Saturday, July 11, 2009

Review-Sigma Brushes

After seeing reviews of these brushes from Enkore and reading tons about them, I decided to get my own. Supposedly, they are comparable Mac dupes. Considering I've never used Mac brushes, the reviews are only based on the brushes themselves and not comparing them to the Mac brushes. However, I'll use the Mac brush descriptions so you can get an idea of what the brushes should be used for.

Sigma 187:

Several weeks ago I ordered some brushes from Sigma Makeup.
Price: $16

Mac Brush Description:
A large full circular brush used for lightweight application and blending of face powder or pigments. Use to create soft layers or add textures.

I was really excited to try this brush as I had never tried a duo-fibre brush before. I wanted to use this for lightweight foundation application to achieve that "airbrush" finish I had read so much about. After initially washing it, I decided to use it with a gel blush at first to test it's shedding. I am s0o0o glad I didn't use it for an all over face application, because this baby shed! I'm going to wash it a couple more times in hopes that it cuts down on some shedding. It did work really well to blend in my NYX cream blush, but it wasn't worth the frustration of picking off the hairs from my cheeks!

Would I recommend to a friend?: As of now, no. I hope that will change.

Sigma 150:

Price: $16

Mac Brush Description:
Full and dense for dusting loose or pressed powder on face or body. This brush is particularly good for blush application with soft fibers that form a full, rounded shape.

This brush does shed, but not nearly as much as the 187. I love to use this for my bronzer. I use a loose bronzer from BE and this gives me a perfect application. I also use this to blend bronzer down my neck and chest. This baby is a keeper.

Would I recommend to a friend?: Yes!

Sigma 224

Price: $9

Mac Brush Description:
For controlled eye shadow application. This brush has soft fibers which taper to form a medium size dome shape.

I can barely watch a Youtube vid with out hearing about the 224. I really love this brush. It doesn't shed at all and works amazingly as a blending brush, applying an all over wash of color, or applying a highlight color to the brow bone.

Would I recommend to a friend: Yes!

Sigma 219

Price: $9

Mac Brush Description:
For precision shading on lid, in eye crease or along lash line. The soft, smooth fibers of this brush are gathered into a pencil-shaped tip. It is ideal for blending eyeliner into eye shadow to create a smoky looking eye.

This is my fave brush of the bunch! I had never used a pencil brush before and I need more of these in my life. This is the perfect brush to give me that "outer v" or to blend out liner lines to give a soft smudged look. This brush is amazeballs (in the words of Perez Hilton).

Would I recommend to a friend: Yes! And buy 2!

Sigma 239

Price: $9

Mac Brush Description:
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.

This is a really good brush to pack on shadow and pigments. It's a big bigger and more dense than my ELF shadow brush, but they feel and act exactly the same. I don't have a lot of lid space though, so this one wasn't my fave.

Would I recommend to a friend?: Maybe, if they wanted a bigger alternative to the ELF shadow brush.


♥ Kendall ♥ said...

Your becoming a brush hauler!! That sucks about the shedding! BOOOO!!!!

DSK said...

Your layout is so cute with the bows :D And you bought quite a few brushes!!

Tammy said...

You hauled all these brushes...??? *gasp* For a good fiber brush you should try the one from Studio Tools, you can find it at Target!

Thanks for the review on Sigma..I had been thinking about trying them out for a while now..

Fabuless Beauty said...

Hello, I came across your blog through another blog. Anyways, Sigma brushes look very similar to Coastal Scents/Crown Brushes? Are they?

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