I actually give this a 4.5. I really like this brush but I honestly don't use it that often. It is very dense, denser than any other face brush I have, but I actually prefer the E.L.F flat powder brush for foundation and powder. This feels softer on the face but the E.L.F brush applies makeup faster and appears more flawless. The brush also came bent/squished (bristles) but that did not affect its effectiveness. Good quality and unique. I recommend it but its not my favorite brush.
I like to use a synthetic flat top brush to apply my Julie Hewett cream foundation. Previously I was using the ELF Studio flat top powder brush, but decided to try this one after reading all the glowing reviews. This brush doesn't disappoint! It is a very dense, synthetic flat kabuki. It doesn't absorb too much product. Perfect for stippling and then buffing foundation. The bristles are much more dense than the ELF Studio brush (which, I still love that brush dearly), so it is easier to work with. This brush appears to be made well and I would say it is comparable to MAC. It looks nice - black wood handle with chrome ferrule. Easy to clean but does take a while to dry because it is so dense. Overall, for $16 this is a very nice brush, and if you like to stipple & buff your foundation on, you'd be nuts not to try this. Would definitely repurchase!
LOVE this brush. I really can't express how much I love it. It's so amazingly soft and applies my foundation smoothly. It doesn't flake, since it's synthetic, and is easy to clean. It doesn't absorb the foundation. It's perfect for stippling foundation on. Totally recommend.
I love this brush to apply liquid foundation!! It creates a smooth and flawless finish. It doesn't absorb up a lot of product and I always have extra foundation leftover. With this brush, it takes less than a minute to apply my foundation.
I highly recommend this brush to everyone! :)
Washing this brush can be a little difficult because it's so dense. It's hard to completely wash out all of the soap.
This brush is amazing! It has to be my favourite brush from Sigma, I use this brush to apply liquid foundation. It gives me great coverage. The brush itself if very soft, Dense and easy to clean. I usually clean my brushes using the Olive Oil and Dishwashing Liquid Technique. They come out looking brand new. I find symthetic brushes by Sigma usually dont soak up your makeup as much + they are great brushes to use if you have acne of sensitive skin as they are cleaner.
I would buy this brush again any day, Im hoping to buy a second one soon as I miss it when my one is drying from getting washed .
I must be the only person that didn't like this brush. Don't get me wrong it looks nice and feels nice etc but all it did was soak up all my foundation and when I was buffing away was giving me no coverage whatsoever so swapped it. I prefer to use my Mac 187 and stipple on for extra coverage.
Such an amazing product. It buffs liquid foundations right into the skin and with SOME foundations, makes it undetectable that you're actually wearing foundation! however with slightly thicker foundations, it just looks like its been applied extremely well. (which is still a good result)
I have never tried to apply powder foundation or bronzer with this product, i just have a feeling that it may not apply or pick up enough product, i use the sigma "buffer" brush for all powder products.
The price of this brush is so good! it cost me $16 (Australian) from the website ($27 inc. GST & postage) which is still so cheap in comparison to buying this at the shop, if i had bought a similar flat headed kabuki brush at a shop, it probably would cost around $70-$80 (Australian).
The actual quality of this brush is so good. I was expecting it to be average considering the price, but the bristles are so soft and glide over the skin so nicely, without irritation.
The brush IS hard to wash, not in the way that it doesn't wash properly, but more so because its so dense, and you really need to be getting right in there with the soap/whatever you choose to use to clean it, and rinsing for a good 5 minutes. Also, i would recommend having 2 of these brushes, mainly because it takes about 2 - 3 days to dry after being washed. (because of its density)
Also the packaging of this product was so cute! it came in a little pink "mesh" bag with some pamphlets, and that just put the icing on the cake for me :)
my overall rating of this brush is a 5/5.
I really do recommend trying this brush, and even if you dont like it, its not like its really expensive, so you have nothing to loose!
love love love this brush. Gives a flawless effect and doesn't soak up product. Better than any other foundation brush on the market and also awesome for applying cream blush. Best sigma buy EVAR!!!
Purchased as part of the Sigmax Kabuki kit. I use this to apply liquid foundation or to buff in stick products I've blended with my fingers a bit. It really buffs product into the skin and leaves a really nice finish, 1 point taken off because it's shed the most out of the kit. Still great value
I'm amazed that this brush is so highly rated. I've used the MAC 109 for applying liquid foundation and loved it until I tried the ELF powder brush. I've been using the ELF powder brush for approximately a year and it applies liquid foundation like a dream! My skin looks nearly flawless when I use the ELF powder brush. I have five or seven backups, just in case they decide to discontinue or change the brush. Anyhow, when I use the Sigma F80 to apply liquid foundation, my pores are much more visible and the coverage isn't nearly as flawless as when I use the ELF powder brush. I would suggest trying out the ELF powder brush, which is a fraction of the cost of the Sigma brush, before plunking down $16 for the Sigma F80. I think I paid less than $3 for the ELF brush - I believe it was on sale. What I do like about the Sigma F80 is that the handle is shorter which I prefer because I find shorter handles easier to work with. Also, the bristles on the Sigma brush are more dense so you use less product - the product tends to stay on top of the brush. With the ELF powder brush, a lot more product is wasted because it seeps down into the brush. I would not repurchase the Sigma F80. This just goes to show that more expensive isn't necessarily better.