Monday, 1 April 2013

Sigma Dare Eye Shadow Base Kit review and swatches

I really like cream eye shadow bases and I use them when I want to achieve great pigmentation and a beautiful finish. Sigma Dare Eye Shadow Base Kit is perfect for this and contains 3 cream bases in beautiful shades. I adore a combination of gold and burgundy, so it was love at first sight/touch/use :)

The formula of the Sigma shadow bases is smooth, easy to blend and very pigmented. 
The product is meant to be used under normal eye shadows, but when I am in a rush, I use the gold shade on it's own, smudged allover the lid. It looks lovely and natural.

 Most of the time, I create a base with the gold and burgundy shade and add eye shadows similar in colour on top (like Urban Decay Last Call, Chopper, Half Baked) You can see the base and the finished look on the photos below . I was expecting a lot of creasing, but it was minimal and started showing after around 6 hours. Other cream products I've tried creased after 15 minutes, so big thumbs up for Sigma's formula! The bases help to intensify the colour of eyeshadows and act as a primer. You can experiment with different shades to achieve a variety of looks and create totally new and unique colours. 

The kit comes with an F70 brush, perfect for applying the product. The shades include:

Dash - Matte Plum
Strike - Shimmery Burgundy
Unveil - Shimmery Gold

Overall, I am really impressed with the formula and the packaging is lovely too. The pots are made of glass and come with a protective lid to prevent drying. You can choose from  three different sets: Dare (to add warmth and intensity), Bare (neutrals) and Flare (vibrant colours to brighten and add contrast).  The kit comes in a nice presentation box and would make a perfect gift.

You can buy the Sigma Dare Eye Shadow base Kit and other Sigma products (makeup, brushes) from 

base created with Unveil allover the lid, Strike in the crease and Dash on the bottom lash line
FInished look with Urban Decay Last Call and Chopper applied on top of the base. +Oil Slick on the bottom lash line

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  1. They all look so lush! I'm definitely going to look into trying them out. x

  2. Wow, the pigmentation looks great and the colours are super gorgeous!

  3. I've been hearing a lot about these bases and really loved your review! In my case since I don't usually wear more than eye-liner it would probably not get much use, but the whole concept of the Sigma bases is really appealing!

    The Austrian Rose

  4. Those colours are perfect for me! I need them!!!

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  5. I've been really interested in the sigma cream bases recently, they look really pigmented, I love the look you created! xo

  6. They are all such beautiful colours. The eye look you have created with them is gorgeous :) xo

  7. The colours are all so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  8. They can so truly be used as shadows on their own. :)

  9. Wow, the pigmentation on those are amazing! Never tried Sigma make-up before, but these look fabulous.

  10. This looks like a lovely set! x

  11. Love your picture quality! :)

  12. WOW those are gorgeous colors!! I especially love Strike.
    great photos as well, I always love the high quality of your posts (:

  13. Love the look you created Sandra! I've been eyeing up some of the Sigma Brushes, but their makeup looks really nice as well!


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