#BLOGMAS DAY 14
First off, sorry for missing a few days of Blogmas! My brother got married over the weekend and I had to do a few family members’ makeup (including myself) so I really haven’t had the time to post anything.
Today I have something very special! Sigma is having a 20% discount of ALL BRUSH SETS! Only for the next 24 hours though, so you better be quick!
So I decided to finally write up a review on one of my all-time favorite brush sets, which is the pink Sigma Essential Kit. Unfortunately, the one I have, where it’s pink all-over, is no longer available. But they do have a similar pink one here.
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This set is currently on sale for US$125.30 and are very high quality. The bristles are soft and strong, and this set includes everything a newbie or a pro could need, except a decent kabuki foundation brush TBH. But everything else is in here, and the reason I thought I’d do a review is because I don’t typically use these brushes for what they’re originally meant for.
I use the concealer brush for eyeshadow, the powder brush for bronzer, the stippling brush for cream blush, and so on.
So first of all, here’s an overview of what’s included in the Sigma Essential Kit:
- E05 – Eye Liner: Create smooth and even lines. Use with gel or liquid liners.
- E30 – Pencil: Soften and smoke out lines. Soften pencil liners along the top and bottom lash lines, add shadow to line the eyes, or use to highlight inner corner of eyes.
- E40 – Tapered Blending: Soft blended crease. Using just the tips to apply color, sweep back and forth through the crease for a diffused and blended finish.
- E55 – Eye Shading: Even application of color. Place color across the whole lid for an even and strong application of product.
- E60 – Large Shader: Uniformly cover the whole lid with product. Apply cream shadow base or cream shadow for quick and even coverage.
- E65 – Small Angle: Create precise lining. Moves fluidly and easily across the upper and lower lash lines. Use with gel, cream or powder liners.
- E70 – Medium Angled Shading: Soft application of color. Use for brow highlighting or to blend the crease.
- F30 – Large Powder: Even powder application. Uniform blending of powder products onto the face and body.
- F40 – Large Angled Contour: Subtle cheek application. Use the angle to softly contour the cheekbone. Can also be used to apply blush.
- F50 – Duo Fibre: Creates an airbrush effect onto the skin. Can be used with powder, liquid or cream products.
- F60 – Foundation: Smooth foundation application. Apply liquid or cream products such as foundation and primer.
- F70 – Concealer: Conceal small areas. Conceal the hardest to reach areas such as around the nose and eyes.
So here’s an overview of how I use them.
I love how fluffy and big the powder brush is, so it’s perfect for days when you a want a soft, diffused bronzer look. The stippling great is amazing for liquid and cream blushes, and even ColourPop Supershock Cheek blushes too!
As for the foundation brush, I know this isn’t just me, hardly anyone ever uses it for foundation! So I’m not sure why this foundation brush is included, I’d rather have a foundation kabuki brush (which is why I love Zoeva brush sets too because they include a foundation kabuki brush!). But I found that this flat foundation brush is great for applying cream contour. I use it for my Anastasia Cream Contour Kit!
As for the concealer brush, this is a synthetic brush, making it super slippery and thus amazing for cream products. So I’ve been using this to apply cream shadows all over my lids.
Everything is pretty much self-explanatory, but maybe you’re not sure why I use the fluffy brush meant for eyeshadow-blending for contour. I use it to contour the sides of the nose, and the fluffy brush is perfect because of its small size and soft, dome-shaped top. The fluffiness of the brush makes the contour very soft and diffused.
As for the eyeliner brush, I love using it for gel liner but also love it for spot concealing because it’s got a very tiny tip, making it the perfect size for applying concealer on tiny spots!
Now, the kit actually comes with a small angled brush too but I think I’ve lost mine! Boo hoo! But I have a few other angled brushes from Sigma and they’re perfect for both brows and gel liners. I actually featured it in my Top 10 Best Sigma Brushes post because it’s seriously the best angled brush out there!