Sigma • F55 Small Stippling (was SS188) • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||32%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This brush just isn't very dense. I haven't had a problem with dye, it does shed a bit, but I think that if you're going to order brushes from sigma, this shouldn't be one of them. The top isn't dense at all, really floppy. I use this to stipple powder blush if it's too pigmented or for blending...but I don't find myself reaching for it that much. Order from sigma, just not this particular brush.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Out of all the Sigma brushes I own, this is my least favourite. It just doesn't do a whole lot. For foundation, the Sigmax brushes are vastly better. Too big for bronzers, too sparse for blushes (streaky looking does not good blush make). Doesn't give a flawless finish like duo fiber brushes are supposed to, either, and this is pretty stiff and a bit scratchy. The SpaResource duo fiber brush I got at Wal-mart is so much better that it makes me a bit sad to thing about. That one is much denser, so I can get streak free results, and a lot softer as well.
My least favourite brush from Sigma. Disappointed because I usually love their stuff!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
LADIES! To stop brush bleeding mix 50/50 solution I white vinegar and water and let your brush soak in. please let me know if it helps!!!!!!:)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Green
The brush itself can shed at times, but I still use it for dewy foundation application, blush and highlight. A versatile brush.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Fine Eyes: Brown
I've recently bought Mac's 188 and Mac's is so much softer and alittle smaller than Sigma's version. Unbelievable how many reviews and videos claim they are "exactly the same".
I've once used Sigma's SS188 for undereye concealer (after watching Goss makeup artist's recommendation) and found it to be scratchy for the thin skin there. The white synethic bristles are much stiffer and scratchy. Even for applying cream blush, it feels scratchy.
I bought Mac's 188 after feeling how soft it is. Funny Mac's natural bristles ie 129 feels scratchy whereas the duo fibre brushes don't.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Hazel
One of the worst brushes I own. It sheds like CRAZY, every time I use it I have to pick stray hairs of my face. The brush is so thin that it is not at all good for applying foundations. I think you would be better off with a coastal scents brush because this one is terrible. Don't waste your money on this brush, some of sigmas brushes are amazing and definitely up to par with more expensive brands but but the f55 is not one of them!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
The ferrule became wobbly within a week of use. I'm a makeup artist and know how to care for my brushes to make them last, so there is NO excuse for this. Also, the WORST thing about this brush is that when I deep clean it, at 1st it looks fine, but once it dries, BLACK DYE PULLS UP TO THE TIPS OF THE WHITE FIBRES AND IT GET'S ON MY CLIENTS FACE!!! I can prevent this from happening by doing a spot cleaning after the brush dries, but what's the point? The white fibers on this brush aren't as fine as its MAC counterpart. The bristles also spread out wider than needed where it is almost too big to use a blush or concealer brush (which is what I use the MAC 188 for) and the white bristles tend to clump together, thus negating any "airbrushed" effect this brush is supposed to give.
SEE MY PIC ABOVE FOR REFERANCE.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Is their any way to get the dye out ?I like this brush from sigma but tired of the dye coming out of it !!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is called the F55 now that Sigma has changed it's brush names. I was looking for a smaller stippling brush and this one didn't really do much for me. I honestly prefer my E.L.F stippling brush (which is bigger) but does a much better job than this one. This brush shed a little after the second wash - nothing crazy, just a few bristles. It is fairly dense and very soft and I use this to stipple on cream blushes because of the small shape it fits the shape of my cheeks quite well. I could live without this brush. Can't say I recommend it. Would rather get the E.L.F stippling brush that is much cheaper than this one.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly Eyes: Green
Brush bleeds black all over.
Don't waste your money.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Like the other reviewers I experienced some bleeding with this brush when I washed it. The black bristles still fall out and it's not a dense brush at all. It can't be used for stippling on foundation since it's so flimsy and doesn't give a super smooth finish. It's only redeeming quality is that it works well with light colored cream blushes, but even then the white synthetic fibers feel scratchy on my skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
Miserable excuse for a make-up brush. When washing the brush it bleeds black dye like none other and stains the white bristles. After several washes the brush still bleeds. It makes me sad for wasting money for a totally unuseable product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Too small for foundation or blush, too big for highlighter, not dense enough for bronzer... I really don't see the purpose of this brush.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
I was so impressed with the brush!!! I am obsessed with MAC and MAC brushes but had been spending so much $$ lately that I didn't want to shell out $38 for one brush that I wasn't sure that I really needed. So I orderd the dupe from Sigma. This was my first product from them. I actually orderd from ACW. Anyway, I was not sure what to expect, but the brush exceeded my expectations. I went to my local MAC to "inspect" the 188 before I placed my order. The brush is very nice! It came with a lovely plastic cover, the handle is thicker than the MAC brush and it has some weight to it. The bristles are soft and plush. It was only $14.99, so It was a great bargin. I plan to purchase a full set of these very soon. If you are on a budget or not, and want some really nice brushes, get Sigma
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've never owned a Mac brush since they are way out of my price range, so I picked this up. I do have some shedding when I clean it up nothing major. This gives the most perfect application with cream blushes, I have always found it hard to use my finger to apply them and that can make my cheeks look a little blotchy and uneven. And if a blush is very vivid and bright this gives a nice sheer application giving that nice glow. Something none of my other brushes give with those types of blush. I am considering purchasing another since it is a skunk brush and holds the color you last used. Also, the brush is super soft. So, yes of course I will buy again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is the absolute worse brush I've ever used. I was hoping to find a dupe for the MAC brush for stippling, but I was very wrong. Don't waste your money on this brush-- it sheds like crazy! I've had this brush for half a year, and it sheds 1cm long black bristles all over my face. After applying my liquid foundation, I have to go back and pick off each bristle-- SOO ANNOYING! So now I've finally moved on to better quality brushes. I believe even drug store brand stippling brushes are better than this one.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
whats up with the bad reviews.? i use this brush for blush and it gives the perfect application for the apples of my cheeks. i have had no shedding or bleeding what so ever. i am a much bigger blush fan now that my cheeks always look flawless thanks to this brush.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Hate this brush! It's a shame, because I love my other Sigmas, but this one is truly terrible. It's not as full as the promo pictures suggest (feels flimsy when I use it), and it bleeds dye EVERYWHERE. I just washed it, and while it was drying, the black bled onto the white. >:O It was easily removed with brush cleaner, but still, it shouldn't be doing that. Sadness. But I'll keep using it until I can afford to ditch it for the MAC 188!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
originally i got this because i didn't want to fork out the money for the MAC 188. but this brush is so scratchy. so i put it up for swap and got my hands on the mac 188. it is so much softer than then sigma one.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I use the Sigma Makeup SS188 every morning to apply my liquid foundation, and haven't been disappointed in it yet! It's small enough to get under my eyes (and hide those dark circles!), around my nose, and also blends a smooth layer of foundation on the rest of my face. I think this is a great brush!