I recently purchased Sigma Beauty’s Mrs. Bunny Essential Brush Kit. This kit contains the same 12 brushes included in Sigma’s previous Essential Brush Kits however unlike their other kits, the Mrs. Bunny brushes are made with the same synthetic filaments as Sigma’s HD Sigmax brushes – making this Sigma’s first ever vegan brush kit. Being a big fan of Sigma’s Sigmax brushes, I knew I had to give these a try !
My favorite thing about these brushes is that they are 100% shed-free! My ultimate pet peeve about makeup brushes is when they shed – there’s nothing worse than picking hairs off your face after doing your makeup! Shedding is something I’ve experienced with most every natural fiber brush I’ve ever used (including Sigma brushes), however I’m happy to report I haven’t experienced any shedding with the Mrs. Bunny brushes!
When I first purchased the kit I worried the synthetic brushes wouldn’t perform as well as the natural fibered brushes however I’ve found they deposit and blend color as well or better than any natural fibered brushes I’ve ever used. I also love these brushes because they are so versatile – many of the synthetic eye brushes in this kit can also be used to deposit and blend cream, liquid or powder products on the face such as liquid highlighter, under eye concealer, creme blush, creme eye shadows and more!
At $109 each brush is costing you about $9 – plus I love the convenient travel case that can also be used to hold brushes on your cosmetic table. This kit includes all the eye and face brushes needed to create various makeup looks and I would highly recommend checking it out! The Mrs. Bunny brushes kit also come in black and can be purchased at SigmaBeauty.com.
To see the individual brushes, check out my video below:
If you’re like me, you absolutely LOVE cream blush. Cream blush has a beautiful natural, dewy finish that seems to radiate from within the skin. While cream blush creates a beautiful look, its can be tricky to apply without the right tools. My recommendation? Purchase the SS188 (now known as the F55) from Sigma Beauty.
Check out my review video of the SS188, along with my how to apply cream blush video and you’ll be lookin’ fresh faced in no time!
I was asked by one of my subscribers (PinkFlower2410) via YouTube to do a video on the difference between the Sigma F-80 Flat Top Kabuki brush and the Sigma F-45 Buffer Brush. In case you haven’t heard, SigmaBeauty.com offers affordable makeup brushes with extremely high quality. At about 1/3 of the price of MAC brushes, I’m in love.
Sigma F-45 Buffer Brush
Sigma F-80 Synthetic Flat Top Kabuki Brush
Both of these brushed are densely packed and used to apply foundation to the face. The main difference? The Sigma F-80 has flat head with synthetic hairs and the F-45 has natural hairs with a tapered head. The flat head of the F-80 is great for applying thick or gel-based foundations like Revlon Colorstay or Makeup Forever Mat Velvet +. The F-80 is great for controlling hard to blend foundation by buffing it in to the skin for an even, air brushed finish.
The F-45 is great for dusting setting powder over your liquid foundation or lessening harsh contour lines or bright blushers. The large head of the F-45 makes it great for dusting mineral powder all over the face for a quick running-out-the-door makeup application.
I’ve also been told its best apply liquid foundation with a synthetic brush because using natural fibered brushes to apply liquid foundation can damage the brush over time. Whether you choose to believe that theory or not, I have found that using synthetic brushes for liquid foundation makes the blending process a lot easier. I’ve also found that using natural fibered brushes to apply mineral makeup such as Bare Esentuals works a lot better than synthetic brushes. So how should you choose between these two brushes? I would ask the following questions:
- What is your daily foundation routine? Do you tend to use more liquid foundations or powder foundations?
- Do you have problems controlling your thick liquid foundations? Do you have a hard time making your foundation look airbrushed and even?
- What brushes do you already have in your collection? Do they have natural fibers or synthetic fibers?
- Do you have a traditional kabuki brush in your collection, or a similar large powder brush?
Overall, I love both of these brushes and I think they are two essentials for everyone to have in their makeup collections. At $16 and $19 each, why not give them a try?
For more information on these brushes and to watch the entire comparison, watch this video!
Happy August! Where did the summer go? Today I have a video post on my July favorites. These products are things I’ve been especially loving throughout the month of July. My July favorites include:
- NARS Mata Hari Blush
- Maybelline Dream SMOOTH Mousse
- Clinique Fresh Picked All Over Face Color
- MAC Prep and Prime
- MAC 266 Angled Brush
- Sigma SS188 Brush
Enjoy the video, and as always feel free to leave any questions, or comments below!
The Black Synthetic Foundation Brush from Coastal Scents
I recently purchased some affordable brushes from CoastalScents.com. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Coastal Scents, it is a wholesale website that sells various makeup products. Coastal Scents products are not available in stores, only online.
The Italian Badger Angle Brush from Coastal Scents
I had seen some reviews of these brushes and was very intrigued! For under $10 (including shipping), how could I say no? I bought the Black Synthetic Foundation Brush and the Italian Badger Angled Brush. I’ve really been enjoying both of these brushes so far and have been really surprised by the high quality and low price.
Black Synthetic Foundation
The Black Synthetic Foundation Brush is great for buffing out liquid foundations, but doesn’t work so well on thicker consistency or cream to powder foundations. It reminds me of a mini version of my Sephora #55 Airbrush. It does a great job blending liquid foundations into the skin for a flawless finish. I also love the sleek look of the handle being a glossy black!
Angled Italian Badger
The Italian Badger Angle Brush is great for contour, highlight or precise blush application. This brush is super universal! I’ve also enjoyed using it with my Chanel Soleil de Tan bronzer. It a great brush for getting into small areas of a multi-toned blush like the Clinique’s Fresh Bloom Allover face color. This brush has natural fibers, so it has the potential to get a little scratchy if you don’t use a moisturizing brush cleaner.
Overall I’m really impressed with these brushes! Great quality with minimal shedding and no dye coming out while washing. I definitely think you should check these two out!
To view my long-form review of these products watch my video review:
For more information on these brushes, visit CostalScents.com.
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