formula on the Super Shock range is not your usual powder or cream or powder-to-cream, it’s very atypical and nothing like we have ever used before. Did that come as a pleasant new experience to us? Yes and no.

For the starters, the formula is loaded with pigmentation. All the eye shadows we have are super pigmented whether metallic or ultra-metallic, although we feel ultra-metallics have that extra bam! effect to them. We don’t own any mattes or satins from the line and I have a logical explanation to that as well.

The formula is a cushion-y cream that applies and dries like a powder. Does it make sense? It’s really hard to describe and probably that’s the reason which interests and fascinates makeup hoarders and enthusiasts about Colour Pop Super Shock line. We have tried using it with synthetic brushes and like they recommend, with fingers as well and in our experience any synthetic brush does not really pick up the product if you try doing so by dipping the brush in it, it’s the formula which is sort of incompatible and applies the best with fingers only. The best we could do with these was to apply with the finger, pack as much as we want on the lid and blend out the edges with a fluffy blending brush.


I neither use shimmer shades in my crease nor on anybody else. So the mattes or satins, which would probably go in the creases and less likely onto the lid, were a turn down for me. I might be wrong but I just never gave them a chance. I have used these over primed lids and have not experienced any creasing. They last long and do not fade away.

Colour Pop Super Shock Eye Shadows Review Swatches

Liberty – Described as the ultra-metallic true intense silver Liberty is the next most dazzling shadow in my stash. It actually came broken to me and pressing the product down with finger did less than any fixing and I kept losing more of the product. It glides on smoothly with zero fallout. Liberty is a close match to Makeup Forever’s Flash Color Pot Silver Cream.

Colour Pop Super Shock Eyes Liberty swatch

Our Rating 

4/5

So just a quick tip here, Inglot’s Duraline is what I used to fix my Liberty. I added a drop of it to the product, levelled the surface with a spatula and left the Duraline to evaporate. There, the eye shadow fixed without losing product to dry pressing.

Sequin – A metallic finish copper-penny-like shade with silver and gold glitter. As far as I know, this shade is the shade with the most “glittery” appearance in the entire range. Like the name suggests, it rather looks like a handful of sequins. It really pops on the lids and nearly blinds you in sunlight. You get the glitter effect without any fallout and can layer it over other shadows, which why this a total win for me.

Colour Pop Super Shock Eyes Sequin Swatch

Our Rating 

4.5/5

Nillionaire – Described as a warm bronze with tons of gold and multi coloured glitter, Nillioanire is what I call a game-changer for any eye look I do. It’s packed with glitter and when swatched it is definitely more glitter than pigment which makes it ideal to use over any other shadow underneath. The multi-coloured glitter transforms the look of any shadow and brings oomph to it. The glitter in it is prone to fallout.

Colour Pop Super Shock Eyes Nillionaire Swatch

Our Rating 

4/5

The next four shadows are part of a set which Kathleen Lights made in collaboration with ColourPop. You can buy these individually if you don’t want to commit to all four. I loved all of them and had to get my hands on the entire set.

Telepathy – It is the most brilliant gold shadow I have in my stash. Described as an ultra- metallic finish bright gold with a green undertone, packed onto the lid it flatters our desi skin tones so well. Loaded with fine gold specks, it is another close match to Makeup Forever’s Flash Color Pot Gold Cream. Telepathy applies smoothly with no fallout.

Colour Pop Super Shock Eyes Telepathy Swatch

Our Rating 

4.5/5

Weenie – It is described as a pearlized finish pinky rose gold. I have a thing for Golds, Rose Golds, Pink-Golds, Olive-Golds, basically Golds of any type. I can have all of them yet will buy more. Weenie is a super pretty pink rose gold which looks amazing on cool, neutral and warm skin tones alike. The formula to this as well is buttery smooth with no fallouts.

Colour Pop Super Shock Eyes Weenie Swatch


Our Rating 

4.5/5

Porter – It is described as a metallic finish warm burgundy with multi-dimensional gold glitter. The gold glitter makes Porter amazing to wear alone. I feel this one lacks pigmentation as compared to the others I have. I feel the need to go over a couple of times with it to get the desired intensity.

Colour Pop Super Shock Eyes Porter Swatch

Our Rating

4/5


Midnight – It is described as a metallic finish black undertone shadow loaded with gold glitter. Again, I feel it’s more glitter and less pigment compared to the pearlized finish ones making it ideal as a top coat over any shadow. The glitter is prone to fallout which seems like a common issue with metallics in Colour Pop Super Shock range.

Colour Pop Super Shock Eyes Midnight Swatch

Our Rating

3.5/5


Price

$5.00 USD each


Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek

Colour Pop Super Shock blushes come in two finishes, matte and satin. Although I wanted to like the matte finish more than the satin one yet it failed to impress me.

