Sugarpill’s Stella review

Posted on Thursday, at bought • 773 views

  • Manufacturer: Sugar Pill
  • Availability: part of the regular Loose Shadows line
  • Description: black with multicolored sparkle
  • Cost/Amount: USD$12 for 4.5 grams
  • Would you purchase again: no
  • Similar shades: Sassy Minerals' Gasoline Rainbow, Fyrinnae's Mystic
Sugarpill’s Stella

Dry application is a little on the lighter side; but wet application gives good color payoff and shows plenty of the sparkles. You get a fairly good amount of product for the price paid (broken down, Sugarpill loose shadows are approximately $2.67 per gram, which is definitely on the lower end among indie companies.) I wish the color payoff was a little bit better, and that the sparkles weren't quite so sparse. They're not as faint or far between as other indie sparkle-shadows I've seen, but the sparkle-factor isn't as solid or as varied. All of the sparkles in Stella appear to be blue, green, or purple with possibly some silver. No red, yellow, gold, or pink.

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

A montage of three images: top left, close-up of the eyeshadow in the pot; top right, the eyeshadow mixed with water and applied to bare skin; bottom left, the eyeshadow applied dry over primer.

I'm beginning to think that for me, Sugarpill will be like my initial impression of Fyrinnae: yeah, the products are nice, but I don't know what justifies the extreme esteem in which so many beauty bloggers seem to hold this company. I would have expected Stella to be a bit blingier than it ended up being. Tiara, the only other Sugarpill color that I've written up thus far, also struck me as “nice, but not earthshatteringly amazing.” I wonder if it's partially a branding-and-image thing. I've never been a huge fan of Sugarpill's general branding and style, but I know that lots of folks absolutely adore the whole package.

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