Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Sugarpill Eyeshadow Quad

Sugarpill Cosmetics:  Pressed Eyeshadow

Sugarpill Cosmetics also released nine shades of pressed eyeshadow ($12.00 for 0.14 oz.)–though you can find them all within pre-made eyeshadow quads as well. You can find a review of Flamepoint, Buttercupcake, Love+, and Poison Plum here. The other five shades you can find in this review!  The majority of the eyeshadows are vegan, but check the website, as they mark which are vegan (e.g. Love+ is not).

  • Bulletproof is a deep dark black with a matte finish. It applies smoothly and isn’t chalky or powdery.
  • Tako is a matte white. This one I felt had a little bit of a powdery look to it, though it was surprisingly good for a white eyeshadow. I don’t know if I’ve ever found a white that didn’t look a bit off on my skin tone, to be honest. It doesn’t feel powdery–just looks a little like it on my skin tone.
  • Dollipop is a bright hot pink with a matte finish. This is one of those showstopping pinks, truly. I am not sure if I’ve ever seen anything quite this bright before. This is a retina-burning shade! Super pigmented and applies beautifully.
  • Midori is an intense medium-dark green with a subtle shimmer. I actually can’t think of a shade that’s similar to this–at least not one that I own. Very pretty – wearable without being so intense or primary.
  • Afterparty is a rich medium blue with a shimmer pearl. This is the only shade that really made me go, “Oh! This looks like…” (it reminded me of MAC’s Freshwater, but a little lighter blue). This one has a very distinct pearly sheen to it.

All of the nine eyeshadows applied smoothly and felt soft to the touch. They were intensely pigmented, and you didn’t need much to get to that high level of pigmentation. For those who aren’t so much into color, Sugarpill doesn’t quite have you covered–yet. I’m interested to see if Sugarpill will put together a wider range of finishes, color varieties, and the like in the future.

The packaging works for me. It’s understated and functional, but it doesn’t feel cheap (which is something I worry about with newer brands). It’s a circular, flat, semi-domed shaped plastic. It has a matte black plastic on the bottom half with a clear plastic flip-top lid. The lid has the Sugarpill logo printed (not a sticker!) on the lid as well.

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

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

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40 thoughts on “Sugarpill Cosmetics: Pressed Eyeshadow Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Mm, Dollipop is speaking to me… No Annie – you’re saving! :]

  2. Taj

    Very intense colours !

  3. Evelyn

    ohh my gosh i know who the artist for the packaging is! she has the most amazing art!

  4. wow…pretty pigmented…I would love to see their neutral color collection…I find I don’t use brights often.,…

  5. daphne

    Wouldn’t MUFE #75 be comparable to Dollipop?

    I really, really like Midori. That’s probably the most unique of the colors you’ve shared.

  6. Nathalie

    I really can’t get over how pigmented they are! Dollipop has “Nathalie” written all over it!

  7. Avatar of Linda Linda

    EEeek! These don’t look wearable. I certainly couldn’t pull off any of these ghastly shades, maybe with the exception of the black.

  8. Alexis

    Wow – Dollipop maybe the stand out pink I have been looking for! I did take a look at her site – I really like the Sweetheart palette. But like I said I can’t wait to see you do a FOTD with her products. I am intrigued though and if the quality truly matches the price then I have no problems paying for it! Also, I like supporting smaller independent lines – ultra cutie packaging in a plus in my book!!

  9. Avatar of Michelle Michelle

    I really like the look of these products. I saw Josh (Petrilude) do a review on the new line this past weekend and thought it was really nice to see an independant startup like this do something so well. I have seen so many brands that use cheap stickers on their products which you can tell are mass manufactured (Bitchslap I’m talking to you) and the product are sort of meh… This I am def. looking forward to trying and hopefully it won’t end up on my Makeupalley!

  10. UGH, your killing me Christine! I’m absolutely obsessed with Sugarpill and everyone is raving about them, I wanna try them so bad, ESPECIALLY the pressed shadows! T_T

  11. zoe77

    intensely expensive :(

  12. Fuffi

    Very nice collection but a bit expensive for my taste

  13. Anitacska

    I don’t like any of these shades. I’ve been contemplating buying from Starsmakeupheaven.com instead, their shadows (reviewed by Pursebuzz) are way prettier and more wearable.

  14. Oh behave! Those look killer!!!!

  15. Leonie

    Midori is stunning *wants*

  16. Dee

    Dollipop is nice. I don’t know if it looks the same, but it reminds me of Full Fuschia blush, which I was fulling intending on buying and using as an eyeshadow.

  17. OK, I NEED Dollipop, haha! :D

  18. Mmm, I could have sooo much fun with Dollipop & Afterparty…I love candy colors (even if I don’t leave the house with it on).

  19. I’ve seen the pink among Inglots eye shadows actually. I think sugarpill look like Inglot eye shadows in Stargazer packaging with the sugarpill logo. But the Inglot shadows are gorgeous and very easy to use (even their mattes go on like a dream) so I won’t complain ;P

  20. Mmm, I could have sooo much fun with Dollipop & Afterparty…I love candy colors (even if I don’t leave the house with it on).

  21. Ashley

    pretty, but bright. is she doing a neutral collection???

  22. I just ordered the Sweetheart palette that contains Tako, Dollipop, Midori and Afterparty. I was origionally just going to order just Dollipop, Midori and Afterparty, but that’s 36 dollars and the palette has all these colors plus Tako for only 34 dollars. For 4 full sized, larger than normal pressed shadows that comes together with a beautiful packaging sure is a great deal, no? :)

  23. Marissa

    I’m wondering if the pressed shadows pop out of their pots so you might be able to mix and match them into the pre-made palettes, I know the ones in the palettes just pop out, are the pans magnetized or do they just sit in there?

  24. DarkGlamour17

    ohmyword i need Dollipop for a cheshire cat look! :D Afterparty is really pretty too. :)

  25. Sonia

    Wow that pink is really nice! I just wish the packaging wasn’t so tacky:/. Thanks anyways, Christine!

  26. Avatar of Karin Karin

    Do you know anywhere where we can get these in-store? Thanks!

  27. Elizabeth

    Will the eyeshadows spoil/become chalky overtime? I don’t wear bright colors often, but can never find pigmented enough eyeshadows when I do. :( I can justify the purchase if I know they’ll hold up, though!

  28. Abbey

    Hi Christine!
    I was wondering how good the staying power of these are? I’m thinking about buying Bulletproof to set my eyeliner with because Carbon is just not dark enough for me, but if the staying power isn’t that good, I’ll have to continue my search (I just can’t rock raccoon eyes, haha).
    Thank you!