They say your makeup is only as good as your makeup brushes, and I definitely believe there’s some truth to that. Quality tools can really enhance your application– and make things easier for you! One of my favorite brands over the years that makes up a good chunk of my personal makeup brush collection: Sigma Beauty.
Sigma brushes have a lot going for them that justify the mid-range price tag. They’re vegan, with hypoallergenic and anti-microbial bristles to help protect your skin. Their brushes are wear-resistant and waterproof, meaning they won’t fall apart when you wash them. Just in case anything does happen, though, they also come with a free 2-year warranty.
Out of all the brushes they offer, though, I have six favorites that are must-haves from the brand. These are the brushes they do better than anyone else, in my opinion.
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Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki Brush ($27)
Kabuki brushes are wide, dense brushes that are great for a variety of uses. The F80 Flat Kabuki is amazing for blending creams and liquids– I love using it for foundation or contour. You’ll never have to deal with streakiness, and it helps maintain the coverage and color payoff of the product.
Sigma E06 Winged Liner Brush ($16)
Probably my most used brush from Sigma, the E06 Winged Liner Brush is a must-have for winged liner lovers. It’s much smaller than your typical angled brush (about half the thinness!) so you can get really precise. I love using it to utilize eyeshadow for liner, but it also works well with gel liners.
Sigma E45 Max Small Tapered Blending Brush ($19)
A pointy blending brush? YES. The E45 Max Small Tapered Blending Brush is a blender that comes to a point in order to apply and blend color right in your crease. It concentrates color where you place the point, while diffusing it and softening edges. This brush is perfect for the crease or outer corner where you may want to blend darker colors without spreading them out too far.
Sigma E57 Firm Shader Brush ($17)
This may look like your run of the mill eyeshadow brush, but don’t be fooled! The E57 Firm Shader Brush has a much firmer feel to the bristles than a basic rounded brush, making it a great option for both powder and cream shadows alike. It’s also the best choice for packing on shimmer shades without creating too much fallout like a fluffier brush would.
Sigma E38 Diffused Crease Brush ($18)
On the flip side, sometimes you want a big fluffy blending brush to really soften up a shade, and the E38 Diffused Crease Brush is just the one. You don’t have to work too hard to get a seamless blend. I also find it just the right size to powder my under eyes with.
Sigma F53 Air Contour/Blush Brush ($26)
If you love cream blush, this is a must-have addition to your brush collection. The F53 Air Contour/Blush Brush is a stipple style brush, meant to be used for tapping product on. As you tap, it creates a beautiful light layer of product that just seems to blend itself. This is the best way to apply cream product as it won’t pull your foundation or concealer underneath out of place. The angled shape makes it work with blush or contour.