When Sigma contacted me awhile back, asking me to try out their brushes, I was pretty excited. Why? Because I’ve heard they were just as good as MAC’s, you know, minus the hefty price tag. (Also, a really amazing makeup artist I assisted told me she loves their brushes, too.)
This particular brush set is GBP99, which is still a bit expensive but then when you think about how you’re getting a full set of 12 brushes and a case for all of them (and brushes are meant to last 10 years, minimum), I’d say it’s a good investment price.
It’s a full package, and then some. Sigma includes a handy booklet to explain all if some are new to you. Take it away, Sigma…
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Duo Fibre – F50: Specially designed to generate an ‘airbrushed’ finish when used to apply liquid foundation. It can also be used to apply blush, highlight shades and loose pigments. Blend of synthetic and natural bristles.
Large powder Brush – F30: Very dense with a rounded top. Ideal to apply powder products for face and body. Natural bristles.
Large Angled Contour – F40: The angled shape makes this brush ideal to apply blush or contour shades. Natural bristles.
Foundation Brush – F60: Can be used to apply liquid or cream foundation. it is also recommended to apply moisturizers and conceal large areas. Synthetic bristles.
Medium Angled Shading – E70: Angled, tapered, flat top. Ideal to apply highlight shades underneath the eyebrow and on the inner corners. It can also be used for a precise application of darker shades on the crease area. Natural bristles.
Concealer – F70: The rounded, tapered, flat shape makes this brush ideal to conceal under the eye area. It is also recommended for a precise application to small areas. Synthetic bristles.
Small Angle – E65: Essential for the application of gel or cream eyeliner on the upper and lower lash line. This brush is also excellent for filling out the eyebrows. Synthetic bristles.
Pencil – E30: Precise application of the color on the crease, outer corner, and upper and lower lash line. Also ideal to smudge out pencil liner. Natural bristles.
Eye Liner – E05: An extra-fine tipped synthetic fibre brush that delivers a precise, form, even stroke to line the eyes. Synthetic bristles.
Tapered Blending – E40: Rounded and tapered top. Specially designed to apply and blend color to the crease. Natural bristles.
Large Shader – E60: Flat shape is ideal for application of cream formulas and eye shadow primers. It also works great with loose eye shadows or pigments. Can be used to apply color all over the lid or precisely on the lash line. Natural bristles.
Eye Shading – E55: Soft and dense with a rounded finish. Can be used to apply pressed or loose eye shadows and pigments. Ideal to build intense color on the eyelid. Natural bristles.
Overall, I like ’em! A lot. The bristles are all soft and easy to use – very good to blend, and “stiff” enough for control. The case too is so handy, especially for travel. Definitely worth it for their affordable price. You can get them on Amazon.com.