Friday, April 28, 2017

Review + Swatches: Sigma Beauty Loose Shimmer & Glitter

Sigma Beauty Loose Shimmer  Glitter Review Bewitch Ethereal Ravishing Felicity Zeal 1

Let’s start the weekend with something sparkly!

Today I’m sharing my thoughts on the new Loose Shimmer and Loose Glitter products from Sigma Beauty.

Loose Shimmer and Loose Glitter are powder products that work as an eyeshadow, a facial highlight, or an extra pop of sheen when mixed with a lipgloss. When used minimally, these products provide a subtle, shimmery finish, and when worn full strength, they give a foil-like appearance. The shimmer is dimensional and loose to create an ethereal effect. There are currently six shades of Loose Glitter and fourteen shades of Loose Shimmer. I was lucky enough to try three Loose Shimmer products in shades of bronze, pink, and champagne, and two Loose Glitter products in iridescent shades that look white in the pan but reflect pinks and purples on the skin. It’s also important to note that these products are free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and casein.

Read on for my review and to see swatches of these beautiful pigments.

All Loose Shimmer and Loose Glitter products come in matte black packaging with holographic writing.

Sigma Beauty Loose Shimmer  Glitter Review

Here’s a first look at all the shades, clockwise from top left: Felicity, Bewitch, Ravishing, Ethereal, and Zeal.

Sigma Beauty Loose Shimmer  Glitter Review Bewitch Ethereal Ravishing Felicity Zeal 2

Loose Shimmer

Felicity* (a light pink shimmer with lavender undertones) - This shade looks more purple in person. The shimmer is extremely fine with no visible chunks of glitter. It has a pearly sheen that gives the skin a radiant glow. I love this colour as an allover lid shade, a cheek highlight, a glowy blush, or even mixed with a clear lipgloss. I’m not one for too much pink, but I really can’t get enough of this shade. I think the lavender undertones make it more wearable than a true pink.

Sigma Beauty Loose Shimmer  Glitter Review Felicity

Ravishing* (a nude champagne shimmer) - This is one of those versatile shades that works well for creating an allover radiance on the face and eyelids. It’s very close to my natural skin tone, so it gives me a diffused glow with the illusion that I’m not wearing makeup. It’s perfect for brightening the eye area and giving the complexion a healthy highlight.

Sigma Beauty Loose Shimmer  Glitter Review Ravishing

Zeal* (a warm brown with a green duochrome overlay) - This is a very interesting colour. From a distance, it looks like a light, warm brown, but when the light catches it, a beautiful green duochrome layer emerges. Like Felicity, this one has more of a pearly finish without any obvious chunks of shimmer or glitter. It has a very smooth texture that is easy to apply and blend. I like using it as a crease colour or mixed with clear lipgloss for a natural yet dimensional lip colour. If you are looking for a unique shade unlike what’s already in your collection, Zeal may be a good one to try.

Sigma Beauty Loose Shimmer  Glitter Review Zeal

Loose Glitter

Bewitch* (an iridescent glitter with pink reflects) - Although it appears white in the pot, this shade shows its strong pink reflects when applied to the skin. I have always loved chameleon-like colours like this for their element of surprise and unique glow. In terms of this formula, I find that the glitter sticks very well to the skin and does not feel gritty. It gives a sheer wash of glitter when applied dry and a foil-like effect when applied wet. This is a great shade to use in the inner corners of the eyes to make them pop.

Sigma Beauty Loose Shimmer  Glitter Review Bewitch

Ethereal* (an iridescent glitter with pink and purple reflects) - Like Bewitch, Ethereal appears white in the pot until applied to the skin when its true reflects of colour emerge. Whereas Bewitch contains strong pink reflects, Ethereal includes a mix of pink and purple reflects with a finer glitter than Bewitch. In my opinion, this one is closer to a shimmer than a glitter and can work as an allover lid colour or a highlight for the inner corners of the eyes, the brow bone, the cheekbones, or the cupid’s bow. If you are looking for a more intense iridescent glitter, Bewitch is a great option, but if you want the beautiful iridescence with a more subtle glitter, you may prefer Ethereal.

Sigma Beauty Loose Shimmer  Glitter Review Ethereal

Here are dry swatches of the colours from left to right with flash and then without flash: Felicity, Bewitch, Ravishing, Ethereal, and Zeal.

Sigma Beauty Loose Shimmer  Glitter Review Bewitch Ethereal Ravishing Felicity Zeal 4

Sigma Beauty Loose Shimmer  Glitter Review Bewitch Ethereal Ravishing Felicity Zeal 3

I’ve been applying these glitter and shimmer powders with the Highlight Expert Brush Set. Click HERE to see my review of it.

Sigma Beauty Highlight Expert Brush Set Review 4

Overall, I’m very impressed with the Sigma Loose Shimmer and Loose Glitter products. They come in a range of colours and finishes to add a beautiful radiance to the face, eyes, and lips. They’re very versatile since they can be applied dry, wet, or mixed with lipgloss to give a strong or subtle effect depending on the look you’re going for. For me, some of the standout colours are Felicity, Ravishing, and Ethereal. I love how they give me a natural glow with pink and champagne iridescence. I highly recommend these products for anyone looking to add a bit of shimmer or glitter to their makeup collection.

Which shade is your favourite from the collection?

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