Review: Sigma Essential Make-up Brush Kit

16 February 2014 - 8 Comments

I’ve been using this brush kit for a few weeks and now it’s time to write a proper review for each of them. The bristles are either synthetic or natural. I think the synthetic ones are finer and softer. I don’t pay too much attention when using them and never know their actual names.

You can check their products on their website. My previous post about this brush kit can be read here.

Here they are:
Eye Liner - E05 Eye Liner – E05
An extra-fine tipped synthetic fiber brush that delivers a precise, firm, even stroke to line the eyes.Suitable for creamy gel liners like MAC’s Fluidline or Clinique Brush on Cream Liner. I have trouble using it with Bobbi Brown Long Wear Eyeliner as the bristles are too soft. This also creates thicker lines than the E10 version.
Pencil - E30 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.
Tapered Blending - E40 Tapered Blending – E40
Rounded and tapered top. Specially designed to apply and blend color on the crease. Natural bristles.
Eye Shading - E55 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.
Large Shader - E60 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.
Small Angle - E65 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.
Medium Angled Shading - E70 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.
Large Powder - F30 Large Powder – F30
Very dense with a rounded top. Ideal to apply powder products on face and body. Natural bristles.
Large Angled Contour - F40 Large Angled Contour – F40
The angled shape makes this brush ideal to apply blush or contour shades. Natural bristles.
Duo Fibre - F50 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.
Foundation - F60 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 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.


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  1. NOVICE STYLE says:

    I do like these Sigma Brushes (bought them in 2009), but my issue w/ the bigger brushes is that the ferrule gets loose. I'm not sure why this happens as I take good care of my brushes, but hope you don't have the same issue in another year.

    • Melyssa says:

      I’ve noticed this in the first 2-3 uses with the bigger (natural bristle) brushes. I do believe it depends on the type (hopefully) as all my other synthetic ones are fine :)

  2. The pencil brush sounds great! I've always wanted to try Sigma brushes, but I've always preferred synthetic brushes. :)

  3. Melyssa says:

    Yes it is and really great for smokey eyes! I prefer synthetic too as they're softer :)

  4. I agree with Vintage: the pencil brush *does* sound great! It looks perfect for the outter V.:)

  5. Melyssa says:

    You're welcome :)

  6. Melyssa says:

    Haha it IS great ;) xx

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