ColourPop Birthday Boy Super Shock Shadow

colourpopbirthdayboyI am a huge fan of ColourPop’s Super Shock Shadows. They’re $5 each, they have a really cool cushy formula, and they last for hours and hours without any signs of wear or fading.

To celebrate their second birthday, the brand gave away a shadow pot in a new limited-edition shade to each customer who placed on order over Memorial Day weekend. Birthday Boy is a one-time-only shade that I describe as a cool, midtone taupe flecked with silver glitter and a slightly violet reflective finish. I usually wear it as an accent in the center of my lids. The formula appears to be the same as ColourPop’s other glitter-infused shadows.

It’s also in limited-editon packaging. Instead of their usual white pots, Birthday Boy comes in a purple pot with an iridescent crown on the clear portion of the cap.

I recently wore Birthday Boy layered over Vanity Fair during an 18-hour day where I was going nonstop. When I finally took off my makeup at midnight, I looked in the mirror and realized my shadow was all still perfectly intact. There was the tiniest bit of creasing on the inner corner of one eye, but that was literally it. No smudging/running under my eyes, no fading, no flaking, no creasing. I continue to be SO impressed with these shadows! I honestly can’t believe they are only $5 a pop.

I’ve found that these shadows are best worn without primer. Just press them onto lids with fingertips or a flat synthetic brush and blend out to diffuse. Glitter formulas are best pressed directly onto the areas you want–these are best unblended. All formulas layer beautifully, so you can build up the intensity.

Have you tried this shade or any of ColourPop’s shadows? What do you think?

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