Monday, 3 December 2012

Sigma Synthetic Essential Kit 10 Brushes Review

Time for another brush review, I decided to do Sigma's Synthetic Essential 10 Brush kit because I couldn't find a lot of them before I bought mine which I found useful for my needs. I'm not a MUA so these brushes are only for my own personal use! And the odd times where I do make up for a family member/good friend.

All the brushes come with clear covers.
So this kit comes with a total of 10 brushes, all of them are face brushes. They're all incredibly dense but the bristles are the perfect level of soft/firm for me (personal opinion). I also own the Sedona Lace version of these brushes which I will review later on. :)

From what I have personally observed, none of these brushes shed or bleed when/after washing. I wash my brushes after every single use (being a germaphobe) and these have survived brilliantly. These brushes are made with sigmax synthetic fibers which pick up product without absorption into the bristles. Same as the Mrs. Bunny Complete Kit I reviewed earlier (CLICK HERE to see what I wrote).

I am not a Sigma Affiliate, this brush set retails for $131.00 USD on the official Sigma website, CLICK HERE to go there in a separate window. Shipping time for myself in Sydney Australia was less than a week (incredible right? But then considering the amount of shipping I paid...)

You can also buy the larger brushes and smaller brushes in their own sets or separately on the Sigma website.

F86 - Tapered Kabuki Brush.
The tapered tulip shape of this brush makes it easy to reach and blend cream and liquid products in hard-to-reach areas of the face (such as around the eyes precisely). It is incredibly soft, quick-drying, and not streaky. It doesn't absorb a lot of product when used and is easy to clean due to it's highly tapered design.

F88 - Flat Angled Kabuki Brush.
The flat angled kabuki brush is excellent for full coverage foundation looks. It dispenses and blends the liquid products into the skin very quickly and allows for fuller coverage then other brushes in the kit. It works best for me when I apply it to the flat surfaces of my face and blend outwards. I like using the pointed tip for precise blending. This brush takes a long time to clean but it is still possible! ;)

F84 - Angled Kabuki Brush.

The round top kabuki brush is the excellent for precise contouring and blending. You can also use it for other things such as applying foundation but I just prefer it for contour.

F80 - Flat Kabuki Brush.
This flat top kabuki is good for packing on and blending out powder foundation, there is a risk of CAKE FACE. :(
But if used correctly and with a light hand, powder application can be flawless and last all night. :)

F82 - Round Kabuki Brush.
My favourite brush for foundation application, this round top kabuki brush will buff and blend foundation flawlessly into any skin type. For medium to high coverage foundations but you can easily use less product for a lighter coverage. A nightmare to clean but well worth the effort, trust me ;)

P80 - Precision Flat Brush.
The smaller brushes are exactly the same as the larger brushes in shape and density. :) This small flat top kabuki is good for spot or blemish concealing (remember, spot concealing prevents cake face)!

P82 - Precision Round Brush.
 This smaller round top kabuki brush mimics the shape and feel of fingers so it's perfect for buffing and blending in concealer or other cream products.

P88 - Precision Flat Angled Brush
This small flat angled kabuki brush is good for precise application of cream products in areas such as around the nose and mouth.

P84 - Precision Angled Brush.
The best brush for nose contouring ever! I can't believe I managed to live without this brush, it's amazing, I won't ever go back. This is the small rounded precision angled brush. ;)

P86 - Prevision Tapered Brush.
Perfect for the placement and blending of concealer around the eyes (especially the under eye area), this is the small precision tapered brush.

In conclusion, these brushes were created with the idea of professional uses in mind. It would be a bit unnecessary for the daily, personal make up looks but it great for dramatic, special occasion looks where there will be plenty of photos being taken and flawless and dramatic make up is required!

Keep in mind that these opinions are my own, I enjoy some of these brushes greatly but they may not work for you like they did for me. :)

Stay Beautiful! xx


  1. Hi Vee! I just bought this set today. I'm so excited to try it, and am even more impatient for it to get here now. 0.o I like your blog design. It's pretty!

    1. And by Vee, I mean Leanne. Sorry!

  2. Thank you Amber! ^_^ It's definitely worth the money, you can do your entire face make up with these brushes easily. Let me know how they go when they arrive. :)

  3. The f80 is supposed to be for liquid and cream foundations only....thats why your having cake face issues. The f82 is for powder and mineral powder foundations.

  4. The f80 is supposed to be for liquid and cream foundations only....thats why your having cake face issues. The f82 is for powder and mineral powder foundations.

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