ColourPop’s Super Shock Eyeshadow – Kathleen Lights has long been hailed as a “even better” dupe for the cult favourite MAC single – Amber Lights. Here is a quick swatch attached comparison of the two. 😇
Kathleen Lights, named after the colour creater herself, is a bright golden copper eyeshadow mono that comes in a cream formulation.
Amber Lights, on other hand, is arguably the most loved eyeshadow mono from MAC Cosmetics. The colour is yet again a golden copper with more of the warmth of copper and less of gold.
When kept side by side, they look pretty similar to the eyes, but on a second look you can see the obvious difference where Kathleen Lights seems more metallic and more gold toned than the slightly deeper and more warm Amber Lights.
In terms of application, the MAC eyeshadow is easier to work with – whether you want to use it with any eyeshadow brush or pat it on with a finger.
In case of Kathleen Lights – you need to preferably use your fingers. If you want to use a brush, you will need some kind of a detailer brush (à la MAC 239) to really be able to pick the eyeshadow and pack it up on your eyelids. Normal eyeshadow brush barely picks up this cream based pigment.
I wouldn’t call Kathleen Lights an exact dupe for MAC’s Amber Lights. That being said, they are defiantly similar in colour and that whole coppery-gold thing.