Yup, I’m cheating again. As with the Burning Heart palette I reviewed a little while back, I do not actually have the pre-assembled Sugarpill Cosmetics Heart Breaker Palette. Instead, I own all four shades that make up that palette, each individually packaged. Again, I had purchased a few of the colors separately and then just decided to buy the ones I was missing from that “set” rather than purchase the actual palette and have duplicates.
So, pretend those eyeshadows are housed in the pretty packaging Sugarpill provides for all its palettes and come take a look at the four colors from their Addicted To Pretty collection!
If you are unfamiliar with Sugarpill Cosmetics, I say again–you should get familiar with them! They are an indie brand so they’re hard to find anywhere but online, but they are definitely worth taking the plunge and ordering. I have truly never seen such bright, vibrant, richly pigmented matte colors anywhere else in my life. I immediately fell in love with them and now have that compulsive, damn near all-consuming to collect every single shadow they have ever created. Seriously; they are just that good!
The Heart Breaker palette contains four colors which are (quite obviously) available separately as well. The palette retails for $34.00, where each individual shadow will cost you $12.00, so there is a bit of savings if you decided you want them all.
The formula of these is buttery smooth and just a touch powdery, practically a miracle for matte shadows. 2am had the worst fallout of the four, but overall they are good, solid shadows.
The colors included in this palette are: 2am, Acidberry, Mochi and Velocity.
“Finally! The perfect vibrant lime green you’ve been looking everywhere for. Matte with slightly pearl sheen.”
I have been searching high and low for a color like this indeed!
This is my favorite color in the bunch; I absolutely adore this shade of green.
Okay, okay, I know; I pretty much say that about all greens–but I can’t help myself. I really just love green and, not to toot my own horn or anything, they just happen to look really damn good on me. Something about the dark brown eyes and flaming red hair. I have trouble with so many colors but I can rock lime to emerald like nobody’s business!
Ahem. Anyhow; this is the matte, shocking lime green of my dreams. This shadow looks dynamite when paired with browns or blue and it also plays extremely well with other greens. I simply love this one and find a reason to use it whenever I can!
“Matte mint seafoam.”
Mochi would be my second favorite in this lot. This is such a strange yet beautiful shade–I really have nothing quite like it anywhere in my collection.
This lands somewhere between turquoise and a true seafoam green on my skin. I can see where the “mintiness” comes in to play. It can be used sheerly for a gentle wash of color or layered on more heavily to make a really pretty, pastel pop.
This shade works extremely well with the other shades in this palette–mixed with Velocity and Acidberry, this makes a beautiful bright eye for those of us who like bolder looks!
“Vibrant matte royal blue.”
I don’t often wear blue eyeshadow. When I do, I gravitate more toward the steely grey-blues or toward, perhaps, a lighter spring-y robin’s egg blue. Really intense blues just make me think 80’s and I tend to shy away… but this rich, royal blue is too pretty to ignore.
This shade looks ah-maz-ing smudge under the lower lash-line, especially on brown eyes–it really makes those peepers pop! Might sound bizarre but don’t knock it till you’ve tried.
No, seriously. Go try it. I’ll wait.
“Matte purple with a slightly pearl sheen.”
They call this purple, but I read it more as magenta. In fact, this shadow was one of my shadow picks in my Radiant Orchid for Pale Skin post. It adds a great pop of color to a look without being too far out there, and it is very different from any other “purple” I own.
While I think this shadow is gorgeous, it isn’t one I find myself reaching for very often. There is something about this shade that makes my eyes look a little bloodshot, unless I’m wearing it with some intense black liner to off-set it. (And, let’s face it–allergy season is not exactly the time for heavy liner.)
Ready for the awesome people? Single swipes on bare skin (sans primer) yet again:
I seriously don’t know if I will ever buy another “bright” color from another makeup company again. Matte shadows like these don’t exist anywhere else; they just don’t! I can’t say enough good things about them, without repeating my love for them again and again and again…
I think that pretty much sums up my feelings: I continue to be head over heels in love with this brand. They have beyond impressed me and I just want more and more of their amazing products. As it stands, I’m having a hard time convincing myself not to rush off and buy the two remaining palettes I am missing from their current collection!
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