Trying Out Sugarpill Cosmetics : Review + Swatches

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TBH, lately I've been feeling totally overwhelmed by my makeup collection. So much so, to the point where I haven't had any inclination to really add anything to my collection over the past month or so.

This little break from buying has given me a chance to really enjoy what I have and also clear out some space for new makeup because I was able to declutter my collection without immediately replacing the things I've gotten rid of recently.

I did however break my makeup fast on a recent trip to New York City, where I picked up a few Sugarpill Cosmetics products from Ricky's NYC.

Now if you've never heard of this brand, it's Cruelty free, mostly vegan pro brand based in California. Although, I never personally tried any of the products before this, a lot of the products get sooo much hype in the beauty community and on Youtube that it had been on my beauty wishlist for ages. From what I can tell, the brand is known for its super bright neon eye shadows and super pigmented loose pigments. Let's see if these actually live up to the hype though!

I ended up picking up 5 items: 2 single eyeshadows and 3 pigments.

Chromalust Loose Eyeshadows ($14)

The Chromalust loose eye shadows come in cool little jars with white writing. They come in 16 shades and come in 4 g jars. I noticed that one of my containers had less product, but I'm more than sure that's because these are packed by weight and not volume. The only thing that's a little concerning for me is the lack of a sifter, so you definitely have to be careful to not spill this pigment when opening it.

The colors I picked up:

Click Bait is a neutral green with a silver metallic duochrome finish. This shade is super unique in my opinion and would work well for any green look and if you're daring this shade could work as a lip topper if mixed with clear gloss. The shimmer in this shade is so pretty.
Royal Sugar is a blue based pigment with purple glitter. It's so vibrant and the glitters really enhance the color of this shadow.
Strangeling a royal iridescent purple. I probably have a few pressed eye shadows in this colors, but I personally think you can never have enough purples so I'm not mad at this pigment. It reminds me of my old school Mac Pigment in Cornflower.

I personally love the versatility of loose pigments. They have much more flexibility than pressed shadows because they can be mixed with other colors for a custom shade and used for other purposes like to create a custom lip gloss or something. I love to use these pigments with my Inglot Duraline mixing medium for an extra punch of pigment. You can also use a little water or setting spray to get the same foiled finish that Duraline gives.

The only con for this formula is probably the fact that you can't escape fall out because of the loose nature of the pigments. Even with that, this formula is preferred for me because I love the color payoff and the fact that there's a little more versatility than a traditional eyeshadow.

Pressed Eyeshadows ($13)

The Sugarpill pressed eye shadows come in 32 ultra vibrant shades in every color of the rainbow. At about 4 grams, this shadow is more than double the size of a traditional MAC eye shadow.

The first shade I picked up was Elemental Chaos is a shimmery medium deep purple. It has fine micro shimmers and applied smoothly to my eyes with a flat brush. This is an amazing lid shade and stays true to color when blended out on the edges.

I also picked up Velocity which is a matte true royal blue. To be completely honest, it doesn't swatch the best, but it is amazing on the eye. The color build up nicely and has good color saturation. This one also stays true to color and is the perfect blue for the crease in for like a blue monochrome eye shadow look. I was able to play around with this shade on my eye a little bit, but I haven't yet worn it out of the house yet.

Overall, these shadows come with an insane 3.9 g product and lasts all day with the same vividness as when first applied. They applied so smoothly on the eye. I had been looking for some darker shades to add to my collection and both of these were perfect addition. The blend ability of this formula is also really good and I was thoroughly impressed with how good Velocity in particular is. These also go on smooth and have minimal fall out which is perfect for me since I usually do my eye shadow after my foundation.

Elemental Chaos on the lid

Elemental Chaos on the lid.


Final Thoughts

In both performance and pigmentation, these shadows definitely live up to the hype. My favorite formula is definitely the loose eye shadows, but the matte shadow formula is pretty poppin' too. This line is for anyone who loves bright and bold makeup looks and for those of us that love to play with color!


Shop all of these products at Beautylish here or directly from Sugarpill here.


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