It's Tuesday evening. The kids are in bed, the hubby is out in the garage... time for a confession. I'm a HUGE makeup brush snob. By that I don't mean cost wise, it's just I don't generally use a brush that isn't MAC. When I do, I'm never happy with it so it either goes into my travel bag, an emergency "I'm too lazy to clean my brushes so I'll use this one I don't like" brush drawer, or it's given away.
I'm NEVER happy with the stippling or flat kabuki brushes meant for creamy or liquid products. When I use them, I feel like a 4 year old playing around in mommy's makeup. So I was a little apprehensive about testing out the Sigma F80 - Flat Kabuki brush.
What the Sigma website has to say about the Flat Kabuki:
My biggest gripe about using a similar brush to this (normally I just use my fingers) to apply cream blushes is that it's not firm enough and doesn't seem to offer the control I need for application. The F80 offers perfect control. I dab the flat head into my cream blush (most recently I used this with my wear of the new MAC Casual Colour Cheek & Lip Pots), dab the product on the apples of my cheeks and blend up. I loved the control I had over the brush and there weren't fibers flying around all willy nilly.
Did I mention it's a breeze to clean? With thick or creamy product it's usually a Johnson's Baby Shampoo or Dawn dish soap type of 911. Not with this brush. It cleansed off with the usual brush cleaner super easy (though dry time was a lot longer because the fibers are so dense).
This is my first product by Sigma, and I'm so impressed with it that there will definitely be more brushes, and I'm definitely interested in checking out the eye shadows!
The Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki Brush retails for $16.00 and is available at sigmabeauty.com. Use code STAR2012 for 10% off of your order! Offer good from June 1, 2012 - June 30, 2012!