May 20, 2015

Colourpop Flipper Super Shock Shadow Review & Swatches

Colourpop Flipper

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

Colourpop Flipper Super Shock Shadow swatches

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.

Colourpop Flipper fotd

Colourpop Flipper Super Shock Shadow fotd

Have you tried Flipper?

What was your experience like?

Do share!

I purchased this item.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

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  • Codename Duchess

    Thanks for the heads up on Nillionaire and Flipper not setting like a normal Colourpop shadows. That kills my lemming for both of them since I don’t like the way cream eyeshadows feel on my lids when they stay creamy or tacky. Have you tried Shark Attack or Coconut from this collection? If they end up being more like Nillionaire and Coconut than the normal Colourpop formula, I may skip their summer collection entirely and just buy more highlighters!

    • Isabella Muse

      my pleasure! They feel ultra soft and creamy to me Duchess! I feel like the other shades I own have a cream texture but set to a powder and I’m not getting that with some of the new Summer shades! Not tacky mind you but not completely powder either! I haven’t, but will shortly!!!!!!!!! 🙂

  • Katherine T.

    Hi Muse, I actually like the way this looks on your eyes. It is sheer, but the shimmer gives a nice bright sparkle to your eyes, like you got 10 hours of sleep. I might have to get this shade for Monday mornings 🙂

    • Isabella Muse

      why thank you dear! and I was all “OMG I look tired today!” haha 😀

  • Bridget

    Hi Muse hope you had a good vacay! love the pink lip with flipper so fresh and glowy for summer 🙂

    • Isabella Muse

      thanks miss! 🙂 I’m glad to be back chica xoxo!

    • Isabella Muse

      thanks dot! It’s Sephora Double Contouring Blush in Coral Flush!

    • Isabella Muse

      oh thanks! it’s NYC Color Cosmetics Expert Last Lip Color Matte in Velvety Fuchsia

  • Genevieve

    I can see what you mean about the colour – on me it would look too pale, but it is a lovely colour for darker complexions.

  • Kitschygrl

    I got flipper & shark attack, love shark attack but flipper hardly had any pigmentation & by the end of the say I had sparkles All over my face (not pretty for my age 40+).