Bad or Rad | ColourPop Double Rainbow Super Shock Shadow Kit Review

Bad or Rad | ColourPop Double Rainbow Super Shock Eyeshadow Kit Review and Swatches

ColourPop is one of the most hyped-up online beauty brands due to the company’s high-quality, affordable products. Although the brand now boasts a wide range of goodies from skincare and base products to mascara and liners, ColourPop originally made their mark with the release of their Super Shock Shadows, a unique creme-to-powder shadow. When the Super Shock Shadows were released, there weren’t any eyeshadow formulas quite like this available on the market.

Product Claims

ColourPop promises that the creme-to-powder shadows included in the Double Rainbow Kit will be “super creamy” and “insanely pigmented” with one swipe of the finger. Also, the brand promises that the just one swipe will provide full pigmentation without producing any fallout. Finally, CP promises that these shadows will be long-lasting on the eye.

ColourPop Double Rainbow Eyeshadow Kit
ColourPop Double Rainbow Eyeshadow Kit

For best results, CP recommends applying directly with a finger or a flat shader brush.

Price & Packaging

ColourPop’s Double Rainbow Shadow kit retails for $25.00 USD. Given that ColourPop Super Shock Shadows normally retail for $5.00 USD, buyers essentially receive a free shadow when purchasing this kit. Each shadow included can be purchased individually in ColourPop’s standard, white Super Shock Shadow packaging.

ColourPop Limited Edition Double Rainbow Kit Packaging
ColourPop Limited Edition Double Rainbow Kit Packaging

The 6-pan kit comes in a minimalist, holographic package. While the holographic box is cardboard, the outer sleeve of the kit is plastic. Each shadow comes in the brand’s iconic, twist-top Super Shock Shadow case, but with a colorful, limited edition twist! The individual packaging comes in a unique color for each shadow included in the set. I love the contrast between the color of the packaging compared to the color of the shadows.

ColourPop's Limited Edition Double Rainbow Packaging
Limited Edition Double Rainbow Packaging

However, it is important to note that this packaging is bulky and needs to be tightly closed after each use otherwise the shadows will quickly dry out.

Ingredients & CF Status

One of my favorite things about the ColourPop Super Shock formula is that it does not contain Talc. I have been growing weary about this common cosmetic ingredient. Although the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) approves Talc for cosmetic use, there has been rising concern over the use of this ingredient in personal care products due to how it is mined alongside Asbestos (a harmful mineral known for causing Cancer and Mesothelioma). Most mining companies claim that they rigorously test their mines for Asbestos contamination, but in recent years inspectors have found contaminated beauty products being sold to children.

As always, ColourPop does not test on animals.

Eyeshadow Swatches

My forever disclaimer: Swatches are not a perfect indicator of eyeshadow performance. However, they do provide a clue as to a shadow’s pigmentation and ability to blend.

Per usual, I’ve swatched each eyeshadow on my inner arm without any primer. Each color was swatched using a finger (top) and brush (bottom). Each swatch represents one swipe of color.

ColourPop Double Rainbow Eyeshadow Kit

Eyeshadows (top to bottom in below swatch photo) | Falling Up (icy taupe with pink and blue glitter), ZZZ (metallic copper with rosy flip), Roy G. Biv (warm pink with gold duochrome flip), Milky Way (pinky violet with blue flip), REM (periwinkle with lavender and silver glitter), and IRL (Yellow-Green with bronze duochrome shift)

As you can see by this photo, each shadow included in the Double Rainbow kit swatches perfectly with a finger but is essentially nonexistent when swatched with a brush. Every shade included within the kit is high shine and impactful without looking super chunky.

ColourPop Double Rainbow Eyeshadow Kit Finger & Brush Swatches
ColourPop Double Rainbow Eyeshadow Kit Swatches

Even though I don’t tend to wear a ton of light colored eyeshadows, the colors that I reach for most are Falling Up, Roy G. Biv, and ZZZ. These are the most “wearable” shades for my daily life. Also, these three shadows are wonderful for one-shadow looks because they make my eyes look huge!!

Application & Wear-Time

As expected and as noted by the brand, the Super Shock Shadows are best applied to the eye with your fingers. A flat brush will work, but applying with my fingers provided the best color payoff. That being said, in order to get the true pigmentation, I needed to press into each pan quite firmly and pat two layers of product onto the eyes. As a result, the shadows did crumble slightly and produce some fallout.

Also, despite only owning these shadows for 3-4 months, I’ve already hit pan in the shade Falling Up. Although the shadows look quite bulky due to the packaging, there is actually very little product in each pan. When factoring the pressure needed to build up pigmentation and the amount of actual product in the pan, it is not hard to go through these shadows. As someone with a large collection, this doesn’t bother me. In fact, this is somewhat of a good thing for me, because I love being able to work through makeup.

