I often get questions about where to start when it comes to buying eye brushes. When there’s so many different shapes and purposes, it can be hard to wrap your head around it all. But when I see a set like the Sigma Ultimate Copper Eye Brush Set*, I feel like the answer is right in front of me.
I’ve been a long time lover of Sigma Brushes, with some of my all-time favourites coming from their line-up, so when I spotted this limited edition, new release I fell in love instantly. Not only were some of my favourite brushes in the set, but they’d all had a very fancy copper makeover. Since it arrived, I’ve had it sitting on my desk and it’s all I’ve been using to create eye look after eye look because, in this set, you’ll find any and every eye brush you’d ever need. As always, they’re soft and never scratchy, as I’ve come to expect from Sigma and do a beautiful job of placing shadow on the lid, blending it out and making it easy to apply eyeshadow.
Sigma E10, E20, E25, E30, E35, E36, E37
/ Sigma E10 Small Eye Liner – a thin, small brush to use with gel eyeliner.
/ Sigma E20 Short Shader – a wide, short-bristled brush for placement on the lids or lower lash line.
/ Sigma E25 Blending – your standard blending brush, reminiscent of the cult classic MAC 217.
/ Sigma E30 Pencil – a teeny, tapered brush to soften eyeliner or highlight the inner corner.
/ Sigma E35 Tapered Blending – for adding a wash of colour to the create and effortlessly blending out.
/ Sigma E36 Blending – a small, thin brush for really defined blending.
/ Sigma E37 All Over Blend – a large, dense brush, for blending out the lid area to get rid of harsh lines.
Sigma E37, E39, E40, E45, E50, E55, E65
/ Sigma E39 Buff and Blend – a smaller, rounded dense brush for really blending out smaller sections.
/ Sigma E40 Tapered Blending – my all-time favourite, ideal for blending colour into the crease.
/ Sigma E45 Small Tapered Blending – a tapered, long-haired brush for precise placement in the crease.
/ Sigma E50 Large Fluff – the largest shadow brush I’ve ever seen, designed for brow bone highlighting.
/ Sigma E55 Eye Shading – the standard short-bristled, dense brush, ideal for applying colour on the lid.
/ Sigma E65 Small Angle – your gel eyeliners best friend, essentially, in the standard angled shape.
I mention blending a lot in those brush descriptions but a lot of these brushes can also be used to diffuse colour on the lids or really precisely place colour in the outer third or really, wherever you want. I already owned the E39, E40 and E55. But I don’t see it as a bad thing that I’ve now got seconds of them in my collection.
Of course, the highlights in this set, for me are the E35 and E40 brushes. They are essentially the same shape but with slightly different densities. But across the board, the set is full of brushes that people are actually going to use. So often, I see brush sets that are a mishmash of things but don’t really cover all of your bases so it’s refreshing to see a set that actually does. The only brushes I don’t see myself reaching for are the E10 and E65 because of my personal fear of eyeliner.
This set truly has everything you need to create anything from simple to complex eye looks. If you’re after beautiful, high-quality brushes, can I recommend this set heads straight to the top of wishlist? Sure, it’s not cheap but Sigma can’t be beaten in quality and this set will last you forever. Think of it as an investment piece. This set is limited edition, though, so be quick!
Will you be picking this beautiful set up?
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