Sigma has a really amazing 12 piece complete brush kit that I was lucky to have the opportunity to review recently. If you don’t know anything about Sigma, here’s the scoop.
Sigma is a company that makes really good quality brushes as well as some cosmetics from time to time. They have been reviewed countless times on YouTube because they really are good. They aren’t trying to duplicate MAC brushes exactly, rather they are doing their own take on them. Oh and did I mention they are a fraction of the price of a MAC brush also? 🙂
The twelve piece “Complete Kit” comes with 12 face and eye brushes in a nice roll. It comes in either pink or black. I choose pink just because pretty much every other makeup brush I own is black and I wanted something different.
I decided to review the face and eye brushes in different posts otherwise this would be massive. So today we’ve got the face review.
You can tell which brushes are which by their numbering system. The “F” ones stand for face and the “E” ones stand for eyes.
Now I’m no brush expert, but I have been using makeup for a looooong time so I can tell when a brush is really bad or good pretty much right away. Most of my brushes are MAC brand, but I also have some from Laura Mercier, Benefit, Eco Tools and Sonia Kashuk. When comparing these to those, they are right up there at the top.
The brushes all feel very soft and lush. There was no scratchiness or uneven strands. I have been using them for over a month now and haven’t had any breakage or hairs fall out, which I can’t say the same for some of the MAC brushes I have!
The handles feel really nice in my hand they are weighty, but not heavy. The handle is very smooth and easy to grip.
The F30 is a large, dense powder brush with a rounded top. I have been using this one to apply shimmery highlighters on my face and it works great. It doesn’t pick up too much of the product and it feels really nice. I like that it’s so large that just a couple swipes covers my whole face.
The F50 is a large, angled contour brush which can be used for contouring blush or just applying it. I’ll be honest, I haven’t used this one much because I am not a huge fan of large angled brushes. It does feel nice and is a good size, but I prefer rounded tip brushes for applying powder blush. I don’t contour, am waaaaaaay too lazy to deal with that!
F50 (duo fiber)
The F50 is a duo fiber brush meaning the white part (the tip) is synthetic bristles and the black part is natural bristles. These brushes are frequently used for applying liquid foundation, which can give an airbrushed type of finish. You can also use them for various other products such as blush, powder and pigments. I have tried this one with my liquid foundation and didn’t love it for that purpose. Don’t get me wrong, again it’s a really nice brush and feels great. But I am more of a flat brush kind of gal when using a brush to apply foundation, if I’m not using my fingers (which I normally do). I prefer this one for blush or highlighters. This brush isn’t as dense or compact as I would like for liquid foundation. I prefer something with shorter and more dense bristles so I don’t have to work as hard to blend it in.
The F60 is a large, flat tapered foundation brush. It can also be used for concealer on a large area. This is the brush I use when applying liquid foundation and I love it. It’s really soft and dense and applies really nicely. It does leave some very slight streaking at first but after just a minute of working it in it looks great. Of all these face brushes, this is my favorite one.
The F70 is a small rounded, tapered flat brush. This one is perfect for concealer, which is what I use it for. It’s basically the same as the F60, but in smaller form. I never really used a brush for concealing before, I just used my finger, but this really works very well at blending it in.
I am really impressed with these brushes, especially for the price. They are great quality, they look and feel good, and I highly recommend them. If you are just starting to get into makeup and/or brushes I think these would be a really good way to start rather than spending $25.00 per brush and (WAY) up! I love the whole 12 piece collection also; I think it includes pretty much everything you would need and the fact that it rolls up in a protected case is a great added bonus.
I will be reviewing the eye brushes in this set very soon, so stay tuned!
F30 – $16.00
F40 – $14.00
F50 – $16.00
F60 – $14.00
F70 – $9.00
Total price for 12 piece set including roll bag – $99.00
Availability: Sigma Beauty
Have you tried Sigma brushes yet? Which brushes do you currently use?