I recently purchased the Sugar Pill Liquid Lipsticks through Princess Polly, an online retailer that I mention that tends to have a rather large stocking of US makeup brands. It was Vogue Online Night, and there were some steep discounts floating about the internet so I really couldn’t deny myself the opportunity to pick up these, particularly when I feel like I’ve been waiting forever to actually try them given the gorgeous swatches that pop up almost daily on the Sugar Pill Instagram account. I only got Trinket and Kimchi, figuring it was best to play it a little safe with a brand I’d never tried before, but I’ll be certainly looking to grab Pumpkin Spice after this, and definitely will be attempting to get my hands on some more of their products when the monetary gods grant me some good fortune.
In the meantime, I paid $50.40 for the pair of these lipsticks with $10 shipping included in that price and I put it on AfterPay, because I’m an adult and I can use AfterPay sparingly to make purchases I don’t really have the funds for now and just pay it off slowly. Ah the joys of the internet! With all those technicalities aside, let’s get into the review!
Kimchi: A matte lavender mauve with a subtle blend of transparent aqua and violet glitter and it’s donut scented! I absolutely adore this, I was kind of skeptical given the really light colouring, but it’s just gorgeous. It’s dark enough to not wash me out, but still not dark enough to really take anything away from a bold eye look. It’s kind of that perfect in between that you could rock as a statement lip or could just pair with something for a little bit of effect but nothing overpowering. It’s hard to explain, but certainly on my pale skin tone it almost appears dark. Although then again, it is dependent on what colour glitter is being reflected back as I’ve found it tends to look a little different in various lights.
Trinket: A matte mauve infused with luminous golden sparkles that shine brighter as the formula sets and it’s creamsicle (I’m not entirely sure what that is but it smells familiar) scented! This has a beautiful gold glitter spread right throughout the product, and it’s not subtle in the slightest — but that’s what really gives this product a particular something that so many other similar shades just don’t have. It seamlessly blurs the line between ultra-glam and something that could be everyday if you wanted it to be, with the glitter only visible up close or if you’re really taking a hard look/it catches the light. It’s definitely one of those products with a bit of a wow factor!
I think what I have to mention here is the formula. It’s creamy, it’s mousse-like and it’s just one of those gorgeous lightweight formulas that never feels dry on your lips nor does it have that cakey or heavy feeling that so many other liquid lipsticks do seem to have – and even better? It’s a one coater. Literally, a single coat is pigmented enough to do my whole lips #blessed. I also found that it wore really well throughout the day and required incredibly minimal touch up, even when I wore it out drinking and eating which is always something that makes my heart skip just a little bit.
I also adore the attention to detail on the packaging. The golds and the dripping hearts just look amazing on this packaging, and what I didn’t realise at the time of purchase was the similarities to the Jeffree Star Liquid Lipsticks — or may they’re similar to these, I’m not sure which came first, from the top right down to the rounded bottom of the tube, the shape of the tube itself, the lid and the way you get that air locking click when you know it’s closed – these are some obvious similarities. It’s a packaging that has weight and a really obvious high end type of value, which you’d expect given the price and overall, I’m incredibly happy with these, and as a bonus the applicator is also easy to use and has a really nice shape.
I don’t think I can stress enough how beautiful the formula is, and given the amount of product I’ve tried in the liquid lipstick category, this one slipped straight into third position in my rankings right below the Colourpop Satin Lips which are also incredibly comfortable to wear and long lasting. I can only wish for more colours after having had these and worn them – despite there only being three colours in their incredibly diverse and unique range of lip products. So, if you’re looking to check out a brand that is producing a quality product with a bit of a twist, I’d say to look no further than Sugar Pill – particularly as they are a cruelty free brand and all of their liquid lipsticks are also vegan and that’s definitely something we should all at least consider when purchasing products when possible.
I’m definitely on the lookout for some liquid lipstick recommendations, so let me know in the comments below what you’d like to see me try!
Until next time,