I actually really love these brushes. They're so soft and such good quality. For me, someone who loves quality makeup but doesn't want to spend a whole ton of money buying individual brushes from MAC, these are great. While these brushes aren't cheap, you get 12 in the kit which is much cheaper than buying individual ones. I got the set in aqua blue, which makes me love them even more.
I own a lot of make up brushes but I find myself reaching for these. It has 12 brushes with everything you need. Except a buffing brush or a fan brush which is totally fine. This set is amazing and I cant say anything else. Btw -they dont shed AT ALL
I absolutely love these brushes I don't know why everyone hates them. I don't have them with me so I don't know the names of the brushes or the names of the set but I got the blue one. I love them all. God quality. They do shed at first use but that's my experience with every make up brush... Good quality all of them have lasted me good as new for about 2 years. Only complaint is there is an angled face brush good for contouring but no blush brush. Maybe one of those and less eye brushes. Or maybe a lip brush!! Love the containers too. Great produce
I got the "make me crazy" set, wich is prety much the same thing. I have ssen so many great reviews os those brushes, I got them for 99 US dollars...
The fist thing I want to make clear in this review is thet they are not the same as MAC brushes. Donīt come even close to the quality of MAC brushes.
This set is an expensive good set for starters.
Somo brushes are too big for my eyes, but I got used to them, and I manage to use them well.
They shed a lot. I have the kit for a year and half, use them a lot and have washed those brushes several times. They shed like new brushes and the duo fiber brush loses a black ink everytime i wash it.
I am very carefull with my brushes and I am used to care propelly for them.
Overall, they are "fine".
For the price (at the time), I got 12 brushes, so they are not that expensive after all.
Definitely not anything like MAC brushes...This isan important thing to say about sigma brushes.
If you are looking for quality, is better to get one at time and built your MAC brushes set...
I bought the Sigma brush set after hearing multiple reviews and subsequent raves on it from YouTube and I must say, I do not understand what the fuss is about!! They are terrible!!! Before Sigma, I was using Sephora and E.L.F. Brushes, which are SO MUCH BETTER QUALITY THAN SIGMA BRUSHES!!! So upset I gave Sigma a shot. THEY SHED SO MUCH!! And the brush hairs are very course and dark, so you end up with dark hairs all over your face!!! DO NOT BUY THEM!!!
The face brushes SHED like a mother and I've had them for years! I switched to Real Techniques powder brush and foundation brush due to all the shedding. Some shedding is normal, but I shouldn't have black hairs stuck to my face each time I use it! The eye brushes are overall good though. Buy the eye kit and then buy the face brushes from somewhere else!
This is honestly the only brush set you'll ever need. It's been 2 years and my brushes are in top notch quality (Save for a few bristle fallouts). They are as good as I received them before, but I wish Sigma would stop increasing the price. I bought it 2 years ago for $69 (Without the brush roll), now the kit is $109 (including the holder thing).
I think it's a great kit and would recommend it to anyone, beginner or pro makeup users!
I've bought the make me classy kit from sigma. I know alot of people compare them to MAC brushes but I wouldn't!
- complete pack with all you need as a beginner to start your set.
- love the holder! makes travel and storage super easy and practical.
- the eyeshadow brushes are decent and don't shed
- compared to high end brushes a decent price.
- brushes are super soft.
- the angled blush brush is rubbish, pure rubbish!!!
- the stippling brush is good but sheds alot!
- for some people the shading brush can be considered too big this is mostly if you have hooded eyes. plus it doesn't pack the colour that well.
- the eyeliner brush is too thick so won't apply a nice fine line.
overall I don't feel like I've wasted my money, the brushes are rather good for the price, as long as you are not a Make-up professional you'll find the price and the quality acceptable but not WoW.
I'm always wondering if my skunk brush (the stippling one) will go bald on day XD
So I know that people have mixed feelings on these brushes. I bought these as individuals and picked out the ones I needed. I got a large face brush for free. That one was horrible. It shed like crazy. The other brushes were really nice. They do not shed at all and apply well. I would agree with most people that these are not exactly professional quality, but for my money they are dang close. I am not in the business so take what I say with a grain of salt. Makeup is my hobby, I love the stuff, and spend hours playing in what my husband calls my "princess room." I have a lot of hours on these brushes and they have not disappointed me yet. I do have some MAC brushes and I like them also, but I don't have any that the Sigma brushes could be considered dups of so I cannot compare that regard. Bottom line for an everyday girl these are a winner.
