Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Eyeshadows in Soot & Stars and Subterranean Review, Photos w/ Swatches
(Note: Italics are press release statements of the company.)
Here’s a new collection from Sugarpill Cosmetics, the Cold Chemistry Collection, where it features 4 eyeshadows: Soot & Stars, Subterranean, Elemental Chaos and Diamond Eyes. The collection is “a dark collision of glamour and nocturnal worlds, featuring richly pigmented, shimmering meteoric shades which blend seamlessly together. The collection combines Amelia Arsenic’s dark aesthetic with Sugarpill’s trademark velvety smooth eyeshadow formula.” Amelia Arsenic is a designer of cult fashion and art. Out of the 4 shades, I’ll be doing a review on the 2 dark shades: Soot & Stars and Subterranean.
Soot & Stars is described as a metallic gunmetal with prismatic sparkle. On my skin, it appears as a metallic charcoal with a mixture of dark blue, purple and silver shimmer. It had a tiny bit of glitter fall out, so a sticky base/ glitter glue like Fyrinnae’s Pixie Epoxy will be your best solution. The texture is so fine and with a velvet feel to it. It averages 9 hours before it starts to crease and this is without any primer on. Although, it got that richly dark pigmentation, it did not leave any stain on my skin which makes it hard to remove.
Subterranean is described as a luscious peacock green with navy blue undertones. It appears as a dark moss green with a cool-toned aqua shimmer. It has a lil bit more glitter fall out compared with Soot & Stars but not drastic enough to give it a rate less than 9/10. It also tend to start to crease after 8 hours without a primer, which makes it an hour short than Soot & Stars which still is considered great performance for an eyeshadow. It feels a lil bit powdery and dry when compared with Soot & Stars. I love this color because I thought it’s going to be sheer or frosted, but it’s definitely not.
The Bottom Line:
These eyeshadows lasted between 8 – 9 hours of wear without a primer and over 14 hours with a primer / base until to such time I need to take it off. Subterranean feels a lil bit powdery and dry when compared with Soot & Stars but way far superior than the other Sugarpill eyeshadows I’ve owned like Mochi, Buttercup and Afterparty. The formulation of this collection is similar to Sugarpill’s @#$%! which is a PHAMExpo limited edition shade. The texture of these 2 are definitely comparable to luxury eyeshadows out on the market these days for WAY less the price. I’m looking forward to Sugarpill’s Sparkle Baby which will launch sometime this September. Amy did a great job with this collection and Sugarpill once again, never disappoints.
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Soot & Stars Rate: A+
Overall Quality: 10/10 Formula: 10/10 Pigmentation: 10/10 Application: 9.5/10 Longevity: 10/10
Subterranean Rate: A
Overall Quality: 10/10 Formula: 10/10 Pigmentation: 9.5/10 Application: 9/10 Longevity: 10/10
Price: $12 for a 3.5 g. /0.12 oz. pressed eyeshadow (No mini samples available)
Where to Buy Sugarpill Makeup: Sugarpill’s website
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