Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Review: Sigma Essential Brush Kit (face and eyes)

The Sigma Makeup Essential Brush Kit ( 12 brushes ) contains professional quality brushes for face and eyes. They are technically perfect and precise. Easy to use, soft and durable. All brushes were carefully hand-sculpted and assembled using the finest quality materials. They feature wood handles and nickel-plated ferrules.
source: Sigma Makeup


I received this amazing and wonderful brush set as a surprise gift from my boyfriend ^_^. He was really paying attention when I was giving him hints on how much I've been wanting these brushes for the longest time lol. I first saw them in Enkore's review on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrJipnn1Ls4 . They're like copy cat of Mac brushes from the way the look and how they're numbered. Enkore said, they're they're super soft and very comparable to the real Mac brushes without the expensive price tag.


Sigma Makeup offers different kinds of brush kits. The one my bf got was the "Essential Brush Kit" for faces and eyes. It includes 5 face brushes and 7 eye brushes. It's more than enough brushes you need to create a whole makeup look and more.

Face brushes
  • ss150 powder brush/ natural bristles. Ideal for powder products.
  • ss187 Stipling brush/ blend of natural and synthetic brushes. Ideal for liquid foundation and blush 
  • ss168 angled blush brush/ natural bristls. Ideal for blush and contour. 
  • ss190 foundation brush/ synthetic bristles. Ideal for cream foundation.
  • ss194 concealer brush/ synthetic bristles. Ideal for concealer use.
Eye brushes
  • ss275 angled eye shadow brush/ natural bristles. Ideal for higlighting unher the brows and crease area.
  • ss266 angled eye liner brush/ synthetic bristles. Ideal for cream, gel liners and filling the eye brows.
  • ss252 flat eye shader brush/ natural bristles. Ideal for cream eye shadows, loose eye shadow and pigments.
  • ss239 eye shadow brush/ natural bristles. Ideal for pressed and loose eye shadows.
  • ss224 blening brush/crease brush/ natural bristles. Ideal for blending colors and harsh lines.
  • ss219 pencil brush/ natural bristles. Ideal for smudging, precise color on the crease and lower lashline.
  • ss209 eye liner brush. Ideal for lining the eyes.

A free travel size SS217 brush was included for every order. Sweeeeeet!



The entire brush kit after it has been washed and dried. They are beautiful ^_^
Rating: 5 out of 5.

After using them for a week and I can honestly say that I'm in love with these brushes!!! I'm thakful for Sigma Makeup for making wonderful brushes we can all love and afford.

-The quality has surpassed my expectation. They were better than I thought.
-The brushes were well made and very durable.
-Some brushes were even better than MAC
-The bristles are super soft. I couldnt get over how soft they were.
-You cant beat the price. Its $69.00 for 12 brushes. If you want the brush roll included, its $89.00.
-Brush guards were inluded for the face brushes.

-Some of the brushes were not exact dupe of the Mac brushes in terms of size (217, 266, and 252) but I dont really care because they are still good quality.
-There were a little shedding the first time I washed them. But this is normal for any brushes.

Check out their wesite for more information
Search them on youtube for more reviews
 Ren-ren's review.

Do you own any Sigma brushes? What are your thoughts?


  1. great review becky! I've always wanted to try sigma brushes. I know, you can't beat the price its just amazing! thank you for sharing!

  2. awesome!
    i sure wish i can afford to buy it

    if its here in the philippines there's a chance, but since its already expensive as it is (though not as expensive that mac), i think the shipping can also be expensive

    great to know you already have them!

  3. Ive been looking at these brushes everyday on their website, too bad they don't ship to the philippines! :)

  4. I love Sigma brushes, I always watch Sigma Brushes review in Youtube. I hope some of the malls here in Manila will carry them ^_^

  5. I'm so jealous!! I will get some very soon, I'm looking foward! I ll get the trevel set, so I don't need to carry my Mac ones when I travel and for my purse.

  6. that's a nice gift from your boyfriend :) they look and sound great- i'm even more curious about them now. i don't own any sigma brushes yet though.

  7. aww how sweet is your boyfriend??! =) Ive been looking at those brushes, im almost convinced that I should buy them NOW haha tagged you in my blog btw :)

  8. you're so lucky to have those brushes..
    lol after seeing and reading your review..my mind is telling me to buy and get it now.
    I've been wanting to buy those Sigma brushes for a long time but this time for sure im gonna get it haha..
    Thanks for sharing!

  9. I've read so many great reviews about Sigma, they would be wonderful to try as they are comparable to MAC i heard!

  10. Thanks for the comment Becky. =] I've just got to remind myself not to get frustrated so easily over my skin. I'll figure it out before I'm 40 lol.

    Great review on the brushes. I've been looking for some other than the ones over at Coastal Scents that would be comparable to MAC. I feel much more comfortable buying these rather than the CS brushes. So thanks the review.

  11. wow thanks for the review! I don't think I can shell out so much money for MAC brushes hehe

  12. wow those brushes are beautiful and hey if they're comparable to MAC might as well buy them instead! I love how you lined them all up and labeled them, so convinent to read.

    Yeah Tilas bisexual... But I dunno man cuz I've only seen her dating guys... like in terms of being in "official hollywood relationships". Maybe she's just confused. LOL!

  13. I am drooling over your brushes! so pretty!

  14. I hear mix reviews about this, but the brushes look quite nice! I might try it if my Pupa brush set ever gets retired, lol. Nice post dear!
    I also have an award for you. (:

  15. Oh yes, brushes are the most important make up tools...no beautiful make up without quality brushes :-)

    Have a great weekend Becky, cheers: Evi

  16. woot woot!!! Look at all those gorgeous brushes you lucky gal! They look awesome - enjoy!

  17. quality brushes are a must, they really make a difference!

  18. WOW!!! I want one too!! So i won't overused my mac brushes! :] they do look like MAC brushes and even has the same number! cool!

  19. Oh WOW, this is a great post & you have the most gorgeously cool site here. I had to stop by to leave this comment for you – and to say hi ! Your posts are original - it's all perfect ! Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes....have a great Sunday !

  20. Great review. I think I'll drop hints to my husband to get these for me on our anniversary. ;)

  21. i ordered my sigma brushes online. i was wondering if customs gave you a hard time.. did you have to pay for taxes or something?

  22. is sigma not located in the US?? great review, becky, thank you!

  23. You are one lucky gal! I've been watching TiffanyD review and use these products on YT. I want a brush set so badly!

  24. girls, just want to share that they do ship to manila. i got mine last august '09! (although i had to wait 5 weeks for it, got a bit scared that maybe someone at the post office took it - i was wrong!)

    my boyfriend bought them for me too since he knows that i'm really a make up addict. they're really nice, especially the face brushes, almost like the mac ones.

    goodluck to those who want to buy them!

  25. I plan on buying this sigma set