Hey crew! Today I am talking about the Best Of Sigma Brush Set by Sigma. You might be shocked when I say what I am about to say... this is officially my first ever Sigma brush set ever! Yep, that's right, I never gave into the Sigma hype when Sigma brushes were the the coolest brush sets to buy, and to be perfectly honest I am a little disappointed that I didn't get into Sigma sooner! The reason why this post is on the top of my blog posts to write list is because I am definitely going to feature these in my January favourites video/post and I wanted to let you guys know more about them before I do!
This pack retails for AU$125.95 from RY.com.au (with free shipping on orders over $99) and you get seven brushes in the set (average $18 per brush). I decided to pick up this pack because it not only contains the "best" of Sigma, but all of the brushes look very practical and there isn't one brush that would just sit in a drawer gathering dust. My pet peeve with buying brush sets is that there are always brushes you wont use, so this brush set is a breath of fresh air and I will definitely be picking up a second set in the future! This set also contains a good selection of face brushes and eye brushes so if you are new to the Sigma line then this is a good starter pack.
This kit contains (information taken from RY.com.au):
80 – Flat Kabuki
The F80 Flat Kabuki features a flat top brush head with very soft and dense fibers. Made with exclusive Sigmax fibers, this brush provides a flawless, high definition finish with liquid or cream foundation without any absorption of product.
P88 – Precision Flat Angled
The P88 Flat Angled Precision features a small, dense and flat angled brush head. Made with exclusive Sigmax fibers, this brush was designed to mimic your fingertips and is great for applying concealer perfectly under the eyes and around the nose without any absorption of product.
F64 – Soft Blend Concealer
The F64 Soft Blend Concealer Brush features a large, soft brush head. This brush was designed to be used with cream or liquid products to conceal large areas of the face such as the cheeks and forehead.
E57 – Firm Shader
The E57 Firm Shader Brush features soft, yet firm fibers with a short, flat brush head. Can be used with powder or cream products to apply controlled, intense pigmentation to the lids.
E38 – Diffused Crease
The E38 Diffused Crease Brush features a round-domed, soft brush head. Best used with powder products to apply color to the crease and soften eye color on the lids providing firm control.
E34 – Domed Utility
The E34 Domed Utility Brush features a dense, domed brush head great for intense shading in the crease or outer corner of the eye for high color payoff.
E21 – Smudge
The E21 Smudge Brush features a very small, round and dense brush head. Best used with powder or cream products to smudge out pencil eye liner on the lower lash line or add eye shadow to the lash line for a controlled smoky, softening effect.I am very impressed with the quality of these brushes, the fibers are very soft and don't shed and the handles feel very sturdy and well constructed. My favourite brushes in the set are the Flat Kabuki brush, the Soft Blend Concealer brush and the Diffused Crease brush. Normally I prefer to apply my foundation with a sponge because brushes tend to leave streaks and are too much work... however this is definitely not the case for the Flat Kabuki brush which is very soft and very dense and gives a really smooth and perfected finish (I have been reaching for it over a sponge, which never happens!). I also love the Soft Blend Concealer brush, but instead of using it for concealer (I personally think its too large and soft to apply concealer), I love using it to carve out a precise contour, to apply highlighter or to apply setting powder. It is a very handy versatile brush and I don't have anything else like it in my collection. Lastly I love the Diffuses Crease brush because it is great for blending out an eye look or deepening a crease and it can be difficult finding affordable brushes that have the same great shape. The other brushes in the set work fantastically too!
If you have been like me and have hesitated buying Sigma brushes, definitely check them out because they make makeup application so much more simple. You can buy them in various packs or individually from RY.com.au - but I recommend buying them in a pack because they are better value.
Do you love Sigma brushes? What is your favourite one?
Note: this product was given to me as a press sample. My review is 100% my own opinion