Swatches | Sugarpill Limited Edition “@#$%!”

As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, I’m always impressed with Amy’s (aka Shrinkle) Sugarpill eyeshadows. For one the color range is amazing, and second the pigmentation is perfection.

If any of you went to IMATS LA this past June, you must have stood in the worth-the-wait line of the Sugarpill booth. I was so giddy, I nearly died of excitement nearing the booth because of how colorful and lively the girls were. One eyeshadow in particular caught my eye the most, it’s called “@#$%!” and how exactly you pronounce that, I have no clue! BUT, when I did ask for it, the salesladies just referred to it as the “limited edition” eyeshadow. And well, there ya go! It is LIMITED EDITION, which meant… yes, I had to get it for that reason. And another reason was because it was exclusive to IMATS only! How exciting is that? Yeah, pretty darn exciting.. I know. I didn’t even need to swatch it to know I wanted it.

@#$%! is a cool toned berry red with silver microglitters/shimmer that actually stay when swatched and applied/blended with a brush (WOW!). The texture is perfect, it’s not gritty as you’d imagine with the fine glitters and it feels like butter… so smooth.

As soon as I took this bad boy home, I noticed it looked familiar to another color I just picked up from Sugarpill, called Love+, the bright vibrant red available on its own or in the Burning Heart palette.

But long behold, no two eyeshadows are ever the same (unless you really have two of the same eyeshadows!).

Here is Love+

And here is @#$%!

As you can see, Love+ is a lovely primary red. It’s just RED. True to color, red. It’s matte with no shimmers and has a similar smooth texture when swatched and applied.

Here is Love+ on the left and @#$%! on the right.

Now, I love these colors! I’m not one to sport the red everyday on my eyes, but hey I like options. I do not own any other red eyeshadows so I cannot compare these to any brands or other products, but as far as these go, I really like them! Normally Sugarpill eyeshadows retail for $12 but at IMATS I got @#$%! for only $8.40 and Love+ was in a palette I got for $24! Such a steal!

I am not exactly sure about the availability of @#$%!, whether it is only an exclusive to the LA IMATS or if it will go to the others, or even if it will be released in the near future. But I really do enjoy the color. Did you miss out? Probably not, but I have yet to discover any comparisons if there are any.

XOXO Alyssa

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Swatches | Sugarpill Heart Breaker and Burning Heart Palettes

At IMATS, I picked up two palettes that have been on my “Must get from Sugarpill” list for a while. I got the long coveted Burning Heart palette and the recently released Heart Breaker palette which I was so ecstatic about because when I went to IMATS last year, the Burning Heart palette was sold out and I wasn’t able to get it. So it has been my mission to get my hands on it, and even online it was impossible to get because it was sold out! So phew! I can finally cross these two off my list and move on to the other items on that list.

Heart Breaker palette and the Burning Heart palette

Just look at these amazing colors. Cute right? Not only that, check out the die-cut mirror *_* swooning over the packaging and how huge these eyeshadows are. I highly doubt I’ll even hit pan on these badboys in my lifetime. But nonetheless, I can’t stop staring.

On the left we have the Heart Breaker palette which consists of four gorgeous colors that remind me of mermaids and the ocean, the reason? No clue. On the right we have the Burning Heart palette that has four amazing warm toned colors that remind me of a sunset, too pretty!

Clockwise starting from the left we have: Acidberry, Velocity, 2AM, and Mochi

L to R: Acidberry, Velocity, 2AM, and Mochi (on top of UDPP Eden)

Acidberry is a lime green color that is very vibrant and “POW!” in your face. A shade comparison I have for this is MAC’s Bitter which is a light yellow green with poor pigmention–so Acidberry takes the cake!

Velocity is a matte royal blue. This is what I wanted MAC’s Atlantic Blue to be, but failed to miserably–so again, Velocity wins that round!

2AM is a matte pinky purple, very warm based with a slight sheen. I love this! Probably my favorite out of the bunch. I don’t have any shades similar so this one is a star shining on it’s own.

Mochi is a seafoam blue color with a slight sheen. I knew I had shades similar, but this one is just so pretty! Compared to MAC’s Aquadisiac, Mochi is a touch lighter and more matte in texture. MAC’s Haunting is almost a dead on dupe except Haunting is a bit lighter.

