Monday, December 20, 2010

Sugarpill's 7 Newest Chromalusts
Now Death & Sin Free!

Is it rude to say "If you're not on the Sugarpill bandwagon yet, you may want to seek professional help"? If you're willing to conceed that it is not, in fact, rude and that I am, in fact, a professional, then consider me that help!

If you're completely unfamiliar with Amy (aka Shrinkle) and her fledgling Sugarpill empire, make sure you check out my review on her loose Chromalust pigments and her Addicted to Pretty pressed eye shadows. The Reader's Digest version is that they're smooth-blending, ultra-pigmented, and pretty much the best value for your money out there. They've become a staple in my kit, I use them everywhere I can; eyes, cheeks, lips, even on the body.

Today, I want to introduce you to the newest additions to the Sugarpill family- seven NEW(ish) Chromalust shades that will have you drooling. The formula on these is as to be expected; in some cases, it almost seems like they adhere better than the originals, though I've not heard anything about the formula being changed. The new additions also add a bit of diversity to the Chromalust portfolio, with different textures and finishes than the originals.

I'd like to note, the following photos and product descriptions are my own, not those from the official site, and in my opinion, some of them vary significantly from the Sugarpill sanctioned description. Consider it a second opinion! All shades swatched dry on top of Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
Birthday Girl
This shade had the biggest variance to me in what I saw versus what the site describes it as. Sugarpill calls this a princess pink with fuchsia sparkles. What princess pink means to me is a deeper-than-bubblegum almost rose-pink. It's a matte base, and the sparks seem more pink and gold to me. A super-pretty shade, but darker and less silvery than the online swatch looks on my monitor.

Teal green-blue goodness! Darling is slightly metallic with a satiny base and superfine matching sparks. I'd classify this as a little more than shimmer, but less than sparkly. Sharkely?

I can only assume the great minds at Sugarpill meant this name to convey the shade as an electric magenta, and indeed it is. Not as bright as a fuchsia or as deep as a burgundy, this satiny metallic pigment is a great mid-tone magenta, enhanced with a healthy dose of fine blue sparks.

Possibly my favorite shade of this launch, Paperdoll is a creamy matte lilac base w/lavender shimmer. It's so yummy I want to lick it.

Matte black base with tons of rainbow micro-glitter. The website refers to this black as "the blackest of jet blacks". Though I'd call it more of a deep charcoal-black, I can say that it's far-and-away the most pigmented loose black shadow I own- compared to shades from Archetype, Aromaleigh, and Illamasqua this is undoubtedly the winner!

I wonder if Sugarpill called this one Tipsy in honor of the common way Americans celebrate St Patrick's Day, cause this one says "Luck o' the Irish" all over it to me! A brilliant, shimmery grass green. Not lime green, not sage green, but a true, balanced mid-tone green.

A beast of a shade to photograph and describe, Weekender is a metallic deep blue-violet that almost seems to shift depending on the light. In direct sunlight (or under my daylight bulb) it reads as a grape purple, but pulled away from the light the metallic sheen takes over and adds tinge of a pewtery-silver cast, skewing the shade closer to indigo.

So there you have it- great new shades filling out the Sugarpill portfolio. As expected from the brand, they apply, blend and wear amazingly. I will say that it's easy to blend away the glitter on matte shades (Birthday Girl, Paperdoll and Stella) but I haven't experienced throughout the day glitter fall-out like I do with some *other* brands (::coughUrbanDecaycough::). Stay tuned to OutInAPout for more looks featuring Sugarpill this month!

The products featured in this post were submitted for review consideration by a representative of the company. What does this mean? I didn't pay for them. My commitment is to you, my readers, and myself (it's called integrity, I like to have it). I can assure you that the opinions expressed in my product reviews are my own, based on my own research and experience; I am not paid in any way nor is the final outcome of the review influenced by the featured company.


Carrie Meredith said...

Paper Doll is gorgeous! I would want a pro makeup artist to use these on me, I'm afraid I would make a scary mess of it myself. I'm definitely not used to using brights.

Dyna said...

I love darling and the black one. I prefer blacks of that kind. They look super gorgeous, I might give them a try actually :)

keijukainen said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous shades!

Have you tried those matte based shades with a stickier eyeshadow base such as Fyrinnae's Pixie Epoxy? Just wondering if you can use them together because I've noticed the stickier bases don't love mattes that much and I'd love to combine mattes with sparkles.

Annamax said...

I love Paperdoll, I wear it all the time :)

Unknown said...

Carrie M,
Some of the softer shades, like paperdoll, would be great to break you in! BTW, here's a great tip on how to ease into wearing colors & especially brights:

try it out & let me know what you think!

The shades are all amazing,and you're going to love the pressed too! Sugarpill has very reasonable international shipping rates, and their products are a great value for the quality and sheer amount that you get- I say go for it!

I know exactly what you mean about mattes and sticky bases. Fortunately, Sugarpill is a different breed. I've actually experimented with both Pixie Epoxy (which I really need to do a review on!) and foiling and while most mattes wont allow it, Sugarpill's seem to work fine! I will say the PE makes the light mattes like Paperdoll look a bit more satin than they are when applied over a nude base like Too Faced Shadow Insurance. Also, like most mattes, the shades will darken when foiled, but unlike most mattes, they don't get streaky or clumpy.

Love paperdoll. Such a unique shade, but one that makes total sense- how have I not had theis forever?!

Anna said...

Oh what a lucky girl you are to get that awesome stuff sent for free :3 I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Sugarpill, I even ordered a customized Sugarpill necklace. And I SO can't wait for the primer!!

Unknown said...

Anna Crystal,
I'm definitely fortunate that Amy values my opinions enough to send me the shades, but I have to point out that I love her stuff enough that I do shop there as well!

In fact, when she sent me these to review, I also purchased two pressed shadow palettes- one for my kit, the other was the one in my Blogiversary Giveaway! Sugarpill is the first line in...forever...where I really do want to have one of each shade for my kit!

luckiebeauty said...

WOW I love them all!

But my fav is the sparkly black shadow and paperdoll.

Thanks for the swatches,really helpful!


eRiN said...

Oooh ... Paperdoll looks gorgeous ... I still haven't tried Sugarpill BUT don't send the men with the straitjackets over here yet - it's just lack of cash holding me back!

zombielovrr said...

I am lusting over Paper Doll! I would so wear that everyday with an odd colored lipstick or gloss and some random colored eyeliner!

Carrie Meredith said...

Jessica, thank you very much for the link, I've bookmarked it. I will let you know how it turns out once I've tried it!

Natsumi Suzuki said...

Your photos make me want Sugarpill SO bad!

Skulda said...

I'm digging Stella and Tipsy. There are a few others I have my eyes on as well!

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