Colourpop Nillionaire Super Shock Eyeshadow ($5) is one of a few new shades of eyeshadow that launched with the Colourpop Summer 2015 Collection and oh so afford at five bucks! Going into this purchase I was quite excited because Nillionaire is a really gorgeous warm bronze shade. Honestly, Colourpop’s swatches and images do not do this one justice!
But be warned, it’s a glitter bomb!
Take everything you know about the Colourpop Supershock Eyeshadow formula and forget it because Nillionaire truly brings things to a new level. This formula is a good deal softer and squisher than eyeshadows I’ve purchased in the Supershock range before….!
First off, you can’t go wrong with Colourpop! At $5 each in an array of delicious shades truly their eyeshadow gives you mega bang for your buck. These little babies come housed in a chunky white compact that houses 0.07 oz of eyeshadow and quite remind me of the MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow packaging and on some levels the formula is kinda similar too!
Colourpop Nillionaire Super Shock Eyeshadow
Colourpop Nillionaire Super Shock Eyeshadow Swatches
Most of the Colourpop eyeshadows I own have a hybrid formula with a cream to powder texture that’s lightly creamy and blends very, very easily onto lids. I think the exception to the rule here is Nillionaire. This is ALL cream, all the time! The texture is very creamy yet has a slightly crumbly texture with mega fall out issues. It does have a squishy feel but the powder set that many of Colourpop’s eyeshadow sport is absent here. This is quite cream but doesn’t quite apply like a powder nor does it set to one. For me it applies, acts, and sets as a cream eyeshadow. This isn’t a bad thing, it’s just a new thing for Colourpop as typically you get the application and ease of a cream application but the set and wear of a powder. I use my finger to apply Nillionaire because that gives me the best control over where I place color and it also minimizes fall out. Nillionaire is a beast of a glitter bomb and it does have quite a good deal of fall out during application but once applied I didn’t notice any issues with fall out. As I mentioned the texture of the shadow is crumbly and isn’t as pressed together as other shades I own from the brand. I think this crumbly issue translates into a bit of chunky, glitter fall out. Typically I’d suggest a sponge eyeshadow applicator for application but this actually causes more fall out so smoothing on with fingers really minimizes this issue.
I didn’t have issues with creasing when I wore the shade with primer but without I did experience creasing towards the middle of my lid at around hour three of wear. I had no fading issues during the wear with or without primer however, to avoid creasing I’d highly recommend an eyeshadow primer. This color is quite customizable as you can do a sheer layer or you can build for more intensity. As I said this is LOADED with gold and multi-colored glittery chunks so you might want to go easy when building. It has a liquid metal finish that catches the light and sparkles beautifully! The color is a warm, dark bronze perfect for Summer eye looks! For some reason the shade quite reminds me of Chanel Initiation Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Eyeshadow but considerably richer in color, intensity, and shimmer.
It has a few application quirks but Colourpop Nillionaire Super Shock Eyeshadow is a keeper! This one gets a Muse Approval.
Available now at colourpop.com.