It's a new year, so I decided to start fresh with my blog.
Today, I'm going to share with you the brushes I've been using everyday. I've used Sonia Kashuk brushes for a long time and last year I made the jump to Sigma (as seen here: link). It's been just over a year now so I really got to use them and developed a pretty good opinion about them now.
First off, the set is pretty nice. I like most of the brushes but I wasn't impressed enough to purchase another set. I'm still kind of - annoyed? - that there's no lip brush. Also, the large powered brush and the duo-fiber brush both bleed and shed. As a result, I've stopped using the large powder brush. Even though the duo fibre brush is sub-par, I still use it everyday because it works well despite the other 2 issues.
So, let's start from left to right and go over the brushes I'm currently using and loving (in no particular order).
- Sonia Kashuk - Angle Contour Brush: This brush isn't as thick as the Sigma contour brush but it's much smaller so it fits my face much better. I like to use this brush to apply bronzer.
- Sonia Kashuk - Flat Top Eye Shadow Brush: Wow, I've had this limited edition brush set for a long time. I think it first came out in fall 2010? With good care and proper cleaning, this brush has lasted me a long time and I love it. I always use the brush to apply eye shadow all over my lid or to apply the dark brown/black shadow on the outer creases of my eyes. It does such an amazing job at blending that I hardly ever have to use a blending brush to blend everything together.
- Urban Decay - Eye Shadow Brush: You should recognize this brush from the Naked palette. I like to apply glitter/shimmer shadows with it because its flat surface helps press those types of shadows onto the lid.
- Sigma Foundation Brush: It's a nice, thick foundation brush, but it leaves streaks.
- Sigma Duo Fibre Brush: As mentioned above, it's not the best but it's good for pressed powder/blush.
- Sigma Pencil Brush: I love this brush for my brows. I apply a small amount of brown shadow and blend my brow gel out at the same time.
- Sigma Eyeliner Brush: I don't use this to apply eyeliner, but I do use it to apply eyeshadow to my lower lid. The thin, skinny fibers makes it perfect for that.
- Sigma Large Shader: Okay, at first I never cared for the brush. But when I needed to apply a nude eyeshadow as a base all over my lid, I kept grabbing it! Now, I use it all the time for that purpose.
- Sigma Small Angle Brush: I apply my brow gel with this and the bristles are thick and keeps its shape very well.
- Sigma Large Angled Contour: I use this brush to apply blush or blush-mixed-with-bronzer. It blends well and doesn't make your makeup blotchy.
Oh yea, I threw away the Sigma container LOL I never used it but I just realized it's $20! Should have sold it on Poshmark.
Brands don't matter to me when it comes to makeup brushes now. It's all about what works and what doesn't.