Sigma makeup brushes – worth the price tag?

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Sigma Makeup Brushes

Sigma have been on the beauty scene for a while now, I remember when beauty bloggers first went crazy over their brushes and since then I’ve always been curious to try them, but found myself reaching for cheaper alternatives when it came to parting with my money. When Sigma got in touch with me I did a little squeal and just had to say yes to the opportunity to test out and review some of their makeup and brushes.

I was sent seven brushes* to test out, and now that I have them in my possession I thought I would write a mini review on each for you. Of course, these are just first impressions, and when it comes to how well the brushes wear with time I will have to update you at a later date. But for now, I can share if I think the brushes are worth the price tag compared to the cheaper alternatives I own.

F30 sigma Large Powder Brush

F30 – Large Powder Brush

I don’t tend to use powder brushes like this, I prefer to use a stippling brush for a really light dusting of powder, or a kabuki when I’m really going for it. When it comes to this design, I just find for me that it makes applying and buffing in powder a bit tricky. If you already own a kabuki, I wouldn’t say you need this in your collection, but if you haven’t found your perfect powder brush yet, give it a whirl and see what you think.


F40 sigma Large Angled Contour Brush

F40 – Large Angled Contour Brush

I love brushes like this, they’re perfect for subtly applying highlighter and also buffing in a cream contour! This one is perfectly dense, which means it’s great at buffing in product and it’s the perfect size for applying a powder highlighter to my cheekbones. This is a bit pricy, and I do have alternatives that do the job just as well, but if you’re looking to splash out on a contour brush, this would be a good one to start with.


F80 sigma Flat Kabuki Brush

F80 – Flat Kabuki Brush

This brush is so dense I know it’s going to be perfect for buffing in my foundation for a flawless and natural finish! I’ve had my other kabuki brushes for a couple of years now, so I’m well overdue a new one. This one is beautiful and feels really soft. Like the others, it is pricy, but for this one I do think it’s worth it.


E40 sigma Tapered Blending Brush

E40 – Tapered Blending Brush

These eye brushes are an actual godsend. I find they’re the perfect tool for making any eyeshadow look smokey and sultry. I do have brushes similar to this, but find the more expensive ones I’ve owned are better at blending out the shadows, so I think this one is definitely worth the price tag.


E55 sigma Eye Shading Brush

E55 – Eye Shading Brush

As much as I love doing my makeup, I know I’m never going to be able to recreate the creative and artistic eyeshadow looks that a lot of makeup artists do. For me, the best I can do is apply a base colour, something in the crease and something darker on the outer third to smoke it out. This brush fits so snugly in my crease, it’s perfect for adding definition there. I haven’t actually been able to find a brush that’s perfect for this before, so I’m pleased I now have this one!


E20 sigma Short Shader Brush

E20 – Short Shader Brush

As you can see, this is just a slightly shorter version of the brush above. Therefore, I’m not sure how much use I will get out of it! I think I’ll probably end up just using it to smudge out my kohl eyeliner a bit for a more smokey look. Personally, I would buy either the E55 or E20, unless you’re a makeup artist I don’t think you would need both!


E30 Sigma Pencil Brush

E30 – Pencil Brush

Again with this one, I’m not too sure how I will end up using it, probably just to smudge out my liner or really work some product into my crease! It could be quite interesting to see what smudgey liner looks I can create using this and a dark eyeshadow – I will report back once I have done some experimenting…


*PR Samples

  • I have some Sigma brushes and I really like them. It’s an investment but it’s totally worth it, there’s nothing better than using good quality makeup brushes! xx

    Carolina’s Makeup Life

  • To me, Sigma is definitely worth the prices! I have a few that I bought years ago. I use them almost everyday, yet they’re still in tip top shape!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge