Hey guys, another post for you all today talking about Sigma. I know I'm probably the last person to jump on board of the Sigma train but I was just never really interested until their Thanksgiving/Black Friday sale came along and it was free shipping worldwide. I decided to purchase it since it meant 12-13 dollars off my order and if any of you knew about the sale, you would know what I mean when I said it was impossible trying to get onto the website the WHOLE day. The site was flooded and it was only in the 2nd last hour that I decided to try again and got through the checkout page. Alas, 2 weeks later my order arrived on my doorstep in a neat little box and I bounded through the door jumping up and down in excitement. Click on to read more about my favorites and not so favorites.
I know I announced that I got this ages ago but I've been giving the brushes a bit of a hard time, using them almost every day so I could get to see the real potential in them and if I liked them or not. First things first, the initial impression. The kit contains 12 brushes and a two containers to hold all your brushes in, great for travelling or someone who just needs a few cool looking brush holders on their make up desk. All of the eye brushes came with a plastic wrapping and most of the face brushes came with it too with the exception of one I think. I'm not sure why.. The four large face brushes all came with a plastic guard for the actual brush part, which is handy for reshaping after you've cleaned and dried them.
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E05 This is the fine tipped brush for applying eyeliner. It is an good brush, mine splayed a little bit after a few uses but reshaping it with the brush guard will make it apply better. I wish the bristles were a tad more firm and it would be the perfect eyeliner brush.
E30 The pencil brush, fine tipped, not too soft but not too hard, it works well for applying eyeshadow under the eyes and for deepening color in the crease line.
F40 large angled contour brush, I have used this for contouring but I honestly like it more for highlighting and blush. It is a natural bristle brush that is intensely soft and I love love love it. I use this brush daily now.
Overall, the kit is quite good and I am not disappointed at all. This is my first purchase from Sigma so I wasn't expecting too much. I know that thousands of people have reviewed them but I don't like to be swayed so this is all of my own opinion. I will definitely repurchase other things from Sigma as they come out with new brushes. I hope this review helped some of you who are on the line about purchasing anything from Sigma. I know this kit is quite an "old" collection so there are newer products out but it is one of the more professional kits with an array of brushes that have multi-purposes so it is good for beginners who want to explore a bit more with make up.
To view the kit and more: Sigma Beauty