I haven't followed Sigma releases for a long while now, ever since I stopped doing/watching youtube videos so I was totally out of the loop about their products and had no idea they had eyeshadow palettes out now!
I know, I know... Where have I been?!
Either ways, Sigma Makeup had been kind enough to contact me and send over an eyeshadow palette for me to try. From the 3 palettes available - Dare, Bare and Flare, I chose to go with Flare.
Dare is a warm-toned palette with littered with warm, bronze-brown shades and a vibrant yellow; the entire palette basically screams summer. Bare on the other hand, is a mix of skin-toned shades and ash-ier, muted soft browns, perfect for the neutral lover!
Here's Dare and Bare, from Sigma Makeup's website.
Out of the 3 palettes I think Flare is probably the most versatile because it houses a good variety of shades from neutrals to bolder colors.
There are 8 shadows in total, consisting of browns, skin-toned shades, a couple of greens and a purple thrown in. If you ask me I highly recommend Flare palette if you're looking at getting either one of the three.
The palette comes with a small embedded mirror and a dual-ended brush.
I'm not too familiar with their brush shapes and numbering systems but the dual-ended brush included is of E55 and E40
As expected of Sigma, the brushes are of good quality and I did not notice any shedding when I gave them a wash. They were pleasant to work with and no scratchiness was experienced during use.
Now, back to the eyeshadows!
Each eyeshadow shade has a name of it's own, which makes it easy to reference while doing tutorials or LOTDs because you can simply list down the colors you have used.
I kind of like how each side of the Flare palette looks like a whole look by itself; one side leans more green and the other more purple/plum.
As far as texture goes these shadows have proved to be smooth to the touch. I don't notice any grittiness even with 'Resist' that was littered with gold flecks.
Thankfully these shadows aren't crumblyand seem quite well 'packed together'. Given the packaging situation, if these shadows were crumbly and powdery, imagine what a hot mess the palette would be after use!
Though it's inevitable to experience some bits of eyeshadow falling out of the pan (as seen above).
Pigmentation wise, the palette does not disappoint. The colors aren't *bam* pigmentation with first swatch but it is most certainly decent. The following swatches are done without a base and one swipe of the product.
Though not visible in the above swatches, 'Beware' (extreme right pale pink) has a lovely pink sheen to it when swatched in person. In the above photos it just looks like a flat pale pink but it really is not.
My only gripe for this product would be the packaging.
It's quite a thick palette, and it's probably to create room for the dual-ended brush but I feel it could be more compact. It feels like a lot of material went into making this and some of it could be done without, be it for environmental reasons or just portability. Though that's just my thought, I wouldn't know how the construction of this goes but the bulkiness does not spell travel-friendly.
The material (sturdy cardboard with a magnetized flap) does not make it safe to travel with either but not saying you can't.
That one flaw aside, I think that overall this palette has a nice combination of eyeshadow shades that is decent in pigmentation and quality. The lovely dual-ended brush that comes with it is a plus as well!
Total Net Weight of this product: 0.43oz/12g
Which means each eyeshadow has 1.5g of product (same as a MAC eyeshadow)
This product retails for US$35
To do some girly math, that makes each eyeshadow cost US$4.37 and that's not including the dual-ended brush.
Hop on over to Sigma Makeup's website to check this palette (or the other 2) out!
I have played around with this (sadly not touching the green or purple shades yet) for a bit and will post up a look about that soon!
Thanks for reading!
Product was provided by Sigma Makeup. All opinions expressed are my own.