I have never had a brush set before, so I am definitely a beginner. I have bought Japanesque, Paula Dorf, Benefit, and 100 percent pure individual brushes and have used those for my different makeup applications. I never bought MAC brushes because I didn't want to spend the money. I have looked at purchasing brush sets before but normally they were over $120 for 8 brushes and or $10-$15 individually for different brands. Then I saw a lot of reviews of the Sigma brushes and thought it was a really good deal. This is a great kit for beginners and I can see how reviews will say they are not for professional use like MAC brushes. But I am a working woman who just wants a simple and effective way to apply her makeup in 10-15 minutes. These brushes do the job very effectively. I still use my 100 percent pure kabuki brush to apply moisturizer and primer (it's really soft and works really well to absorb the products into my face vs. my fingers), but every makeup step I can utilize these brushes. A couple brushes I will have to re-try using gel eyeliner. But I will review the brushes I have been using:
Large Powder Brush F30- This brush works really well with my foundation/setting powder (100 percent pure Foundation Powder) and luminizer powder (Benefit Dandelion). It doesn't pack a lot on the brush and I can't tell that there is powder on my face. Much better than using a kabuki brush, which is what I used before.
Large Angled Contour Brush F40 - This brush works well to lightly apply blush to my cheeks (Paula Dorf). I then use with a light bronzer to contour under my cheeks and the sides of my nose (Benefit Hula). Works really well and doesn't show as a caked powder. I used a blush brush that came with my Benefit box powders before, but it made a small amount of product look too heavy and unnatural.
Duo Fibre F50 - WOW! I am surprised with this brush, especially when I read reviews of it. I use this with my liquid to powder foundation (100 percent pure Full Coverage Foundation) and it blends it in my face extremely well. I first stipple it all over my face, then I use a circular motion to blend it in. The foundation really covers much better with this brush than before. I had used a kabuki brush before or my fingers.
Foundation Brush F60 - I used this to pack on more foundation on the red areas under my cheeks. Then I used it to pack on Paula Dorf's special camoflauge to eliminate redness. Worked pretty effectively. I normally used my fingers with concealer and patted it on.
Large Shader, Medium Angled Shading and Eye Shading - These three brushes allowed me to create a really great color combination on my eyes that I had never been able to before. I used several eye shadow brush brands before, but these three really get the job done. I then used the Tapered Blending brush to blend the harsh lines and it worked really well. If the Blending brush was smaller, I think it would be more effective. I may have to purchase that one later. I use the Cargo Plantlove Eyeshadow Pallette for different combinations of colors. I have many Benefit eyeshadows I use with this as well.
Concealer F20 - I used this under my eyes and on my blemishes / acne. It worked pretty much like my other concealer brush, but it was effective. Not special like the other brushes reviewed.
Pencil E30 - Worked to line under eyes with powdered shadows which I never been able to do before without a Q-Tip, as the fallout from the eyeshadow was always messy with angled brushes I used before.
As mentioned, I need to purchase gel eyeliner to effectively review the small angle brush and the eyeliner brush.
In summary, this kit is awesome for beginners using makeup in an effective way and helps you achieve a more flawless look. With my makeup before, everything looked caked on or was too light that my redness showed through after 4-6 hours of wearing. These brushes have changed my makeup routine and look for the better. Maybe someday I will upgrade to MAC brushes, just like I upgraded to Sigma brushes from my previous routine/random brushes. I washed them with a Brush Cleaner before I used them and it shed maybe 5-8 hairs from the large powder brush and 3-5 hairs from the tapered blending brush. There was no shedding from the other brushes. I now use a towel which I spray with brush cleaner in order to spot clean them.
I would recommend these brushes, and with my Make Me Crazy purple case (I love this color and the color of the brush handles!), I get to leave them out and show them off when my friends come over :)