Hey y’all! It has been awhile since I journaled about any musings with makeup, but here I am today to jump right in to a show-and-tell of two palettes I have added to my makeup stash. This past Labor Day weekend, Sugarpill Cosmetics hosted a sale that I couldn’t ignore, so I decided to purchase both C1 and C2 eyeshadow palettes. If you’re interested in hearing my thoughts on it; keep reading!
When the Capsule Collection first released, I had zero plans of investing in these. After having a not-so-stellar experience with their Fun Size palette, I wanted to avoid any pastel shades from this company. My mind was changed though, when I saw this palette in action during The Olive Unicorn’s Twitch live stream. The chartreuse green (Insomniac) and metallic teal blue (Skyrise) shades really grabbed me and I knew I had to have these palettes, if for those shades alone! There was no way I was paying $42 USD for each palette though, knowing I only fancied a couple shades. I got lucky when grabbing them on sale. In total, I paid around $60-63 USD for both palettes. 🙂
C1 Pink Edition Palette
The first palette released in this collection is pastel toned; sporting shades of purples, pinks, blues and a pop of green. One large shade is in the palette to be used as a blush, but can also be applied as eyeshadow.
- Radiate – matte yellow green lime shade
- Ember – sparkly yellow metallic with green undertone
- Dream state – sheer metallic mauve with silver sheen
- Glory – matte mauve pink shade
- Melody – coral pink matte shade
- Supernova – iridescent shimmer with blue/purple pearl
- Baby doll – matter periwinkle shade
- Cloud 9 – metallic soft teal blue shade
- Slow dive – matte deep cobalt blue
- Undone – matte cool toned purple
C2 Orange Edition Palette
The second release of the collection showcases more everyday tones with a pop of color. One large shade is in the palette to be used as a brush, but can be applied as eyeshadow.
- Skyrise – chunky metallic teal blue with blue glitters
- Insomniac – metallic chartreuse green
- Metro – matte sunflower yellow
- Karma – light peach nude matte shade
- Elevate – metallic peach nude with silver pearl
- Retrograde – peachy nude matte shade
- Youngblood – matte oxblood red shade
- Doubleshot- matte deep chocolate brown
- Moonshine – metallic green/brown shade with blue duochrome.
I will be updating this post through out the week with more makeup looks as I continue to work with them. For now, the final verdict on these is still pending 🙂 My looks include shadows from both C1 and C2 palettes.
Colors Used: Skyrise, Insomniac, Cloud 9, Slow Dive, Undone, Babydoll, and Supernova
Shades Used: Skyrise, Insomniac, Retrograde, Youngblood, Doubleshot, and Elevate
Shades Used: Retrograde, Youngblood, Doubleshot, Moonshine and Insomniac
Shades Used: Baby doll
The color stories and singular shades on their own are unique and something I do not have already in my collection, so I give Sugarpill a huge thumbs up for that! When curating this palette, I would have never thought to pair up some of these shades; especially for the C2 Capsule. This allows for me to get really creative and think outside-the-box. However, I do find these to take a tiny bit more effort to work with compared to my usual pressed pigment shades and metallic eyeshadows. Sometimes, the matte shades are patchy and stick oddly in certain spots, depending on the eyeshadow base used. The metallics are very finely milled and almost dusty, so by the end of the day they have smeared and shifted on my eye lids (no matter which primer/base I use!)
I’ll continue using these, but probably for select colors only. I don’t regret my purchase, especially with a sale price! The packaging is sturdy and very cute, but if you’re used to Juvia’s Place metallic/shimmers and Norvina’s matte pigments like I am, you’ll feel something is lacking.