Two of my favourite things are Sugarpill Cosmetics and Sanrio characters, so naturally, when I spotted this news on Instagram this morning I did a little squeal of joy. If you don’t know Sugarpill already, where have you been? You can check out some of my old blog posts featuring them linked above and you can also shop a selection at CutECOsmetics.
And here are the first pictures of the Sugarpill Little Twin Stars Limited Edition collection…
This is super exciting news for any indie, vegan, colourful make up fans! One of my fave brands, Sugarpill have been rolling out awesome, super bright pressed and loose shadows since 2003 headed up by the magical Amy (aka Shrinkle) this year they brought out nail polishes for the first time and they collaborated with Edward Scissorhands too. Next up and FINALLY, they are launching lip colours.
Last month, I reported about one of my favourite brands, Sugarpill launching a very special limited edition palette to celebrate the Edward Scissorhands 25th Anniversary, I’m pleased to say that I’ve got one! And it’s beautiful. I’ve created two looks with it to show you the diversity and performance of the colours. I got mine from UK seller, CutECOsmetics, they’re out at the moment but I believe they are getting one more shipment so keep an eye out for this limited edition beauty!
So I’ve done a Poison Ivy costume before a couple of years ago for my birthday and it was pretty much perfect, really was pleased with that one so please check it out! That time it was inspired by the Uma Thurman film version, this time I was messing around with some new products and decided to do my own inspired by. I wanted to do the Hush version of Poison Ivy as I’ve recently read the comic, but with the lack of green face paint I thought this would be nice instead.
OMG! So much good beauty news discovered on Instagram last night! This one makes me so happy as it’s so lovely to see a quirky, non-mainstream brand win a big collaboration like this. I’ve been a massive Sugarpill fan for years and love the owner, Amy (aka Shrinkle) so much. On Monday (28th Sept) this (mostly) vegan, 100% cruelty free brand will be launching a limited edition to celebrate 25 years of Tim Burton’s classic film, Edward Scissorhands.
It’s not very often that I put my make up on and then have to decide whether or not it’s too OTT for going out in public with, but this was one of those looks. I picked up the Sugarpill Burning Heart palette from CutECOsmetics a couple of months ago and hadn’t really given it a proper whirl.
If you’re looking for an affordable beauty brand that delivers great colour range and quality, Kiko Cosmetics definitely hits close to the top of that list, everything I’ve tried I’ve been impressed with and every collection they release shows a diverse range of textures, product innovation and colour range, there really is something to suit everyone.
Oh wow! I have a new favourite palette. I’ve used Sugarpill before, I have two loose eyeshadows in Goldilux and Lumi which are just lovely, but being in a loose form I don’t grab them as often as I should as they can be fiddly and messy if you’re in a rush. Plus, they are both super sparkly and as much as I would like to, it’s not something I can use everyday really. So, I finally got my mitts on one of the beautiful Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow palettes from Cocktail Cosmetics.
First off, how amazing is this packaging? It’s cute, it’s colourful and it’s rock and roll, clearly inspired by Japanese fashion of Harajuku and anime, I love the illustration on the packaging and love the hints of Goth culture but without being dull or predictable. It’s amazing brand and the only thing that I’ve seen that is similar is Lime Crime.
More prettiness on the back. The Sugarpill Heartbreaker palette contains four matte shades: Acidberry, Velocity, 2am and Mochi. All designed to compliment each other and suitable to wear on their own or all at the same time. I chose this palette as I though the shades would be the ones I would most likely wear, they also go with hazel eyes really well and work well on my pale skin tone.
I was expecting the compact to be a plastic case with pans in it, but in fact it’s a cardboard compact with magnetic fastening, I’m not bothered about this, it’s nice because they’ve used a lovely satin finish paper, my only concern with this packaging choice would be that if it was to get wet it might cause a mess. How beautiful are these colours?!
