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How to Become a Sigma Beauty Affiliate…

Hi all,

I recently shared a post (link) introducing Sigma Beauty and their rewarding Affiliate Program! Interested in joining the program and earning money? You will need a PayPal account to receive your commissions. Signing up for a PayPal account is easy and free! If you are not able to create an account, you will receive Sigma Beauty gift certificates in the value of your commissions.

1. Open a PayPal account at http://www.paypal.com
2. If you do not already have a Sigma Beauty account, visit Sigma Beauty (add your affiliate link) and create one by clicking the “My Account” tab on the right side of the page
3. Log out of your account, and click the “Make Money! Join the Affiliate Program” on the left side of the screen
4. Click “Continue” and fill out the required information (you DO NOT have to enter a Tax ID unless you are a US citizen)
5. Once you have successfully joined the program, send your email address associated with your PayPal account to affiliate@sigmabeauty.com. If you would rather receive your commission in the form of Sigma Beauty gift certificates, please email affiliate@sigmabeauty.com and let them know of your choice.

Once you set up your affiliate account, you can log in to ‘My Account’ and access your affiliate page by clicking the ‘Visit My Affiliate Page,’ link under ‘Affiliate Statistics.’ This will bring you to your affiliate table. This table will allow you to track clicks and commissions generated by your link. Your affiliate link is displayed under ‘Helpful Reminders’.

You can share your affiliate link in blog posts, in the info box of your YouTube videos, through your Twitter account, e-mail signature, Facebook account, etc.  To direct clients to the home page of the Sigma Beauty website, just copy and paste your link as is.

Below are new affiliate banners. To use these banners, copy and save the image to your computer. You can then upload the image as a picture to your blog, and insert your affiliate link as the website.

 


Stay tuned for more exiting information about the Sigma Beauty Affiliate Program!

Make-up Brushes / Tools

Sigma Make Me Cool Aqua Kit…

My Sigma 12 Brush Kit arrived on Friday. I ordered the kit in aqua since the rest of my brushes are all black. What attracted me to the kit was the holder that converts into two brush holders.

 

Sigma 12 Brush Kit – Make Me Cool – Aqua…








The kit contains 12 brushes:

E05 – Eyeliner: An extra-fine tipped synthetic fiber brush that delivers a precise, firm, even stroke to line the eyes.

E30 – Precise application of colour on the crease, outer corner, and upper and lower lash line. Also ideal to smudge out pencil liner. Natural bristles.

E40 – Rounded and tapered top. Specially designed to apply and blend color on the crease. Natural bristles.

E55 – Soft and dense with a rounded finish. Can be used to apply pressed or loose eye shadows and pigments. Ideal to build intense colour on the eyelid. Natural bristles.

E60 – Flat shape is ideal for application of cream formulas and eye shadow primers. It also works great with loose eye shadows or pigments. Can be used to apply colour all over the lid or precisely on the lash line. Natural bristles.

E65- Essential for the application of gel or cream eyeliner on the upper and lower lash line. This brush is also excellent for filling out the eyebrows. Synthetic bristles.

E70 – Angled, tapered, flat top. Ideal to apply highlight shades underneath the eyebrow and on the inner corners. It can also be used for a precise application of darker shades on the crease area. Natural bristles.

F30 – Very dense with a rounded top. Ideal to apply powder products on face and body. Natural bristles.F30 –

F40 – The angled shape makes this brush ideal to apply blush or contour shades. Natural bristles.

F50 – Specially designed to generate an airbrushed finish when used to apply liquid foundation. It can also be used to apply blush, highlight shades and loose pigments. Blend of synthetic and natural bristles.

F60 – Can be used to apply liquid or cream foundation. It is also recommended to apply moisturizers and conceal large areas. Synthetic bristles.

F70 – The rounded, tapered, flat shape makes this brush ideal to conceal the under eye area. It is also recommended for a precise application in small areas. Synthetic bristles.

The colour makes me smile :)

Kit is available here

What brushes are you using at the moment?

 


General

Become a Sigma Affiliate

Hi all,

As you may already know, I am now the official Sigma Beauty Ambassador for Ireland! I am so excited to share with you exclusive insider information about this amazing company.

Sigma Beauty started in 2009 and quickly became a reference for affordable and high quality makeup, brushes, and beauty products. Sigma Beauty has grown exponentially since it was launched, and they now want to share their success with you.

Sigma Beauty has one of the most successful and rewarding affiliate programs available to makeup lovers. It works as a referral program. Sigma Beauty will give you 10% of the first sale originated from new clients you direct to their website. It is a very rewarding program, and the best part is that ANYONE CAN JOIN!

