I get a lots of questions about my brushes, and as I have maybe stated earlier, I use mainly Sigma brushes. If there is somehing better, I don't know about it, and as long as I don't know about it, everything is fine, and I continue to love my Sigma brushes. :D
This post originally started as a review post of Make Me Crazy kit and Extravaganza body brush, but ended up writing quite a lot about brushes generally.
But try not to mind that it smells a bit like review, it's part of it's purpose :D
Sigma Make Me Crazy brush kit:
|(Photo from Sigma website)|
I love it how it turns into two brush holders. It's easy to pack with you, if you have to take brushes along with you somewhere.
I also love the color of the brushes (though I maybe wouldn't quite call this purple, more fuchia maybe?) but anyway. Colored brushes = Yay!
Let's see what the tube has eaten:
|F30 ---- SS150|
|F40 ---- SS168 --- F84|
|F50 ------ SS187|
|F60 -------- SS190|
These are quite similar to each other, F60 might be a bit softer than SS190.
|SS194 ------ F70|
Confession time! I apply my concealer with fingertips, so I use these to apply creamy eye products like paint pots, cream shadows etc. And they work great for that! Again, these are really similar to each other.
|E10 ------- E05 -------- SS209|
|SS219 --- E30|
|E40 ------- SS224 ------- E45|
Again, E40 has a bit longer and fluffier bristles that SS224 had. It's not that accurate as SS224, but it works like a dream if you have to blend large areas. My ultimate favourite is still Sigma's E45 (SMALL tapered brush from travel kit), which is great both for detailed blending and larger blending.
|SS239 ------------- E55 ---------- E50|
However, if you're looking for a good brush to apply shadow really easily to your lid, I'd suggest you get Sigma E50. It's a bit larger than SS239 or E55, but it's (IMO) the best of the bunch. Large enough, sturdy enough, and you can pack enough shadow to it.
|SS252 -------- E60|
And as you can see from the comparison pic, it has grown quite a bit. It's now more fluffier, but it doesn't really change the situation :P
|SS 266 ----- E65|
I had SS275, but sadly I lost it somehow. This is GREAT brush for highlighting brow bone, you won't get too much or not enough color. Just the right amount.
Couple other brushes from Sigma that I love:
|Synthetic Face Kit aka. Flat Top Kabuki F80 , Round Top Kabuki F82 and|
Angled Top Kabuki F84
F84 is perfect for contouring, as I earlier said.
F82 is totally, absolutely P-E-R-F-E-C-T for wiping off excess shadow from cheek bones. No really, it is! Sure it's also great for applying powder products for face, but it wipes perfectly away all the fallen shadow <3<3 Best thing ever! :D
Brush sets in a nutshell:
- So, if you want full set of sweet colored brushes with holder and carrying bag, get set from Sigma's Make Me Up collection. Set is available in 4 colors; Turquoise, Pink, Black or Purple.
- If you are looking for a great set of quality brushes without any extra accessories, go with Complete Brush Kit.
- And if you don't want to spend too much money, but still want awesome brushes, get Premium Travel Kit.
- For three awesome face brushes Synthetic Face Kit is a great choice.
For my previous post about Sigma brushes, check this ancient post: http://jangsara.blogspot.com/2009/08/brush-history-brushtory.html
Extravaganza Body Brush:
Sigma also offers a bit of luxury to our day. Or how does supersoft body brush with 18k gold sound?
Check out Sigma's B05 Body Brush Extravaganza:
The brush itself is large, soft and beautiful. Like said, bristles are natural, and they are really soft. I just love how soft it feels
Did I already mention that it's really soft? xD
No really. It feels luxurious!
A word of warning,: it really is BIG and quite heavy.
Many people don't really need body brush (I guess!), but if you sometime want to really pamper yourself, don't do it without this <3
PS. It's soft!
Phew! That's it!
Next task: post some makeup photos :P