Tuesday, May 7, 2013

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Sigma Brush Haul -- Brutally Honest Review

I have been putting off purchasing Sigma brushes. I just got the impression that they were a poor substitute for MAC brushes and I don't like copy-cat companies. Today I'm writing an HONEST review. I don't have affiliate links, coupon codes, and I'm not sponsored by Sigma.

Whew! Now that I have that out there, lets get started! Please click the pictures to enlarge!


Left to Right: F10, F80, E40, E34, E65






 
 Sigma F80 - Flat Top Kabuki Brush
 
I rarely say this -- but this brush has completely changed the way I do my makeup. I hardly ever wore liquid foundation because I hated the way other brushes applied it and it took forever... until I found this brush. It is hands down the best foundation brush I have ever used by any brand. Not only does it leave a flawless finish, but it does it in half the time. The synthetic bristles are so soft and they don't eat up all your product like a lot of stippling brushes do. This brush also helps to give a fuller coverage. I have washed it three times in the last week that I've had it and I haven't noticed any shedding. It does take quite a while to dry because the bristles are so densely packed. Regular exfoliation is a must! Buffing brushes like the F80 can cause micro-exfoliation -- this will make any dry patches appear flakier. I haven't had any issues, but I have combination oily skin... Ladies with super dry skin may proceed with caution. 
 


Sigma F10 -- Powder/Blush Brush

I use the F10 for blush only. It's not big and fluffy enough to be used as an all over powder brush. I think the F10 is soft and performs its job well. It is similar to the MAC 129. I find that a patting motion works best with this brush. I would repurchase it and I use it daily. I'm not over the moon, but I like it and would recommend.



Sigma E40 -- Blending Brush

I originally purchased this for applying my transition. After washing the E40 around 7-10 times it has completely lost its shape and now I only find it suitable for applying highlighter to my cheek bones. I would NOT repurchase.


Sigma E45 - Tapered Blending Brush

I have been praying that MAC repromotes the 226, but now I could care less if they do... this brush is perfect for detailed crease work. I think it applies eyeshadow beautifully and is great quality for the money. I have washed it twice and it has completely kept its shape. I bought my mom one for Mother's Day :)



Sigma E65 -- Small Angled Brush

Total Disappointment. As you can see in the close-up it is not at a perfect angle... it just levels off. This is my biggest pet peeve when it comes to brushes. I would return it but it's not worth the shipping cost. I'm sure not all Sigma E65's will have this problem, but mine does and I'm pissed. I was going to use this for gel liner but clearly that's not an option. It is also too wide imo to be used for this purpose -- unless you want a thick line.







I don't think all Sigma brushes are created equally, as I've read a lot of bad reviews on certain ones... so if you are planning on purchasing some I would recommend checking out makeupalley or reading other reviews. I plan on getting a couple more and will do another haul post!

You can purchase them at www.sigmabeauty.com


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Do you have any Sigma brushes? How do you feel about them?



9 comments:

  1. I don't have any sigma brushes... Yet.. I'm going to get the f80 for sure!

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  2. I just tried the Essential Kit-Mr. Bunny. Its a must buy and yes they are ultra soft. Love them! Thank you for the details.

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    1. Awesome! I'm thinking about getting the Premium Kit... I think it would be better than buying brushes individually like I've been doing.

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  3. I have been umming and ahhing about getting some sigma brushes for exactly the same worries as I am a MAC girl, but will definitely give the one's you like a go :) thanks for your honest review

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    1. I think if you go into it with realistic expectations you won't be disappointed... they aren't quite MAC brushes, but they are half the price :)

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    2. Well I have put my order in for sigma brushes, and will let you know what my verdict is :)

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    3. Awesome! I'm excited to hear what you think! Which ones did you end up going for?

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  4. I'm scared now... :( I just bought the E65 and I'm just hoping for the best! I also bought the F80, E55 and E35!

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