Sugarpill Strangeling, Charmy, Penelope, Countess Loose Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Sugarpill Strangeling Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Strangeling Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill Strangeling Loose Eyeshadow ($13.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “deep metallic violet with aqua reflects.” It’s a brightened violet purple with cool undertones and a metallic finish. Applied dry, it was semi-sheer, and applied damp, it was mostly opaque. It was a more buildable product rather than richly pigmented right out of the jar. The texture was very soft and silky, and it blended well on the skin. It wore well for eight hours before creasing slightly. Makeup Geek Caitlin Rose (P, $9.99) is darker, less metallic. Make Up For Ever D926 Blueberry (P, $21.00) is warmer. Makeup Geek Pop Culture (P, $5.99) is less metallic. theBalm #33 (P, $6.50) is more iridescent. Urban Decay Betrayal (LE, $18.00) is more iridescent. Urban Decay Omen (P, $18.00) is brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sugarpill Charmy Loose Eyeshadow ($13.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “pinky peach with iridescent fuchsia reflects.” It’s a light-medium coral with warm undertones and gold and fuchsia shimmer over a satin finish. It had good pigmentation both wet and dry, though it applies deeper when applied with a dampened brush. The texture was very silky and finely-milled, while going on evenly and smoothly. This shade wore well for eight hours before fading. MAC Mortal #3 (LE) is similar. Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #2 (P) is lighter, more shimmery. Make Up For Ever I802 Coral Pink (P, $21.00) is pinker. Make Up For Ever I752 Electric Coral (P, $21.00) is warmer, brighter. L’Oreal Cherie Merie (LE, $7.99) is darker. Urban Decay Freelove (P, $18.00) is more shimmery. MAC Paradisco (P, $15.00) is similar. MAC Dynamo (LE, $21.00) is a cream product. Guerlain Coup de Foudre #2 (LE) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sugarpill Penelope Loose Eyeshadow ($13.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “metallic copper.” It’s a brightened copper with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had good pigmentation both wet and dry, but it was a richer, more molten copper shade when applied with a dampened brush, and it had a more metallic finish. The texture is smoother than a lot of loose coppery shades like this, but it wasn’t as finely-milled as a shade like Charmy, and it is better pressed into the skin. It wore well for eight hours on me. LORAC Unleashed (P) is lighter. Makeup Geek Flame Thrower (P, $9.99) is less metallic. Colour Pop Sequin (P, $5.00) is a cream product, more muted. Urban Decay Lucky (LE, $18.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever ME728 Copper Red (P, $21.00) is lighter. Makeup Geek Vegas Lights (P, $6.99) is less metallic. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #9 (P, $9.99) is slightly darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #4 (P) is similar. MAC Copper Sparkle (P, $21.00) is brighter. MAC Brash (LE, $15.00) is similar. MAC Amber Lights (P, $15.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sugarpill Countess Loose Eyeshadow ($13.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “metallic maroon with a splash of aqua reflects.” It’s a muted, burgundy brown with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It was semi-opaque applied dry over skin, and it was fully opaque when I used a dampened brush. The color started to crease after eight and a half hours of wear, but the texture was soft and easy to work with. Makeup Geek Showtime (P, $9.99) is warmer, browner. MAC Plummed (LE, $15.00) is less metallic. Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #3 (P) is less metallic, warmer. Tarte Plum Away With Me (LE) is slightly warmer, less metallic. Make Up For Ever D826 Fig (P, $21.00) is similar. NARS Desdemona (P, $29.00) is warmer, less metallic. NARS China Seas #2 (P, $24.00) is less metallic. Anastasia Pink Sapphire (LE, $12.00) is warmer. Makeup Geek Enchanted (P, $6.99) is similar. Sleek MakeUP A Vow in Venice (LE, $9.99) is similar. Chanel Fatal (837) (LE, $36.00) is a cream product. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #7 (P, $9.99) is warmer. theBalm Alice Copper (P, $16.00) is less metallic. Urban Decay Last Call (P, $18.00) is less shimmery. MAC Idyllic (LE, $18.00) Inglot #452 (P, $6.00) See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Strangeling

PPermanent. $13.00.
B
B
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

Charmy

PPermanent. $13.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Penelope

PPermanent. $13.00.
B+
B+
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

Countess

PPermanent. $13.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Sugarpill Strangeling Loose Eyeshadow
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Sugarpill Penelope Loose Eyeshadow
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Sugarpill Penelope Loose Eyeshadow
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Sugarpill Penelope Loose Eyeshadow
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Sugarpill Countess Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill Countess Loose Eyeshadow

Sugarpill Countess Loose Eyeshadow
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Sugarpill Countess Loose Eyeshadow
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Sugarpill Charmy Loose Eyeshadow
Strangeling, Charmy, Penelope, Countess

Sugarpill Charmy Loose Eyeshadow
Strangeling, Charmy, Penelope, Countess

Loose Eyeshadow
Sugarpill
$13.00/0.19 oz.

