Sigma Beauty Sigmax brushes review

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If you go to Sigma Beauty’s website, the brush trio is called the Synthetic Face Kit. Click on the picture below to go to the Sigma Beauty website for more info. The brush trio retails for USD42 or USD16 each. For your easy reference, the angled brush (left) is F84, the flat top kabuki (centre) is F80 and the round top (right) is F82.

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When you spend $30 or more in a single order, Sigma gives you a free gift. It’s usually a travel size eye blending brush which is comparable to MAC’s 217. Well, I haven’t received any other. So, that’s probably the only free gift they have?

These brushes are made of synthetic bristles and they are super duper dense! These mega dense brushes are really soft too. How do I describe it? *thought for like 10 minutes* Oh, I got it… it feels like a shaved Poodle. Hahahah!!! My aunt has a few miniature Poodles and she grooms them well. Sometimes, she shaves them. The brushes feel like a freshly shaved Poodle, especially the round top kabuki. ROFLOL!

According to Sigma, these synthetic Sigmax HD fibers are “specially designed to apply powder and liquid products without absorption into the fibers. The shape, density and height of the filaments were carefully engineered to perfectly buff products onto the skin, resulting in a high definition effect.

I use the flat top kabuki (F80) to apply liquid foundation and I’ve mentioned in my previous posts before that this is my favourite foundation brush! I like the round top kabuki (F82) to buff in powder mineral foundation. This brush is the smallest of all 3 and its shape allows me to get into the little areas around the eyes and nose without any problems. The angled top kabuki (F84) is my go to brush when applying cream blushes. The brush helps me blend out the cream like no other. You have to try it out yourself to know what I’m saying.

Brushes make a difference in application. My teacher once said, “If you’re really good at what you do (she meant makeup), then, it doesn’t matter if you only use your fingers and Q-tips because you know how to make it work. If you’re neither here not there, then, makeup tools can make or break you”. And I believe that.

I do have one complaint regarding these brushes though. Just one. It takes super long for them to dry after I deep cleanse them. If I leave it out to air dry in my bathroom, it takes a whole day and night for the brushes to dry fully. Other natural brushes, no matter how dense, can dry in less than 6 hours. Side note, I usually clean all my brushes once a week using baby shampoo and warm water. For eye brushes, I also spot clean after each use with MAC’s brush cleanser. Always keep your brushes clean. They are a breeding ground for bacteria and all things eeky!

So anyway, if you’re looking for a ‘vegan brush’ for your face, or maybe you find it challenging blending foundation or cream blush on your face, these babies help – lots. I hope this post helped answer some of your questions regarding these brushes =) If you have any more questions, please post them in comments below and I will answer you as soon as I can.


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  • Sukie

    Ooh they sure do look tempting! I might just save up for these beauties hehe!
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  • Chloe.Ash

    Hi Sukie,
    They are the best synthetic brushes I've tried. Love them!

  • Sukie

    I was this close to purchasing the brush set when I remembered my friend has sent me a set of Sonia Kashuk brushes! By the way there's a discount code (10%) going for Sigma brushes at the moment, just enter the code 'GLOW2011' ;) Are you getting anymore? =p
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  • Chloe.Ash

    I have most of their brushes, sono, not getting anymore! Lol!

  • Hanny

    I have the flat top kabuki and it works beautifully with the liquid foundations I've used. ^.^ Love love!

    Oh, and hello there! It's my first time commening here, heh heh.
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  • Wynnce

    I just have the F80 and so far I really like it very much! I've one good stuff recommend to you, it is the brush soap from Barbara Hofmann (Available in Shins at RM55 if not mistaken). I used this to deep cleanse my brush, I swirl my brush over the towel for few times + brush guard, it dries up quite quickly thou~ In btw, are the F82 & F84's brush hair as stiff as F80?

  • Chloe.Ash

    Hi Hanny, welcome welcome! Glad you like it. I love mine =)

  • Chloe.Ash

    Hi Wynnce, yeah, love that for foundations. I will go have a look at Shins. Thanks for the recommendation!
    The angled and round top kabuki are softer, I find. But if the brushes are too soft, they wouldn't be able to help blend much ;-) Stiff is good as long as it's not scratchy, which the brushes are so NOT. heheh… shaved Poodles, they feel like!

  • Wynnce

    yea, i got my single F80 sigma brush from and wondering should I get the package of three (which is the same as yours). I'm highly interested to get them now, thanks for review! I'm your new subscriber few days back! Gambateh~

  • Chloe.Ash

    Thanks for subscribing! I will do my best to post updates more regularly!

  • Sarah

    Ooh!! Thanks for letting me know how the F84 works!! :D

    I just got my F88, F84 & F82 brushes just last week. And I lurveeee F88 the most.

    But was wondering should I let F82 go.. Hmm..

    • Lily

      Hi Sarah, glad this post helped! Each brush is supposed to have different functions but there are brushes which are just nice to have, you know? I let go a few of my nice to haves myself. Lol :-D