Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sigma Bare Eyeshadow Palette: Review & Swatches!

Today's featured product is the Sigma Bare eyeshadow palette. Sigma released their line of eyeshadow palettes a while back, but I never tried them myself until recently. The packaging of these palettes reminds me a lot of the Urban Decay Naked palette: a magnetic flip open case with rectangle shadows and a mirror in the lid. It also comes with a dual ended brush!


This palette contains 8 neutral shadows that are mostly cool-toned. I like that there is a good range of matte and frosty shades, and in particular, both matte and shimmery highlight shades.


I tend to like cooler toned neutrals myself, so this color scheme is right up my alley!


As for the color payoff, to be completely honest, I wasn't blown away. I had to put a bit of effort into layering the shadows to get a really full color payoff. They aren't un-usable, just not the creamiest formulation I've worked with. One thing I did like, however, is I didn't notice any crumbling of the powder when working with them (which often causes fallout troubles).


The dual ended brush included with this palette features the E30 and E25, a pencil and crease brush! Definitely a nifty tool to have on hand, as both of those are some of my favorites from Sigma.


Overall, if you have the patience to layer the shadows, I think this palette could work for you. The shade selection and packaging is really great! However, if you are someone who likes to tap your brush and get a full sweep of color in one go, this palette may not be for you.


Have you tried any of the Sigma palettes?
xx, Allison

19 comments:

  1. thank you so much for these blog posts, i know they take a lot of time and effort but i REALLY enjoy them<3 youve inspired me to make my own youtube channel which is "amydrauch" if you or anyone who reads this would ever want to check it out<3 thank you so much allison<3

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  2. I'm so glad you reviewed this palette. I've been going back and forth trying to decided if I wanted to buy it but seeing as I have ZERO patients, I will not be buying it because I don't like to fight with my makeup. You, as well as some others have inspired me to start my own YouTube channel. I haven't filmed a video yet but I'm hoping to have my first one up to start off the new year. Thanks so much Allison!

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  3. I actually have to disagree. I really have to be careful with these blacks shades as they go on so pigmented for me.

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  4. I appreciate your honesty regarding the quality of the shadows. Do you happen to own the Flare palette? I'm interested in purchasing that one and am wondering the quality is the same?

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  5. I actually ordered the Bare palette a while ago but ended up receiving the Dare one. Which isn't so much of a problem for me cause I'm always open for new and even bright colors. I haven't really noticed that the colors aren't that pigmented but maybe it's different with the Bare palette. I've been dicking around the Dare one forever and even more so since I got the Dare one and your review did help me quite a bit. :) Dare obviously has warmer shades in it but I think they're really versatile. There's a different double ended brush included and love that it's in there. Thank you for your review!

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  6. I think this looks nice but I'd rather buy an 88 for less the money and get those colors plus more XD I'm cheap, but hey, it works.

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  7. I have all three palettes, and Flare is pigmented similarly to this one. Dare, however, was much more pigmented than the other two. I have posts on both coming soon! :)

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  8. I saw your tweet about the Maybelline Tattoo eyeshadows, do any of them compare to painterly? I love mine and like to travel, but dont want to risk losing IT!

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  9. No, I've generally disregarded Sigma's palettes because I've heard mixed reviews for color payoff before. I feel like if I'm going to drop $35 on a palette, it should be relatively similar quality to similarly priced palettes: Urban Decay, Too Faced, etc. I've not heard reviews that indicate the quality is there for the price, so I just shop with brands I can test in-store.

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  10. I haven't tried any of Sigma's palettes, I like neutral shades, but I don't think I will get it, with its price tag its pretty pricey and not so many color selections

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  11. Thanks for the review. I loved your Midnight Magic tutorial as well!

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  12. Thanks for this! I've been wanting this for a while, but I don't think I have the patience for it!! :)

    http://powdrroom.blogspot.com/

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  13. Hi alison can you do a makeup look with this paltte on you channel

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  14. I love your blog posts so much!

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  15. Really like the sound of this, i quite like layering shadow up!
    http://zozeze.blogspot.com/
    xo

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  16. Pretty colours but I like good colour pay off :)

    Please come and visit my blog for beauty posts and giveaways!

    http://beautybybonnie25.blogspot.com/

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  17. I really want to buy from Sigma but postage is $50 to the UK which is kinda bad tbh
    but this palette looks gorgeous, ive seen Lisa Eldridge use it before

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  18. sigma's toned down version of the naked 2?

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