Ok now that we got that out of the way, onto the SUGARPILL!! Let the drooling commence:
How cute is that packaging? Hard to believe we're talking about an indie makeup company!
Top row left to right: Stella, Lumi, Hysteric, Royal Sugar, Tiara
Bottom row left to right: Absinthe, Asylum, Goldilux, Tipsy, Decora
Swatched dry on bare skin:
outdoor no flash
indoor with flash
First column top to bottom: Lumi, Stella, Asylum, Tipsy, Hysteric
Second column top to bottom: Tiara, Goldilux, Decora, Absinthe, Royal Sugar
Even without primer, these shadows are frickin uh-MAZE-ing!! Unfortunately, my camera hates all things awesome, so the pics are terrible....
Swatches over NYX HD eyeshadow base:
indoor with flash
Outdoor no flash
OH-EM-GEEE!! These are so vivid and silky and shimmering. Stella has this amazing rainbow glitter in it. You can't see it in the swatch cuz, as I mentioned, my camera is anti-awesome, but you can see it somewhat in these close-ups of the shadow in the jar:
(click to enlarge)
SO gorgeous! These are all amazingly pigmented--just a few dabs with my Ecotools eyeshadow brush made each swatch all POPPIN and opaque. Goldilux, Tiara, Royal Sugar and Asylum are my favorites so far. Goldilux is especially mind-blowing. Its swatch almost looks like I have a frickin solid gold coin sitting on my arm! Lumi is gorgeous too--it has this incredible green flash that my camera is absolutely blind to. I tried to get the flash to come out here:
but still no dice. In person, however, it is SO striking and gorgeous.
All in all, just from swatching, I am in absolute love with these and can't wait to get the time to play with them more. Of course, I will keep you all updated on the outcome of my experiments. Just be warned: I'm pretty new to the world of beautiful, technicolor loose shadows (I've mainly just used pressed shadows for most of my makeup-wearing life), so I can't promise anything spectacular!