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Make-up Brushes: Sigma Professional Premium Kit

Sigma have a new brush kit called the Professional Premium Kit. I have been using the brushes for about a month now so I thought it was high time I shared. (I also left a video I made on ‘Budget Make-up Brushes’ below)

I bought the Sigma Complete Kit (€70) two years ago and love it. I highly recommend it if you are looking for a basics kit, or for MAC brush dupes. The brushes in the new kit are different to the ones I already have.  It contains fifteen unique brushes that compliment the original kit.

The brushes  come with brush protectors which I always use. It helps protect the brush and maintain the shape.


I love the way Sigma packages arrive – almost gift wrapped. I always like when companies put effort into packaging. The brush roll is soft and flexible.

A closer look at the brushes…

Left to right: Large Powder F20, Lip L05, Tapered Face F25, Powder Blush F10, Duo Fibre/Blush F15

Large Powder – F20 – Large paddle-shaped brush with fluffy and rounded tip. Suitable for application of powder products on face or body. Natural fiber bristles.

Lip – L05 – Compact synthetic lip brush protected by a metal cap. Used for application of lip products such as lipstick, lip gloss, and lip balms.

Tapered Face – F25 – Large domed brush with tapered tip. Ideal for application and blending of powder products, blush, and highlighter.

Powder/Blush – F10 – Medium round brush with soft and natural bristles. Ideal for precise blush application.

Duo Fibre Powder/Blush – F15 – Medium size tapered duo fibre brush. Widely disperses highly pigmented or mineralized powders. Generates a natural look during blush and highlighter application.

Left to right: Tapered Highlighter F35, Large Concealer F65, Large Fluff E50,

Concealer F75, Blending E25, Tapered Blending E35

Tapered Highlighter – F35 – Tapered cheek highlighter. Delicately rolls powder under eyes. The precise tip in this brush enhances cheek highlighting and contouring.

Large Concealer – F65 – Large synthetic concealer brush. Can be used to apply cream-based products to large areas. Also ideal for application of liquid or cream blushes.

Large Fluff – E50 – Versatile fluff brush. Ideal for applying and blending powder products on the eyes and face. Can be used for applying single shades all over the lid, highlighting cheek bones, and for contouring.

Concealer – F75 – Small synthetic concealer brush. Slightly pointed tip allows for perfect and precise application of cream products in small and defined areas.

Blending – E25 – Oval-shaped brush with gently chiseled sides. Blends and softens the look of powder or cream shadows. Ideal to apply eye shadow primer, base eye shadow colors, and blend harsh lines.

Tapered Blending – E35 – Fluffy, long-bristled brush with tapered tip. Ideally used to apply and blend color to the crease area and to soften harsh edges.

Left to right: Tapered Blending E35, Small Tapered Blending E45, Short Shader E20,

Flat Definer E15, Small Eye Liner E10

Tapered Blending – E35 – Fluffy, long-bristled brush with tapered tip. Ideally used to apply and blend color to the crease area and to soften harsh edges.

Small Tapered Blending – E45 – Small domed brush with highly tapered tip. Versatile, this brush can be used to precisely apply and blend intense colors to the crease area.

Short Shader – E20 – Flat, short, slightly rounded and dense brush. Perfect for precisely applying colors on the lid and smudging along the lash line.

Flat Definer – E15 – Small, firm, and flat, this unique brush can be used to line the eyes for instant definition. Can be used with powder, liquid, or cream products.

Small Eye Liner – E10 – Delivers a precise fine-line along the lash line. The length and density of the bristles are ideal for creating artistic designs.

These are great brushes. They are much cheaper than MAC and provide the same quality. I think I shall buy myself the pink travel set before the summer.

I would highly recommend these to those of you who want to head down the make-up artistry road. I use them alongside my MAC and Make Up For Ever brushes – they’re completely interchangeable. Had I know how great these were I could have saved myself a fortune!

On that note here is a video I recorded last year where I have a little bit of a Sigma rave whilst also yapping on about my other favourite budget brushes.


The premium set costs €98 at the moment ($139 instead of $149) and is available here

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  • siobhán

    on the sigma website they have authorized retailers of sigma brushes, you will find it along the top of the website where whats new, brushes, makeup, etc. are listed. If you click on this you can click on your region and it will give you the authorized retailers website. eg. if you live in Europe you will simply click on the Europe region and it will list the countries that they have authorized retailers and then the link for the website will be below the country. Hope this helped just noticed this as i am looking to invest in the sigma premium kit myself.

  • Billie

    Daler Rowney is an artists brand! as in paint on canvas, Vincent Van Gogh artist not makeup artist!

    would have thought using paint brushes for the face would be too stiff/aggrivating on skin no?!

  • Ash

    Would love to buy the brush set but delivery to Ireland cost like 50 quid or something
    and on a school girls allowance i cant afford that ,if i do go over to america it is one of the things top of my list though

  • Debbie

    Is there any sort of custom charges on the brushes to be delivered here to Ireland??

  • Riina

    I have the same questions as Amelia and Coleen B – how and how much was the shipping, how long did it take and did you have to pay customs invoice since they come from the states and we are in the EU? If so, how much was that? I’ve been longin to order some Sigma brushes aswell but eveybody tells me that you have to pay extra for the customs if you order from the USA….

  • clare

    I have some of these brushes and are awesome.. but I would think it twice before I buy the full kit because they are a bit pricey.

  • Cynamine

    The shipping is unacceptable!!!!!!!!! To Canada it is 50.00cnd. That is unreasonable. Sigma has upset me because I asked them on twitter for an INTERNATIONAL discount code to help with shipping and they told me to buy lucky magazine. I did and well I didnt care for the magazine. THE SHIPPING CODE WAS FOR USA ONLY!!!! What a waste of money for the mag!!!!! This is why I DETEST sigma now and will never purchase. Totally ignored and disregarded that I specifically said international. HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE.

    I have read many reviews on Sedona Lace brushes and they all say the same thing…. same as mac and sigma. BUT CHEAPER. Basic set is 50.00usa (half the price of sigma). Unfortunate they only have the basic set, not the premium as shown above. And their shipping to Canada was under 10.00cnd!!!!!!!!!!! YES 10 DOLLARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Do some research girls!!! If you still want to go with Sigma by all means. THESE ARE MY PERSONAL THOUGHTS.

    • Cynamine

      Im assuming that FREE PRODUCTS = POSITIVE FEEDBACK ONLY??? LOL well I guess your blog and your “personal views” aren’t impartial after all.

  • Saoirse

    I have one of their other brush sets and this one looks even better, especially some of the face brushes, they’re ones I’ve been needing for a while.
    I love the sigma brushes I currently have, they’re really great quality and I’m hoping this brush set will be the same.


  • Amelia

    Yeah, same as above, I’ve decided to invest in a set next week, probably the travel kit; how much does the shipping come to?(:

  • Coleen B.

    Thanks for this review, Amy, so helpful! Did you order them online? How long did they take to come? Was shipping pricey?

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