Sugarpill Acidberry Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Eyeshadows ($12.00 for 0.14 oz., each) currently has a range of thirteen permanent shades, which I have covered as they’ve been released. Because the initial launch was a few years ago, I’ve been wanting to re-do swatches so that they can be included in the Swatch Gallery (which requires everything be shown individually). This morning, I was like, “DO IT!” And so it has been done. I’ve also included four shades that were more recently released in the Heartbreaker palette (which didn’t need to be redone) for completion. Note that the photos of the eyeshadow pans are old (just updated the swatches). (There is also @#$%!, which was a limited edition shade, but need to take full photos of it prior to swatching, as I’ve never used it before!)
- 2AM is a pink-plum with a very subtle satin finish (looks mostly matte applied).
- Acidberry is a light-medium green with yellow undertones and a satin finish.
- Afterparty is a medium blue with a cool undertones and a frosted finish.
- Bulletproof is a black with a matte finish.
- Buttercupcake is a brightened, medium yellow with a matte finish.
- Dollipop is a bold, fuchsia pink with a matte finish.
- Flamepoint is a bright, red-toned orange with a matte finish.
- Love+ is an orange-toned red with a matte finish.
- Midori is a subtly cool-toned, medium-dark green with a pearly sheen.
- Mochi is an aqua blue with a subtle satin shimmer over a matte finish.
- Poison Plum is a deep purple-plum with strong red undertones and a matte finish.
- Tako is a white with a matte finish.
- Velocity is a bold, cobalt blue with a satin finish.
Sugarpill is a fantastic brand, and I’ve had the pleasure of meeting the creatrix behind the brand, Amy, and she is as fun in person as she seems online. It’s a brand that you can tell takes their time to development new products and shades; that has a goal in mind and doesn’t waver from it. I very much remain impressed by Sugarpill’s range and how they’ve grown over the years. If you like bolder shades, definitely consider their pressed eyeshadows, which tend to be bold, bright, and have mostly matte finishes.
You’ll notice that all of the shades have good pigmentation, with some being incredibly intense and others being mostly opaque. Many of them will stain if applied over bare skin, so I recommend applying over a primer which will bridge the gap between 90% opacity and 100% as well as minimize the potential to stain. They have a soft, finely-milled texture that blends easily and smoothly. Not so soft that they turn powdery, but not dry or stiff so they aren’t problematic to blend. When worn alone, I get eight to nine hours of wear without fading or creasing; with primer, I’ve seen wear as long as twelve hours.