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
ColourPop Double Rainbow Review March 19, 2019
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 Although the brand boasts a wide range of goodies, ColourPop originally made its mark with its Super Shock Shadows. I picked up the Double Rainbow Kit earlier this year. 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 are “super creamy” and “insanely pigmented” with one swipe of the finger. One swipe provides full pigmentation without producing any fallout. Supposedly the shadows last on the eyelids throughout the day.
Price & Packaging
ColourPop’s Double Rainbow Shadow kit retails for $25.00. Given that ColourPop Super Shock Shadows normally retail for $5.00, 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.
It is important to note that this packaging is bulky. However, the bulky design protects the shadows inside. If not closed properly, the Super Shock Shadows dry out.
Ingredients & Cruelty-Free 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. Discover more affordable, Cruelty-Free brands here.
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. More specifically, I swatched each eyeshadow using a finger (top) and brush (bottom). Finally, 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. Also, the colors are vibrant metallics but do not look chunky.
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 formula make my eyes look huge. In fact, I even panned one of these shades in 2020!
Application & Wear-Time
The Super Shock Shadows apply best using fingers rather than brushes. 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 crumbled and produced fallout.
Although the shadows look bulky, there is little product in each pan. The pans are not deep,
so it is easy to go through these shadows. [Edit: LOL NO. Follow along with my journey to finish one shade.]
Overall, the shadow performance impressed me. 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 Double Rainbow Kit Sold?
Sadly the Double Rainbow Kit is no longer for sale.
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.
However, if less than four shades in the kit speak to you do not purchase it. Instead, purchase single shadows in the standard packaging rather than the Double Rainbow Kit.
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