Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Sugarpill Chromalust

Sugarpill Cosmetics:  ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill Cosmetics released eleven shades of Chroma Lust loose eyeshadows ($12.00 for 0.18 oz.). These loose eyeshadows are ultra finely milled with rich color pay off that apply smoothly. Many of these eyeshadows are also vegan (check their website which marks which shades are vegan), for those curious! I’d recommend using these with a stickier base (e.g. something like mixing medium) for brighter and more long-lasting eyeshadow. Myself, I’d use these as bases, much like I’d use MAC Pigments.

  • Asylum is a rich burnished red with a shimmery sheen. I found it looked redder when used wet (and obviously, more intense).
  • Decora is a medium baby girl pink with silvery sheen and gold glitter flecks.
  • Goldilux is a metallic bronzed gold. This is a truly gorgeous color–easily my favorite of the eleven shades currently available.
  • Junebug is a dark forest green with black flecks and a frosty sheen. The darkened base really comes through when used wet.
  • Absinthe is a brightened yellow-green with a golden yellow sheen. It’s not chartreuse, but it’s not quite green either. This one applied beautifully wet or dry.
  • Magpie is a medium-dark navy blue with silvery sheen and shimmer. I found this one definitely looked much better when used wet.
  • Starling is a slightly darkened sky blue with a radiant silver sheen. This one could be used wet or dry, but I liked it better when wet.
  • Royal Sugar is a vibrant shade of royal blue with silver and sky blue flecks of sparkle. This is not only an intense shade, but it’s a very unique color as well.
  • Hysteric is a medium purple with a red base and an almost multi-colored shimmer.
  • Lumi is an iridescent teal-reflecting white shimmer. This is a very fun shade to work with, and it’s one of those colors that can be layered over dark bases to give it a more unique look. (This one reminded me of MAC Transparent Teal Glitter in a non-glitter form.)
  • Tiara is a metallic silver with a bright silver sheen. I found this looked lovely wet or dry, but the metallic sheen is brought out when this is used wet.

These are held cynlider-style plastic containers with slightly glossy black screw-on lids with the Sugarpill logo printed (it’s not a sticker!) on top. The containers are cute and functional (reminded me of stumpier, smaller versions of MAC Pigments). There’s no insert or lid once you open, so take care when opening.

I really liked the texture of these, because they were so soft and smooth, you didn’t need much to get intense color. My favorite shades were Goldilux, Absinthe, and Royal Sugar.

What are your favorites?

See more photos & swatches!

Sugarpill Chromalust

Sugarpill Chromalust

Sugarpill Chromalust

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Asylum ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Absinthe ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Asylum ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill Asylum ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Asylum ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Decora ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Decora ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Goldilux ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Goldilux ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Hysteric ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Hysteric ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Junebug ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Junebug ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Lumi ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Lumi ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Magpie ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Magpie ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Royal Sugar ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Royal Sugar ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Starling ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Starling ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Tiara ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Tiara ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow

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78 thoughts on “Sugarpill Cosmetics: ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadow Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. phuongk

    christine, do you think these are pressable?

  2. Lumi is really unique. I’ve got my eye on junebug and absinthe.
    i’m VERY interested in these. the packaging is adorbs!

  3. Z

    wow, these look really cool. Im going to have to check them out!

  4. Ribbons

    Oh I really like these colours, they look great wet!

  5. Naz

    Those are some hot colours! And I love that they ship internationally for very reasonable prices – so many companies charge ridiculous prices! I think I’ll have to try some of these.

    Thanks for the swatches!

  6. Amanda

    i want them all!!

  7. DVC

    I’m so glad you got to swatch these! Lumi looks amazzzzing, and Tiara swatched differently than I thought based on the container. I’m not too much of a fan of loose eyeshadows though, too messy. Maybe I’ll give it a try though.

  8. Ellie

    Omg I want these. All of them. If I ever have money after MAC’s To The Beach collection, this is what I’ll save up for next. Sorry for the unrelated question but does MAC bronzer break any of you out? Just curious.

  9. Janella

    Where can these be purchased?

