Sigma 10-piece Synthetic Essential Kit - REVIEW
After a month of testing these babies out, I am finally up to do a review! One thing I surely can’t miss to share with you guys is my thoughts about Sigma’s ever-famous synthetic essential kit. I got the 10-piece set instead of the 8-piece. Glad I waited longer because I almost literally hit the buy button on the latter. Anyway, if I’m not mistaken, this set retails for $119.00. I bought this using my own sweat and money :)
I love this set because it’s cruelty-free, much more cheaper compared to MAC brushes, and also, the density of the brushes is superb. The face brushes gives me full coverage. If you are a fan of sheer to medium coverage, you might want to skip this set in your collection.
I had to make sure I experience the use-wash-review method so I can really share my overall honest experience. Well, I am am delighted that these hardly ever shed. They look good as brand new after the first wash. Sure, there might be hair excess along the way especially when you haven’t used this and after your first wash. I guess all brushes are like that!
A closer look at the face brushes…
Now, unto the precision brushes… I have read these small brushes are used to mimic your fingertips. So if you don’t like touching your face with your hands when applying concealer, you might want to consider getting this. Or should I say, if you are super conscious with sterile stuff.
This set gives you 5 pairs of brushes meant to accommodate usage for the face or however you want to work on them. It actually depends on each user how they want to use the brush. Trust me, this brush is very versatile.
Let’s break down by pairing these brushes according to form and number.
F80 (Flat Kabuki brush) + P80
F80- I use this to apply my favorite loose powder, Ben Nye Banana Visage, after applying cream or liquid concealer.
P80- Works great when blending out cream products especially on contouring the nose. You can also use this for under-eye concealer.
F82 (Round Kabuki brush) + P82
F82- I use this to apply cream or liquid products to my face. I can say this is the “little-one” among the brushes included in the set because it’s the most dense and the hair is a bit short in length compared to the others.
P82- Helpful in applying my favorite Bobbi Brown corrector when I feel like I don’t want to use my fingers to blend it to my skin. It hardly absorbs product to its hair. Just make sure to take time in blending the product properly to avoid undereye creasing.
F84 (Angled Kabuki Brush) + P84
F84- Heaven-sent! I use this to apply my favorite contour cream from PAC (Malaysian cosmetic brand). You might prefer to use this in applying your favorite liquid or cream foundation since its angled structure reaches areas that flat brushes are not capable of.
P84- I use this to blend out products such as concealer, correctors, or whatever creamy products I use. You might also want to have this if you are a fan of cream eyeshadows. Blend, blend, blend!
F88 (Flat Angled Kabuki Brush) + P88
F88- This is naturally a combination of F80 +F84. The versatility is superb. You might not need the two brushes aforementioned since this will really do its job to apply products on hard-to-reach areas as well as in blending out products properly to the face. If used still on pressed or powdered products, not a problem. Flawless is a given.
P88- I love to use this in applying cream products to the nose for contouring purposes. Then I use the P80 to blend out the product.
F86 (Tapered Kabuki Brush) + P86
F86 - Heavenly structured to apply cream or liquid products to the face. I can say this is the most versatile of them all. You can use this for contouring, for blending out concealer, or even use this for applying liquid or cream foundation. If you are only contemplating to get one from this set, get this!
P86 - Highly preferred to blend out products on hard-to-reach areas…be it blending out concealer, foundation, powder, etc!
These brushes are not intended to use for cream or liquid products only. They can also be used for pressed or powdered products. To some, you might not need all 10 brushes. So make sure to choose the brushes according to usage and preference.
OVERALL RATE: 9/10 stars!
If not for the stray hair popping out when I took them off from the box, I would have rated this brush set perfectly. So far, no further problems on these brushes. I am 100% proud to say that THIS IS MY FAVORITE BRUSH SET EVER INVESTED.
If you want to purchase this set, you can get them directly at http://www.sigmabeauty.com
I also do international pre-orders through my online shop but at this time when I purchased this, I stopped my pre-ordering schedule beforehand. So I ordered somewhere else. If you are in the Philippines, and don’t want to have international shipping issues, then MAKEUPHOLICS will grant your favor in purchasing this set for you! LIKE her page! https://www.facebook.com/MakeupHolicsbycute7teen
I hope you find this review helpful. Please contact me via email if you have any questions. My e-mail address is on the side bar of this blog. Have a Sigmaaaa-beauty-ful day, everyone!