Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Collection Review

Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Review

When the Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Collection came out, I was thinking, oh, I don’t need all 4 colors. I just need that purple. Well, maybe I need that grey. Ok ok, really, I need them all! So finally, I’ve got all 4 shades collected for a review though I’ve had them all for quite some time.

Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Collection Review

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About Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Collection
A luxury eyeshadow collection created in collaboration with Amelia Arsenic, designer of cult fashion and art brand A is for Arsenic London. This dark collision of glamour and nocturnal worlds features four richly pigmented, shimmering meteoric shades which blend seamlessly together. The collection combines Amelia’s dark aesthetic with Sugarpill’s trademark velvety smooth eyeshadow formula.

$34 if you buy the palette (which I should have done!)
$12 individually


All shadows swatched on top of Cover FX eyeshadow primer.

Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Review Swatches

Sugarpill Diamond Eyes Swatches Review

Diamond Eyes -white with crystalline sheen. Vegan

Sugarpill Subterranean Swatches Review

Subterranean – peacock green with navy blue undertones. Vegan

Sugarpill Soot & Stars Swatches Review

Soot & Stars – metallic gunmetal with prismatic sparkle. Vegan

Sugarpill Elemental Chaos Swatches Review

Elemental Chaos – deep grape shimmer with iridescent blue undertones (not vegan)

Elemental Chaos, Soot & Stars, Diamond Eyes, Tako, Dollipop, and Poison Plum
I used Elemental Chaos, Soot & Stars, Diamond Eyes, Tako, Dollipop, and Poison Plum for this tutorial.
I used Elemental Chaos, Frostine, Magentric, Lumi and Tako for this tutorial
I used Elemental Chaos, Frostine, Magentric, Lumi and Tako for this tutorial.
Wearing Subterranean and Lumi
Wearing Subterranean and Lumi
Wearing Sugarpill Soot & Stars with Diamond Eyes
Wearing Sugarpill Soot & Stars with Diamond Eyes

My Thoughts
Cold Chemistry colors are jewel tones. I love the blue micro-shimmer in the blue-based purple of Elemental Chaos. Soot & Stars is a deep charcoal with rainbow micro-shimmer. These two are my favorites of this collection. Diamond Eyes is a frosty white that gives a nice glow at the inner corner. Subterranean is a rich green with blue undertones.

Sugarpill’s eyeshadow formula is velvety, rich, buttery… I could go on and on. The colors are easy to apply. They wear like iron for me on eyeshadow primer. They’re super pigmented. They’re easy to blend. They literally last 12+ hours for me on primer and they don’t even make long wearing claims.

Sugarpill is a great value for the price. These pressed shadows are 3.5 grams net weight, .12 oz. Compare that to a MAC eyeshadow single (not cruelty free) that are $15 for .05 oz, and you’re getting over twice the amount of product for $3 less. I personally feel the quality of the Sugarpill shadows are higher than the MAC, in terms of better pigmentation and blendability.

I still can’t believe I didn’t just buy the palette and instead bought each shade individually. They’re completely worth it though, to me. If you love the colors and trademark Sugarpill formula, you will love Cold Chemistry.


  • 3 of 4 shades are vegan
  • Cruelty free
  • Great value for the price
  • Excellent formula and pigmentation


  • Cold Chemistry is jewel tones, so if you don’t like jewel tones you won’t like this collection


  1. I bought this palette when it came out but it’s been siting unloved for a while, thanks for reminding me about it! I have the Cold Heart palette which I use almost every day just because Tako and Bulletproof are so amazing ๐Ÿ™‚ I love sugarpill!

  2. Those are some gorgeous colors! I look great in jewel tones, I should look that palette up.

  3. Lmao, I also was the same. I have Elemental Chaos, but am considering soot and stars and love the look of subterranean on you. Diamond Eyes really is the only reason I haven’t bought this palette yet.

  4. I got this palette a month or so ago from Lipstick Republic and it’s so brilliant. The purple, green and charcoal make wonderful eyeliners, but the colours complement each other so well that you can use them all together. I was initially a bit daunted by the prospect of combining them in one look, but I’m thrilled with it now. Definitely a great investment! Thanks for the review and tutorials. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I just dropped more money than I care to admit on the Sugarpill website. I wish I had grabbed Subterranean though!

  6. Wow, they are unbelievably pigmented! They are all gorgeous, but I think Subterranean is SOOO pretty on you!

  7. Oh sweet, Subterranean is a fantastic shade of green, I’d get it even if I only ever used it as an eyeliner! Great swatches ๐Ÿ™‚

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