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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