Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Sugar Pill Cosmetics Review & Giveaway!

Hi Bellas,

I was so excited for this review.  For a while, I've heard about the amazingness known as SugarPill Cosmetics and I finally had the chance to test out some of their products.  This year at IMATS, I met the wonderful Amy aka Shrinkle, owner of SugarPill.  She was super nice and sent me some goodies to try out after.  You all know I love me some bright colors so this line was right up my alley.


To see my review, click here!
Check out my video review!


Packaging
A+ for packaging!  It's obvious that the packaging was meticulously created to convey the SugarPill lifestyle.  Even the boxes are super cute.  If I saw this on a shelf at Sephora, for example, I would immediately pick it up at least to look at the design.  The boxes don't have the names of the product printed on them but I heard that this change will come in the future.  The pressed shadows, loose shadows, and palettes are all especially created for this brand.  There are no cheap stickers which would give you the idea that this is a repackaged brand from a private labeling company.

ChromaLust Loose Eyeshadows $12
These are just too gorgeous.  You get a lot of products and the colors are magical.  A lot of them seem to contain a type of reflects glitter which makes the pigment sparkle.  Be careful because many of these are filled to the brim and you don't want any spillage.  These loose shadows are super vibrant.  Some of the colors require a bit of patting to get an even coat...you can also foil them to achieve a uniform coat.
Absinthe:  Gorgeous lime green shade with lots of greenish/yellow shimmer.

Decora:  Another hot pink, yay!  This one is a little softer than Dollipop eyeshadow.  It's a hot pink with blue reflects glitter.
Goldlilux:  Hands down, this is the prettiest Gold pigment ever.  It swatches as super pigmented and has a metallic sheen with super tiny glitters that just shine.  Great as a body shimmer too!
Hysteric:  This metallic purple shade is more subtle than Poison Plum eyeshadow.  It's a metallic shade with a reflects teal glitter.
Royal Sugar:  I love gorgeous blue shadows.  This is a royal blue with gorgeous turquoise shimmers. Gawjus!
Starling:  Super shimmery turquoise blue with lots of shine...can you say bright pop of color on the lower lashline?

Pressed Eyeshadows $12
I received Poison Plum to test out.  It's been toted as a possible MUFE 92 dupe.  It has more of a blue undertone than the MUFE version but it's just as great.  It's insanely pigmented but watch out because you'll most likely get a little stainage from it due to the carmine in the ingredients (thanks Amy for the tidbit of knowledge!).  The pan is huge and I love the clear lid so you can see what color you're getting.  This is my favorite color in the bunch.

4-Color Pressed Eyeshadow Palette $34
I received the quad in Sweetheart which contained the colors Dollipop, Afterparty, Midori, and Tako.  I think Amy picked this one out for me because I told her I loved hot pink.

Dollipop:  Super bright hot pink in a matte shade.  Really pigmented.  Not chalky.
Afterparty:  Gorgeous marine blue color.  It has a bit of a metallic sheen which makes it even more gorgeous. My favor color in the bunch.
Midori:  Vibrant green shade with a bit of sheen...very much the color of the drink Midori Sour.
Tako:  This is a pure white matte shade.  It's a good balance to the other bright colors to use as a highlight or to help with blending.

The palette itself is made of durable cardboard with the SugarPill design on front.  This is a great value for the eyeshadows.  If you're trying to build up your colors, this is the most cost effective way is through the palettes.  They contain the same shadows that are available in the pressed color design.  There's a large mirror which is handy for travel and daily use.

PROS
-super cute packaging
-large eyeshadow pans
-extremely pigmented
-original designs and products
-fun, bright colors
-affordable for the amount of product you get

CONS
-hot pink and purple colors stain lids (not unusual though, the carmine in intense makeup colors like these often does...my MUFE 92 always stains)
-loose eyeshadows don't have a sifter and can spill...in my packaging there was a tiny bit of dust that had leaked
-outside packaging, the boxes, don't have the names written on them
-not a lot of neutrals (not yet!)

Would I Buy?
I would definitely recommend this line. If you're a bright color lover, this is a definite.  If you're into neutrals, you could always pick up some colors to do the bright pop of color on the lashline technique.  Some of the loose shadows like Goldilux are also very wearable.  SugarPill has really made a splash in the world of cosmetics where many companies were seeming like drones of one another.  This company really stands out with its innovative design and products.  The prices are affordable enough to try out at least some of their products.  I feel like their bright matte shadows are comparable to MUFE but at a fraction of the price.  We always wait for MAC to have limited edition collections with super bright colors but SugarPill has them now and they're not going anywhere.  I see big things for this line and I know they plan on doing more products.  Can't wait!

