Sigma, I’m disappointed in you. I had heard great things about the Sigma F-80 flat top kabuki brush, and decided to try it after not being able to order one from Zoeva (has anyone else had problems ordering from there?) So, I splurged at my local department store on a set that came with the brush and the brush cleaning mat.

The Review

Every beauty guru might hate me for saying this, but I am not impressed with the F-80.

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The bristles are SO dense that I feel like they don’t even move when I’m trying to buff in my foundation. Sometimes I feel like the brush is actually taking off more makeup than its actually putting on.

I also don’t feel like I get an even layer of foundation when using this brush. It seems splotchy, and doesn’t wear well– and I know it isn’t the foundation!

I’ve tried several methods of using the Sigma brush and I’ve played around with it until I’m blue in the face. I just can’t make it something I love. I need something softer, or more flexible so I can buff in my makeup.  I’ve even washed it to see if maybe it was just a first time thing, and it didn’t seem to make a difference.

Now, I could totally be wrong. Maybe there’s a trick I just haven’t figured out, or maybe I don’t know how to properly use it. If you have tried this brush and liked it, let me know what I am doing wrong and help me fix it!

I so wanted to like this brush. I so wanted to… but it’s just not for me. I’m going to stick with my Bliss buffing foundation brush and my tried-and-true Max Studio flat top kabuki (both purchased at TJ Maxx).

I will say, I LOVE the cleaning mat. It suctions onto the sink, so you can scrub your brushes without worrying about the mat slipping and sliding. It also has different ridges for different types of brushes and a place to refine your bristles after rinsing.  I pour a little baby shampoo on it and go to town! Coming from someone who used to never wash her brushes, this makes it fun and makes you want to do it more often. Who knew being sanitary could be so easy?

This post is not sponsored; all opinions are my own.

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