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Tammy Tanuka: Sigil Inspired loose shadows.

I found the Sigil Inspired brand through Instagram and Tammy Tanuka’s Instagram feed is a delight for the eyes. She displays her shadows with swatches that coat her whole fingers and the most glorious eye looks. She also selects images and uses them to inspire a colour palette of her shadows – her feed is a joy.

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When I went to her website sigil.me I was overwhelmed with the sheer number of shadows she has available to buy – 500 plus! Selecting the ones I would buy turned into a major project.  The site is in Russian with an option to change the language to English.  Despite this I found there was still a lot in Russian but it was possible to navigate regardless.  You can select the size of the eyeshadow and I purchased all mine in the ‘sample sized’ pots but this is still plenty of product and I would certainly recommend this before committing to a full size.  She has the option of PayPal and shipping was surprisingly fast.

When my purchases arrived I was not disappointed.  They were really beautifully packaged and the little pots themselves are quite beautiful.  But the shadows…. you guys.  SO.  BEAUTIFUL.

Sigil Inspired offers lots of duochrome shadows, shimmers, more glittery shadows, mattes as well as a collection of multichromes they call chromatics.  For my first order I chose shimmers and duochromes but I look forward to ordering some of their multichromes soon.  These shadows are really dynamic and beautiful on the lid.  They truely are special and I always get compliments when I wear these. 

In terms of use these shadows definitely work best on a glitter glue.  As loose shadows they don’t contain much binder so they really don’t stick to the skin well on their own.  I have tried these by spraying my brush too but honestly if you want these to pop in all their glory use a glitter glue.  I use the glitter glue from Revolution Beauty and found it works well and these shadows remain bright, metallic and last all day without fallout.  I always do my base first and found if I tapped these onto the glitter glue I really didn’t have an issue with fallout full stop but you may prefer to do eyes first.

These shadows are really reasonably priced and I love the shadows I selected.  For me, I think selecting standout, special lid shades is the best option as I tend not to reach for loose shadows on the daily but it really isn’t much bother to do the eye look and then tap on a spectacular pigment as a final step.

Overall, I love these.  If you are looking for a cruelty free, indie brand Sigil Inspired is definitely worth checking out.   Be warned though, the website is a world of temptation to makeup lovers so click at your own risk.

have a great day!