Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Sugarpill Celestia

My dear friend Annie from Beauty Junk Trunk went to IMATS NY this year. Knowing how I feel about nail polish, she kept her eyes peeled for anything polished related...and happily she spied the Sugarpill display of glittery goodness...and grabbed me a bottle.

Sugarpill Celestia by Bedlam Beauty

Celestia is a super-glitter. It has champagne gold and rose colored hexes and shifty green/gold microglitters all in a shimmery gold base. It needed two medium coats for opacity (though I would recommend three thin coats just to make the glitter behave. It did dry smoothly, though if you are a fan of the glassy look you might want two layers of topper.

Sugarpill Celestia by Bedlam Beauty

Sugarpill Celestia by Bedlam Beauty

It reminds me a lot of the Maybelline Brocades from...last year, I think (edit, yes. 2013/2014) If you follow that link, it will take you back to my horrible swatch of Lavishly Lilac. That is a more focused/less glitterbomb purple version of this stuff. I remember enjoying that shade, as well as Silver Swank...though they are both on my swap board at the moment.

In an effort to thwart the reflective quality of this shade, I tried diffusing my lights completely. All that did was mute the details. This polish is like gilt mirrors.

Sugarpill Celestia by Bedlam Beauty- under diffused light

Sugarpill Celestia by Bedlam Beauty- under diffused light

Sugarpill Celestia by Bedlam Beauty- glossy macro

Sugarpill Celestia by Bedlam Beauty - macro quad

I persevered. I added a matte coat (my wet 'n' wild one) and prayed. Well...it still looks pretty, but it becomes a lot more...bleached looking? Taking the gloss off seems to mute the green iridescent shimmer of the base completely. I guess thats cool, because it really does turn this into almost a whole new shade. I am always in favor of two-for-one polishes.

Sugarpill Celestia by Bedlam Beauty with Wet 'n' Wild Matte Top Coat

Sugarpill Celestia by Bedlam Beauty with Wet 'n' Wild Matte Top Coat

Sugarpill Celestia by Bedlam Beauty with Wet 'n' Wild Matte Top Coat

So what is the verdict? I think this is the first polish collection from Sugarpill. I am not sure what I was expecting...something louder maybe? Obviously glittery...but more color. I am quite bummed that there isn't one neon in the bunch. But the bottles are cute, and the quality is there...maybe the future will be louder?





10 comments:

  1. This looks exactly like Golden Halo from Barielle. The formula on the Barielle one what crap though. It's pretty, but crap. I kind of want to suffer through the horrid formula to matte it now though. lol

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    1. I have only a handful of barielle shades...and they werent impressive at all. :(

      And yes. Matte all the things!

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  2. The glitter in the polish is lovely.

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  3. This is pretty. I hadn't heard of Sugarpill until recently.

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    1. they dont make a HUGE line of polish...but for makeup holyshit!

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  4. I knew it reminded me of something drugstore. Somehow those Brocades seem ages ago.

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  5. Great color combo! I like the gilded look that seems to be gaining popularity.

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    1. yeah it does. Not sure how I feel about that, especially from a photography standpoint!

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