Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette
Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette

Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette ($34.00 for 0.48 oz.) contains four cool-toned eyeshadows. Cold Chemistry will launch later today at noon PST, and the eyeshadows are available as a palette, but you can also purchase each eyeshadow individually ($12.00 each). All of the eyeshadows will be added to the permanent range. I really liked the palette overall, and the color payoff was good to great across the board. My only note was that a couple of the shades have a slightly dry, powdery feel, though it was less noticeable when you’re applying it to the lid than trying to get a swatch on your hand or arm. When I wore the shades together, they lasted well without fading or creasing for eight hours; after nine hours of wear, I saw some slight fading along the edges (no primer).

Soot & Stars is a deep, dark charcoal gray–not quite black–with a pearly sheen. There are very, very fine teal shimmers in this, but you won’t see them on the eye. It had great color payoff, and the texture was soft and applied smoothly. Urban Decay Spell #2 is slightly warmer. theBalm Sexy Stacey is lighter. MAC Jade’s Fortune is similar. MAC Dark Moon is cooler-toned. Make Up For Ever #1 is lighter, cream. Bobbi Brown Gunmetal is lighter. See comparison swatches.

Diamond Eyes is a bright, cool-toned white with a frosted finish. It had a very soft, smooth texture and applied with excellent color payoff. Β It can be very slightly powdery at times. Β Tom Ford Cobalt Rush #1 is similar. theBalm Metal-ica is not as cool-toned. Sugarpill Tako is matte. Maybelline Too Cool is a cream product. MAC Flawless Figure is less frosted. Giorgio Armani Black Pearl #4 is similar. Inglot #453 is more metallic. See comparison swatches.

Elemental Chaos is a brightened, medium-dark violet purple with cool undertones and a frosted finish. It had fairly good pigmentation, though the texture was slightly dry, so it can get powdery. Disney Snarfblat is more muted. MAC Warm & Smoky is warmer. MAC Drawn to Drama is darker. Disney Sea Witch is similar–less frosted. MAC Parfait Amour is cooler-toned, less frosted. MAC Dusty Desire is warmer. L’Oreal Perpetual Purple is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches.

Subterranean is a smoky, forest green with a hint of teal shimmer. It had excellent color payoff, and the texture was fairly soft and smooth, but it was a tiny bit powdery. Milani Mix It Up is similar. bareMinerals Editor’s Pick is more muted. Bobbi Brown Forest is greener. Giorgio Armani #20 is darker. Sugarpill Magpie is bluer. See comparison swatches.

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Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette
Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette

Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette
Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette

Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette
Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette

Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette
Sugarpill Soot & Stars Eyeshadow

Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette
Sugarpill Soot & Stars Eyeshadow

Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette
Sugarpill Diamond Eyes Eyeshadow

Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette
Sugarpill Diamond Eyes Eyeshadow

Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette
Sugarpill Elemental Chaos Eyeshadow

Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette
Sugarpill Elemental Chaos Eyeshadow

Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette
Sugarpill Subterranean Eyeshadow

Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadow Palette
Sugarpill Subterranean Eyeshadow

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I own way too many dupes, so this is not for me. But, I’m really glad sugarpill decided to make more wearable colors. I’m sure many will enjoy this palette!

Nice palette, but I think I can pass on this one. Between my UD Black Palette, MUFE Smokey palette, and far too many single & duo shadows in the same range, I think I have these covered. That said, these are the types of shadows I gravitate toward, so maybe at a later time. At least they’re permanent!

I’m really excited for this palette, not only because its drop dead gorgeous but because it was made with Amelia Arsenic ~ She models for Sugarpill and is often at their IMATS LA booth. I’ll be meeting her soon and as soon as I have money for this, I’ll snap it up.

Even though these are dupable colors, they’re colors I use all the time. I will likely buy it when I’ve got some spare cash, it is sugarpill, but I’m not in a rush since its permanent.

Tbh while these are lovely shadows I think that being so accessable/dupable makes me not like them very much. If they were by a dif brand I wouldn’t bat a lash but I like Sugarpill for its uniqueness so it’s not very exciting. Mega excited for Sparkle Baby tho!

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