Sugarpill Review & Swatches

Hi Guys and Dolls! So lately there’s been a lot of buzz on twitter and youtube surrounding this new brand, Sugarpill. Sugarpill was founded by the fun and funky Amy, known on Ebay and Etsy as Shrinkle .Β  I bought from Amy on ebay before, so I know the customer service is good, her makeup line seemed right up my alley, and I relished the idea of reviewing/helping a local business (Sugarpill is practically in my backyard, go Oakland!).

So far, the line has three basic forms of products, Pressed eyeshadow, Loose eyeshadow, and Lashes. Please watch my video later this week for an in-depth review of the products!

Sugarpill is a Bonanza for anyone who LOVES bright colors, amazing color payoff, great textures, and glittery/unique loose eyeshadow.Β  I’ll go into more detail about everything in my video review, but I think the swatches pretty much speak for themselves, so enjoy, and if any of you have tried Sugarpill, share your thoughts. What’s on your wishlist?

Check the website out for information on pricing etc:

Here’s a bunch of product pictures and swatches for your makeup-porn viewing pleasure πŸ™‚ Click on the pics to see all the detail!

The Pressed Eyeshadows:

Swatchy swatch-swatch:

Dollipop, Afterparty, Midori, and TakoΒ  from the Sweetheart Palette

Flamepoint, Buttercupcake, Poison Plum, Love+ and Bulletproof eyeshadows

The Loose Eyeshadows:

Click these to view all the detail up-close!

Junebug, Hysteric, Absinthe and Magpie Chromalust Loose Shadows

Starling, Goldilux, Asylum, Tiara Chromalust Loose Shadow

Royal Sugar, Decora, and Lumi Chromalust Loose Eyeshadows

The Lashes:

Here’s aΒ  two SUPER quick looks I did with these today using only painterly paint pot as a base (and no base on the bottom):

For this I use Buttercupcake, Poison Plum, Dollipop, Bulletproof,Β  Tako, Afterparty, and Midori

And then since a few other people have duped my Starburst makeup, I figured I’d join in:

For this I used Dollipop, Flamepoint, Buttercupcake, Tako, and Lumi. Isn’t Lumi AMAZING over a white pencil!?

My Faves:

Dollipop, Afterparty, Poison Plum, Tako, and Flamepoint pressed eyeshadows,Β  Magpie, JuneBug, Goldilux, Royal Sugar, Decora, and Lumi Loose shadows.IN truth, I have a major makeup heart-on for all of it!

Get it HERE

This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR. My priority is to you, and I honor that commitment by being honest! I don’t do paid reviews or guarantee reviews. I care about my viewers/readers, and promise to remain truthful with you.

Thanks for stopping by my Peanut Gallery!

<3 Cora

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  1. Danielle
    February 24, 2010 / 1:33 am

    I need to get these immediately! They all look so amazing and pretty equivalent to MUFE shadows. I definitely want all the pressed shadows especially afterparty, poison plum, and love+. For the loose shadows I love absinthe, goldilux, and asylum. I cant wait to make an order!

    • vintageortacky
      February 24, 2010 / 1:36 am

      they are definitely on-par with mufe and other super high-quality artistry brands, and in some ways they are more impressive! I have a new makeup crush!

  2. Valene
    February 24, 2010 / 2:09 am

    My first purchase from them (which won’t be soon unfortunately) will be the Burning Heart palette which has Flamepoint, Buttercupcake, Love+, Poison Plum. In addition I wasnt Dollipop pressed eyeshadow. Out of the loose, I’d probably pick Goldilux and Royal Sugar.

    • Valene
      February 24, 2010 / 2:10 am

      Er..*want not wasn’t. Teehee it’s too late to be typing.

    • vintageortacky
      February 24, 2010 / 10:32 am

      that’s probably what I would get too, they pack a punch! and I knew what you mean, LOL

  3. February 24, 2010 / 3:07 am

    Ugh I’m kicking myself for being broke right now, I need Buttercupcake, Love+ and Poison Plum!

  4. Lia
    February 24, 2010 / 6:29 am

    Hi Cora

    Are the products made by Amy or are they made through a wholesaler to be repacked and sold like ie Lime Crime and BitchSlap?


    • vintageortacky
      February 24, 2010 / 10:36 am

      It’s nothing like lime crime or bslap. I don’t know the specifics, Like if Amy actually worked in a lab or anything, but this is not a generic wholesale product. The packaging and quality are totally original!

      • Lia
        February 24, 2010 / 8:15 pm

        Thanks Cora! I’m definitely going to be ordering from her soon!

  5. alexis
    February 24, 2010 / 8:28 am

    wow those look awesome and the colors are beautiful. I love the name too and the packaging is so cute too.

  6. February 24, 2010 / 9:15 am

    I love Sugarpill πŸ™‚
    I received mine on Saturday and I’ve been having a blast playing with the colors.
    Your looks are fantastic!

  7. February 24, 2010 / 9:48 am

    Must…have…Absinthe and Tiara. Can’t wait to see what else Sugarpill comes out with.

    • vintageortacky
      February 24, 2010 / 10:39 am

      I know! I hear she may be doing neutrals, let’s keep our fingers crossed πŸ™‚

  8. February 24, 2010 / 11:04 am

    OMG, that yellow is AMAZING!!!

  9. Misela
    February 24, 2010 / 11:17 am

    Love the pictures I will definitely have to watch your review there has definitely been a lot of talk now about SugarPill the colors just look ridiculously bright fun and bold. . .

