Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette
Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette

Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette ($34.00 for 0.48 oz.) contains four cool-toned eyeshadows. Cold Chemistry will launch later today at noon PST, and the eyeshadows are available as a palette, but you can also purchase each eyeshadow individually ($12.00 each). All of the eyeshadows will be added to the permanent range. I really liked the palette overall, and the color payoff was good to great across the board. My only note was that a couple of the shades have a slightly dry, powdery feel, though it was less noticeable when you’re applying it to the lid than trying to get a swatch on your hand or arm. When I wore the shades together, they lasted well without fading or creasing for eight hours; after nine hours of wear, I saw some slight fading along the edges (no primer).

Soot & Stars is a deep, dark charcoal gray–not quite black–with a pearly sheen. There are very, very fine teal shimmers in this, but you won’t see them on the eye. It had great color payoff, and the texture was soft and applied smoothly. Urban Decay Spell #2 is slightly warmer. theBalm Sexy Stacey is lighter. MAC Jade’s Fortune is similar. MAC Dark Moon is cooler-toned. Make Up For Ever #1 is lighter, cream. Bobbi Brown Gunmetal is lighter. See comparison swatches.

Diamond Eyes is a bright, cool-toned white with a frosted finish. It had a very soft, smooth texture and applied with excellent color payoff.  It can be very slightly powdery at times.  Tom Ford Cobalt Rush #1 is similar. theBalm Metal-ica is not as cool-toned. Sugarpill Tako is matte. Maybelline Too Cool is a cream product. MAC Flawless Figure is less frosted. Giorgio Armani Black Pearl #4 is similar. Inglot #453 is more metallic. See comparison swatches.

Elemental Chaos is a brightened, medium-dark violet purple with cool undertones and a frosted finish. It had fairly good pigmentation, though the texture was slightly dry, so it can get powdery. Disney Snarfblat is more muted. MAC Warm & Smoky is warmer. MAC Drawn to Drama is darker. Disney Sea Witch is similar–less frosted. MAC Parfait Amour is cooler-toned, less frosted. MAC Dusty Desire is warmer. L’Oreal Perpetual Purple is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches.

Subterranean is a smoky, forest green with a hint of teal shimmer. It had excellent color payoff, and the texture was fairly soft and smooth, but it was a tiny bit powdery. Milani Mix It Up is similar. bareMinerals Editor’s Pick is more muted. Bobbi Brown Forest is greener. Giorgio Armani #20 is darker. Sugarpill Magpie is bluer. See comparison swatches.

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Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette
Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette

Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette
Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette

Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette
Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette

Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette
Sugarpill Soot & Stars Eyeshadow

Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette
Sugarpill Soot & Stars Eyeshadow

Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette
Sugarpill Diamond Eyes Eyeshadow

Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette
Sugarpill Diamond Eyes Eyeshadow

Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette
Sugarpill Elemental Chaos Eyeshadow

Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette
Sugarpill Elemental Chaos Eyeshadow

Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette
Sugarpill Subterranean Eyeshadow

Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette
Sugarpill Subterranean Eyeshadow

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19 thoughts on “Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Andrea

    Soot & Stars and Subterranean are amazing! I have too many eyeshadows to warrant purchasing this, but I’m sooo tempted!

  2. I love that green it would look gorgeous mixed with silver or gold eye shadow!

  3. I definitely like a couple of the shadows, but will probably only pick up a couple rather than the entire palette: Soot & Stars and Subterranean

  4. None of them are calling to me…so I can focus my attention on saving up for the ElektroCutes and Sparkle Baby!

  5. I really like this palette for the autumn and winter months. Subterranean is a gorgeous shade!

  6. Amy

    I may or may not be squealing like a teenage girl over the release of this palette.So excited. :D

  7. AHHHHHHH I’m so glad you liked it! Thanks Christine!! xoxo

  8. OMG Elemental Chaos & Subterranean are SSOOOO GORG!!!!
    Soot & stars is nice too!

  9. Avatar of Rachael pockykami

    I own way too many dupes, so this is not for me. But, I’m really glad sugarpill decided to make more wearable colors. I’m sure many will enjoy this palette!

  10. Avatar of Amy xamyx

    Nice palette, but I think I can pass on this one. Between my UD Black Palette, MUFE Smokey palette, and far too many single & duo shadows in the same range, I think I have these covered. That said, these are the types of shadows I gravitate toward, so maybe at a later time. At least they’re permanent!

  11. Avatar of Barbie Barbie

    i will probably grab this palette! super gorgeous

  12. Subterranean looks awesome!

  13. Shoot n star is lovely shade!!

  14. I’m really excited for this palette, not only because its drop dead gorgeous but because it was made with Amelia Arsenic ~ She models for Sugarpill and is often at their IMATS LA booth. I’ll be meeting her soon and as soon as I have money for this, I’ll snap it up.

  15. ZG

    LOVE THE PALETTE… OH GOSH WHAT AM I GOING TO DO…

  16. Avatar of Teasha Teasha

    Even though these are dupable colors, they’re colors I use all the time. I will likely buy it when I’ve got some spare cash, it is sugarpill, but I’m not in a rush since its permanent.

  17. Tbh while these are lovely shadows I think that being so accessable/dupable makes me not like them very much. If they were by a dif brand I wouldn’t bat a lash but I like Sugarpill for its uniqueness so it’s not very exciting. Mega excited for Sparkle Baby tho!