ColourPop is one of the most hyped-up beauty brands. Although the brand boasts a wide range of goodies, ColourPop originally made its mark with its Super Shock Shadows.
Curious to try the unique creme-to-powder formula, I picked up the Double Rainbow Kit. Please keep reading for a ColourPop Double Rainbow review.
ColourPop Double Rainbow Claims
Before diving into the ColourPop Double Rainbow review, let’s take a look at the claims about the formula.
ColourPop promises that the shadows included in the Double Rainbow Kit will be “super creamy” and “insanely pigmented” with one swipe of the finger. One swipe should provide full pigmentation without producing any fallout. The shadows are intended to last on the eye.
ColourPop Double Rainbow Eyeshadow Kit
ColourPop Double Rainbow 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 receive a “free” shadow in this kit. However, each shadow can be purchased individually in the standard, white packaging.
The kit comes in holographic box with a plastic sleeve. Each shadow comes in the brand’s iconic, twist-top Super Shock Shadow case, but with a colorful twist. I love the contrast between the color of the packaging and the shadows.
Limited Edition Double Rainbow Packaging
It is important to note that this packaging is bulky. Each pot needs to be tightly closed after use otherwise the shadows will dry out.
ColourPop Double Rainbow Ingredients & CF Status
One of my favorite things about the ColourPop Super Shock formula is that it does not contain Talc. As always, ColourPop does not test on animals.
ColourPop Double Rainbow Swatches
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.
I’ve swatched each eyeshadow on my arm without any primer. Each color was swatched using a finger (top) and brush (bottom). Each swatch represents one swipe of color.
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. In comparison, the shadows are nonexistent when swatched with a brush. Every shade included within the kit is high shine. The colors are vibrant metallics but do not look chunky.
ColourPop Double Rainbow Eyeshadow Kit Swatches
Even though I don’t wear a ton of light eyeshadows, the colors that I use the most are Falling Up and Roy G. Biv. These are the most “wearable” shades for my daily life. The light color and high shine make my eyes look huge.
ColourPop Double Rainbow Application & Wear-Time
The Super Shock Shadows are best applied to the eye with your fingers. A flat brush may work, but applying with my fingers provided the best color payoff. I needed to firmly press into each pan and pat two layers of shadow onto the eyes to reach full pigmentation. As a result, the shadows did crumble and produce some fallout.
I’ve already hit pan in the shade Falling Up. Although the shadows look quite bulky, there is little product in each pan. The pans are not deep, so it is easy to go through these shadows. As someone with a large collection, this is a good thing for me. I love being able to work through makeup.
Overall, I was pleased with how these shadows performed on the eyes. When worn with a primer, the shadows stayed in place without fading or creasing for over 10-hours. When worn without a primer, the shadows only lasted 4-5 hours before creasing and fading.
Where is the ColourPop Double Rainbow Kit Sold?
Currently, this kit is only available on ColourPop’s website even though it’s sister palette, Chasing Rainbows, is available at Ulta.
ColourPop Double Rainbow Review – Final Thoughts
All in all, after analyzing my ColourPop Double Rainbow Review, I am pleased with the kit. Despite some minor flaws, I love the Super Shock Shadow formula. I wholeheartedly recommend this kit to anyone who loves playing with colorful eyeshadow.
If less than four shades in the kit speak to you, I recommend purchasing single shadows in the standard packaging rather than purchasing the Double Rainbow Kit.