Global Focus July

Meet two lovely affiliates from Hungary! Recently, Hungary’s cosmetic industry has started booming within the last few years. Make sure to check out this month’s new Global Focus addition including all NEW affiliate banners in Hungarian!

We’ve asked these these wonderful affiliates to create their favorite makeup look and describe their makeup inspirations. Check out their beautiful looks and answers below!


Meet Via: Via is the author of Urban:Eve, the leading independent Hungarian lifestyle blog that helps women balance home, career and self-improvement. She provides thousands of women with actionable strategies to live an authentic life while also taking the time to find beauty in mundane things every day.

Az Urban:Eve független életmódblog szerzőjeként nőknek segítek megtalálni az egyensúlyt az otthon, a karrier és az önfejlesztés között. Napi több ezer olvasó kezébe adok gyakorlati útmutatókat ahhoz, hogy autentikusan élhessék az életüket, és az egyszerű dolgokban is megtalálhassák a boldogságot.

Via Farkas: This is a quick everyday look I do when I need to add definition to my eyes. It can be easily enhanced to create a night look with a darker liner along the lashes. I’m inspired by the freedom to express myself through make-up, whether it’s bare, natural, a pop of colour or an all-in smokey eye — depending on what my mood is. :)

Ez egy hétköznapi, gyors smink, amelyhez színes szemhéjalapot használtam. Natúr, matt színeket satíroztam a szemhéjra, a belső szemzugba pedig egy fényesebb árnyalat került, így sokkal kipihentebbnek tűnök. Azt szeretem a sminkelésben, hogy hangulatomtól függően kifejezhetem magam — legyen szó színes vagy natúr sminkről, teljes sminkmentességről vagy egy durva, füstös szemről. 

Sigma products used:

Connect with Via:
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Aff_Headshots_7-17_HungaryGlobalFocus_PinkCandyPopBlog(1)Meet Anita: My name is Anita – redhead, loudmouth and 24 years old. I’ve been blogging about beauty and makeup for 3 years now, which is my ultimate passion since I was a kid. At day, I’m working as a marketing manager, but at night, my goal is to build a new chapter of my life to express my art. I also want to be a makeup artist.

 Sziasztok! Anita vagyok, vörös hajú, nagyszájú és 24 éves. 3 éve blogolok szépségápolásról és sminkelésről, ami már gyerekként is megbabonázott. Napközben marketing menedzserként dolgozom, éjszaka pedig életem egy új szakaszán dolgozom, melyben kifejezhetem a művészetem. Sminkes (is) szeretnék lenni.

Anita: In this look I used the Sigma Resort Palette. For the foundation, the Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki brush helped me achieve a flawless finish. This look was inspired by the South American rainforests, so I tried to mix and match the colours accordingly. I used Muse and Topaz as a base, then this beautiful electric blue, Neela was used in the inner corner, and the light green Midori in the outer corner. On the lower lash line, the mix of Moonbeam, Papaya and Topaz was used to enhance my eyes and my cheeks was wrapped in this silky blush, Heavenly.

Ennél a sminknél a Sigma Resort palettáját használtam fel teljes egészében. Az alapozásnál a Sigma F80-as Flat Kabukija segített abban, hogy tökéletesen egyenletes végeredményt érjek el. Ezt a look-ot a dél-amerikai esőerdők inspirálták, így próbáltam ehhez mérten keverni a színeket is.  Alapként a Muse és a Topaz árnyalatokat használtam, majd ezt követően a vibráló kéket, Neelát használtam a belső szemzugban és a világoszöld Midorit a külsőben. Az alsó szempillatőnél a Moonbeam, Papaya és Topaz keverékét vetettem be, hogy kiemelje a szemem, ezután pedig az orcáimat a selymes Heavenly pirosítóval vontam be.

Sigma: What is your makeup inspiration?
Anita: First and foremost, my number one place for inspiration is Instagram. This is the platform where I can freely follow every amazing and truly talented makeup artist, and also find new ones. Whether they’re self-taught, or professional, their looks inspired me many times, that’s how they taught me more and more tricks about makeup. Following fellow bloggers’ or MUAs’ work is essential and Instagram is the best way to do so.

