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Colourpop Supernova Shadow- Hard to Empress



I cannot hide my excitement when I heard about these new liquid eyeshadows. At first glance, this was a very promising dupe to the beloved "Stila Magnificant Metals Liquid Eyeshadows" ($24.00). These are hyperpigmented glittery shadows that looks absolutely stunning on the lids. To find something similar for a fraction of the price was worth a closer look at.

Colourpop recently released five new "Super Nova Shadows" that retails for $7.00 on their website, each containing 0.17 oz. This is 0.2 oz more than the Stila Shadows. I managed to grab the shade "Hard to Empress" at the time of my order. 

Swatches 


Hard to Empress w/ natural lighting

"Hard to Empress" swatch with flash

Hard to empress is a rusty burgandy color. On the lids, these appear more copper to the eye. It swatched very evenly on my arm. It comes with a standard doe foot applicator that makes it very easy to work with.

Application


I decided to create a halo eye look, featuring this colourpop shadow as the pop of color in the center of the look. 




I went in with a warm orange transition shade on my lids. I blended it out focusing most of the color in my crease and diffusing the color into my brow bone.




Next I went in with a dark burgandy brown shade in my outer corner. I started off with small amounts of color and gradually built it up into the intensity that I desired. I repeated the same steps to my inner corner, leaving the center of my lids relatively bare.




Lastly, I added the supernova shadow to the center of my eyelids and blended the edges out with my fingers.




This is my finished look.  My initial thoughts- I'm super impressed. These are very reflective and made a big impact. The true test though is to see how it wears throughout the day.

Wear Test

3:00pm Check-in


7:00 pm check-in


11:00 pm check-in

Results: 
3:00pm Check in:  Everything looked as if I had just applied it. 

7:00pm Check in: I am now on the bus, that is why the lighting looks so weird. My eyeshadow have not budged at all. I'm starting to get really impressed. This is 6 hours after I have applied it.

11:00 pm Check in: Excuse the mess, at this point, I was so tired, I've already removed half my makeup. , I noticed some of the eyeshadow had begun to get patchy. The shine was still there, but it definitely did not look as opaque and even as when I first applied it. There was no glitter on my face whatsoever, and the eye-shadow overall still looked pretty good after 10 hours of wear. 

Final Thoughts:

Overall I would give this product a 8/10. Colourpop description of these shadows are as followed:

These high-impact ultra-glittery shadows have a metallic base, are extremely long-wearing, and can be used as a base, alone, or as a topper.

These are more so liquid metallics. They look very foiled on the lids, but not as glittery/shimmer as I would like. On my lids, I noticed minimal glitter, but I definitely would not replace my loose glitter for these supernova shaodws. For 7 bucks, I would say go for it. They are absolutely stunning on the lids. However if you are looking for something with tons of glitter with little to no fallout, I would stay stick with the Stila Magnificent Liquid Shadows. Those will give you more impact. 



See you next time,

- T. N 













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