Beauty Product Reviews
disappointing color; expensive
Like the rest of Lime Crime's loose shadows, I think that at retail price they are too expensive for how much product you receive. Otherwise, they are decent products. Despite how dark the blue looks in the pot, I had to layer it a few times for that heavy swatch of color you see in the above & attached photos. Also, when dry, it kind of applies like a matte shadow would and it has more of a sheen than a distinct shimmer like Circus Girl (yellow) unless you stare at it up close. Shoe Addict also leaves behind a light blue stain upon removal (when applied wet). Initially, I was pretty disappointed with the actual color of this eyeshadow because the official swatches are so misleading! I thought I was getting a wonderfully bright blue instead of this dark one.
bright yellow; decently pigmented (dry); expensive
Like the rest of Lime Crime's loose shadows, I think that at retail price they are too expensive for how much product you receive. Otherwise, they are decent products. Circus is a bright yellow that is fairly pigmented when applied dry, it's shimmery and very smooth (like Cupcake Thief). It is the only Lime Crime shadow I own that I prefer to apply dry because applying wet makes it lose some of its lovely shimmer.
soft pink; decently pigmented (dry); expensive
Like the rest of Lime Crime's loose shadows, I think that at retail price they are too expensive for how much product you receive. Otherwise, they are decent products. Along with Mirror Mirror, Cupcake Thief is one of the better shades that apply nicely even when dry (as loose shadows should). It is a soft pink that is a smooth texture as well. Applying wet will really bring out the color more.
pretty silver preferably when used wet; expensive
Like the rest of Lime Crime's loose shadows, I think that at retail price they are too expensive for how much product you receive. Otherwise, they are decent products. Mirror Mirror is a pretty metallic silver that wonderful when applied wet (see attached photo above). Applied dry, it is not as vibrant, but it is one of the better Lime Crime shadows other than Cupcake Thief (in terms of dry application).
pretty duochrome though dupable
Like the rest of Lime Crime's loose shadows, I think that at retail price they are too expensive for how much product you receive. Otherwise, they are decent products. Dragon Scales is one of the shades that has good pigmentation even when applied dry. It is a reddish brown-green duochrome that I find lovely. The green is much more prominent when it is applied wet (see attached photo above). Similar dupes can be found from Too Faced, Rock & Republic, Urban Decay & Inglot.
expensive; fire engine red
Like the rest of Lime Crime's loose shadows, I think that at retail price they are too expensive for how much product you receive. Otherwise, they are decent products. Siren is fairly pigmented when used dry (see attached photo above) and I definitely like it more when applied wet. It is a crisp fire truck red that will not budge if you use the right mixing medium (Liquid Sugar or MUFE Eye Seal for me) Although if it's applied wet, removing it stains my skin pink even with a good makeup remover.
a bit pricey but has great wear, chip resistant, opaque in 2 coats
Loella is supposed to be a shimmery candy pink but doesn't have too much shimmer in my opinion. It does have a glossy finish and looks like it'd have a fuchsia duochrome, but that aspect of the polish is much less apparent than I'd like it to be. Also, it was very difficult to capture the color on my nails properly, and took several photos in hopes that I could manage at least a little. I didn't have trouble with the packaging and enjoy the rectangular box bottling. It makes storing much easier compared to the usual rounded bottles of nail polish. My only complaint is about the duochrome not transferring well onto the nails since I really have to search for it under different lighting. Otherwise, the nail varnish is lovely. The shade of pink makes me feel super girly. It dries pretty fast (almost too fast for me), doesn't chip easily, and has long lasting wear. In terms of application, one coat can be streaky if you go too light on the polish, otherwise, one coat is fairly opaque and two hid my nails completely. It's a bit expensive at 14$ for 0.5 oz, but the splurge is worth it for a nice color you really like.
bright colors, great value for generous packaging, velvety smooth application
All of Sugarpill's eyeshadows are pigmented and pack lots of color whether they're used dry or wet. These all have a shimmery luster to them, feel velvety smooth, and have lasting wear time. I didn't focus too much on packaging since this post is already a bit full from the different colors, but as a customer, I feel like there was so much time and care put into each individual product. Whether it's the printed logo (instead of a sticker) on the lids, the generous packaging, the little decals specific to each name, or the color lineup offered--Sugarpill ChromaLusts are simply wonderful.
Plus, given what you receive in terms of the quality and amount of product, 12$ for 5 grams is priced fairly and is way affordable compared to major labels. I should mention that I purchased all of my Sugarpill loose shadows discounted either during an awesome sale (20-30% off!) at the official site or from ShanaLogic.
Absinthe - lime green Birthday Girl - light pink Darling - teal Goldilux - the prettiest metallic gold you will ever see Hysteric - purple Junebug - forest green Lumi - versatile color that can be white with teal reflects or a gorgeous teal-blue when used over a dark base
Magentric - dark bright hot pink/magenta Magpie - absolutely gorgeous dark blue with a lighter sheen and turquoise sparkle Paperdoll - soft lavender Royal Sugar - brilliant blue Stella - black with multicolored sparkle Tipsy - light green Weekender - blue-purple with what looks like silver sparkle
I think all the colors are so pretty and complement each other really well. I like using the darker colors wet as eyeliner and though I enjoy the entire range, my favorites are Lumi, Magpie, Royal Sugar, and Stella.
beautiful colors, pigmented with minimal fallout, great wear; quality and value for your money
First off, the packaging is super girly and colorful. The eyeshadows colors are gorgeous, each one is very pigmented with minimal fallout, has great wear, and all come at reasonable prices. I suppose value is a somewhat common attribute of palettes, but it's not usual for me to like every color in one. That's probably why I like this Sugarpill palette so much. Amy does such a good job about naming her products too. Names like Dollipop and Midori are so fitting to their respective colors. Attached swatches were done without a base or primer.
Dollipop - matte pink Afterparty - blue with a bright blue sheen Midori - green with what looks like faint golden shimmer Tako - matte white
expensive, decent lip stain; wish they'd change it to a slanted tip
I love collecting anything with Donutella on it and that was the main reason I got this lip stain. I wasn't expecting much out of this lip stain since I mainly got it for collection factor, but the wear is okay. The description for Donutella is listed as a "peach with melon flavor" but I'm not sure I agree with that. For me, it definitely looks and wears pink than peachy and there's a fruity scent that will linger for a bit after applying, but it doesn't seem like the smell is specifically melon. It does have a "sheer coral strawberry stain" though that will give a nice flush and shiny sheen to the lips. One aspect I would change is the tip to a slight slant or taper it for better application. It feels like a fat chapstick and the flat top makes me search for a mirror if I want to apply it straight from the tube so I won't be (unintentionally) sloppy. It's very inconvenient to have to worry about not 'coloring outside the lines.' Also, it originally came sealed with shrink-wrap that had the ingredients on it. It's annoying to have part of the wrapper still stuck on the cover because it didn't come off completely and I didn't get to photograph/don't know most of the ingredients. Expensively priced at 9$ individually, the lip stain is otherwise decent but probably not worth the buy.