Sunday, September 15, 2013

Dupe Alert: Sugarpill Soot & Stars Eye Shadow vs. MAC Dark Soul Pigment

While I was going through my MAC pigments, I noticed one I had never used before. When I swatched it, a little lightbulb went off in my head. I thought..."Hey, doesn't this look suspiciously like Sugarpill's Soot & Stars?!" does! See the swatches below:

Sugarpill on the left, MAC on the right

I swatched these dry and without primer. Photo is taken with natural light near a window. You can see they look nearly identical. Soot & Stars is actually quite a bit more pigmented and a little darker than Dark Soul. I had to  build up the pigment quite a bit to make it as opaque as the shadow.

MAC Dark Soul pigment is available for $21/0.26 oz.
Sugarpill Soot & Stars pressed eyeshadow is $12/0.12 oz. or for $34 as part of the Cold Chemistry palette with three other beautiful shadows.

I received the pigment as a gift, and we all know I purchased the Cold Chemistry palette as soon as they released it on their site. But if I had to choose between the two, considering quality & value, I would definitely re-purchase the Sugarpill palette.

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