Focus On: Sugarpill Royal Sugar

Focus On is a work in progress. Have you ever talked yourself out of buying a product because the color was too odd, and you wondered how often you would really be able to use it? Or, you know those colors you LOVE because of some hidden versatility that you never imagined when you bought it? I do that ALL of the time. In the interests of loving what I HAVE, and learning its limitations, rather than relying on the influx of new colors, I will be doing this post every Saturday, focusing on a new color from my collection, with examples of past work, ideas for other uses. Please feel free to suggest colors you wish to see, or uses for the ones listed, or let me know what your favorites are for future posts.

Royal Sugar is a NEON royal blue.  SOOOOOOOOOOO bright!  It’s mostly matte, but laden with blue sparkles.  I love it!

Apply over a sparkly silver base, with a violet or periwinkle for a very wintery look.

You can blend a matte hot pink over the edge of it for a pretty magenta seam.

Apply a color with teal interference over top for a sky blue sheen.

It pairs beautifully with rich matte violets, like Sugarpill Poison Plum, MUFE 192, or NARS Melusine.

Used with a standard primer(UDPP or TFSI), you can use a blue shadow underneath it to take the stick out of the primer, and soften the overall saturation of Royal Sugar.

And I’m sure pairing Royal Sugar with Aquas, Turquoises, medium blues, needs NO explamation.

Apply sparsely over a contrasting color(like Lime green) to soften it to a turquoise. Tap product off the brush to ensure you get a sheer application.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Phyrra
    Mar 06, 2011 @ 01:45:55

    I love seeing it with hot pink on top!


  2. Ruth
    Mar 06, 2011 @ 17:02:37

    I do not use Royal Sugar enough! Lovely post xx


    • dolcearia
      Mar 06, 2011 @ 17:23:14

      That’s what I’m here for! I find myself picking up paler shades, like Sugarpill Afterparty, or more smoky shades, like Sugarpill Magpie more, so it’s interesting looking at how to make Royal Sugar look really awesome! It’s such a uniquely BRIGHT color!


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