Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sigma Brush Dupes From Ebay

I love dupe posts!  Now, I thoroughly believe that the originals are original for a reason, but sometimes that hype.  Don't get me wrong, I love MAC brushes and Sigma brushes are a great back up as well, but I don't have MAC and Sigma money all the time.  In fact, more like none of the time.
I found myself in need of a new set of brushes.  I'd been waiting for the Elite set to go on sale at Coastal Scents, but they've been playing games with my life.  I didn't buy them when they were 50% off for Black Friday, and I should have, so I was in the market for a new set.

I wish I could remember how I came to find out about these brushes.  I think I was on youtube, but I have no idea what I searched or how I found them, but once I caught wind of them, I went on the mega hunt for all things concerning these delicious Ebay brushes.  And after seeing a really good description on Beautiful Reports, I figured I would go ahead and pull the trigger.

The brushes came from Hong Kong.  I ordered them on 2/8 and they arrived on 2/22.  Keep in mind that I live in England so everything takes longer to arrive.

Ok, Here are the Deets:

  • Purchased Here
  • Amazingly priced @ 14.55
  • Free Shipping
  • Individually wrapped in clear plastic
  • Strong smell when removed from packaging, I immediately washed them in baby shampoo and warm water.
  • Soft to the touch.  
  • Most of the brushes are dense and full, I feel that the flat top Kabuki could stand to be a little denser (So I used it for my translucent powder finish). 
  • There were just a few hairs that were longer than the others (As you can see in the pictures), I just snipped them off and kept it moving.
  •  I haven't used them all yet, but below you can find both the manufacturers description and what I used it for.  I WILL find uses for ALL of them lol!

1、Angled Kabuki----Buff cream blush or bronzer onto the skin.

I use this one to contour my face.  I screwed up initially because the damn things hold product so well I ended up looking like a drag queen!  I fixed it though.  The key for this one, minimal product.  

2、 Flat Kabuki---- Application of liquid or cream products to flat areas of the face such as the forehead and cheeks.

I like this one for putting on my translucent powder.  It's not quite as dense as the others
3、Round Kabuki---- Blend mineral products onto the skin.
4、Tapered Kabuki---- Apply cream and liquid foundations onto the harder to reach contours of the face.

5、Precision Angled----Apply product to areas such as the sides of the nose and the hollows of the cheeks.
I LOVE using this to put the concealer under my eyes.  Definitely photo finish quality.

6、Precision Flat---- Stipple concealer on sun spots, blemishes, and other small imperfections.

This one is great for applying highlighter to my cheek bones.  Made me glisten!
7、Precision Round---- Apply eye shadow base or primer onto the lid.

8、Precision Tapered----Exact placement of concealer in harder to reach areas such as around the eyes and nose, chin, and around the mouth.

Here are a few close ups of the handle.  The brushes feel really good in your hand; they are a good weight.  I love seeing them all fancy looking in my makeup brush jar!  I can't wait to move into my new house so I can set up "The Suite".  Sooooooo looking forward to it!

Love the gold accents.

All in all, I can honestly say that I love the brushes.  They hold product so well, and for $14.00 they are extremely worth the price.  I am very happy with the quality, look and feel of these brushes.  I recommend them if you are looking for a cheaper alternative to Sigma.

Juicy Tidbits:
~~I'm thinking about waxing my upper lip for the first time. I'm nervous
~~I keep trying to starting cleaning and packing...I've not been successful
~~I have become Obsessed with "The Murdoch Mysteries" = I'm Lame
~~I've turned my moleskine into serious planner...cuz I'm creative and stuff.

Have you heard of these brushes before?  Interested?

And now a question that has nothing to do with anything...

If you had to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?


  1. Thank you for linking me in your post!! I love these brushes! I agree about the flat top brush. I wish it was denser. I also use it for powder and works perfectly for that! I am glad to hear that you are enjoying them! I love them!

    1. I am definitely loving them! Thanks for your amazingly in depth description!

  2. Oh, ive been eyeing Sigma brushs for aslong as Ive been exposed to makeup, but my pocket just wont let me buy them. might just have to try these out. Great find, i love how they've got a variety of kabuki brushes too. xx

    1. I won't lie, sigma brushes are pretty amazing. I've loved all the brushes ive received from them, but there were some extra brushes that I just wasn't willing to pay $20 for. I was looking to "fluff" up my collection, and these were a great alternative.


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