Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Sugarpill Chromalusts
Chromalusts: Paperdoll, Tipsy, Weekender

Sugarpill Chromalusts: Paperdoll, Tipsy, Weekender

Sugarpill Chromalust ($12.00 for 0.19 oz.) recently launched seven new shades, and I have three of them to show you today: Paperdoll (lovely lavender with dazzling shimmer and sparkle), Tipsy (high-shimmer true grass green), and Weekender (metallic blue-violet with intense sparkle and sheen). All three shades are also vegan, just for reference! I hope to review the last remaining shade soon.

  • Paperdoll is a cool-toned, medium lavender with silver sparkle.
  • Tipsy is a brightened, medium grass green with yellow undertones. It’s a yellower green than Urban Decay Graffiti and darker and more pigmented than MAC Swimming.
  • Weekender is a silvered violet purple with blue and violet shimmer.

Chromalusts are loose eyeshadows that are extremely soft and smooth because of how fine these loose powders are milled. The three shades featured in this post are vegan, for reference. They can be worn wet or dry, though I tend to prefer them wet as a base, but they do work nicely dry–though better over a stickier shadow base.

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Sugarpill Chromalusts: Paperdoll, Tipsy, Weekender Review, Photos, Swatches

The texture of these is so silky--I think that is easily one of my favorite characteristics of the product line--and it's always fun to see new shades get added to the range.  I was surprised to see two purples in the new seven shades launched, but after swatching, I can see why--they're so different!











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Sugarpill Chromalusts
Chromalusts: Paperdoll, Tipsy, Weekender

Sugarpill Chromalusts
Chromalusts: Paperdoll, Tipsy, Weekender

Sugarpill Chromalusts
Chromalusts: Paperdoll

Sugarpill Chromalusts
Chromalusts: Tipsy

Sugarpill Chromalusts
Chromalusts: Weekender

Sugarpill Chromalusts
Chromalusts: Paperdoll (Wet/Dry)

Sugarpill Chromalusts
Chromalusts: Tipsy (Dry/Wet)

Sugarpill Chromalusts
Chromalusts: Weekender

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35 thoughts on “Sugarpill Chromalusts: Paperdoll, Tipsy, Weekender Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Siri

    Weekender .. that´s just.. Amazing/awesome/pretty/beautiful/gorgeous/and other positive words!

  2. Fey

    Ooooh! You reviewed my favorite, Paperdoll. It’s so soft and sweet looking. Definitely gorgeous on really dark brown eyes!

  3. Erika

    Where is this brand available?

  4. I own weekender and darling!!!!! yum!!!!!!. just wish amy makes a perwinkle blue. she just have great customer service

  5. DarkGlamour17

    they look pretty in the pot but they don’t seem to swatch well :/

  6. Your Paperdoll looks so much nicer than mine. Did you have any trouble with the glitter just falling off and leaving a crusty matte mess? I have more trouble trying to use it wet, but it doesn’t look very good dry either.

    • I didn’t have any trouble – but I know that Paperdoll was one of the shades Amy reformulated based on customer feedback – the one I tested is the new version.

      • Ah, that makes sense why yours doesn’t look quite like mine in the jar either. Thanks for letting me know!

        • Shelle

          My paperdoll doesnt look like that either, more lavender than your photo but i think your camera just makes the color look more vivid. Also, I just got my paperdoll in and it seems to brush off too easily …doesnt stick wet or dry on a base and such. I’ll keep tryin to work with it, but right now im disappointed.

          • casey

            I just bought paperdoll and hysteric. the paperdoll is non-existent on my lids (which i consider normal not oily) applied dry (over primer, bare study as a base, bare lids) and as soon as i tried to blend there was no shimmer/glitter visible :( so i tried applying it wet. color is bright but completely matte! the hysteric (applied dry) has shed glitter all over my cheeks and it looks like i’m wearing glitter mascara. since everyone has been raving about these what’s the trick to application??

            • Shelle

              I prefer the paperdoll to look matte but when applied wet it left bald spots, it just wasnt working for me and i tried everything. I talked to Amy and got to exchange it for Lumi (which i love) maybe in the future if she comes out with a lavender pressed shadow Ill get that. *I dont have hysteric, and I didnt have luck working with the paperdoll (its also kinda difficult finding a good tutorial on paperdoll)

  7. Weekender looks nice, I suppose. I’m not getting all the Sugarpill hype, I guess.

  8. Oh my goodness, I love weekender! That would be so beautiful used wet as a liner, even…

  9. Traci

    I want paperdoll!!!! I have so many purples though, I probably don’t need it…

  10. Do the pictures above the names tell you the type of shadow? I noticed that 2 have shoe pictures and have a more iridescent sheen to them than the one with the heart (the first one), which seems to be more pastel. What say you?

  11. Julia

    Christine! You are slowly wearing down my resistance to loose pigment eyeshadows. Well done :)

  12. Sarah

    I thought the seven mentioned have been available for quite awhile..were they reformulated and re-released as new? Maybe my memory is fooling me, wouldn’t be the first time!

    • They were released recently, but it’s definitely been several weeks. I’m sorry I wasn’t able to review them quicker!

      • Sarah

        Oh gosh, don’t apologize. A little time between reviews builds the anticipation and gives me something to look forward to. :)

  13. Pamela

    Can you design some looks that include these colors? I’d love to see them on the eyes (i.e. in their “natural habitat” so to speak).

  14. Evelyn

    how do u use them wet? I can’t seem to get mine to look as vibrant

  15. Sooo cute. I’d totally give a try as soon as my economy allows me to 😛
    Thanks for the review!

  16. Nichole

    The shades are nice, but I’m a Fyrinnae girl. Nothing can make me cheat. Big fan of Sugarpill’s pressed shadows.

  17. I think Amy maintained the same formulation on Tipsy: I bought mine in October and the payoff is the same as in your swatches. It’s a great shade, IMHO. Chromalust have changed my opinion about Loose Eyeshadow 😀

  18. beautyaddict

    blue & purple are beautiful. passing only because powder shadows are messier and take longer to apply and I tend to worry the germs can build up since the surface is always moving and stuff.

  19. I think tipsy might be a close dupe to NYX cosmetic’s Jade Pearl loose pigment

  20. wow those are so beautiful

  21. Cassie

    LOVE LOVE LOVE SUGARPILL!!! Trust me you will NOT be sorry if you purchase from them. I have every one of their loose pigments and most of their pressed shadows. The color is AMAZING and LASTS ALL DAY! The price is great and you can use the pigments wet or dry and NO FALLOUT!!!

  22. DCB

    Odd question but would Tipsy be comparable to Absinthe from Urban Decay? I’m trying to find a similar version of Absinthe since I can’t get Book of Shadows II and am having no luck :/

    • Shelle

      Absinthe is more of a sheen and Tipsy has the glitter factor (although its not glitter overload) There are slight differences in the colors. Absinthe was more emerald green/brighter and Tipsy is more of a darker/grass green. *darker than absinthe, both bright* Under no light they are almost identical, when the light hits them is when you can see sublte differences.