One of the lovely gifts I got from my sister was the very coveted sigma brush set. I really wanted to have a larger brush set and didn’t want to amass them one by one because they are so expensive! Sigma brushes are excellent quality makeup brushes at a great quality. I already own a few Laura Mercier brushes which are some of my favorites. After using my sigma brushes for a few weeks, I am going to say that I still love LM brushes but they are not unilaterally my favorite. Some styles of brush, I prefer sigma, others Laura.
Here is the brush roll it comes with. Very pretty.
The set comes with 12 full sized brushes for $99. They were running a special for $79 over the holidays plus a 15% discount code! Pretty stellar deal.
Large Powder-F30: Natural bristles, exceptionally soft and fluffy.
Duo Fiber – F50: Natural and synthetic bristles. Good for applying bronzer or highlighters that need a soft touch.
Large Angled Contour- F40: Another winner of bleached natural bristles. Good for cheek contour and blush.
Foundation- F60: Very Soft Synthetic Bristles. Better than my LM foundation brush at a fraction of the price.
L to R Tapered Blending- E40: soft and fluffy natural bristles, very nice and comparable to LM ponytail brush. Perfect for blending out the crease. Large Shader- E60: tightly packed natural bristles good for blending primer or cream shadow. Acts more like a synthetic fiber brush.
L to R. Medium Angled Shading- E70: Natural bristles with a nice shape. This is good for applying crease color. Eye Shader- E55: Dense, natural bristles great for packing on color.
R to L. Concealer- F70: Tapered synthetic bristles. I have LM’s concealer brush and love it. I think this one is too big to be a concealer brush. I use this more for highlight, wet shadows, and packing color onto a smudged eyeliner. Pencil- E30: this is a circular natural bristle brush great for outer v shading or smudging.
L to R. Small Angle- E65: Synthetic small angle brush great for brows or eyeliner. Eyeliner- E05: Synthetic small tipped brush good for wet shadow as eyeliner.
Overall Rating: A
Sigma Makeup brushes cannot be beat for the price to quality ratio. They are undoubtedly a better deal than MAC, BB or LM. I say go get em!