For months, I was deliberating whether or not to purchase some Sugarpill. Could I justify it, given that I own a monster Inglot palette full of brights?
Click here for swatches of my Inglot palette.
We all know how this story ends- I purchased the Sugarpill Burning Heart Palette and Lumi Pigment on CameraReadyCosmetics, along with materials for pressing Fyrinnae Pigments (tutorial post in the making).
Now, I rarely mention packaging, generally I have little opinion on the subject. But really, Sugarpill, what is this?
Why is there a cat on my palette? Paired with a cross? And a crown? So many unanswered questions. Undeniably ugly.
Upon opening the palette, my faith was redeemed. The four shades included in this quad are as follows:
- Flamepoint, a vibrant matte primary orange
- Buttercupcake, a vivid matte primary yellow
- Love+, a true red that doesn’t lean orange nor pink. Although it may appear to be a matte, it does have a slight sparkle similar to the Inglot DS line.
- Poison Plum, a rich violet shade with pinkened undertones. Same finish as Love+, matte base with almost undetectable sparkle.
Also, a picture of Sugarpill Lumi Pigment in the pot. You may be able to detect that the white shimmer has a teal gleam, depending on the lighting. Nikkietutorials introduced me to this and I think it will be a unique inner corner highlight.
My review of the colours, pigment and texture at the end of this post. Firstly, swatches!
Left to right: Love+, Poison Plum, Buttercupcake, Flamepoint, Lumi Pigment (partially over a black base)
In the interest of being ultra thorough, each shade in the quad compared to similar counterparts in other brands.
Sugarpill Love+, Inglot 382, Inglot 366, Inglot AMC 50
Sugarpill Poison Plum, Inglot 320, Inglot 325, MAC Grape Pigment
Sugarpill Flamepoint, Inglot 383, Orange from Sleek Paraguaya Palette
Yellows (um…why do I only own two yellows?!)
Sugarpill Buttercupcake, Inglot 323
My opinion on this palette is mostly positive but marred by one aspect; my Love+ pigment and texture is pretty horrid. The product is very hard and required a lot of rubbing to obtain a decent swatch. It’s such a pity because it is the perfect primary red shade; in comparison my Inglot 382 & AMC 50 look fuschia and the Inglot 366 looks peach.
I spoke to others that own this palette and many reported that they had the same issue but with different colours, this leads me to think that Sugarpill may have a quality control issue and this will deter me from buying another palette from them in the future. I emailed CameraReadyCosmetics to determine whether there is a remedy but I have not yet received a response.
Ranting aside, the other shades in this palette have magnificent pigment and texture, slightly harder than the Inglot but none of the powdery characteristics associated with some Inglot eyeshadows.
I preferred the Sugarpill shade in every comparison picture shown above;
- Love+ was my only ‘true’ red shade
- Poison Plum was the brightest of my purples, with a delicious pink undertone that lends that bruise-y look that I love (I’M WEIRD)
- Flamepoint was indisputably the most vibrant orange
- Buttercupcake prevailed over the Inglot 323, which has a white base that can sometimes appear powdery.
In case it wasn’t clear, I’m very pleased with three out of four eyeshadows in this palette and I think I’ll get great use out of them! A look is coming soon!
Any of my readers own Sugarpill? What are you thoughts? Did you experience any problems with pigment or texture?