Hello, hello there doll faces! How are you all? I hope you’re soaking up the sun. Make up brushes are an essential part of my beauty regime (without them, I’d be SUPER lost!). I was kindly sent the Sigma Beauty ‘Premium Travel Kit’ brush set, in black, to review. Now, I’m not much of a travel kit kinda girl, so I was really interested as to how they’d be! Also, these are blogged about a lot, so I was interested at how I’d find them.
RRP: $59 (approx. £36)
Available from HERE
It comes in a faux (?) leather clutch – it’s really smart looking & clearly protects the brushes inside. It’s fairly small which means it fits into pretty much all of my handbags. Not that I’d have this in my bag, everywhere I go, LOL! But it’s a handy size for sure.
Inside, there is a little zip compartment which is IDEAL for smaller bits & bobs you may need when applying make up. For example I’d pop some cotton buds/Q-tips in there… & possibly even my tweezers
I’ve heard a lot of hype about Sigma. As soon as I opened it up & had I was so disappointed. Let me explain, I absolutely HATE the BODY SHOP brushes – this is because they are so SILKY that they don’t even pick up any product!! These are fairly silky & smooth as well & was expecting them to be absolutely rubbish. However…
They’ve definitely proved me wrong! They’re pick up product & apply like a complete DREAM! I know they’re a travel kit, but I tent to use these on a daily basis! Especially the eye liner brush.
Tapered Face F25 – this brush picks up enough product to give you a nice coverage. Because of the shape, you can’t buff powder onto your skin but it applies well into the corners of your face. So, under your eyes & down the sides of your nose – PERFECTO!
Duo Fibre Powder/Blush F15 – I use this brush as a blush brush, simply because I like to wear blush & there’s already a powder brush in the kit. Because of the duo fibre I find it works very well with highly PIGMENTED blushers, but not so well with the less pigmented ones. In terms of application, my blush always looked perfectly blended on my cheeks because of this It’s very hard to get your blush looking patchy – I always use this with my pigmented blushers, it’s replaced my usual Sephora blusher brush.
Large Concealer F65 – I hands down don’t use a brush for my concealer, I find that I can blend it well with my fingers… So personally, I don’t use this brush. I did give it a go but I just don’t like using a flat concealer brush. IF it was fluffy or a duo fibre, I’d be on it like gin & tonic. But, find this a little pointless. However, if you like applying concealer with a brush, it does the job.
Large Fluff E50 – I absolutely LOVE this brush. It’s perfect for dusting a colour all over your lid. I love using this with ‘Vex’ by MAC. Then lightly brushing a darker colour, using the same brush, on my crease for some dimension :) You don’t need to rub the brush on the eye shadow to pick up lots of colour, as it does this effortlessly!
Small Tapered Blending E45 – again, this brush has no problem in picking up product. I generally use this to apply colour to the outer V of my eye & then blend it using it as well I find sometimes this picks up too much colour, so you’ve got to be WARY! If I find it hard to blend with this happens, I use the E50 to sort it out
Short Shader E20 – This is PERFECT for when you want to use an eye shadow as a top/bottom lash liner… & for when you wanna create a smokey effect or smokey eye This is my go to brush for those reasons!
Small Eye Liner E10 – At first, I was on the fence with this as I wasn’t too sure if I’d be able to create a perfect, smooth & fine flick on my top lash line as it is a rounded brush. But once you get the HANG of it, you’re fine! I like to flatten on the edges of my ‘Blacktrack’ MAC gel liner to create a good flick. I luckily got this brush the same time as I got a lot of my gel liners… & I’ve gotta say, I don’t think I’d be able to live with out it!
For the price, I think this would be the perfect starter kit for anyone who is looking for good quality, reliable make up brushes. Would I have bought this ‘travel kit’? NO… But to be completely honest, I take this EVERYWHERE with me when I’m away for the weekend etc. I never thought I would!! It’s definitely lacking a FOUNDATION & EYEBROW brush, but that’s just me & my eyebrow ODC of course
I have officially decided that I will be getting more Sigma brushes next month! In general I was SUPER impressed by the quality. I’d rather get these than MAC ones to be honest… I’d be saving a lot of money as well Seeing as these have replaced most of my staple brushes, I’m expecting amazing things from their others
Have you tried Sigma brushes? What do you think of them? Any recommendations for me?