Despite being a self-proclaimed makeup junkie, I didn’t really like using makeup brushes in my daily routines as I found it to be not only time-consuming, but also a tedious affair that ended up in making my face look caked on with makeup.
Although growing up and being gifted with different makeup brushes from my mom and friends for special occasions, brush sets from brands like Lancome and TooFaced, I never really bothered to use it much.
Truth be told, I knew I was quite lazy in trying to apply my makeup for the flawless look and was happy with using my fingers to apply my foundation. I was so lazy that I didn’t even bother to set my face with a makeup setting mist or contour my face. It wasn’t till about 2 months ago that I decided to go into Sephora to get my makeup done by a makeup artist that I saw what I’ve been missing. Talk about a Life-changing session *insert dramatic emoticon here*.
So after everything, I decided that it was time to invest in a good set of brushes, I did my research online and finally settled on trying the Sigma brand. Not knowing what kind of brushes I would need, I opt’ed for the “Most Wanted Brushes” set, which according to the website, consists of brushes most loved and purchased by customers.
The box came with the contents wrapped in paper and this neat little flyer showing the brushes they carry. The brushes were put into their individual plastic wrappers and I got my free gift which I selected at checkout.
Please excuse the shadow of my tripod’s lateral arm. Need to look into getting proper lighting.
The Most-Wanted Brush Set comes with 5 different types of brushes.
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E80 Flat Kabuki
The Flat Kabuki is a circular brush with a flat surface with soft bristles.
Hands down my favourite brush so far. I find myself using the E80 Flat Kabuki brush the most for “stippling” on my Make Up For Ever HD stick foundation into my skin. I like the way it covers my skin better than the flat foundation brushes I have from Too-Faced and Lancôme as it doesn’t streak my foundation across my face and cause streak marks.
My foundation routine usually consists of me applying a light-weight moisturizer onto my face and letting it settle before applying my Make Up For Ever HD stick foundation directly on my face on and spraying my face with a face mist before “stippling” my foundation on.
E35 Tapered Highlighter
The Tapered Highlighter features a soft fiber brush with a small tapered brush head and a precise tip
The Tapered Highlighter is another brush I find myself using quite often. It’s soft bristles feels light and takes on enough product whenever I gently dap it lightly into my pressed highlighting powder. Soft brushing and dabbing motion with the brush presses the highlighter well into my skin without feeling like my skin’s being scratched, thanks to how soft the brush is.
E40 Tapered Blending
The E40 Tapered Blending Brush features a soft, fluffy brush head to that allows you to soften the crease of your applied eyeshadow powder.
Probably one of the softest brushes I’ve ever used on my skin. Out of the many eyeshadow brushes I’ve used, this brush covers my eyelid with the soft and blended finish I look for.
The E25 Blending Brush has shorter brush bristles that’s closer to the stick, which makes it less flexible when it comes to using it on your face.
The purpose of the blending brush is to blend the colors together on your eyelid for a well blended effect. I use the brush to contour the bronzer on the sides of my nose since I don’t really do much eyeshadow makeup.
The E30 Pencil is probably the most obvious brush out of this set. It’s used to soften and smoke out your top and bottom lash lids to create a soft and blended look, or used to highlight the inner corners of your eyes to brighten up your eyes and create the illusion of bigger eyes.
Overall, I’ve been using my brushes for about a month and definitely think it’s one of my best investment. Considering that I don’t use the E30 Pencil and E40 Tapered Blending Brushes much, I don’t know if it was worth spending the $73 USD + shipping. After conversion of the rate and shipping, it came to about $130 or so. It gave me the chance to try brushes I normally wouldn’t have got so I guess that’s one of the pro’s.
I wasn’t happy with the time it took to arrive or too impressed with customer support when I reached out to ask about the time it took to arrive BUT. Overall I’m pleased with my purchase from Sigma.
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