Behind every lover and dabbler of make up is her trusty set of make up brushes. I envy all of you with Real Techniques and MAC brushes because they sound freakin' amazing, but I'm here to talk about my trusty set of Sigma brushes. They are the Mrs. Bunny Essential Kit. I was lucky enough to be gifted this by my sister almost a year ago. Before I had these brushes I used a total of three brushes from Sephora. While I know you don't need to have a whole assortment of brushes to achieve nice looks, it always nice to have.
Any of the travel kits from Sigma would be perfect starter sets. I chose the Mrs. Bunny collection because I love the pink ferrels and blue handles. They just screamed 'Jessica!'. This set came with five face brushes and seven eye brushes, so Sigma has you covered with all the basics you'll need for any look. The face brushes include a; foundation brush, concealer brush, large powder brush, angled contour brush, and a duo fibre brush. The eye brushes include; eyeliner, pencil, tapered blending, eye shader, long eye shader, angled, and angled shading.
All of the brushes (face and eye) perform really well and I've managed to find a use for every single brush. Some even start to have multiple purposes as you get more "brush savvy", I guess you could say. I've had these for almost a year now and the ferrels haven't become loose or fallen off like some were saying so I was very happy with that! The bristles are synthetic (I'm not really sure of the difference between synthetic and natural, someone educate me!) and I'm not exactly sure how much of a role that plays, but the brushes pick up product (powder and cream!) spectacularly and then it applies like a dream, by that I mean evenly! No splotchy parts in between! Each brush does what it's "told" so to speak. Does that make sense? The blending brush really blends, the shader brush shades well, etc...
This set also comes with a travel case that holds the brushes comfortably and would be perfect for travel. Even better, you can use it as two brush holders!
I've heard Sigma brushes being compared to MAC brushes; like their cheaper cousin. I've never owned a MAC brush but these certainly keep me happy! If anything I only want MAC brushes for the name brand (I know, I know I'm a brand snob, you may silently judge!). The quality of these brushes is fantastic and you don't need to feel like you're settling for second best just because MAC may be a little more out of your reach. This whole kit retails for $120 on the SigmaBeauty website which seems like a big chunk of change, but doing the math it comes out to only $10 a brush, plus you get that nifty case. Not bad in my book for some really high quality stuff!
Overall, I'd recommend these to all you, for sure. The brushes are soft, the handles are sturdy, which means they'll last you for quite some time. They pick up just the right amount of product and basically do your make up for you. It's the perfect thing to buy or have someone gift to you if you don't have a whole lot of brushes because it really has you covered! The only thing that I would have loved in this kit is a crease brush. Then it would be A++.
What do you all think of the Sigma brushes? I also love their Sigmax brushes, but that's a whole other post ;)