Monday, May 21, 2012

Sigma face Brushes: F82 + F84

I've been window shopping on the Sigma website for the longest time, making wishlists but not actually purchasing. I finally bit the bullet and ordered a couple of face & eyebrushes.
Today I'm reviewing the Sigma f82 and f84 brushes. I purchased them a few weeks ago as a pack together as they had a special of $8 off and because I have been looking for something like these for a while.


Description from the Sigma Website.
"The Synthetic Sigmax Duo contains two of our best-selling brushes with classic black matte handles. The brushes in this collection feature the exclusive Sigmax filament, which allows for flawless makeup application without absorption into the fibers. The F82 is soft, dense and round for seamless blending of mineral products onto the skin. The F84 is soft, dense and angled for easy buffing of blush or bronzer onto the skin."

From what I've seen, the Sigma f82 is a smaller, rounded version of the f80 brush. I think you can use it for foundation but as it is so small that may take a while, however I think its perfect for blending in concealer and for the size it works well for the eye area.
Again from the website:
Unique Feature: Dense and rounded head 
Function: Buffed powder foundation application 
Recommended Use: Blend mineral products onto the skin. 
Bristle Type: Synthetic Sigmax

Although it says to use it for powder foundation it works fine with liquids & creams.
As you can see it blended very nicely into the skin. I used the brush in a stippling motion on top of the concealer but also dragged it slightly as I stippled.

I've tried using the f84 brush for powder blush application, but because the bristles are so stiff & dense it's hard to blend the blush in, however it is great for applying cream blush & for contouring. I have needed a brush for the cream purpose for so long so I'm glad I've finally gone ahead and bought one, lol.

Unique Feature: Soft and angled head
Function: Blended cream product application 
Recommended Use: Buff cream blush or bronzer onto the skin. 
Bristle Type: Synthetic Sigmax

I applied a wee bit too much on the brush but I'm going to demonstrate using the Nyx cream blush in Hot Pink.

You can see that I applied a fair amount in the first pic but in the second I blended over the top with my E.L.F Flat top brush. It really did apply the brush nicely but because it picks up so much colour (especially if its as bright as this one!) you have to have a light hand.

 All in all I'm really glad I bought these brushes and I'm really happy with them. I hope this review is helpful. (let me know in the comment box!) I've also washed them once and there seems to be no shedding.

Oh & these brushes are still on sale so if you like what you've seen & heard then I recommend them.
http://www.sigmabeauty.com/Synthetic_Duo_p/smax05.htm
(Not Affiliated- These were purchased with my own money, all thoughts & opinions are true)

4 comments:

  1. Awesome review!!! I have these and also love them, they held up well for me! :)

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  2. Looks like it worked great. I really want to try these brushes.

    xo

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  3. great to know, Amalia! I really am loving these so far, though.

    @crosswire dreams they certainly do the job well, I think you should go for it!

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