Why did I consider getting the Sigma Extravaganza Face Kit 18k Gold Collection Kit?
I had my eye on this collection ever since it came out but I never jumped in to actually buy it. The steep price made me veeeeery hesitant, even though I’ve been so in love with the fan brush since I saw it. This past Christmas, however, my hubby got it for me as a gift! I was so thrilled! I couldn’t believe I had the brushes finally on my hands, like I had won my personal lottery or something, ha ha ha. Now, if you want to hear the funniest part of the story, it’s really about how he got the brushes. He basically went to Sephora and asked for them there!!! I’m guessing it’s the only ‘store’ he knew where to get something makeup related, lol. A lady in the store told him ‘we don’t sell those here’. His answer? ‘Well maybe you should!’ ROFL! I applaud my hubby for the effort, of course. I’m very glad he figured it out!
Where can you get this?
My hubby got the Sigma Extravaganza Face Kit 18k Gold online at SigmaBeauty.com
What do you find in the package?
The Sigma Extravaganza Face Kit 18k Gold includes 4 really cool looking makeup brushes. These brushes have a glossy black handle, 18K gold-plated ferrule and natural bristles.
Time to try it. What did it do for me?
This Sigma Extravaganza Face Kit 18k Gold is definitely luxurious. I love the way they look with the shiny black handles and gold-plated ferrules. I like the shape of the brushes and the way they apply different products. Having said that, since the bristles are light colored these brushes get dirty really easily. Cream products get stuck in those bristles and oh boy it’s a nightmare to clean them if you leave them dirty for a couple of days.
I have noticed some shedding with the Powder Brush. It’s not crazily overwhelming but it has shed. What a disappointment, though! After paying such a high price you would think they would be bullet proof. Unfortunately, they do shed occasionally. Another big disappointment for me is the fact that after using and washing them for a few weeks they are not as soft as used to be. The ends of the bristles have become a bit scratchy. I’ve been now conditioning them to keep them soft, but wasn’t expecting I would so quickly. These are also very big brushes. If you want precision, these are not the perfect brushes for you. However, if you’re looking for flawless blending, they do that amazingly. I just didn’t find anything incredibly special when comparing them to any other Sigma brushes.
- Beautiful, they look very luxurious!
- Very dense
- Flawless blending application
- Very nice case for storage
- Occasional shedding
- Get dirty easily and are sometimes hard to clean
- Not super-duper soft
Brushes in this kit
Fan – F90 This is my love! I use it for countouring, blushing or highlighting. A great multi-tasker!
Blush – F92 Nice shape and size for applying blush.
Kabuki – F94 This is the shortest of the bunch. It’s got a dense and rounded head. To me, it looks like a smaller version of the Sigma Body Brush. It blends ANY product to perfection.
Powder – F95 This is the one I use the least for a couple of reasons. One, it has a humongous head. So basically, if not used for applying powder all over the face, I can’t find another good way to use it. Second, this is the one that I find sheds the most.
Here are some pictures of the Sigma Extravaganza Face Kit 18k Gold:
What is the Verdict?
I’m conflicted with my verdict and can’t give you a definite conclusion. The 4 Sigma Extravaganza Face Kit 18k Gold brushes have strong pros and cons which I outlined above, so the decision to buy them will rely on your personal preference and budget. If you consider the individual price per brush is about $50 dollars, I don’t really think they’re worth that much since I didn’t find anything more special compared to their previous brushes. They do have the gold-plated ferrule, which looks very cool (but doesn’t really add any function to the brush). For $50 per brush you could probably find what I think are top of the line, amazing Hakuhodo brushes (I’m talking about my Rolls Royce of all brushes). Alternatively, for half the price of this kit you could get a Sigma complete kit of brushes including face and eye brushes.
I really like them, but it’s impossible for me to recommend them compared to the other high end brushes out there. I’m curious of what you think, so if you’ve bought these, what is your experience? Let me know in the comments below! Thank you for reading my review.