Review, Swatches, Looks: Sugarpill Sparkle Baby Palette

Sunday, August 14, 2016
I was recently reading the blog Portrait of Mai and she mentioned that the Sugarpill Cold Chemistry and Sparkle Baby palettes were being dc'd.


Sparkle Baby. I have that. I never reviewed that. *sheepish grin* Today is as good of a day as any!

My friend Rylee got this for me at IMATS back when Sparkle Baby was first released. How thoughtful of her! She braved the lines for me. SB contains four shades, all non matte; one super sparkly glitter, one matte with a pearlescent satin sheen, a fine shimmer, and a matte with glitter. 

Left to right: Kitten Parade, Frostine, CandyCrush, Hotsy Totsy

Kitten Parade has a pink base, with beautiful golden sparkle of various sizes. Frostine is satin cool lavender with pink opalescence, chalky.  CandyCrush is a multidimensional mint shimmer. Hotsy Totsy is cool red pink with magenta micro glitter. All but Frostine are quite pigmented.

At first I was at a loss as to how to use these shades. These are definitely colors out of my comfort zone but I'm down for a challenge. Pink in particular is hard for me. How was I going to use Hotsy Totsy without venturing into inflamed eye territory?  I ended up using Sparkle Baby with other shades from my eye shadow collection instead of as stand alone colors.

For this look, I pulled out MUFE 92, that most vivid of matte purples. Hotsy Totsy on the lid, Kitten Parade as the golden pink highlight on the very center of the lid. Stila Dahlia in the corners.

Another look I tried, not as successfully, was a mint lid with chocolate crease. CandyCrush on the lid with Kat Von D Monarch palette shades. Part of the reason was that CandyCrush did not adhere particularly well. Even on well primed eyelids, CandyCrush disappeared within a couple of hours of application. It was as gone as Cinderella after midnight - nothing but  errant specks of sparkle to ever indicate it was there in the first place.

Mai from Portrait of Mai mentioned that these shades will still be available individually, which I think is a good thing as I'm not particularly keen on some of the shades and wouldn't recommend them. Frostine is too chalky to appreciate the pearly gleam and CandyCrush, while pigmented, is not long lasting. While I love the almost duochrome look of Kitten Parade, I would definitely advise using a wet gel type adhesive (your Pixie Epoxy, Glitter Glue, Beauty Genius gel, what have you) with it.

This palette was $34. Individual shades in single compacts are available from Beautylish, Camera Ready Cosmetics and directly from Sugarpill for $13 each.

What ideas do you have for the shades in this palette? How would you best utilize them?  I'm very open to suggestions!

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