Clockwise starting from the left we have: Flamepoint, Buttercupcake, Love+, and Poison Plum

L to R: Flamepoint, Buttercupcake, Love+, Poison Plum (on top of UDPP Eden)

Flamepoint is a vibrant matte orange.

Buttercupcake is a vibrant matte yellow.

Love+ a bright true primary red.

Poison Plum is a deep matte purple with a slight pearly sheen. This is just too pretty, you can’t tell from the swatch the sheen it gives off but it’s very beautiful and transfers really well when applied and blended with other shadows.

I don’t have any similar shades from the Burning Heart palette which was one of the reasons why I wanted to get my hands on it as my first shades of red, orange, and yellow.

As you can see, these colors are very vibrant and super pigmented. These colors are just with one swipe of the finger on top of Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. I absolutely love it!

Overall, I enjoy these palettes a lot. As of late, on their website they are currently sold out of all of their palettes which retail for $34 a piece. But you can purchase the shades individually for $12. Personally I think it’s a deal when you purchase the palette because for four eyeshadows you save $14–you basically buy 3 eyeshadows and get 1 for free. Pretty awesome! AND if you go during IMATS, it’s even cheaper. The pigmentation and the quality of these babies are way beyond my expectations. I plan on purchasing more palettes that they are coming out with soon because let’s be real they are just too good!

Hope this helped you guys out in a way. Let me know if you’ve at all tried any Sugarpill products or plan to!

XOXO Alyssa

Sweet Tooth for Sugarpill

Where do I start?! The title says it all. You all know I have a sweet tooth, but my love for makeup has just doubled because of these amazing eye candy goodies! Sugarpill, an infamous brand of cosmetics known for their vivid colors and impeccable pigmentation always takes my breath away (not to mention the money in my wallet–but who cares!?). Amy, aka Shrinkle, has definitely hit the ball out of the park with her products. She paid attention to detail so well with her loose eyeshadows, her  pressed eyeshadows, eyelashes, and not to mention the cute packaging. Three words to describe her products: TO DIE FOR. And if you haven’t tried any of her goodies yet, you are missing out!

Here is a sneak peak to the swatches I’ll have up for you guys in a bit. I’m sure you’ve all seen this in our IMATS haul, and if you haven’t yet, please take a look and see all the amazing things we got! I picked up two palettes, three pigments, and an eyeshadow. I didn’t want to start playing with these until I did swatches because everything was just so pretty in it’s packaging and in itself I didn’t want to “ruin” it’s pristine-ness just yet (if you know what I mean). Literally, they were just too cute and perfect I could just eat them!

I am seriously in love these babies and have been mixing and matching them with some other fun goodies I got from IMATS, it’s truly so amazing to have such inspiration and this feeling of loving makeup all over again because of the people I’ve met, seen, and just going to IMATS in general. Ahh so overwhelming and so much fun at the same time.

XOXO Alyssa

IMATS LA 2012 Haul

I hope you guys aren’t tired of hearing about IMATS! Because I know I’m not. I feel like since last week, I’ve been so inspired and just enamored by everyone’s beauty and passion for makeup, it has really sunk in that the makeup industry is somewhere I want to be a part of one day. It sounds so superficial to some people, but really, it’s about the confidence and the added spunk that these tools we use can add to us which can easily brighten up anyone’s day, including our own! From the funky, bright colors to the drama and darkness, the possibilities are endless! Not to mention the special effects. 

Anyway, moving on. Our long awaited haul! This was so exciting, we filmed it as soon as we got back to our hotel room because we wanted to play with our new goodies ^_^ Hope you all enjoy!

We got everything we wanted, plus more! 

If you went to IMATS and have some awesome goodies you’d like to share with us, or even would like to hear/see a review of the things we’ve gotten, please let us know! 

XOXO Alyssa

IMATS LA 2012: Our Experience

Hey lovelies! It’s Alyssa here to share with you guys how awesome IMATS was. If you guys don’t know what IMATS is, it stands for “International Makeup Artist Trade Show” where lots and lots of vendors, makeup artists, makeup fanatics, and enthusiasts like myself basically get together and check out the new makeup products that will be coming out, see how to apply makeup, and just see awesome and amazing/talented people.

We spent this whole past weekend in Los Angeles, which was just too much fun! Here’s a video on some footage and photos we took at IMATS as well as a sneak peak to the haul we are going to post soon as well.

XOXO Alyssa