Sugarpill Heart Breaker Eyeshadow Palette
Sugarpill Heart Breaker Eyeshadow Palette
Sugarpill Heart Breaker Eyeshadow Palette ($34.00 for 0.56 oz.) includes four new shades from the brand: Acidberry (vibrant lime green, matte with slightly pearl sheen), Velocity (vibrant matte royal blue), 2AM (matte purple with a slightly pearl sheen), and Mochi (matte mint seafoam with a slightly pearl sheen).
- Acidberry is a green-chartreuse with golden yellow undertones and a very fine sheen. It has pretty good color payoff and a soft, dense texture but is a little powdery. Illamasqua Pivot is a smidgen darker and totally matte in finish. MAC Lucky Green is yellower, very frosted. MAC Swimming is darker. Make Up For Ever #304 is lighter and yellower. Make Up For Ever #171 is lighter and frosted. Sugarpill Absinthe is darker, less yellow.
- Velocity is a medium-dark vibrant royal blue with a matte finish. It has good pigmentation but is a little powdery. Sugarpill Royal Sugar is similar but has a slightly bluer base and lots of sparkle. Milani Runway Eyes is bluer, darker. Tarina Tarantino Violet Storm is very similar but frosted. NARS Outremer is darker. MAC Cobalt is purpler. MAC Atlantic Blue is darker.
- 2AM is a brightened eggplant purple with a dusting of lilac-white shimmer. The color payoff was actually really good applied to the lid, though it swatches a smidgen sheerer. Bobbi Brown Ultra Violet is similar but more muted. MAC Power Boosted is purpler and frosted. NYX Violetta is more muted and has gold sparkle. Bare Escentuals Boudoir is pinker. MAC Vibrant Grape is much darker. Urban Decay Purple Haze is purpler. Make Up For Ever #89 is more fuchsia.
- Mochi is a light-medium aqua with a satiny sheen. It was more pigmented when I applied it to my lid, and it was the easiest shade out of the four to work with. MAC Aqua is lighter, greener. MAC Aquadisiac is darker, slightly greener. Make Up For Ever #302 is darker, grayer. Milani Caribbean Sea is frosted and bluer. Inglot #345 is greener.
I did a super quick look with this palette yesterday, because I’ve been anticipating it all week! My favorite shade was Mochi, because it was really intensely pigmented when I applied it, and it was soft and smooth. I did have some powder excess that kicked up when I was working with Acidberry and Velocity, but Velocity had very little, and Velocity is the type of color that never swatches half as good as it performs during application. I’ve consistently seen this type of blue shade become beautiful, rich in color, and blendable on the lid, and Velocity is true to this, though it swatches decently.
Acidberry also didn’t want to adhere to my lid nearly as well as the other shades! 2AM was soft, smooth, and it wasn’t powdery at all–it also had much better color payoff when applied to the lid. Purple-based eyeshadows can be horrendous, but 2AM proves that with enough skill, an excellent purple can be made. I wore all four shades on one eye with a primer and on the other eye without a primer. It held up well both ways with no creasing after eight hours, but there was some slight (but noticeable) fading around the edges when worn without a primer.
The palette is made out of heavy-duty cardboard with a semi-matte black finish and then Sugarpill’s logo and the like on the front and back. It can withstand a lot more dropping and tossing around than a product in a plastic compact. It stays closed with a magnetic on the edge of the palette. There’s a full-sized mirror on the interior of the lid. The only thing you may find annoying is that the palette always lies flat once you open it–the mirror portion doesn’t stand up at an angle at all (I’m holding it up in the photo to get it to look that way).
Each shade is also available individually for $12.00/0.14 oz.–buying the palette saves you $14, which is like getting one shade for free, so as long as you like at least three shades in the palette, I’d opt for the palette. If you only like one or two shades, then I’d go the individual route.
|If you love brighter matte eyeshadows, I think you'll enjoy Heart Breaker. I love that there's no highlighter shade--just four vibrant pops of color. Acidberry was a little difficult to work in comparison to other Sugarpill shades (both in this palette and the rest of the range), so it did bring down the overall rating.|
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