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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.