You can find these products at http://www.sugarpillshop.com/.  Definitely check out the site.  It's very bright, fun and easy to navigate.  There are even real swatches for the shades.  Each delivery comes in a special SugarPill box which also contains some of their nifty logo stickers.

They have an amazing shipping offer which is only $5 flat rate on U.S. Orders.  Free worldwide shipping on orders over $75.




Amy has generously agreed to sponsor a giveaway for my lovely readers, yay!  I will be giving away 5 Poison Plum Pressed eyeshadows and 5 Goldilux Loose Shadows.  That means that 10 of you will walk away with something, yay!  Here's how to win:

  • Follow my blog, Subscribe to my YouTube, and Follow me on Twitter...I will have a giveaway on each of these sites.  You can enter on all three to increase your chances of winning.
  • YouTube Entry:  Leave a comment on the video wall telling me which product you'd like to win (either Poison Plum or Goldilux) and why.  I'll pick two winners of each.
  • Blogger Entry:  Leave a comment on this post telling me which product you'd like to win (either Poison Plum or Goldilux) and why.  I'll pick two winners of each.
  • Twitter Entry:  At a random point during the week I will have a giveaway asking a trivia question.  First to answer correctly wins.  I'll do two giveaways - one for Poison Plum and the other for Goldilux.
  • Open to International Participants
  • Winners must email me at makeupbyren@yahoo.com to claim their prizes within 1 week of winner announcement or the prize will go to someone else

FTC Disclosure:  Products provided for review. I am not affiliated with the company and not paid to write this review.  These are my honest thoughts and opinions.

Atlanta Makeup Artist

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x3missDC said...

Oh, goldilux is a gorgeous colour. I would love it :)

Erie said...

I would love to try Poison Plum! What a pretty purple!

Patty said...

Goldilux makes my eyes go 10 miles wide whenever I see a picture of it!

GirlyGirl313 said...

I love both! I think Goldilux would be better for my complexion.

BUUTY EFEKS said...

I would like to win the Poison Plum Pressed Eyeshadow because i lovee purple

Victoria said...

I would like to win the Poison Plum Pressed Eyeshadow because my eyes are green and purple is perfect for this colour!

Victoria
coloressinmezclar@hotmail.com

bobxjesky said...

poison plum! i have brown eyes, and purple really complements brown... plus, i am a fan of pressed shadows moreso than loose pigments. :)

cora said...

I have always wanted to buy the sugar pill poison plum! I've always wanted to buy any purple that looks like that! I wear a smokey plum eye a lot it's my go to look, but I'm still trying to find the right purple, it might be poison plum! Thanks for the giveaway.

Silly Lilacs said...

Poison plum because I love all purples! =)

Jess said...

I dont kno if Im too late but I would LOVE poison plum because it is a beautiful color!

VP of Dior said...

I would love to win Poison Plum because I'm a sucker for purple eyeshadow and it looks perfect for fall!

twistedness said...

I would love to win poison plum because I have dark skin and its hard to find and awesome purple without it looking gross on my skin! haha

Jessica said...

The Goldilux looks amazing in pictures can't imagine what it looks like in person. This is the color I would like to win please. It looks very wearable and can be worn with all sorts of other colors or would look amazing by its self. Good luck to everyone!

Nae said...

I would love the Goldilux shadow because golds look great on my complexion.

Vanessa Alves said...

I would love to win the Poison Plum shadow! It is a gorgeous and vibrant purple and purple s one of my favorite shades. I think this would be a wonderful addition to my make up collection seeing how I am trying to start one and I am still in the stages of trying to have it blossom into a nice collection. =]

Kayla P3|\|D3 said...

Goldilux, because it's the prettiest color I have seen!!!

joanne said...

Hi!
Sorry for the late reply. But thanks so much for the Poison Plum eyeshadow! I've been playing with it and it's convinced to try and buy more of the sugarpill line in the future. Btw I'm having a hard time in blending it do you have a solution?

Mike Lampard said...

I would like to win decora it’s a beautiful color.I will d├ęcor it with some cheap stickers and gift to my wife

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