Sugar High! Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow in @#$%!

For three days, Sugarpill put a flaming red (with silver sparkles) eyeshadow on the company website. For the life of me, I have no idea why they named it @#$%!… but hey. To each his/her own.

I swatched it using just my fingers. As always, Sugarpill goes above and beyond to provide incredible pigmentation. The formula is silky to the touch, and spread solidly with just one swipe.

The eyeshadow is now gone from the website, but maybe Sugarpill will bring it back. I think it’ll fit in nicely with the rest of my Sugarpill Collection.

You can find out more about the brand HERE.

Holy Grail Makeup Frivolity: NARS Bento Box

I don’t really have an excuse for plopping down $$$ for the NARS Limited Edition Bento Box. I wanted it. I think that’s the beginning and the end of that.
I must say that despite its price, I did NOT expect what arrived in my mailbox….

This box is big… approximately 8 inches horizontally and 5 inches vertically. It’s also about 5 inches high. I really expected a much smaller box; it’s just holding two mini bowls of lipstick right? Wrong.

The bowls are traditional sake size… much larger than I thought they would be. The lip brush fits perfectly in a little groove at the top of the box.

See how big they are? Ceramic. HEAVY. But absolutely beautiful.
The red color is called Maiko.
The pink is called Sakura.

NOW THIS IS HOW YOU DO A LIMITED EDITION PRODUCT! 
This thing is a work of art. It belongs on a vanity… not in anyone’s makeup case. It’s one of those things that you’re proud to display… although you may never use it.

I may never swatch these. Or maybe I will. The jury is still out on that one. Right now, I’m perfectly content to admire it. It’s beautiful.