Sugarpill ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadows
Sugarpill CrhomaLust Loose Eyeshadows ($12.00 for 0.18 oz.) currently has a range of eighteen permanent shades, which I have covered as they’ve been released. Like the eyeshadows, I wanted to re-do swatches so they can be added to the Swatch Gallery. This post includes swatches of all eighteen, as well as photos of them (originally taken when I first covered the product, so the product photos are not new).
- Absinthe is a brightened, light-medium green with yellow undertones and a chartreuse shimmer-sheen.
- Asylum is a brightened orange-red with copper shimmer and a metallic sheen.
- Birthday Girl is a muted, medium-dark pink with a pink shimmer. It almost has a matte base.
- Darling is a green-teal with a frosted sheen.
- Decora is a warm-toned pink-red with lighter pink shimmer and a frost finish.
- Goldilux is a rich, molten gold with antique gold and brown undertones and a metallic finish.
- Hysteric is a medium-dark purple with subtle warm undertones and a frosted, metallic finish.
- Junebug is a forest green with subtle warm, brown undertones and a frosted finish.
- Lumi is an iridescent blue-teal-white with a frosted, metallic finish. This shade works best layered over other products.
- Magentric is a darkened raspberry pink with a frosted, metallic finish.
- Magpie is a dark, smoky blue with a frosted, metallic finish.
- Paperdoll is a lavender with a matte base and silver sparkle.
- Royal Sugar is a rich, cobalt blue matte base with lighter blue sparkle.
- Starling is a medium-dark blue with a metallic finish.
- Stella is a deep, dark black with subtle warm undertones and multi-colored shimmer.
- Tiara is a warm silver-gray (almost pewter) with a frosted finish.
- Tipsy is a warm-toned, grassy green with a frosted, metallic sheen.
- Weekender is a cool-toned, medium purple with a silver-ish shimmer/sheen.
Generally, they have so-so to good color payoff when applied dry, and then all of them intensify when applied damp (I just used water). The only ones I don’t like are a couple that have mostly matte bases, because they can be a little powdery and hard to apply evenly and with good intensity (Paperdoll is my least favorite, and Birthday Girl performs somewhat better but is fussy); Royal Sugar has a mostly matte base but works quite well when applied damp (it doesn’t get uneven, as mattes often do when applied damp).
The texture of ChromaLusts is very, very finely-milled, so it feels very soft. The only shade that doesn’t feel quite as smooth as the rest is Tiara, which is a bit more sparkly in comparison to other shades. Some of these are prone to staining (greens, blues, and teals in particular), so you may want to wear a base underneath to minimize staining potential. When I wear ChromaLusts without a base, I get between eight and nine hours of wear, and when applied over a primer, I haven’t seen any signs of wear even after twelve hours. Because they’re so finely-milled, they bind together well, but because they are loose, you’ll want to pat the product onto the lid rather than sweep to minimize fall out during application.