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Sigma® Professional Brush Kit

Sigma Makeup Professional Brush KitI have become a rather big fan of Sigma®, and today I finally got my Sigma® Professional Brush Kit, which I have been eyeballing for a long time now. I bought the full set with the brush roll, in black of course, and seeing that I'm very pleased with everything else I own from Sigma®, I'm sure I'll love these brushes as well. I also got my retractable kabuki brush from their Hollywood Collection, and a complimentary eyeshadow in Indian Girl and the SS217 in travel size.

Some time in November I also got the Sigma® Beauty on the Go Kit. These are Sigma®'s new eyeshadow collection, and comes in four different editions; Neutral Shades, Smoky Eyes, Fun Colors, Blush and Highlight. The latter consisting of one highlight color, and three different blushes. None of the eyeshadows are matte, but more on the frosty side according to MakeupByTiffanyD (click to see swatches). Each shadow comes in a separate box, but can be easily popped out and put into a quad, also sold by Sigma®. Genius, if you ask me. There's even no need for labeling as each shadow comes with a sticker on the back of it, and shows through on the back of the quad. I love the idea, and it makes the lemming even harder to resist. This way you can customize each quad just the way you'd like, for instance the highlight, a blush and two eyeshadows in one quad when you're on the go. Neat! You can either buy the complete boxed set, which includes with all four kits - just don't forget to pick up three extra palettes, as this set only comes with one - or you can buy them separately.

I tried these eyeshadows when I was in a bit of a hurry, so I didn't bother with using a primer underneath. Oh, stupid me. I experienced a little bit of fallout since these shadows are indeed shimmery (I'm even tempted to say glittery), which naturally pissed me off. I hate fallout, and therefore a good primer is an absolute must when you want to wear these. I also got the feeling of having a rather "greasy lid", something a primer would also have prevented. My fault entirely. I'll be giving them another chance very soon, and I'll be sure to use my beloved Urban Decay Primer Potion first. How did I live without this stuff before?

Contains:
• SS150 (F30) Large Powder Brush
• SS187 (F50) Duo Fibre Brush
• SS168 (F40) Large Angled Contour Brush
• SS190 (F60) Foundation Brush
• SS194 (F70) Concealer Brush
• SS275 (E70) Medium Angled Shading Brush
• SS266 (E65) Small Angle Brush
• SS252 (E60) Large Shader Brush
• SS219 (E30) Pencil Brush
• SS224 (E40) Tapered Blending Brush
• SS209 (E05) Eye Liner Brush
• SS239 (E55) Eye Shading Brush

As already stated several times (here and here), I have a few Sigma® brushes from before, and I love them to death. I know that some people swear by their M·A·C brushes, and in a way I do too, but the Sigma® brushes are close enough in quality, and way cheaper. Please don't misunderstand though, I'm not saying that cheap is good - because when it comes to makeup it's about having good tools and good products to work with, and Sigma® has proven that good and cheap may also go hand-in-hand. I would never abandon or switch my M·A·C brushes for any other brand, but I reach for my Sigma® ones just as often - and I absolutely love the übercute short handled travel sized ones. So convenient!

Looking for good brushes? Check out Sigma®.

Photo © Sigma Enterprises LLC

Posted by Shamini on January 9, 2010 – 7:12 PM

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  1. Jeg er blitt så glad i Sigma koster, de er jo kjempebra. De øyenskyggene derimot er jeg ikke helt solgt på, de ser så utrolige shimmery ut, nesten verre enn Urban Decay jo. Synd, jeg syns palette systemet virker veldig praktisk. Hvis du orker/har tid vil jeg gjerne se en EOTD med sigma e/s… Har du prøvd koster fra coastal scents? jeg venter på en pakke med koster derfra, trenger noen ekstra blendekoster, så slipper jeg å vaske mac217 for hver gang jeg sminker meg..

  2. Jeg er litt der at jeg ikke helt vet hva jeg skal synes om øyenskyggene selv. Jeg skal gi dem en ny sjanse, med primer under, og så får vi se hva jeg finner ut. Lover å ta bilde samtidig, så kan du få se! Jeg syntes ikke at den smokey eyes paletten så så veldig skimrende ut i videotutorialen til Tiffany, men IRL skiftet jeg noe mening. Kanskje den fungerer bedre om man blander den med matte skygger fra et eller annet annet merke?

    Koster fra Coastal Scents har jeg dessverre ikke prøvd. Jeg har bare handlet der to ganger, og nå sist kjøpte jeg en sånn bøyd eyelinerkost, men den var ikke av Coastal Scents’ egne. Kjøpte den HD-foundationen deres (må testes, den skal jo være så fantastisk) og en gel liner.

  3. Ok, ja vi får nå se hva CS kostene gjør for meg, skal lage innlegg om det en dag. Den foundationen har jeg lyst på men aner ikke hvilken farge jeg burde velge.. hva valgte du? og hvordan bestemte du deg for det?

  4. Jeg valgte fargen ST-05. Jeg var usikker på om jeg skulle gå for den som var et hakk lysere, men da jeg mailet dem og spurte (og forklarte litt om hvordan jeg ser ut) fikk jeg til svar at ST-05 var den jeg skulle gå for. Det stemmer forøvrig ganske bra med at Fafinettex3 på YouTube bruker den, for vi er ganske like i fargen. Den er nok tidvis en anelse mørk for meg, men jeg blir jo som de fleste andre endel lysere i vinterhalvåret.


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