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10 Sparkling, Shimmering Golds to Celebrate the New Year

Here’s a more traditional take on shades of the New Year — yellowy golds. I went for a list of some of my favorite more shimmering/sparkling shades for bonus points 🙂 What are your favorites?

  1. Anastasia So Hollywood — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  2. Kat Von D Thrasher — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  3. Colour Pop Get Lucky — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  4. Sephora Girls Night Out — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  5. NYX Mischievous — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  6. NARS Iskandar — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  7. MAC Old Gold — A Warm Gold with a Frost finish.
  8. L'Oreal Eternal Sunshine — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  9. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Triptych — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.
  10. Sugarpill Goldilux — A Warm Gold with a Metallic finish.

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Sugarpill Pumpkin Spice Eyeshadow

Sugarpill Pumpkin Spice Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Pumpkin Spice Eyeshadow

Sugarpill Pumpkin Spice Eyeshadow ($13.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark copper with warm, red-orange undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. MAC Brash (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Flame Thrower (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Vegas Lights (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #27 (P)(90% similar). Sugarpill Penelope (P, $13.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #9 (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Sequin (P, $5.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Brule (128) (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #4 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Carnelian Opal (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Doce (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Copper Sparkle (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Henna (P, $12.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). NYX Fireball (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Makeup Geek Roulette (P, $6.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Milani Bella Copper (23) (P, $4.49) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Minx #5 (P) is lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Caramel Cool (100) (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Red Alert (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Coppering (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Didn’t snag Pumpkin Spice? Have no fear, dupes are here (well, above)! I ordered mine when it released, but it sold out quickly. I thought I’d just do a quick post, mostly to pull dupes, in case you were interested and missed it. Plus, you never know if they might bring it back! It had great color payoff with a dense consistency that was full of sparkle, so it wasn’t the smoothest eyeshadow I’ve worked with. It had some noticeable fall out while applied, especially as I blended it out, so it’s one that is better applied before your foundation. The color wore well for seven and a half hours before creasing.

Sugarpill Eyeshadow Pumpkin Spice
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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Sugarpill Pumpkin Spice Pressed Eyeshadow for Holiday 2015

Sugarpill Pumpkin Spice Pressed Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Pumpkin Spice Pressed Eyeshadow

Forget about the flavored lattes, waffles and donuts. Pumpkin Spice metallic eyeshadow is all the fall spirit you’ll need to get the party started, without the stomachache! A very limited edition shade of rustic copper foil with warm golden flecks in a super saturated, rich and creamy formula that applies like butter (vegan butter, of course).

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The Details

Pressed Eyeshadow | $12.00 | Limited Edition

  • Pumpkin Spice Rustic copper foil

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Sugarpill x Edward Scissorhands Eyeshadow Palette

Sugarpill x Edward Scissorhands Eyeshadow Palette
Sugarpill x Edward Scissorhands Eyeshadow Palette

Sugarpill x Edward Scissorhands Eyeshadow Palette ($36.00 for 0.24 oz.) contains six eyeshadows that range from matte to frost, cool to warm in tone. I liked it overall; it’s not a slam-dunk, but it’s an interesting composition of shades–a row of cooler shades, a row of warmer shades–and it seems to be a play on light/dark motif in the movie (which admittedly, I have not seen in a decade or longer at this point).

