Do Sigma Beauty’s eye makeup brushes live up to the hype? – Premium Professional Kit review part 2 of 2
Ah, the Sigma Beauty eye makeup brushes! I’ve had Sigma eye brush kits or individual brushes in my virtual shopping cart more than I can remember. These brushes are huge in the YouTube beauty community, and with good reason!
As usual, here’s my utmost honest review of these brushes!
There are 15 brushes total in the Premium Professional Kit from Sigma; 5 face brushes, 7 eye brushes, 1 lip brush and 2 concealer brushes. Here’s Sigma’s description of these brushes in order from left to right.
Lip – L05 Compact synthetic lip brush protected by a metal cap. Used for application of lip products such as lipstick, lip gloss, and lip balms.
Small Eye Liner – E10 Delivers a precise fine-line along the lash line. The length and density of the bristles are ideal for creating artistic designs.
Flat Definer – E15 Small, firm, and flat, this unique brush can be used to line the eyes for instant definition. Can be used with powder, liquid, or cream products.
Short Shader – E20 Flat, short, slightly rounded and dense brush. Perfect for precisely applying colors on the lid and smudging along the lash line.
Blending – E25 Oval-shaped brush with gently chiseled sides. Blends and softens the look of powder or cream shadows. Ideal to apply eye shadow primer, base eye shadow colors, and blend harsh lines.
Tapered Blending – E35 Fluffy, long-bristled brush with tapered tip. Ideally used to apply and blend color to the crease area and to soften harsh edges.
Small Tapered Blending – E45 Small domed brush with highly tapered tip. Versatile, this brush can be used to precisely apply and blend intense colors to the crease area.
Large Fluff – E50 Versatile fluff brush. Ideal for applying and blending powder products on the eyes and face. Can be used for applying single shades all over the lid, highlighting cheek bones, and for contouring.
Brand: Sigma Beauty
Brush Kit Name: Premium Professional Kit
Price: This kit costs $149, which saves you $49 if you were to buy these brushes individually. Google “Sigma discount code” and you’ll find a 10% off code easily.
Fibers: Most of the eye brushes are natural bristles, with the exception of the E05 Small Eye Liner brush, the E15 Flat Definer, and the L05 Lip. All are extremely soft and the brushes are densely packed where appropriate.
Application: The natural bristles of the eyeshadow brushes allow more shadow to be picked up as natural fibers will grab and hold onto powder product better than synthetic bristles. The synthetic eyeliner brushes are soft and uniform and apply a clean line especially when freshly washed.
Shedding: Unlike the face brushes, these shed a lot less, but understandably so. The smaller the diameter of the ferrule, the more likely the bristles toward the center won’t budge.
Washing: These wash and dry beautifully, with only minimal color bleed for the black brushes during the first couple of washes.
Least Used Out of these eye brushes, I actually use all of them daily, except the E20 Short Shader.
Favorites My pet brushes out of these are easily the E05 Small Eye Liner, E15 Flat Definer, and E45 Small Tapered Blending. Both of the eyeliner brushes apply my favorite Tarte eyeliner beautifully! The E15 is perfect for tightlining eyes; the uniform fibers and straight shape make tightlining a breeze. I love the E45 blending brush because of its unique shape; it’s basically the baby to the tapered face brush which made it into a Sunday Seven.
What would make this set perfect? Switch out the E25 or the E35 for their E30 Pencil brush! I feel like the E25 and E35 are so similar and shouldn’t be included in the same set. While I don’t own a Sigma Pencil Brush, the brush shape is definitely a necessity, especially for those of you that have a smaller eye area to work with, like me. (I have a similar one by Bdellium Tools).
Also, I would vote that the E20 Short Shader be switched out for the E60 Large Shader brush; something that would cover the lid better but still be able to pack on color.
Recommend? Yes, yes! Overall, this brush set is perfect for people looking to buy their first set of brushes, or even for those of you who are like me and have a ton of brushes but you’re not completely satisfied with the application, sizes, shapes, or quality of the ones you own. I’m extremely happy that I purchased this set as opposed to the Essential Kit; this set has unique but very functional and versatile brushes.
Oh yeah, and I can’t not say this: the case for this set is yuck! Check out my haul video if you haven’t seen it to find out why.
What are your go-to eye brushes, Sigma or not? What do you look for in an eye makeup brush?