Sugarpill has fast become a go to brand for me in my kit. Between Sugarpill, Illamasqua and the odd MAC shadow, I really don’t use much else for eye shadow. I think sadly as well Sugarpill isn't as known as it should be, but they're still such a new brand at only 5 years old! I think everyone needs to know about the range because it is absolutely fantastic when it comes to colour range and pay off.
Sugarpill is an American based brand, which specialise in mainly eye products but have also brought out a set of adorable brushes and brand new nail polishes. Which I am really hoping get to UK stockists because they’re like sweeties in a bottle! All the products are also cruelty free as well as a lot of them being vegan too.
I currently only own two products from them, which I am really hoping to change at IMATS in a few weeks, (please bring the new polishes)! (Let me know if you're going to IMATS too!)
The first palette I own is the Pro Palette, which you can’t actually buy like this unless you attend a show such as IMATS as it’s a pro product. However every shadow in this palette can be bought in single form and it is also made up of the three quad palettes available!
The palette is made up of 12 out of 13 of the original line up of shadows available, the only one missing is Bulletproof, which is their matte black shade. Most of the shades are also matte, minus Poison Plum, Midori, Afterparty, 2AM, Acidberry, which all have more of a satin finish to them. I find these five shades are that little bit creamier, but all of the shades blend beautifully and you can get such opaque finish too. As you need the teeniest little bit due to the pigmentation, I’ve hardly dented a lot of this palette and I use it A LOT!
Even though the shades are quite bright and maybe not everyone's cup of tea, it wasn’t really mine till last year. Its surprisingly wearable as a palette, of course you can do bright fun looks. But its perfect to use as a liner, blend out black with the orange for a smoky eye, the white is amazing as a highlight. Blues are also highly on trend makeup wise just now too, plus if you use quite a light hand you can even use it for blusher!
The other palette that I own is the extremely cute Sparkle Baby Palette, I think this is just the princess palette. Unlike the other palette this one really packs a punch with the sparkle. I especially love Kitten Parade, which is one of the prettiest and most pigmented rose gold shade I have ever seen. It is very creamy in texture along with Candy Crush. Frostine and Hotsy Totsy are that little bit drier, but all four shades blend like a dream and make fantastic transition shades, especially for the shades in the Pro Palette.
Due to the pigmentation in the palette and the silver shimmer that runs through the shades, especially both Kitten Parade and Candy Crush, they do have a little bit of fallout. I would say that Hotsy Totsy as it is quite bright is the hardest one to clean up after just due to this. However its so simply fixed with a little bit of makeup remover, (just make sure to do your eyes first, before your base!), that I can live with a little bit of fallout, I expect it from such a highly pigmented palette.
|(Swatches: Left to Right - Kitten Parade, Frostine, Candy Crush & Hotsy Totsy)|
|(Swatches: Left to Right - Tako, Acidberry, Velocity, Flamepoint, Buttercupcake, Dollipop, Afterparty, 2AM, Mochi, Love +, Poison Plum & Midori)|
Ive just got to quickly say sorry because I had no idea my camera hadn't focused on the swatches properly! I'll get some new ones retaken this morning for you!
If you’re looking for a rainbow of colours or a pastel palette to make you feel like a princess, I cannot recommend these palettes enough. Highly pigmented, very long lasting, especially with a primer underneath, a massive range and they're actually really affordable once broken down, for such fantastic quality shadows. Definitely check out the rest of the Sugarpill range too, from their loose pigments to amazing range of eyelashes.
If you’re in the UK you can find Sugarpill at Love Makeup.