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Pink Wednesday: Something Sweet + Teenage Dream

30 Nov

Finally, my first Pink Wednesday post! I went for something light and delicate. 🙂

Polishes Used (In Order):

1 coat of Seche Vite Base Coat

2 coats China Glaze Something Sweet

1 coat of OPI Teenage Dream

1 coat Beauty Secrets Top Coat

 

❤ Tia

Review: Sugarpill Pressed Shadows

23 Jul

Sugarpill is a makeup brand devoted to bold, bright colors and high quality products. I bought one of their four-shadow pallets (The Sweetheart Pallet) and and two individual pressed shadows (Bulletproof and Buttercupcake).

I ordered it on a Friday, it shipped on Monday and I received it the following Friday. It felt like forever because I was so excited about getting them; but one week for delivery, especially since I ordered on a Friday, was really good, especially from an ‘indie’ makeup brand. And look at this cute little shipping box!

Anywho, on to the products! They arrived in the coolest packaging ever.

I also ordered some stickers and got a free sample of Goldilux loose shadow, along with a really pretty Sugarpill business card.

The pallet looks amazing, and though it’s not plastic, it is made from a sturdy cardboard (no, it’s not cheap feeling at all!) and doesn’t get smudgy finger prints on it.

The mirror on the inside is huge in comparison to a compact mirror, and the shadows look AMAZING. I couldn’t stop smiling when I saw them. The swatches on the website are exactly the colors I saw when I opened the pallet, which is rare even when dealing with high-end brands. I could tell a lot of effort went into making the swatches accurate, unlike other brands I have seen who Photoshop and color-correct their site swatches.

Bulletproof (L) Buttercupcake (R)

Dollipop

Midori

Tako

Afterparty

Buttercupcake

Bulletproof

These shadows are so pigmented it’s RIDICULOUS. Here are the swatches.The two lines in the middle are over Too Faced Shadow Insurance, the two on the outside ends are over nothing. (i.e. nothing, TFSI, TFSI, nothing)

Midori (L) Dollipop (R) (Flash)

Midori (L) Dollipop (R) (Natural light)

Tako (L) Afterparty (R) (Flash)

Tako (L) Afterparty (R) (Natural light)

Buttercupcake from L-R No base, Too Faced SI, NYX Milk

Bulletproof (TFSI, nothing)

Bulletproof (TFSI, nothing) w/flash

Bulletproof looks like it had shimmer in it, but it doesn’t show up at all when applied – this black looks completely matte on the lid.

Midori and Afterparty are the easiest to apply, because they are not entirely matte.They are both bright and true-to-color, and they are GORGEOUS.

Dollipop is freakishly pigmented and insanely bright, definitely a standout matte pink. I can’t think of any dupe for Dollipop. But let me warn you, it tends to stain the skin for some reason. So be ready to use oil-based eye makeup remover or look a little strange. haha.

Buttercupcake is the shadow I had the highest expectations for – I’ve been trying to find a pigmented yellow for like 3 years. Every yellow shadow I tried applied sheer and made me look like my liver was failing. But Sugarpill did it right, ya’ll! It’s so bright I couldn’t get it to photograph well, which means it’s everything I wanted and more! It’s not only opaque, it applies like a dream. It’s a true matte, bright yellow color. This is true love, people.

Tako seems to swatch a little bit powdery, but it’s not that way at all when I use it normally. It’s a great highlight color, and goes on SO smoothly.

Overall: I will never stop using these shadows. They.Are.Amazing. They really reminded me to be adventurous – I thought I would never use Dollipop (part of me was sure I would look somehow diseased), but once I tried it, there was no going back. I will never not wear hot pink eyeshadow again. As long as it’s Dollipop.

Also, looking at the swatches, you can see that even without primer, these babies are gonna show up well. As for wear, I haven’t tried them without primer (darn you, oily lids!!!) but I have a feeling they might stand up to it… If you try it let me know!

A note on brush usage – I’ve noticed that Dollipop and Afterparty, moreso than the rest of the pressed shadows, really stain my brushes, so be prepared to use a separate brush for each (unless you don’t care, lol).

A couple looks using Sugarpill pressed shadows:

Sugarpill Dollipop

Bulletproof and Afterparty (With crazy lashes!!!)

❤ Tia

Viva Glam Gaga I and Viva Glam Cyndi

3 Mar

Since the new MAC Viva Glam Gaga II has recently come out, I thought it would be nice to look back at her first contributions – Gaga I Lipglass and Gaga I lipstick! Then we’ll take a look at the fabulous Viva Glam Cyndi lipstick. Continue reading