PHAME Expo: Sugarpill Haul + Swatches

Here’s what came home with me from Sugarpill:

The Pro Palette:

As you may (or may not) know, the pro palette is simply three of the regular Sugarpill Palettes smashed together in one palette. I have the smaller palettes (which I’m gifting to my little sister), but I got this one because it’s a lot more convenient to have all of the colors in one palette. The black shadow is missing from this palette, but I don’t really mind.

Top Row:

Bottom Row:

I also got the Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Palette:

And I thought I was done, but the Elektro Cute Loose Pigment in Hi-Viz caught my eye:

Believe it or not, this swatch really doesn’t capture the magnificence of this pigment. It’s neon bright, and sparkly all at once. There are other colors like royal blue, fuchsia, peach, and green… but the yellow simply sparkles the best in my opinion. It is totally amazing.

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.

FOTD: Bright Green

Nighttime networking called for something bright, but wearable. So I used a little Vapour…a little Sugarpill… and hoped for the best:

Senna Barely Base
Chanel Blush in Malice
Vapour Organic Eyeshadow in Obsess (base)
Sugarpill Eyeshadow in Acidberry (lids)
Yaby Eyeshadow in Lemondade (inner corners)
MAC Eyeshadow in Soft Brown (crease)
Kjaer Weiss Eyeshadow in Magnetic (above crease)
 Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero (smudged along lashline)
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Mascara

Chanel Lip Pencil in Nude
Chanel Glossimer in Gold Light

FOTD: SugarPill Heart Breaker

I decided to use ALL FOUR COLORS in the SugarPill Heart Breaker palette… SMH. I think it came out OOOOKAY. I know I can do better. But in my defense, I wore this all day (in the daylight), so I went lighter for my first go:

Amore Pacific Foundation (206)
Shu Uemura Translucent Powder
Chanel Blush in Rose Ecrin 
SugarPill Heart Breaker Palette:
Acidberry on Lids
2AM through Crease
Velocity on Outer Corner
Mochi on Inner Corner
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Blackbear on lashline
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Pom Pom under waterline
Maybelline Falsies Mascara
NARS Sheer Lip Treatment in Angelique

Sugar High! Sugarpill Heart Breaker Palette

I don’t give this brand enough love. SHAME! Anyone who uses Sugarpill will tell you there is nothing like a Sugarpill eyeshadow. I recently bought the Heart Breaker Palette. How much do I love it? Let me count the ways…

1: Packaging. Sugarpill has gone to great lengths to keep the ‘cute as all get out’ packaging theme constant. Everything is always done up so… adorable! From the stamp on the packing boxes, to the product boxes, the look is always cute and coy and a little bit over the top.
2: Product presentation. Her palettes are all a little bit innocent, and a little bit dangerous. 
 3: Volume. Look at the size of those eyeshadow pans! They’re huge. You get a LOT of product for not a lot of money. And the fact that the compact is mirrored, is a huge plus.
Acidberry       2AM       Velocity           Mochi
4: Pigmentation. That’s one swipe with a soft eyeshadow brush. These shadows, like all SugarPill Shadows, are highly pigmented and work fine with or without a primer. I’ve always been impressed with the quality of these palettes (I own the other three as well), and Heart Breaker did not disappoint.
If you’re a fan of shadows that perform better than expected, I highly recommend SugarPill. I’ve been a fan for a few years now. I’ve always found their customer service to be excellent, and the quality of the shadows is just beyond.
You can find out more about SugarPill HERE.

FOTD: Touch of Red

I wanted to do something unexpected, but wearable to a regular 9-5. So I popped a little red in the corners of my eyes…

Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation
Kevyn Aucoin Radiant Diaphonous Powder
Chanel Blush in In Love
Armani Eyes To Kill Silk Eyeshadow in #19 (lids)
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Pom Pom (crease)
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Black Bear (lashline)
Sugarpill Loose Shadow in Asylum (outer corner)
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero (waterline)
YSL Shocking Mascara
Kate Spade Supercalifragilipstick in Adventurous Red

Backstage @ Micha Designs: The Show Must Go On!

Tonight, I worked for jewelry designer Micha. She wanted her pieces showcased against a ‘neo tribal’ background, with white body paint/tattoos.

So (with the designer’s blessing) I came up with a makeup sketch that looked a little something like this:

Basically, it’s a reverse smoky eye (MAC Eye Pencil in White, Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream/SugarPill pressed shadow in Toki/SugarPill loose shadow in Lumi) … a flesh toned blush (MAC Personal Style)… and an ‘erasing’ lipstick. For this, we used Viva Glam Gaga II, Siss Lipstick (MAC) and a concealer pencil (Make Up For Ever) as a Lip Liner.

The body painting got a little messy, so we took it outside:

The girls were TROOPERS! It was not warm outside… but they stuck it out! Anything to get it right… we were pulling double and triple duty (the lady painting the girls is the DESIGNER), but at the end of the night, it was SO worth it. The girls all looked amazing, and they really showcased the jewelry. It was awesome.

I got home a little earlier tonight… but I’m still pretty tired. Good Night Everyone!

FOTD: Black N’ Berries

You’ll just have to trust me on this… it was a LOT darker in person. I wanted something a little goth… not too over the top, but dark enough to make a statement. That’s why I colored my eyebrows in black. This was the result:

Estee Lauder Doublewear Light (5.0)
Chanel Soho Story Blush/Highlighter
MAC Paint Pot in Artifact
Wet n’ Wild Iconic Palette in Lust
(darkest shimmer berry on the lids)
Sugarpill Eyeshadow in Bulletproof (brows)
MAC Eyeliner in Smolder
Clinique Gel Liner in Black
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara
Chanel Lip Pencil in Cognac
NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Volga

FOTD: Matte

As promised, here’s the matte face I wanted to do for today’s screening. Now… interesting thing about these NARS lipsticks… they don’t really look matte to me. I wonder if it’s meant to  be a modern take on matte.. more like velvet. If that’s the case, then I like them even more. I didn’t even  moisturize my lips ahead of time. Maybe I need to blot…

Guerlain Parure Extreme (Dore 25)
Sleek Contour Kit in Medium
Sugarpill Eyeshadow in Bulletproof (brows and under waterline)
MAC Paint Pot in Underground
Kevyn Aucoin Eyeshadow in Tusk
MAC Eyeshadow in Ground Brown
MAC Eyeliner in Smolder
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Mascara
Chanel Lipliner in Vamp
NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Volga

*The foundation set itself without ANY powder. It’s hard for me to go matte because my skin is very oily. But this foundation seems to be up to the challenge. So off I go, into the pouring rain, with my matte face. Ciao!*

FOTD: Red Creme

 I’m going to stick with the red lips for the time being. This was a creamier interpretation:

Guerlain Parure Aqua (Dore 25)
MAC Loose Powder in Medium/Dark
Rock & Republic Blush in Call Me
Sugarpill Chromalust Loose Shadow in Goldilux
Buxom Mascara
Make Up For Ever Lip Pencil in 9C
YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick in Red Taboo