There's quite a few brands in my makeup brushes stash, but Sigma is by far my favourite. The quality of Sigma brushes is for me, unbeatable, and I love the simplistic yet professional design of their brushes. Sigma is an extremely coveted brand in America, available in the UK on www.beautychamber.co.uk and a brand I hope will soon properly branch out to the UK. There's a few Sigma brushes I could not live without, such as the Angled Brow E75 Brush which is my go-to brush for applying my HD Brows or Benefit Browzings as well as the Large Angled Contour F40 Brush which is perfect for applying contour products effortlessly. The Synthetic Kabuki Kit* (Beauty Chamber*, £64.95) contains five face brushes, each designed to provide effortless makeup application and flawless finishes. Sigmax fibres, which feature in all of the brushes in the kit, are exclusive to Sigma and have been uniquely designed to work with powder, cream and liquid products, making these incredibly versatile and easy to use brushes. The brushes themselves are pretty chunky, but fit perfectly between your fingers for easy application. The bristles are dense, but with enough movement and room to apply makeup with ease, and bristles soft so as not to irritate your skin. Being synthetic brushes with Sigmax fibres, these brushes are also cruelty free!
Each of the five brushes in this kit have become daily staples in my makeup routine and three in particular are brushes I couldn't bare to be without now! The kit actually contains one brush which I already own, the Angled Kabuki F84 Brush which is a personal favourite of mine, and a brush always mentioned over on YouTube as 'the best of the best'. I find this perfect for applying powder contour and bronzer, as it covers the right amount of area and blends effortlessly, without leaving any harsh lines or looking unnatural. My next favourite in the set is the Tapered Kabuki F86 Brush, oh it's such a wonderful brush. I think I am actually obsessed with it! Designed to apply cream and liquid foundations onto the harder to reach contours of the face, I personally find this the most fantastic brush for applying under eye concealer. The tapered bristles make it perfect for flawlessly blending my under eye correctors and concealers and is incredibly soft, meaning the delicate under eye area goes unharmed! Favourite, favourite, favourite! Next up, the Flat Kabuki F80 Brush which is an absolute dream to apply mineral foundations with, I have literally never teamed mineral foundation with such a perfect brush. It's amazing. It's dense, it's compact, but it picks up the perfect amount of product and evenly applies and blends. I think this brush is actually the sole reason I've fallen back in love with mineral foundation lately! Which is surprising as Sigma actually suggest this is best for liquid or cream products, but for me, it's the perfect partner in crime for mineral, powder foundations. The Round Kabuki F82 Brush is lovely to use with cream blushes or cream contour products, and I find it perfect for teaming with my MAC Pro-Sculpting Creams. It has just the perfect shade, density and width to work cream products into the skin without leaving any tell-tale signs. The finish this gives on cream blushes is more natural than I could ever hope to achieve with the brush I was using for cream blush, the Real Techniques Contour Brush. Coincidentally, this is the brush Sigma suggest for mineral products but personally, I find the round shade of the bristles makes it a bit difficult to use with powder, causing unnecessary fall out (onto me!) Finally we have the Flat Angled Kabuki F88 Brush, designed to blend foundation easily, even in hard to reach areas such as the contours of your nose. This one I think Sigma have advertised perfectly, because it really does do wonders for liquid foundations, and doesn't do too badly with my beloved MaxFactor Whipped Mousse Foundation.
Overall I think this kit is stunning. I haven't turned to my other bases brushes, or beauty blenders, since trying this kit out and each is just so beautifully made! The quality far out-does any of my other brushes and it's safe to say my previous base brushes haven't had any luck since this kit came into my life, not even my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush which I've hailed time and time again as the best base brush ever. Worth popping on your Christmas wish list, worth the splurge to treat yourself, just lovely.