Overall, I was very pleased with how these shadows performed on the eyes. When worn with a primer, the shadows stayed in place without fading or creasing for 10-hours+… an impressive feat for my oily lids. When worn without a primer (not a common habit for me), the shadows only lasted 4-5 hours before creasing and fading.

Available Retailers

Currently, this kit is only available on ColourPop’s website even though it’s sister palette, Chasing Rainbows,  is available at Ulta.

Final Thoughts

Despite some minor flaws, I love the Super Shock Shadow formula and I am super pleased with the Double Rainbow kit. I wholeheartedly recommend this kit to anyone who loves playing with colorful eyeshadow. However, if less than four shades in the kit speak to you, I recommend purchasing single shadows in the standard packaging instead because the cost would not be worth it.

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ColourPop Double rainbow Eyeshadow Kit Review

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Have you tried ColourPop’s Super Shock Shadow formula before? Do you like creme shadows? Let me know in the comments below.


48 thoughts on “Bad or Rad | ColourPop Double Rainbow Super Shock Shadow Kit Review

  1. Great review! They look so beautiful, especially the shade ‘REM’. It sucks you’ve hit pan though, the bulky packaging is quite deceiving. It’s so difficult to access Colourpop in the UK but if I venture to the US anytime soon I’ll definitely swatch these in store!xx

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  2. Thank you so much for your comment! 💜 Hopefully ColourPop will expand more into the UK!! They recently did a collab with Zoella, so hopefully that is a sign they will be doing more in the UK soon. ☺️

    I was really pleased with the performance of these shadows! I don’t mind hitting the pan so early (because I own WAY too much makeup), but this might be a deterrent for someone looking to really invest in some shadows for the long-run.


    1. Aw thank you, Jennifer! 💜💜 ColourPop definitely sells many neutral Super Shock Shadows in matte formulas, too! They used to have a very neutral bundle that donated a portion of each sale to the LA Humane Society!! 🐶 🐱

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  3. This is a great review, as always!! Wow, these shadows look amazing, I’m in love with the packaging! I don’t normally play with a lot of colourful shadows, but these shadows really make me want to experiment! The pinky toned shadows really speak to me, they look beautiful 😍 😍

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    1. Aw thank you, girl! 💜 Your support always means everything to me!! ☺️ I’m so glad that these colors make you want to experiment with some color!! Brands like CP and ABH are so good at making color approachable. 🌈

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  4. What a brilliant, thorough, in-depth review! I have (still) never tried Colourpop which is quite bad really, isn’t it? I love the look of these shadows so much though, and you’re right, the packaging is iconic. I am living for this rainbow twist to the packaging! The colour of the pots vs the actual shadow colour is very striking and cool. I love the look of Milky Way, it’s definitely the kind of shadow I’d pick up and then be scared to wear haha! I’m not sure I’d buy the whole set but there are a couple of shades I’ll have to check out as singles. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

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    1. Thank you so much for this thoughtful comment! ❤ I'm glad that you also love the striking contrast between the shadows and the packaging. Definitely let me know if you grab any Super Shock singles!! 😀


    1. Ahh I’m so glad that you found this at the right time. Having oily lids is such a struggle – like I can never use concealer to prep my lids because it won’t last! Definitely let me know if you end up picking anything up. ❤


  5. Wow! I would not have expected that you hit pan on one of these in just 3-4 months. All of the shades are just gorgeous & the finger-swatches really turned out beautifully. Great review!!

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  6. Your recent colourpop posts have made me really want to put in an order and get some bits for myself. Living in the UK you have to do a big order to make it worth it but I really just want to make one (especially with the release of the Disney Villan collection and the spring collection). There are some super shock shadows that are so unique that I just NEED to try one. Thank you for such an in-depth review lovely!
    Alex x

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      1. Please tell me there will be a review girl please!! I haven’t tried one thing and I’m buzzing to make myself an order. The spring collection looks amazing too so I can’t wait to try them😍

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      2. Omg lol – I bought the spring palette collection too lmao!!!!! 🙈🙈🙈 and yes I will be doing a review! I wasn’t planning on making these purchases, but I watched the ColourPop “swatch party” videos on YouTube and I was hooked! I need to avoid those in the future lol

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    1. thank you so much for your comment – Falling Up is definitely a lovely shade. Some colors can be intimidating at first, but I’m definitely growing more and more confident in taking risks with my eyeshadow color choices. And yes – talc is such a strange mineral … I don’t mind it *as much* with shadows, but I may switch to a talc-free setting powder for setting my face makeup!

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