If you watch YouTube videos or read other beauty blogs, you’ve likely seen Sigma Beauty brushes. I’m sure you’ve thought to yourself, “they’re just talking these brushes up because they’re sponsored by them.” It’s ok, I thought that too. But curiosity finally got the best of me and I had to try them. Well, I’m so glad I did because I really, really like them!” Oh and am I saying this because I get a small percentage if you buy them? Nope! I do get that, but if I wasn’t into these brushes, you just wouldn’t hear about them. No worries guys-I have a full-time job and I blog because I enjoy it, not for dat cheddar. I mean please, I drive a Nissan Versa hatchback with numerous dents in it. Some my fault, some not. Story for another day.
Being a proud Midwesterner, I love that Sigma originated in Minnesota. I’ve visited their only retail store at the Mall of America and the girls are so super nice. Sigma makes brushes, but also makeup. I want to tell you about the brushes I have and love from them. All the brushes I’ve tried are of great quality and they apply and blend makeup perfectly. I find their quality totally comparable to Sephora’s makeup brushes, but Sigma is more affordable! I use these brushes on myself and clients and I’ve been uber impressed. I totally had my doubts too! Oh and here’s a little FYI that it took me an embarrassingly long time to realize about the brush names. F=face, E=eye.
Here are my faves and why:
F05 Small Contour: This is my favorite brush for contouring. The small, dome-shaped head is perfect for tucking under cheekbones and softly buffing out bronzer. The bristles are just the right length to flex, but not too short that the brush is overly-dense and causes harsh lines. I’m using it to contour in this video around the 1:35 mark.
F80 Flat Kabuki: Ok ladies and gentz, holy grail foundation brush right here. If you like a full coverage, seamless foundation application, you’ll never use another brush. A synthetic flattop kabuki style brush like this is my favorite style for foundation application. I love how it picks up foundation and lays it down and then buffs it out flawlessly. This brush is also easy to clean, very durable (I’ve never had a single hair shed) and feels very comfortable in the hand.
E40 Tapered Blending: For that super-airbrush faded crease, this brush is the business. It’s bristles are flared out enough to really grab and diffuse the pigment. I also love to use this brush without shadow on it to blending out the top edge of my lid color. I am using it in this video at the :17 mark if you’d like to see it in action.
E25 Blending: In terms of blending brushes, this one is my favorite ever. You want a MAC 217 brush? It’s $24, this one is $14. Get this one. I am using it at the 1:05 mark in this video. Love you E25. You ma gurl.
Here are the free gifts for July, btw.