Sugarpill Cosmetics Feline Fancy Makeup Collection ($48) is a new Valentine’s Day Collection that comes with a vegan eyeshadow palette as well as a full-size Sugarpill Cosmetis Liquid Lipstick in Strange Love. This is probably one of the most darling palettes I’ve seen on offer to celebrate V-Day this year. The packaging features a sweet yet feisty little kitten indulging in some yummy treats. The packaging might just bring you back to your grade school days as this packaging totally reminds me of those retro Valentine’s Day cards we used to give each other in the second grade. It’s truly a beautifully presented collection and if you’re a packaging junkie like me you’ll adore this.
Let’s take a look at my review and swatches below.
The palette and lipstick comes housed in a larger giftable box that slides open to reveal the contents. The packaging of the eyeshadow palette is identical to the one on the outer box but the liquid lipstick is the standard Sugarpill Cosmetics packaging. The palette opens to reveal a small heart duo mirror and four 0.05 oz eyeshadows in the following shades:
- S.W.A.K. (foiled rose petal pink with gold duochrome)
- Wink (foiled soft baby pink champagne)
- Text Me (warm matte brown)
- Kiss Kiss (vibrant, foiled red)
Red eyeshadow is becoming increasingly popular in the US which is quite exciting as its long since been a trending shade in Asia. Kiss Kiss is a beautiful brick red and the highlight in the eyeshadow palette. It really is a stunning shade. I was a little confused by the addition of Text Me as it looks like more of a bronzer versus an eyeshadow shade. Considering S.W.A.K can double up as a highlighter, I don’t see why you can’t use Text Me as a bronzer or a contouring powder should you like. I thought Text Me was the sore spot in the palette as it has a denser, drier formula. It blends well enough but a little more silkiness would not go amiss here.
S.W.A.K., Wink, and Kiss Kiss all have the same identical formula. This formula is a hybrid of sorts that has a cream-like texture but is very much a velvety powder. The shadows are loosely packed so, they are a bit powdery but not chalky nor dry. I find sponge tipped eyeshadow applicators are best for this formula as it minimizes fall out and I also find it easier to pick up the colors with the denser sponge versus a fluffier brush. The colors are all very, very, very pigmented with intense color pay off that didn’t stain my lids. They blended quite easily with a very smooth, buttery texture. I do wish I had more use for Wink and Text Me as though seemed to the odd shades out in this palette. I’d have appreciate a more creamy matte beige shade to use as a color wash before applying Kiss Kiss blended on the outer edge of my eye. I struggled a little because I didn’t quite feel like S.W.A.K. and Kiss Kiss paired up nicely together, they seemed to wear better individually than together (although in my look below I used them together).
I have to admit though I felt like I already had a lot of these shades in the Kylie Cosmetics The Burgundy Palette Kyshadow and Colourpop seems to have some of the same exact shades such as Kiss Kiss in their latest Valentine’s Day collection and at a far cheaper price. It’s just something to keep in mind when waffling on the price tag of this set. Not to say it isn’t nice, but you might already own some of these shades or you want a cheaper way to try them.
The other item in this collection is a full-size Sugarpill Cosmetis Liquid Lipstick in Strange Love which is a metallic oxblood red with sparkle that has a creamsicle flavor and fragrance (aka it tastes like baby aspirin to me!). I tried Sugarpill’s popular Trinket Liquid Lipstick a few months ago and quite liked the formula. For my look below I used the lipstick on its own and applied clear gloss on top of it in the second photo. I think clear gloss really gives it a good deal of pop and let’s the metallic finish show through even better. The color pay off is very rich with an opaque finish on a single application that wears for a solid seven hours but does migrate towards the inner corner of my mouth.
The color is very pigmented, a single swipe yields full color pay off. It wears for a solid seven hours but it does migrate towards the inner corner of my mouth at around hour five. The shimmer gives it a little bit of a grittier feel but it isn’t terribly drying nor hydrating either and I don’t get that tight, constricting feel that many long-wearing liquid lipsticks are known for. The color tends to flake up at the final hour and isn’t as smooth and even as the original application. As I mentioned above I think a little gloss on top really makes this color pop!
All in all, I don’t regret the Sugarpill Cosmetics Feline Fancy Makeup Collection purchase. It’s an adorable palette and lipstick set. However, as I said you might already own a lot of these colors already if you already have the Kylie Cosmetics Burgundy Palette. And if you’re not so willing to dish out $48 you might want to go with Colourpop’s Valentine’s Day Collection instead as they seem to have some very similar shades of pink and red for the holiday!
Sugarpill Cosmetics Feline Fancy Makeup Collection sold out at beautylish.com but you might want to keep checking back as the set would ship free versus purchasing from sugarpill.com directly as they charge shipping.
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