Sugar Blend The Rules Eyeshadow Quad 07 Applause Review, Swatches: Hi guys, hope everyone is happy and healthy. I have been using Sugar products for a while now, first I used to get them in the Fab Bag Monthly Subscription and if I liked the product or wanted to try another shade from the brand, I would order from the Fab Bag Website itself.
Later I came across their own website, so rather than ordering via any other website, I have been ordering via their official website.
Initially whenever Sugar cosmetics would launch a product, they would have some offer along with it. I remember I bought this during its launch itself, it also has its own reward points in which they have tiers, the more you purchase from the website the more points you get. With those points you get coupons and every time you reach a higher tier you get more coupons, better benefits and even bonus offers a well. These offers are usually exclusively available and created for their website and no other platform, this is the major reason I prefer their website to shop.
Claims for Sugar Blend The Rules Eyeshadow Quad
Unleash your inner artist and create a makeup masterpiece every day with the SUGAR Blend The Rules Eyeshadow Quads. With a range of 17 high-performing mattes and extra-creamy metallics, these super-pigmented shades are infinitely smooth and incredibly easy to blend. Snap up these jaw-dropping hues in 18 captivating quads that come with a dual-ended sponge applicator.
But wait, did we bring up its uber-chic packaging yet? This gorgeous tray of colours is built to dethrone the current pride of your vanity display. Talk about eye candy! Nail it at work with Applause – its roster of beige mauve, deep plum, metallic rose gold and medium brown works hard to help you achieve that classic neutral look.
How to Use Sugar Blend The Rules Eyeshadow Quad
- Start by taking a colour that is a shade or two darker than your skin tone and run it back and forth onto your crease as a transition shade
- Start blending at the point where you want the deepest colour, like the outer corner and aim toward the place where you want the lightest colour. By doing this, a gradient will be created by the colour choice alone
- Next go for the shimmer shade on the lid to get that pop. Use the doe-tip sponge applicator or a damp flat brush or your finger for that additional depth
- Use a darker shade on the crease to define the eye shape. Start applying from the outer corner of the eye, making a ‘V’, and blend it halfway through the eyelid with the round eyeshadow blending brush
Ingredients in Sugar Blend The Rules Eyeshadow Quad
Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Talc, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Magnesium Myristate, Tin Oxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Diisostearyl Malate, Hexyl Laurate, Zinc Stearate. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Carmine, Ferric, Ferrocyanide, Bismuth Oxychloride, Ultramarines, Red 7 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake.
Price of Sugar Blend The Rules Eyeshadow Quad
₹ 699.00 for 5 g
In Detail Sugar Blend The Rules Eyeshadow Quad 07 Applause Review, Swatches and My Experience
Sugar Blend The Rule Eyeshadow Quad were Launched in 18 variants –
I have mentioned the number along with name of the variant because it is actually a part of the product name. All the products have their respective number mentioned everywhere. There is a huge variety in shades and a lot of combinations.
They also have bigger palettes available which has 8 shades in a palette. Earlier when they launched the eyeshadows, they launched quads and the bigger ones which had 12 shades. I couldn’t find that anywhere, it might have been discontinued but they launched a lot of products in one go which was quite impressive and very difficult to choose from.
My choice was 07 Applause. The combination is something with which you can create a day look or a night look, you can keep it perfectly subtle and natural or a bold full glam look. It seemed quite versatile to me.
Sugar has been very consistent with its packaging, its always the same theme, black, a woman in graphic print, its logo being emphasised. It has kept the same for this one as well. (though the latest range of products have a bit different theme and not the classic black Sugar theme)
The outer packing was a black sleeve with just the sugar cosmetics logo punched on it in the front and details printed on the back. Nothings extra but typical Sugar cosmetics style.
The eye shadows are pressed into a round pan inside a square box. The box is made of cardboard paper and has magnetic closing in the center bottom of it. There is logo and name of the product written on the front of the box and nothing else.
The fact that it is made of paper is very impressive and environmentally beneficial but since it doesn’t lock that tightly, I don’t think it’ll be safe to travel with without the outer sleeve. Like I lost the outer packing during one of my travels and since then I don’t like to keep it in my travel vanity bag. Somehow the concept of magnetic packing doesn’t speak travel safe to me.
It comes with a typical dual ended doe shaped sponge applicator and no mirror which are both disappointing to me. I don’t find the sponge tip applicator practical or useful in any way and always end up disposing it off after a couple of uses. It keeps on falling from the box and I never use it so why would I keep it.
This is very old trend of using the sponge tip as applicators, nowadays everybody prefers a brush applicator even if it’s a small one. So many brands have understood this and now have brushes instead of sponge tip applicators. for e.g. L’Oréal La Palette Nude eyeshadow palette has a dual ended applicator but instead of going for both the sponge tips they had one sponge tip and a small fine bristled eyeshadow brush. I still use that brush for so many other palettes and not just the one it came with.
Even their own 12 shade palette had the same one sponge tip and one brush concept but again the 8 shades variant has both the sponge tips. I only use those to remove excess product which I can also do with a cotton bud, the sponge tips can’t be cleaned and have to thrown away after a few uses.
Now, coming to the product. it’s a decent product.
There are 3 mattes and one foiled shimmer shade. they are all very creamy, pigmented, consistent, extremely light weight and super comfortable to wear. They are not at all chalky neither do they patch at all, they have buttery smooth texture, glides on easily, blends like a dream. I specially like the foiled shimmer shade.
A light sweep of it gives a tint of a shimmer to the eye lids for day time look and if you apply with your fingers or a wet flat brush it gets more depth and the shimmer just pops out making it a full glam look, perfect for a dinner date or any other night time event. If you are someone like me who loves to go all in even if its for a day event, its perfect for brown mauve shimmer look which will not look out of place at all.
They are all of the same colour family or can be used with each other very easily. A perfect look can be created by using just this one palette which avoids the hassle of going back and for the with different-different palettes.
The price of this product bothers me though, its 699 for 4 shades. It has no mirror or a brush. There are a lot of products in the market which will be more affordable than this one. No doubt that this is a very fine product but the prices could have been a little better.
As I mentioned it’s a buttery formula, it is easy to apply and doesn’t have any fallout, not more than any other eyeshadow. Just dab off the excess before applying it for a flawless look and you won’t have to struggle with blending at all.
It very easy to remove, can be removed with any sort of makeup remover, be it a wipe or liquid or even the makeup removing gel balms available in the market these days. Using a couple of drops of baby oil is also a very nice way to remove your makeup.
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Pros of Sugar Blend The Rules Eyeshadow Quad
- No parabens
- Oil and mineral free
- Very pigmented
- Easy to blend
- Shimmer be use both wet and dry
- Buttery smooth texture
- Paper cardboard packaging
- Stays for a long time
- Great quality
- No nano ingredients
- Color scheme makes it a complete palette
- Doesn’t crease
Cons of Sugar Blend The Rules Eyeshadow Quad
- No mirror
- Sponge tip dual applicator
- Not great from the price point
- Travel friendly only with the outer sleeve
- Use it for any occasion it will not disappoint you.
- Always dust off the excess product except the shimmer shade. Also, you can prime the eyelids well if you want all the shades to pop and stay for longer time.
- Use your finger if you don’t have a setting spray to wet the brush. Even I prefer to use my fingers to pack the foiled shade its easy, its quick and it always works.