Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share a few swatches of an eyeshadow palette that recently came out by Sigma Beauty, the Creme de Couture palette. The first thing I did when I opened this up was squeal at how cute it was! The macaron-inspired theme really shines through both in packaging and in the included eyeshadow shades.
Here are 16 bright-pastel mattes in candy-colored shades ranging from baby pink to deep eggplant to grass green. Each shadow corresponds to a sweet macaron flavor such as "blueberry cream" or "ginger pumpkin". I don't have any all-matte pastels like this in my collection so I was really excited to see if the pigmentation and performance was as nice as the initial presentation.
Redberry Rose / Apricot Flower / Passion Fruit / Cherry Blossom
Meyer Lemon / Ginger Pumpkin / Cafe au Lait / Blueberry Cream
Violet Whip / Lavender Honey / Cassis / Elderberry
Blue Chocolat / Almond Pear / Creme de Menthe / Citron Pistachio
In the swatches you can see that a lot of these shades are nice and vibrant on my skintone, save for the peachier-pink shades on the top row. Cherry Blossom in particular needed a few swipes to get a shade that would show up here. Some of the colors were really beautiful in person like Blueberry Cream and the entire blue-green lineup in the bottom row. Too pretty!
With this being a matte palette I automatically expected a couple shades to be patchy and while I wouldn't say it was patchy, it was not as buttery as Urban Decay mattes and some of them need to be built up for intensity. Also, I wanted to note that the redder and purple shades do leave a pink stain on the skin after swatching so I highly recommend using a base like NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk. This will create a barrier between the skin and shadow and also to really make the shades pop.
Overall, I think Creme de Couture is a super fun palette to have if you are a big fan of bright shadows. I can especially see a lot of great fairy-inspired Halloween looks since it's not everyday you come across a palette so generous in opaque pastels. If interested, you can pick up this palette from sigmabeauty.com for $32. You can also receive 10% off your Sigma purchase using code FALL2013 through the month of October.
Readers, will you be picking up the Creme de Couture palette? Are you a fan of matte or shimmer shadows? Let me know in the comments!
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