ColourPop Telepathy Super Shock Eye Shadow Review, Swatches: Hi everyone, so this is the 3rd eyeshadow from the Colourpop Kathleen Lights quad “Where the Night is”. I have already talked about “Porter” and “Weenie“. Honestly, I am in love with this quad and I cannot wait to review these as a bundle. I am going through a colourpop phase right now. 😀 I mean I can’t help it because their products are pretty amazing. In fact these days all I have been using is these eyeshadows and a lippie stix. Well we all go through that one brand phase sometimes. 😛 So without further wait, let’s jump right into our review for Telepathy.
About ColourPop Telepathy Super Shock Eye Shadow
Telepathy – An ultra-metallic chartreuse
This long-wearing crème powder formula has an elastic-like texture that is totally party proof. Avoid the fall out from traditional powder shadows and say goodbye to raccoon eyes! This feather soft formula glides on and feels freakin’ amazing. Super Shock Shadows come in a ton of kick ass shades in multiple fabulous finishes.
Finish – Ultra Metallic
Ingredients of ColourPop Telepathy Super Shock Eye Shadow
Cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, trimethylsiloxysilicate, isododecane, boron nitride, c30-45 alkyl cetearyl dimethicone crosspolymer, synthetic fluorphlogopite, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, mangifera indica (mango) seed butter, aluminum calcium sodium silicate, calcium sodium borosilicate, dimethicone/vinyl trimethylisiloxy silicate crosspolymer, calcium aluminum borosilicate, silica, disteardimonium hectorite, propylene carbonate, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, tin oxide, glycine soja (soybean) oil. [ +/- aluminum powder (ci 77000), bismuth oxychloride (ci 77163), black 2 (ci 77266), blue 1 (ci 42090), blue 1 lake (ci 42090), bronze powder (ci 77400), carmine (ci 75470), chromium oxide greens (ci 77288), copper powder (ci 77400), ferric ammonium ferrocyanide (ci 77510), ferric ferrocyanide (ci 77510), green 5 (ci 61570), iron oxides (ci 77491), iron oxides (ci 77492), iron oxides (ci 77499), manganese violet (ci 77742), mica (ci 77019), red 40 lake (ci 16035), titanium dioxide (ci 77891), ultramarines (ci 77007), yellow 5 (ci 19140), yellow 5 lake (ci 19140)].
How to Use ColourPop Telepathy Super Shock Eye Shadow
For maximum coverage use the fingertip to tap shadow on the eyelid. A flat, fine tip synthetic brush is perfect for detailed application close to the lash line. Using a fluffy brush that has good movement, dip the tip of the brush into the shadow and apply with a “windshield wiper” movement throughout the crease of the eye. This will make your shadow appear soft and diffused like a total pro! When finished, close that sucker up tight! Don’t leave the jar opened for long periods of time, you may lose some of the magic that makes the Super Shock Shadow so amazing.
Price of ColourPop Telepathy Super Shock Eye Shadow
$ 5.00 for 0.07 oz which is around 2.1 grams. Like I have mentioned before and probably all of you guys know it already, Colourpop is an online exclusive brand. Hence its products can only be purchased at its official website.
In Detail ColourPop Telepathy Super Shock Eye Shadow Review, Swatches and My Experience
The eyeshadow comes in the classic super shock product packaging which has a small little white colour jar. It has a see through screw lid. The bottom label has details about the product. Screw lid ensures that we are able to shut it tightly since colourpop shadows in super shock formula tends to go dry if left open.
The texture of the CP super shock eyeshadow is like silk mousse. Its soft and buttery in true sense. In fact this amazing formula is why it applies so smooth and evenly. Pigmentation is again very intense and the shadow gives opaque coverage in a single swipe.
Normally gold eyeshadows tend to have an orange undertone. However Telepathy is this beautiful metallic gold with some olive green undertones. Definitely one of the most unique shades that I have seen in a budget brand. Colourpop says that it delivers the best results when tapped on with fingers. However personally I always use this with my brush and so far I have no complains. You just got to be precise while patting on the eyeshadow on the eyelids. Once you pat it on properly then blend around the edges to smoothen out everything.
Telepathy is pretty much an opaque shadow on its own however I have tried to layer it. In fact it layers pretty well too and intensifies the metallic look. Its easy to blend and I experienced no fall out. It does not crease or fade on my for 10+ hours which is a big thumbs up. Also I would like to emphasise the fact that this eyeshadow has a full on metallic finish and there are no noticeable glitters or shimmers at all.
Telepathy is one of those eyeshadows which every makeup lover needs to have in their collection. In fact I love tapping it on in the middle of my eyelids all the time because this gold compliments smokey eye looks so well. I love me a smokey eye look and I love gold. Hence this is pretty much going to go in my all time favourites list. In fact I am thinking of getting another one of this.
ColourPop Telepathy Dupe?
In the drugstore brands, I haven’t noticed any dupes of this eyeshadow. However in higher end brands I know a few which look very similar to this if not exactly. Kat Von D’s Prophet Metallic Eyeshadow Pigment is the most similar shade to Colourpop’s Telepathy. Prophet was a limited edition shade so I am not sure if it’s available now. Prophet was also included in Kat Von D’s Serpentina palette. 2nd Eyeshadow which I find similar to Colourpop Telepathy is Urban Decay Blitz eyeshadow. Too Faced has a eyeshadow named “Instigator” which looks almost the same as this but lacks the super buttery texture like telepathy and is more warm. Marc Jacob’s Plush shadow “About last Night” is slightly more warm golden than this and has less green undertones.
I am heads over heels in love with this one. In fact, I will be filming a video review of the ColourPop Kathleen Lights quad very soon since this definitely deserves an entire video. I appreciate Kathleen Lights for coming up with such a beautiful quad 🙂
More Photos, Swatches
PROs of ColourPop Telepathy Super Shock Eye Shadow
1. As always, I love the packaging of colourpop products.
2. Gorgeous metallic gold with olive green undertones to it.
3. Applies beautifully, no fall out and gives an even finish.
4. Does not crease or fade for 10+ hours.
5. Costs only $ 5.00 which is awesome.
CONs of ColourPop Telepathy Super Shock Eye Shadow
1. The one and only con is the availability of colourpop makeup.
1. Always prime your eyelids before using any eyeshadow to get its true colour pay off.
2. First Pat the shadow on your eyes and then start blending the edges. Because we want the metal gold to show. As well as we want everything blended out nice and smooth.
3. Close the lid of colourpop super shock eyeshadows tightly after use otherwise they might dry up and get crumbly.
4. Use a good oil or cream based makeup remover to take off the eyeshadow completely.
5/5 (I mean this is near perfect as an eyeshadow)