How has my blog reached almost 18 months without me having ever tried blogger and Instagrammer favourite Sigma? Luckily they kindly sent me across box full of goodies to try so that has been rectified. So, is Sigma worth the hype?
Sigma's full range is available from their website and is free on international orders over $150 (I've put the prices in the straight conversion rate, however duties would be applicable) and you can grab an extra 10% off using the code INNOVATINGBEAUTY (until 30/09/2015). However you can also find some of their range on UK-based sites like Beauty Chamber and Feel Unique.
3DHD Kabuki Brush* | £15.45
This is a brush I'd heard a lot about so I was intrigued to give it a go. It's made out of Sigma's unique synthetic bristles, which are tightly packed. What makes this different from any other kabuki is the sloped bristles, which make it so easy to get into all the awkward and tricky places on your face. I use it exclusively for foundation and it works really well both for a buffing action but also to swipe the product on. It gives a really flawless finish so I especially love it for a full coverage base. I was a little worried it might lose it's shape after washing but I've had no such issues.
3DHD Precision Brush* | £12.23
This is essentially the exact same as the 3DHD Kabuki but it's much smaller for concealer. Again, I love the shape as it allows me to get right into the corners of my eyes. It really does buff everything in seamlessly for a flawless base.
P80 Precision Flat Brush* | £12.23
Although I have a few domed concealer brushes I'd never tried one with flat bristles. Again, it's synthetic and the bristles are packed tightly. I really like flat brushes for flawless foundation and this does the same thing for concealer. I use more of a swiping motion under the eyes then buffing for blemishes. I love how easy it is to get everything blended in perfectly using this brush, though a normal person probably doesn't need both this and the Precision 3DHD!
F35 Tapered Highlighter Brush* | £15.45
I absolutely love this highlighter brush and haven't used anything else since getting my hands on it! It has synthetic bristles, so applies product evenly even on combination skin like mine. The tapered tip allows for precision, however the bristles also have a lot of movement, meaning you can blend in really nicely with this. I also think the size is absolutely perfect. This is a must-have!
F25 Tapered Face Brush* | £21.25
This is the sister to the Tapered Highlighter Brush, being slightly larger but essentially the exact same shape. This is amazing for both bronzer and a more precise contour. Again the bristles pick up the ideal amount of product and apply it evenly and effortlessly. The flexibility allows you to blend out a bronzer for a less precise application, however you can also use the tip for a sharp contour. I love using these two with my Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow.
E45 Small Tapered Blending Brush* | £9.01
This is a really nice synthetic brush for applying a dark shade to your crease. It's definitely the most precise blending brush I own but it works really nicely, applying the product evenly and allowing me to blend with ease.
E25 Blending Brush* | £9.01
This is another one of those MAC 217-esque brushes but you can never have enough of them! It's slightly thinner and smaller, which allows for more precision. Although it looks like it's made of natural bristles, they are actually synthetic but definitely could've fooled me in terms of how they apply product. It's a do-it-all brush that works really nicely for applying colour all over the lid, blending, applying the crease colour and, due to the size, even taking eyeshadow underneath the eye. This is an essential and a great 217 dupe.
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Warm Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette* | £25.11
I was intrigued to try Sigma makeup as I'd heard good things. This palette has a nice selection of colours, despite being themed around warm neutrals there are some interesting shades in there. The packaging is cardboard but that didn't bother me so much as it feels pretty secure. For me though, I have to be honest and say that these kicked up a lot of fall out and this meant that these didn't stay looking fresh for as long as I'd have liked, though they didn't crease which is a pro, I didn't feel I got the benefit of the lovely colours.
It's a shame as there are some beautiful shades in there and a great spread of mattes vs. shimmers. I especially love Mild Mannered, Dove, Cinnamon, Balanced and Cozy but I don't think the shimmer shades translate onto the eyes which is a shame as they have such a nice, subtle sheen to them. The mattes however fared better and I found the texture very smooth and easy to work with. I always use a primer but using just these shadows over it I didn't feel like these looked that good once actually applied, though they came out a lot truer using a cream eyeshadow base.
I've heard good things so I'm still definitely up for trying other Sigma makeup products but this just didn't do it for me as much as I'd hoped. However for just £5 or so more you can get one by Stila or Too Faced.
