I know I had given ya'll a little sneak peak on my Sugarpill Cosmetics haul a couple of weeks ago. I was so excited to try these cosmetics and when black Friday came along, I jumped at the chance! I believe they were offering 15% off everything on their site, but I may be wrong. I ordered two quads, two singles, and three chromalust loose eye shadows. I'll be doing a review on the loose chromalust shadows separately.
About Sugarpill Cosmetics and it's Owner:
If you are familiar with Sugarpill Cosmetics, then you know about all the rave reviews that they have been getting. If you are not, well where have you been??!!!
Sugarpill Cosmetics is owned by a cute lil' lady named Amy Doan who made the cosmetics line after realizing the demand for bright, and I mean BRIGHT eye shadows. She currently has a shop on ETSY. There you will find handmade (by Amy) and vintage items. It's a really cute shop. And if you think she has her plate full, well she's not done. She also has an EBAY shop too! In it she sells theatrical makeup such as Kryolan, dramatic false lashes, and even some Sugarpill too. I was really able to get a grasp of her style and her unique vision once I visited all these shops. You will too. I don't know her personally, but you can tell that she's driven!
Anyways, on to the review...
WEBSITE: The website it beautiful. It's easy to navigate through, and the pictures are true to color. What you see is what you get. Of course, they are far more beautiful in person. The layout is organized and it makes you want to visit it over and over again! Well that's how I felt. I was a Sugarpill stalker, especially before I made my first purchase :)
CUSTOMER SERVICE: Before I received my goodies, I sent a message to the email listed on the website to inquire about my package. I figured I would receive a pretty generic email from a representative of some kind. Instead I received an email from Amy herself! She is very kind and helpful. If you send an email, you will get a response in a timely manner. Remember that this is a small Indie makeup brand, so she is probably spitting out these orders herself. Can you beleive it?
PACKAGING: The package arrived in a white cardboard box with the Sugarpill Logo on the front. Inside the box were my goodies wrapped in pink tissue paper. Among my goodies, I also received a business card, a free Sugarpill sticker, a postcard style insert, and a free sample of Junebug Chromalust Eyeshadow.
The packaging of the quads as well as the individual chromalust and pressed eye shadows are beautiful. I will not and will never throw these boxes away. They are just too beautiful and too detailed. As a matter of fact, I have one up in my vanity and I see it every day. You can tell that the packaging was thought out.
PRICE: But, you also have to remember that all these details cost money. You would think that cosmetics that have this much detail, and are of this quality, would cost more than they actually do. They don't. They are very reasonably priced for the amount of product you are receiving.
I know other bloggers have compared Sugarpill to MAC. So, I will do the same since most people are aware of the prices and sizes of MAC eye shadows. In the United States a typical MAC shadow will cost $14.50 for 1.5grams/.05oz of product. That's roughly $9.66 per gram of eyeshadow. Sugarpill Cosmetics sells their single eye shadows for $12.00 for 4 grams/ .14 oz of product. That's roughly $3.00 per gram. That's a large difference in price for an eyeshadow that is of the same or if not better quality than MAC. If you consider the quads on Sugarpill website. You are getting four eye shadows, 16 grams of eyeshadow, for $2 and change a gram!!