Product Description

Fingertips will provide the highest amount of coverage. Brush suggestions: Use a flat synthetic cheek/ foundation brush or a short duo fiber brush; flat synthetic brush will give more coverage and the duo fiber brush will give a more sheer, air brushed effect. 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 Cheek so amazing. Colour builds from natural- looking flushed looks to more intense bright looks. Build to your heart’s desire!


What Do We Think

The packaging is identical, the regular screw-lid pots and the formula on Super Shock blushes is pretty much the same with some minor but visible differences from the eye shadows. Cruel Intentions and Never Been Kissed two limited edition shades released in their Fall 2015 collection.

Colour Pop Super Shock Cheeks Cheerio Never Been Kissed Cruel Intentions Swatches

Colour Pop Super Shock Cheeks Cheerio Never Been Kissed Cruel Intentions Swatches

Colour Pop Super Shock Cheeks Cheerio Never Been Kissed Cruel Intentions Swatches

Cruel Intentions – A warm rose in a Matte finish. Unlike The mattes are not truly matte because you can see super fine shimmer in their pans under sunlight. This is what offers a very natural sheen to them when applied. As you probably guessed, all Colour Pop blushes do not possess the same formula. Cruel Intentions is one of the better ones. It is soft and blends well leaving a gentle stain. This is a very versatile shade that works for many looks. It is a wonderful option for those who just want a rosy glow to their cheeks.

Colour Pop Super Shock Cheeks Cruel Intentions Swatch

Our Rating 

4.5/5

Never Been Kissed – Described as a dusty coral in a Matte finish. The colour is really pretty coral which flatters a lot of skin tones. However, it is not my favourite for many reasons. First, the formula feels drier than Cruel Intentions. It’s that kind of matte waxy formula that does not apply consistently onto the skin but rather appears patchy. I do blend it out properly but even then it is not something I’d reach out for more often. Second, since the formula is similar to eye shadows and is best applied with fingers, Never Been Kissed sticks to my finger and doesn’t really show up on cheeks. I have to dip in my finger quite many times to get the desired effect.

Colour Pop Super Shock Cheeks Never Been Kissed Swatch

Our Rating 

3/5

Cheerio – It is described as a deep cranberry in a satin finish. Nothing like the matte finish, the formula on Cheerio is superb. I am actually amazed how greatly the two formulae could differ in performance. The satin formula does not apply patchy, goes on smoothly, does not stick to my finger and has a fine visible sheen to it which gives a brilliant dimensional effect to cheeks. The deep cranberry shade is perfect for many skin tones since it is buildable to desired intensity and can flatter deeper skin tones as natural flush.

Colour Pop Super Shock Cheeks Cheerio Swatch

Our Rating 

4.5/5

A quick tip: If you want flushed cheeks with dimension, avoid matte blushes. Cream blushes or powder ones with fine visible sheen or shimmer to them look a lot more flattering than powder mattes.

Wisp – Described as a golden champagne highlighter with highly reflective hues of gold duo chrome. I fell in love with it the moment I swatched it. Cream or liquid highlighters look the best as they lack any visible or big chunks of glitter or shimmer and hence look a lot more flattering even on skins even with those relatively bigger pores. I don’t know if it’s with every highlighter from the line but the formula of Wisp feels and applies a lot better than blushes. It does not sport the same embossed texture like eye shadows and blushes and has a flat surface. It is very creamy and applies and blends superbly with fingers. Either you are a fan of subtle glow or strong highlight, Wisp can be built up to desired intensity. It has a downside to it though, I feel it transfers. After a few hours, depending on the temperature outside, it shifts. A good primer and making fixing spray might help reducing the issue though.

Colour Pop Super Shock Cheeks Highlighter Wisp Swatch

Colour Pop Super Shock Cheeks Highlighter Wisp Swatch

Swatches Colour Pop Highlighter Wisp Sleek Contour Kit Medium Carli Bybel Palette

Our Rating

4/5


Price

$8.00 USD each

Here are some photos from our Instagram where we wear Colour Pop Super Shock Cheek and Eye Products :)

Liberty

Colour Pop Super Shock Eyes Liberty Tutorial

Telepathy

Colour Pop Super Shock Eyes Telepathy Tutorial

Midnight

Colour Pop Super Shock Eyes Midnight Tutorial

Porter

Colour Pop Super Shock Eyes Porter Tutorial

Nillionaire and Cheerio 

Makeup Look Colour Pop Nillionaire Cheerio

Never Been Kissed

Face Makeup Colour Pop Never Been Kissed OFRA Santa Monica

Midnight 

Colour Pop Super Shock Eyes Midnight Tutorial

Cruel Intentions

Face Makeup Colour Pop Super Shock Cruel Intentions

Sequin 

Face Makeup Colour Pop Super Shock Eyes Sequin

Sequin 

Face Makeup Colour Pop Super Shock Eyes Sequin

Availability


We hope you enjoyed the post as much as we did working on it. What are your favourites from Colour Pop?

