For this post, I wanted to do a written version of my Sparkle Baby first impressions and swatches video.
Let's start with a chat about Sugarpill, the brand behind this palette. Sugarpill is one of those brands that straddles the thin line between being an indie company and a larger, mass-production company. What sets Sugarpill apart from other brands is it's focus on intense, unique colors and their dedication to being cruelty-free. From the about page on the Sugarpill website: "Our supreme love of animals plays a major role in almost every decision we make, down to our kitty mascot. To us, "cruelty-free" isn't just a marketing gimmick. We are animal-loving vegetarians/vegans and do not wear fur or purchase cosmetics from companies that test on animals. By offering a beautiful selection of cruelty-free cosmetics - most of them vegan - we hope to show people how fun and easy it is to make animal-friendly choices." I love animals, so that's pretty awesome.
Sugarpill is very well-known for having really great products, both in pigmentation and performance. I've always wanted to try their products, but for some reason never placed an order (...part of that stems from the fact that I hate paying for shipping). I was very excited about this palette when it was first announced (which was a while ago now) because it has four very pretty, very unique colors and there is a kitty on it. I need anything involving kitties.
Overall, I do like this palette. I like the idea of it, the design of it, and the colors it contains. I think I went into this palette with very high expectations; I've heard nothing but good things about Sugarpill's products and I expected these shades to be amazing. I think if I hadn't heard much about this brand/palette, I would have been more impressed with it. As I said before, the colors are really pretty and unique; I don't have many products similar to these in my collection, and I have a pretty healthy eyeshadow collection. I also like the idea behind the Sugarpill brand and I am happy to support them! For $34, this palette is a little on the pricey side, but you get full-sized shadows and you end up getting one for free, so it is worth the money if you're interested in these colors.
Thanks for reading! <3