Product Review: Sugarpill Chromalust Loose Eyeshadow in Birthday Girl

Name: Chromalust Loose Eyeshadow in Birthday Girl
Brand: Sugarpill
Size: 5g
Price: $12.00

From Sugarpill’s website:
Sparkling loose eyeshadows for dazzling effects! Packed with 5 grams of shimmery goodness.

What I liked:
– beautiful sparkling shade
– very pigmented
– applies smoothly and blends easily
– texture is very soft, not gritty at all
– powder is finely milled
– longlasting
– packaging is pretty and practical

What I didn’t like:
– some (minimal) fall out can occur
– some may think the price too high (although you get a lot of product)

Sugarpill cosmetics is an awesome range of cosmetics created by the lovely and talented clothes designer Amy/Shrinkle. Shrinkle worked on her line for 3 years, making sure that every little detail was perfect, before launching it and all her hard work paid off: the products are insanely pigmented, the packaging well-designed and gorgeous, the website professional and easy to navigate and the shades bright and bold. This is a range for girls who aren’t afraid of color.

They make both pressed and loose eyeshadows and I tried one of the latter, the Chromalust Loose Eyeshadow in Birthday Girl. Birthday Girl is a muted princess pink shade. It has a matte base but it is infused with iridescent fuchsia sparkles that make your eyes dazzle. It is a bright, vibrant, very shimmery and just gorgeous shade but if you are into subtle makeup looks, this may be a bit too much for you. But if like me, you’re into pinks, shimmers and vivid shades, this will make a great addition to your stash.

The texture is wonderful. The powder is finely milled and very soft to the touch. Despite the sparkles, it isn’t gritty at all and just glides on smoothly. It is pretty pigmented even when used alone so a little will go a long way. I would recommend using a tacky base with it anyway though as, like all loose eyeshadows, this too can have fallout problems. A good base will minimize that though and ensure that your makeup stays put all day.

The packaging is gorgeous and practical and you can see that a lot of thought was put into creating it. The product comes packaged inside a pretty little box decorated with an edgy and cool design and writing. It is so pretty that I can’t bring myself to throw it out. The jar itself is pretty big and sturdy. They don’t have a sifter but I didn’t have any problems with spillage and the powder doesn’t fly everywhere every time I open the jar.

Sugarpill Chromalust Loose Eyeshadows retail at $12.00, which seems a pretty steep price for a pigment, but it really isn’t when you consider how much product you get (there is enough in it to last you a lifetime and more!) and the amazing quality of the product. Birthday Girl is one of the best pigments I have ever used (and I used a lot) and just worth every penny imo. Although I would really love if Sugarpill offered samples for purchase too.

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Sugarpill Chromalust Loose Eyeshadow in Birthday Girl is a pigmented, muted pink with fuchsia sparkles. The texture is soft, finely milled and applies smoothly with only minimal fallout but the problem can be fixed by using a tacky base underneath. The shade is bright and longlasting and the packaging gorgeous and not prone to spillage. The price can seem expensive but when you consider the quantity and quality, it’s actually great value for money.

Rating: 4.5/5

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  1. says

    This is a really good color and I like how pigmented it is. At first glance, it definitely looks unwieldy, so I’m surprised (and pleased) that the fallout is minimal.

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Trisha, I was worried about that as well so I was very pleasantly surprised to discover the fallout is really minimal. And the color is so insanely pigmented too!

  2. says

    yay for pink eyeshadow :) I’ve been lemming this pigment in Goldilux, have you seen that color? It’s absolutely gorgeous, and I love how pigmented the shade is. Good review, and you should definitely do an eye look with this!

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Tammy, Sugarpill are awesome! I can’t wait to try more from them and you should too. 😉 You won’t be disappointed.

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