Friday, April 26th, 2013

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadows

Sugarpill CrhomaLust Loose Eyeshadows ($12.00 for 0.18 oz.) currently has a range of eighteen permanent shades, which I have covered as they’ve been released. Like the eyeshadows, I wanted to re-do swatches so they can be added to the Swatch Gallery. This post includes swatches of all eighteen, as well as photos of them (originally taken when I first covered the product, so the product photos are not new).

  • Absinthe is a brightened, light-medium green with yellow undertones and a chartreuse shimmer-sheen.
  • Asylum is a brightened orange-red with copper shimmer and a metallic sheen.
  • Birthday Girl is a muted, medium-dark pink with a pink shimmer. It almost has a matte base.
  • Darling is a green-teal with a frosted sheen.
  • Decora is a warm-toned pink-red with lighter pink shimmer and a frost finish.
  • Goldilux is a rich, molten gold with antique gold and brown undertones and a metallic finish.
  • Hysteric is a medium-dark purple with subtle warm undertones and a frosted, metallic finish.
  • Junebug is a forest green with subtle warm, brown undertones and a frosted finish.
  • Lumi is an iridescent blue-teal-white with a frosted, metallic finish. This shade works best layered over other products.
  • Magentric is a darkened raspberry pink with a frosted, metallic finish.
  • Magpie is a dark, smoky blue with a frosted, metallic finish.
  • Paperdoll is a lavender with a matte base and silver sparkle.
  • Royal Sugar is a rich, cobalt blue matte base with lighter blue sparkle.
  • Starling is a medium-dark blue with a metallic finish.
  • Stella is a deep, dark black with subtle warm undertones and multi-colored shimmer.
  • Tiara is a warm silver-gray (almost pewter) with a frosted finish.
  • Tipsy is a warm-toned, grassy green with a frosted, metallic sheen.
  • Weekender is a cool-toned, medium purple with a silver-ish shimmer/sheen.

Generally, they have so-so to good color payoff when applied dry, and then all of them intensify when applied damp (I just used water). The only ones I don’t like are a couple that have mostly matte bases, because they can be a little powdery and hard to apply evenly and with good intensity (Paperdoll is my least favorite, and Birthday Girl performs somewhat better but is fussy); Royal Sugar has a mostly matte base but works quite well when applied damp (it doesn’t get uneven, as mattes often do when applied damp).

The texture of ChromaLusts is very, very finely-milled, so it feels very soft. The only shade that doesn’t feel quite as smooth as the rest is Tiara, which is a bit more sparkly in comparison to other shades. Some of these are prone to staining (greens, blues, and teals in particular), so you may want to wear a base underneath to minimize staining potential. When I wear ChromaLusts without a base, I get between eight and nine hours of wear, and when applied over a primer, I haven’t seen any signs of wear even after twelve hours.  Because they’re so finely-milled, they bind together well, but because they are loose, you’ll want to pat the product onto the lid rather than sweep to minimize fall out during application.

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Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadows Review & Swatches

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The best-performing shades are Absinthe, Asylum, Darling, Goldilux, Magentric, Starling, Stella, and Tipsy. My least favorites would be Birthday Girl and Paperdoll.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

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Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Absinthe ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Absinthe ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

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Sugarpill Asylum ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill Asylum ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Asylum ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

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Sugarpill Birthday Girl ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Birthday Girl ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

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Sugarpill Darling ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Darling ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

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Sugarpill Decora ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Decora ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

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Sugarpill Goldilux ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Goldilux ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

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Sugarpill Hysteric ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Hysteric ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

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Sugarpill Junebug ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Junebug ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

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Sugarpill Lumi ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Lumi ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

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Sugarpill Magentric ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Magentric ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

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Sugarpill Magpie ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Magpie ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

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Sugarpill Paperdoll ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Paperdoll ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

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Sugarpill Royal Sugar ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Royal Sugar ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

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Sugarpill Starling ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Starling ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

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Sugarpill Stella ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Stella ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

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Sugarpill Tiara ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Tiara ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Tipsy ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Tipsy ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Weekender ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Weekender ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

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27 thoughts on “Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadows Review & Swatches

  1. Avatar of Barbie Barbie

    royal sugar and goldilux are my favorites! i love them so much

  2. Yellowlantern

    Paperdoll seems pretty unique. And a fun shade to boot.

