When Sugarpill had their birthday sale back in February, I had to make an order. However, I didn’t find myself particularly enamored with either the Sweetheart or Heartbreaker palettes, and I really really wanted Goldilux, so I made my first order of single shadows.
I ended up going with the Goldilux and two pressed eyeshadows- 2AM and the limited edition @#$%!. The package came with a little card advertising Cold Chemistry, the glittery Sugarpill bumper sticker, and a free sample of Magentric.
Magentric reminded me that Sugarpill really, really needs to start labelling their sample baggies. Seriously, it’s just a minor irritation. The eyeshadow itself is nice, although it’s a bit pink for me to think of it as magenta. It does have a spritz of cyan sparkle, which is nice.
Goldilux is a beautiful shiny metallic gold. I still love it. I was also pleasantly surprised by the size. On the website, it says that it’s 5 grams, but I interpreted that as “in a 5 gram jar” like most indie shadows. Quick research shows that a 5 gram jar normally holds 1 or two grams, so I now have about three times as much as I expected, which makes the normal price of 12 dollars seem a lot more reasonable. Plus now if I want, I can reenact Goldfinger, so that’s always a nice option to have.
I labelled 2AM as 4AM because that’s about the time I normally write blog posts. It’s a red-violet colour with just a touch of shimmer.
@#$%! is impossible to Google. It’s also a blue-based red with a slightly pearly finish and a bit of silver glitter. It’s also pleasantly pigmented, which I find important. It does stain my skin a bit, though.
“But wait,” you might say, if you are dedicated fans of my blog and keep a running tally of all the red eyeshadow I have. “Don’t you already have Love+, which also is a red by Sugarpill? Why would you need both?” First, hush your mouth, hypothetical reader. Second, they are fairly different as red eyeshadow goes.
Love+ is, as you can see here, a lot more orangey. It’s also matte, which is a big difference for people who don’t like shimmer for whatever reason. See? Totally different.
Once again, very nice. I might use Goldilux every day just because I can.