I usually like to purchase brushes individually. Sets, I find, somehow lack something. They might have good face brushes, but don’t have the eye brushes that I like and vice versa. I like to have brushes that multi task, and after much searching, trial and error, I have finally found one that does all the basics and a little more.
This travel set comes with a tapered face brush, a duo fibre pinched blush brush, a large concealer brush, a large eye brush, a tapered blending brush, a smudge brush and a small eye liner brush. Nearly all these brushes can multi task, which I like. I chose the bright pink/fuchsia handles and they are neon enough to attract the attention of 2 and 4-year-olds. LOL. The travel set comes with a little pouch which houses all these brushes, and smaller makeup essentials in a zipped compartment.
The tapered face brush is a multi tasker when it comes to powdered face products. You can use it to apply finishing powder, bronzer, blush and even powder foundation. The duo fibre brush is to apply your blush, but I also use it to buff in liquid foundation, buff in cream blush and it can also be used to apply bronzer or loose powder. The large concealer brush is handy to blend out undereye concealer, but I like to use it to apply highlighter at the top of my cheek bones. This is a synthetic brush.
The large eyeshadow brush is big enough to apply eyeshadow on your lids with one swipe. I also use it to apply highlight on my brow bone. If you feel like it, you can use it to dab powder over your undereye concealers too. The tapered blending brush is great to apply colour at your crease and I use it to blend out anything and everything. The tip is small enough to get to the smaller areas but on my eyes, it would be a little too messy to use it at the inner corners of my eyes. For that, I use the smudge brush. I usually use it to smudge out pencil liners but I find this brush a little scratchy. So, I apply using a very light hand or it will irritate my eyes. Lastly, the small eye liner brush. This synthetic brush is good to apply cream/gel eye liner and it is especially great to spot conceal little post acne marks!
I consider this set a multi tasker and all rounder because I can just pack this set to travel and I won’t need more. You can have a look at these brushes at the official Sigma Beauty website <click here> and there are a few versions of these set (in different colours).
Shape wise, they are very comparable to MAC. At one point, even their brush numbering is similar, which created some hooha about it being a rip off of MAC. I own quite a few MAC brushes too, and even though the shape is very similar, it is different when it comes to quality of the brush hairs. From my experience, these Sigma brushes do bleed and sometimes you do get some brush hair on your face. However, I always think of the price I paid. If you want your brushes to be of tip top condition after many years, and if you want your brushes to feel like baby’s breath on your face, then, Sigma is not your answer. Not even MAC. I would suggest Hakuhodo and Suqqu but then again, they are of a whole different category, with a very different price range.
Have you tried Sigma brushes before? Did you buy into their hype? What is your favourite makeup brush, whatever brand it is?