Sugarpill Burning Heart Palette Review

EDIT: My complaints about the red shade are no more! After a few reader suggestions I contacted Sugarpill with the issue and they determined the palette was defective and exchanged it at no cost to me! They were also super nice and friendly so A++ for their customer service. My Love+ is now amazing!

The Sugarpill Burning Heart Palette is my first, and long overdue, palette from Sugarpill. After listening to my complaints about not having a decent red or yellow, my lovely husband got me this palette for Christmas and I am so so happy to have it in my collection! So let’s get right into the review of this super colorful palette!

Sugarpill Burning Heart Palette


Packaging: Very cutesy so if you’re into cutesy, you’re gonna love it! Has an included mirror & is made of reasonably sturdy feeling cardboard. 7/10

Longevity: Super long lasting yet some colors may stain your skin, namely Poison Plum. 8/10

Application: These colors mostly apply and blend very well, but Love + took some building up.  7/10

Texture: Most shades are perfectly smooth with very minimal fallout. 9/10

Oh, Sugarpill! A cruelty-free brand known for their cutesy marketing, insanely bright & unique colors and over the top makeup. AKA, all the things I adore. 

You can pick up the ever lovely Burning Heart Palette for $34, which includes the shades Flamepoint, Buttercupcake, Love + & Poison Plum. Each of the 4 pans contains 0.12oz of product which is really quite large, more than double the size of a MAC eyeshadow pan!

Sugarpill Burning Heart Palette review

The cardboard packaging opens up to reveal these jaw droppingly gorgeous eyeshadows and a mirror. Despite being cardboard, the packaging does feel rather sturdy and I wouldn’t be too worried about these beauties becoming damaged.

Sugarpill Burning Heart Palette review

The shades in this palette are just stunning and compliment each other so incredibly well! Even if you aren’t into wearing so many bright colors on your face at once, this palette can still be a fun accent to more neutral looks.

Sugarpill Burning Heart Palette review

While checking out other reviews for this palette around the web, I noticed that several people had complaints about certain colors in their palette being very dry, lacking in pigmentation, etc. The odd part is it seemed like people were complaining about different colors. There was no one single shade that everyone seemed to be having a problem with so that is a bit strange. Like many other people, one of my shades seemed to be a step behind the rest and that was Love +. It seemed rather dry, stiff, lacking in pigmentation and difficult to get a good swatch of. With that being said, it was still quite buildable and blendable over an eyeshadow primer and a thin layer of white base but it was just rough over bare skin. All of the other shades were just perfect though! Smooth, super pigmented, soft and buttery, blended like a dream. Literally not a single complaint for the formula of my Flamepoint, Buttercupcake or Poison Plum.

So let’s see those swatches!

Sugarpill Burning Heart Palette swatches
Sugarpill Burning Heart Palette swatches L-R: Flamepoint, Buttercupcake, Love + and Poison Plum

This is the look I created today using the Sugarpill Burning Heart Palette! I’ve got Buttercupcake blown out in and above my crease, Flamepoint in my crease, Love + on my lid and Poison Plum on my lower lash line. I’m also wearing Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color in Jet for my eyeliner here as well as Inglot’s AMC Gel Liner in 79 in my waterline.

Sugarpill Burning Heart Palette look

And here is the full look! I paired this insanely bright eye with Lime Crime’s Salem on my lips.

Sugarpill Burning Heart Palette look

Sugarpill Burning Heart Palette look

Have you guys tried any Sugarpill products yet? I’d love to hear about your favorites or just what you’d like to get your paws on in the future 😛


17 thoughts on “Sugarpill Burning Heart Palette Review

  1. Gorrrrgeous look, I love how creative you are with color, and always paired with the perfect lip color too. Since becoming a loyal reader of your blog I’ve really gained some confidence in experimenting with color. I need more bright, matte colors in my collection (let’s be real most colors in UD Vice 1 are glitter bombs), any particular brand you’d reccomend for a palette of super bright colors for around $30? I don’t want to invest too much into colors I won’t be using on day-to-day. Love your blog girl, you’re beautiful!

    1. Thank you!! =) Well if you want super bright colors, Sugarpill is a very viable option! They have several different palettes and even singles so you could pick and choose what you need most. Also check out BH Cosmetics! They have some super affordable palettes with lots of bright shades such as their 120 Palettes and the Eyes on the 80’s Palette. These do generally have a mix of mattes and shimmers though.

    1. Oh wow, I didn’t realize they were planning on releasing a pro palette to the public! That’ll really be something I can’t resist. lol In the mean time, that looks like an awesome and very tempting option!

      1. It’s been long rumored and it could be a long long wait considering how long it took the Sparkle Baby Palette to come out. But I miiiight be able to resist haha.

  2. Okay, so I loved your look using this so much so I wore this look today with the exact same Sugarpill shadows and I can’t get Love+ to look nearly as great and DARK red as it looks on you! I did build it up quite a bit, but on me it’s more like a bright red! Did you do anything special before you applied your lid colors, like a darker base or something? Just curious 🙂

    1. Hm, I didn’t use a dark base but that’s definitely a good option in the future! I just used Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance with a thin layer of NYX’s White Eyeshadow Base over that and just kept building on it until it was nice and solid.

  3. I have that palette and I have the same problem. Love+ is so dry and unpigmented. The only one that lived up to it’s rep was poison plum. Flamepoint and Buttercupcake are ok but nothing wow. Love+ is definitely the weakest though. It also looks somewhat pink when I blend it out and if I don’t build it up.

    1. That’s so strange! At least it will actually build on itself. I have some shadows that just will not build up no matter what you do to them!

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