Saturday, 27 February 2010

I've got the world's biggest sweet tooth

And here to satisfy my candy cravings is Sugarpill cosmetics!
...Ok that was hella cheesey :P

Yesterday me and Claire's order from Sugarpill arrived (we often buy makeup together so we can get twice as much but pay half each :P) and we were so, so excited i just had to show you as soon as possible. I wore the shadows yesterday (no picture because i did my makeup in a huge rush and it wasn't a very good look, but i did a video so you can see the shadows on me when it's up on youtube :)) and they were fantastic, so so bright and easy to apply and they lasted at least 10 hours without creasing or fading. However as i've only used it the once i don't want to write a proper review yet, but wanted to show you the amazing packaging and colours and give you my first impressions.

We made our order around the 13th of feb, which was a pre-order time, so orders didn't start getting shipped for a while, but as our parcel arrived yesterday it took less than 2 weeks from ordering for it to arrive anyway :) And here is the parcel:

(flap of paper is to cover up our address :P)
Cute huh?
Inside everyting is wrapped in pink tissue paper and arranged beautifully:

Can you see how wonderfully everything fitted together? I don't know if it's a coincidence or on purpose, but all the products slotted together perfectly, so they couldn't move around during shipping. Also there was no waste of a box too big for the products (i'm talking to you here Mac!).

Our order came with some gorgeous free stickers, an invoice with personal note and Amy was amazingly generous and gave us a free full size shadow! :O Claire was really happy because Amy's note mentioned a necklace she bought from Claire once i her note. It's little things like this that make a big difference.

Here is our invoice with our lovely glittery free Sugarpill Stickers (Claire is thinking of putting one on a scratch on her laptop), some business cards and the thank you note.

We picked up all of the pressed eyeshadows, 3 of the loose shadows (+ our free 'sample', a free full size pot of loose shadow) and a pair of her eyelashes. Shiping is free anywhere in the world on orders over $75 and at the time we ordered there was a 15% off sale. Our order came to $105 in total (we paid half each). All the single shadows are $12, the eyelashes are $8 and the eyeshadow palettes are $34.
Just to say incase you're confused, Sugarpill is neither a home-made makeup company, nor repackaged private label cosmetics, it's instead a 'small lab production' meaning that Amy has given her instructions and overseas production on small runs, nstead of owning her own factory like a big makeup company or just putting her own labels on a pre-made product. for more info see Grey's fabulous reviews here and here: she knows a lot more about this sort of thing than i do.

Now onto the packaging, which is absolutely stunning. Each product comes in an absolutely gorgeous box, and then the product themselves are in gorgeous custom jars and compacts. And this packaging is really high quality too, the cardboard palettes are really heavy duty, the plastic jars are thick and the logos are printed on, not just stickers.

Firstly the eyelashes

Hee hee!

Nice instructions.

The lashes themselves. These are the 'Dewdrop kisses' lashes and have beautiful little crystals on the hairs. Sugarpill stock another pair of lashes too, a more regular cat-eye pair.

Next the pressed eyeshadows. We bought 2 of the palettes which contain 4 shadows each but cost $34 instead of $48 (single shadows are $12 each) so you're effectively getting a free shadow and $4 off :) Sugarpill offer 9 pressed shadows and the two palettes we got, Sweetheart and Burning heart, had 8 of them!

front of the box

back of the box

Front of the actual palette

back of the palette.

And all the shadows together.
Palette on left is Sweetheart with Dollipop (pink), Afterparty (blue), Midori (green) and Tako (white). Palette on the right is Burning Heart with Flamepoint (orange), Buttercupcake (Yellow), Love + (red) and Poison Plum (purple).

We decided we had to have the last pressed eyeshadow, Bulletproof, which is a matte black. Here is the packaging this came in.

box front

box back

top of the eyeshadow

back of the eyeshadow.

There is another palette, Cold heart which includes bulletproof, Tako, Poison Plum and Afterparty.

Now the Chromalust loose shadows. We bought Asylum, Tiara and Goldilux and we recieved Magpie for free! These jars are BIG for $12. Seriously you don't get a 5 gram jar of shadow, you get 5 grams of shadow!

Here is the Chromalust next to one of my Evil Shades glosses, which is in a 5g jar.

front of box.

Back of box.

The lid of the jar.

The bottom of the jar.

Asylum, Goldilux, Tiara, Magpie.

And finally, the gorgeous swatches!

Top row: Tako, Midori, Dollypop, Afterparty, Magpie, Asylum
Bottom row: Bulletproof, Buttercupcake, Flamepoint, Love+, Tiara, Goldilux.

