June 6, 2012

Sugarpill Heart Breaker Palette

Warning: this is a picture-heavy post.

The wait for new Sugarpill colors seemed like forever. When they announced the new Heart Breaker palette, I was literally counting the days until its release. As soon as they announced it was available for purchase, I ran to my laptop for fear it would run out of stock. Low EQ moment, I know.

As with the other colors in Sugarpill's pressed eyeshadow collection, Heart Breaker features vibrant and fun to wear shades that are packed with color and easy to blend. I can't say that these are totally buttery-soft but the quality comes close and it adheres well to the skin. Truly a makeup artists dream!

Top: Acidberry & Velocity; Bottom: 2AM & Mochi

Last year, I purchased some eye colors from Make Up For Ever because in my mind, those colors would go well with the rest of my Sugarpill pressed eyeshadow collection. I got 3 of them right on target - it made me laugh to see such similar shades come out.

Mochi is similar to the MUFE Diamond Shadow in 302 (Diamond Turquoise), with the main difference that the latter contains glitter and Mochi does not. What this means is that the Sugarpill shadow sticks to the skin a lot better and reflect less light thus allowing the camera to capture its true color. The same can be said for Acidberry and its MUFE counterpart, Diamond Shadow in 304 (Diamond Lime). Velocity has a subtle shimmer compared to MUFE Eyeshadow in 159 (Matte Blue). All the hand swatches below were applied without primer. I did not have anything similar to 2AM.

Mochi (left) and MUFE Diamond Shadow 302 (right)

Acidberry (left) and MUFE Diamond Shadow 304 (right)

Velocity (left) and MUFE Eyeshadow 159 (right)

Although all of these colors are great, the one I liked least was Velocity. When I pat the color and blend lightly, the outcome is beautiful. But when I start blending a little harder, the color tends to get a little muddy. It's a common problem I noticed with blue eyeshadow. All the other colors were easier to work with.

Below are more swatches - without and with primer so you can see the difference. Here, I used my Urban Decay Primer Potion.

No primer: Mochi, Velocity, 2AM, Acidberry

With UDPP: Mochi, Velocity, 2AM, Acidberry

Now for a soft-focus look using all the colors in this palette. I decided not to do a bright application because I was in a hurry to leave home yesterday!

Finally, here's the list of ingredients:

I hope you all found this post useful. I sure had fun putting it together! Now... go, get your Sugarpill fix ;)


  1. Great to know there are dupes out there for them. The look you did with these is really pretty I like that it's bright but not too extreme :)

    1. Thanks Ashley! :) I did notice a lot of similarity between the MUFE colors and Sugarpill, even with their other pressed shadows but personally, I like Sugarpill's quality better - it's easier to blend and the colors pop more.

  2. I LOVE the look you made!! Pretty!

  3. i have never tried sugarpill makeup before and have been dying to! i love this palette! its very pretty!

    1. It's a must-have especially if you love bright colors. Although everything in their pressed eyeshadow collection is awesome, Heart Breaker is my favorite because these are some of my all-time favorite colors :)


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