Colourpop Flipper Super Shock Shadow, names apparently due to the user’s tendency to flip out upon application haha, is a new Colourpop Super Shock Eyeshadow that launched with the Colourpop Summer 2015 Collection.
Can I just say that Colourpop has really been on a roll lately with new releases? There’s quite a good deal of delicious products launching lately including the Colourpop Highlighters, the new blushes, and of course, now the Rumer Willis Collaboration.
Let’s take a look at Colourpop Flipper!
Colourpop Flipper Super Shock Shadow should have been a total me color. I LOVE oranges and peaches on my eye big brown eyes. They just seem to work great. This is a very soft shade of tangerine with a good deal of shimmery silver and pink glitter. Thankfully this isn’t as chunky as the shade Nillionaire which I recently reviewed nor did it have the fall out issues of that particular shade.
Colourpop Flipper Super Shock Shadow
Colourpop Flipper Super Shock Shadow Swatches
Typically Colourpop Eyeshadows are soft with a hybrid formula that’s squishy like a cream but that sets on lids to a powder. So far two out of the several Summer 2015 Eyeshadow shades have proved to have a little bit of an extra soft formula. Both Flipper and Nillionaire had a very, very soft, creamy squishy texture. I don’t feel like they ever set to a powder on my lids and feel more like a cream eyeshadow versus the typical Super Shock hybrid formula. Flipper likes to crease so you’ll want to prep well with eyeshadow primer to keep it wearing strongly. I had no issues with creasing so long as I wore primer but did see creasing without and fading without.
I’m disappointed in Flipper. It’s such a pretty shade in the pot but it doesn’t quite translate well on my skin tone. It’s too sheer and has more sparkle than actually color. Colourpop calls it metallic but for me it has almost a duochrome finish as it seems to reflect a little greenish in a certain light. I wish the shade was a smidge more pigmented or even darker as it would really pop! Unfortunately, I felt it applied with more sparkle than color! It might however, work well on fairer skin tones than my own!
Colourpop Flipper Super Shock Shadow wasn’t a love for me but I will say I’m liking what’s going on with the Colourpop Super Shock Shadow range for Summer. The textures of the Summer range seem softer and squishy with a very easy to blend formula.
Have you tried Flipper?
What was your experience like?