Home Sweet Home is a light-medium, soft baby blue with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage with a blendable texture that ran a little powdery. It wore well for eight hours before fading on me. MAC Drag Strip #2 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Taco (LE, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Beauty Call (DC, $5.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Dior Blue Lagoon (374) Eyeshadow #1 (LE) is warmer (85% similar). Dior Swimming Pool #3 (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Illusion (P) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Make Up For Ever I212 Periwinkle (P, $21.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Ice Angel is an iridescent, icy white with cool undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a lightly dusty texture that was somewhat buildable. It seemed best almost layered over the other shades. On me, the color wore well for eight hours before creasing slightly. Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 10 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC A Sprinkle of Blues #1 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I120 Snow Gray (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). NYX Frostbite (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Flawless Figure (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo (Left) (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Blue Ice (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Roadstripe (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Moon Phase (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Dior Blue Garden #2 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Sugar Rush (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Petite Perle (P, $5.99) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D200 Crystalline Mauve Turquoise (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Vapour (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Inventory is a slightly muted, medium-dark gray with cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation with a lightly dusty texture that still very blendable on the skin and didn’t sheer out. This shade wore for eight hours on me. Sephora Synergy (LE) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Piaf (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Estee Lauder Modern Mercury #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Showgirl (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Lancome Nuit (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #9 (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Cyber (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Sorcery (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Suburbia is a brighter, medium coral-orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage with a soft, smooth texture that blended out easily. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me. Kat Von D Placebo (LE) is darker (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Lantana (LE) is warmer (90% similar). MAC You My Everything (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). bareMinerals Smash Hit (LE) is darker (90% similar). Inglot #361 (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Early Bird (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Candied Peach (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Heart-Shaped Cookie is a light, peachy beige with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had nice pigmentation, though not totally opaque, with a soft, blendable texture that sat well on the skin. It started to fade after eight hours of wear.
Kat Von D Vespertine (P) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Lace Teddy (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Charming #1 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Warm Breeze (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Estee Lauder Uninhibited (P, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay ABC Gum (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Cream (P, $12.00) is darker, brighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Stark (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Framed (LE, $19.00) is more muted (95% similar). Hourglass Atmosphere #2 (P) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Nano Nude #3 (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Sable (P) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Fawn (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #1 (P) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Magnate (LE) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Empress (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Ombre Rouge #1 (P) is darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Little Beige Dress (P, $5.99) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Castle on the Hill is a soft, dark taupe brown with cool, almost purple-like undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a lightly dusty texture, but it blended out really well on the skin and built-up in two layers. It wore well for eight hours on me. Smashbox Haze (P) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Cool Gray (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Stila Fog (LE, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Two VIP #2 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Jetsetter (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Fashion Fix (DC, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Party Time (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Revelry (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay DTF (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Smoked Cocoa #2 (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Quai des Brumes (Right) (LE, $25.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M106 Slate (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). theBalm B3 (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Zoeva Old Master (P) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sugarpill Eyeshadow Palette Edward Scissorhands
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
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Sugarpill x Edward Scissorhands Nail Polishes

Sugarpill The Inventor Nail Polish
Sugarpill The Inventor Nail Polish

Sugarpill Ice Angel Nail Polish ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “blend of snow white flecks in varying sizes.” It’s flecks of multi-sized white pieces suspended in a clear base, and it does look a lot like snow applied. It was designed to be layered over The Inventory or used alone, and it actually applied a lot better than I expected–the “snow” really disperses evenly across the nail without getting too many large pieces in one area or bald spots. A single coat is shown on my thumb nail, and the effect is noticeable, even, and pretty much true-to-description. I also tried it layered in various ways over the dark gray coordinating shade–kind of in the theme of a blizzard, a flurry, and a sprinkling of snow. It actually seemed smoother than the glitter in The Inventory and has a more noticeable shine (without a top coat). I don’t have any dupes to share with you, but I’m sure there are some out there! Sugarpill’s polish formula lasts seven days on me with minor tip wear but no chipping.

Sugarpill The Inventor Nail Polish ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “pinch of silver glitter mixed in a dark steel gray base.” It’s a dark gray with subtle, cooler undertones and what looks like muted, gold micro-glitter and some silver glitter. It was fully opaque after two coats of polish, and the consistency was a little thicker but didn’t pool along the edges so it was manageable. It had a moderate dry down time, and it dried down to a slight shine, but I would recommend a top coat for this one. I’d also say to opt for a thicker top coat, as the micro-glitter creates a sense of texture on the nail. Sugarpill’s polish formula lasts seven days on me with minor tip wear but no chipping. Zoya Yuna (P, $9.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Grey Friday (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, less glossy (85% similar). China Glaze Stone Cold (LE, $7.50) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sugarpill Nail Polish Ice Angel
Ice Angel
Ice Angel
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Sugarpill Nail Polish The Inventor
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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