  3. Some serious eye candy in this post!

  4. Avatar of Lisa Lisa

    I love tiara and goldilux!

  5. KK

    Really like Lumi.

  6. Katie

    I flipping love these. i could stare at Stella for hours. so so gorgeous.

  7. WOW thanks for this, Christine! I see a bunch that I really like!

  8. This exactly what I need on a Friday night :-D Happy, bold shades, woohoo!

  9. Avatar of Renee ReneeP

    Too bad about paperdoll. I think it is beautiful.

  10. So happy to see Sugarpill on Temptalia! I love Goldilux, it’s a staple in my kit, but there are a few I haven’t tried (and probably won’t now, thanks to your awesome review!) and was curious. I’ll definitely be picking up a few more :D

  11. Avatar of Carrie Carrie

    Oh man, Royal Sugar looks so intense when applied damp!

  12. Not a dupe, but Lumi looks similar to Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Pure Opal in terms of the general vibe. Lumi is teal-pink though, whereas Pure Opal seems more blue-purple. But I think they’re both pretty *_*

  13. MissLovely210

    Hysteric and Junebug! Wow!!!

  14. Avatar of Erin Erin

    I only got two samples of these: Paperdoll and Darling. I was disappointed with the way they applied. I was hoping for something really wildly intense. Pretty colors, though.

    • Avatar of Melissa Mel

      I was wildly disappointed with Paperdoll as well. On my skin with just sticky base it looks gray but retains the glitter. On white cream base it sort of looks more lavender but the glitter falls everywhere. Wet or dry, no happy medium on this. :/

      Thankfully the rest I have are incredibly amazing. I highly suggest a bright like absinthe.

      • Avatar of Gina Gina

        I also have issues with Paperdoll. It was one of my first ChromaLusts (along with Lumi) and I was really disappointed with it. I tried it dry, wet, and with a sticky base, and it never looks good. But it’s great to see that the others are really nice! And Lumi is wonderful.

  15. Lolly

    Wow, these look so great! I didn’t know they existed (only knew about the eyeshadows). Thanks for reviewing them!

  16. VickyM

    I´m in love with goldilux, it´s just so pretty :) ,I also like magentric and junebug, this three to me are gorgeous, but if I had to pick one it would be goldilux.

  17. Babyshoes

    It seems the first picture of Absinthe was accidentally labeled Asylum :P

  18. I own Tipsy, Absinthe and Goldilux and adore them. Goldilux is the perfect gold!

    Just letting you know – you listed Absinthe as Asylum in the first photo :)

    x

  19. Avatar of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

    Really pretty colors, but I hate working with loose powders/pigments. I really can’t stand the mess and risk of spilling something.

  20. Avatar of Gena Gena

    I’m totally loving Paper Doll; I prefer pressed pigments to loose, however. Do you know of any solid/pressed shadows or blushes that are a dupe, or close to it, to Paper Doll, Christine?

  21. Avatar of Erica Erica

    Magpie, Junebug and Starling are very pretty. I’m wondering if these loose powders are messy – nobodt has time for that!

  22. The only one I didn’t like was Tiara myself. It’s nice layered over something for the finish but the texture makes it hard to get an even silver coat of color.

  23. I think Paperdoll and Birthday Girl were reformulated, so they may apply better now. I also seem to remember that Dollipop and Poison Plum (in the pressed) got reformulated. Dollipop always stained though!

    Lumi and Stella are two of my all time favorites <3