Saturday, 28 July 2012

Sigma Mrs Bunny Travel Kit Brush Set

I was so happy and excited when my package from Sigma Beauty arrived because I finally purchased the Sigma brush set "Mrs Bunny" travel kit. I've been undecided for a while on which brush set I wanted to buy and finally decided on this travel kit. My main factors for purchasing this set is because it's vegan and it uses the Sigma Sigmax HD fibres. Also it's so cute, I love the blue handle and the pink ferule and it comes in a cute packaging that also transform into 2 separate brush holders.

I bought this off the Sigma website. The price was US$59 but I got a 10% discount so it was US$53.10. Shipping was quite pricey at US$15. So the total cost of this brush was AU$71.90 incl. shipping.

So to the product content. The brush set contains 7 brushes. Here are the description for each brushes (from Sigma Beauty website).

E30 - Pencil: Soften and smoke out lines. Soften pencil liners along the top and bottom lash lines, add shadow to line the eyes, or use to highlight inner corner of eyes.

E40 - Tapered Blending: Soft blended crease. Using just the tips to apply color, sweep back and forth through the crease for a diffused and blended finish.

E55 - Eye Shading: Even application of color. Place color across the whole lid for an even and strong application of product. 

E65 - Small Angle: Create precise lining. Moves fluidly and easily across the upper and lower lash lines. Use with gel, cream or powder liners.

F30 - Large Powder: Even powder application. Uniform blending of powder products onto the face and body.

F40 - Large Angled Contour: Subtle cheek application. Use the angle to softly contour the cheekbone. Can also be used to apply blush.

F60 - Foundation: Smooth foundation application. Apply liquid or cream products such as foundation and primer.

Here are some photos of the brushes:

Now to my review. These brushes are as good as I was expecting. I wasn't sure at first about these brushes since they were all synthetic fibres, but for vegan synthetic brushes they are so soft and fluffy. All of the brushes were nice and dense so it was really easy to apply the product.

I love the F30 brush to apply powder to set my foundation. I love how it applies the powder lightly but enough to set my foundation. It's quite dense so it does pick up the product. I also use this sometimes to apply liquid foundation. It's blends it into the skin nicely. And I also use this for blushes instead of the F40.

The F40 is a nice brush. This is my first angled contour  brush. Previously I used a rounded shape brush to apply blush. I now have started using the F40. I love how this brush picks up the colour of the blush lightly so it doesn't pack much colour which I like since I don't like my cheeks to be too red. I also use the F40 for contouring. It fits perfectly in the hollow of the cheeks so it's really good for contouring.

I have been using F60 brush a lot to apply my foundation. Prior to getting this brush set I didn't apply foundation much since I haven't found a good applicator for it. Since getting the F60 in the Mrs Bunny brush set, I have been using foundation almost everyday because the F60 applies the foundation nice and evenly. It's so soft and dense and it blends the foundation smoothly.

With the eye brushes I haven't used it as much as I have with the facCe brushes but I am definitely really happy with them with the exception of the small angle brush. The E55 brush is great for packing colour all over the lid. The E40 is really good in blending the colour especially on the crease.  The E40 is good for adding that definition in the outer "v" of your eye and also you can use it to blend some colour on the bottom lash line. Now the E65, I'm not that happy with this brush. Sigma says it's supposed to be good for precise lining but I have found it to thick and not fine enough to line your eyes. I've been using the MAC 266 brush and compared to this, the E65 is definitely thicker than the 266.

So in conclusion:

What I love/like:

  • The packaging, it's so compact and handy and it turns into 2 brush holders.
  • The brushes are so soft and dense
  • They are really easy to clean
  • The handles of the brushes are not too long and not too short either - they're the perfect length

What I don't like/need improvements:
  • The E65 brush is not as nice as I thought and it's too thick for applying gel/liquid eyeliner.
  • They're not available in Australia so shipping was quite expensive.

Overall I give them a 4.5 out of 5.

1 comment:

  1. Will come in handy for your Singapore trip soon! :D