This is far from my first highlighter palette from Colourpop, and it’s not my first Super Shock Highlighter either, but it is my first Super Shock Highlighter palette! Upon it’s release I was a bit puzzled, because I thought that the super shock formula in a palette would dry out awfully quick. I was not the only one with that concern and I saw several comments asking about that in Colourpops Instagram page, where they applied explaining that the Super Shock highlighter formula is different than the eyeshadow formula and does not dry out (why they don’t make eyeshadows in the formula that doesn’t try out is a puzzle to me), and they are probably right. I had my super shock shadows for only a few months before I noticed a difference in formula and they started getting a bit dry. On the other hand I have the highlighter “Lunch Money” which is probably around 2 years old now, and it’s still just as good. So it’s probably right that these highlighters won’t dry out even though they are in a palette.
The palette has the same type of cardboard packaging as their eyeshadow palettes have, and just as slim. I was a bit afraid that it would be bulky since the single containers for these highlighters are quite bulky, but I guess the pan with the actually product fits nicely in a slim palette. I like that it’s so slim and neat!
The color selection is really pretty. There is a white, a pink and two golds. Except the darkest gold shade they all fit my winter skin tone. In other word this is good if you have a light skin tone, but I don’t think you will have any issues if you are medium either. The white and the pink are probably too light if you have a darker complexion, but I do think the two golds will look flattering on everyone. I am really happy with the different shades, and I don’t mind that I can use one of them only in summer because that is usually the case with every highlighter palette I own. I can rarely use everything, so 3 out of 4 on my winter skin tone is fairly good!
The formula on these are exactly the same as in their singles. It took me some time to get used to this formula. The main reason being that so many recommends using it with your fingers, and I don’t really like how it applies with fingers. I am not the biggest fan of putting on makeup with fingers anyway. So I was not too enthusiastic about the super shock formula to begin with. But after I found a few of my highlighter brushes that it works well with I have become a big fan! Now I feel like I need to grow my collection because they looks so great on the skin, and now that I found a brush that works with them I am loving them! So if you are like me and not the biggest fan of applying highlighter with fingers than I recommend giving them a try with a brush even though most people seem to recommend applying with your fingers.
The finish on these highlighters are very glowy and almost wet-looking. None of these have any glitter which I like, however I do like some of the super shock highlighters with glitter in, for instance Flexitarian. This formula just seem to work with glitter too!
My overall impression of this palette is really good, and I am hoping to see more super shock palettes being released because I love how these look on the skin! Now I want more super shock highlighters!
What is your favorite shade?
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