Sugarpill Cosmetics: Pressed Eyeshadow Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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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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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

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 just got Dollipop in the “Sweetheart” palette and HOLY CRAP if you buy it you will not be disappointed 🙂 I checked out the comparable MUFE shade and it definitely wasn’t anything like this!

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!!

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!

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.

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

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? 🙂

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?

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!

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!

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