I don’t own “all” of the Sugar Pill eyeshadows, but I do own many; in both palettes and pigments. Some people note that some of the Sugar Pill shades are a little similar so I decided to make this post and provide close-up swatches to compare these shades.
Lets start with their pinks!
Dollipop: is more of a hot-pink and is matte.
Hotsy Totsy: leans a bit more fuchsia and has a subtle shimmer to it.
Birthday Girl: A very sparkly pastel pink.
Magentric: I always though magenta should have a little bit more of a purple lean to it, whereas this color is more of a super shimmery medium pink. Perhaps a touch cool-tone.
Afterparty: Is a medium blue that leans a tad warm and is matte.
Velocity: is a deep primary blue and matte.
Royal Sugar: i.e; Royal Disappointment! Let me just rant that this shadow has to be either applied wet or over a sticky base, or it seriously will not apply worth a shit. I hate having to do extra things to “force” a shadow to work the way it should, but there’s no way around it with Royal Sugar. Particularly disappointing because it’s such a beautiful color. Very similar to Velocity but way more shimmery.
Magpie: Another loose pigment like Royal Sugar, and it also suffers the same problem of not applying well unless wet or over a sticky base. It’s a very dark navy shimmer.
Clickbait: is a medium foresty green and very shimmery.
Midori: is a perfect secondary green shade and matte.
Acidberry: is a matte lime green.
Junebug: is an iridescent foresty green with lots of shimmer.
Mint Soda: is not mint at all, its very much a lime sort of green and very shimmery.
These colors are all quite unique and don’t have much to compare to, but I included them anyway.
Tako: Matte white. One of the most pigment matte whites you can get.
Buttercupcake: Matte primary yellow and very pigmented.
Flamepoint: Perfect secondary orange matte shade.
Goldilux: Metallic Gold. Looks awesome when applied wet, but it does work dry as well.
Tiara: Metallic Silver. We’re talking shiiiiny. Very. I love this silver. It does get super metallic when applied wet and is mostly just shiny shimmery when dry.
UGH! Gross!! Note to self: don’t swatch over your damn veins anymore O_o
Poison Plum: Matte secondary purple with a very subtle pink sheen.
2am: is a matte purple that leans more warm that Poison plum.
Frostine: is a matte pastel lavender shade. There isn’t anything “frosty” in Frostine. I didn’t know where else to group this so I tossed it in with the rest of the purples, but it’s a pretty unique shade as far as Sugar Pill shadows go.
My most faaaaaavorite category – REDS!!
Love+: is a primary matte red. Probably the 2nd best primary matte red I’ve ever known in my life (and #1 isn’t made anymore apparently). This shade, for a red, blends beautify and is uber pigmented. No color bleed.
@#$%!: is a slightly pinker, warmer, version of Love+, plus it has a very small amount of glitter in it.
Asylum: A slightly blue-based red shimmer. Very similar to TKB’s Hot Mama mica, but this is a complete shadow that applies and blends beautifully.
Countess: This is a burgundy wine sort of red; very deep, cool-toned and shimmery.
These are the teals/aqua shades.
Candycrush: is actually not teal or aqua but is closest to Lumi in comparison so I threw it in this group. I apologize that this swatch picture made these look a tad more green than they are in real life. Candycrush is a frosty cool baby blue.
Lumi: is a white with a turquoise iridescence and sparkle.
Mochi: is a slightly shimmery aqua sort of shade. Its a perfect dupe for Mac Aquadesiac but WAY more pigmented.
Hug Life: is a teal that leans more green and has shimmer.
Darling: is a teal that leans more cool and has shimmer and sparkle in it.
Kitten Parade: is a shimmer peachy pink that has a gold/orange iridescence to it.
Charmy: is also a Peachy shade that leans more orange than Kitten Parade does. It has more of a sparkle than a frost.
The pigmentation is excellent on all of these shadows, even the pastels and whites. The only shadows I have a problem with are some of the loose pigments that require sticky base or wet application to achieve actual color payoff. I have already reviewed Sugar Pill shadows and they’re one of my top favorite shadow brands, so I do love them and I do recommend them.
Hopefully this swatch post will help you decide on which shades you’d like to try.
FTC Disclaimer: I paid for these products with my own money. All opinions expressed are based on my personal experiences with these products.