  10. muffingrl

    omg, I love junebug and magpie!! beautiful for a colored smokey eye!!

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Melissa Melissa (divinem)

    I already ordered some and can’t wait to get it. I just got my faves until I know for sure I won’t have an allergic reaction. Then all bets are off! :D Tx for the swatches, Chrirstine!

  12. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Decora, Hysteric, and Lumi eyeshadows. I rarely ever buy beauty products people recommend, but I feel so inclined to get all three RIGHT NOW !

    • They are really pretty! I always loved the color MAC Transparent Teal, but since it’s a glitter and therefore not eye safe… never use it – so happy for Lumi!

  13. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Melissa Melissa (divinem)

    Just wanted to add that I think the pigmentation and attention to detail rivals MAC in a huge way. 5g of pigment for $12?! This is the answer to my aggravation at MAC’s choice to cut their pigment weight. I hope Amy’s business explodes and more colors will be available soon. :)

  14. I bought Tiara, Buttercupcake and Flamepoint. I haven’t had the chance to use them yet but they arrived this weekend and are gorgeous!

  15. Leonie

    They are teh sex! I want every single one of them, gorgeous colours ♥

  16. Ashley

    A few of these remind me of the Lise Watier loose powder shadows in terms of quality.. Which is not a good thing haha.

    Pretty colours, but I could easily find the same colours in other brands that are available locally. I’m totally against buying makeup online. I have to test it out in person, or it’s just not worth trying out.

  17. Elysia

    ooo I’m defiantly gonna get a few of these

  18. Absinthe and Magpie are my favourites, and also – think how stunning Lumi would be over a pink lipstick or gloss! Sexy blue pink lips = my favourite :]

  19. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of kirsty kirsty

    These are all so gorgeous!

  20. Shannon

    These are really pretty!!!!! :)

  21. Tatiana

    Great review! I was considering buying Magpie after I saw that Pursebuzz mentioned Sugar Pill on her site.

  22. These look fab. definatly have to test these out

  23. Dying to get an order in but she is not replying to any of my emails which is a bit confusing

  24. oliviia

    I loooooveeeee Junebug, Magpie and Hysteric!!! Beautiful colors over all :)

  25. Faheema

    Wow I could do with all of those… got loadsa partys/wedding functions coming up haha

    the colours r beautiful!

  26. I just ordered Asylum! I’m always on the lookout for red shadows/pigments and it’s just not easy to find! I hope this works well because they all look amazing!

  27. Shannon

    I think this is a non-name brand company that does it right. Not just trying to be a less expensive version of any other company.

    I am so happy to see loose pigments at a good price, with good packaging, and with an honest owner.

    Unlike another brand… *cough*limecrime*cough*

    • Would you not reccomend Lime crime then? I loved the look of their colours

      • Julia

        There is a huge amount of anger over the internet about the owner of Limecrime. Not only is there debate over the products (pigments possibly repackaged and not original, etc.), there is a lot of debate over the owner’s ethics.

        Also, you get TONS more loose shadow for your money with Shrinkle

        • OIC Thanks for the reply, I have bought from Shrinkle on ebay for a while and have just boycotted MAC pigments since the change so I am really excited for Her and the new range perfect timing if you ask me :0)

  28. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jill AnGeLwInGz

    OMG they look fabulous! I’m going to order them right now.

  29. Heather

    I seriously want all of these, well not the blue ones, blue doesn’t look good on me. But yes, they’re beautiful!

  30. Hannah

    Do any of these stain?
    I have a blue Barry M dazzle dust kinda like magpie but when I used it wet it stained my eye :(
    Same for the eyeshadows…I dont want to use them if I have to srub at my eyes
    But they all look so AMAZING! Lumi, Junebug and Asylum are on my list..the palette also…

  31. wow! these are BRIGHT!
    I might have to snatch up a couple of these. I’ll check out the site.

  32. Wow, a lot of these shades really grab me, especially when wet! Surprising cause I already have like… a hojiliion shadows, so unique shades are exciting.