So i'm going to go and have a big play with these for a while, really test out the formula and i'll be sure to tell you how i get on :)
What do you guys think of it?


  1. looks really amazing thanks! :)

  2. I am so wanting to try this brand when finances allow!

  3. Ah wowee, so many amazing colours! I love how you do your make up and how colourful you are with it! Fabby lashes too :) xo

  4. Those colours look stunning, the payoff is far brighter than I had expected!

  5. JANE:
    no problem! I think it's amazing so far, will let you know after i've used it for a while.

    They really do, i'll try them on soon (though i'm pretty rubbish at applying false lashes)

    Sparklz and Shine:
    So far i would definately tell you to go for it, will let you know when i've tried it out more :)

    The colour payoff is just great! Thank you so much :) Can't wait to try the lashes!

    They are actually brighter in real life than they look in the photo!

  6. i just bought goldilux. i can't wait to get it! i reaallly want to get tiara as well. awesome post. you're so detail oriented. :)

  7. Woah, those swatches are just fucking awesome. I'd love to order Sugarpill, but I probably won't for a few months since it's so much more than what I'm used to paying. I'm sure it's worth it, but it still seems a lot to me right now!

  8. I really want to buy these, but I suck at applying really loud colors like that. I have some awesome red shadows from Aromaleigh, but again, it's hard to find other colors to blend to make it an every day look for my job (they're so iffy on that. bleh).

  9. Wow they are so immensely pigmented!! I'm on an eyeshadow ban for the next month or so but when it lifts, I'll be getting me some of these beauties!

  10. Look at that pigmentation... I was worried about seeing pics of these products in case I ended up wanting them. And I do want them. But it's OK - I can take it. Just.
    Good on Shrinkle for going all out and doing this properly. The care that's gone into the artwork and design alone shows that she takes this enterprise seriously. Welcome breath of fresh air after all the repackaging stories re. Lime Crime etc.
    Looking forward to seeing what looks you create with these Lillian.

  11. Jody Pham:
    Goldilux is one of my favourites, it's just so... gold! And Tiara is really good, you can put it on like molten silver or use it sheerly as a highlighy. I'm so glad you found my post useful!

    I know what you mean, i've been used to buying mineral makeup for a while now so a loose eyeshadow would be around $8 at the most. But then you do get a lot more! I reckon if you love the colours it's worth saving up for, they really are great.

    Hmm yeah none of them are really 'work friendly' colours. Well maybe you could get away with Tiara or Goldilux, you can sheer the loose powders out a lot. Or you could just use them on your days off or nights out :)

    The swatches weren't even really layered, just one or two sweeps of shadow, so if you were to really pile it on imagine the pigmentation! I'm meant to be on a spending ban and failing miserably :(

    They really are great products. It makes me really pleased to see someone succeeding when they've obviously put so much hard work into their business. And thank you, i'm sure i'll have some truly hideous colour clashing looks coming up soon :P

  12. Everything looks amazing, am really going to have to check these out! Not that I am really wanting to buy any more makeup at the moment!

  13. I've been getting my Kryolan from Shrinkle for years, so was interested to see if she could match them. I think she's outdone them in colouryness.
    I got Love+, Afterparty, and Decora (amazing sparkly pink with green, because I cannot resist anything with a green duochrome); Love+ went right to the top of my 'favourite reds' list.
    And now those 3 aren't enough and I have to start a Sugarpill fund.

    Love your pink brows look, btw. Is Dollipop sort of a hot pink, or a bit lighter? I have so many pink eyeshadows- it's not my favourite colour by any means, but I like to collect and compare them all. Which is fairly sad but still, prettier than stamp collecting.

  14. Argh I've resorted to living through bloggers who've made Sugarpill orders until my no-buy is over. XD

  15. Rebecca:
    It really is beautiful, I've heard Amy is working on a lot more products such as lipsticks and nail polishes and i cannot wait!

    I've bought Kryolan from her before, and i really love it but i think she might have outdone them in quality and pigmentation!
    Me and Claire are desperate for the 8 or so shades we didn't get (i especially want Decora) and are setting up a fund too! XD
    I'd call Dollipop a hot candy-pink, hot pinks are often slightly fuschia-ish, but this is pure pink. And nothing sad about collecting pink, pink is my favourite colour ever :)

    Ha ha! I'm doing the same with a whole bunch of brands i want to try! I'm doing pathetically at my no-buy though :(

  16. This brand looks amazing and I am dying to try :) Especially the palettes :)

  17. WOW! I'm ordering ALL of the pressed shadows. They are just GORGEOUS! :)


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