Monday, December 16, 2013

Sigma Enlight Collection Review & Tutorial

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IT'S FINALLY HERE. The Sigma Enlight Collection is now available. I'm going to show you the Enlight Collection as whole, but every item is sold individually so you can pick and choose if you don't want to spend too much money on the whole thing. And at the bottom of this post is a look I created with this collection! :)

Let me tell you the basics:
Wowza. Where to begin? 
Firstly the palette is already up there with my Naked palettes. I love me some neutrals and they have created a lovely palette with some gorgeous earthy colours. I've had this palette for a while now and I've definitely reached for it more than any of my other palettes recently.
Oyster Sand / Sugar Milk / Mild Mannered / Dove
Since discovering how useful Foxy is from the Naked 2 and Basics palette, I was happy to see a similar yellowy colour in this palette (Sugar Milk). I find for pale people, like me, it's perfect for going over the edges of darker looks so they blend seamlessly into your skin.
Fawn / Cinnamon / Russet / Balanced
I think this row has to be my favourite. Look at those colours! I don't have anything like Russet or Balanced so it was nice to see quite different colours. As you can see they're all very pigmented, but I will mention that Fawn is best applied with your finger over a sticky base as it doesn't tend to apply well with a brush. 
Cinnamon is my current go-to smoke out colour. It reminds me of Topaz from their Resort Palette and you all know how much I love that baby. Topaz is my favourite eyeshadow in existence, and now I have a similar looking matte version! Wheeooo. 
Cozy / Innocent / Optimistic / Warm Stone
All very wearable, beautiful colours. Cozy is perfect for the crease. Innocent is perfect for patting over a nude lip (try it!). And Warm Stone just screams 'festive' to me. Try wearing Russet and applying Warm Stone in the outer V, so gorgeous. With the glitter shades like Warm Stone and Russet, I recommend spraying your brush with a fixing spray first so those little glitter specks are picked up and don't get lost along the way. 
E52 - Soft Focus Shader / E54 - Medium Sweeper / E34 - Domed Utility 
You also get three brushes in the Collection. Or you can buy them separately. The Soft Focus Shader has to be the one I get the most use out of. It's basically a bigger version of the E55. If you've bought Sigma brushes before then you know they're amazing quality so I don't need to babble on about them. But if you haven't bought Sigma brushes before then... they're amazing quality. I've had my first kit for four years now and used them almost every day and they're still going strong. 
Awake / Composed / Neutralize 
I really like these bases. I don't tend to use coloured bases but I think I might have to try get used to them as the eyeshadow grips to them really well. One thing I will mention, I really dislike the packaging. They're so bulbous and take up so much space. 
Mellow / Serene / Peaceful 
Now I do love these. Although I only use Serene as a blush. The three of them work perfectly together when used as a contour, blush and highlight.
Eclipse / Vintage / Nutmeg
Here are the eyeliners. There's a black, brown and a shimmery brown. All of which transfer really nicely on to the water line. Buuuut, if you're going to spend your money on Sigma eyeliners then I really would recommend the Extended Wear Eye Liners. Boost is the best black I've ever used!
I'm not much of a lipgloss girl so I don't really know what makes a good lipgloss. But these ones are sticky, seem to last a long time, and smell pretty damn good. They look like very different colours in the tubes but when applied they don't particularly look any different from each other. There's just a hint of colour unless you really pack it on.

Overall, I think the best thing in the collection is the Warm Neutrals palette. If you're like me and really appreciate neutrals then you definitely don't want to miss out on this baby. They're very high quality shadows and the palette is a good size.

Here's a look I created with the palette:

Products used:
GOSH Velvet Touch Foundation Primer
Make Up Store Cover All Mix Concealer (Light)
Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation (1W2 Sand)
MAC Studio Finish Concealer (NC20)
Blush - Mellow / Peaceful / Serene
NYC Translucent Powder

Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil (Black Brown)
Eye Shadow Base - Composed
Warm Neutrals Palette (Russet / Cinnamon / Sugar Milk / Warm Stone / Fawn)
NYX Glitter Powder (Hot Gold)
Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eye Liner (Intense Black)
Urban Decay Eyeshadow (Crave)
Bourjois Volume Clubbing Mascara (Absolute Black)
Ardell Lashes #305 + DUO Lash Adhesive
Eye Liner -  Nutmeg / Eclipse / Vintage

Lip Gloss - Tranquil

Sigma F40 Large Angled Contour Brush
Sigma E70 Medium Angled Shading Brush
Sigma E54 - Medium Sweeper
Sigma E34 - Domed Utility
Sigma E32 Exact Blend Brush
Sigma E25 Blending Brush
Sigma E11 Eye Liner Brush

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