24 May 2011

Sigma Makeup Brushes Essential Kit

The Sigma Complete Kit with brush roll has been all I've used since last summer so I thought it was time I dedicated a post to it. It's given me a good amount of time to test out the brushes thoroughly and I have nothing but praise for it. The kit includes 12 professional quality makeup brushes for $99, offering a saving of $53 if the brushes were bought separately.

Since the Sigma brushes arrived in my life, I haven't wanted for any others. They're a great alternative for those who don't want to splash out a small fortune on a full set of MAC brushes and offer enough range so you won't need to buy more. The quality of the brushes is amazing. They're incredibly soft, wash well and I've had little experience of shedding (unlike the MAC 109 which is a nightmare to use for all the hairs it leaves on your face). The brushes look and feel professional with their sleek black handles - each imprinted with the Sigma logo and name. I love the brush roll. Not only is it ideal for storing brushes and taking travelling, it has the novelty of making me feel like a professional makeup artist each morning!
Large Powder - F30 - Very dense with a rounded top. Ideal to apply powder products on face and body. Natural bristles.

Duo Fibre - F50 - Specially designed to generate an ‘airbrushed’ finish when used to apply liquid foundation. It can also be used to apply blush, highlight shades and loose pigments. Blend of synthetic and natural bristles.
Large Angled Contour - F40 - The angled shape makes this brush ideal to apply blush or contour shades. Natural bristles.
Foundation - F60 - Can be used to apply liquid or cream foundation. It is also recommended to apply moisturizers and conceal large areas. Synthetic bristles.

Concealer - F70 - The rounded, tapered, flat shape makes this brush ideal to conceal the under eye area. It is also recommended for a precise application in small areas. Synthetic bristles.
Large Shader - E60 - Flat shape is ideal for application of cream formulas and eye shadow primers. It also works great with loose eye shadows or pigments. Can be used to apply color all over the lid or precisely on the lash line. Natural bristles.
Tapered Blending - E40 - Rounded and tapered top. Specially designed to apply and blendcolor on the crease. Natural bristles.
Eye Shading - E55 - Soft and dense with a rounded finish. Can be used to apply pressed or loose eye shadows and pigments. Ideal to build intense color on the eyelid. Natural bristles.
Medium Angled Shading - E70 - Angled, tapered, flat top. Ideal to apply highlight shades underneath the eyebrow and on the inner corners. It can also be used for a precise application of darker shades on the crease area. Natural bristles.
Pencil - E30 - Precise application of color on the crease, outer corner, and upper and lower lash line. Also ideal to smudge out pencil liner. Natural bristles.
Eyeliner - E05 - An extra-fine tipped synthetic fiber brush that delivers a precise, firm, even stroke to line the eyes. 
Small Angle - E65 - Essential for the application of gel or cream eyeliner on the upper and lower lash line. This brush is also excellent for filling out the eyebrows. Synthetic bristles.

The Sigma brushes Essential Kit is priced at $98 and is available to buy online from Sigma


  1. this looks great! i definitely need these, my ones from my college kit are a bit shabby now!

  2. I havent looked back since my sigma f80 arrived!

  3. I've always wanted Sigma brushes, as I find MAC brushes are way too overpriced. They are great brushes but I always find I'm worried I'll ruin them, which slightly takes the fun out of using them.

    These looks great, do you know if the shipping is expensive? xx

  4. I love the Sigma brushes that I have! Im currently savng to get the whole set...they are amazing value for money and amazing quality! :) xx

  5. I love my Sigma brushes, got this set for my birthday last year and have placed a few orders since. Still have my eye on the F80 but it was out of stock last time I placed an order

  6. I am in love with your blog! I don't know why I wasn't a follower before, I've been following you on Twitter for ages! I'm so into shabby chic, I'm taking so much inspiration from this blog for when I decorate my room :D Sigma brushes are amazing, just as good as MAC but so much cheaper! Great post! x


  7. I love Sigma brushes - I also have some of the professional ones! They are such good quality yet they are so cheap! Great photos btw :) xx

  8. Brushes look great! Duo fibre-awesome.
    I've never tried Sigma brushes,but love to do it ;)

  9. I really really want this!

    Helen, X

  10. Sigma brushes are so amazing. Such a BEAUTIFUL BLOG you have here :-)

    Hugs xx

    Camille @ The Wildfleur


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