Monday, October 10, 2011

Haul and Review: Sigma/Sigmax Brushes

I know in August a wrote about the brush that changed my foundation routine... well I am back with a haul and review of MORE Sigma brushes! I couldn't resist ordering more of these brushes and honestly this will not be the last Sigma order I place!

So as an early birthday gift to my self I ordered the Make Me Crazy 12 piece purple brush set, the Bare palette, the E20 short shader brush and the E45 small tapered blending brush. I had a 10% discount code I used to save on my order and even with that I definitely got a lot for my money! And so that you know, all thoughts and opinions on these brushes and products are my on... I paid for all products mentioned with my own money.

First thing I will touch on is the Bare palette. This palette is pretty awesome and I can't wait to order the Dare and Flare palette's. The eye shadow palette's contain 8 shadows and a dual ended brush, each palette's brush is different and colored to match the palette. The Bare palette has 4 matte shades and 4 shimmer shades. The dual brush has the E30 pencil brush and the E25 blending brush.

I used this palette and the shades blend well and lasted all day. The packaging resembles the Urban Decay Naked palette in appearance, is durable and contains a mirror. And this palette is priced at the amazing price of $35, completely affordable!

Dual Ended Brush - E30 and E25
The E45 and E20 are part of the Premium Professional kit, however I really didn't want all of those brushes. The E45 is the small tapered blending brush and is ideal for precisely applying shadow to the crease. The E20 is the short shader brush and is perfect for applying shadow to the lid or smudging along the lash lines. Each eye brush is $9, where as the face brushes range from $14-$19 each.

E45 - Small Tapered Blending Brush

E20 - Short Shader Brush
The Make Me Crazy 12 piece purple kit contains every brush you could ever need! This set contains 5 face brushes, 7 eye brushes and a 2 piece container that you can use to store your brushes or travel with them. I have several MAC comparable brushes that cost a lot more than what Sigma sells theres for, at equal if not better quality. The 5 face brushes are the F60 foundation, F70 concealer, the F50 duo fiber, the F40 angled contour and F30 large powder. The 7 eye brushes are the E05 eyeliner, E30 pencil, E40 tapered blending, E55 eye shading, E60 large shader, E65 small angle, and the E70 medium angled shading.

Eye Brushes - From Bottom to Top: E30, E40, E05, E55, E60,  E70 and E65

Face Brushes - From Bottom to Top: F70, F40, F60, F30, and F50

(Container for the brush set)
This set is $99 and is part of the Make Me Up collection. The collection features the same 12 piece set in 4 different colors, all named appropriately by their color. The "Make Me Classy" in black, the "Make Me Blush" in coral, the "Make Me Cool" in aqua, and the "Make Me Crazy" in purple. These sets are perfect for anyone starting out in makeup or looking to expand their brush collection like myself.

Sigma was introduced to me by YouTube makeup guru Tiffany from MakeupByTiffanyD. She is a firm believer in Sigma and faithfully uses these brushes. I have been obsessing over these brushes and when looking at the cost of the brushes, whether individually or in a set, it was still cheaper than MAC. The same  brushes I bought from Sigma for $99 would have cost me more than $300, plus I got a container to store my brushes in!

So if you don't know who Sigma is, check them out! If you own Sigma brushes or products, what are your favorites?

Until next time xo Shannon!

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