89%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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I didn’t have any issues with fall out! 🙂 They are a loose eyeshadow, so of course, if you get a ton on the brush and don’t tap excess off back into the jar, you’ll have fall out during application, but the product is very fine so it sticks well to brushes.

I’ve had no fallout issues with any of them (I have the full set). Even Penelope, which has larger glitter particles! I got a tiny bit with Penelope when I first applied it but I cleaned it off and had no fallout from wear, just from my own over-excited initial application. None of them have given me issues. I actually REALLY appreciate how layerable some of them, like Strangeling, are. Makes them really easy and cool to use with various colored bases to get a wide array of effects (NYX’s new black eye base pot is killer with these).

These are really pretty and affordable! I don’t tend to reach for the few loose shadows/pigments I do have though. Certainly something to keep in mind once I get my stash organized! You did an awesome job with this eye look!

Hey Christine! I checked the dupes for Penelope, but I was wondering how similar is the colour to the MAC Mega Metal shade called Paparazz-she? I already own that one and I don’t want to buy something too similar. Thanks!

charmy and countess are stunning! there were only a couple of these that stood out, but i’m glad that sugarpill has created more loose eyeshadows.

So far I’ve been thoroughly enjoying this collection. I’m super glad I manged to get every one, including Pastelle, because I would’ve wound up wanting them all anyway after trying a few. I’ve tested them wet and dry so far even though realistically any loose shadow I use wet just because that’s the best way to get to know the shadows and their quirks/benefits. I’m really surprised at how well so many of them apply dry! Strangeling is an exception as that one really works SIGNIFICANTLY better with a damp brush on a base of some sort (but its translucence means you can do a ton of cool things with it. Either a wash of purple over other shades to give it a duochrome, wear as a wash on its own, or built up in two layers for full opacity. I’m very picky about my purples and I’m pleased with this one). Grand Tiara is now finally as good as the Best Gold Ever, Goldilux. Mint Soda and Clickbait are both so interesting. Mint Soda has that translucence to it so it makes an awesome over-shade and Clickbait is such a beautiful jade-gold. The only shades I haven’t properly worn and tested yet are Holy Ghost (I have Royal Sugar so it’s just drawn me less but I’m going to pair it with the SUPER opaque Hug Life and try it that way [HUG LIFE IS FOR ALL TEAL LOVERS! So gorge]) and Charmy, which I’m saving for use with Charm and Pastelle.

Countess is now one of my favorite shadows. Red-burgundy shades are big for me and this one is absolutely great. Other highlights are Grand Tiara, Hug Life, Clickbait, and both Strangeling and Penelope used wet. Super pleased. They’re a great addition to the SP lineup because the complement the other shades super well and add SO MUCH DIMENSION. Every friend I’ve showed them to has decided to pick up a few.

These are the colors I got, plus Pastelle. I knew these colors would look pretty all together!
One thing I like about loose pigments vs. pressed is that its easier to use for other purposes, like mixing with a clear gloss for the lips. I take a little scoop of pigment with a clean lip brush, mix with just a drop of OCC’s clear lip tar, and there you go: custom Sugarpill Liptar! Countess is gorgeous as a lipstick.

I know you don’t use primer when testing eye shadows, but I was wondering if you use anything under these loose types of shadow to make them “stick”? I have some Fyrinnae and some matte pigments from an Ipsy company, but I am not sure the best way to use them. I feel like I should use something under them or else they’ll just fall off or be a faint wash like face powders. Does dampening the brush make a difference in how well they apply and stick or just to the color intensity?

Hi Kirsten!

I just used these on bare lids, no primer! Sometimes I use them damp, depending on how they’re working out. With Fyrinnae, they’re pretty much designed to work with Pixie Epoxy, except their mattes IIRC, so those I would use with Pixie Epoxy.

Dampening does help them go on more smoothly/stick better 🙂

I was hoping for a little more opacity/pigmentation, but they sure are pretty! Penelope looks so incredible on the jar, LOL, not to mention the swatch! Countess looks amazing too – in fact, they really all just look like cool alchemical ingredients…

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