Friday, March 23, 2012

Sigma Performance Eyes Kit

As soon as I saw these new brushes from Sigma I just HAD to get them! They are ADORABLE!  But besides their cute, smallness they are also very functional.  They are precision brushes made especially for eyes.

One of the things that convinced me to buy from Sigma, besides the high quality of their brushes, was that they label each one. They don't just put the number on each one, but they also write what each one was made for (E11 Eye Liner, E21 Smudge, etc.).  All of the eye brushes are marked with an E, the face brushes with an F, and L for the lip brush. Obviously there is no law that you HAVE to use the brush for what it was intended, but when you are first starting out, getting an idea for what each one is for is a HUGE help.

This kit includes 8 brushes made especially for the eyes.
From the Sigma Site:
Eye Liner - E11 For precise lining of upper and lower lash lines. Creates detailed and elaborate looks.

Tightline Liner - E16 Ideal for application of cream, gel and powder formulas on the upper lash line.
Waterline Liner - E17 Perfectly applies cream, gel and powder formulas on the lower lid waterline.
Smudge - E21 Soften harsh lines on the upper and lower lash lines.
Blending - E36 Precise blending of powder products on small areas, such as the inner corner of the eyes.
Shader - Inner Corner - E46 Perfect for application of highlight shades in the inner corner of the eyes.
Shader - Crease - E47 For applying and blending darker shades onto the crease.
Shader - Lid - E56 Precise application of pressed and loose eye shadow onto the lid.

What's also great is that if you spend over $30 Sigma will send you a free gift!
The travel size blending brush (E25) was what I received. You can see in the above picture the "normal" size of a blending brush and the size difference of the brush part for this precision set.

I like that you get a free gift, I just wish they would change the free gift. When I ordered my first set of brushes in February of 2011 I got the same free gift. Now I have two. For me, you can never have too many makeup brushes, but having a variety is even better. 

These brushes work really well. They really ARE precise-good thing they have the name that they do.  My favorite brush is the E11 Eyeliner brush. It is so small that you can make the thinnest line ever. I also really like the E21 Smudge brush. Usually when I try to smudge out underneath my eyes, the eyeshadow ends up all over and I have to take some of it off. Because this smudger is so small, it lets me smudge where I want to and doesn't make a giant mess of my shadow and liner.

One last thing, the price. You could look at it and say "WHAT? $55 for brushes!?!"  But look at it. You get 8 brushes for $55! That is only $6.88 per brush. They're PROFESSIONAL brushes for under $7!  You could go buy cheap brushes for $1 but you would have to buy new ones over and over because they don't last. These brushes are very high quality and will last a VERY long time if treated correctly. It was definitely worth the $55 for the set.

On a side note, you can see I have different picture styles. I can't decide which one I like. Leave me a comment on which picture style you like.
~<3Until next time~<3

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