  10. February 24, 2010 / 11:56 am

    Blahhhh so now there’s the dilemma of ordering these, or the Lime Crime’s i’ve been eyeing up for a while. Any insight?

    • vintageortacky
      February 24, 2010 / 10:11 pm

      I’ve never tried lime crime so I can’t comment πŸ™‚

  11. February 24, 2010 / 2:22 pm

    When you told me these were better then MUFE I gave up on my saving… I bought some of them… And after this post i want them so so bad! They really do look blendable and smooth, not to talk about the crazy brights! It’s so rare to see reds and purples like those! Ugh! *love at first photo*

    • vintageortacky
      February 26, 2010 / 1:02 pm

      LOL, love at first photo, SO TRUE! You’ll love these!

  12. Rosanna
    February 24, 2010 / 7:03 pm

    Maureen, definitely get these ones. Limecrime is cheap, repackaged mica from TKB, Sugarpill is actually an original line, and far better quality than LC for pretty much the same price. I bought a few LC shadows before I heard about the repackaging and I was SO disappointed in them. Dont waste your money!!

    • vintageortacky
      February 24, 2010 / 10:17 pm

      Yeah I’ve heard that about lime crime. To be honest, from the get-go they didn’t spark my fancy, they seemed like a lot of money for a small about of product πŸ™‚

  13. February 25, 2010 / 7:02 pm

    Gahhhh ok thanks for the advice! i was sooooo excited for some of those duochromes too…… i guess i’ll give Suagrpill a go then! thanks!

  14. Julie Marie
    February 26, 2010 / 7:03 pm

    How does Poison Plum compare to MUFE 92?
    I have 92 and I hate it. The color itself is absolutley amazing, but I can’t get it to show up opaque, nor can I get it to blend evenly.

  15. Diana
    February 28, 2010 / 10:57 am

    Hi Cora!
    I’ve been reading your blog for some time now, and your review on Sugarpill really got to me.
    I ordered 2 quads and 1 eyeshadow, so i get all the amazing colors and i orderd Tiara as well (i’m a sucker for silver lol.
    So glad she ships worldwide, since i live in the Netherlands..
    So again, thanks for your great review and a big hug from Holland.

  16. March 2, 2010 / 10:39 am

    Wow these are SO bright! Thanks for the swatches! And the looks you did are great

  17. Carolina
    March 2, 2010 / 11:23 am

    My first reaction when I saw this new makeupbrand was just WOW, the packages are so amazingly tasty πŸ˜› and the shadows look so pigmented! I absolutley loved them from the very first sight, so yeah I really would like the chance to try them out, a little pissed for being broke this month, but hopefully it wonΒ΄t take forever to have the chance to let my fingers click them home πŸ˜›

  18. Misty
    March 8, 2010 / 3:43 pm

    Gah……..I bought Studio Gear’s “Freesia” eyeshadow and have never been more disappointed in my life. Looks great in the pot, but the color does NOT translate! I am eyeing Sugar Pill’s Poison Plum (and Dollipop and and and and). It looks like the colors are true-to-pot, hey?

  19. Chante
    April 11, 2010 / 4:54 pm

    I am crazy in love with sugarpill!!! Right now I have all of the pressed shadows and six of the loose ones. I am amazed by the color payoff. I am a woman of color and have had a hard time finding color that were that bright. Absinthe in a personal favorite of mine but I also love Dollipop which is strange since I hate pink πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to see what comes next. And yes the packaging is SWEET!

  20. May 29, 2010 / 5:14 am

    i just made my order online ! to try!! but i always buy all the products that u recomend! and i think i will love those sugarpills!!! so lets see! i just order 4 items, but if i really love them i will get all!!!
    And let me tell u that i love ur make up…!! ur so talent and i really love ur work!!! πŸ™‚

  21. June 1, 2010 / 6:08 pm

    I Just got a Order of 3 Of the Pigments and I’m ordering the rest of the collection!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the Royal Blue one is the best I got it as a sample When i order my Kryolan Uv day Glow Palette

  22. Alyssa
    July 12, 2010 / 12:36 pm

    i’ve had my eye on that makeup kit from medusas makeup that includes all their glitters and mineral shadows. i was wondering if you prefer medusas mineral shadows or sugarpills loose shadows?

    • vintageortacky
      July 27, 2010 / 8:11 pm

      ah, Sugarpill. I sold most of my MM eyeshdows- they were good, but Ben Nye has exact dupes, in a palette. The Sugarpill loose shadows are more unique IMO:)

  23. corinne
    July 31, 2010 / 9:51 am

    I placed my sugarpill order just there
    i ordered the flaming heart quad, tako, royal sugar, lumi,magpie asylum and starling

    such a hard time choosing! i usually ALWAYS go for pink but i decided to go for blues this time and the reds were pushing me because of how freaking HARD it is to get a good red. Seeing as hallowe’en is the closest holiday to me aside from christmas i decided to go for more halloweeny colours with the pressed shadows. CANT WAIT for them to get here ^_^

  24. Stephanie
    September 11, 2010 / 7:00 pm

    Can’t wait to get these! They’re all gorgeous, so I don’t think you can go wrong picking a colour. Hopefully someone will put up swatches of the seven new shades soon…

  25. September 26, 2012 / 10:11 pm

    I want the loose eyeshadow in Birthday girl!

    BTW, does anyone know why almost all the eyelashes are unavailable? Will there be moar? D:

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