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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Review + Swatches: Sigma Synthetic Eye Brushes for Cream Products

Maybelline Barely Branded vs Benefit Bikini Tini Swatch

Sigma Cream Synthetic Eyeshadow Brushes Review

Sigma's synthetic eye brushes stand out from their competition because they come in a wide range of sizes and shapes. You're bound to find one that's perfect for you. The ones mentioned in this post are all made of synthetic material and animal cruelty-free. I love using them to work with cream eyeshadows and concealer because they glide product onto the skin smoothly and evenly.


Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal Eye Shadow Barely Branded Swatch

Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow in 70 Barely Branded (around $6) - This shade is also called Beige Mist. I already made a full review with additional swatch comparisons in a previous post. The formula sets quicker than the Benefit one and Barely Branded is more beige. It contains 4g/0.14oz and is more budget friendly.

Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Bikini-Tini ($20) - The formula is creamier and has a more pink undertone. I find that it doesn't dry up in the pot as fast as the Maybelline one. It contains 4.5g/0.16oz.

I love both and use them as a base for my powder eyeshadows. They both last on my oily lids for at least 12 hours without creasing.

Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow Bikini Tini Swatch

Benefit Cream Eyeshadow Swatches Bikini-Tini

Sigma Sigmax Brushes Review

Sigma P84 vs P82 Brush Review

1. Sigma P84 Precision Angled Brush ($19) - This one is the biggest of them all. Therefore, it can cover a bigger portion of the lid faster. I also like that the bristles are not too stiff and it blends my cream shadow bases like a dream. It's also great for highlighting the bridge of the nose.

Sigma P82 Brush Review Dupe

2. Sigma P86 Precision Tapered Brush ($19) - This one covers a bigger portion of the lid faster than the E44 and therefore, is more suitable for those with a bigger eye area. It's also great for spot concealing blemishes on the face because it has a pointed tip that's still flexible and wide enough for buffing product into the skin, effortlessly.

3. Sigma E44 Firm Blender Brush ($16) - This one is smaller than the P86 brush and offers more precision. It's not too stiff to the point that it blends away product, which is a major plus. It's my favorite brush to work with cream shadow bases because it applies and buffs the product where I want it to. (I prefer not to use it as a crease brush because the bristles are made of synthetic material. I just find brushes with natural bristles to work better with powder products.)

4. Sigma P82 Precision Round Brush ($19) - This one is more firm than the P84 and P86 brush. I like using it to spot conceal blemishes. It just blends the product into my skin effortlessly when using it in a tapping motion.

Sigma E44 vs P86 Brush Review

Sigma E32 Exact Blend Brush Review

5. Sigma E55 Eye Shading Brush - This one comes in the Mr. Bunny Essential Kit ($179), which includes 12 brushes and a brush holder, and is currently not sold individually. The main difference between this one and the P84, P86 and P82 brushes is that the E55 provides more precision, while the other brushes have a wider area on the tip and therefore, blends and buffs alot easier. 

6. Sigma E32 Exact Blend Brush ($14) - This one is smaller and slightly thicker than the E55. It lays down product and blends exactly where you want it to. I find it to be more suitable for those with small eyes. Not only is it great to use with cream shadow bases, but also with concealer to cover minor blemishes on the face.

Sigma E55 vs E32 Brush Review

Sigma F70 Concealer Brush Review

7. Sigma F70 Concealer Brush from the Mr. Bunny Essential Kit ($179) - This one is slightly thicker than the one that you can buy individually and the handle is a smidgen longer. However, the differences are insignificant and work practically the same. They both offer precision and are great at laying down cream eye bases onto the lids if you have small eyes. Because the bristles are firm, they provide excellent control and are also great for spot concealing blemishes on the face.

8. Sigma F70 Concealer Brush ($14) - Although the brush is slightly thinner, it works the same as the one that comes in the Mr. Bunny kit. 

Sigma F70 Concealer Brush Dupe

Sigma Eye Brushes Review

Bottom Line: The Sigma brushes mentioned in this post are all great in terms of quality. I've had them a few years and they have maintained their shape very well without any shedding and still feel very soft without any prickly feeling. Choosing the best one for you depends on your personal preference in terms of shape and size. 

Note: If you're getting only a few brushes and don't want to pay for shipping, then you can have them shipped to you for free through Nordstrom regardless of the order amount. The Mr. Bunny Essential Kit can be purchased through Dermstore with free shipping. Maybelline Barely Branded can be purchased at drugstore.com, Target and Ulta. Benefit Bikini-Tini is available on their online store


Which shape is your favorite?

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