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Sigma Bare Palette

Last but not least from the latest Sigma eyeshadow palettes is Bare.

Sigma Bare Palette (Sleeve and Palette)

Sigma Bare Palette (Opened)

Bare is the neutral palette of the three and comes with the E30 (pencil brush) and E25 (blending) double ended brush.  I'm actually glad that this palette came with these brushes as I find them to be excellent for a good variation of looks.


Sigma Bare Palette (Colors)
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(L-R) Shine, Control, Snoop, Hitch
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  • Shine - Sparkly black
  • Control - Matte charcoal black
  • Snoop - Matte slate gray
  • Hitch - Mid-tone chocolate brown

(L-R) Act, Command, Elope, Approach
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  • Act - Dark sand brown taupe with gold undertones and satin finish
  • Command - Shimmery yellow gold
  • Elope - Matte pale powder pink
  • Approach - Shimmery light wheat gold with a light satin finish

Overall I feel the colors are pretty basic and has a relatively nice texture.  The powders are not chalky but aren't creamy either.  Again, I recommend a good tacky base for these colors to adhere and stay on longer.  This is a good palette for classic smokey eyes as well as for eye contouring as the color selections are more towards matte finishes with Shine being the only color with microglitter in it.  The rest are either satins or very light shimmer finishes.

However, I do not think that this is anywhere near a great alternative for the UD Naked Palette.  It falls short in pigmentation and texture as well as color options.  It is also bulkier than the Naked Palette which makes it less likely for me to travel with.

As with the other two palettes, these eye shadows are more suitably applied dry.  Do make sure your brush bristles aren't damp when picking up colors from the pan or it may affect the surface texture of the eye shadows.

The brushes in this palette were actually quite comparable to their full size versions but I felt that the pencil brush could have been tapered to more of a point.  The E30 that came with my palette was somewhat had a medium sized blunt dome shape and I much preferred my travel sized E30 for more precision.  This one worked more as a crease brush instead.  The E25 was a bit fluffier compared to the other ones that I have and it was not as flat.  On a lighter note, this brush had the softest brush of the 3 palettes.


I know I could've gone for a regular smokey eye look to represent this palette but I decided against it.  The promos for The Voice has been aired repeatedly on Astro and I kept seeing Christina Aguilera on it possibly every single day.  Anyways, I thought her look would be great to replicate using the Bare Palette and here it is:

This cut crease eye look gives a nice contoured effect and is something I've wanted to try out for awhile now.  It adds depth in the crease and highlights the lid area for a defined look.  I used Elope all over the lid up to the brow bone, then with the E25 sweeped Act in the crease to form a broad semi circle shape and further defined the crease with Hitch using the E30.  Without adding anymore product to the brush, I took the E25 to lightly blend the colors and rid off any harsh lines.

  Products Used  

  • Stila Perfecting Foundation Stick - Shade C
  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder with Real Cocoa
  • MAC Wonder Woman Mineralize Skinfinish - Pink Power (Blush & Highlight)

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Sigma Bare Palette - Elope, Act, Hitch
  • Maybelline EyeStudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner - Black
  • Sasa Super Dolly Powerful Mascara - Black
  • Sasatinnie Extra Precise Eyebrow Liner - 03 Dark Brown

  • NYX Matte Lipstick - Summer Breeze

  • Sigma Brushes
  • Real Techniques Brushes
  • Shu Uemura Eye Lash Curler

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Disclaimer: The Sigma eyeshadow palette was sent to me by the company for review consideration as a selected affiliate. I do not receive any monetary compensation or am I biased or influenced to provide positive feedback on the product. The thoughts and opinions stated are my own and based on my own experience and tests.

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