Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Sugarpill Eyeshadow Quad

Sugarpill Cosmetics:  Burning Heart Eyeshadow Quad

Sugarpill Cosmetics recently debuted, and Amy (aka Shrinkle), the creator and founder, reached out to Temptalia to see if I’d be interested in checking it out. I’ve known of Shrinkle forever, mostly through friends who’ve bought from her via eBay, so when I saw that she was working on a cosmetics line, I was definitely intrigued. It was perfect timing when she reached out to me, because I was thinking of grabbing a few to try.

Today, I’ll go through the majority of the Sugarpill line, but first, I wanted to start off with the Burning Heart Palette ($34.00), which contains four large-sized eyeshadows (0.14 oz. each). The eyeshadows included in the palettes are the same size and shadows you can purchase individually. She has three variations available with a total of nine unique shades altogether. Burning Heart includes Flamepoint, Buttercupcake, Love+, and Poison Plum.

  • Flamepoint is is a vibrant matte orange with fierce pigmentation.
  • Buttercupcake is a bright matte yellow. I found the pigmentation on this to be great, but it did feel a little on the powdery side.
  • Love+ is an intense shade of true red with a semi-matte finish. When swatched, I found it really looked more matte, but there is some shimmer/sheen when you look at it in the pan. Awesome pigmentation–very much true-to-color.
  • Poison Plum is a rich violet with a semi-matte finish. Again, like Love+, it has shimmer in the pan, but it’s very subtle when used.

All four eyeshadows are rich, vibrant shades with good pigmentation and a soft, smooth texture. These aren’t powdery or chalky–they are very blendable in practice. The eyeshadow pans themselves look to be about the size of Make Up For Ever eyeshadows, for reference. Since the palette is magnetized, these actually can be popped out if you want to rearrange them for travel, too.

The packaging is edgy and fun–it’s exactly what I’d expect from what I know about Amy and her style. What I like is that for a brand that’s debuting, she’s done it right. The packaging is not only true to her style, but it’s quality. It’s printed, designed for the line, and looks good. On the back of the packaging, all of the ingredients are listed for your reference. I would love to see the names of the eyeshadows added to the back of the palette/packaging, though.

The quad itself is a heavy-duty cardboard (whether you dig cardboard or not for packaging is another story) — I myself, prefer plastic/metal packaging because they hold up better — but I haven’t had many issues with cardboard packaging either. Nevertheless, it’s not cheap, flimsy cardboard. I think with normal use, you’re not going to have any issues with the cardboard breaking down much, but you might get a couple of scratches. It’s magnetic, so it’ll stay closed, and inside, there’s a large mirror.

Do not expect Sugarpill to be an ultra affordable line–because the packaging doesn’t reflect cost-cutting and the products themselves are made with quality. I think it’s unfair for a brand (any brand, for that matter) to set low prices just to gain buyers. I think it’s important to set a price that makes sense for your brand, where you want to position yourself, and what kind of audience you want to appeal to. I think $34 for four shades of intensely pigmented eyeshadow (and they’re pretty large-sized pans, to boot) is a good deal.

I’d also like to give major kudos to Sugarpill for putting up some of the most accurate brand-provided swatches I’ve seen.

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 3/5

Recommendation: If you love bright eyeshadow, Sugarpill Cosmetics might grab your attention!

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Sugarpill Eyeshadow Quad

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38 thoughts on “Sugarpill Cosmetics: Burning Heart Eyeshadow Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Karen

    I love how pigmented the e/s look. Will love to see you using them. The colors look so difficult to wear, but I’m sure you’ll be able to carry it off!

  2. Alicia

    I still cant get over the intensity of these products. I’m trying to find a reason not to get them but I’m having trouble. I keep spending too much on beauty products. Thank you so much for reviewing them! Your reviews are always so honest. Looks like I’ll be picking up some sugarpill in the near future. Cant wait to see what you think of the rest of the products!

  3. I really want this quad, I keep seeing amazing reviews of it & all of Amy’s products.

  4. I want this quad SO BAD (broke right now) but I just wish that Flamepoint were replaced with Dollipop

  5. wow the colours are amazing!

  6. MsPunales

    Sugarpill looks like really nice and very high pigmented. What about lipsticks????

  7. Sarah

    Ohhh, I love Amy, this totally fits her :)

  8. Evelyn

    amazing!!! I had pre-ordered the other quad (with the bright blue) and some loose shadows. I can’t wait for them to get here; your swatches make me even more excited!

  9. LaLaLaHa

    How does Poison Plum compare to MUFE #92? It looks a tad bit similar…

  10. wow crayola colours
    these would be so hard to pull off IRL me thinks? It’d be totally nice to see a FOTD 😀

  11. Nathalie

    Wow, those colors look highly pigmented. Awesome. I can’t justify buying this since I don’t use any of those colors (except the purple). Very nice though :-)

  12. Alexis

    Wow that is intense – LOVE the packaging. I cannot wait to see how you will interpret these colors…

  13. I love how vibrant and pigmented her shafows are. Id love to see you do a look. Although im not afraid to use color, i am afraid to use bold colors. And i think a lot of people are too. I just want to see this in a wearable situation. And i cant wait for all your other reviews of sugarpill!

  14. Andrea

    Wow I really want it! Except that I would never wear it out, it would be nice to play around with though.

  15. These matte eyeshadows have some serious pigmentation!

  16. rowan

    wow, they are beautiful colours!

  17. Leonie

    Poison Plum is sooo pretty!

  18. Dee

    well damn if those aren’t retina searing lol. I saw a review on youtube and I must say they are much more impressive in pictures.

  19. Michelle

    The packaging is pretty cute — but those are not colours that would be flattering on me. Hopefully she expands the line!

  20. Meagan

    Wow! I didn’t know she came out with her own cosmetics line. These shadows are amazing!

  21. Hannah

    would poison plum be like MAC very violet?

  22. I’d be really curious to see a look made up of Sugarpill products. Looking at these colors is pretty overwhelming haha

  23. Aww, I love the palette design! And I really want the Red and Purple shadows.

  24. Hilana

    I love it because it looks like my paint palette. :) But these are only for the very young and the very brave. I still think it very spunky though, and I love the packaging.

  25. Justine

    i am all over this one. the pigmentation is amazing!

  26. i can not WAIT to put this on my brown skin!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Ashley

    i do like poison plum though…

  28. Ashley

    have the entire sugarpill collection amazing a must have the pigments are Unique and the shadows are very pigmented like MUFE but cheaper!

  29. sonia

    hi! i’ve been looking into this palette! so gorgeous! i was wondering.. how does flamepoint compare to rule e/s (mac) and how does buttercupcake compare to chrome yellow e/s (mac)? if they are relatively similar, this palette would be perfect for me :)

  30. karla

    I wish we could custom made the palettes, like what colors we would prefer.