This isn't the first one on the blogosphere, but I thought I could share my two cents too.
So here it is, Sigma's Flare eyeshadow palette:
|It clearly says 'Hare' doesn't it?|
|It certainly doesn't say 'Flare' O_o|
As a Sigma affiliate I got to choose of of the palettes, and I went wit Flare, because it looked like it would fit me the best.
Bare is kinda Sigma's version of UD Naked (all neutral colors), and Dare is filled with warm browns, reds and yellows:
(Bare & Dare photos from Sigma's website)
Flare has both bold and neutral colors:
It also holds a handy brush, E55&E40 combo, other end for applying color to the lid, other for blending:
Brush is trusted Sigma, nice quality, useful, quite sturdy.
First Crush and Oversee:
Crush is actually quite nice brown color, with weird (but cool!) green vibe on it.
Oversee is turquoise with a hint of golden undertone.
Define looks like pale green, but it's actually so light that it could be used as a highlighter, and it wouldn't really even look green at all.
Publicize is beautiful peachy color with something like satin finish, not really shimmery but also not matte.
Gossip isn't really purple nor brown, somewhere in between them.
Allure is the HUGE disappointment of this palette.In the pan it looks spectacular vibrant purple, but when swatched, it's a bit transparent, quite pale violet. (dupe of this would be Ben Nye's Cosmic Violet)
Beware is basicly another highlight color, pale pink with slight duochrome, similar to MAC Seedy Pearl.
Reviewing this palette is bit hard, because I'm not over excited about this.
I'm not saying that the palette is BAD. I just don't like it much. I'm really not excited about the colors, nor the pigmentation (which isn't bad, but not super either).
I think the price is a bit high compared to the quality too.
Sure this is (these are?) easy to take along when going somewhere, if you don't need bright and bold colors with you, and they have the brush with them, which is a big bonus.
Where to get: Sigma's website
How much: $35
Color options: Bare, Dare, Flare