Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadows

Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadows

Hello beautiful people! Recently Sugarpill released new Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadows and since there were a few purples I had to purchase them! As you may or may not know, Sugarpill discontinued their OG purple, Poison Plum (not vegan), so I wanted to see what they replaced it with.

Where to Buy
Sugarpill, Beautylish

$10 for pro pans without packaging, $13 with packaging.

About Sugarpill

Sugarpill is a cruelty-free indie makeup brand. They launched in 2010 and I’ve been reviewing them ever since. They’re 100% cruelty-free and most of their products are vegan. Currently in their pressed eyeshadows the following shades are NOT vegan: Flamepoint (orange), Kitten Parade (pinky peach with gold shift), Love+ (red), Sixteen (violet), and Tokyo (hot pink).

Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadows

Here’s what is in the palette above.

  1. Tako – Ice Angel – Sleepwalker – Helium – Afterparty
  2. Flurry – Velouria – Sixteen – Ego – Poison Plum
  3. Heart Shaped Cookie – Suburbia – Mochi – Arsenic – Love+

Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadows

I keep my Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadows in a custom Glam Tech palette. When I received my order, I realized that Flurry, Ego, and Helium were missing stickers with their name on it. I reached out to customer service and was told this wasn’t a mistake, that they didn’t have to have labels, and that they wouldn’t affect their performance. I was disappointed in the response from their customer service. I bought my own labels to stick on the back of these eyeshadows.

Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadows Swatches

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  1. Sleepwalker – Helium
  2. Flurry – Velouria
  3. Sixteen – Ego
  4. Mochi – Poison Plum

Shade Descriptions

  • Sleepwalker – glacial silver with iridescent turquoise sheen
  • Helium – cornflower / periwinkle blue matte
  • Flurry – frosted lilac
  • Velouria – cool lavender matte
  • Sixteen (not vegan) – warm-toned violet matte
  • Ego – eggplant purple matte
  • Mochi – mint seafoam matte
  • Poison plum – deep purple matte (discontinued)

See my Sugarpill Rainbow Swatches.

Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadows Thoughts

Sugarpill used to be my top choice for bright colorful matte eyeshadows. For years I thought I just sucked at eyeshadow application until I realized that some Sugarpill shades, like Poison Plum, were difficult for me to work with for a variety of reasons including me using the wrong brushes and application techniques. I think my difficulties in working with the formula on older shades actually made me less inclined to reach for my eyeshadows from Sugarpill.

I often just go for my Viseart Bright Editorial Mattes Palette or my Melt Radioactive Palette, because I find their matte formulas to be easie for me to work with.

That said, Sugarpill’s newer eyeshadow formula is nice. It’s easier to blend out, less stiff in my opinion. I’m sad that Sugarpill didn’t choose to reformulate Poison Plum to be easier to blend and instead just dropped that gorgeous purple and replaced it with less unique eggplant shades.

Now I start with a large fluffy brush like the Bdellium 787 and the lightest shade I’m going to use, I apply that to my crease and usually use it as my transition shade. Then I use a  Sigma E25 with a bolder or deeper eyeshadow to help contour my eye and add color that is visible when my eyes are open. I use a teeny tiny Sigma E36 to deepen the outer corner with my darkest color. Shimmery lid shades, duochromes or multichromes get applied with my Urban Decay Moondust Brush. I highlight under the brows with a tiny detail brush.

I was surprised that these eyeshadow singles didn’t fill me with joy the way the old Sugarpill singles used to. I don’t know if it’s because I’m spoiled with my Sydney Grace, Lethal Cosmetics, Baby Bat Beauty, Devinah and Fyrinane shadows or what. I ended up feeling like the Sugarpill Capsule Palettes were much more enjoyable for me than these singles.

If you’re looking to round out your collection with some Sugarpill singles, it’s hard to beat the $10 price for their huge size.

What do you think about these singles? Do you prefer the Capsules?  Let me know here or in the Phyrra Nyx Facebook Group!

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