Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Review: Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki Brush

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Ahhh... Sigma brushes. Long have I desired to try them for myself, and now I finally have the chance to do so!

Which brush, you ask? It is none other than one of their best-selling brushes, the Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki. :) This brush was kindly sent to me by Blanc2Noir for review.

Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki brush
Kabuki brushes are generally those with big brush heads and short handles. One of the unique features of this particular brush is its dense and flat head, which makes it perfect for buffing foundation onto the skin to achieve a flawless finish. The thick, dense yet luxuriously soft bristles work well in picking up and depositing foundation evenly all over the face, and is gentle on the skin. It's like rubbing your face against a soft toy, LOL. Due to its larger size, it is recommended for application of liquid or cream products to flat areas of the face such as the forehead and cheeks.
Hence, "flat top" Kabuki
Thick, dense yet luxuriously soft bristles
The handle of the brush itself is relatively short and stubby compared to regular makeup brushes, but this makes it easier during foundation application to buff it evenly all over the face. The handle itself is made from sturdy plastic, with the Sigma logo, name and code of the brush engraved in holographic text.

The Sigma logo is also engraved on the metal part of the handle.

Now, time to put it to the test! I used Stage Photo Pro Foundation for this review. This liquid foundation has a very runny texture, which is why I used it to test out the F80.

Squeeze a little onto the back of my hand...
...and start buffing away! XD

Here are the results (before & after). I like how the brush helps me to achieve (near) flawless foundation application. Having used mostly my fingers and the occasional sponge to apply makeup foundation before this, I find that the F80 Flat Kabuki works really well in giving a smooth, even application for liquid and cream type foundations. BB creams also work well with it.
Cheek close-up

As you can see, using the Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki, foundation application has never looked this good and felt so soft and luxurious. It is best used for liquid and cream foundations (or BB cream) as the dense bristles allow better pick-up and application,  and gives a smooth, even finish. With this brush, achieving flawless skin is no longer a dream, haha! (^▽^)

✓ Pros: Thick yet soft bristles - gentle on skin, dense bristles pick up foundation very well, flat top makes it easier to buff and achieve even application, brush is sturdy and well-made, bristles do not drop even after washing, good investment brush for frequent makeup users.
✗ Cons: Not available in Malaysia - have to be bought online, price is slightly pricey, not suitable to use with powder foundation.



*This item was sent to me by Blanc to Noir for review without financial compensation. All opinions expressed are completely honest and strictly my own.

11 comments:

Jessying said...

Im loving the dense & soft brushes too!! I have 3 of them :D

Nath said...

no worries, Singapore is not too far away :D

Ahleessa said...

This is my favorite brush from Sigma! You got a great one and thank you for the review.

Joey said...

I've always wanted to try Sigma brushes. So many bloggers have such good reviews of them

LauraLeia said...

Jessying: Wow! You got 3! :O I want to expand my collection little by little; the brushes are awesome :D

Nath: Is it available in Singapore? O_O

Ahleesa: Thank you for visiting my blog! :D

Joey: You totally should! The quality is great and is a good investment. :)

Carolyn Tay said...

I always use my fingers to spread my foundation >.< I need to get some brushes !

xox, c
carolyntay.blogspot.com

cHeRyNa PiReS said...

I have never used this one yet. Heard about it from friends, though:)

Nancy said...

I really like these types of brushes for foundation. I don't have this one, but I have a similar one from Everyday Minerals, and it works so good for foundation!

cominica said...

I love this brush for liquid foundation XD

-> www.cominica.net <-

LauraLeia said...

Carolyn: Get this one! :D You definitely won't regret it!

Cheryna: It's definitely worth a try and buy! :P

Nancy: That's great! Is it cheaper than this Sigma one? :) We don't have much choice in these parts, I'm afraid. >_<

cominica: Yes, it works really well. :D

babykingable said...

Where can i get this brush in KL??? 😫😫😫

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