Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Sugarpill Cold Chemistry Palette

I finally ordered the Cold Chemistry palette by Sugarpill from Karmaloop when they had sale. I've been trying to save money, but a -40% sale was a decent excuse to get this one ;P Here are my first impressions immediately after trying the palette for the first time!

The palette comes in a protective cardboard sleeve with the same picture as the actual palette. I love the graphics!
My picture looks a bit washed out
Palette open. From left to right: Soot & Stars, Diamond Eyes, Elemental Chaos and Subterranean.
Soot & Stars with flash. It's a black shade with lots of shimmer. On my skin it looks like it has mostly silver sparkle.
Diamond Eyes with flash. A warm, shimmery white.
Elemental Chaos with flash. A dark shimmery purple.
Subterraen with flash. A dark shimmery green, just the right shade to go with Elemental Chaos.
Subterranean without flash. My pictures are a bit dark, but I think they depict the shades well.
Elemental Chaos without flash.
Diamond Eyes without flash.
Soot & Stars without flash.
All the shades seem to work together great. Soot & Stars is darker than the purple and green to make it excellent for creating depth to the crease. Diamond Eyes does not lean to blue or seem too cream coloured next to the other shades. And Elemental Chaos and Subterranean are just my kind of colours: dark but shimmery, dramatic and go well on my skin tone.

The palette looks like it could get dirty easily, but then again my previous Sugarpill palettes which have a black matte area around the shadows have done fine and are easy to wipe clean. The palette closes securely with a magnet and you can use the cardboard sleeve for extra protection. The mirror is big and the landscape shape is good for doing eye make-up. I feel the design looks very polishes, down to the use of gloss finished areas that really pop on the matte black surface. Having the names of the shades next to them is a nice change, on the previous palettes they have been on the bottom of the palette.

I did a quick look with the palette to see how it performs. I used Lime Crime Eyeshadow helper as a base. The inner corners are done with Diamond Eyes and it's very lightly applied on the brow bone as well. In the center of the lid there's Subterranean, and above it Elemental Chaos. Soot & Stars is applied lightly to the crease. Subterranean is used on the lower lid. The pictures are taken with a flash and I corrected the contrast a bit, but I think they show the colours pretty much like they would look in natural light.
 




The camera decided my hair is blue ;P I'm still learning to use the white balance, but the green-blue of my hair is very tricky to capture!


So far I'm totally in love with the palette. It looks great, seems sturdy and the shades are totally me. I'll try other looks with it once I'm done with reading for the next exam and have time to do better looks!

23 comments:

  1. Oi kun Sugarpillit on ihania. Kuolailen aina tämmöisiä meikkikuvia!

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    1. Kiitos! Mä oon kyllä ihan hulluna Sugarpilliin, mulla on kaikki luomivärinapit ja aika monta puuterimaisistakin, ja aina palaan käyttämään niitä :)

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  2. These colours look amazing on your eyes...and the purple looks fantastic, I'm trying to skip this one because I already have similar shades but they look sooo nice, I might have to get it after all!

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    1. Thanks! I really didn't expect the palette to be this nice, I figured I'd just have fairly similar shades to the ones I already own as loose shadows, but pressed and neatly on a palette. But the purple and green are so gorgeous and easy to match!

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  3. Ah! Mahtava paletti ja hienon meikin teit! Sopii sun tukkaan niin hienosti.

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    1. Kiitos paljon! Mä oon kyllä ihan liekeissä tän paletin kanssa, se on vaan niin ihana :)

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  4. Onpa muuten näyttävä paletti! :) Hienot sävyt ja ulkonäkö, tuo rosoisuus on vaan plussaa paketissa ja saa aikaa kivan kontrastin luomivärien sileyden kanssa. Upeat värit meikissä, korostaa silmiä hyvin!

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    1. Kiitos! Mä graafikkona oon ihan lääpälläni kun on oikeesti nähty vaivaa paletin kuvitukseen ja tyyliin, tää on niin upea!

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  5. OH, I so wish I had known about that sale....I want this palette but can't bring myself to spend the money right now...

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    1. Sugarpill usually has done a Black Friday sale, I'll make sure to post about it if they have one this year too! Everyone needs this palette :)

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  6. Upeat värit! Ja silmäsi saa ne todella loistamaan, uskomattoman hienot!

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  7. These shades are so you! Damn, I wish I could pull off dark but colorful look.

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    1. I usually like to think anyone can pull off anything they feel comfortable in :) Lucky for me I feel good in colourful shades!

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    2. I can do pastel colors but dark ones.... instant crackwhore:D

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  8. It's such a lovely palette! :) I'm sure you're going to come up with some amazing looks with these shadows. I love how you've combined them in this look! :D

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    1. Thank you! I'm already planning another look, this palette is so inspiring :)

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  9. I LOVE this palette and I wish I could afford it someday! Deffinetly on my whishlist. The look you did is amazing and swits you so much. x

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    1. Thank you so much! I'll do a post instantly if Sugarpill announces a Black Friday sale this year, I hope they do and have some good deals!

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  10. Tää paletti on ihana kaikin tavoin, oon myös onnistunut sen hamstraamaan. ♥

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    1. On kyllä aivan ihana! Voisin vaan hiplata sitä kaikki päivät!

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  11. I want this pallet fairly badly, but something new pops up and I forget I wanted it lol
    This is by far the best combination I have seen using the colors in this! Ugh, it makes me want it that much more.

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  12. I'm not so into makeup review, but I like to follow your post (.. your hairs in the last post are such long and beautyfull !!) and wow, the colors of this palette seems to be really "fang tastic" ! maybe I'll let me be tempted by a sugarpill product... thank you for this review :)

    http://heartsless-witch.blogspot.fr/

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