Up until about a month or two ago the only Sigma brush I owned was the famous F80 Flat Top Kabuki. It is and has always been my absolute favourite brush, which is why I really wanted to try some more Sigma brushes. While browsing through the Sigma department on Lookfantastic I came across this adorable little set of three bright pink makeup brushes. I decided to order it and give it a go. Since I’ve had these brushes for quite a while now I had a lot of time to test them and figure out what I really think about them. Today I’m going to share that information with you guys. So, if you’re interested in finding out more about these adorable Sigma brushes, make sure you continue reading!
This little set is called the Sigma Girl Color Pop Collection. It isn’t a new set, I believe it has been around for ages, but that doesn’t make it any less amazing. The three brushes come in a little thin can that is quite easy for on the go, however, it doesn’t fit too many brushes so if you do want to bring a lot more than three brushes it might not be that practical. Anyway, the brushes look really cute. The handles are hot pink and have ‘Sigma Girl’ written on them. I really like the hot pink colour because it’s girly and fun and it’s also very handy when you’re looking for a specific brush because these three really stand out.
One thing to keep in mind is that these brushes aren’t full size. With that I don’t mean that they have less hairs than the full sizes, but the handles are shorter. Maybe travel size is a better word to describe them. When I heard that these weren’t full sizes I wasn’t really sure whether I was as happy with them as I thought I was going to be because sometimes the smaller version of really amazing brushes aren’t as amazing as the original ones quality wise. I have to admit that I don’t have the original version of these brushes so I can’t compare them to those, but I can tell you everything else about them.
Sigma Girl Color Pop Collection Brush Set – €26,95
Okay, let’s start discussing the brushes shall we? The first brush I’m going to be talking about is the Sigma Girl F40 Large Angled Contour. It’s a pretty standerd shape, but one I think is essential in any brush collection. For me large angled brushes like this one are great for bronzing, blush and contour. Because of the shape of this brush, the size and the stiffness of the hairs I prefer using this particular brush for contour. It’s a bit too stiff for blush or bronzer in my opinion.
The hairs of this brush are synthetic and even though they are super soft this isn’t a very fluffy brush. It’s actually quite dense. And to be completely honest with you guys I didn’t expect it to be. I thought this brush was going to be very soft, fluffy and just everything but dense. So when I found out how dense it was I was quite disappointed. And please don’t get me wrong, I don’t think this brush is horrible and I don’t think the quality is bad, I just didn’t expect it to be this dense. I don’t know whether it’s this dense because it’s a travel size or if the full size is the same way, but either way it’s too dense for blush in my opinion, but perfect for contour.
Sigma F40 Large Angled Contour (full size) – €21,45
The reason why I don’t think this brush is perfect for blush is because it doesn’t really distribute the product all over the cheeks evenly. Because of the density of the hairs you’ll get a lot of colour where you put the brush to the face and then you have to blend really well in order to get it to look evenly. I also think it picks up a bit too much colour for blush. If you’re working with a very pigmented blush, this brush will easily make it look too intense thanks to the density of the hairs.
However, for contour it is perfect. Because it’s not that fluffy it isn’t that wide and therefore it fits perfectly into the hollows of the cheeks. It’s perfect for creating that sharp contour and I think it’s especially great when you’re working with a contour powder that isn’t too pigmented because this brush does pick up a lot of colour.
Overall I think the Sigma F40 Large Angled Contour is a great brush. It’s very soft and the hairs just feel really nice. The shape of the brush is great and it works amazing for contouring. However, if you’re intending on using it as a blush brush you might want to look for something else!
Moving on to the second brush. This is the Sigma Girl E55 Eye Shading. I always love getting simple eyeshadow brushes like this one because I think you just can’t have enough of them. The shape of this brush looked very interesting to me and I also really like the hairs. Usually I’m all about the white-haired brushes, but when it comes to eye shading brushes I also like these brown hairs. I don’t know if it actually makes any difference, but I always think it does.
Anyway, let’s start talking about the hairs since the hairs make or break the brush. When it comes to eye shader brushes I like em fluffy. Of course it’s nice to have a couple stiff ones in the collection, but the fluffy kind is my favourite kind. On the picture this brush looked pretty fluffy, but it is quite short which made me doubt my thoughts. And I have to say I can’t say it’s super fluffy but it’s also not stiff. It’s just a mixture between the two, which is something I haven’t seen a lot before.
Sigma E55 Eye Shading Brush (full size) – €15,45
What I like about this brush is that it’s different. Even though it’s just an eyeshadow brush it is a little different from all the rest. The thing that makes it different is the fact that the hairs are a little shorter than usual. Because of that the brush works quite precise and that can be both a good and a bad thing. Some days when I just want one shade all over the lid this brush isn’t the perfect brush to do the job because it just takes longer to get the colour all over my lid. However, if I want to be a bit more artsy and apply more than one shade on my lid this is an amazing brush. This brush allows you to put a bit of shadow in just one place instead of on half of the lid at once.
So overall this brush is nice, but it does have two sides. I do really like how soft the hairs are, the rounded shape works really well and I love it for applying my eyelid shade on days I want to work more precisely. However, if you just want to slap on that lid shade quickly this isn’t the most practical brush. In that case you’re better off using something a little bigger. Aside from that it’s a great brush and I really enjoy using it!
Lastly we have the Sigma Girl E25 Blending brush. This is one of those typical MAC 217 kind of brushes. The white haired fluffy ones that are great for crease-work as well as applying eyeshadow to any other part of the eye. I really like brushes like this for pretty much everything, which is why I love having quite a few of them. This specific brush is made out of synthetic hairs and you can tell pretty well. The hairs do feel a bit more plastic or just fake compared to the hairs of my Zoeva Soft Definer or the MAC 217. Don’t get me wrong I don’t hate synthetic hair, but I did expect it to feel a little more real, especially since Sigma is supposed to be such an amazing brand when it comes to their brushes.
Despite the fact that the hairs feel a little plasticy I do really like the brush. It’s very soft and the shape works really well. Just like the F40 Large Angled Contour it is quite a dense brush so I do prefer using it for applying my eyelid shade or blending out the crease colour, but I’m not a huge fan of using it to apply my transition colour with, which is usually my favourite purpose of brushes like this one.
Sigma E25 Blending Brush (full size) – €15,36
After reading about this brush on the Feelunique website I realised that this brush is actually meant to be this dense. It’s not supposed to be very fluffy like my favourite 217-like brushes, it’s meant to be a little firmer. According to what I read this brush is meant to be used as a blending brush, they say it’s perfect for ‘controlled blending’. I could see why they say that since it’s a bit of a more dense and firm brush and therefore I do agree with them.
In my experience this brush works perfectly when it comes to blending. It doesn’t fade the colour up as far as a very fluffy blending brush would, but sometimes that isn’t the look I’m going for so in that case I don’t mind. I also think it’s a great brush when you want to blend a very harsh line since super fluffy brushes usually aren’t strong enough for that.
Overall I think the Sigma E25 Blending brush is pretty nice. It’s a bit different than I expected it to be, but when I finally figured out what the best purpose for it was I started to enjoy using it more and more!
Overall I really like this set. The packaging is adorable and I’m obsessed with the pink handles. The brushes are all a little different than I initially expected, but that doesn’t make this a bad set. I actually really like that they aren’t super basic since I already have a ton of those staple brushes. All together I think the quality of all three brushes is pretty amazing and therefore I think it’s a great set and definitely worth the money!
And that’s pretty much it for today. I hope you enjoyed reading today’s review and be sure to let me know what you think of this set and also let me know which Sigma brushes are your favourite!