A good neutral shadow set can go a long way in any makeup collection. The shades can be worn alone for casual daytime looks, or mixed with other shades to fit different occasions and styles. When I saw the ColourPop x Shaaanxo Quad, I was immediately intrigued by this set of neutral shadows. This set contains four Super Shock Shadows that are unique to this set. Two are classic neutrals, and two are modern neutrals.
Watch the ColourPop x Shaaanxo Quad First Impressions & Swatches Video to see my first impressions of this set and swatches of each color.
ColourPop shadows are very unique and very different from most brands out there. Their formula is not a traditional powder shadow, but also is not a cream either. It feels like a hybrid of the two. This makes for an incredibly pigmented and smooth formula. It is also very blendable, so it can be as concentrated or as blended out as you want.
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Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, trimethylsiloxysilicate, isododecane, boron nitride, c30-45 alkyl cetearyl dimethicone crosspolymer, synthetic fluorphlogopite, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, mangifera indica (mango) seed butter, aluminum calcium sodium silicate, calcium sodium borosilicate, dimethicone/vinyl trimethylisiloxy silicate crosspolymer, calcium aluminum borosilicate, silica, disteardimonium hectorite, propylene carbonate, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, tin oxide, glycine soja (soybean) oil. [ +/- aluminum powder (ci 77000), bismuth oxychloride (ci 77163), black 2 (ci 77266), blue 1 (ci 42090), blue 1 lake (ci 42090), bronze powder (ci 77400), carmine (ci 75470), chromium oxide greens (ci 77288), copper powder (ci 77400), ferric ammonium ferrocyanide (ci 77510), ferric ferrocyanide (ci 77510), green 5 (ci 61570), iron oxides (ci 77491), iron oxides (ci 77492), iron oxides (ci 77499), manganese violet (ci 77742), mica (ci 77019), red 40 lake (ci 16035), titanium dioxide (ci 77891), ultramarines (ci 77007), yellow 5 (ci 19140), yellow 5 lake (ci 19140)]
Please note that ColourPop currently includes the same +/- ingredient listing for all of their products. This +/- list contains “carmine” as an ingredient. I have discussed this with ColourPop and they have confirmed that the only ColourPop products that contain carmine are a couple of Super Shock Shadows and Blushes. The following Super Shock Shadows are not vegan – Tea Party, Bae, Mittens, Lace, Lovey Dovey, Hunger, and Bubbly. The following Super Shock Cheek shades are not vegan – Thumper, Birthday Suit, Fox. All other products are vegan! They also keep an updated list of vegan options on their FAQ page.
Pros: Incredibly pigmented shades. Very smooth and creamy formula. Great mix of shades in this set. Very blendable colors. Cruelty free brand. Vegan formulas.
Cons: This is not necessarily a con, but the application of ColourPop shadows can be a tricky because they are such a unique formula. It just takes getting used to.
Included in this set are four shades of Super Shock Shadow. Each is created using ColourPop’s unique and one-of-a-kind formula. I do not believe that the shades in this set are limited edition. However, they are not sold individually.
Selfie – This is described by ColourPop as a mid-tone peachy brown. It has a matte finish.
Rebel –This is described by ColourPop as a mid-tone khaki green. It has a matte finish.
XO –This is described by ColourPop as a light champagne shade. It has a pearlized finish.
Deluxe –This is described by ColourPop as a warm red bronze. It has a pearlized finish.
Overall, I really love the ColourPop Not A Box of Chocolates set. Each shade is so pretty! With the six shades that are included in this set, you can make a variety of looks. They also work really well with other shadows. Because this is a limited-edition set that contains only limited-edition shades, I strongly suggest picking it up. The colors are just so pretty and so unique. I think that anyone, no matter their style, will get a lot of use out of the ColourPop Not A Box of Chocolates set.
Photos by Justin M.G. Mendez