Sugarpill Heartbreaker Palette Swatches, Review, and New Palette Style

When the Sugarpill Heartbreaker Palette was released in May, I held off from purchasing it because I knew I was going to go to IMATS LA and therefore I could save some by purchasing it there. It certainly tested my patience because I kept seeing some amazing looks being done but I finally got my hands on it. Unfortunately the palette is out of stock on Sugarpill's website but you can still get it on Shanalogic.

The four eyeshadows in the palette are Acidberry, Velocity, 2am, and Mochi. As with all Sugarpill Palettes, this retails for $34.00, a 30% cheaper than if you bought the singles individually. I got this on sale at IMATS for $23.80 meaning I got it about 51% cheaper than if I had gotten the singles individually (you can see why I held off on buying it when it first came out!). The palette isn't entirely vegan because while Acidberry, Velocity, and Mochi are vegan, 2am isn't.

Sugarpill Heartbreaker Palette

These were swatched dry over Too Faced Shadow Insurance and this picture was taken under natural daylight. Honestly I redid these swatches about three times before I could get it just about right and I still think it doesn't do the colors justice. Mochi especially looks so much better.

From left to right: Acidberry, Velocity, 2am, and Mochi.

Sugarpill Heartbreaker Palette Swatches

Acidberry: "The perfect vibrant lime green you've been looking everywhere for. Matte with slightly pearl sheen." I did have really high hopes for this but it was sheerer and requires layering or a white base to get good pigmentation. I like the color enough that I'm willing to work with it to make it look great.

Velocity: "Vibrant matte royal blue" I absolutely love this, it's like the pressed version of Royal Sugar but without the turquoise sparkles. I think it looks a little uninspiring in the swatch but it applies smoother on the eyes.

2am: "Matte purple with a slightly pearl sheen". There is also a slight blue sparkle to the eyeshadow. Compared to Poison Plum, this is much lighter and more red toned. I'll admit, I did worry about having texture issues with this since it's a purple but I was SO surprised to find that the pigmentation was great from the get go. Though I normally stray to blue based purples, I liked wearing this paired with Poison Plum in the lid

Mochi: "Matte mint seafoam with a slightly pearl sheen" This is actually slightly darker and more green toned in person but it's not as green as it appears in the listing on the site. I'd say this is more aqua than seafoam. This had the best texture out of all of the eyeshadows, and pairs so well with Velocity.

I didn't expect to all four colors (I especially thought I'd dislike 2am) but I'm pleasantly surprised at how well I do like them all. I think compared to their other palettes, it's not readily obvious how you'd pair all four colors together though I don't feel like that detracts from the palette. Overall, I'm happy with my purchase (especially since I got it 30% off retail price which is already cheaper than buying the singles alone) I will admit that I was hoping that Acidberry would have a better pigmentation but it's certainly not a color I can't work with. I know people are hoping for an all vegan palette so I'm hoping that one of the upcoming palettes is.

I did want to make note of something about the new packaging. It is very pretty, incorporating the palette design within the branding of the company. The front now has a printed cover (versus stamped on) with foil accents.


The inside mirror now has a cover with a fancy cutout with more foil accents. I love all the little touches and color incorporation.


The only thing is about the new palette design is that there isn't a magnetic bottom anymore, the pans are glued in. I found this out because one of my pans came loose. Sugarpill's customer service was stellar and they offered to replace it but then I realized that I could just put the eyeshadow in one of my magnetic palettes so I opted not to have it replaced. While I do think the new packaging is cute, I miss the magnetic bottoms because it meant depotting (if I wanted to) was much easier.

Do you have the Sugarpill Heartbreaker Palette? If not, are you planning on getting it and how do you feel about the new palette design? Also, what are your guys' opinions on watermarking?

Disclaimer: I purchased this palette myself and I was not paid to write this post, all opinions are my own. None of the links in the post are affiliate links.


  1. So pretty! I should probably start wearing eyeshadow again before I indulge in this, lol

  2. I am so excited to get Mochi in the mail from you, omg.

  3. Looks like a great palette, although I have pretty good dupes in my collection so probably won't get it :)

  4. these are gorgeous! i dont have any sugarpill cosmetics and really want to get my hands on this one! thanks for sharing :)

  5. I need to grab some Sugarpill Cosmetics, I hear such great things about them. These look gorgeous!

  6. I love this palette! If this is anybody's first experience with Sugarpill, I'd definitely start with this!

  7. How have I not bought this yet? Such beautiful colours!


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