Why did I bother getting these?
Why did I wait so long to get these brushes!! I’ve been reading really good reviews about Sigma Brushes but I had never tried one, so I decided I’d waited long enough. I’ve been having to replace my MAC 187 for a while because it’s not performing as it used to. So, it was a perfect time to try them!
Where can you get this?
You can get these Sigma Brushes from their website at Sigmabeauty.com
What did I find in the package?
You get a really pretty organza bag with the 3 brushes inside. Each brush is individually wrapped. The handles are black wood (shiny!) and on each of them you’ll find a description of the brush and it’s number (for example, F80). The handles measure 6.5″ from the ferrule until the end. All the ones I had measure 14″ total. They feel light but not cheap, very good quality.
Brushes Uses and Performance
The Synthetic Face Kit contains three face brushes that are really good for high definition makeup. The brushes in this collection feature synthetic filament, supposedly made so that you can apply powder and liquid products without the fibers actually absorbing it. So far, my experience has been great. They feel very soft and allow for very precise use of the different products I’ve tried, and are fairly easy to wash since they don’t seem to absorb the products.
What is the Verdict?
There’s no question these are excellent brushes. I’m usually skeptical when I see a lot of 5 star reviews like I see on their website, so I really took my time to try them myself. They help me apply most products easily, are well built and of good quality, and they’re affordable!! I have been able to try several different makeup brushes (Hakuhodo, MAC, EvePearl, Lancome, Glamcor) and I can tell you these go hand in hand with the high end brands. Reading the marketing you may think the Sigmax high definition filaments are a gimmicky and just a marketing stragety (that’s what I originally thought). After using them though, I’ve realized applying my foundation and cream blushes is a breeze with these. I can’t say enough good things about them. They haven’t bled (no color shedding) and they haven’t shed bristles.
They take overnight to completely dry but I’m not using Sigma’s Dry’n Shape. They claim the brushes get dry in 4 to 6 hours but I haven’t tried that yet.
Sigma even through a freebie in the bag. The Sigma Blending Brush – E25. I call it the universal brush because it is so versarile. If you are familiar with MAC brushes this E25 would be the MAC 217 equivalent. And after having 2 MAC 217′s I can tell you this E25 Blending Brush is equal in quality and shape. They are twins. I’m so glad they sent me this for free! Now I know if I need to replace my MAC 217 I can consider the Sigma E25.
Hope you enjoyed the review!
Review created for you on September 10th, 2011 by Namaste Beauty