Sunday, January 18, 2015

Review & Swatches: Sugarpill Sparkle Baby Palette

It's no secret that I love Sugarpill. I had been waiting semi-patiently for the official launch of their Sparkle Baby palette for what seemed like eight years. The one thing I don't love about Sugarpill is that they tend to tease their up-coming products for ages! Then suddenly, and with little warning, they're released and I have to sneak into the bathroom at work with my phone to buy things when I should be working. Is that just me?

Anyway...Sparkle Baby finally launched recently. Being a crazy addict, I jumped on the palette immediately. Being a terrible blogger, I took pictures of the palette, swatched it, and never wrote up this post. But here I am, finally getting around to talking about it and posting my swatches:

  • Kitten Parade: As you can tell from the swatch, it barely shows up on my skin. Initially, this was very disappointing to me, because it was the shade I was most excited about. BUT, during a Halloween experiment, I discovered that it actually makes an amazing highlight. Now, it's my most-used shadow in the palette. I love pairing it with peach and orange-toned blushes, or with an overall bronzed face.
  • Frostine: This is a really beautiful pale lavender. I wasn't sure that it would work with my skin tone, but I actually really love it. I've used it quite a few times with my other go-to purples from Sugarpill (2am & Poison Plum), and it plays nicely with them. This is the only matte shade in the palette.
  • Candy Crush: For me, this has been the most difficult to work with. The first time I tried it, I found it didn't look very pigmented on my lid. However, it swatches really nicely. I'm just going to have to play with it a little more, but it's definitely my least favorite shade.
  • Hotsy Totsy: This shadow is so pretty. I love that it's a deeper pink, with a little shimmer. I'm a huge fan of reds and pinks for my lids, so I'm very happy with this one. The only thing I haven't tried, which I'm very surprised at myself about, is using it as a blush...I'm sure it would be amazing!
The Verdict: Overall, I'm happy with the palette. I use three of the four shades pretty consistently. The fourth one, I just need some practice with. The single shadows are $12 a piece, but the palette is $34. So to me, it's worth it to get the palette even though it has that one bummer shade. 

What's Next: So if this wasn't enough, Sugarpill has decided to come out with MORE new loose shadows. Of course, they were available at IMATS. I'm not sure when they will be on sale for the general public. But here are some sneak peek pics, taken from Sugarpill's Instagram:

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