Hi, everyone! My love for makeup brushes (along with my brush collection) has increased exponentially over the past couple of years and, in the process, I have discovered some of the best brands for makeup tools out there. One range I'd been dying to try was Sigma, as their affordable, yet professional quality offerings have always gotten raves among the makeup community. So when Canadian beauty e-tailer Obsessed Look (check out their site, here) offered to send me two Sigma eye brushes of my choice to try out, I jumped at the opportunity!
It was definitely a tough decision, but the two brushes I opted for were the E30 Pencil Brush* and the E25 Blending Brush*. Here they are side-by-side:
Both brushes come with silver hardware, sleek black handles labelled with the name of the brush (handy!), and soft ivory-white bristles:
I chose the E30 Pencil Brush* ($15.99 CAD) as I'd been lusting after MAC's pencil brush for years but had always balked at the price. I really enjoy applying darker-toned eye shadows as liner, but I find that the typical angled liner brushes make for messy work of this process. Sigma promises that their Pencil Brush will not only apply shadow liner easily, but is also suited for smudging out pencil liner for a smokier look. I really must agree- it does the job perfectly! I find that the brush is dense enough to apply a fairly precise (though not thin) stroke of shadow liner to both top and bottom lash lines, yet fluffy and flexible enough to apply a lighter wash of colour, if desired. Wonderful for a subtly smokey look! Plus, I've had very little eye shadow fallout with this, which is a huge plus. No speckled cheeks!
I selected the E25 Blending Brush* ($15.99 CAD) because it reminded me of the much-coveted MAC 217, but at a fraction of the price. I'm always on the lookout for brushes that both apply and blend shadows effortlessly, and this one seemed to fit the bill! Sigma touts that the Blending Brush is ideal for adding a quick wash of colour on the lid, blending shades with some precision (thanks to the tapered shape), and buffing out any harsh lines or edges. Again, this really works as promised! The brush is structured and dense enough to give control, yet fluffy enough that it can apply a sheer layer of colour or create soft edges perfectly. I can see this being a daily staple!
And a couple more close-ups of the brushes for a clear sense of shape and texture:
Overall, I am super impressed with my Sigma brush selections. Not only are they sleek and professional looking, the bristles are also super soft and they are constructed to perfectly fulfill their desired use. The thoughtful detail in the design is evident and their amazing performance is proof! I can definitely see myself picking up more Sigma brushes to come. Can't argue with this type of quality, especially for the price!
If you're in Canada and interested in checking out Sigma brushes, you can find them online at Obsessed Look, here! Plus, all Sigma brushes ship for free from the site, which is a lovely bonus!
Thanks for stopping by, everyone! Half-way to the weekend! xo
* These products were sent to me by Obsessed Look for trial and review. The opinions in this review are 100% authentic and represent my own, unbiased takes on the brushes.