OMG, I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am for this palette from Sigma. When I went up to their HQ in February for a Meet & Greet, I got to test out the prototype of this palette and was blown away with the colors and texture of the shadows. The palette is inspired by Macarons (Specifically Laduree, which if you are ever in Paris or NYC make sure to get some because oh my god amazing) and so the box looks like a little treat box, and the colors are all macaroon names.
Redberry Rose, Apricot Flower, Passion Fruit, Cherry Blossom
Redberry Rose is an intense matte hot pink with loads of color payoff.
Apricot Flower is a matte coral peach.
Passion Fruit is a muted, deeper matte red-coral.
Cherry Blossom is a bright, light baby pink.
Meyer Lemon, Ginger Pumpkin, Cafe au Lait, Blueberry Cream
Meyer Lemon is a light neon lemony yellow. This one is a bit powdery when applied alone.
Ginger Pumpkin is a true matte orange.
Cafe au Lait is a chocolate brown matte.
Blueberry Cream is a bright neon cyan matte. LOVE this shade and the color payoff.
Violet Whip, Lavender Honey, Cassis, Elderberry
Violet Whip is a light pastel lavender. Another one that is powdery without a base.
Lavender Honey is a warm light red based violet shade.
Cassis is almost a pastel vibrant violet. Interesting shade, ti swatched lighter than I was expecting!
Elderberry is a deep, dark purple.
Blue Chocolat, Almond Pear, Creme de Menthe, Citron Pistachio
Blue Chocolat is a bright, almost pastel neon cyan.
Almond Pear is a gorgeous pastel-neon green! I love this shade.
Creme de Menthe is a bright light turquoise.
Citron Pistachio is a bright limey shade.
Overall I am really happy with this palette. These colors are totally new and different for Sigma, and its rare in general to find a palette that has all mattes that are shades like this- bright, but still somewhat pastel. Something else worth mentioning is the packaging- Sigma has had some super bulky palettes in the past, and had a lot of their shadows in the palettes flush with the packaging, which ends up having any fallout or dust that didn’t get on your brush to get all over the packaging and can end up staining it. With this palette, the shades are just a little bit lower than the rest of the packaging, which keeps any dust and fallout right on the shades instead of making a mess. The box is also nice and compact, so it doesn’t take up more room than it needs to.
I do wish that the palette had a light, vanilla-themed shadow- there are a LOT of blues (blue chocolate and blueberry cream are not identical, but they are quite similar to be in the same palette), I really love a great, light beige matte shade, and I think it would be a nice balance to this palette. Plus, Vanilla Cream Macarons are my favorite :) For the shades you get and the price, I totally think this palette is worth looking in to! The price averages out to $2 an eyeshadow, and the quality is awesome and the packaging is so cute.. worth it :)
Available for $32 from Sigma (Launches September 9th)