I highly recommend this 12 Piece set from Sedona Lace for anyone who is starting out with make up or just wants back ups of staple favourites for their collection. They're incredibly inexpensive, especially when they're compared to other brands. I bought this set for $79.95 USD from the official Sedona Lace website. Shipping was less then $10 for two brush sets for that order. CLICK HERE to visit the exact place I bought this set from.
|All of the 12 Brushes!|
I found that all the brushes kept their shape but I always use a brush guard when drying my brushes. I also wash my brushes after every use (due to my sensitive skin and the fact that I'm terrified of germs). Hahaha!
Anyways, this kit comes with a hard-cover carrying case which stores your make up brushes easily and makes a good holder for your vanity table.
|The case has purple stitching to follow the theme of the Sedona Lace set. :)|
|Comparison of the size and materials used for the Sigma Mrs. Bunny Kit case and the Sedona Lace Kit case!|
As you can clearly see from the above picture, the case for the Sedona Lace brushes are almost twice the size of the Sigma Mrs. Bunny case! However, if I travel with my brushes (the cases were made with the intention of traveling in mind), I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND YOU USE THE SEDONA LACE CASE! If you look closely at the image, you will notice that the Sedona Lace case is completely lined with suede inside!
This is a terrible design idea for plenty of reasons:
- If you're not like me and wash your brushes after every use, you will accumulate product on the inside of the case if you use the case to hold your brushes. Or in my case, it will accumulate dust if you don't clean frequently!
- Unless the brushes you travel with have a slip-proof cover to protect the bristles, the suede material will rub against the bristles causing it to SPLAY outside the brush! Don't destroy your brushes by traveling with this case. I was very lucky to notice it in a trial run before risking destroying my brushes!
So to sum up the case: Sedona Lace is larger and therefore better for displaying brushes on your make up dresser table, but for the love of all that's good, do not use this case to travel with brushes or you will regret it sorely! Got that? Okay! :)
Time for the brushes:
|Sedona 850 Large Angled Contour & Sigma F40 Large Angled Contour Brush.|
|Sedona 376 Powder Brush & Sigma F30 Large Powder Brush.|
|Sedona 813 Duo Fibre & Sigma F70 Duo Fibre Brush.|
|Sedona 727 Foundation & Sigma F60 Foundation Brush.|
|Sedona 863 Tapered Blending & Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush.|
|Sedona 941 Large Shader & Sigma E60 Large Shader Brush.|
|Sedona 407 Medium Angled Shading & Sigma E70 Medium Angled Shading Brush.|
|Sedona 772 Eyeliner & Sigma E05 Eyeliner Brush.|
|Sedona 561 Small Angled & Sigma E65 Small Angled Brush.|
|Sedona 954 Concealer and Sigma F70 Concealer Brush.|
|Sedona 305 Eye Shading & Sigma E55 Eye Shading Brush.|
|Sedona 904 Pencil and Sigma E30 Pencil Brush.|
In conclusion, the Sedona Lace are very similar to the Sigma brushes - even down to using similar/the exact same names as their competitors! In the end the brand name does not matter, all that matters is what brushes work best for you. When you find a good fluffy brush which is perfect for you and your method of make up application - it will be difficult to find a substitute! So remember to keep an open mind and to be honest, you will probably end up buying both sets since you will always wonder "what if the other suits me more?". Just. Like. Myself... ;)
Also a cool fact I found out a while ago: Sigma brush codes which start with F (e.g. F30), refer to face brushes. When they start with the letter E, they are intended for eye make up!
All of these opinions are my own, what works well for me may not work well for you. Please use these reviews as a general guideline only, my words are not written in stone (they're typed on a laptop) and I will edit my posts if/when my opinion of them changes. ;)
Stay Beautiful! xx