In case you were curious, I totally ate those donuts after photographing for this review. They were no macarons, but they hit the spot.
How freaking cute is this packaging!? I’ve just got to say A+ to the design team —It’s so damn cute that I feel simultaneously stupid and happy each time I look at it. Plus, I’m a huge fan of tin packaging (great for travel… not that I go anywhere…) and just about anything that is polarized.
Now, perhaps it’s just my luck, but I don’t typically go for colorful shadows because it never fail… whatever color I’m drawn to always sucks bigtime in the pigmentation department; so when I saw this palette, my though process went something like this: “OMG how effing cute! Ooooo, Blue Raspberry! Ooooo, Macaron! Ooooo…” (you get the picture)… “I bet these swatch like shit, I’ll pass.”
WRONG, WRONG, WRONG.
I’ve heard a few complaints about the pigmentation not being comparable to the fluorescent Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment palette and I just want to go on record saying how ridiculous I think it is that anyone would compare ANY shadow that is NOT a pressed pigment to a pressed pigment… OF COURSE THEY WON’T BE AS BRIGHT! But that’s not to say for one second that the shadows in this palette are not great, buttery, easy to blend, pigment-rich deliciousness (because they are).
- Rock Candy – matte cream with micro glitter
- Macaron – tangerine-colored shimmer with micro glitter
- Malted Milk Ball – light bronze with micro glitter
- Strawberry Ice – frosty violet-pink
- Sugared Violet – violet shimmer
- Blackberry – plum matte
- Peach Fuzz – matte peach with micro glitter
- Bubblegum – bubblegum shimmer with micro glitter
- Blue Raspberry – frosty aqua-blue
THE EXCEPTION TO THE RULE:
That having been said, I do agree with most reviewers that “Malted Milk Ball” kinda swatches like suck, but not for the same reasons as everyone else; the texture was fine for me (some people are saying it’s a bit gritty), it’s the pigmentation (or lack there of) that gets me. I’m not too torn up about it, however, because this is primarily a colorful palette and all of the colorful shades are pretty effing fantastic! But if your heart is a bit broken, FEAR NOT! You can build it and still get a beautiful result.
So I guess we get down to the real question… are you going to pick this cutie up or not!? Please let me know in the comments section your thoughts and any suggestions for palettes you would like to see the Sugar Pop compared side by side to.
If you haven’t picked this bad-boy up but want to, I got mine from Macy’s, but you can also find it on the Too Faced website, Ulta and Sephora all for $36 each. Don’t forget to shop through Ebates or TopCashback to earn a cash rebate!
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