Wednesday, February 5, 2014

REVIEW! Sigma Warm Neutrals Palette!



Hi everyone!  Today I’m going to be doing a review on an eyeshadow palette from Sigma. It is the “Warm Neutrals” palette. It is a part of their “Enlight” collection (the entire collection can be purchased on their website at www.sigmabeauty.com for $165.00) however, you can purchase all of the items in the collection  individually. I purchased these products with my own money and as always, I will give you an honest review and my opinions on these products.

Here is a photograph of the palette (sorry...I had to take the photo at an angle because of the mirror!)



The palette costs $39.00 and there are 12 shades that work beautifully together to create a variety of looks.  The palette is black, has a magnetic closure and has a decent sized mirror. The shades range in finishes from matte to shimmers, and some are slightly metallic.  They are all very pigmented, have a smooth, buttery texture, blend like a dream and none of the shades swatched chalky or powdery at all. Below are photographs of the swatches taken in natural sunlight.



“Oyster  Sand” – a very light pink with microshimmer and a slight shift to a soft purple color.
“Sugar Milk” – matte cream that is very close to my natural skin tone. Perfect as a highlight.
“Mild Mannered” –  light slightly bronze brown with microshimmer
“Dove” – deeper mid-tone brown with golden shimmer



“Fawn” – metallic taupe/slight golden (although it appears silvery in the pan, it has gold undertones)
“Cinnamon” – matte peachy/brown – great for transition color as it really warms up the skin
“Russet” – deep jewel toned burgundy with microshimmer (the shimmer doesn’t really transfer to the eye and comes off more matte) My favorite color in the palette!
“Balanced” – light shimmery peachy/gold – great as an inner corner highlight and smudged under the lashline with a deeper color to brighten it up



“Cozy” – matte mid-tone true brown shade
“Innocent” – matte mid-tone mauvy pink
“Optimistic” – shimmery dark rose
“Warm Stone” – deep shimmery brown with microglitter (the microglitter is not very noticeable when blended, but if used concentrated on the lid you will see more of the glitter)
 
I did a very soft pinky/purple, “barely there” look with the palette for this post. (I also created deep jewel toned smoky eye using another part of the “Enlight” collection, which is the eyeshadow base in “Composed”. You can view that photo on my Instagram page @reneebruch. The eyeshadow base cost $13.00 and is a warm but soft brown with a slight sheen. ) Below is a photo of my “barely there” look I created for this post.



To achieve this very soft, “barely there”  look, I first used a shimmery deep purple Extended Wear pencil eyeliner in "Declare" ($7.50 on Sigma’s website - it is at a discounted price) and messily lined my upper lashline and slightly smudged the color upwards. I used “Oyster Sand” all over the lid to give a very slight wash of shimmer. It doesn’t really show too much on the lid, which is exactly what I was going for because it let my natural skin tone show through with a very light pink shimmer that caught the light beautifully. I used a slight amount of “Optimistic” on the outer corner of my lid avoiding the crease. I blended this shade out very lightly to keep the soft wash of color and sheen from “Oyster Sand” on the lid. I used “Cinnamon” with a very light hand as a transition shade and into my crease. “Sugar Milk” was used as my highlight. I took the pencil liner to lightly line my lower lashline and smudged it out with “Oyster Sand” and also used that same shimmery pink shade as an inner corner highlight. I mixed a tiny bit of “Cinnamon” with “Optimistic” and smudged that onto the outer 1/3 of my lower lashline for a bit more definition. A few coats of mascara finished off the look.

I loved the way this came out because it was so very soft and pretty and not an “in your face” pink look. I think that this palette has a great color selection and you can achieve a wide variety of looks, which will take you from Winter right into Spring. I am glad I spent the $39.00 for this palette! It has been my go-to palette for January and I’ve come up with a completely different look each time I’ve used it. In my opinion, this is a great palette and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a neutral palette that has some lovely bronzy shades with some pops of unique colors!

Visit Sigma’s website at www.sigmabeauty.com to view the entire “Enlight” collection. Each of the items in the collection can be purchased separately. And don’t forget to check my Instagram account for the jewel toned smoky eye I created so you can see how the palette can take you from a “barely there” look to a deep, sultry look.

That’s all for now my lovelies!  I will be back soon with another post for you! Please subscribe to my blog on Google+ and comment! I love to communicate with you all and enjoy your feedback. And, if you’d like me to review any other products, please let me know! Also, please follow my other social network accounts. You can follow me on Instagram @reneebruch and on Twitter @ReneeBruchPhoto. Don’t forget to visit my official website at www.reneebruch.com and my Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/ReneeBruchPhotography

Thank you all so much and I’ll see again soon!!!!