The much celebrated Sigma Brushes are now a part of my collection!
My heart skipped a beat when I got these in the mail. The set includes 5 face brushes and 5 smaller version precision brushes. I got the:
The Face Brushes include:
(Sigma website) Application of liquid or cream products to flat areas of the face such as the forehead and cheeks.
I definitely reach for this when I use my liquid foundation. I always achieve a perfect flawless finish everytime I use this brush. It buffs everything out evenly and my face feels silky to the touch and not cakey at all.
(Sigma website) Blend mineral products onto the skin.
This is my go to mineral foundation brush. The effortlessly smooth finish is the look I always get when using this brush. You can also reach for this brush when using a cream blush and it will blend nicely.
(Sigma website) Buff cream blush or bronzer onto the skin.
Great brush for blending cream blush. The best result I’ve seen so far when it comes to blending cream blushes / bronzers. It gives it that nice and natural flush to your cheeks while giving your contour a soft and seamless blur so you won’t look like you’ve been sculpted harshly.
(Sigma Website) Blends foundation easily onto hard to reach areas of the face. Angle fits all areas of the face seamlessly.
This brush to me, though I think the F80 Flat Kabuki already works magic, is a great brush to have in your collection. Yes, it is easy to use on hard to reach areas of the face and yes, it makes a difference when you use this. I can do away with the F80 alone but with this, it makes all the face base makeup / foundation routine really easy.
(Sigma Website) Apply cream and liquid foundations onto the harder to reach contours of the face.
I mainly use this to press on finishing powder and it actually gets to the areas of my face that is normally hard to reach with a normal brush. Works well and the blending is great.
The Precision Brushes (smaller version of the face brushes) include:
(Sigma Website) Stipple concealer on sun spots, blemishes, and other small imperfections.
I use it exactly on that it says above on the Sigma Website. Best brush I’ve use to cover imperfections and it always gives me the best blended result, not a cakey, patchy look.
(Sigma Website) Apply eye shadow base or primer onto the lid.
Though it is recommended to use when applying shadow base or primer on your eyelids, I use this to blend out concealers used to highlight the high points of my face especially my cheeks, on my cupid’s bow, around my brows and my inner corners.
(Sigma Website) Apply product to areas such as the sides of the nose and the hollows of the cheeks.
I’ve used this brush since I got it numerous times to blend out heavy nose contours for photography and works well with shadows and depth as it shows the balance and evenness of the shading.
(Sigma Website) Exact placement of concealer in harder to reach areas such as around the eyes and nose, chin, and around the mouth.
Like the P82, I also use this in harder to reach areas of my face for concealer as recommended by Sigma on their website.
(Sigma Website) Use for precise application of concealer products anywhere on the face. Works particularly well around the eyes and nose.
Pretty much use this when the other brushes are dirty or I’ve already used them. That’s the good thing about the sigma brushes particularly this set since the brushes are versatile you can use them for whatever it is that you’re comfortable with.
Really very happy with this set and I highly recommend. I know the set is an investment but it is so worth it. First time I’ve ever owned Sigma Brushes and I cannot say anything bad about any of the brushes I’ve owned so far. My face make up has never looked so flawless and the application is easier.
I also cleaned these brushes several times and not one hair shed. I gave the brushes really good scrubbing since each brush has a dense and very compact fibers, I want to make sure that I am getting into the middle part and making it as clean as the outer part. I had a hard time rinsing the bigger brushes as I have to go back and forth a few times to get rid of all the soap in the middle of the brush heads. I did the same cleaning technique and soap mixture (water, Dawn, extra virgin olive oil to condition the fibers, as seen on one of Michelle Phan’s video before, I sometimes use good shampoo mixed with a little bit of conditioner) and sanitized them as I would my other brushes but it took me about 4 to 5 times longer rinsing each (bigger) brushes. I did not find this as a negative thing because I am thinking that maybe if I had the cleaning glove (that Sigma’s selling to deep clean the brushes), the cleaning and rinsing time will be a lot quicker and easier. Maybe in the future, the cleaning glove will be something that I would have to consider buying.
The brushes are from a Sigma Authorized retailer in Canada – Devu Cosmetics. I think dealing with a Canadian company when you’re in Canada is a lot simpler and delivery is faster, also as an authorized retailer, authenticity is guaranteed. Their customer service is great and will definitely recommend this website. They not only sell Sigma Beauty but other brands as well. Feel free to check them out by clicking here. You can buy the brushes individually or in set(s). By clicking the brush names above you will be directed to the Devu Cosmetics websites bringing you to the actual product. Below, you can click the links if you are interested to get just a particular set:
Sigma Synthetic Kabuki 5pc Set – for the face for CAD$103.00. Individuals are CAD$26.00 each.
Sigma Synthetic Precision Kit 5pc Set – for precise application (concentrated on certain areas), retails for CAD$89.00. Individual precision brushes are CAD$23.00 each.
or go all out and buy all ten!
Sigma Synthetic Kabuki Kit 10pc Set – for only CAD$ 180.00.
I have another set of Sigma brushes coming soon so stay tuned for the second part of the review. Until then… <3