söndag 22 september 2013

Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Swatches and Look

I did this look a couple of days ago and was very excited to post it, but Friday I went to Stockholm, on short-term notice, for a job interview. It is a makeup-artist job for a company, whose products I really love to work with, so I would so love to get it! (Hold your fingers crossed for me please!)

So you'll get to see my Cold Chemistry swatches and look today instead. :)

The Cold Chemistry Palette is a collaboration Amelia Arsenic, model and designer of the fashion brand A is for arsenic London. It differs from the earlier Sugarpill palettes from the start, with its rectangular shape instead of the typical square adorned with pretty, bright colors. This palette adopts a darker more mysterious aesthetics. 

When you open the palette the difference with the earlier compact eyeshadows continues. This collection consists of four shimmery eyeshadows and dark mysterious shades opposed to the matte, brightly colored ones from the earlier palettes. 

Swatches without base, photographed with flash.

Swatches with NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk as base, photographed with flash.

With NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk as base, photographed without flash.

From left to right:

Soot & Stars 
Black eyeshadow with a lot of sparkle that mostly look silver but in different light changes to all the colors of the rainbow.

Diamond eyes
White shimmery eyeshadow with a pink sheen (or is it just my imagination?). This is the color for highlighting the inner corners.

Elemental chaos
Deep purple with a blue sheen. This rather gloomy color would definitely be Eeyore's favorite eyeshadow. ;)
Not vegan (contains carmine)

Dark, bottle green with navy blue undertones. I don't think I have any other colors in my eyeshadow collection that are similar to this one so this one is a very interesting addition. :)

All of these eyeshadows are insanely pigmented. Duh! It's Sugarpill! Of course they are! ;) The colors of the palette are perfect to combine with each other to create a dark, harmonious look.

WARNING! Please read this before trying on this look at home! The glitter flakes I've used are extremely sharp and are NOT supposed to be used anywhere near the eyes. Think about what extensive damage those sharp corners can make to your eyes! I made this look for the purpose of this photo shoot; it is not supposed to be worn. If you're not 100% sure of what you're doing DON'T TRY THIS LOOK AT HOME!

The lipstick is another new makeup item that I will write a review on some time in a future not far from now - OCC Lip tar in the shade Batty which is part of the Sci-Fi Lullabies collection that came out this past spring. I love the name that is taken from the character Roy Batty from Blade Runner.

*Ready foundation 130 (Bare minerals)
*Mineral Veil (Bare Minerals)
*Blush Peach (Make Up Store)

*Brow powder Dark brown (Anastasia)

*Shadow Insurance (original) (Too Faced)
*Jumbo Pencil Milk (NYX)
*All colors from the Cold Chemistry palette (Sugarpill)
*Velvet revolver (Too Faced)
*24/7 Glide on Eye pencil Vice (Urban Decay)* 
*False eyelashes #28 (Red Cherry)
*Glitter flakes from Panduro craft store

*Medium pencil Sophie (Illamasqua)
*Lip tar Batty (OCC)


What do you think of the Cold Chemistry palette? How would you combine the different colors? :)

Thanks for reading!

*Urban Decay is owned by L'Oreal which is not a cruelty-free brand. 

12 kommentarer:

  1. To be honest this could easily become my favourite palette. I mean, it has dark colours! Though it would have been perfect with at least one matte in it. ♥

  2. Wow, those crystals look awesome! Hermosos colores de la paleta me encantó ^_^

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  3. Den här kommentaren har tagits bort av skribenten.

    1. Needed to retype my previous comment-- I love playing around with makeup on my neighbor, but she doesn't allow me to use products that have been tested on animals. I think this look is absolutely beautiful, as do you in it. I wanted to recreate this on her-- so maybe you have some suggestions on cruelty free dupes?

      I should've replied to my own comment rather than delete-- hind sight is 20/20 lol

    2. Sugarpill is 100% Vegan and cruelty free.

    3. At least 100% not tested on animals, but some of the shadows contain carmine and are therefore not vegan. As for the Urban Decay pencil I think that maybe Milani has a dupe.

    4. Thank you very much-- I just googled Milani, and I'm assuming it's Perfect Purple? Egads-- what a color!

    5. I think it would be the most accurate dupe! :)

  4. This looks so amazing. I so need this pallet!