I recently received the Sigma Travel Brush kit ‘Naughty in Black‘ from Sigma ($49.00).
The package is really great. I asked them to declare it as a gift and specify the value,
so that I don’t have to pick it up at the Customs.
I always have that problem when my mom sends me some packages to Germany XD
This set contains short-handled versions of
1. Pencil – E30
2. Tapered Blending – E40
3. Eye Shading – E55
4. Large Powder – F30
5. Large Angled Contour – F40
6. Foundation – F60
7. Concealer – F70
8. *Free gift – travel size F50 Duo Fiber brush.
I also got this booklet, which is really helpful.
Large Powder – F30
Very dense with a rounded top.
Ideal to apply powder products on face and body.
Positive: Incredibly soft and dense. I use it every day for powder.
Negative: Sheds a lot, a bit smelly and it also bleeds a small amount of black dye while/after washing.
Large Angled Contour – F40
The angled shape makes this brush ideal to apply blush or contour shades.
Positive: The bristles are soft, fluffy and angled.
Negative: It does not pick up the blush colors as much as I want it to,
and the colors are applied unevenly because the brush is neither sturdy nor dense evenly.
To fix the problem, I have to squeeze the bristle so that it is denser
and get it in shape to apply color evenly on the cheeks.
Foundation – F60
Can be used to apply liquid or cream foundation.
It is also recommended to apply moisturizers and conceal large areas.
Positive: It maintains its shape well, it does not shed.
Negative: A little bit scratchy on my face (compared to my Ecotool foundation brush).
Eye Shading – E55
Soft and dense with a rounded finish.
Can be used to apply pressed or loose eye shadows and pigments.
Ideal to build intense color on the eyelid. Natural bristles.
Positive: Soft and dense. It’s perfect for patting pigments or applying eye shadows.
You can also use it to highlight on the cheekbones.
Negative: Too large if you want to have the thin line/shape of eyeshadow but I have no problem with that.
*I love this one the most.
Pencil – E30
Precise application of color on the crease, outer corner, and upper and lower lash line.
Also ideal to smudge out pencil liner. Natural bristles
Positive: This brush is good for smudging the crease. It picks up color nicely and blends well.
It’s multi-purpose, it’s good to apply highlight on the lower lash line,outer and inner corner.
Negative: The tip of the bristles should be more /sharper pointy (like a pencil)
to be precise enough to create the perfect crease.
*This is one of my favorites.
Concealer – F70
The rounded, tampered, flat shape makes this brush ideal to conceal the under eye area.
It is also recommended for a precise application in small areas.
Positive: It does a good job patting on concealer.
Negative: A little too stiff for the area below the eyes.
Tapered Blending – E40
Rounded and tapered top. Specially designed to apply and blend color on the crease.
Positive: Very soft and multi-functional. I use it to blend the harsh line of the eyeshadow,
to contour the nose or to apply powder under the eyes after concealer.
Negative: After a few washings the bristles lost their shape and they’re all splayed out.
Travel size Duo Fibre F50 brush
Specially designed to generate an airbrushed finish when used to apply liquid foundation.
It can also be used to apply blush, highlight shades and loose pigments.
Blend of synthetic and natural bristles.
Positive: It is very soft and quite dense. It is also easy to use. The result is really soft and natural.
I like to use it with the cream blush.
Negative: It sheds a lot and the black dye bleeds out of it every time I wash it.
It’s not stiff enough to use it for stippling. It’s too soft for applying liquid foundation.
My favorite items:
Eye Shading – E55 – I use it every time because I like to use pigments and it’s a really useful tool for that.
Pencil – E30 – I have small eyes and I find it useful for smudging the eye shadows in the inner/outer corner of my eye and also the crease.
Soft, dense, good quality of the leather clutch and affordable price.
Some brushes shed, bleed, are a bit scratchy and not sturdy as I mentioned above.
However, the quality is not bad at all, I’m satisfied with this brush set.
I want to try more products from Sigma, hopefully soon.
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