Today I’m sharing small haul from Sugarpill Cosmetics. Their new release of the Sugarpill Cosmetics Fun Size Palette ($28 USD) hooked me at the first announcement of it; I had to try it! This item was on my August 2019 Wishlist and I was so happy to be able to get it. If you follow me on Instagram (@todaytamaraforever) you may have seen me post on my stories swatches and unboxing of this palette. Along with the new palette, I also shopped their sale items and snagged two Pretty Poision Lipsticks, for only $9 each!
I was excited about the Sugarpill’s debut of a mini palette. I am really happy that high end makeup brands are taking cues from affordable lines, like Colourpop, and creating smaller, less expensive versions of their pricier products. I have also seen Natasha Denona do this as well with their Sunrise Palette ($65 USD). Natasha Denona palettes can be anywhere from $129-169 USD. That’s a lot of hard earned cash for an eyeshadow palette! As it is with Sugarpill, one of their customized 12 pan eyeshadow palettes can hit you at $100 before shipping/tax. The new Fun Size Palette is $28 USD and relatively guilt free on your wallet.
I was immediately drawn to these colors as fun, bright colors is what I adore. The brand has gotten a lot of hype over the years for having some of the most pigmented rainbow colored eyeshadows. I never could justify spending so much on a palette, so I hadn’t tried their product until now. I also really like the gamer theme of this palette. It features a cute 8-bit pixel graphic style artwork with eyeshadow names related to gaming. I also really appreciate the names being printed directly on the palette, as well as featured on the back of the unit carton. 🙂 The rainbow holographic touches throughout are super cool, too.
I will admit, when I touched and swatched these shadows, they were dry. The product was quite firmly pressed, with no silkiness or real pigmentation to it at all. I was slightly disappointed, but I’ve had matte eyeshadows with texture like this before and they still performed well with a brush, so I didn’t worry too much. The swatches on their product page are misleading, though. The lipsticks I absolutely love. Their matte formula reminds me of the amplified creams from MAC Cosmetics; although the purple shade Spank, was quite a bit drier than Detox, upon application.
It took a lot of building up these eyeshadows to reach the intensity that is seen in the palette. I use NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow pencil in Milk with all of my pastel colored eyeshadows, to give intensity and lasting power. Even then, I had to work at it. Once applied though, colors blend beautifully together and don’t result in much muddiness (even when mixing purple and orange, which is great). I’ll be working with this palette more to see how I really feel about it.
What do you think about the new SugarPill Fun Size palette? 🙂