Here’s the standard beauty blogger arm swatches, for some reason I decided to swatch on the hairy side of my arm, so please ignore that. Here you can see the colours applied dry, the colours are very bright, pigmented and beautiful. All the shades are matte and the pale green (Mochi) has a tiny bit of shimmer in it too. Very soft textures too, I couldn’t wait to put them into a look, so here’s a look I created using all of the shades in the palette. I used a mixture of brushes from Japonesque, the pigments are very strong, you really don’t need much on the brush and they blend so easily.
How lovely do those shades look together? Overall, I’m SUPER impressed with this palette and will definitely be wanting to try out some of the other colour ways.
Have you tried Sugarpill? What did you think?
What is your favourite palette at the moment?
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Here comes another Face of the Day post from me, again I’ll keep it simple. I wanted to show you my new Sugarpill Chromalust Loose Eyeshadows in action, as my previous post didn’t do them justice.
Face: Youngblood Mineral Primer, Youngblood Loose Mineral Foundation in Pearl with Youngblood Liquid Foundation in Pebble over the top for a dewy touch.
Blusher: Youngblood Mineral Blush in Plumberry. Sugarpill Chromalust Loose Eyeshadow in Lumi as a highlighter.
Eyes: Clinique High Impact Mascara, Sugarpill Chromalust Loose Eyeshadow in Goldilux for liner & Sugarpill Chromalust Loose Eyeshadow in Lumi as a highlighter. Brows filled in with Youngblood Eyeshadow in Willow.
Lips: Youngblood Mineral Lipstick in Rosewater
This week, I really felt like I deserved aÂ frivolousÂ treat, I’ve had my eye on Sugarpill Make Up for a long time and would love the Sweet Heart Palette for Christmas. So, after a lot of twitter chat, the lovely Lily of Beauty’s Bad Habit, helped me pick two shades of the Sugarpill Chromalust Loos Eyeshadow in Lumi & Goldilux. I picked up these pretty things from the marvellous website Love Makeup, which sell a wide range of professional quality make up products.
So, here comes my review, due to excitement, I’ve not had chance to swatch or experiment properly, so I’ll be featuring the products in further blogs in the coming weeks. First of, check out how beautiful the packaging is! Punk rock and girly, pink, black, blue, lace, hearts and kittens feature, what’s not to love? The outer packaging is really high quality too, would make an amazing gift!
So the two colours I went for were Lumi (as recommended by Lily of Beauty Bad Habit, you can see her review here) and Goldilux. I chose these as I thought this would be the most versatile and wearable shades from the selection on Love Makeup.
The tubs that contain the product are quite simple, no sifter as with some other loose eye shadow products, but you get a lot in your little clear plastic pot. The lid is a simple black screw on top with a beautiful Sugarpill logo on top. Pictured is the intense gold sparkle of Goldilux.
My photo of the Lumi pot didn’t do it justice, so I’m not sharing that with you! If you pop over to Lily’s blog you’ll see a fabulous photo, which I don’t think I can compete with, so click the link above to see Lily’s pictures of Lumi.
Ok, this next photo looks a bit mental, but I thought this was the quickest way to show you the colours on the skin, I’ve applied these dry with a fluffy eyeshadow brush, I’ll be experimenting with applications in the coming week to get the best from these colours.
Left is Lumi, it’s a super shimmery, holographic sparkle shadow, which has a bluey white base and lots of multi-tonal glitter in it, really reflective and you just can’t do this justice in a photo. To me, it’s the colour of fake snow in the tub, it’s magical and I absolutely love it. Think it would work well as a highlighter and Lily (Beauty’s Bad Habit) recommends layering it over darker shades to add a new element to a shade.
Right is Goldilux, a ridiculously bright gold sparkle, again, not the best photo. I really need to do some natural light shots for you. It’s a finely milled glitter, so doesn’t look at all tacky.
Here are some more photos for you of the product on the eyes. Again the colours are much stronger in reality, these were taken with a flash. I’ll be reshooting once I take the time to do a properÂ look!
The Sugarpill Chromalust Loose Eyeshadows retail at only Â£8.25 on Love Make Up, who also stock the Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadows, Quads and False Lashes. My order arrived very quickly and very well packed. Would recommend.