Spa Express Brush Cleaning Glove* | £16.10
This is a more purse and travel friendly alternative to Sigma's brush cleaning mat, and to be honest it has so many textures I think that for non-MUAs this will do the job nicely. The front part works best with face brushes whilst the back is perfect for eye brushes. I know brush-cleaning isn't the most exciting thing in the world but this gets mine cleaner than they've ever been in record time. Seriously, there were some foundation brushes I didn't think could ever have white bristles again but somehow this did it! I have a post planned on my favourite brushes and how I look after them so keep an eye out if you would like to know my full routine. But seriously, this is a game-changer!
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Oooo that palette is ever so pretty.... I've always wanted to try a few bits from Sigma. Maybe now is the time!ReplyDelete
Really want to try Sigma brushes - they sound amazing and I'm particularly keen to try out their shadow brushes. The palette looks gorgeous but it's a shame about the fall out!ReplyDelete
Great read! I'm missing your daily posts already!!
Amy | Get Glam
Aw thank you, I'm missing doing it already :( xxDelete
The palette does look really pretty and it does look perfect for Autumn and all year round...did you try it with a primer? I have not tried any products from Sigma yet but I am expecting some soon so it's good to read your review...xxReplyDelete
Yeah as I said I always use the same primer that works for me as it's really not an option to go without for me! XxDelete
The precision concealer brush sounds interesting. The sloped kabuki is also a great idea.ReplyDelete
I have 2 Sigma brushes & love them but my wishlist has just expanded after reading this post! That brush cleaning glove looks brilliant! xxReplyDelete
This post really makes me want to try Sigma, their brushes have always been on my wishlist!ReplyDelete
Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue
The colours inside the eye shadow palette looked gorgeous, such a shame they were not good. I know everyone raves about the brushes, if I spot an offer I`ll definitely try some.ReplyDelete
You're in luck as there's a discount code on I added to the post ;) xxDelete
I've tried 3DHD Kabuki brush, 3DHD Precision brush and the cleaning glove. They are awesome! :DReplyDelete
I've only one brush from Sigma, the famous F80 which I'm not in love with but want to try more of their brushes, for sure, although the prices on UK websites are not that budget friendly. It's a shame that the eyeshadows don't perform that well because the shades are so pretty! xReplyDelete
Mummy’s Beauty Corner
Oh how I really want all of the brushes, the 3DHD one looks stunning but as you have said they are a little of the pricey side so maybe I will want for Christmas :) Shame the palette was not that great as the shades look lovely!ReplyDelete
Pams Stuff and Things
The Eyeshadow palette is just stunning! I love the look of the Tapered Face Brush xReplyDelete
Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave
I don't know how I was applying bronzer before I got the Tapered Face Brush haha xxDelete
I have a few Sigma Brushes and they are pretty good. I do want that cleaning glove though!ReplyDelete
The Beauty Bloss
I've never tried any from Sigma but their brushes do look and sound amazing!ReplyDelete
Lucy | www.foreverseptemberr.blogspot.co.uk
I have a couple of brushes from Sigma and I love them - I definitely want to try that palette xReplyDelete
Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x
I love reviews like this, so helpful. Great post! xReplyDelete
Fab post hun, Sigma were the first brushes I had ever purchased and still have many of them till this day. The Tapered face brush sounds amazing, and I’m loving brushes like this for my face powder but definitely wanna give this a shot now :)I love their E25 for blending it definitely does allow for more precision and such a great brush, I even love their travel sized version :)ReplyDelete
Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee
It works incredibly well :) and I will have to check out the travel brushes! xxDelete
I'd love to try some Sigma brushes, I think those tapered brushes look perfect for highlight and also setting concealer under my eyes! They look extremely affordable as well. xReplyDelete
Megan | http://www.meganjean.co.uk
This was such an interesting post to read through! I definitely have my eyes on the kabuki brush and cleaning glove! It's such a shame you weren't more impressed with the palette, it looks so pretty!ReplyDelete
I seriously need that glove for the amount of make-up brushes I own!ReplyDelete
Zoe Newlove Beauty Blogger & MUA
The pigmentation of the eyeshadows is really lovely! I love tapered brushes especially for blush, highlighter and setting the under eye area. The flat concealed brush looks interesting too. Just as you, I have dome shaped one but I have never tried a flat one under my eyes. XxReplyDelete
Ally | Glam O’Clock
