Sigma – Flare Eyeshadow Palette
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As soon as I saw this Sigma Flare Eyeshadow Palette online I knew I just had to have it! The bright vibrant colours caught my eye, and having read a lot of great things about Sigma products recently I decided to order this direct from Sigma in the USA.
The palette is made from the hard board type of packaging (similar to the sort that is used for Benefit products) so it would scratch and mark easily, but I think it looks beautiful with its bright geometric design and gold Sigma logo.
All of the eyeshadow shades in this Flare palette are vibrant and bright. The palette includes a double ended brush which is extremely soft – Sigma really are experts at making make-up brushes. The individual shadows have been named too which is something that I do like in a palette (plus it makes it easier to reference them in a blog post!).
All of the shadows have a nice texture and are easy to apply. I sometimes find with palettes that you end up with one or two shades that are chalky or don’t have much pigment – not so with this palette!
Two of my favourite shades are the sage green Define and the creamy Publicize – this one is perfect for adding a light colour wash over the entire eye area.
The swatch image below shows how the different shades actually look on the skin. I think that the 4 left-hand shades all work really well together, as do the 4 right-hand shades.
The first eye look that I have created using the Sigma Flare Eyeshadow Palette was just using the 4 left-hand shades (see image below). I started off by applying the pale cream Publicize shade all over the eyelid and right up to the brow. I then followed this by applying the beautiful shimmery sage green Define all over the eyelid and into the socket crease. To define the crease I smudged the dark brown Crush into the eye socket crease and blended it extremely well until it just left a feint smudge of colour. To finish of I used the darker green Oversee on the outer corner of each eye to make the eye look really zing and stand out. I finished the look with a smudge of Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in emerald green Covet on the outer edge of the upper lid (you can see my full review of that eye pencil here), and lots of black mascara.
I really love this look, and wear it with a peachy shade of blusher and a nude beige lip to make the green really stand out.
I’ve not been brave enough to experiment with the burgundy and bright lilac shades in this palette yet, I’m not sure that the burgundy shade will suit my colouring, but I think the lilac shade could be toned down a little by pairing with a brown shade – perhaps with the shimmery Resist.
I found with this Flare Palette that there is a little creasing of the shadows at the end of the day, so I would recommend using an eyelid primer before applying them.
What do you think of the look that I have created using this palette? Have you tried any other Sigma make-up products?
Overall I really love this palette and I am looking at what other Sigma products I can buy next! I definitely need some of their brushes if the one in this palette is anything to go by.
I purchased my Sigma Flare Eyeshadow Palette direct from their website based in the USA, and had to pay import tax when it was shipped to the United Kingdom. But there are UK websites that sell Sigma make-up products too, so have a shop around.
Flare Eyeshadow Palette is currently on offer at just $29 – this works out at around £17 – (normal price $39) and is available from Sigma.
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