If you’re mystified and overwhelmed by all the makeup brushes available on the market, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Here, we sat down with Sigma Trainer Kayla Casciano to get an insider’s opinion on the tools we use to apply our makeup—plus, the essential Sigma brushes no girl should be without.
Dermstore: What makes Sigma Brushes special?
Kayla: Sigma strives to create new brushes (and products of all kinds) that solve beauty problems everyday users are experiencing, and the market isn’t offering solutions for. The perfect example of this is our 3DHD® Kabuki Foundation Brush, it has unique angles and edges that fit the creases of the face for easier application, and achieves amazing multifunctionality for contouring, highlighting, concealing and more.
Even the most basic blending brush is special when Sigma does it. Every brush is handmade of lightweight, sustainably-sourced wood handles and exclusive long-lasting, high-performance synthetic fibers. Even the metal ferrule is unique, the patented 3-ring design is stronger than competitors and the SigmaAlloy™ material is durable, corrosion-resistant and antimicrobial. All this is why they believe in their brushes, each one is backed by a 2-year warranty.
Dermstore: What’s the difference between real and synthetic makeup brushes? Which one’s better?
Kayla: It used to be that animal hair was preferred because it is porous and holds onto product better than traditional synthetics could. The downside to “real brushes” is that those fibers are hair and will split and break overtime, making them much more temporary than synthetics. Per usual, Sigma saw a problem and got to work on it.
Sigma’s cult-favorite brushes have such a following because of the incredible, exclusive synthetic fibers – Sigmax® and SigmaTech®. Using unique engineering, the tip of these fibers is tapered like animal hair to pick up, hold and apply product better than animal hair. Problem solved! As a bonus, these synthetic brushes are cruelty-free, so stock up without any guilt.
Dermstore: What’s the typical life span of makeup brushes? How often should we change them?
Kayla: With proper care, Sigma brushes will last well beyond their 2-year warranty and every beauty can build their collection as skills and trends develop. Just remember, cleaning and storing your makeup brushes properly is important in protecting all the money you spend on your makeup tools.
Ready to give Sigma brushes a shot? Here are seven of Kayla’s favorite makeup brushes and why she loves them.
Sigma Beauty Blending Brush - E25 perfectly applies powder pigments to your eyelids. The wide, flat bristles smooth on product while the firm, slightly tapered head gives a well-blended finish to your eye look. It's ideal for applying a single color in one swoop or layering eyeshadows.Learn more on the blog: The 7 Sigma Makeup Brushes Every Woman Should Own and WhyBuy now with free delivery
Sigma Beauty Tapered Blending Brush - E40 gently sweeps across lids to effortlessly blend powders. The soft, fluffy bristles diffuse pigment, making it perfect for applying a soft wash of color to the crease of your lid or for highlighting your brow bone.Learn more on the blog: The 7 Sigma Makeup Brushes Every Woman Should Own and WhyBuy now with free delivery
Sigma Beauty Small Tapered Blending Brush - E45 sweeps over lids, delivering a soft wash of color. The tapered point design perfectly fits to the crease of your eye, making blending and precision application a breeze. Ideal for applying dark pigment to the crease of the lid and blending out for a defined eye with added depth.Learn more on the blog: The 7 Sigma Makeup Brushes Every Woman Should Own and WhyBuy now with free delivery
A truly flawless presentation takes more than just costly cosmetics and premium primers—it all comes together to pristine perfection through the application process. And since your well-curated slate of products doesn't fit a one-size-fits-all mold, neither should your tools. That's why the makeup masters at Sigma Beauty customize each cut and bristle on their brushes to complement each individual product and its unique use. The Sigma Beauty F23 - Soft Angled Contour is no exception.Featuring Sigmatech® fibers with a fluffy, slightly angled cut, this brush is uniquely designed for a softenedBuy now with free delivery
Sigma Beauty Tapered Highlighter Brush - F35 makes contouring easy with a tapered brush head and precise tip. The soft bristles sweep powder products across your cheekbones, nose and forehead to give your skin a natural, radiant glow. Ideal for applying blush, bronzer and highlighter.Learn more on the blog: The 7 Sigma Makeup Brushes Every Woman Should Own and WhyBuy now with free delivery
Sigma Beauty Flat Kabuki Brush - F80 blends liquid and cream products to a smooth, streak-free finish. The flat top allows for a high definition application while the Sigmax® fiber bristles professionally buff pigment without absorbing product. The first of its kind, this brush is a game changer for applying makeup to the flat areas of your face.Learn more on the blog: The 7 Sigma Makeup Brushes Every Woman Should Own and WhyBuy now with free delivery
As the saying goes, "a clean brush is a happy brush"...or something along those lines. However, it's an unwavering truth that brushes need just as much tender loving care as the rest of your curated collection of cosmetics. Sigma Beauty Sigma Spa® Brush Cleaning Mat ensures that each bristle and head receive the thorough and gentle cleanse they need and deserve. Coined for being the premier brand in makeup brushes, this mat is thoughtfully designed to ensure the longevity of your tools. Featuring a bendable silicone design to securely suction and fit in your sink, its 7 patented texturesBuy now with free delivery