There are several advantages in being a Sigma Beauty Affiliate:

– New products: Sigma Beauty is constantly launching new products, meaning that affiliates will always have something new to share with their followers.
– Affiliate support: Sigma Beauty offers the best affiliate support available. You can communicate with them at anytime by e-mail (affiliate@sigmabeauty.com), twitter (@Sigma_Affiliate), and the Sigma Beauty Affiliate Blog (http://sigmabeautyaffiliates.blogspot.com/)
– Training: Sigma Beauty wants you to succeed. They frequently share strategies on how to improve your sales on their Twitter and blog
– Free products: Sigma Beauty has an exclusive rewards program. You can earn free products for your own use and for giveaways
– Advanced Design: Sigma Beauty offers a variety of banners to fit your audience’s interest and needs

I really enjoy being a Sigma Beauty Affiliate and I highly recommend that you try it too. You will be surprised how effective and rewarding this program is. See what over 13,000 Sigma Beauty affiliates are raving about!

Join the program today!

I am available to answer any questions you may have about this program. Stay tuned for more information!

Cleansers, General, Skin Care

Sigma’s Cleansing Gadget for Perfect Makeup Application?

I’m often sucked in by beauty gadgets and gizmo’s, usually hair related. Lately I have been pondering about cleansing tools.

Designed to polish your skin and leave it perfectly smooth and flawless before and after your make-up application. I’m intrigued.

You apply your cleanser and apply the brush head to your skin. It comes with different heads and it’s recommended to use the medium or firm head once a week to exfoliate the dead skin cells and the soft brush daily for one minute before make-up application. It’s also recommended that those with sensitive skin should use the softest brush head only.
What appeals to me most about this product is the promise of a flawless make-up application. We all know how important it is to have a good base for great make-up and yet it’ hard to achieve. I always find my make-up both adheres and looks better when applied after a good exfoliation but this only happens once a week since (I only exfoliate once). I like the idea of soflty exfoliating every day. There are lots of similar products on the market, namely Clarisonic, but they’re more expensive than Sigma’s version. I would love to hear from anyone who has tried a similar product.
It costs $39 from Sigma. I’m considering a purchase.
What do you think?
Make-up, Make-up Brushes / Tools

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.

httpvh://youtu.be/vH6EZC3Jnxs

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

Foundation, M.A.C, Make-Up 101 Series, Make-up Brushes / Tools

The ins and outs of Stippling

The stippling technique for make-up application is quite popular at the moment. I was asked by a reader to explain the ins and outs of stippling and what I use.

Just in case your new to make-up, stippling is a blending technique used to blend make-up. Many of us have stippling brushes in our make-up collection but you don’t actually need one to stipple. Stippling is really just patting so you can stipple with a make-up sponge or even your fingers.

My preference is to use a sponge. I love the black ones from Make Up For Ever (think they’re called Ellipse sponges), I repurchase these over and over again. I searched google images for a picture of one and could only find the light coloured version. I would have photographed my own except I poured boiling water on it and it shrivelled up :)

It’s a great technique for blending foundation, concealer. I like to use a stippling brush to blend the edges of concealer into the rest of my make-up.

The technique is also useful for layering one product over another. You could stipple on some foundation over your concealer (or vice versa) without disrupting the bottom layer.

As many of you know stippling brushes are also available. These are duo fibre brushes – they contain two different types of brush hairs, in two layers of different length. Some people swear by these and use them religiously to apply their foundation. For me they involve more work for a perfect finish. On an occasion where I have plenty of time to perfect my make-up then I might but on a daily basis I use my fingers or a stippling sponge.

 

I have the MAC 187. I have also had the Sigma version (F15) €11 , which I have since given to my sister. In my opinion, there isn’t a whole lot of difference between the two and the Sigma is cheaper so I recommend that one.

A stippling brush is also great for applying cream cheek products like blush, bronzer and highlighters. Although I’m not a huge fan of stippling on foundation, I always used a stippling brush to apply cream blush. It gives that glow from within effect and it looks very natural.

Sigma Brushes

Make-up Brushes / Tools

Sigma Complete Kit

I have heard nothing but positivity about the Sigma brushes over the last few months. Many of you recommended them and a few messaged me to say I needed them. Who am I to disagree?

So, I bought the Professional Brushes Complete Kit (I blame you!) They cost $69 for 12 brushes from here. You can also buy the kit without the brush roll for $20 less.

I know this is more than many people are willing to spend on brushes but when you consider the cost of MAC brushes this feels like robbery.

For anyone who hasn’t heard of Sigma yet, they create dupes of MAC brushes; A Mac 249 Brush is a Sigma SS 249 etc.

They arrived a few days after Christmas and I have been trying them out every day since. I am going to record a video on my experience with them but for now let me tell you that they are worth every penny, and more. They are now mixed in with my mac brushes because they are such good quality that I can barely tell the difference.

I absolutely love these brushes! They are the same quality as my MAC and Make Up For Ever brushes.

And yes Irish ladies, they deliver to Ireland. (For you ladies who are not Irish, good companies hardly ever ship here. Completely ridiculous!)

What are your experiences with Sigma brushes?