Sugarpill is one of those brands I had heard of many times but had never tried, even though their vivid colours are right up my street!
Sugarpill was created by Amy Doan, the designer behind clothing brand Shrinkle, is a cruelty free and vegan friendly range, with the emphasis on fun, bright colours. Their newest collection is called Cold Chemistry and consists of four shimmery eyeshadows – I have 2 here to show you.
The four colours:
Soot & Stars: Metallic gunmetal with prismatic sparkle.
Diamond Eyes: Satin white with crystalline sheen. An excellent brow highlight color!
Elemental Chaos: Deep grape shimmer with iridescent blue undertones.
Subterranean: Lustrous peacock green with navy blue undertones.
My first impression of Sugarpill is that it reminds me of Urban Decay, or at least Urban Decay a few years ago when it had a more raw, gothic edge. Even though the solo eyeshadows are in a plastic case with a clear lid (I sometimes find this cheap looking), these palettes are solidly made and don’t feel cheap:
Looking at the eyeshadows at first glance, they looked very much like their descriptions.
A perfect shimmer white highlighter, very pearly.
It’s sheer enough to look pretty – I find frosted whites can be unforgiving sometimes (even though they’re very much just to highlight) and can look garish.
I love greens and blues – this looks like a dirty petrol green to me and it swatches as such. There is definitely black running through it:
Now on the first swatches I thought the eyeshadows felt a bit powdery – but after that initial tough, the eyeshadow underneath was super soft and extremely pigmented – no doubt about it, you wouldn’t have to layer this colour too much!
As you can see there are glittery particles in the eyeshadow but they are fine and not bothersome. Sometimes my eyes find glitters uncomfortable, but this one applies well.
On the eyes – both colours. Sorry not the best application but you get the idea! The peacock shade is extremely pigmented and is one to be worn strong!
I also found these eyeshadows wore well (I just used concealer as a base) and they really clung on to my eyes.
I can’t think of anything particularly negative about these eyeshadows, in fact, the colours are interesting and pigmented…what’s not to like? I don’t buy single eyeshadows often, not if there’s nothing special about them (I prefer palettes) but these colours are definitely interesting enough to belong in their own pan!
I hope they bring out lots more shades in the future. Until then…I have my eye on their purples!
Available in a sleek new palette design with mirror (£24) and in individual compacts (£8.50).
See the range here.