Sigma Born to Be Collection: Smoke Screen Palette
The newest collection coming out from Sigma features a new eyeshadow palette with 12 colors. The idea behind this palette is to bring unexpected colors into the smokey eye. There’s a nice blend of light and dark neutral shades, and there are definitely a couple shades thrown in that are interesting and will switch up your run of the mill smokey look.
Vieled is a light shimmery beige with peach undertones. almost as light as my skin tone, just with more peachiness.
Opulent is a frosty, bronzey peach with a really great texture.
Ember is a warm light brown with a taupe shimmer. This has a frosty texture and is super soft and blendable.
Thunderhead is a cool satin brown. This would be a great shade for the crease of the eyes, especially considering many of these shades are frosty texture.
Misty is a very light lilac matte. very soft texture and blendable- it would work well as an inner corner highlight, or over a white base to make the lilac aspect more prominent.
Haze is a very cool toned mauve matte. Great texture and easy to blend.
Svelte is an army green satin. This is an interesting color you don’t see very often.
Rave is a chocolate taupe with gold sparkle. The gold sparkle will be more consistent over a sticky base.
Nebula is a bright aqua blue with silver shimmer. The pigmentation in this one isn’t bad, but it isn’t as strong as I was hoping based on how it looked in the pan, but I still like the color.
Atmosphere is a chocolate raspberry with red sparkle. the color payoff is definitely buildable, and isn’t as strong with just one swipe. I don’t think this is a terribly bad thing with a deeper color because its easy to go overboard.
Cinders is a gray with silver shimmer.
Almost Jet is a charcoal with slight silver shimmer. Like the name implies, it’s not quite jet black.
The biggest plus with this palette is the texture of each of the shadows. Every shadow has a nice, buttery texture that is easy to apply and blend. While I do feel that sigma has been doing more neutral collections lately (missing that Creme de Couture feel!) I do like that this has a few pops of color and ways to switch up the traditional. The shades all have really nice texture, which is always a very important aspect of any palette, no matter what the shades are.
Available for $39 from Sigma starting February 10th.