Sigma's Creme de Couture eye shadow palette was just released last week. The shades were inspired by the beautiful colors of French macarons. I can only describe these shades as bright pastels. Sounds like an oxymoron, right? Well let's take a look.
All of the shades have a matte finish and are decently pigmented. I would still use a white base in order to get the shades to appear true on the lid vs the pan. I went ahead and swatched each shade over NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk.
Top half of the palette, from left to right, top row: red rose, apricot flower, passion fruit and cherry blossom. Bottom row: Meyer lemon, ginger pumpkin, cafe au lait and blueberry cream.
The formula leans slightly dusty but I wouldn't call them chalky, as some matte formulas are. The texture is pretty soft and blendable which is hard to find with brightly colored matte shadows. These shadows can be slightly sheer if applied without a white base.
I thought that I was going to like the top half of the palette the more but I actually like the bottom half the best. It's probably because the bottom half contains shades that I don't usually go for so they are just more appealing to me. I can't wait to gives these shadows a try on my eyes this week. Hopefully I can come up with something tame enough for work.