Sigma Makeup Brushes - Review

Sigma's 'Essential Kit' brushes.
Morning all! I always get asked about what makeup brushes I use - my favourite brushes are from Sigma - I've had the Essential Kit (€67/£56/$89) for nearly 2 years now. I use the brushes daily, and they're in perfect condition. I also own brushes my Face2, Real Techniques, Urban Decay, M.A.C and No.7, but I still find my Sigma ones to be my most reached for! They wash fantastically, and barely shed. Sigma brushes are proven to be as good, if not better, than M.A.C brushes. I've never really felt the need to buy M.A.C brushes, because I find them really expensive; I own the 217 brush but that's it. I'm happy enough with my Sigma brushes. 
I use most of the brushes in the Essential Kit daily, and my favourite ones from the kit are definitely the E40 Tapered Blending Brush and F60 Foundation brush. I only have sheeding problems with the F50 Duo-Fibre brush, but it's nothing to extreme. I only use it for contouring, not foundation application, so there's never brush hairs all over my face!
My package arrived within a week from the USA, when I ordered my brush kit. (Sigma DO ship to Ireland, click the 'Republic of Ireland' choice in the drop-down list.) They were packaged beautifully in a mesh bag, and came with a full guide on how to use and take care of the brushes. I also received a complimentary travel-sized blending brush with the kit. 
Overall, I give the kit 9/10 - the point knocked off for the Duo-Fibre brush shedding. I'd highly recommend them to anyone; I don't see why people spend money on M.A.C and other cosmetic brands' brushes, when there's amazing Sigma ones available at a fraction of the price?! 

Sigma also sell makeup palettes, cleansing tools and much more, check them all out here!

(This video is a few months old.)

What makeup brushes do you use?


  1. Lovely review!
    Leanne, I absolutely lived for your videos on youtube. They literally made my day. Why don't you still make them, but instead upload them here? :)

  2. I have the Make Me Classy travel kit (I was feeling cheap as a first time Sigma buyer) and it's amazing. I want a full size set of brushes and I'm torn between getting this or just the face kit, but your review is pretty much pushing me to buy the Essential Kit now! I couldn't agree more about the foundation and tapered blending brushes either!

  3. I went on ebay to see if they had cheaper shipping costs and the brushes are twice the price! might be swayed to splurge on these! xxxx

  4. im in desperate need for new brushes and im leading towards one of the Sephora brand kits which my friend, a professional dancer with a lot of make-up needs, highly recommended. i suppose there no more then €10. i have been hearing alot about sigma from other blogs/reviews as well. as much as i would to love to buy these, i dont make much as a student and feel better off going with the sephora ones (for the lower price) i currently use harmon brand brushes (which i bout here in new york for about 7 us dollars) they get the job done but they tend to have a strange blend of both brittle and fine hair that dont clean very well.

  5. I never knew they shipped to Ireland, I agree Mac's brushes are crazy priced. This set looks fab Leanne, was shipping expensive?


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