As you can see, I'm a big fan of Sigma brushes. It's been a pleasure to use and I've enjoyed applying make up with them on myself as well as on friends. For Spring 2011, Sigma will be launching 3 sets (or more?) of eye shadow palettes as tweeted by the company's owner, Simone.
As with most Sigma packaging, the palettes have a very whimsical geometric look and appears to be constructed with hard cardboard (similar to Urban Decay's Naked Palette). The form itself looks durable but I would imagine some wear and tear to be visible over time. The names of each palette are also clearly printed on the casing sleeves and the product package lids as well.
|(Top-Bottom) Flare, Dare, Bare|
|Sigma Eye Shadow Palette in Flare|
(L-R) Crush, Oversee, Define, Publicize, Resist, Gossip, Allure, Beware
Brush : Double ended brush - E55 & E40
This looks like a fun palette to own. There is a nice balance of some basic neutral shades (Crush, Publicize, Resist, Gossip & Beware) and a few pops of colors as well.
- Dark satin gray - Crush
- Teal - Oversee
- Light green - Define
- Creamy sand beige - Publicize
- Chocolate brown with warm undertones - Resist
- Dark plum - Gossip
- Magenta purple - Allure
- Lavender champagne - Beware
|Sigma Eye Shadow Palette in Dare|
(L-R) Surrender, Grasp, Chase, Escape, Reveal, Catch, Shout, Vanish
Brush : Double ended brush - E20 & E45
True to it's name, Dare is a palette with warmer and bold feisty colors. The first 4 colors from the left seem to be more neutrals where as the remaining 4 shades are more intense.
- Dark warm brown - Surrender
- Shimmery coral peach - Grasp
- Champagne pink - Chase
- Golden beige - Escape
- Burnt red - Reveal
- Orange red - Catch
- Deep cheddar yellow - Shout
- Yellow-orange gold - Vanish
|Sigma Eye Shadow Palette in Bare|
(L-R) Shine, Control, Snoop, Hitch, Act, Command, Elope, Approach
Brush : Duo ended brush - E30 & E25
It may be a little early to predict but depending on the prices of these items when they launch, I'm guessing this would be their bestseller among the 3. For those who have not been able to get their hands on the beauty fave Naked Palette from Urban Decay, this might just be an alternative albeit with 4 shades less (the Naked Palette comes with 12 shades). We'll see from the quality of the actual product once it launches soon.
- Shimmery blacken gray - Shine
- Matte black (or a very dark gray, I can't tell from the photo) - Control
- Satin dark ash brown - Snoop
- Creamy satin chocolate brown - Hitch
- Chestnut brown - Act
- Mid tone yellow golden beige - Command
- Matte pinkish cream nude - Elope
- Creamy yellow-based nude - Approach
Please bear in mind that since I do not have the actual products at hand, the color descriptions are based solely on the photos. Simone has mentioned that the eye shadow formulas will be a mix of matte and satin (and shimmer from the looks of it) for all the palettes.
|(Top-Bottom) E20 & E45 - Dare, E55 & E40 - Flare, E30 & E25 - Bare|
Each palette comes with a different duo ended brush combination to complement the themes of the palettes.
- Dare : The E20 will be able to pack on color more intensely due to the bristles being short and dense while the E45 allows for precise blending with it's small tapered dome. A great combo for creating bold looks.
- Flare : The E55 & E40 combo provides basic eye make up application with the basic shader to apply eye shadows as well as highlight and the tips for a smokey smudge whereas the blending end can be used to sweep a soft wash of color to blend and soften edges.
- Bare : This is my personal favorite combo of the bunch. The E25 is a super versatile brush. I've done an entire eye look with this brush alone. It applies eye shadow and blends beautifully and for building intensity and other more precise applications, there's the E30 pencil brush to the rescue.
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Disclaimer: All photos seen in this post were retrieved from Simone's Twitter/Twitpic posts. These were not photos taken by myself and are used here for the viewers/readers information purposes as previews of the upcoming line.