Love,
Fizzah & Sadaf

Disclaimer: This is a personal blog edited by its owners and the opinions expressed here belong solely to its owner's. For questions and queries please email at thepoutpainter@gmail.com
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Sunday, 5 June 2016

OFRA Absolute Cover Silk Peptide Foundation- Review, Live Swatching & Application

OFRA Absolute Cover Silk Peptide Foundation Review Swatches

Hey girls! Right now we are in the middle of the scorching summer in Pakistan so if you have an event to attend, I can sympathize with you. We all look for that one foundation that can withstand the summer heat and constant sweating this close to the equator. Read out to find out if Ofra foundation stood up to the occasion.

Product Claims

Our oil-free and long-lasting makeup is easy to apply and provides healthy looking skin. It consists of 50 different ingredients, such as silk peptides and antioxidants for anti-aging results. Absolute Cover provides incredible coverage and will not come off the skin until a cleanser is used. The super fine texture makes it one of the leading items in our makeup line.

Ingredients

Pure H20, Organic Andean Q Ultra, Silk Peptide, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone Copolyol, Mica, Ribehenin, Butylene Glycol, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Magnesium Sulfate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Laureth-7, Phenoxyethanol, Chloroxylenol, Xantham Gum, Bht. May Contain: Iron & Titanium Oxides.

What Do I Think?

I did not pick this shade #2 for myself. It was kindly sent to us by the lovely Sumbul of Makeup 4 U, which is exclusively selling Ofra Cosmetics Lab in Pakistan online. Unlike other Ofra products, the packaging is pretty decent. I do feel the text fading off it though. It comes in a glass bottle so it’s not travel friendly. However, the pump prevents wastage and works quite well dispensing the right amount of product. You get 36 mL for $39.95 USD, which is generous for a foundation since most come in 30 mL packaging.

Looking at the shade range (Total 13), I am happy to see a good transition from fair-medium-dark in depth. There is only one shade each for cool toned and neutral toned ladies (#1 and #4) in my opinion from online swatches. I have #2, which is for fair, warm toned people. Since I fall in the fair neutral toned category, the yellow pigment shows through a bit making me look “brighter”. I was surprised that I could actually carry off this shade. A great thing about their shade range is that none of them is extreme toned meaning #2 is not very yellow. I would say online shopping for this particular foundation will not be a chore especially since there are good options for South Asian skin tones.

The coverage is quite high and I believe it could be medium to full with no problem building it up. I easily obtained high coverage with a wet Real Techniques Miracle Sponge even though most people use a brush for that. The finish is a flat matte and it sets pretty quickly. The texture is nice and the consistency is relatively thin. I don’t think it presents any problem with blending but it’s best to apply it in sections and blend fast.

Coming to the lasting power, I am impressed. See for yourself. All photos were taken by my camera phone and remain untouched.
OFRA Absolute Cover Silk Peptide Foundation No 2 Swatches

Makeup Look OFRA Absolute Cover Silk Peptide Foundation No 2

The first time I used a wet Real Techniques Miracle Sponge but pumped out more than I needed so here it is in daylight.

Makeup Look OFRA Absolute Cover Silk Peptide Foundation No 2

The second time, I used the same sponge but less foundation and the L.A. Girl Pro Conceal in Orange under my eyes and around my mouth. This was taken in daylight.

Makeup Look OFRA Absolute Cover Silk Peptide Foundation No 2

Fast forward nine hours later after I had made two batches of fries and ate one by myself. Everything was in place except for my under eye because I had runny eyes that day and constantly wiped that area. The before (left) and after (right) were taken in bathroom lighting.

Makeup Look OFRA Absolute Cover Silk Peptide Foundation No 2

I was getting ready for a family wedding and thought I’d skip concealer in a hurry so I put two layers of foundation under the eyes and a thin layer all over my face and neck using a Real Techniques Expert Face brush. These were taken indoors at night after I returned from the event 5-6 hours later.

All my experiences were in the summer so you can see how well this foundation performed on my sensitive combination skin. I use ELF Face primer in Clear, Catrice Prime and Fine Translucent Powder and Ofra Setting Spray in my foundation routine.

Makeup Look OFRA Absolute Cover Silk Peptide Foundation No 2

Makeup Look OFRA Absolute Cover Silk Peptide Foundation No 2

Do check out the video below to see live swatching of this foundation and observe how it looked indoors and in direct sunlight that day.



I hope you found this review and video useful in deciding whether Ofra Absolute Cover Silk Peptide Foundation is worth a try. I think this delivers and is worth the price tag especially since Ofra often offers 30% discount codes through its affiliates.

P.S. This reviews is for the older Ofra foundation formula. They have re-launched the product with a new and improved formula and some more shades added to the range.

Price

$39.95 USD (for 36mL of product)
Note: Please refer to the page mentioned below for price in PKR

Availability 


Pros

Medium to high coverage
Long lasting
Comfortable wear
Handy pump
Doesn’t oxidize

Cons

Bit pricey
Sets fast needs quick blending
Glass bottle prone to breakage

My Rating 

4.5/5

What is your favourite foundation this summer?

Love,
Sadaf

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