  33. Vale

    In love with Magpie!!!
    Vale

  34. Stella

    Wow the swatches are great, the best I’ve seen so far. Now I know for sure I’ll be getting Decora, hysteric and lumi!

  35. nmnikki

    **LOVE junebug** and for only 12 bucks, i’m sold…but, where can you buy these in person?

  36. Leah

    These colors are really pretty! However that may be, I have a hard time seeing people spend $12 a pop for pigments that you have no way of testing before hand. I went to the site yesterday (very cool love the design) and was going to buy a few of the colors, but I just couldn’t make myself spend $36 + s/h for three colors I may or may not like. I have over 150 colors so I doubt I would use all the product anyway~! The website and the packaging looks amazing though!

    • I am in the UK and have ordered and I know lots of people who would be happy to spend that amount of money, what about all the people who buy online from MAC and never see the product first? Plus she has a returns policy so you are covered.

  37. mmm, I’d love to try these, but some feel like Beauty from the Earth dupes…They’re beautiful either way.

    • Christina

      What’s ironic about that, is Beauty of the Earth has admitted to repackaging from TKB trading, which sells wholesale mica.

  38. Absinthe looks like a better version of the Urban decay eye shadow with the same name. Lumi looks like the eyeshadow form of MAC glitter reflects transparent teal and tiara looks gorgeous!
    Do you know is Sugarpill is sold/shipped to asia?

  39. Abbey

    If you love loose shadows, start checking on indie brands. Any good brand will offer samples to try things out. I like Aromaleigh, Sassy Minerals (their samples are 75 cents in a pot, and are very generous!) and Fyrinnae. However, watch carefully for repackagers – some fairly big companies repackage micas from TKB Trading and other suppliers for a markup (TKB’s a good place to get micas to use for makeup, for dirt cheap, if you don’t mind mixing in a base). I read Le Gothique, Fresco Phyrra, and Lipsticks and Lightsabers for good indie reviews and repackager warnings.

    Whoops! By “fairly big” I meant “fairly well known” (in the internet makeup community). There’s a makeup blogger who has a makeup line that has been matched to unmixed TKB Trading micas.

    There’s a lot of good companies, but it’s best to read honest blogs to find out who’s worth your money.

  40. Luisafer

    well, the colors are amazing!!! love them all!!!
    Do they fall off like the mineralized???

  41. Mel

    These color look very potent! I love the shimmers, always :)

  42. this is sooo pretty must get them

  43. Ashley

    really pretty, i think they might be too bright for me though…

  44. Halo

    I have been using both the loose eye shadows as well as the pressed ones. I have every color is the pressed and six in the loose. I am kinda new to loose shadows and was afraid I would not like them. I have to say I am so impressed with the color pay off with both types of shadows. I will be buying the rest of the loose shadows soon. I love the customer service that Amy provides and the site is beautiful and the packaging is AWESOME!

  45. Wow, these colors look great but I am a little nervous about buying without being able to swatch them. I am not that experienced to tell what would look good. Any suggestions? I am an nc50.

  46. Absinthe is gorgeous! ♥

  47. Stephanie

    There are seven new shades now! Hopefully there will be even more soon. If only there were some swatches of those out there…

  48. Elysia

    Christine, which is a better buy: Sugarpill Decora, or MUFE #75?

  49. Iris

    I have to say all the products are very good quality hyper-pigmented and I love the colours, and the pressed shadows are nice and they have an excellent price.

  50. Naz

    Is Goldilux comparable to any of the mac gold pigments (like golden lemon, gold or others)? Thanks!

  51. Kat

    hey do you have stella, by any chance?

  52. M.

    Any idea if Absinthe is a dupe for the UD shadow of the same name? It looks quite similar in your swatches! (It just figures the one UD shadow I’d ever repurchase was a palette exclusive…)

  53. lydia

    hey christine! i’m a long time reader and fan of your blog (started reading when you were still on livejournal!) these sugarpill shadows remind me of fyrinnae’s loose eyeshadows with the depth and pigmentation. if you’ve never tried fyrinnae, i highly recommend you do!

    thanks for the great work!