Makeup Review – Sugarpill Twin Star Collection

By Brittany Asplin

Need advice on makeup and skin care before you buy?  Let me help by trying it for you.

I always get excited when special edition collections are released in the makeup industry; but when it combines Sanrio characters with an amazing quality makeup brand, I must have it!

Sugarpill recently created a new makeup collection with the adorable Sanrio Twin Stars and makeup lovers around the world are falling in love it!  Sugarpill’s consistently smooth and pigmented formula combined with Kiki and Lala “who travelled to Earth to learn how to be the best, shiniest stars they can be” to make a super ‘kawaii’ collection.

The collection is a large six pan makeup palette, two liquid lip sticks, an adorable makeup bag and a treasure box.  The palette consists of a mix of three foiled shadows, a matte shadow and two frosted shades. It’s definitely is not a nude palette, but if you aren’t afraid of colour you’ll love it.  The names and colours of the shades also fit in theme with the Twin Stars:

  • Cloud Maker – foiled silvery blue
  • Star Ribbon – Matte aqua
  • Twinkle, Twinkle – Foiled astral gold
  • Dream Dust – Frosted peachy nude with pink champagne duo chrome
  • Sky Candy – Frosted baby pink
  • Wish – Foiled copper

When I test eye shadows for the first time I generally use a primer because my eye shadow tends to crease during the day, but even without the primer these shades are super pigmented and last all day.  Another plus is that the pans in this palette are huge! Compare a MAC eye shadow pan to a Sugarpill pan: you get 1.5 grams in a MAC pan compared to 2.5 grams (which in normal English means you get a lot more product.)

BRITTY TIP: If you want the foiled shades to pop, wet your brush a little using makeup spray, water, or even licking the brush before you dip it into the foiled shade.

The two liquid lipsticks are the exact same colours as the twins Kiki and Lala.  A gorgeous aqua and bubblegum pink infused with celestial gold sparkles that come to the surface the longer you wear them (or simply by rubbing your lips lightly together.)  The lipsticks have a slight ‘creamsicle’ scent (almost creamy ice cream) which is delicious but not overpowering. Some liquid lipsticks can make your lips feel dried out and crusty as the day goes on; but Sugarpill’s formula is buttery and moisturising so your lips don’t feel dry or cracked. And if you avoid intense make out sessions and don’t eat oily foods, this lippy will stay on all day.

BRITTY TIP: Moisturise your lips, it will help your lipstick last longer! Apply a bit of lip balm or lip cream to your lips before you do your makeup.  Let it soak in as you put on your makeup and then apply your lipstick when you finish.

If you buy the collection set, you also get an adorable makeup bag with Kiki and Lala on the cover and a cute treasure box.  The bag fits the palette perfectly with enough room for a couple lipsticks. However, it’s not overly large so if you are travelling you may need another bag for the rest of your makeup, or you could use it for your brushes, or as a super cute pencil case for uni.  The treasure box stores the makeup as it is posted but you can actually keep as a ‘memory box’ or ‘keepsake box’.

The whole collection is $79 US dollars (~$100 AUD).  If you just want the Lip Duo it’s $36 USD (~$46 AUD).  The eye shadow palette is $38 USD (~$49 AUD). Unfortunately, the bag and box is only available in the Twin Star Collection with the lip duo and the palette.  If you are on a budget this collection is not cheap, but Sugarpill’s quality has never failed me. The formulas are perfect, the colours are beautiful and incredibly pigmented, and the adorable packaging is one of the best things about this collection.  If you are a collector or makeup enthusiast like myself, I highly recommend this collection.

Metior Magazine