I love buying makeup brushes. There’s something about a brand new set of brushes that keeps me buying more. The only problem is, I often don’t know what each brush is best used for. Do you have the same problem? Well, I’ve gotten the low-down on makeup brushes from acclaimed brand Sigma Beauty and I’m going to share the basics with you!
The little tiny brushes that often come with shadows and blushes are not ideal to apply make-up. Once you use full-size, quality brushes to apply your makeup, you’ll see an amazing difference in how it looks. If you are new to brushes, I’d recommend the Sigma Beauty Essential Kit – Mr. Bunny. Sigma sent me a Mr. Bunny Essential Kit to try and it is a truly comprehensive set that gives you everything you need to apply all your makeup in a storage case. This would make a great first brush set, or the perfect essentials set on which you can build on. The brushes are not only numbered, they also have their uses right on the brush.
Sigma’s Essential Kit – Mr. Bunny consists of the following brushes: Eye Liner (E05), Pencil (E30), Tapered Blending (E40), Eye Shading (E55), Large Shadier (E60), Small Angle (E65), Medium Angled Shading (E70), Large Powder (F30), Large Angled Contour (F40), Duo Fibre (F50), Foundation (F60), and Concealer (F70). All the brushes are housed in a black leather case that can be opened and used as two brush holders, or closed for travel.
Now, I am going to give you the uses of each brush so that you will have the basics and can grab this essential kit and do your makeup without any confusion.
To start, use the Foundation Brush (F60) to apply liquid or cream primer and foundation. The application of foundation with a brush is flawless and you will have a great base to work with. After that, use the Concealer Brush (F70) to blend concealer on any imperfections you wish to hide. Using the Duo Fibre (F50) brush, you can get an airbrush effect with liquid, powder, or cream products. I highly recommend the Duo Fibre when using cream bronzers, it looks amazing! To finish off, use the Large Powder (F30) brush to apply powder to the face and body, followed by the Large Angled Contour (F40) to apply blush to your cheekbones.
Now that your face looks great, it’s time to do your eyes. Start with the Large Shader (E60) and apply cream shadow primer and cream shadow evenly over the lid. Follow up with the Eye Shading (E55) brush and apply eye shadow over the entire lid. Use the Tapered Blending (E40) brush to blend a darker shade in the crease. You can also use the Medium Angled Shading (E70) brush in the crease as well, or use it to highlight your brows. Using the Eye Liner (E05) or Small Angle (E65) you can apply your eyeliner. The Eye Liner (E05) brush works with gel or liquid liners to create a smooth and even line. The Small Angle (E65) brush can be used with gel, cream or powder liner on both upper and lower lashes, creating lines with precision. Finally, the Pencil (E30) brush can soften pencil liner along the lash line, or be used to highlight the inner eye.
I hope that these basics have given you more confidence with your current brushes and that when you buy new ones you will know how to use them!
I have a lot more Sigma brushes to write about in the future. Hope you enjoyed my Makeup Brush Basics!