Before I get into the real focus of this post, I’d like to start off with a bit of a disclaimer. Most of you probably already know that I am a Sigma Beauty affiliate and have been since the summer of 2012. What that means is every time someone buys something using my affiliate link I receive a commission from that sale. I like to point this out with some frequency, because I think it’s important to be very clear when it comes to affiliations or sponsors in the online social media business world. That being said, I also like to emphasize how I try very hard not to allow my affiliate status affect my opinion of Sigma products. I do genuinely like the majority of Sigma’s line or I wouldn’t have accepted their offer to become an affiliate in the first place. I’ve had most of my Sigma brushes for a couple of years now and genuinely believe that they rival my other favorite MAC ones in quality and price. As a Sigma affiliate I do receive some perks that I can share with you, such as monthly discount codes and first looks at new product launches. Since I am not currently associated with any other company, Sigma is the only one I have the ability to share things like that with you. I never want you to feel like I am trying to push things on you or really sell them. I’m just sharing something I have access to and would do so with other products if I were able to. When I give you a “first look” at something, it is different than a review because I haven’t had time to test the product and develop feelings towards it yet. I hope this helps clarify these types of posts for you and gives you a good idea of my attitude towards affiliations in general. Now, on with the post…
Today, Sigma Beauty launched its Resort Limited Edition Makeup Palette, which includes eight eye shadows, one blush, one liquid highlighter, and one dual-ended eyeliner pencil. The packaging is much smaller than more recent Sigma palette launches like the Defining Eyes and Paris palettes, which makes it easier to store and travel with. As a frequent traveler, I think Sigma would benefit from making their packaging even sleeker in the future, but this one isn’t so bulky that I’d rule it out altogether.
The eye shadows range from warm neutrals to bright “ocean-like hues” giving it a nice spectrum of colors that would work in a variety of summer settings. You could definitely pull out a more subdued everyday look from this selection with plenty of choices for more fun color pops for nights on the town.
In addition to the eight eye shadows, the palette also includes a blush, Heavenly, which is a gorgeous subdued coral. I can’t wait to try that paired with the included liquid highlighter, Luminesce. A dual-ended eyeliner pencil is also included in the palette, with a rich warm brown called Earth Goddess on one side and a bright blue called Daydream on the other. The eyeliners fit in with the general workable theme of the palette by providing a more natural option as well as a fun pop of color.
I’ve enjoyed all of the Sigma eye shadows I’ve ever tried and find they offer nice pigmentation and even application. I have yet to give this palette a try, but I think I will get a lot of use out of the more neutral tones as we move from winter to spring and add in the brighter colors when summer comes along.
The Resort Palette retails for $42 is available now on the Sigma website. Enter code SAVE2013 for 10% off your total purchase this month. This discount code expires March 31, 2013. Sigma includes a free gift with every purchase of $30 or more. Check my Facebook Fan Page for updates on new monthly discount codes in the future.
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* I am a Sigma Beauty affiliate and receive a commission off any sales made through my affiliate link, provided above. The Sigma Resort palette was sent to me for consideration. All opinions are my own. *