Nálam smink inspiráció szempontjából az Instagram áll az első helyen. Ez az a platform, ahol az összes eszméletlenül tehetséges sminkest szabadon követhetem és ahol a régiek mellett újakra is lelhetek. Akár az illető autodidakta módon tanulta meg a sminkelés alapjait, akár egy profiról van szó, az általuk kreált sminkek rengetegszer inspirálóan hatottak rám, így tanítottak meg újabb és újabb sminktrükkökre. Más bloggerek vagy sminkesek munkájának a nyomon követése szerintem egy alapvetően fontos dolog,és az Instagram a legjobb hely erre

Connect with Anita:
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Global Focus May

We are excited to announce this month’s Global Focus feature: the Netherlands! The Netherlands is an expanding e-commerce market with potential to reach $12 billion USD in 2015! Make sure to check affiliate strategies in Dutch here to take advantage of this opportunity!

In addition, we’ve asked a lovely Dutch affiliate to answer a few questions about her favorite Sigma products and about popular beauty trends in the Netherlands. Check out her answers below!

Loepsie_HeadshotAbout Lucy Loepsie: I’m a beauty guru that offers an alternative approach to beauty. I teach women how to feel beautiful and look amazing in a natural way!

Ik ben een beauty guru die een alternatieve kijk op schoonheid biedt. Ik leer vrouwen hoe ze zich mooi kunnen voelen en er prachtig uit kunnen zien op een natuurlijke manier!

Sigma: How is beauty unique to you, your culture and your everyday routine? Wat is uniek aan schoonheid voor jou, in jouw cultuur en in jouw alledaags leven?

Lucy: Dutch girls like to keep it simple. There’s a saying in Dutch that goes: just act normal, that’s crazy enough. It captures the Dutch spirit and their view on beauty; less is more. A little mascara and lip gloss cuts it for most girls. I like to take it a step further for girls that love makeup and want to try a bit more, but don’t want to cake on infinite layers. The girl’s own face and unique features are the center of attention!

Nederlandse meisjes houden het simpel. Er is een Nederlands gezegde: doe maar gewoon, dan doe je al gek genoeg. Dit vat de Nederlandse mentaliteit samen, en ook de kijk op schoonheid. Less is more. Een beetje mascara en lipgloss is voor veel meiden genoeg. Ik ga graag een stapje verder voor hen die van make-up houden en wat meer willen proberen, maar geen oneindige lagen op willen smeren. Het eigen gezicht van het meisje en haar unieke kenmerken staan in het middelpunt.

Sigma: What is a current popular makeup trend in your country? Wat is op dit moment een populaire make-up trend in jouw land?

Lucy: I see more and more women wearing bright lipstick. I love that trend, especially around this time of year! It provides a fun, quick and easy pop of colour.

Ik zie steeds meer vrouwen met felle lippenstift op. Ik vind dat geweldig, vooral rond deze tijd van het jaar! Het geeft een leuk, snel en makkelijk kleuraccent.

Sigma: What is one Sigma product you cannot live without? Zonder welk Sigma produkt kan je niet leven?

Lucy:  Ever since I got the Bare palette, not a day has gone by when I haven’t touched it. It has every colour I need for everyday looks, evening looks, to fill in my eyebrows, to highlight… Everything! Paired with the Sigma Precision Eye Kit, my eye makeup is sorted.

Sinds ik het Bare palet heb is er geen dag voorbij gegaan dat ik hem niet gepakt heb. Het heeft alle kleuren die ik nodig heb voor dagelijkse make-up, avond make-up, om mijn wenkbrauwen in te vullen, om te highlighten… Alles! In combinatie met de Sigma Precision Eye Kit is mijn oog make-up helemaal geregeld.

Check out Lucy’s videos:

Connect with Lucy:
YouTube Channel
Twitter | @Loepsie
Instagram | @Loepsies


April Global Focus

SouthAmerica_WhiteThis month, we are excited to add South America to Global Focus! We have added affiliate strategies and new banners in Spanish for affiliates from South America. Check out the new section here!

Along with the new additions to Global Focus, we are featuring affiliates from South America! These ladies represent Peru and Chile! We asked these beautiful ladies to share their favorite makeup look along with a few Q+A’s. Keep reading to check out their lovely looks!

