Monday, May 7, 2012


I was recently sent this rather wonderful Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki make up brush by the lovely people at Sigma Beauty

"This exclusive flat top synthetic kabuki was designed to deliver a flawless makeup application. The Sigma Makeup F80 is a buffer brush that can be used to blend powder or liquid products. The short and dense bristles make it easy to buff your liquid foundation. The long handle adds comfort to your makeup application. The synthetic fibers are ideal to be used with liquid products and can be easily cleaned. Made of Synthetic Sigmax HD filament."

Now at the risk of sounding like a philistine, until receiving this brush, I've always used my fingers to apply my liquid foundation, I don't really know why, I just have - ease? laziness? Who knows. Anyway, I was a little perturbed by the size of the brush when I first saw it, when considering putting foundation on my eye lids (the brush is bigger than my eye!) however the kabuki is brilliant. It really does provide even coverage, blends well and I haven't stabbed my eyes like I feared! I haven't stopped using it since I received it and quite frankly I wonder how I have ever managed to apply foundation without owning a brush. 
Sigma offer a huge range of make up brushes and accessories at affordable prices. They're an American company, so don't expect next day delivery, but my brush still arrived fairly promptly. You're able to shop by function (eyebrow, highlights, liner, foundation, etc) which is particularly useful if you're not au fait with the world of make brushes. I'm rather enamored with their brush kits, though if I had the money, I'm not sure I would be able to decide which colour kit to go for! Purple, Aqua or classic Black

It's a little like stationary, there's something lovely about a matching set.