Greetings blog buddies!
This palette helped me create my eye look today, so I thought, why not blog about it?
It's the Sigma Defining Eyes Kit by Tiffany D. You probably know who Tiffany D is... she's a sensational YouTube makeup artist! I didn't just decide to order this kit because I like Tiffany and her videos (I totally do!)... but I wanted to try it because I thought it had a good combination of wearable shades, yet the colors are different enough to create a variety of looks. I also have a few other Sigma eyeshadow palettes and I knew I enjoyed the quality of those shadows. And just so you know, this is only my second time using this kit, so I'm not exactly reviewing it yet. If you'd like to see a full video review/tutorial in the future, let me know!
Rather than being a flat palette, this kit has more of the box-style set up, reminiscent of various kits from Too Faced (Natural Eye, Natural Face, Natural at Night... the list goes on). However this kit is quite a bit larger, and contains more than just eyeshadow. In addition to the 8 shadows, you get a double-ended brush (with a flat side & a pencil brush side), a double ended brightening liner with navy blue & white, and two cream liners. A liner brush also came as a bonus gift with this kit. So while the kit is a little bulky in size, it's pretty to look at and also holds a lot of stuff. There's a larger mirror in the lid as well.
Here are the steps I took to get this eye look!
-Primed the lids with Too Faced Shadow Insurance
-Used Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Shadow in Barely Beige all over the lid
-Applied Halo, a pearly satin-finish shade around my inner corner
-Using a flat brush, I applied Smoke all over the lid and into the crease
-I used In the Dark in the outer corner, blending up and outward
-I used a mix of Brunette and Chestnut on the border of my crease colors to soften the look
-I lightly applied Halo as a highlight under the brow
-Then I used Tarte EmphasEyes Inner Rim brightener to give my waterline a natural-looking boost
-I used Blackout cream liner on the upper lashline
-I smudged In the Dark on the outer part of the lower lashline and then used Smoke on the rest of the lower lashline
-I applied Cover Girl Lash Blast Clump Crusher Mascara on the upper lashes & applied Salon Perfect Demi Wispies false eyelashes
-Then I finished the look with Maybelline Lash Discovery Mascara on the bottom lashes
I really love the way this look turned out because I feel like it goes with absolutely any outfit or anything else on the face where lipsticks and blushes are concerned. It didn't take long to do, and the shadows were really easy to blend. I haven't yet experimented much with the double ended pencil in this kit or the brown cream liner, and there are a couple of the shadows I haven't used yet. (That's why I'm not ready to do a review just yet). But I love the way Smoke looks all over the lid and Brunette and Chestnut are wonderful neutrals as well. At first I wasn't sure about smoke because I thought it didn't swatch with much intensity, but on the lids (perhaps on top of my Maybelline Color Tattoo cream in Barely Beige?) it really pops.
Here are a few other components of the look!
I used Essence Sun Club matte bronzer in Sunny to lightly contour the face, then used ELF Studio blush in Blushing Rose on the cheeks (LOVE this color- however it looks more pink in this pic than in person). And on my lips I used my Revlon Lip Butter in Cherry Tart.
- This was my look today as I met the morning show crew for breakfast! It was my first time getting together with the whole group again since my last day and going away party a couple of weeks ago.
- On the way I was thinking, it seems like such a long time since I've seen them! But then when everybody got there, it was like I had never been gone. That tends to be what happens with good friends! :)
- New video coming tomorrow! It's a review/tutorial and I'm so excited to share it with you :)
- Man, I must be so focused as I write this! The UPS man just rang the doorbell and I nearly fell off my chair!