WhattheChicKaty from WhatTheChic

Name of the Look: Allure Rosé

This is a romantic summer makeup you won’t want to cover with your sunglasses. What I love about this sweet yet fierce look is that the double wing eyeliner gives it the perfect touch to stand out wherever you go.

Este es un maquillaje romántico y veraniego que no querrás cubrir con tus lentes de sol. Lo que me encanta de este dulce pero feroz look es que el delineado de doble colita le da el toque perfecto para sobresalir a donde sea que vayas. 

Sigma products used: Enlight Collection and the Make Me Blush Essential Kit

Sigma: How is beauty unique to you, your culture and your everyday routine? ¿De qué forma la belleza es única para ti, tu cultura y tu rutina diaria?

Katy: I think every person carries their own kind of beauty inside. In my culture, people think “beauty” is synonym of “perfection”. However, real beauty is about being one of a kind, taking all those flaws and making them a part of your uniqueness. This is why my everyday makeup routine is beyond simple: concealer to hide dark circles, lip balm, cream blush so I don’t look too pale and some mascara to open up my eyes.

En mi opinión, cada persona lleva por dentro un tipo de belleza incomparable. En mi cultura las personas creen que “belleza” es un sinónimo de “perfección”. Sin embargo, ser hermoso significa ser diferente de los demás, tomar todos esos defectos y hacerlos parte de la identidad que nos hace únicos y especiales. Por este motivo mi rutina de belleza va más allá de la simpleza: Corrector para cubrir ojeras, bálsamo de labios, rubor en crema para no lucir muy pálida y un poco de máscara de pestañas para abrir mi mirada.

Connect with Katy:

YouTube | WhatTheChic
Instagram | @WhatTheChic
Twitter | @KatyTheChic

ClaudiaPiaaChic1 Claudia from ClaudipiaaChic

Name of the Look: Intense Glamour

I love this look because it makes your eyes intensified. This makes a vibrant and glamorous look for a big occasion.

Este look me encanta ya que hace intensificar tus ojos, esto hace una mirada vibrante y glamourosa para una gran ocación.

Sigma products used: 

For eyes:
Eye Shading – E55: To apply the color
Pencil – E30: To apply color on the lower lid and improve the details of look
Eye Liner – E05: To outline the eye to look clean
Medium Angled Shading – E70: To apply and blend color on the brow bone
Blending – E25: To blend and mix colors

For face:
Flat kabuki – F80
Large Powder – F30
Large Angled Contour – F40

Sigma: What is your go-to makeup look? Cual es tu rutina de maquillaje para salir?

Claudia: My go-to makeup look is something simple, for my eyes I like to apply a brown eye shadow color in the crease with the Blending – E25 brush then line my upper lid with the Eye liner – E05 brush and apply mascara. For my face,  I like to apply concealer on my dark circles areas and blend with the F80 Flat Kabuki brush. Then I apply loose powder to set the makeup with the Large powder – F30 brush and finally, I apply blush and bronzer with a the Large Angled Contour – F40 brush.

Mi maquillaje de rutina para salir es algo simple, en mis ojos me gusta marcar mi cuenca con un tono marrón y con la brocha “Blending – E25”, luego delinear mi párpado superior con el pincel “Eyeliner – E05” y aplicar mascara, para el rostro me gusta aplicar corrector en el área de las ojeras y difuminar con la “Kabuki F80”, luego aplicar polvos sueltos para sellar el maquillaje con la brocha “Large Powder – F30”, y para finalizar aplico rubor y bronzer con la brocha “Large Angled Contour – F40

 Connect with Claudia:

YouTube | ClaudipiaaChic

Instagram | @ClaudipiaChic

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Affiliate Feature – United Kingdom

UnitedkingdomThis month’s affiliate feature brings us to the United Kingdom, an area with a huge beauty market and online shopping network. Researchers report that the beauty industry in the UK is valued at over 15 billion Euros and it continues to expand. Another benefit for affiliates living in the UK: online shopping is projected to increase by 11% each year, reaching a value of 221 billion Euros within the next 3 years.

Today we are going to introduce you to three Sigma affiliates from the UK. We asked them to choose one of their favorite makeup looks to share with all of you! Meet Liz, Joy and Nathan below!

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