I will definitely have to give the Tapered highlight a go under the eyes for setting :) xxDelete
I've only ever heard about their brushes, but that eyeshadow palette looks gorgeous!ReplyDelete
I've never tried Sigma but have always wanted to. I do think their brushes are a little pricey but so are many other brands. I like the look of the Tapered Face Brush.ReplyDelete
Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog
I really want to try some of their brushes as I've heard so many good things about them!ReplyDelete
I really don't know why I have never tried any brushes from Sigma, let alone their makeup products! I've only ever heard good things about their brushes and they are so affordable too xReplyDelete
They're so worth checking out! xxDelete
Oh man that palette looks amazing! Pity there was a bit of fall out! I've never tried anything from Sigma but their brushes look brilliant too!ReplyDelete
Danielle's Beauty Blog
I would say the vast majority of my makeup brushes are Sigma, I think they're such amazing quality and they last forever! Definitely comparable to Mac brushes as well.ReplyDelete
I haven't tried anything from Sigma beauty as of yet and probably won't. The only reason being that I just have got some amazing brushes and products which are just as good, if not better than what I have seen so far. It's just not worth it. You can buy a brush cleaning glove in most pet shops for about £4, they are for pet grooming but basically do the same job and the brushes I have from ebay, the Jessup set which has 15 brushes is my ultimate fave brushes. The best I have ever used. That was about £8 for the set! So I just can't bring myself to spend that money. Great review as always. xReplyDelete
I've had Sigma brushes on my radar for quite some time now & these all look perfect (plus I'ma total sucker for trying out new brush brands). Shame the eyeshadows had bad fallout because the shades are stunning xReplyDelete
Beauty with charm
I haven't tried anything from Sigma but I don't think I have ever read a bad review on their brushes! I have so many brushes that I just couldn't justify going out and spending money on more! Maybe I'll put them on the list for Santa. Such a pity about the palette - the shades are really pretty, especially Dove & Russett :) xxReplyDelete
Yeah it's a shame! They work nicely enough with a cream shadow base but they should work with just a primer really :( xxDelete
Absolutely love the look of these brushes, I'm yet to try anything from Sigma but these all look lovely! I must try some more brushes but I am in love with Crown brushes at the moment they are fab!ReplyDelete
Jasmine | jasminehardingmakeup.com
I'm really in need of some fresh brushes, these look awesome!ReplyDelete
Sigma brushes are definitely amongst my favorites, not only do they work great, but they are built really great and last for years.ReplyDelete
The brushes are just so beautiful! xReplyDelete
I have some of these brushes in my wishlist and hopefully someday I will get them, they sound really good! Also this palette has some gorgeous shades and really pigmented xxReplyDelete
Somehow I've never tried anything from Sigma either, although their brushes have been on my wishlist for a while! I think I'm going to have to treat myself and get a few that you've mentioned. It's a shame that the palette had fall out as the shades are so nice! I use a silicone oven glove that i bought for a pound that has loads of lumps and bumps and I couldn't believe how much better my brushes clean when I use it. This looks like another step up and sounds great, but for the price I think I'll still with my oven glove! Great, honest review Jasmine xReplyDelete
emily x ❤ | emilyloula
They've definitely become one of my favourite brands for brushes :) xxDelete
I have always wanted to try out their products especially their brushes. They just look so so nice and from many people's other reviews, I have heard that their brushes work wonders. Loved reading this post, very informative, Jasmine. :)ReplyDelete
Lee | thatbellemakeup.blogspot.co.uk
That's 3DHD precision brush looks so intriguing, and I love the look of the brush cleaning mitt. I just ordered some silicone oven gloves as I heard that's a bit of a hack to not getting wrinkly hands, this looks like it's clean the, so much deeper though!ReplyDelete
I've heard a lot about these, I don't think I can get them here in Belgium though... Should really try to figure that one out ;)ReplyDelete
Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog
I believe you can get them shipped from the Sigma website :) xxDelete
The tapered highlighter brush is amazing!! Love it for setting the undereyes too ^_^ReplyDelete
those 3dHD brushes are so fancy and unique, i'm glad to hear they work well
Also the cinnamon shade from the palette - just my cuppa tea!
Iqra |The Blushing Giraffe x
Thanks for your comments - hope this has helped you decide which Sigma brushes you might like :) xxReplyDelete
Hi! I know this post was made a while ago, but do you prefer the 3dhd precision or the p80?ReplyDelete