The Hit List – My Top 5 Indie Products

Welcome back to “The Hit List”, a weekly series focussing on top products within a range of categories. This week I’ll be sharing 5 products from indie makeup brands that completely rock my world.


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​Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadows

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If you’ve been following Makeup Utopia for a while, it probably comes as no surprise to you that Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadows are one of my favourite makeup products OF ALL TIME. These discs of pigmented goodness put many more expensive brands to shame, and I couldn’t adore their brand philosophy and aesthetic any more if I tried! You can read a full review of Sugarpill pressed eyeshadows HERE.

Incidentally, Sugarpill have just released 4 new shades of pressed eyeshadows in their Heart Breaker palette, and I am FANGING to get my hands on them!

​Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars

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Another indie product range that I just can’t get enough of are the lip tars by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC). These teeny tiny tubes are so highly pigmented, they say that one tube contains enough product to cover an entire body! I adore them for their crazy colour, their intense pigmentation, and their ability to be easily custom-blended into a new shade. Read a full review of OCC Lip Tars HERE.

​Naked Cosmetics Pigment Stacks

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Naked Cosmetics are famous for their mineral pigment stacks, sold in sets of 6 complementary colours (and I believe, also available individually). Naked Cosmetics advocates using the pigments to create custom lip shades and nail polishes, as well as the standard and obvious eyeshadow, and they sell the mixing mediums to achieve all this. I only own one Naked Cosmetics Pigment Stack, but let me tell you, I plan to rectify this. You can read a review of the Naked Cosmetics Ivory Stack on my old website HERE.

Naked Cosmetics are now readily available in Australia at nakedcosmetics.com.au.

​Sugarpill Chromalusts

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Another Sugarpill product that I can’t get enough of are the Chromalusts (loose pigments). These are little pots of brightly coloured amazingness. I believe they all come with a metallic or glittery finish, and the colour intensity is beyond belief. I have four of them (Goldilux, Tiara, Magentric and Paperdoll) and I have just realised I have never reviewed them! Stay tuned for a review in the coming weeks.

​Eye of Horus Eyeliner

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A recent addition to my indie love list, Eye of Horus Liquid Define Eyeliner is a fabulous liquid eyeliner that is richly pigmented, easy to use and paraben free. The company is owned by a group of delightful women, a few of whom I had the pleasure of meeting recently. I’m so pleased to be able to include an Australian company in my Indie Hit List. Check out my review of this liquid eyeliner HERE.


Are you a fan of Indie products? Are there any great brands that you love, and I haven’t mentioned here? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to discover some great new products!