October 27, 2010

Sigma Makeup Premium Travel Kit - Full Review

 If you're an avid traveler or love to carry your brushes with you everywhere, consider getting this premium travel makeup kit by Sigma. They come in different colors, I received the Stylish in Black kit. So I'm going to do a full review on each brush, and at the end if I really think it's worth buying.

First off, I really like the case that they come in. It closes with a magnet and it's a good size.

Tapered face -F25
Large domed brush with tapered tip. Ideal for application and blending of powder products, blush, and highlighter.One of my favorites from the kit. I don't have a powder brush that is so tapered at the end like this. I definitely use this more for highlighting and contouring.

Duo Fibre Powder/Blush - F15
Medium size tapered duo fibre brush. I tend to use this one for blush, but I don't really pick it up as much as I thought I would. Still really soft and hardly ever sheds.
Large Concealer - F65
Large synthetic concealer brush. Can be used to apply cream-based products to large areas. I use this one to focus on blending my concealer under my eyes. That fact that it's large I do like better than say a small concealer brush.
Large Fluff - E50
Ideal for applying and blending powder products on the lid, highlighting and contouring. Definitely another one of my favorites. I've been using this large fluff brush lately for highlighting under the brow bone and for an all over color on the lids.
Small Tapered Blending - E45
Small domed brush with highly tapered tip.This one reminds me of the MAC 226 that I have. No difference really. If you compare them, just the price makes a huge difference. Sigma obviously cheaper than the MAC one.
Short Shader - E20
Flat, short, slightly rounded and dense brush. I like this one for applying eye shadow under the bottom lashes. The bristles are so small and dense, it really gets the shadow where you want it.
Small Eye Liner - E10
Delivers a precise fine-line along the lash line. I was completely excited to get this brush, because frankly I needed an eye liner brush. When I first got this, a few of the hairs were strayed, but once I wash it, it was fine. Works amazing and is so precise.

So I used these brushes for 3 weeks. Using, washing, everything I would do normally to see how they would hold up. First thing is, yes they are very soft, even softer than my MAC brushes. I personally, had some shedding when I first washed these. After that for a second wash, non of them shed. They have been holding up pretty good and I think I like them better than the MAC ones. I only say "I think" because I have been using MAC brushes for so long, that I'm trying to get adjusted still. I'm not going to say that I use these every single day and they are the only brushes I use. Sometimes I use my usual brushes, and other days I must use the Sigma ones. Just depends on what makeup I'm doing on that particular day.

So are they worth it? I say yes. If you don't want to jump into buying the Premium Profession Kit ($149), buy the Premium Travel Kit ($59) and you will see how they are really good brushes.

♥ Stephanie

Product was sent by company for review consideration.

5 comments:

  1. I've been interested in Sigma brushes for a while now but have always been put off by the customs charges I'll have to pay. Perhaps if I ever jump over to the other side of the pond.
    Great review, very helpful. The brushes look fantastic!
    Chrissy xx

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  2. I recently bought some of their individual eye brushes...and I love them! Great quality for the price!

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  3. i have seen quite alot of reviews on sigma brushes and they all seem to be good. i would like to try them out definately as I havnt invested in many brushes.

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  4. Thank you so much for this review. I've been contemplating getting this set for a while! x

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