Today is my birthday! Woo! Exciting times! In celebration of my mom and all the work she’s done, I want to talk about Sparkle Baby, my makeup one true love.
A few months ago, I made my first Sugarpill order. Finally. Sugarpill is one of those companies that I’ve been wanting to try so badly.
They have a reputation of being a very bright, colorful, and unique company that offers bright, colorful, and unique colors. This is a well-deserved rep. Their products are so punch-in-your-face colorful. It’s amazing. Not only is the brand known for being a bit out-there and colorful, they are also known for their firm position on animal cruelty. Most of their products are vegan, and none of them are tested on animals. Now, that is something I can get behind.
Also, look at their branding. Their box is fabulous. I saved it, of course. Why wouldn’t I? It’s adorbs! And it complemented me and called me cute – I like that.
Their products are pretty expensive (at least for me). Palettes are $34, and individual pans are $12 (which each palette has 4 pans, so a good deal if you want all the colors). Luckily for me, when I made this order, they were having a 20% off sale, so I not only picked up a palette for me (and one for you – more on that later), but I also picked up a single pan of Mochi.
Anyway, today I’m going to show you the Sparkle Baby palette, which is by far their least-outrageous one. Also, it’s their most ultra-adorable one.
Look at it.
It’s so cute.
How could you not want it?! It’s so f-in cute that there was no way for me to not choose this one. Absolutely no way. I looked at the other palettes, which I will pick up eventually, but this is where I had to start – in Adorable Land!
Sparkle Baby has four colors in it:
- Kitten Parade
- Hotsy Totsy
Kitten Parade is adorable, just as to be expected with a name like that. SERIOUSLY. WHO WOULDN’T LIKE A PARADE OF KITTENS?!
It’s a rose gold, but it leans much more on the rose-y side. It’s got some subtle gold shimmers hidden in it too. Without a white base, it’s not super pigmented, but even with just a white base, it really pops! Over regular Primer Potion, I find that the color shows just as well as with the white base.
Frostine is a lovely lilac with a soft pink sheen. Without a base, it doesn’t show up well. But with, it has more oomph. But, even with a white base, this one is much more soft than the others. I think that’s part of it’s charm, though. Or maybe I love the palette so much that I can look past anything. Who knows! What I do know is that my pics make it look gray – trust me, this is lilac with a pink sheen. Trust me! It’s a bit on the powdery side, especially compared to the creaminess of Kitten Parade, but it’s still nice.
CandyCrush is my favorite. I am a sucker for minty greens. And this one is a beautiful one! It’s a minty green, slightly on the aqua-side of things. It’s got silver sparkles and a silver sheen to it. It makes me wish I were a mermaid. Again. I seem to wish that a lot… It’s the red hair. I did always want to be Ariel.
Hotsy Totsy is the darkest of the bunch. But then again, if you are wearing a ton of pastels, you need to add something to it to give it some depth. And this one is not for the faint of heart. It’s a dark magenta color, with a slight purpleness to it with bright pink glitter. Like the others, this one needs the white base under it to really pop.
Swatch time! Bare skin swatches on the bottom and NYX white base swatches on top.
In addition to Sparkle Baby, I picked up a pan of Mochi. Mochi comes in the Heartbreaker palette, which I wanted to pick up, but it always seems to be sold out when I am looking on the site. And I reeeeeaaaaalllly wanted this color. Oh and mochi is delicious!
Again, I am a sucker for minty greens. This one is is a bit darker than CandyCrush, and matte, but otherwise, it’s in the same family.
First, look at the packaging! I am such a sucker, and Sugarpill knows just the branding that is going to draw someone like me in.
Mochi was a bit disappointing to me in that the color payoff wasn’t nearly what I expected. I had a tough time getting it to really build up, so it’s pretty sheer each time I use it. But the color itself is quite lovely. And the sheerness of it has actually made it more wearable for me, believe it or not.
And I also got a free sample of Birthday Girl Chromalust, which are Sugarpill’s bright and super sparkly loose powder.
White base made this one jump out too. It’s a bright, princess pink with tons of hot pink sparkles. Definitely not for the faint-hearted. I had a bit of a reaction to this though. My skin turned red when I washed it off and it was a bit irritated. I think the fine glitter may not be good for me or my other sensitive-skin people out there.
Overall, I am in love. In fact, I am driving my husband absolutely crazy because I run around the house shouting “SPARKLE BABY” at the top of my lungs every time I use this… No really. This is true.
Before we get to the good stuff, here are some pics of looks I did with SPARKLE BABY!!!!
And now, it’s your turn to shout “SPARKLE BABY” to the rooftops because I am having my very first giveaway! I figured that while there was the 20% off sale, I could pick up an extra Sparkle Baby palette for you!
To enter, just fill out the form below. I’m going to open this, my very first giveaway, world-wide! Entries will be accepted through August 23, just to give you guys a month and a day to enter!