Thursday, 15 August 2013

Sugarpill Elektro Cute Collection and Chromalusts SWATCHES AND REVIEW!

First I'd like to say YES I know I recently made a blog post somewhat bashin Sugarpill for their 2 year tease of their newest products. LINK HERE FOR SOME RANTING.

Nevertheless, I have an addiction that need to be fed every now and then. I aleady have some Sugarpill Chromalusts in my arsenal... Magentric, Goldilux, Tipsy, Birthday Girl and Royal Sugar. Aside from Birthday Girl being a LIIIITTLE powdery, I am in love.

Magentric, Goldilux

Royal Sugar, Tipsy, Birthday Girl. Took this so long ago, ugh...
I tend to pine after makeup for several months, sometimes over a year, before purchasing. The same can be said for my latest Sugarpill purchase.
(Amy I'm still mad at you about Sparkle Baby and Cold Chemisrty etc but you make a hell of an eyeshadow).

With flash

Natural light


Allow me to explain.

I recently made a post about Coastal Scents Hot Pots, which I LOVE! I found lots of in-between colours I can't seem to find anywhere else. Supercharged is this ridiculous neon orange creamsickle that I have never ever ever ever seen before, so I had to buy it. I already have tons of primary and secondary colours, so I wanted some more ambiguous colours that might perplex someone who is colour-blind (and often unable to identify tertiary colours)...
Disclaimer: I should mention I didn't order those eyeshadows specifically to confuse potentially colour-blind people, I just like blending different shades together, which is easier to do with transitional tones.

The same goes for these Sugarpill Chromalusts and the one Elektro Cute I got. As I said, I have used Chromalusts in the past. Different shades have various textured. Ex, Darling, Birthday Girl and Royal Sugar are kiiinda more on the matte/powdery side (especially Birthday girl) and the others are more like a powdered metallic very fine glittery shimmery thing. There is always a way to apply them nicely; this goes for literally any type of texture/colour/form of eyeshadow, pressed or loose, whatever.

However, things get tricky when you start playing with neon shades. Neon pigments by nature have a different texture. They tend to be a little more grainy, and clump when applied wet rather than become dispersed in water or mixing medium like most pigments. MAC crushed metallic pigments kind of have this problem too. They are also more coarse and powdery, less malliable if that makes sense, so when applied dry it's hard to get them to look un-patchy. ESPECIALLY MATTE NEON EYESHADOWS. Most companies add compounds like Boron Nitride to aid with slip and adhesion, but neon pigments are neon pigments and let's face it- they just don't want to stick to our eyelids.

This is why I am slightly confused at Sugarpill's choice of adding ultra-fine glitter to these- which want to tick even LESS to human skin.

Xsparkage (Leesha) and Vintageortacky (Cora) are among my favorite Youtubers, so here are some links to their video reviews/tutorials discussing the matter. They have some helpful tips and things to keep in mind when using these, or neon eyeshadows in general. Quite informative. :)

Leesha's Review
Leesha's Tutorial
Cora's Review
Cora's Tutorial

On to my swatches!
I just used my finger and little water.

Supercharged, Decora, Weekender, Darling, Absinthe (with flash)

Natural light
With flash again, they look a lil different.

I swatched in different lighting so you can see how Supercharged, the Elektro Cute tends to clump up a bit when applied wet. Patted on top of a really good sticky base helps get the actual powder to stick but does not hold onto the gitter like mixing medium does. A shimmery sticky base helps with that!

Dat's all I gotta say, video tutorial to follow!

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