It seems I just can't get enough of blogging at the moment. I'm sure it's because it's all brand new to me at the minute but have no fear it will soon die down and I won't bombard you with post after post!
Tonight I present you with a review of my Sigma brushes. I bought them when the US sigma site was having free international shipping for Black Friday. It took forever and a day to come but considering it's free I for one won't be complaining.
Sigma brushes are hard to come by in the UK but websites such as http://www.love-makeup.co.uk/ and http://www.cocktailcosmetics.co.uk have most of the Sigma range online although costing more than they would from the Sigma website directly.
|I ordered 5 brushes. As you can see I keep them stored in brush guards so they maintain the shape.|
Round top synthetic kabuki - F82
Sigma angled top synthetic kabuki - F84
This brush can also be used for foundation as it slots into all the little areas such as around the nose. However I use this for blush. I find that it can apply quite heavy handedly due to its density but as I already have a few foundation brushes I have no other use for this.
Blending brush - e40
Blending brush - e25
I have quite a few shadow blending brushes but this one was classed as a dupe for the MAC 217. Again this is a brush that sheds quite a bit and isn't the softest one I own but it does the job.
Small eye liner brush - E10
This brush is perfect to do a thin line with my gel liner. I prefer this to using the angled liner brushes and it's easier to use in my opinion although as it's smaller it takes longer to do a winged look (especially if you're a noob like me)
- I think the first 2 synthetic brushes are dense and good quality.
- The 2 blending brushes shed and aren't the softest I own but they do the job.
- The liner brush is very different from others I've seen (it looks similar to the Louise Young liner brush) and it makes applying gel liner much easier.
When I bought these there were not many inexpensive brush alternatives. However, since then Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman has launched in Boots and I've heard nothing but rave reviews from everyone and their dog (insert cat, grandma, whatever tickles your pickle) . I've been tempted to give them a go but considering I barely use the brushes I have I really should stop myself and have been successful in keeping away.
I'm hoping to do a blog post on another set of brushes I got from the MAC Tartan collection so keep an eye out for that if you're interested.
Till next time...Toodles! :)